Monday, July 26, 2010

Hell. It's worth a try.




"Infinite rednecks shooting infinite shotgun rounds at an infinite number of road signs will produce all the works of Shakespeare in Braille."



Props to Kim and , apparently, LinuxGirl

15 comments:

Michael Maier said...

Somehow I think that's far, far, far more likely than the monkeys with typewriters.

JACIII said...

I'll let you know.

WaterBoy said...

Not really.  Monkeys are limited to using the preprogrammed characters on the typewriters, while shotgun blasts are totally unrestricted and capable of producing random patterns which are not recognizable characters at all.  The numbers are with the monkeys.

Plus, they're smarter.  :-P

WaterBoy said...

MM, you asked a question on your blog but I don't have a Google account to answer it there, so if JACIII doesn't mind...

"Need a happy medium... how do you get head to appear in a glass after it's poured?"

In Belgium, they will shake a little salt into a glass of beer to put more head on it.  Just a pinch will work, but I could never stand the idea of salt in my beer to do it, anyway.  A quick Internet search actually turned up a product called "beer salt".

But the best way is to get the right amount of head in the first place:

Tilt the glass toward the bottle as you pour slowly to avoid getting any head at all; the liquid should land on the upper slope of the glass and slide down without foaming too much.  Then, when there are about two fingers of beer left in the bottle, restore both the bottle and glass straight up and down.  The last of the beer will rush into the glass, foaming up and giving you a perfect head; for those who prefer less head, the measure is one finger.  And this also varies by type of beer, so experiment with each one you drink.

(People may now commence with the "perfect head" jokes.)

Res Ipsa said...

Those look like rifle bullet impacts, not shotgun pellets.

Just saying.

Susan said...

Why didn't the lead leave holes in the signage? Does that mean the shotgun was pitiful or the sign extra heavyduty?

Waterboy, monkeys are too busy flinging stuff to type stuff, if you get my drift.

Michael Maier said...

Eh, I drank the last one of my brother's beers last night so no more chances to practice. I can control the head on Sam Adams pretty well. But thanks for the input.

Bill said...

how do you get head to appear in a glass after it's poured?"  
Obviously the first step is to get a glass you can both fit in...

Giraffe said...

Yep worth a try.  And since nobody knows Braille, we can just call it a success when we are done.

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Anonymous said...

My knda thinkin'.

EP said...

When I was a young man I shot at a stop sign with my 22lr at the end of a dirt road and the damn thing came back and dented my truck. The suckers are tough. Like peeing on an electict fence, you will only do it once.

I was making the rounds to inspect some of our dams in Wise couty with the public works guy back in the 90's. I pointed out to him as we had to travel throgh Cook county to get to some of them that the people of Cook county respected their road signs more than the people of Wise county as they were not all shot up. He came back with a zinger. he said:" Nah, people in Cook county just can't shoot worth a shit.

JACIII said...

I intend to shamelessly, and without credit, use that.

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