Today in the Book of Why

Friendzzzz, open our K&R to page 32, psalm 12. Today we shall recite from the Book of Why, wherein all manner of faults in life are exposed for cleansing… Let us begin… Why… did my MythTV primary volume kick the bucket just at the point where I’m ready to start working on some code toRead More

History of Medicine

Found on bash.org : “I have a sore throat.” 2000 BC : “eat this root” 1200 AD : “That root is heathen, say this prayer.” 1500 AD : “That prayer is superstition, drink this elixir.” 1800 AD : “That elixir is snake oil, Take this pill.” 1900 AD : “That pill is ineffective, Take thisRead More

A bit of levity…

My wife and her family introduced me what apparently originated as a radio announcers test; the “One hen, two ducks, three squawking geese, four limericking oysters…” etc etc etc… On a local list I’m on, a fellow has posted a version he remembers from some late night convention chitchatting. I thought it was enough ofRead More

Jon Stewart rocks my world.

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal roundup of the late night comedy commentary: Jon Stewart: “I’m joined now by our own vice-presidential firearms mishap analyst, Rob Corddry. Rob, obviously a very unfortunate situation. How is the vice president handling it? Rob Corddry: “Jon, tonight the vice president is standing by his decision to shoot HarryRead More

CounterfeitMini.org!

Consumer watch alert! Unscrupulous dealers are trying to foist unofficial Mini Cooper lookalikes on an uninformed public! If you’re considering purchasing a new or used Mini, it’s important to review this site to make sure you don’t fall victim to this scam! Thanks to Adam and mort for the pointer.

Arrr. Arrr.

Break out the bandanas and eyepatches! A reminder that tomorrow (September 19th) is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Remember to brush up on your Pirate Vocabulary! (And if you want to hear quality PirateSpeak, I played a pirate in a radio comedy called “The Fantastic Fate of Frederick Farnsworth the Fifth“. You can hear someRead More