Dull Science Fiction Novels

Dull Science Fiction Novels

Just because it’s science fiction doesn’t make it exciting. Here, then, are some science fiction novels that are guaranteed to put you to sleep.

  • A Clockwork Orange Julius
  • The Invisible Manager
  • Atlas Shrugged, Sighed, and Wallowed in Regret
  • A Song of Ice and Fire and Wind and Rain and Dirt and Trees and Pine Cones and Waffles and…
  • Ringworld & Other Places to Take Your Fiancé
  • Foundation, Lipstick, Blush, and Empire
  • Stranger in a Strange Land’s End Sweater Vest
  • A Wrinkle in Trousers
  • Fahrenheit 45 and Partly Cloudy
  • Ender’s Game Goes Into Extra Innings
  • Something Wicker This Way Comes
  • Have Spacesuit, Won’t Travel (Also Have Motion Sickness)
  • 2001: A Honda Odyssey
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Jersey Turnpike
  • Flowers for Algebra Homework
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mattress (Part 14 of the Napping Astronaut Chronicles)
  • The Stairs My Destination
  • Jurassic Parking Garage
  • Do Androids Dream of Taking Tests in Their Underpants?
  • 1984: The Mondale Campaign
  • I, Robert
  • The Lost World – No, Wait, There It Is. …Well, That Was Easy
  • The Andromeda Stain Remover
  • Journey to the Center of Ohio

Bonus: Dull Scifi Movies!

  • Backgammon To The Future
  • Soylent Chartreuse
  • Brunch of the Living Dead
  • Forbidden Planetarium
  • OboeCop
  • The Months and Months and Months the Earth Stood Still
  • The Fifth Element: Boron

As my grandfather always said…

As my grandfather always said…

A lot of people look to their older relatives for advice, guidance, and wisdom.  I am not one of those people.  I’ve collected a few of my grandfather’s favorite sayings here, which should explain why.

  • The children are our future, which is why I use them as fuel for my time machine.
  • You can’t shout “fire” in a crowded theater and you can’t name your dog “Somebody Call 911.”
  • I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no face. That’s some scary crap right there. Read more…

Strange Google searches

Strange things from Google Analytics

Every once in a while, I check Google Analytics to see what people are searching for when they come to my site.   Sometimes it shows me people are looking for my content but can’t find it, sometimes it gives me story ideas, and sometimes… it just creeps me out.

Here are some of the stranger Google searches that brought people to my site: Read more…

Viruses and spyware and rootkits – Oh my!

Viruses and spyware and rootkits – Oh my!

This just happened…

A coworker – let’s call her Rachel -  brings in her desktop from home so I can take a look at it.  Apparently, it has been running slower and slower over the past few months.  I reluctantly agree, and she brings me  the computer equivalent of a Ford Edsel.  It takes half an hour just to boot up, and the whole time, the hard drive is grinding like a garbage disposal with a fork in it. Read more…

Cleaning Up The Classics

Cleaning Up The Classics

Inspired by the recent sanitized version of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” I present to you some classic novels now rendered completely inoffensive:

  • “The Fan of the Opera”
  • “Fahrenheit 45 and Partly Cloudy”
  • “The Taming of the Shrewd Businesswoman” Read more…

Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Ingredients

  • 85,000 cups of white sugar

  • 467,500 cups of milk

  • 56,000 tablespoons of vanilla extract

  • 31,875 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 42,500 cups of cornstarch

  • 21,250 cups of margarine or butter

  • 21,216 teaspoons of salt

Directions Read more…

A horrible joke

Two sailors wake up in bed covered in bug bites.

The first sailor says, “We must have bed bugs!”

The second sailor says, “No, these are flea bites!”

The first sailor says, “These are obviously bed bug bites.”

The sailors argue back and forth, getting louder and louder, until they wake up the captain.  The captain comes in and says, “You’re just arguing seaman ticks.”

Writing Tips

Writing Tips

  • The only thing worse than seeing your writing plagiarized is realizing that nobody thinks your stuff is good enough to steal.
  • Before the Internet, the hardest thing about being a writer was crippling loneliness and alcoholism. Now, it’s knowing that even your best work won’t get as much attention as a cute cat picture.
  • Want to write something raunchy, but afraid of being censored? The following words sound dirty, but aren’t: Masticate, spelunking, titular, uvula, and my favorite, coccyx.
  • Spelling tip: Getting married? A man is your “fiancé”, a woman is your “fiancée”, and Fonzie is your “fiancéeeeey!”
  • Avoid using too many adjectives in a row. Example: “And then they had warm, slow, joyous, romantic, squishy, ocular sex.” Read more…

Unpopular body mods

Unpopular Body Mods

  • An internal “face lift” to remove wrinkles from the brain
  • Ocular bleaching
  • Two eyebrow rings and a tongue ring, connected with a chain so that, whenever you stick out your tongue, you look mad
  • For those forgetful types, a tattoo of this week’s “to do” list
  • The “Ken Doll”
  • Nipple sharpening
  • Lung reduction surgery
  • A mood nose ring
  • Cellulite implants
  • Beast implants
  • Laser hair removal – Who would want that? “Laser hair” sounds awesome!
  • Albinoplasty
  • Emotional scarring
  • Social stigmata
  • Nostrilectomy
  • So many naughty piercings that your underpants jingle like a pocket full of change

Tips for a romantic Valentine’s Day

Tips for a romantic Valentine’s Day

  • Writing a love poem? Here are some things that rhyme with “I love you”: blue, shoe, canoe, beef stew, and kung fu.
  • If you have kids and need time alone for romance, try making milkshakes with vanilla ice cream and Nyquil.
  • Mix CDs are always a nice touch. Start with Endless Love, then My Heart Will Go On. Conclude with the theme song to Dukes of Hazard.
  • When you pick up your date, there’s no reason to walk all the way to the door. Just honk until she comes outside. Keep honking until she gets in the car, puts on her seatbelt, and kisses you hello.
  • If you waited until now, the flower shops are empty, but you can still get roses at pharmacies, gas stations, and cemeteries.
  • Good gift: chocolate. Better gift: jewelry. Best gift: chocolate jewelry.
  • Ladies love a “take charge” kind of guy, so if you go out to dinner, feel free to order for her. “I’ll have a salad and a Diet Sprite, and the lady will have three Big Macs, six large fries, and eight hot apple pies. And can you pour the burger grease into a Coke? She likes that.”
  • No matter how romantic it may seem at the time, never get a tattoo of a lover’s name. When my girlfriend, Robin, dumped me, it was $200 to remove my “I love Robin” tattoo, so I just added “…and also Batman.”
  • Feeding each other can be romantic, but only if you pick the right foods. Strawberries are a great choice. BBQ ribs, not so much.
  • If you’re in a moment of passion and forget your date’s name, don’t worry! Most girls are named “Becky.”
  • It’s very romantic to make breakfast in bed, as long as you can reach the stove.
  • If all else fails, you can copy my plans for Valentine’s Day: A candlelight dinner, a Sex In The City marathon, a romantic bubble bath, and then maybe some time with my girlfriend.