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22 October 2008 @ 04:47 pm
Your Truths, I Want Them...  
Based on discussions following yesterday's "Nerd Meme" results, I have a poll! Which I know you're just dying to participate in...


Tables Knives

Should only be used as eating utensils.
3(7.9%)
Handy emergency screwdrivers and prying tools!
35(92.1%)

Shoes

No
11(30.6%)
Yes
14(38.9%)
Couture
0(0.0%)
Backup hammers!
11(30.6%)

Paperclips

What
4(10.5%)
Chain
10(26.3%)
Sooper-sekrit hardware reset tool of desperation \o/
24(63.2%)


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Ever see a cluster of crows and think that they're probably up to no good?

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Tell me a secret:




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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: spnKinkQuotehalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
I know- I didn't want to skew the answers by bringing that up, but I can't help thinking that the term is well founded.

They look evil... and even MORESO when they're in groups. :0

Edited at 2008-10-23 12:17 am (UTC)
The Huntresshuntress69 on October 23rd, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
a) I like knives (insert maniacal laugh here)
b) My mother is convinced that walking barefoot is hazardous to my health.
c) Paperclips?

And I saw crows today, I kid you not.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
a) I like knives (insert maniacal laugh here)
I almost put "stabbity" as a choice, but I thought that might derail the answers I REALLY wanted to see. ;)

b) My mother is convinced that walking barefoot is hazardous to my health.
It's hazardous to mine now, thanks to a bout with Plantar Fasciitus starting 4 1/2 years ago. But my mother, who ALSO hates shoes, is almost 83 and her feet are fine. ;)

c) Paperclips?
They were the other obvious "misused common item" that can be a good tool, because if your laptop or Mac ever freezes and won't even listen to you cutting power, there's generally a hole on the bottom marked "reset" or "rst" that you can stick the paperclip in and reboot the sucker. ;)

And I saw crows today, I kid you not.
Me too-- and a LOT of them on Monday, both times while out biking. This is a sudden change in my biking environment, which can only mean that they're up to something and it can't be good. :0
post-apocalypse shenanigansbrynwulf on October 23rd, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
Crows are so misunderstood. :(

Also, I suck the big weenie for not wishing you happy birthday. Can I claim the "day after I got home from wincon" as my excuse? Pleeeeeze!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Crows are so misunderstood. :(
Until you're out somewhere with no other humans around and suddenly you come across a ton of crows all looking at you with beady eyes. :0

Also, I suck the big weenie for not wishing you happy birthday. Can I claim the "day after I got home from wincon" as my excuse? Pleeeeeze!
Yes! It's just nice to be acknowledged, so I can totally work with that! :)

I like that icon, BTW. Very nice!
CaffieneKitty: yaycaffienekitty on October 23rd, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
MacGyverism FTW! Now, name three non-standard uses for a retractable ball point pen.

Ever see a cluster of crows and think that they're probably up to no good?

Of course! They use tools, they do stupid things to entertain themselves and they are a keen judge of humans most likely to drop bits of food in handy reach. Bastards are intelligent. Here: more than you ever wanted to know about crows.

That and the whole "murder" thing, of course.

And I can't tell you my secrets because of national security or something. Also I'm really boring.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Now, name three non-standard uses for a retractable ball point pen.
Too bad I didn't have a TV when MacGyver was on! BUT... tracheotomy tube, weapon, and funnel will work for me. ;)

Bastards are intelligent.
And they don't care whether WE live or die, which is why they make me nervous. :0

And I can't tell you my secrets because of national security or something.
Hah! That's what they all say! The secret would be if it were actually true. :0
CaffieneKitty: winkndrinkcaffienekitty on October 23rd, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
The secret would be if it were actually true.

Yes, but how would you tell when it was? :-)
Lady Strangesynnerxx on October 23rd, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Ever see a cluster of crows and think that they're probably up to no good?

Yes, the "murder" of crows thing really makes it obvious. That, and there's always a large patch of them around these light poles and my sister and I think that they're evil goverment controlled robots tracking our every move. Yours too.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Huh?halfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
and my sister and I think that they're evil goverment controlled robots tracking our every move. Yours too.
Unfortunately, that's exactly the impression I get from them. The bird network, it is not good.

Ever seen the kind of raven that exists at the Tower of London? Over 2 1/2 feet long from beak to tail, and so big that when they hop on the ground their talons 'clack.' :0
Lady Strangesynnerxx on October 24th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I know! They're so freaking weird!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Creepy.

Who needs hanging and death chambers? Those birds will take care of it on their own. :0
Lady Strangesynnerxx on October 24th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Right, they'd peck you to death before the torture devices ever had a chance. I'm thinking the ravens and crows should have been used as the torture devices. :0
ErinRua: Vitamin Jerinrua on October 23rd, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
First, I am a jerky jerk of all jerks for overlooking your birthday! I IS SOWWY!!!!!! {tackle-GLOMPH-cling*}}

Secondly - of *course* butter knives double as tools! LOL, in fact, for years I kept one in my truck's tool box ... *g*

Third - shoes also work awesomely for BASHING FRIGGIN' SPIDERS TO GOOEY GOO!


Fourth - paper clips go with butterknives ... *G*

Also?

Crows are devious and not to be trusted .... *makes shifty eyes*


The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
First, I am a jerky jerk of all jerks for overlooking your birthday! I IS SOWWY!!!!!! {tackle-GLOMPH-cling*}}
It finally registered! Yay! *hugs you back* Most of the Wincon-goers forgot too, for obvious reasons.

Secondly - of *course* butter knives double as tools! LOL, in fact, for years I kept one in my truck's tool box ... *g*
Their smooth prying capabilities are quite handy-- my husband doesn't value their potential! Actually, we have more conversations that sound like, "What are you doing?" "Making a tool I need that doesn't exist."

Third - shoes also work awesomely for BASHING FRIGGIN' SPIDERS TO GOOEY GOO!
Yick!!!!111!! I cannot personally be wearing the shoe when that happens. A lady at the gym once loaned me her workout shoe for a spider I found in the shower, knowing exactly why I might not want to actually step on it. I heaved the shoe at it from a distance, and though it was quite dead, the spider was so big that the shoe did not cause visible damage. That thing had an abdomen (not head) slightly bigger than a nickel. :0 *shudders at the memory*

Crows are devious and not to be trusted .... *makes shifty eyes*
I have always thought so-- they are not like other birds!

cindytsuki_no_bara on October 23rd, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
clearly i have no secrets. :D

clusters of crows creep me out. they totally look like they're up to something, and whatever it is, you're not going to like it.

(shoes are also good for killing spiders.)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
and whatever it is, you're not going to like it.
Exactly! Years ago, I was out on the bike path around 5:30 pm one night. After several turns, I found myself in an area where no humans were within a half-mile in either direction. The chain-link fence and trees were all covered with crows, and they were all watching me. I had an honest-to-god Hitchcock moment, and sped up to get out of there ASAP!

(shoes are also good for killing spiders.)
That's what Erin said! Well, as long as they're not on my FEET when that happens, I agree. :0
shaitanah: michael/mahoneshaitanah on October 23rd, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Clowns... they freak me out. *shudders*
Mmm... kniiives... *sounds like Homer Simpson* XDDD
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
I have always thought clowns were creepy, and nothing has yet changed that opinion. :0
aeroport_art: \o/aeroport_art on October 23rd, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
You're weird.

I heart it!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Ice-T Smackdownhalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Haha! Thank you! I think... :0