Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Magic 8 Ball Says Migration Time
I have a few things I'd like to post about, but I can't stand the ongoing and absolute lack of response to, even acknowledgement of, the amputation of my Compose mode which forces me to deal in HTML code or nothing. I hope to get this thing switched over to a friendlier domain next week- at least getting the home page redirected- if the archives won't be transferred yet. In the meantime, I thought I'd provide a fact of the day about the Magic 8 Ball from Reference.com (don't even hope for a live link, look it up, I'm limited here).
"The Magic 8-Ball, invented in 1946 by Abe Bookman of the Alabe Toy Company, is a novelty version of the crystal ball. It is a hard black plastic sphere, the size of a small grapefruit, which reveals answers to life's most perplexing issues when it is turned upside-down. The answers are on a white plastic die made in the shape of an icosahedron and floating in a blue liquid. Of the twenty possible answers, ten are positive, five negative, and five neutral. The name of the novelty comes from its resemblance to the ball used in pool and billiards."
I also learned (disclaimer: dubiously) from Wikipedia that it isn't necessary to shake it to get a new answer, as was my habit just like shaking Polaroids, baby. Wiki has the list of the twenty answers and also go there for a list of media appearances by the Magic 8 Ball on screens everywhere, big and small.
Does the current blogging situation blow? It is decidedly so.
Will 2007 bring offerings enhanced in coolness and vim? Signs point to yes
Got the picture here: http://nugatoryburble.bravejournal.com/entry/12741