This article makes you rethink the 'sharks with laser beams' bit:
Sounds like they'd need to make each individual one by hand, though. The obvious breakthrough would be to evolve the jellyfish so that it naturally develops a usable laser.
After all, when zillions of years of evolution have passed your species by, you need all the help you can get.
There's probably a mad scientist out there somewhere who envisions this as a doomsday device...
While I second the idea, that every living being deserves to eat a hot meal, this is definetly creepy! What's next? A Velociraptor with this thing implemented?!
Maybe, but MGT is a long standing abbreviation for management:
I thought it was more common amongst english speakers, but mostly it gets overlooked. My usage as a nickname comes from Robert Anton Wilsons Triology Illuminatus! and it is also used in the much better Schrödinger's Cat triology (read the condensed version, not the long version! The long one spoils the fun!) where it is used by some angry vertically challenged fellow:
The key Discordian practice known as "Operation Mindfuck" is exemplified in the character of Markoff Chaney (a play on the mathematical random process called Markov chain). He is an anti-social dwarf who engages in subtle practical joking in a deliberate attempt to cause social confusion. One such joke involves the forging and placing of signs that are signed by "The Mgt." (leading people to believe they are from "The Management" instead of "The Midget") that contain absurdities like "Slippery when wet. Maintain 50mph." [Wikipedia]
I think in the book the character starts to use this abbreviation after he saw a sign reading "No salesperson may leave the floor without admission of a superior - The Mgt." in some warehouse. He finds it so disgusting and stupid that he returns at night and replaces it with the even more ridiculous "No salesperson may leave the floor nor look out the door without admission of a superior - The Mgt." The Schrödinger's Cat triology is still among my most favourite books.
Oh, now you remind me of something I did in the Army.
I functioned as the band's clerk for this one place (in the US, not while I was in Japan). We generated the usual insane measures of paperwork that required a signature from our commanding officer (warrant officers for the band, commissioned officers for most other units).
One day, I typed out a memorandum requiring everyone to shave their eyebrows by order of the commander, and slipped it into the stack of papers to sign.
He signed it, but modified it slightly to absolve himself of a need to remove his eyebrows (so, he appreciated the joke, but proved that he reallyd id read everything that he signed).
gets overlooked. My usage as a nickname comes from Robert Anton
Wilsons Triology Illuminatus! and it is also used in the much better
Of course it does. You're like the midget in the coffee urn, Markoff Cheney. Too many of my nicks on other systems come from Illuminatus!, directly or indirectly, to the extent that people get confused.
Yep, coffee urn, fridge, whatever is in reach! Have you seen his "Maybe Logic - The lives and ideas of RAW" docu piece? Features his default ramblings and some funny stuff I hadn't read in his books before. Also I love R.U. Sirius announcing him for that one speech.
And in reply to jellyfish with lasers, have an ape with a kalashnikov:
http://io9.com/5818657/man-hands-ape-an-ak+47-hilarity-andor-death-ensues (Got it from two different sources today, viral as herpes in a McDo kitchen...)
Yeah, kind of a shame, but not a bad advertisement campaign for a movie.
just found oncyclorama.net
Must be why I see so many couches on the side of the road on I-95.
Add a fridge with a big amount of beer inside and you could totally go on a relaxed saturday leisure ride.
postits as pixels in windowscreens... fancy
so an elk got drunk and endet up hanging in an apple-tree:
She looked like she was having a great time.