Yesterday was my coworker Cody’s birthday. He HATES when people sing Happy Birthday to him, (who doesn’t?), so BOY was he cranky when we surprised him with a cake and a song at our noon team meeting!
It says “Corby” on it! We’re a wacky bunch.
We had another meeting at 2:00 and, just for funsies, we got Corby an additional cake and song! He sure was surprised.
3:00. Another cake. Another song.
4:30. There was a cake sitting in his desk drawer the whole day.
Don’t think because you left the office and went to dinner that I can’t find and cake you, Corby.
Do you hear me? I willcake your fucking dreams.Nowhere is safe, not even your favorite bar.
I’m not even CLOSE to being out of cakes. I have 72 cakes hidden throughout the city, and for every hour that my demands are not met, I am going to give Corby Jarnstorm another cake.
Cake cake cakecakecakecake cake.
This was by far the best series of mentally-scarring cakes I have ever received. For the rest of that night, every once in a while someone would start singing “Haaaaappy…” and turn around, as if cake was on the way. There was no more cake, but now I ALWAYS assume that cake is on the way. I imagine I am broken for life now. Because there is cake. There MUST be cake. There is always cake. Because we are all cake.
This cakeological torture courtesy of Danya O’Briggins and the rest of my coworkers, plus other things, made yesterday one of my best and more memorable birthdays. So thanks for that. Let us all celebrate with pie.
@Mars Rover Panorama " Breathtaking. I hope people don’t stop giving a shit about this in a week or two." You know, there have been two other rovers on Mars since 2004 which are still operational, and another early rover was sent in 1997. So yeah. I guess that shows how much a shit people give. BTW, the panorama you commented on came from one of the 2004 rovers.
Greetings, condescending stranger on the internet!
I know that about the panorama. I pointed that out when I reblogged it. Although, the panorama wasn’t released until July of this year. I guess the fact that it’s not from Curiosity makes it… less breathtaking?
I also know about the other rovers, because clearly I do. I guess I just don’t agree with you about people giving a shit or not giving a shit. For one, your cynicism kind of bums me out. You should try rooting for the good guys every once in a while, it feels nice.
But also, society is drastically different now, even compared to 2004 when the rovers landed. People are so much more connected to everything now, and the way the internet works makes it way easier for people to give a shit (or not give a shit). Information, excitement, and ideas are shared in seconds. That simply wasn’t true when the other rovers landed. Twitter didn’t even exist until 2006. Facebook didn’t exist until 2004, the year in question.
Over the past week, I’ve seen people post many photos from the other Mars rovers. Photos posted in awe. Old photos, posted by fresh eyes. I think that speaks a lot to how much of an impact the Curiosity landing had on so many people. Hundreds of thousands of people sat at their computers and watched the landing, cheered and cried, and shared their cheery cries on Twitter and Facebook and elsewhere on the internet. It was a shared experience that didn’t have the same impact or spread as the 2004 landings, because it simply couldn’t yet.
Or not. Maybe Curiosity was just another This Week In Internet Fad. I like to think it wasn’t. I like to think that the internet has started an exponential evolution of ideas and passions worldwide, thanks to the amazing social and educational tools we now have at our fingertips.