Conceived above a saloon, delivered into this world by a masked man identified by his heavily sedated mother as Captain Video, raised by a kindly West Virginian woman, a mild-mannered former reporter with modest delusions of grandeur and no tolerance of idiots and the intellectually dishonest.
network solutions made me a child pornographer!
The sordid details...
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Saturday, March 17, 2007
Just do the math...
(via Peter Stumpf)
Friday, March 16, 2007
Cartoon of the day
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Observation of the day
One of the things I really like about Pittsburgh is the change in seasons. Just not on consecutive days.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Mark your calendar:
William Shatner's birthday is a week from today, on March 22. The Shatman will be 76.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Thought of the day
What do you call a doctor who graduated at the bottom of his class? A doctor.
Things you learn from experience, #103
Restringing a musical instrument in the presence of a cat significantly complicates the operation and adds an element of suprise and potential physical injury. #103A: You now understand why catgut* is used to string certain instruments.
(*Yes, I know, catgut isn't made from cats. But it certainly was a source of inspiration.)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Philosophical notion of the day
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation.
The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."
("The Wise Woman's Stone," compiled by Arthur Lenehan)
Monday, March 12, 2007
The way I look at life- we're all on the Hindenburg, so there's no use in arguing over the window seat.
Other Jeni quotes:
I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I'm thinking, okay, here's a gal who's capable of making a decision she'll regret in the future.
It's a sad fact that fifty percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!
The Web brings people together because no matter what kind of a twisted sexual mutant you happen to be, you've got millions of pals out there. Type in "Find people that have sex with goats that are on fire" and the computer will ask, "Specify type of goat."
You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.
(On going to war over religion)
I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, "Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough, let's go west."
My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
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The email@example.com e-mail address is now something other than firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that firstname.lastname@example.org was no longer email@example.com but rather firstname.lastname@example.org which is longer than email@example.com and more letters to type than firstname.lastname@example.org and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than email@example.com but actually just as functional as firstname.lastname@example.org? I sent e-mails from the email@example.com address to just about everybody I knew who had used firstname.lastname@example.org in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the email@example.com change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which firstname.lastname@example.org was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for email@example.com would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that firstname.lastname@example.org no longer is the email@example.com they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. firstname.lastname@example.org. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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