Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Ah, what passes for Journalism has the goods on the 'Microsoft Black Screen of Death' debacle. This sounds about right to me.

What happened is that some company yelled 'FIRE!' in a movie theatre (I like the British spelling) and everyone panicked.

Microsoft was blamed for a faulty patch that caused the computer screen to have nothing on the screen and therefore be unusable.

What apparently really happened was that it didn't happen.

I love this type of 'journalism'.

Let me try my hand at it:

Is Exxon KNOWINGLY selling impure gasoline to the elderly?

The answer that may shock you, at 5.

So, yes, every gas probably has SOME teeny tiny amount of impurity in it. And the elderly buy gas.

Or, you can ask some crazy question and leave it unanswered: Is Tiger Woods cheating on his wife during a baby seal clubbing vacation? Tiger Woods was unavailable for comment.

Yep, I looked around my office and Tiger Woods was not available. I didn't accuse him, I just proposed the question.

Cue 'Dirty Laundry' <=- Click to play on

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Fitness Idea

I want an ice cream high in protein, low in fat/carbs. Do they make such a thing? If they can make fat free cottage cheese surely they can make some sort of high protein frozen dairy treat with Splenda and protein.

I even came up with a name and some packaging.

Push Up pops, get it? At least getting sued will provide me with some much needed publicity.

Cellphones: What Choice do you have?

I was reading a bit re: people griping about the poor service of AT&T. Some lamented the long contract, while others said if you bought your own phone, then the contract would not be necessary as the contract won't subsidize the cost of your cheap(er)/free phone.

To me, the cheapest has always been T-Mobile's prepaid $100 card. 1000 minutes, and it's good for a year.

The downside is no data plan, but if you just want to make calls, it's the way to go. It's great for penny pinchers, students, elderly, etc.

Now if they just had a cheap data plan add-on...

You can usually find the refills cheaper than list price. For example:

Of course, you can always try it out with less airtime purchased up front too.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dude, Where's My Car?

Hey, where's my car?

It's the purple Hyundai by the cart return.

Which one?

The Elantra.

I know, which one?

The one by the cart return.

Which cart return?


...aaaaaand 'SCENE'.

My son claims it proves Transformers are real.

On our exit from Tarzhay today, this:

Even more confusing, they were parked in the same relative position.

Fortunately, mine did not have scuffed hubcaps and was not covered in old leaves.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


A character on TV gets zapped by an electrical panel in humorous fashion.

My son's quote: "Heh, he got staticuted."

You heard it here first.
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