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

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Sun Jun 4 18:36:42 BST 2017


On Jun 4, 2017, at 7:44 AM, Dave McMillan <skyefire at skyefire.org> wrote:
> 
>    <snerk!>
>    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.

amf:
In theory, it should work.
In practice, it fails bigtime.

DM:
>    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....

Looks as though some blood-lemon soda was had after the lemon burst.

A. Marina Fournier
Saffronrose at me.com
You may very well think so, but I couldn't possibly comment.


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