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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Weird, Weird Stuff

Friday Stan and I took a drive down to southern Wisconsin to go to a greenhouse and see some scenery. Coming back on a two-lane highway, a rock was flicked from an oncoming pickup onto our (newly replaced this past spring) windshield, making one of the loudest rock hits I've ever heard. We've gotten dings before, but this one was loud. When we got home, we examined the damage. The vertical crack was a little more than an inch long. I felt it, and could feel the crack penetrate the windshield. Stan contacted Auto Glass Specialists (they're the guys in the little red truck...if you've got one in your area) and they said they can repair cracks up to 6 inches long. After Stan came home from work yesterday, he took the car in. I stayed home because I was busy. Shortly thereafter, much more shortly than one could possibly imagine a windshield even being looked at, let alone repaired, Stan returned. Thinking that perhaps they couldn't repair our hopeless ding, or that they were too busy to work on it, Stan said that they looked and looked and neither he nor the repair guy could find a crack. Thinking "typical male incompetence" (sorry, Stan, but you'd do the same), I went outside to examine it.

There was no crack. I could not find a crack.


Cue Twilight Zone music.

There was a crack there. Then there wasn't. WTF.

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Blogger Erik said...

How come your blogger work when mine is fucked up!? ;)
And yes, that is weird, yet good (the crack vanishing)

12:50 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Blogger is being screwy. It takes hours for it to publish my entries, and when I went to look at this entry after your comment, it shows "0" comments. I'd say it's just a time thing, it's just taking longer to display the published updates.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Erik said...

I figured out that if one republish the template, settings or so, the posts also get uploaded. If I just try to publish a post, it doesn't get uploaded because of timeout. But there's a message in there about some work at 11 pm.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Erik said...

And yes, it says 0 comments, all though here's now 3 (soon 4).

3:19 PM  
Blogger Stan said...

I'm wondering if there is something weird in my perception of if this is evidence that life is - by nature - illusionary.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

But I saw it too! How can we both be fooled by this? What is going on?

9:46 PM  
Blogger Stan said...

Something unusual in the matrix?

5:56 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

It's like people with cancer, and then the cancer disappears without any treatment.

More proof we're living in someone else's computer game, i.e., the Nick Bostrom theory:

6:39 PM  
Blogger Stan said...

I think the theory is very good, as people in computer games are made of light we (in this frame of existence) are made of matter which is only slightly more solid in appearance than light.

7:21 PM  

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