Thursday, March 26, 2009

Polyhybrid Heterogeneous Bastards

Phrase found while Googling for "Departing Bastards"

One of those stories where the getting there is better than the why you started heading there. I think. The Bastard Neil is leaving the building. Or more accurately the state. I Googled for "Departing Bastards" since I figured I should make some sort of mention of it.

The fifth entry returned on my search was an abstract from an article in a journal of medical history. Medical history? Who knew people studied that. I've read the abstract of the article that is the title of this blog entry. I think I get what the article is about, but I'm REALLY hoping the title is a bit of a inside joke. Of course, I majored in chemistry because biology didn't make sense.

Anyway, really funny phrase covered, I needed a picture, right? Image searching for "Polyhybrid Heterogeneous Bastards", "Polyhybrid Bastards", and "Polyhybrid Heterogeneous" were all pretty boring. "Heterogeneous Bastards" turned up some cool images along with this one which was found at this site, though I'm not sure WHERE at this site. This site also features an advertisement for scrum circumcision as a procedure to decrease scrum masturbation. Those developers (or those close to them) engaged in scrum-like activities MIGHT want to check it out.

Anyway, I'm going to miss my favorite curmudgeon. He'd better get there safe and sound or I'm going to be forced to drag my sorry ass to Vermont and be very cross with him. I've always found crossness and threats to be very effective strategies with him.


Neil said...

Scrum? Only know that as a rugby term. And I think I like it that way.

The image at the top is artwork from the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots."

'bye for now.

Anonymous said...

Curmudgeons are an essential part of the workplace. Not least of all so you can reassure yourself that someone is more p-d off about the general state of affairs than you are. We have two young ones who are not so much curmudgeons as idealists. Their constant complaints about the difference between what we have to work with and how it SHOULD be surface at team meetings, in watercooler conversations, in corridor traps (i.e. that corridor conversation you want to get away from). Someone needs to buy them T-shirts that say "It's not a perfect world - live with it." I think I feel a post coming on...