Friday, August 26, 2011

Abundance and Lack


Beloved and I had just consumed mass quantities at our favorite local Mexican dining establishment (favorite because it's 1] close; and 2] cheap) and were being wheelbarrowed out to our car when I struck up a short conversation with a short person...may have actually been a child now that I think about it.



I complimented him on his hair, of which he had plenty, and how it was swooped up from both sides and formed a ridge along the top of his head. (You know what I'm talking about, right?)




I then bent over so he could see the opposite effect naturally transpiring on the top of my head (seen here in a shot from a wedding I recently officiated):





The closing line to the conversation was, of course, "You've got a faux hawk and I've got a no hawk."

Saturday, August 13, 2011

For Your Consideration...

I just stumbled across a "Star Wars Crawl Creator" on the World Wide Wackfest and, with little forethought and no malice intended, came up with a little something, which you can experience in all its Technicolor glory by clicking the following link:






Enjoy...then make your own! (And some people say that Almost the Truth has no educational value...)



Saturday, August 6, 2011

What the thief is trying to say is...

This isn't a straightforward story.

It all started...well...it ALL started several years ago when God said, "Let there be..." and there was. But more specifically, this little tale started on August 1, 2007, when the I-35W bridge near the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota collapsed:



  • The bridge collapsed, killing several and critically wounding several more.

  • Four years later, a memorial to the fallen and a message to the standing was dedicated.

  • One or two days later, 22 letters of that message were pried off the granite of the memorial and stolen away.
This morning, the local paper printed a list of those stolen 22 letters, wondering if the thief had hidden a message of his or her own that could be made from those letters.

So of course, I put my friend, http://wordsmith.org/anagram/, to work and came up with the following possibilities. Feel free to pick your favorite:

- A Urgently Mismanaged Wow
- A Reanimated Lung Wows Gym
- Emanated A Wry, Glowing Sum
- Swung A Grimy Emanated Owl
- Lemmings Wow A Runty Adage
- Urgently Swim A Mown Adage
- Adage Slew A Ingrown Tummy
- Own A Slummy Garaged Twine
- Winnow A Musty, Garaged Elm
- Summon A Wily, Garaged Newt
- A Mismanaged Rug Went Yowl
- A Mum Gently Wows Drainage
- Town Slew A Gummy Gardenia
- A Granulated, Newsy Mom Wig
- Damage A Mewling, Runty Sow
- Nuns Damage A Wormy Wiglet