Re: I know you think you can't resistor

1

Whence acquired?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 4:47 PM
horizontal rule
2

Hence.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 4:54 PM
horizontal rule
3

blam!™ lamp and blam!™ lightbulbs not included.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:00 PM
horizontal rule
4

Resistor? I don't even know her.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:15 PM
horizontal rule
5

Puns are banned, Megan.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:21 PM
horizontal rule
6

Now if you could combine it with one of those anti-SAD sunlight lamps,you'dd be all set.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:23 PM
horizontal rule
7

Yeah puns aren't cool. It's like in high school? When the popular kids are on the football team or cheerleaders? And maybe the slightly less popular kids are into student government or just studying all the time? And then you have all those other activities that are even lower on the totem pole? Well, what was on the very bottom? Yeah, that's right.

Puns are band.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:24 PM
horizontal rule
8

Or you could just sleep in until actual sunrise.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:26 PM
horizontal rule
9
I should know fairly soon whether actual blam! obtains.

You're going to report back?

The last couple of mornings have been so grey and dismal at 8 a.m. that I've found it confusing to learn that it's 8 a.m. Oh shit. It's the lack of birdsong, in part, not just a seeming failure of the sun to rise.

Let us know, if you would, Standpipe.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:29 PM
horizontal rule
10

Now if you could combine it with one of those anti-SAD sunlight lamps,you'dd be all set.

No no, the dawnulator obviates the sunlight lamps. You get the same effect as sticking your head in a 10,000 Watt lightbox for who knows how long, except only 60 Watts, and while you sleep.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:36 PM
horizontal rule
11

What sunrise?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:37 PM
horizontal rule
12

7: I was on the Speech team. We were waaaaay cooler than the kids on Debate.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:38 PM
horizontal rule
13

I should get to work on a birdsong simulator. No other special equipment required! You just plug an ordinary songbird into it, set the timer, and go.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:39 PM
horizontal rule
14

12 should not be construed as me missing the joke(s) in 7—which were very clever, BTW. I'm just chiming in with irrelevant personal detail, like usual.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:40 PM
horizontal rule
15

I just got one of these 2012 lamps, movie tie in. I guess they're supposed to to simulate the apocalypse but so far it ha


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:40 PM
horizontal rule
16

10 seems like it violates some law of thermodynamics.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:42 PM
horizontal rule
17

10 seems like it violates some law of thermodynamics.

And for only $25.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:49 PM
horizontal rule
18

13: Just edit out the one squawker who normally likes to sit on the branch one foot outside the bedroom window, hence roughly 2 feet from my head. He doesn't really seem to get the idea.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:50 PM
horizontal rule
19

So this is an example of what you don't want?

TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:52 PM
horizontal rule
20

Lincoln Douglas gonna kick your ass Otto.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:53 PM
horizontal rule
21

TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET

This is not the Twitter thread.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:55 PM
horizontal rule
22

This is the baseball thread.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:56 PM
horizontal rule
23

19: I can't believe you don't know what I don't want.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:58 PM
horizontal rule
24

Way to run up the pitch count, guys! Some runs would be nice too, when you're feeling up to it.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 5:59 PM
horizontal rule
25

I can't believe you don't know what I don't want.

That's what she said.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:05 PM
horizontal rule
26

I read once about something similar to this, that just varied the color - reddish around dawn and dusk, yellow/white in broad daylight - but haven't been able to find it again.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:06 PM
horizontal rule
27

The sunrise lamps are excellent. Chez nous we prefer the ones that also dim out in 15 or so minutes in the evening -- it's about the only way we stop reading and go to sleep, even though we're tired.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:12 PM
horizontal rule
28

I like living somewhere that gets plenty of sunshine.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:13 PM
horizontal rule
29

I should get to work on a birdsong simulator. No other special equipment required! You just plug an ordinary songbird into it, set the timer, and go.

In what respect is it a birdsong simulator, then?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:32 PM
horizontal rule
30

I can't believe you don't know what I don't want.

That's what she said.

To which Teo replied, "who do you think you're dealing with here?"


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:32 PM
horizontal rule
31

nobody has ever heard real birdsong, neb.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:33 PM
horizontal rule
32

That's "stimulator".


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 6:33 PM
horizontal rule
33

Stimulator? I don't even know her.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 7:56 PM
horizontal rule
34

Jesus Christ, I go off for awhile and come back and you guys are stimulating birds! Sheesh! Did you even ask if they liked it? NOPE! Bzzztt bzzztt the poor little birdies!

Whatever happened to the good old-fashioned jokes about gay men choking on giant cocks that we used to hear back in the Baptist Sunday School??? Huh? Huh? Degenerates!

max
['This country is going to the birds, I tell you.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:14 PM
horizontal rule
35

This is supposed to be the baseball thread. Go Rollins! Go Phillies! Go Witt!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:17 PM
horizontal rule
36

When I was back there in the Baptist Sunday School, there was a person there who said you could stimulate a bird with prayer. Stimulate a bird with prayer. Stimulate a bird with prayer! YOU CANNOT STIMULATE A BIRD WITH PRAYER!!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:18 PM
horizontal rule
37

I am irresistibly compelled by the post title to link to this iconic post.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:22 PM
horizontal rule
38

I am irresistibly compelled by the post title to link to this iconic post.

Thanks for making that explicit, Witt.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:24 PM
horizontal rule
39

(I'm too tense to talk baseball.)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:25 PM
horizontal rule
40

Thanks for making that explicit, Witt.

It's your blog now, SB. I thought that's what we were supposed to do.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:25 PM
horizontal rule
41

When I lose patent protection on myself, I will "invent" my left-handed enantiomer and issue it under a different brand name. Levostandplate. Ask your doctor.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:29 PM
horizontal rule
42

t's your blog now, SB. I thought that's what we were supposed to do.

The truth, it burns!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:30 PM
horizontal rule
43

I'm sure there's a powder.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:30 PM
horizontal rule
44

The truth also itches.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:31 PM
horizontal rule
45

I might have a truth rash.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:34 PM
horizontal rule
46

This Cliff Lee guy is pretty good.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:39 PM
horizontal rule
47

The name Ibáñez always makes me think of Ibansk (re: the wiki, "Fuckburg" would be a better translation than "Screw Town").


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:39 PM
horizontal rule
48

That would make the citizens Fuckburgers, then.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:43 PM
horizontal rule
49

Appropriately enough, it would.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:46 PM
horizontal rule
50

The Umbrellas of Fuckburg


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:50 PM
horizontal rule
51

Jumping ahead in the post title associations, I thought of this.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:51 PM
horizontal rule
52

Hello, Citizen Fuckberger! Many welcomes!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:59 PM
horizontal rule
53

This game is playing havoc with my menu planning. I should have known I wouldn't be able to concentrate.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 8:59 PM
horizontal rule
54

A duck goes into Radio Shack and asks for a capacitor.
"Charge it?" asks the clerk.
"Nah, put it on my bill." says the duck.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:06 PM
horizontal rule
55

I just got one of these 2012 lamps, movie tie in.

I want one of those 2010 lamps that makes like the new sun I think I'll be friends with.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:12 PM
horizontal rule
56

Woooo hook 'em Phillies wooooo!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:13 PM
horizontal rule
57

Whew!


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:16 PM
horizontal rule
58

Wow, that was huge. The dreaded Sabathia vanquished!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:16 PM
horizontal rule
59

9IP 6H 10K 0BB 1R 0ER


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:19 PM
horizontal rule
60

10, just like blowing out candles with a very low volume and velocity puff over a long period of time works the same way as one big fast puff.


Posted by: Frostbite | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:21 PM
horizontal rule
61

Velocitator? I don't even own a deceleratrix!


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:22 PM
horizontal rule
62

My mom must be happy. I should call her.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:23 PM
horizontal rule
63

Current Philly.com headline: "Phillies Chase Yankees Over Cliff"

The Daily News is typically the punny paper; I wonder what they'll come up with tomorrow.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:25 PM
horizontal rule
64

10, just like blowing out candles with a very low volume and velocity puff over a long period of time works the same way as one big fast puff.

That's a horrible analogy. You should be ashamed of yourself.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:27 PM
horizontal rule
65

Probably UNBE-LEE-VABLE


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:27 PM
horizontal rule
66

64: What, some analogies are worse than others? What happened to the oral absolutism that made this blog so refreshing?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:28 PM
horizontal rule
67

Velocitator.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:28 PM
horizontal rule
68

Every analogy is located along the curve of banning energy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 9:33 PM
horizontal rule
69

I called my mom. She was indeed very happy.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 10:17 PM
horizontal rule
70

+m


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10-28-09 10:46 PM
horizontal rule
71

What I want is windows that go black on summer mornings. My landlord refuses to install curtain rails after the last tenant allegedly tore them off the wall. So I inevitably get woken by 6am for three months every year. Given that I rarely get to sleep before 2am, this becomes a problem.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 3:49 AM
horizontal rule
72

re: 71

WTF?! "Dear Landlord, fuck the fuck fucking off", no?

My own landlord isn't exactly brilliant, but sod that. FWIW, have you considered using those expanding rails that fit inside the frame? Don't require any drilling or fitting?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 4:02 AM
horizontal rule
73

hm.

i studied one summer in england, and i never was hung over or missed class (it is very sunny at absurdly early times there since its almost in teh arctic pole). and normally i miss like 35% of classes. maybe i should get one of these. i really like:

(Amimated simulation of what it does, compressed and repeated.
The actual sequence is totally smooth, only happens once a day, and takes 30 minutes.)


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 4:20 AM
horizontal rule
74

#72 Scots word order is truly admirable. Works so much better the "fuck the fucking fuck off".


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 4:58 AM
horizontal rule
75

I have the full-on dawn lamp kind (an older version of this thing)that puts out 10K lumens, not just the kind into which you plug a standard lamp. I don't use it every day, but on the days I do it's rare that it gets over about 40% before I'm awake enough (and angry enough, for that matter) to get out of bed. The ad copy for the model I have made a big deal about how it had 72 LEDs, but I guess that's old hat now.

My sleep specialist's jaw dropped when I told him what I'd spent, too. "How'd you find that?" "Uhhh, Google?" "Everything we recommend costs a lot more than that. Where'd you buy it?" "Amazon." "Huh." [assistant bookmarks page on the computer in the examination room].


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 8:00 AM
horizontal rule
76

I have a dawn simulator. Mine costs a lot more, because it has a clock radio in it too and a snooze button, but I like it a lot it's from Apollo Health, but it was discounted at Costco. The True Sun one I had broke.

The dusk part makes it easier to fall asleep at night.

All joking aside, it isn't until about late may or June that I stop using mine for the season.

This guy has a good review of a bunch of options with various prices, including a link to a DIY option.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 8:06 AM
horizontal rule
77

64, whatevs, I'm as shameless as Bill Kris/tol on meth. Actually, I would love to see Kri/stol methed out in the gutter. He gives me the creeps even more than Che/ney does.


Posted by: Frostbite | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 8:07 AM
horizontal rule
78

There appears to be a combo dawn simulator/light box, but it doesn't get good reviews.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 8:07 AM
horizontal rule
79

The thing taht always gets me is that for liability issues they usually want you to be under the care of a doctor when using light therapy, but neither my psychiatrist nor my sleep doctor/neurologist showed any interest in monitoring my use of it. The sleep doctor just said how important she thought it was to get outside in natural light in the morning. Our 6 month appointments haven't occurred in the dead of winter yet.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 9:49 AM
horizontal rule
80

75: It makes you angry? I was thinking of getting one, but I'm angry enough, I think.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 11:07 AM
horizontal rule
81

Rage, rage against the coming of the light.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 12:12 PM
horizontal rule
82

80: Angry because I have never been a morning person and the light is a bright reminder of the time of day I like least. It makes me less angry than a beeping alarm, though, and is generally more successful at waking me up without a rebound back to bed.

Once I'm on my feet it still takes a good hour of puttering before I'm even a half-functioning human being. The lamp shortens the amount of time it takes me to get on my feet in the first place, but it doesn't cut down on that stumbly hour at all.


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 10-29-09 12:15 PM
horizontal rule