Monday, June 19, 2006

Misc.

I probably won't be writing much on the old blog this week. I want to start working hardcore on my thesis and get it done quickly enough that I'm able to take some time off this summer.

I might have to blog though, to keep from going insane. I find it hard to exclusively write scientific papers. There is not enough creativity and humour (somewhat ironic, given I am currently writing about creativity) in them. In my thesis, I tried writing stuff about zombies and eating brains, but my advisor wrote a note saying "I'd remove this paragraph" on it. Bummer. Well, in a few short years, when I'm Doctor Phronk and calling all the shots, I'll infuse zombies into every paper I write and nobody can stop me. If journal editors don't like it, I can publish my genius contributions to science elsewhere.

Here is one thing I learned today while writing about technology in my thesis: You should not capitalize internet (i.e. write it as "Internet"). Here is why it is dumb. This probably applies to many other words that people capitalize for no Good reason.

Oh and I saw Nacho Libre on Friday. A good movie, but not on the same level as Napoleon Dynamite. Worth seeing if you like that kind of humour though, and if you like Jack Black. Personally I can't wait for the Tenacious D movie.

Anyway, that's it. Sorry for the boring pictureless post.

19 comments:

The Stevo in H-Town said...

"True believers are fond of capitalizing words, whether they be marketers or political junkies or, in this case, techies. If It's Capitalized, It Must Be Important..."

I agree widdat, az well...
Sincerely,
The STEVO IN H-TOWN

Shora said...

I always write "god" without a capital just cuz I'm pugnacious like that.

Hey, I'm posting enough pics for all of us. I blame blog block. Writing words is haaarrrrd.

Blech to Napoleon and Nacho... bring on SNAKES ON A PLANE!!!

Dani said...

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Morris said...

"I have a girlfriend and a dog and assorted kitchen utensils."

I don't believe you have these "assorted kitchen utensils" you so proudly brag about! Prove it!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Good luck with your thesis!

madamerouge said...

I'm going to side with the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster...

Internet

Salem said...

There's a Tenacious D movie?

Jason said...

Yes, blog can come after the thesis.

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sarah said...

I did a group project a few months back where I went around uncapitalizing all the appearances of "Internet" and it caused quite the debate so I was like, "whatever guys, be losers, see if I care."

I am curious about your thesis topic where you can bring in paragraphs about zombies, Dr. Phronky, real curious. And I thought the communication and culture discipline was shitty... Work on your thesis though. The internet is pure evil... Me, here, now, typing this is proof.

Captain Bee said...

My bird class always insisted on capitalizing Internet.

Jason said...

Bird class?

your judgemental aunt said...

i'VE NEVER CAPTIALIZED INTERNET UNLESS IT'S AT THE BEGINING OF A SENTENCE. iT'S ALL NEW TO ME.

Phronk said...

Hell yeah there's a Tenacious D movie. Check out the official site. It rocks pretty hard.

Dictionaries and bird classes are wrong. The whole point of a bird class is to avoid learning anything.

Sarah: My thesis is on the feasibility of bringing people back from the dead in order to eat brains.

The Stiltwalker said...

first time here. for some odd reason I love your template. good luck on the thesis...Idefinitely know how that feels.

MyQuestioningMind said...

Required reading for anyone fascinated with zombies. Good luck on your thesis, what's it about?

Phronk said...

Thanks MQM, I definitely should read that. The movie (Serpent and the Rainbow) was OK, but obviously not quite a true story.

My thesis is actually about the interrelationships among creativity, intelligence, and intuition. It's fun stuff.

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