12
Jan
2010

decimation

posted Tuesday, January 12th 2010 at 4:30 PM by

I'm actually pretty disgusted that decimation has such a bad reputation. People say "oh they were decimated" and make it sound like there were no survivors. The word itself comes from Latin and essentially means 1 in 10.

Don't believe me? Read the wikipedia article about it. Don't believe them? Take a time machine back to ancient Rome and ask around.

So decimating means that every one in ten is destroyed. Which leaves you with a 90% survival rate. So if the news tells me a plague is going to decimate society... I'll take my chances.

It's when things are going to be bimated that you need to be worried.

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22
Aug
2008

my barbershop is ablaze

posted Friday, August 22nd 2008 at 11:16 AM by

A couple days ago I decided to get a hair cut... well, mostly because the current one looked a little too Ron Jeremyish:

1980 Called...

Anyway. Every time I go to the barbershop I get this lady who does a really awesome job. But...

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1
Oct
2007

Lost in Translation

posted Monday, October 1st 2007 at 1:35 AM by

I might have to go to class this week.

I went to Assembly Programming last Thursday, and I clearly remember the instructor saying in his thick Indian accent "We will have Test B on next Tuesday."

Of course my first thoughts were "Test B? Does that mean I missed Test A? Oh shit..."

Then I thought about it some more... and realized that "We will have Test B on Tuesday" actually means...

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  • future waitress
    Future waitress
    Monday, October 1st 2007 at 9:10 AM

    Geez you may actually have to STAY AWAKE in classes too. I´m so sorry, Adam. This week might shape up kinda rough for you.

    Tee Hee.

    PS Thanks for the review. :)

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  • toops
    Toops
    Monday, October 1st 2007 at 10:04 PM

    (Brian and Stewie are on a German tour bus.)
    German Tour Guide: You vill find more on Germany´s contributions to ze arts in ze pamphlets ve have provided.
    Brian : Yeah, about your pamphlet... uh, I´m not seeing anything about German history between 1939 and 1945. There´s just a big gap.
    Tour guide: Everyone vas on vacation. On your left is Munich´s first city hall, erected in 15...
    Brian : Wait, what are you talking about? Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and...
    Tour Guide: We were invited. Punch vas served. Check vit Poland.
    Brian : You can´t just ignore those years. Thomas Mann fled to America because of Nazism´s stranglehold on Germany.
    Tour guide: Nope, nope. He left to manage a Dairy Queen.
    Brian : A Dairy Queen? That´s preposterous.
    Tour guide: I vill hear no more insinuations about the German people. Nothing bad happened. Sie werden sich hinsetzen. Sie werden ruhig sein. Sie werden nicht beleidigen Deutschland. You will sit down. You will shut up. You will not insult Germany. (Throws his hand up in a Hitler salute.)
    Brian : Uh, is that a beer hall?
    Tour guide: (Snapping out of it) Oh yes, Munich is renowned for its historic beer halls.

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