Weird works for me.

Recently, Ash and I have been watching House M.D. daily (almost sacredly at times). Over and over again, the philosophy on this show just strikes me.

I’m going to base this moment on who I’m stuck in a room with. It’s what life is. It’s a series of rooms and who we get stuck in those rooms with adds up to what our lives are.

A girl, a rape victim, said that to House. This show muddles the black and white that people see as Ethics and what’s Right and Wrong. The show itself is gray. Everybody lies. Sometimes it seems to me that this show is more real than any reality show. People are proved wrong and they’re either forgiven or not. It’s not always clear as to what people think and why people do things. And sometimes they do something wrong and they’re either caught or they’re let go or everyone goes about and pretends nothing happened. This show questions eternity, faith, and more or less it tells the Hippocratic oath to go to to hell. This is real. They lose people. It’s not happy. It is happy. It’s life.

I like this show. It’s over now. Now? History Channel for more reality TV! They’re talking about the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Can you imagine if we still made things like that? Imagine how much we would know now if we hadn’t lost it all in the dark ages and burned all the great libraries and destroyed so much knowledge!

Everybody lies and people are ignorant. C’est la vie.

Song of the Stars

It’s kind of cliche, you know, saying that the stars make music. Or laugh like children. Or tinkle like bells. But it never really occurred to me that they do make noise!

Team Records Music from Stars

You’ll also note that the sound of one star is very slightly different to the other. That’s because the sound they make depends on their age, size and chemical composition. The technique, called “stellar seismology”, is becoming increasingly popular among astronomers because the sounds give an indication of what is going on in the stars’ interior.

Go to the article and listen to the four audio files. Isn’t it amazing? We can actually hear the stars. We can hear our own sun. Absolutely incredible. I thought it was worth sharing. I think our sun has the prettiest song, but the cluster of stars you can listen to really made my jaw drop. They sound like horns honking on a busy street. Crazy.

So, what did you hear today?

The Stupidity of Mankind…

…Often saves us from wasting time on catching the bad guys. They just put themselves in jail. Or they just put themselves in deeper water. Ah well, they deserve it.

In July, convicted sexual molester Donald Fox, 62, of Frederick, Md., became the most recent convict to challenge the unfairness of his sentence (40 years in prison) and then have the appeals court agree it was unfair, except because it was too short (he’s now serving 80 years).

Courtesy of News of the Weird.

Here’s a question for you. What’s your favorite thing to blog about?

Twitter

I got a twitter a long time ago, but I’ve only recently started abusing it to its full extent. I simply forgot it existed. Now, I don’t have that problem (I sound like a bad infomercial). I downloaded Twitterfox, a plug-in for Mozilla Firefox. It’s really cool, and makes it incredibly easy to update my twitter at any moment. Speaking of my twitter, it’s here.

But yeah. I’ve jumped on the Twitter bandwagon. I want to take it one more step. Does anyone know of a good wordpress plug-in that will show my tweets (that sounds dirty) on my sidebar? I found a couple, but I’d like to hear other opinions.

What do you think?

Edit: Okay, so I just used Twitter’s code instead of a plug-in. It works fabulous! Go me.

SPAM-A-LOT!

And no, not the Monty Python kind.

I just spent a good three hours sitting in front of my laptop, finally going through the enormous backlog of spam comments that have been building up over the summer. Why do people spam? Is it like telemarketing? Do they get paid for ever comment or email they send out? Whatever the reason, I have a few things to say to these telespammers.

First off. Yes, I’m a lesbian. I like girls. And while I appreciate your thoughtfulness in linking me to several hundred lesbian porn sites, I’m really not that into watching other girls do it – especially in some of the ways you describe in such detail. And I am not at all into watching gay men do it, so from now on, maybe you could hold back on those sites. It’s not exactly up my alley, if you know what I mean.

Second. I’m a sucker for comments. So you definitely fool me every once in awhile when you say what a great site I have, or the article I wrote was fascinating, but could you maybe do it without posting a link to car dealership or an online cooking site that doesn’t really lead anywhere? I like cooking, but I’m not going to take a class online for it. It also kind of disrupts the flow of the comment when you link it mid-sentence. “Your site is [link]blackberry iphone![/link] awesome!” That doesn’t exactly help your disguise as a normal reader.

And finally, to my non-English writing spammers. I don’t know what you’re saying anyway, so maybe it’s not worth your time to spam me. Try some other site in Russian.

Okay, off to do real work. And by real work, I mean putting on music and procrastinating on cleaning the house.

(Also, I maybe have accidentally deleted some real comments in the midst of this – if you’ve commented recently maybe you should check to make sure it’s there now. If not, post again! Unless you’re a spammer…)