What are the haps my friends

June 17th, 2010: The Wikipedia talk page for Tarrare is awesome because it's basically all people saying "Seriously?? SERIOUSLY???"

Anyway check out Tarrare on Wikipedia and Charles Domery, generally the more believable of the Gobbley Twins - although this guy would apparently resort to eating kilograms of grass a day "if no other food was available". "Man, we're out of cats again? GUESS I'M GOING OUT FOR GRASS, IF ANYONE NEEDS ME I'LL BE OUTSIDE ON MY HANDS AND KNEES EATING KILOGRAMS OF GRASS, MAKE SURE TO TELL FUTURE GENERATIONS ABOUT THIS"

YOU LIKE TO READ: Probably, huh? Well GOOD NEWS: my book To Be or Not To Be (choose-your-own-path Hamlet!) is in the new Humble eBooks Bundle! Up to FIFTEEN books at a pay-what-you-want price, plus you support charity (and artists)! Definitely worth checking out, if you ask me.

NEW SHIRTS: As you may have noticed, I've spent the past all this year coming up with a new shirt design every month. Then I sold them for two weeks only! But now they're BACK... for two weeks only. Check them out! There are some PRETTY FRIGGIN' AWESOME shirts here. There's also a new one about dating, kinda?

One year ago today: i've a degree in computational linguistics, so i speak with authority when i say "this is a bold new approach to the problem of NLP, and i have never encountered another paper which comes close to exploring this brave and exciting new vista"

– Ryan

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