"If you understood everything I said, you'd be me" - Miles Davis
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." - Bertrand Russell
"Take away the right to say fuck and you take away the right to say fuck the government." - Lenny Bruce
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!" - Homer Simpson

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Look, Up in the Sky
Circumhorizontal arc, Renton Washington USA, June 27, 2007
Circumhorizontal arc, Renton Washington USA, June 27, 2007

Two of my favorite things, Roxy Music and Bruce Sterling

I has a Monet
Via Slog

A Lot of Dog in a Small Package
He has many names: Snorty Mcgee, The Carpet Demon, Condo Ninja. He is Oscar the French Bulldog (YouTube)

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GIF Artist Unknown

Arkansas Foie Gras
""Dad used to boil the heads and suck the brains out through the nose. It was a legend. Was it sad? No! It would be sad now of course, but some people eat squid and it's more weird to me to eat a squid than a squirrel."
Beth defends squirrel cuisine

Via Exploding Aardvark

P.S. Bacon Cheese Baconburger

P.P.S. That damn singing-rabbit Skittles commercial is still giving me nightmares. I don't understand the appeal, they might as well be selling a line of Eraserhead snacks.

A Little Too Lifelike
Bug Factory

Via Defective Yeti Linkblog


Via BuzzFeed

Just What We Need
Civilization marches onward with a Robot that Sweats.
Via jwz

3 little Goodies
Dubstep Internet Radio:

Powder Game ver1.9 : Another Earth, Water, Fire, and Plants game, with the addition of Wind, Fans, Gunpowder, and Windmills. (Java required)
Via MetaFilter

Leprechauns Tell Me to Burn Things
Best of Ralph Wiggum: Part 1
Best of Ralph Wiggum: Part 2 (YouTube)
Via MetaFilter

Pull Out All the Stops
According to the New York Times, the world's largest operating musical instrument resides in a department store in Philadelphia.

I can has LOLmeme?
lol pug hungri like teh wulf

/\13n Harbils
Rocky Horror LOL serious man serious thread
The LOLky Horror Picture Show
Via Laughing Squid

Ignorance is Bliss
The Bush administration said Tuesday it will fight to keep meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease.
Via MetaFilter

By way of LOL Feeds, Utility Fog Blog's RSS feed converted to LolCats
Via MetaFilter

Slightly Freaking Out
Last Sunday I noticed that my free hit-counter from Webstat wasn't working. It turns out that Webstat's free accounts are limited to less than 20,000 hits a month. Which is fine, they are doing this for free, and they've worked great until now. So I got another free hit-counter that doesn't have a limit. And now that it's been running since Sunday a few things have become very apparent: UFog Blog is getting 800-900 hits a day (and may be climbing), and 99% of the hits are coming by way of Google Image Search. This, kids, is why you should always put something in the alt field of the img tag.

Some of my highest ranking Google Image Searches:

(periods added to search terms to avoid muddying the waters)

But one statistic pops the party balloon: 90% of my visitors spend 5 seconds or less at the Ufog Blog. Ah well-fame is fleeting.

More Than Comments
The comments on a simple laundry query on MonkeyFilter mutate into something else entirely.