Saturday, September 02, 2006

TiVo Viral Marketing Scheme

Some geeks over at Slashdot were all in a froth about it this morning. Shaddup and just enjoy the humor. It's at least smirk worthy.

If you'll notice, I added a new feature when I want to show you the original spot I found this. The title of the post is now clickable and below it'll say 'Link' just above the dates, comments, etc.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Things to do while you're deployed

Stuff we've done in the past:

  • Squadron BBQ. Get the food from the dining hall. Someone's probably welded a few BBQ pits by now. You can make ice cream with salt, ice, and some Ziploc bags.
  • Brought your laptop? Setup a network for games. Someone pack a switch and some network cables.
  • Cappucino Bar. Yeah, we really did this. Milk from dining facility, flavors, coffee, and a cappucino maker from home. We even procured an automatic machine from a contractor.
  • Contests: best lawn, decorated tent, best TDY mustache (some women even entered this contest. Not all the mustaches were fake. Really.) etc.
  • Movies: hook an LCD projector up to a DVD player or laptop; AAFEs has cheap stereos/speakers for sound, and a sheet or tent wall to project it on. You should have seen the movie theatre someone built in Thumrait.
  • Concerts. Someone's brought musical instruments. Someone had a violin at Thumrait.
  • Call home. If the Army (!) relaxes the cell phone rules. Was easy in Oman. You could get prepaid phones shipped in.
  • Nap. The more you're asleep, the faster it'll go.

Posting from the ole Email

This is something I have to start doing more often, that is, posting on my blog via email. Testing 123....Testes, 1...2...testes...


I missed 'Arrested Development' when it was on TV. Shoot me. I was in on 'Firefly', 'Battlestar Galactica', 'Scrubs', 'Monk', and now 'Psych' from the start so I like to think I'm a little hep to Hollywood's jive, but I gotta get caught up on that. And I hear 'Weeds' is good. Favorite character bit from 'Arrested Development':


Who Is Tobias F√ľnke?:  Formerly an "analrapist," the world's first combination analyst and therapist, Tobias has more recently embarked on an acting career -- or at least, he is attempting one.


(Psst, look closely at what the combination of analyst and therapist is. How did they get away with that on TV?) I think they pronounced it 'uh-nal-ruh-pist'. Clueless character gold.




Thursday, August 31, 2006

Doin' it for the Farkies

It's for a Photoshop contest on Fark. Nothing to see here if/until they work their strange and compelling magic.


Now here's a great tattoo. Stolen from some sorority chick. There's no new material here in the blogosphere, just stuff passing around and around, like karma.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

We're closed today, you go home now!

Ebay's getting worse. Dude pays me $2.49 for an ebook I wrote about fixing the PSP and leaves me my first negative feedback ever, after having been a buyer and seller on ebay for SIX YEARS. Paid for it with an unverified Paypal account. French name. From South Africa. Claims he found all the info in it in two hours by himself. (Which I SERIOUSLY doubt. Plus, it's $2.49. Is your time worth $1.245 an hour?) I'm closed to jackasses. Go home now. Oh and ebay? Fix your feedback system so Jacque can't register and ruin someone elses feedback and then fade into the woodwork like this guy's going to do. Or at least let me restrict my business to those people with, say, over 10 transactions on ebay.

Oh, uh, fun stuff tomorrow. Venting over now. Had to end on a positive note and all.

Monday, August 28, 2006

RV for sale

Rv for sale. 1995 Aerbus by Rexhall. 43K miles, new alternator, belt, hot water heater, awning. Get it now for tailgating! Asking 23K, blue book is more than that. Ford 460 gas motor. I lived in it, and loved it, but I'm not using it so it's for sale. Features:

King sized bed, Convection/microwave oven, 80" couch, satellite dish with digital signal indicator, antenna amp, video distribution system, outside shower, whole RV stereo system, 19" TV, 13" TV, bathroom with skylight, glass shower, gas range, ice maker, water filter system, cruise control, hydraulic jack leveler, lots of extras.

Will sleep 2-3 adults and 1-2 kids with ease. Couch and table both turn into beds.

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Smoky Jungle Frog

This was the sign at the zoo. I did not see the frog, but I imagine it looked something like this.

See how educational the internet can be?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

What the Hezmana?!?

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See what they've done! My rage burns with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns! That sounds like Star Wars material, but it's more like Robert Jungk. Heh. Robert. 'Junk'. I got yer...anyway, speaking of junk, this is the unholy union apparently of the Star Wars verse with the Transformers. What's next, Power Elven Rangers from the 'Lord of the Rings'? (Fark, this Photoshop's for you!) Is nothing sacred?
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