roman polanski current legal status
His current legal status is “Child-raping shitbag, breathing bar-filtered air in Switzerland.”
writing straight on unlined paper
Some people can write straight on unlined paper, others can’t keep a straight line to save their lives. If you’re in the latter group, you can print out guide sheets that you can put underneath the blank page.
germany seax knife
The Seax was a single-edged large knife used by the Saxons. They were so identified with it that the name of the knife became the basis for the name of the tribe.
"if it only saves one" fallacy
The problem with the “If it only saves one life” argument for passing laws is that it can be easily turned on itself by finding instances in which the implementation of the law would cost a life or three as well. For example, banning guns may save lives by making it harder for really dumb criminals to get one, but it may also cost lives by removing the ability of the law-abiding folk to defend themselves against the smarter criminals. When you point that out, however, those possible deaths are written off as acceptable collateral damage.
german movie critics
I should totally do movie reviews in a thick German accent, and filter American flicks through imagined German artsy sensibilities. It would be a cross between Roger Ebert, and Mike Myers’ Dieter from Saturday Night Live.
is 14 a good number
It’s a perfectly cromulent number. It’s also a very useful number with considerable utility. Without it, some states wouldn’t have an Age of Consent.
mouse infestation hazardous for toddler?
Well, the mice won’t gang up on Little Timmy to bring him down in the middle of the playroom like a swarm of furry white land speeders felling a binky-sucking AT/AT, but mice have other ways of being a hazard to kids with uncalibrated immune systems. Mouse poop isn’t among the healthiest substances on the planet, and toddlers like to stick stuff into their mouths.
novelists composing by paper or on computer
Some novelists write by hand, some use the computer, some swear by their typewriters. If I had to wager a guess, I’d say that 80% use the computer these days, with the rest split between longhand and typewriters. (A surprisingly high percentage of my favorite authors either write by hand, or with a typewriter.)
how the fuck do you disasemble the colt
Heh. This one just kicked over my giggle box this morning. From the level of frustration crammed into that search term, I’m going to guess he’s a 1911 noob trying to disassemble one.
porn discovered on company laptop
I was a corporate IT drone once upon a time. When we discovered porn on peoples’ laptops, their reaction would invariably be either a.) head-hanging shame, or b.) steadfast refusal to admit responsibility. Popular excuse: “It was TeH hAxXoRz!”
That’s the MSTS for today. I am pleased at the relative lack of disturbing/disgusting search terms this week. See what happens when you apply yourselves, Internets?