Today is December 1st. On this date in 1835, Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales. His most famous were “The Princess and the Pea”, “The Little Mermaid”, and “The Obamacare Website Will Work Fine in December”. Also on this date in 1913, according to the internet, the first drive-in automobile service station opened in Pittsburgh. Which leaves me wondering exactly how you got your car in to the NON-drive-in service stations. And finally, today is Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day, for people who wear bifocals when working at the computer. Personally, I don’t care if you wear bifocals, heterofocals or homofocals, as long as you’re using Windows. Lines must be drawn!! Below, please find today’s links and, as usual, consider this an Open Thread.
Watch The Trailer For Star Trek: Renegades Starring Checkov & Rachael From Blade Runner | The Mary Sue
Jezebel Editor On Paul Walker’S Death: Why Couldn’T It Have Been Scott Walker? | Twitchy
What In The Science Is Going On?
#ummm: Researchers Develop 3D-Printed, Urine-Powered Robot Heart | The Verge
What In The Tweet Is Going On?
I suppose describing yourself as an “advocate” is shorter than “preening narcissistic idiot.”
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 1, 2013
— S.M (@redsteeze) December 1, 2013
What In The Photoshop Is Going On?
clochard kloh-SHAHR noun : vagrant, tramp
Example: When walking the streets of New York City, Ed Schultz is often mistaken for a clochard, a semi-error he rarely corrects in hopes of being offered a free cheeseburger.