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It’s bacon! Wrapped in Depends®!

Mmmmm... Bacon... /homer

Oh, wait… My bad. It’s just bacon…

Bacon… in a can! duhn-duhn-duhn-DUHN!!!! /movie_guy

Propriety demands that I thank John Scalzi for the link, but I’m going to send him my therapy bills instead.

12 Responses to “It’s bacon! Wrapped in Depends®!”

  1. mikey Says:

    Dood.

    You ever wrap a couple strips of bacon around a thick venison loin, brush it with a light coat of red wine, Worcestershire, soy, garlic and hot sauce, broil or grill it quick, hot and crispy on the outside, pink on the inside?

    Serve it with some potato discs and a tangy cole slaw along with a really crisp chardonnay and you’ve done well by yourself.

    mikey

  2. mikey Says:

    Dood.

    You ever wrap a couple strips of bacon around a thick venison loin, brush it with a light coat of red wine, Worcestershire, soy, garlic and hot sauce, broil or grill it quick, hot and crispy on the outside, pink on the inside?

    Serve it with some potato discs and a tangy cole slaw along with a really crisp chardonnay and you've done well by yourself.

    mikey

  3. protected static Says:

    Not exactly that, but close enough.

    But… NOT FROM A CAN!

    Oh, the humanity…

  4. protected static Says:

    Not exactly that, but close enough.

    But… NOT FROM A CAN!

    Oh, the humanity…

  5. Doug Says:

    Does it come from canned pigs?

    Yeah, that’s lame. ‘Bout as lame as Hillary’s speech last night. Bah-dum-dum-dum.

    Actually, I’m over here to ask a computer science question. I’m thinking about exposing Jake to Java (of which I know nothing, but I have downloaded the requisite software for him to futz with Java), but first, I want to have him learn about OOP and objects. Except I don’t understand this, either, and Wikipedia is no help, since it assumes you already have a working knowledge of OOP.

    Reminds me of how I tried to learn about sex by reading Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, which, similarly, assumed so much working knowledge of sex, it left me more confused than ever.

    So: is there an OOP (or Java) for Dummies out there?

  6. Doug Says:

    Does it come from canned pigs?

    Yeah, that's lame. 'Bout as lame as Hillary's speech last night. Bah-dum-dum-dum.

    Actually, I'm over here to ask a computer science question. I'm thinking about exposing Jake to Java (of which I know nothing, but I <em>have</em> downloaded the requisite software for him to futz with Java), but first, I want to have him learn about OOP and objects. Except I don't understand this, either, and Wikipedia is no help, since it assumes you already have a working knowledge of OOP.

    Reminds me of how I tried to learn about sex by reading <em>Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask</em>, which, similarly, assumed so much working knowledge of sex, it left me more confused than ever.

    So: is there an OOP (or Java) for Dummies out there?

  7. protected static Says:

    Hm. Yes, there are ‘for Dummies’ books on these topics, but they typically suck. This is more involved than a comment can really get into, so I’ll toss out some titles I’ve enjoyed and then follow up with an email later today…

    One of the best all-around programming books I’ve ever read is Steve McConnell’s Code Complete. Anyone who wants to be a good programmer should read this book.

    Arthur Reil’s Object-Oriented Design Heuristics is a great examination of the concepts that need to be kept in balance when designing in OOP.

    David West’s Object Thinking is an interesting book… I loved it, but it may not be quite what you’re looking for. The Powell’s description of it sucks; my Amazon.com review of it is here.

  8. protected static Says:

    Hm. Yes, there are 'for Dummies' books on these topics, but they typically suck. This is more involved than a comment can really get into, so I'll toss out some titles I've enjoyed and then follow up with an email later today…

    One of the best all-around programming books I've ever read is Steve McConnell's <a href="http://www.powells.com/biblio/4-0735619670-1&quot…rel="nofollow">Code Complete</a>. Anyone who wants to be a good programmer should read this book.

    Arthur Reil's <a href="http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9780201633856-1&…rel="nofollow">Object-Oriented Design Heuristics</a> is a great examination of the concepts that need to be kept in balance when designing in OOP.

    David West's <a href="http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780735619654-1&…rel="nofollow">Object Thinking</a> is an interesting book… I loved it, but it may not be quite what you're looking for. The Powell's description of it sucks; my Amazon.com review of it is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/review/R27WXJB8L500OA/ref=c…rel="nofollow">here</a>.

  9. Doug Says:

    Thanks. I just spent a few minutes reading your reviews on Amazon. I suspect it would be premature to get any of these for Jake . . . so I’m off to check out those “toy boxes” you wrote me about.

  10. Doug Says:

    Thanks. I just spent a few minutes reading your reviews on Amazon. I suspect it would be premature to get any of these for Jake . . . so I'm off to check out those "toy boxes" you wrote me about.

  11. protected static Says:

    Yeah… It definitely gets tricky when you’re trying to balance intellectual maturity against emotional maturity. My guess is that BlueJ is probably going to be the best compromise for y’all.

    Oh, I totally forgot – there are a ton of programming tools available for the LEGO MindStorms robot system! That might be something to consider as well, since there’s a good, concrete result to show for it.

  12. protected static Says:

    Yeah… It definitely gets tricky when you're trying to balance intellectual maturity against emotional maturity. My guess is that BlueJ is probably going to be the best compromise for y'all.

    Oh, I totally forgot – there are a ton of programming tools available for the LEGO MindStorms robot system! That might be something to consider as well, since there's a good, concrete result to show for it.

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