Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Very Important

I have "Swipe" for my phone which allows me to type by just dragging my fingers over letters to spell out words. Sometimes you miss a letter and just keep going, hoping your phone will still guess correctly as to what you were trying to spell. I was trying to spell "tomorrow" and I think I missed an "o" but kept going and, instead of tomorrow, my phone suggested "toy torture". This had me curious as to why "toy torture" was in my phone's dictionary. Why is my phone suggesting I torture toys? I have no idea, but who am I to ignore the will of an inanimate object?


TAKE THAT, BIRD!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Game night!

Kev talked to me last week about starting a BFB online game night. And we'll record a stream and post it later. As it will be a game neither of us has played, hilarity shall ensue. So, I'm calling him out. Let's do this!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Rumors - Debunked!

My backyard. Proof that everything I write isn't
complete bullshit!
Living in North Carolina, I don't get to see a lot of snow. However, yesterday I found myself snowed in, unable to traverse the roads around my home.

I also discovered that, with the lack of consistent snow in winters, people around here have some strange myths about the fluffy white stuff. Having grown up in New York, I have plenty of experience to feel qualified to debunk some of these strange beliefs, so I have consolidated some of them in this post for me to address all in one place. Here we go!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Never Do Favors For Friends.....

Editors note: To start off a, hopefully, long running series, Phishbone has been given the first episode of "Cop Rock" to review. For future reviews, we do take requests.

Recently, I was asked by Kev"thegreat" to review the first episode of an old "Cop show" called Cop Rock. I must say my sarcasm through quotations is pretty dead on in that last statement. This show, by Steven Bochco (LA Law, Hill Street, Doogie Howser, NYPD Blue), is a severe "botch-up". Not only is the entire precinct full of inept cops who seemingly have had no training whatsoever, but the characters also feel compelled to SING!

 If this show was sold more as a comedy, I could get behind this, but unfortunately, the show is way too serious for itself, making it a tragedy of all tragedies. I believe there may have been some sort of useable concept here, but the musical side of it simply falls flat. First off, when I hear it is Cop "Rock", I think "Cool! Who we got? Def leppard? Rolling Stones? I'll even take Aerosmith? But, alas, the answer is.....Randy Newman? Randy friggin Newman....You do not have a friend in me. It was the best gesture of all when Seth Macfarlane killed him in a Family Guy episode.

 Even with no help from Randy Newman, the actors that were tabbed in this episode to sing were more tone deaf than a rock (maybe that's where the title came from). The only one positive thing that I share about this episode is that my 5 month old son seemed to be caught up in the entire episode. I have never seen him completely watch anything. Usually his attention is all over, or at least he naps or plays, but for this show, he stared at it with interest. Maybe Newman had some sort of special sound or note being played all the time that just happens to atttract 5 month olds, or maybe it was the "brown note"....now that I think of it, for my son, it was!

 So there you have it. If I had to rate this it would be 1 out of 5 thumbs up (trust me, I only save zeros anything with a Lohan, Hilton, or Lil Jon), and 1 full diaper from my kiddo. Fish out.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Science and Politics

Not to distract too much from the usual nonsensical stuff posted here, but I'm thinking a lot about this article. Not so much the money thing, but just about the concept of scientists going into politics.

The trouble is, the major parties are fucked up, and it's impossible for an outsider to break in without tons of money. The other third parties are not science friendly. Most Greens are closet Luddites. The Tea Party are religious zealots. Libertarians don't want to fund, well, anything, let alone research or education. And, so, I think we need to start working on a new, broadly palatable political party that will support the progression of the human race.

And by we, I mean, of course, BFB readers. Because a semi-humorous absurdist blog is the only appropriate place to talk politics. If Kev is OK with this being my regular contribution. Discuss!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday Discussion

This blog isn't going to work without a semi-active community of posters and commentators. I don't mind making a majority of the posts, but we at least need some people contributing in the comments. So, in an attempt to make this happen, we will be having a semi-weekly post to try and foster some discussion in the comment section. Please contribute! This is a safe place! This week's discussion:

What do you want to see from this blog? Strictly entertainment? We have 3 guys who are deeply involved in various scientific industries writing here. Would it be interesting to hear about some of that? Any ideas for regular themed posts?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Things to do on a Sunday

As everyone knows, Sundays are a day of rest, thus no blog post from me. If you did something productive yesterday, let me help you out by telling you what you should have been doing. Here is my guide for how to spend a restful Sunday:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A background change

We now have bacon as a background. In all honesty, it kind of makes me slightly ill to look at. It may be because I just ate dinner and am very full, or maybe it's the greasiness of the bacon in the image. Anyways, if anyone has any suggestions for another background, let's hear it. Let's get the comments section of this blog kicking!

Note: This counts as a post. That's 3 straight days. I'm winning by a lot.

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Little About Myself: Part2

I left off on my life's story with me creating a giant hole in the Earth while mining for gold. Unfortunately, any gold I would have been able to salvage was vaporized in the blast. Once I was released from the hospital, my creditors caught up with me and bought me before a court for my outstanding bills related to my mining venture. I had no money or source of income at the time so the judge gave me a choice, either go to prison or join the military. Seeing as I am too pretty for prison, I joined the French military. Little did I know that Europe was about to be engulfed in a great period of seemingly endless conflict.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Little About Myself

Life has begun anew for this nearly dead blog. With it's resurgence I figured it would be a good idea to reintroduce ourselves to the people of the world. I will leave my two colleagues to introduce themselves, but can give you a brief overview of my background and how it makes me qualified as a blogger. The biggest qualification I have for this off and on hobby is experience. Hopefully my worldly knowledge will help make future posts interesting enough for others to follow this blog.

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