17 M 16 / Don't stare at the eclipse.

Don't stare at the eclipse.

17 M 01 / "Scarry" doesn't begin to describe it

I get the feeling that whoever wrote these synopses for "The Busy World Of Richard Scarry" may not have watched all of the episodes.

17 L 21 / In all its glory

Pictured above is a photo of a man about to throw a javelin. If a person who draws photo-realistic human bodies in genuine and candid stills rather than artistically staged poses was to produce something like this, it would be an object of ridicule.

The problem is that this is what's real.

17 K 29 / One of these things is not like the other

Clicked on a livestream of a school being built in Virginia. Something about those related videos just doesn't come off as being cohesive.

17 K 18 / No title

Either the town picks its photo for Google Maps, or Google picks it for them.

For the record, these buildings are gone now. They were mostly torn down last year and the smokestack, the last bit to go, went last month.

UPDATE: Ashland may have one that's even worse than Bellingham.

17 K 12 / 7 & 7 Is

It feels like every Channel 7 in America uses this same "7 in a circle" logo. If there is a reason for this, I'd like to be informed as to what that is.

I remember Boston's Channel 7 previously used a numeral 7 made from 7 small spheres prior to this design. The new logo first arrived right around the same time that they switched from CBS station WNEV to NBC station WHDH. I'm not sure if any of this is related.

17 K 03 / For a change

It's a bit unusual how American coins are sorted. Nickels are a little bigger than pennies, quarters are a little bigger than nickels, but dimes are smaller than pennies. So, the four major coins are worth, in order of smallest size to largest: 10 cents, 1 cent, 5 cents, and 25 cents. Also, they're all a silver color aside from the penny, which is copper.

Now, here's something I just realized the other day... All of this is exactly the same for Canadian coins as well. It's like they planned it this way.

Which brings up the question: what percentage of the American economy is just Canadian coins which have "accidentally" found their way into American pockets?

17 G 24 / ISlide corrected

Had an interview recently with a local company which already uses a font of mine on one of their products. (I suppose a link wouldn't hurt.)

I was asked to fill out an application once I was there, and the very end required me to draw a design for a pair of shoes as an example. I hadn't prepared anything ahead of time, so all I came up with was drawing a cat on one shoe, and having the other bear the words "My other shoe has a cat on it." It was supposed to be like that "My other car is a..." bumper sticker.

Not my proudest moment. Also, not the first time I drew a cat on an application. Other than that, I feel it went pretty well.

17 G 20 / See Logan run

Forbes' "30 Under 30" should be renamed "Logan's Heroes", and congratulations to everyone who gets why.

If you think that joke is in poor taste, then my site was hacked.

Unrelated: about the Singapore thing in my last post — it's been six weeks and so far I've only seen about four days with no sign of a chance of thunderstorms. I bet they get sick of it, though I still envy them.

17 F 08 / Snoozing is tantamount to losing

I don't check my email as often as I should. Well, maybe now I'll have learned my lesson...

An email from an online retailer has informed me that yesterday was "Spring Black Friday". OH CRAP, REALLY? SPRING Black Friday!? That was yesterday??? That thing you just made up, that was yesterday and I missed it?!?

Unrelated: I'm putting a link to Weather Underground's page for Singapore here, so you can check to see if there's going to be a thunderstorm at any point in the near future.

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