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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Friday night in Nathan's van....

Me: Why are crows so big?

I thought that maybe there was some biological reason for it. You know, some way that it helped them survive.

Nathan: (looks at me in a way that suggests he's thinking "What the hell kind of question is that?") That's like asking 'Why are Blue Herons so big?'

Me: That's easy! They'd look silly if they had tiny bodies on such long legs.

Nathan: Okay, then it would be like saying 'Why are condors meat eaters?'

Me: It's very rare to find broccoli growing in the wild.

Nathan: (gives me another one of those looks suggesting he just can't be bothered with me anymore)

At least I had valid reason behind my question. I honestly wanted to know how their size helped them survive. His questions were just absurd. Absurd questions deserve absurd answers.


MSN just did a feature on the top ten most famous cars from movies. Here's what some survey by some researchers showed:

1. General Lee, 1969 Dodge Charger—from the 1970's TV show The Dukes of Hazzard
2. 1968 Ford Mustang—Driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt
3. Eleanor, 1967 Shelby GT500—from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds
4. 1983 DeLorean Time Machine—from the movie Back to the Future
5. Batmobile—from the TV series and movie Batman starring Adam West
6. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5—from the movie Goldfinger
7. 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am—driven by Burt Reynolds in the movie Smokey and
the Bandit
8. Herbie, 1963 Volkswagen Beetle—from the movie The Love Bug
9. 1974 Ford Torino—from the TV show and now movie Starsky & Hutch
10. Black Beauty—from the 1966 TV show The Green Hornet

Eleanor should have been number 1, if you ask me. I always loved Shelby Cobras... even before the movie came out. I love that movie, and I love the car, and I will have one some day (at least that's what I keep telling myself).

4 Comments:

  • You know, your almost random mental wanderings remind me of the Ellen Degeneras (sp?) website. Very funny lady.

    But I totally understand the need for such stupid seeming questions...us folks have a thirst for knowledge quenchable only with the fruit of answers. Getting to those answers require questions. Thus our dilemma.

    Good work though, your broccili answer surely satisifed the thirst of Mr. Nathan. Keep up the good work.

    (P.S. Your layout looks really good! G-dawg props)

    By Blogger Kaiser, at May 01, 2005 9:51 p.m.  

  • Why thank you! I'm totally flattered by the Ellen comparison. She is pretty damn funny, and so random! And as for the layout, I've been working on it quite a bit. It's not exactly where I want it yet, but thanks for the props!

    People don't understand that these odd seeming questions need answers just as much as the big and important seeming ones do. I'm glad you understand me Qasir. I thought I was the only one that relised their importance!

    P.S. I'm expecting comments from you to occur often! :P

    By Blogger amy, at May 01, 2005 9:57 p.m.  

  • I was expecting this Blogging thing to be something done on a daily basis. But I guess I can't exactly blame you for skipping out today...it being night school and all. I'm only commenting because I didn't have enough steam to do a blog entry...but i'll see how today goes...maybe I'll be inspired later on in the night.

    By Blogger Kaiser, at May 02, 2005 7:17 p.m.  

  • Actually there is a reason why crows are so big. So here it is...
    Biologically speaking, crows have the same bone structure, muscle make-up and mental capacities as every other bird. Where they differ is their habit. Historically speaking, crows have been around other bird like eagle, vultures, hawks, etc. whom occupy the lower stratosphere during flight. Crows are unable to reach such heights and thus occupy a level much closer to the ground. In order for the main prey birds to distinguish between their typical diet--vermon, sparrow, dead animals--the crow must stick out and it uses its size to do this. As a result, crows typically have a much lower bone density than other birds and they also use the massive size of their wings to streamline the air current unique to the lower level of the stratosphere.
    So there it is, Ames. Hope if makes sense!!
    I also hope you know that it's all BS and that I have NO CLUE what I'm talking about...just thought I'd humor you!
    Now here's a question for you:
    How does it feel to be the Umm-Queen? And what good do you feel you can do the world in a position of such authority?

    By Anonymous Auburn a.k.a. best bs-er ever!, at May 17, 2005 11:04 p.m.  

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