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Saturday, March 19, 2005
Oh Moses, Moses... ABC is airing us a day early
ABC traditionally airs The Ten Commandments on Palm Sunday, but this year they're showing it tonight at 7EP/6C.
They just don't make 'em like this any more. Top name Hollywood stars, a literal cast of thousands, and even Alfalfa from Our Gang/The Little Rascals.
Ready when you are, C.B.
Friday, March 18, 2005
Now it makes sense...
Separated at birth?
(From 2 Political Junkies.)
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Ten ways Dick Cheney can kill you
And don't miss Rummy's Fighting Techniques.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Quote of the day
President Clinton is in recovery. He's doing well. He had quadruple bypass surgery. Then recently he had some other problems. But now he's at home. Who thought his heart would be the first organ to give out?
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
The next edition of Webster's New World Dictionary will include the underwear-lodged-in-the-butt-crack definition of the word "wedgie."
Other lexicographic additions include:
irritable bowel syndrome
Webster still trails the Oxford English Dictionary in trendiness; recent additions to the mother of all dictionaries included:
It is comforting to note that both learned tomes will now contain the word that best describes one's attitude concerning the current state of the English language:
Monday, March 14, 2005
Those who celebrate πR2?
and Happy Birthday, Al
Today is Pi Day, or Math Geek Day, depending upon one's tolerance of inane pseudo-holidays.
According to the Wikipedia:
March 14, written 3/14 in the USA date format, is the official day for Pi Day derived from the common three-digit approximation for the number π: 3.14. It is usually celebrated at 1:59 PM (in recognition of the six-digit approximation: 3.14159). Some, using a twenty-four-hour clock rather than a twelve hour clock, say that 1:59 PM is actually 13:59 and celebrate it at 1:59 AM instead. Parties have been held by mathematics departments of various schools around the world.
This day has been celebrated in a variety of ways. Groups of people, typically pi clubs, give thought to the role that the number π has played in their lives and imagine the world without π. During such an event, pi celebrants may devise alternative values for π, eat pi (pie), play pi (piñata), or drink pi (piña colada).
The “ultimate” pi day occurred on March 14th, 1592, at 6:54 AM. When written in American-style date format, this is 3/14/1592 6:54, which corresponds to the ten-digit approximation of pi: 3.141592654. However, considering this was well before any kind of standardized world time had been established, and the general population, excluding mathematicians, scholars, etc, had no concept of π, the holiday went unnoticed. (A little bit of Wikipedia humor there, folks.)
For those of you really into π, go here, the home of the “Ridiculously Enhanced Pi Page.”
Today is also Albert Einstein's birthday. Here are a few Al-isms which can be grasped by the mathematically challenged:
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to.
If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Never memorize anything you can look up.
Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Joy in Spookville
The KGB Report's favorite CIA operative, humorist, computer adept, and former rock star (talk about your quadruple threat), The Covert Comic is back to work in Spookville after seven weeks of "administrative leave". In the Guvmint's defense- well, that darned Constitution can be interpreted in so many different ways, you know?
His reinstatement was a foregone conclusion. As CC himself notes, "How can CIA fire me, when I'm the only one who knows where the backup CD with all the intelligence is?"
Gag of the day...
From a bank sign in a John Callahan cartoon:
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The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is now something other than email@example.com saga.
kgbreport.com used to be kgb.com until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up kgb.com and adopting kgbreport.com created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the kgb.com domain name in 1993, and had since that time used firstname.lastname@example.org as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that email@example.com was no longer firstname.lastname@example.org but rather email@example.com which is longer than firstname.lastname@example.org and more letters to type than email@example.com and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than firstname.lastname@example.org but actually just as functional as email@example.com? I sent e-mails from the firstname.lastname@example.org address to just about everybody I knew who had used email@example.com in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the firstname.lastname@example.org change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which email@example.com was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for firstname.lastname@example.org would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that email@example.com no longer is the firstname.lastname@example.org they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. email@example.com. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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