Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Sometimes all of our thoughts are Miss Given

Activity: throwing out 5.25 inch floppies.

What are those? Well, kids, you see, in ancient days, when dinosaurs walked the earth...

Oh, never mind. I had to move my bookcases so the workmen could install a new air conditioner, and I put all the old floppies that had been accumulating for more than a decade in boxes. But why put them back in the bookcase? Is there really anything on them I'd want? Good lord, I haven't even had a 5.25 inch drive since two PC's ago.

A lot of the 3.5's will go, as well, though not all.

And the 3M DC 2120 backup tapes. Remember those? Each held a whopping 120 megabytes. God, the memories... the house at the beach... some guy who had illegally brought a case of Coors back from the coast... yellow power ties... girls in John Meyer dresses and Pappagallo shoes... and DC 2120 tape backups. Mmm, good times.

Music: Rolf Harris covering 'Stairway to Heaven'. "With a word she can get what she came for... (all together now)..."

Available here. Along with a lot of other weird, wonderful covers. I recommend the Beatles-esque version of Stairway as well as Rolf's, and Ragnar Bjarnason covering 'Smells like Teen Spirit' in over-produced, over-instrumented, over-sung big band style.

Oh, and here's the definitive guide to what the lyrics of 'Stairway' actually mean. (Don't get your hopes up, though...)

meaning: hold, have, maintain
持参 == jisan == bringing
長持ち == nagamochi == durability

Left radical is 'hand', right is 'temple' (寺). The latter acts phonetically to mean 'use', but also had an early meaning of 'use of the hands'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Hold hands at temple.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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