[LMB] Unicorns OT: was Ekaterin and the litany of abuse

Dave McMillan skyefire at skyefire.org
Sun Jun 4 15:44:05 BST 2017


     About two years ago, my team was attempting an engineering feat 
that really wasn't possible (not entirely our own fault, but I have to 
admit we fell for the "it works on paper" trap).  At some point, we 
started referring to it as "chasing (the) unicorn(s)."  It became 
something of a meme.

     So, when the entire project crashed, burned, and sank, our Project 
Manager (who was a rather quirky person) commissioned a fancy 
unicorn-decorated sheet cake... with a layer of blood-red raspberry(?) 
jelly in the middle.  We then had a ceremonial "killing the unicorn" 
party to "celebrate" the end of the hunt, complete with bloody unicorn 
cake-flesh.  I've got pictures somewhere....

On 6/3/2017 12:22 AM, A. Marina Fournier wrote:
> On Jun 02, 2017, at 11:03 AM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> There was a big fad a few weeks ago for unicorn drinks and pastries.
> Were they made from real unicorns?
> One dining spot featured vegetarian meatballs, and I didn’t think to 
> ask if they
> were made from real vegetarians. I regret missing that opportunity.
> I loved that scene! BTW, the Girl Scout was played by the woman who 
> later became Harmony on Buffy and Angel.
> Marina
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