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
In random clickingness, I came across ‘the best of craigslist‘, which offered up this particular rant from a grocery bagging girl in Portland… A choice tidbit… Paper or plastic- it’s not a difficult decision. Choose quickly, and please for the love of all that is good, do not change your mind mid-bagging. Not only isRead More
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
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
I’ll be hopping a plane down to Tampa this evening to spend a few days with mom, who is going in for surgery tomorrow to repair an aortic aneurysm. I’ll be gone until Friday, but should be available off and through the next few days, either from the hotel or maybe from a hospital room?Read More
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
As reported on their website Improv Everywhere staged an event and… : Today’s No Pants was halted by the cops about halfway through. One frustrated cop freaked out and called in 25 more. 8 were ticketed and summonsed to court, 6 of the 8 were handcuffed and traveled in a police van to a precinct.Read More
Okay, this is really funny. LJ had a couple hax0rz playing around with authentication over the past week or so, and this fellow has documented it in an amusing way. Thanks to Lisa for the pointer.
Remember that ‘Fall’ flash animation a while back? Well, someone’s hacked it up a bit to let you watch your favorite world leader tumble through random painful contortions. Fun for the whole family!
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.
A month or two ago, I came across Carl and Phil: Monkey Ninjas and wrote about it. I dropped Devadas George, the creator of the series, a note asking if he’d like to do an interview. Happily he agreed!
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
This is just too funny. A fellow has, in full and complete detail, documented all the Dr. Pepper clones he could find. Sample cans and pictures and taste-tests and everything. As a long time Dr Pepper fan, I was shocked to hear that he ranked Mr. Pibb (the most popular Dr Pepper clone) only 2Read More
Okay, okay, I admit it. I like going to Chuck E. Cheeses with Zach on occasion. It helps that there’s an open access point nearby. I get to geek on the laptop, Zach gets to play skee ball and run around in the hamster tubes. I chanced to catch site of a video on theirRead More
Someday, I’m going to sit down in a diner, and this is going to happen to me. Really. There is no bounds the level of surreality you find in american eateries.