It’s come to my attention that a lot of people don’t know how to spell “stegosaurus”. So when I tell them the URL to this blog, they still can’t find it. Usually it’s people spelling it with an ‘a’ instead of an ‘o’. This might be a problem…I didn’t really consider that when I was choosing the domain name. I wonder if people know what Stegosauri looked like, either. According to switchbackfair.co.uk, a Stegosaurus is
“A herbivorous ornithischian that lived during the Late Jurassic period, when the grass was mossier and young stegosaurs gave their elders some respect. It is notable for the set of large plates along its back that made it look like a modish kitchen accessory. They may have been used for defence, but more likely they were there to make Stegosaurus cooler than the other dinosaurs. It is often said that Stegosaurus had a brain the size of the walnut. This is grossly unfair because Late Jurassic walnuts had brains the size of a stegosaurus.” (context)
I’m sorry, but I guess I spend more time thinking about dinosaurs than other people. Is that such a crime?! If you already knew how to spell “stegosaurus”, then good for you, and if not, well now you know.
I found a fun game to play with Google today after my Recording Tech midterm. You can type a few words in the search bar and it’ll give you suggestions based on people’s popular searches, so I started typing stuff like “why does my” and “how do they”…some of the results are pretty funny. “Why is my poop green?” (or white/or black); “What are silly bandz made of?”; “Why are the Kardashians famous?”; “Who is my congressman?”; “What is science?”; “Why do midgets giggle when they run?”…the list goes on. The thing that these really make me wonder is how Google generates these suggestions. I assume it’s from a database of popular searches, but some really make me question that hypothesis. “Where is Chuck Norris?” is the number one suggestion for “where is…” – are there really more people asking that than “where is your appendix?” I really have no idea. It’s crazy the kind of stuff that we rely on the internet for these days. I’m sure there are some obvious questions that I’ve forgotten to prompt Google with…can anyone suggest some more?
I have a bunch of music that Bobby gave me sitting around on my iPod, much of which I still haven’t listened to. But I didn’t know what to put on for my walk to Washington Square today and picked a random name from the list. As it turns out, Kim Hiorthøy makes some pretty cool music. It’s very stripped down electronic music that I think is almost boring in its simplicity, but somehow it constantly avoids being monotonous. I like how it sounds. I don’t know, I just listened to these pieces for the first time today – but the first impressions are good.
Also, hey….how about the new header, huh? I made it in about 45 minutes last night, can you tell? I think it encompasses what this blog is all about: dinosaurs that want to be cats. Yeah. That sounds about right.
This is a picture of Saturn’s weird moon, Hyperion. Space is awesome.