Today’s guest rant comes compliments of my writing partner, Paul, who phoned me up last night to slam the Canadian news for its insistence on playing fast and loose with the rules of time travel. Multiple times over the past few days, CTV has referred to Ancient Greece as though it were a potential vacation destination as in “Today, the Olympic torch was lit in Ancient Greece.”. Paul was quick to point out that unless they traveled back in time to about 8th century BC, that torch was lit in far less impressive comtemporary Greece. Where are those news fact-checkers when you need ’em?
I’m off to a warp party tonight (Yes, THAT wrap party), so while I’m off putting my two years of break-dancing classes to good use, amuse yourselves with the following links.
So you want to take her somewhere fancy but you’re on a budget. Well, why not consider McDonalds? Not just any old neighborhood McDonalds, but one of these McFancy dining destinations (http://ca.askmen.com/top_10/travel/top-10-mcdonalds_10.html). My fave is the Parisian location featured. Really, what says fast food better than leather curved sofas and bar seating?
On the flipside, here are some restaurants you may want to avoid on a first date: http://thechive.com/2009/09/20-restaurants-to-avoid-at-all-costs/. On the other hand, if you’re feeling adventurous, perhaps you may be in the mood for some Vagina Tandoori.
Answer one of these questions and help a physicist gets a good night’s sleep: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18041-seven-questions-that-keep-physicists-up-at-night.html
How many times have you lamented the fact that someone has yet to invent a pair of shoes that allow you to vacuum while you walk? Well, lament no more. Go here (http://www.thetoyzone.com/2009/blog/21-shoes-that-every-geek-would-love/) and feast your eyes. Pick up a pair for your significant other and, while you’re there, get yourself a pair of Ninja boots.
Also from the gang at TheToyZone.com, here are The Top 20 Toys We Never Want to See Under The Christmas Tree: http://www.thetoyzone.com/2009/blog/20-toys-we-never-want-to-see-under-the-christmas-tree/. I don’t know. What little girl wouldn’t love a Pole Dancing Doll?
Okay, I’m off!
Yes, yes. I’ll take pictures.