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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ok, last video tribute

This one goes out to Leigh Ann.
I wanted it to be a good one, so I went through about a thousand different videos looking for the perfect one. I wanted it to express the appreciation that everyone has for all of your encouragement. Your friendship means a lot to everyone around here.
So in the end, I couldn't find a video that did you justice.
So I had to get creative and go ahead and make my own video for you.
So turn up the speakers a little bit, grab some tissues (you'll need them), sit back, and see the video tribute to Save Leigh Ann.
I did my best to get the lyrics to match the pics. Well, you'll see what I'm talking about.

TTQ is not chopped liver

Here's one for you, TTQ.
I hope you like it. I really enjoyed it.

Oh, did I neglect Seven?

OK, 7, here's a video dedicated to you. In fact, this one has your name written all over it. Especially the part where -- oh, you'll figure it out.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Friday, October 27, 2006

And one for S.R.

Ok, S.R. is feeling left out. Here's one for you.
I surfed the net for hours to find the right one, and never did because anything with a spokesmodel is going to be NSFW, which I don't really post, since I don't know if kids come here, and besides, you haven't put up a spokesmodel since you found out your prof was reading your blog, and since you quit putting them up you haven't really developed a new theme on your blog, but instead just talk about day-to-day life and things that you plan on doing and this is turning into one really long runon sentence, so I better move on.
I read your blog for entertainment. You have a completely different perspective than I do on many different issues. Sometimes I think you are being sarcastic but then realize that life is different in sunny California. I have to say though that if I were to live in California, Bakersfield would be a very good place to stop and get gas while I was driving to my destination. Ok, well I just threw that in.
Here's a funny video dedicated to S.R., not because it is relevent, but just because it is entertaining.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Dedicated to Save Sheila

OK, I dedicated a post to BlackDog, now here's one for Sheila.
Sheila is doing a great job in paying off her credit cards. But she has had a hard time lately in getting a job. She had an interview a couple of days ago, and I hope she gets the job. But just in case, here's a post just for her to help her in her job search.

Where is the black dog?

Every morning I wake up, get dressed, and check the blogs.
Every morning I cycle through all of my daily reads to see what is happening in people's lives. One of my favorite blogs belongs to John, AKA blackdog.
His topics range from ordinary life in the baketown to crapping your pants at the amusement park. He's is usually insightful, and often funny.
I'm not sure where he went. He just disappeared. The blog is still there, but all of his hundreds of previous posts are all gone.
So it seems that blackdog has flown the coop. Must've had enough. Maybe he got a better gig somewhere. So what can I say about him. I could go with "Shane, Shane, come back."
I think instead I'll post another retarded video in his honor.
So here's a video of some kid trying to launch a bottle rocket out of his bum.
(no, really)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Shamelessly stolen from the Scamming Forum

A "heads up" for you and any of your friends who may be regular B & Q customers. Over the last month I became the victim of a clever scam whilst out shopping. Simply going out to get hardware supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you.

Here's how the scam works: Two seriously good looking 18 or 19 year old girls come over to your car as you are loading your stuff into the car. They both start wiping your windscreen with a rag and Windolene, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look.

When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say "No" and instead ask you for a ride to another B & Q. You agree and they get in the back seat.

On the way, they start having sex with each other. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and performs oral sex on you, while the other one steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen September 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, three times just yesterday, and very likely again this upcoming weekend as soon as I can buy some more wallets.

Here is a funny video.

It's not in English, so I will give you the background.
A Danish reporter is interviewing a man who was a patient in the hospital and the man's testicles were accidentally removed by the surgeon.

Ok, how odd

Ok, whatever happened to my previous post that disallowed comments is really wierd.
Kind of poetic that it happened on the post about error messages.
Blogger has been giving me trouble all week, but it seems to be working now though.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Windows Error Messages

Friday, October 20, 2006

New Computer

Ok, there's been some give and take going on. And a whole lot of computer building.
Sorry for that bad quality pics. It's from my cell phone.
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It's an AMD Athlon 64x2 4600+ with 2gb RAM, 200GB HD, dual layer DVD burner, 19" flatscreen, wireless network card, running windows XP pro.
It's not blue, but it has a ten inch fan on the side panel, which turns out to be even better than blue. It also has a wireless keyboard and mouse and an eighteen inch BLUE mousepad. She is very happy with it.
The total cost was somewhere in the neighborhood of eleven hundred dollars, because I already had the monitor.

My five year old has inherited my wife's old computer and she is thrilled to death with it. She is actually very computer literate for her age. She can go online and find yahoo games and load which game she wants. She can also check her email, but she doesn't know how to read yet, so just send pictures to her. :)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Slight problem with the budget

Do you remember when I said that I promised to build my wife a new computer?
Well, she certainly does.
It turns out that they don't make the pretty blue case anymore. So she has picked out a different case, which came in the mail yesterday.
I already have an extra motherboard around here. It's a very nice one.
Now she said that she fully expects the rest of the "computer guts" to get here soon.
It's really hard to stall her any longer. She saw 7's computer before I mailed it off. "Now it's my turn. You can build 7 a nice computer. You can build me one."
For those of you that don't remember, here's 7's computer (early photo):
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She tells me that it doesn't have to have four screens, but it needs to be "at least as fast as his"
Ok, that sounds fair, right?


Does anybody around here do computer specs?
7's computer has an AMD athlon 64x2 4800+ processor with 4GB RAM.
It has A GIG of video memory. Photoshop will crash before it crashes the computer (speaking from experience).
7's computer was built for the purpose of doing extremely high end photo processing and graphic art work.
My wife wants her computer to play SIMS.
"So why do you want it that fast?"
"Because you made 7's that fast."
"Mine's not even that fast."
"We're not talking about yours."

Now the easy way out is that my wife knows NOTHING about computer specs.
But I cannot lie to my wife.

So what to do?
Somebody throw me a clue.

I might have to bite the bullet and come up with some high end computer parts here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Michael Jackson

Ok, so is everyone on a Michael Jackson kick lately, or what.
What is it, his birthday or something?
It's a strange thing about Michael Jackson. I mean, he's wierd. He sings like his pants are too tight. He bangs little boys. He has no face. His hair caught on fire during a pepsi commercial. He wears highwaters. He has his own amusement park in his own little fairy world. And nobody ever has anything nice to say about him.
But he sure can dance.
It's one of those things. You want to hate the guy, but you still want to watch him dance out of the corner of your eye. It's like looking at the fat lady at the circus.
So here is a complilation of Michael's greatest moments:

Monday, October 16, 2006

Quote of the day

Nephew: We learned about Christopher Columbus. When he was either nineteen or twenty-one, he was attacked by pirates!

Me: Did the kill him?

Nephew: Nope, they killed everyone else except him though, and then he killed them. He pointed a cannon at the bottom of the boat and then sunk it, like in titanic.

Me: Did you learn about Queen Isabella?

Nephew: Yup! She was Christopher Columbus's first wife.

Have you seen the new ten dollar bill yet?

I don't like it.
I think it looks like monopoly money.
Sounds like some sort of Commie plot to me.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The thought occurred to me today.

The class graduating highschool this year was born in 1988.

I graduated highschool in 1988.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

Ice Scraping

Friday, October 13, 2006

Two feet of snow in New York

Well, So much for global warming.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I found a good webcam last night.
It is a watering hole in a wildlife preserve in Africa.
I sat there for an hour watching an elephant suck up water and splash it on his back.
After that, there was what appeared to be a warthog (Poomba!) lying in the mud.
The site is "manned" and it will move to where the action is. Keep in mind that they are seven hours after us, so it's good to watch in the mornings or late at night.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A question for the ladies

If you woke up in the middle of the night and there was a big daddy-long-legs spider crawling across your face, would you:

A. brush him off and then splat him
B. smack him while he was still on your face
C. brush him off and then wake up your husband so that HE could kill it.
D. brush him off and then begin hitting your husband, who is sleeping in bed next to you.

And for the men:
If you woke up from a sound sleep with your wife screaming and somebody hitting you, would you:

A. think "burgler" and jump up ready to kill someone
B. think "spider" and get up ready to squash something
C. think nothing because you are used to this
D. owe your wife an apology

Did you ever just want to write a complaint letter?

Now you, too can write a long, meaningful complaint letter with just a click of the mouse. How long do you want the letter to be? Who is it about? Click here and you are done. I entered in AT&T and set it for three paragraphs. Let's see what it can do for me...

I just want a little editorial balance here. Let me cut to the chase: AT&T seems to be expressing an irrational preference for remaining in some previous century while the rest of the world hurtles forward. Period, finis, and Q.E.D. In many ways, I have a scientist's respect for objective truth. That's why I'm telling you that some of us have an opportunity to come in contact with headlong boisterous-types on a regular basis at work or in school. We, therefore, may be able to gain some insight into the way they think, into their values; we may be able to understand why they want to perpetuate the myth that embracing a system of Stalinism will make everything right with the world.

It is a figment of AT&T's runaway imagination that the rest of us are an inferior group of people, fit only to be enslaved, beaten, and butchered at the whim of our betters. In that context, one could say that it has been doing "in-depth research" (whatever it thinks that means) to prove that superstition is no less credible than proven scientific principles. I should mention that I've been doing some research of my own. So far, I've "discovered" that AT&T's writings are a house of mirrors. How are we to find the opening that leads to freedom? It is only when one has an answer to that question is it possible to make sense of AT&T's strictures because everyone ought to read my award-winning essay, "The Naked Aggression of AT&T". In it, I chronicle all of AT&T's machinations, from the litigious to the childish, and conclude that slatternly, audacious scalawags and what I call spiteful twaddlers will join forces sooner than you think to subject human beings to indignities. Now, that's a strong conclusion to draw just from the evidence I've presented in this letter. So let me corroborate it by saying that if you'll allow me a minor dysphemism, nothing makes my blood boil more than seeing AT&T instill a subconscious feeling of guilt in those of us who disagree with its perversions. Or, to phrase that a little more politely, knowledge is the key that unlocks the shackles of bondage. That's why it's important for you to know that AT&T may be reasonably cunning with words. However, it is thoroughly harebrained with everything else. Woe to the nefarious slanderers who endorse a complete system of leadership by mobocracy! This is not the same as saying that inherent in our legal construction of phallocentrism is the notion that AT&T must think that the world has no memory, although that, too, is true. AT&T just keeps on saying, "We don't give a [expletive deleted] about you. We just want to legitimate irresponsibility, laziness, and infidelity."

For that reason, AT&T has been deluding people into believing that it could do a gentler and fairer job of running the world than anyone else. Don't let it delude you, too. It should come as no big shock to anyone that what I call wayward, disorganized poxy-types serve as the priests in AT&T's cult of reprehensible paternalism. These "priests" spend their days basking in AT&T's reflected glory, pausing only when AT&T instructs them to trade fundamental human rights for a cheap "guarantee" of safety and security. What could be more purblind? You know the answer, don't you? You probably also know that if it is victorious in its quest to descend to character assassination and name calling, then its crown will be the funeral wreath of humanity. People who are attacked by querulous nobodies basically have three options. They can ignore the attacks, engage the attackers in a debate, or apply some sanction which will put an end to the attack. The truth hurts, doesn't it, AT&T? We cannot afford to waste our time, resources, and energy by dwelling upon inequities of the past. Instead, we must test the assumptions that underlie AT&T's intimations. Doing so would be significantly easier if more people were to understand that it's possible that AT&T doesn't realize this because it has been ingrained with so much of careerism's propaganda. If that's the case, I recommend that we condemn -- without hesitation, without remorse -- all those who shatter other people's lives and dreams. In a nutshell, AT&T cares for us in the same way that fleas care about dogs.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

You really should try this

Sorry for not posting as much as I would have liked to.
I'm taking the plunge and going after a couple of scammers.
I tell you I live for stuff like this.
Oh the humanity.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Harvest Moon

One more piece of useless trivia.
Tonight is the Harvest Moon.
Make sure to go outside tonight and look at the moon. It's going to be HUGE.
The moon is at it's closest point in it's orbit around the earth. So a little after 11:00, 10:00 Central, it will be the biggest, fullest moon of the year.

Won't it be a fun night at work tonight?

We miss you, Leigh Ann

Get well soon, Leigh Ann.
I hope that you get out of your coma, or get your liver transplant, or get rid over your scurvy, or whatever is wrong, soon. We miss you. You are an ispiration to everyone.

budget update

I got paid today. WooHoo!
And now I am broke. BooHoo!

I still had $91 left over from last payday, so I put that in savings. I hope I can build up my emergency fund that way.

I paid all of my utilities (All on time. Won't they be surprised)
And then I transferred the balance from my highest interest rate debt to a zero interest card. My intention is to just knock it out whenever the income tax check comes out in the spring time.
Then I budgeted for food and gas and took everything that was left over and...

paid off one of my debts.
So now anything computer related that I have bought in the past is all paid off. Over and done with. The end.
I love you, Newegg but I don't think I will miss you. Thank you for the six months of no interest, no payments. Didn't think that I would pay it all off on the last week before the accrued interest kicked in, did you? Good bye.

Beginning balance: $9048
Currently deferred: $2974
Current balance: $4283
Amount paid off: $1790

Not too bad for the first 17 days of this, wouldn't you think?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Spam Scam

Did you ever get one of those annoying emails that lets you know that you are entitled to a share of the 25 million dollars that the rich oil barron has left to the widow in west Africa to help her care for the homeless puppies?
You know the ones that I am talking about. All you have to do is to send the 12 thousand dollars processing fee to a western union located in Nigeria and your money will be sent to you within 48 hours.

I don't know about you, but my answer has always been to hit the delete button.
But I'm afraid that I have been in error all of these years.
A man somewhere in England, who calls himself "Shiver Metimbers" has a much better response. He begins correspondance with them and begins making all sorts of conditions for them to follow in order to receive his 12 thousand dollars, which of course, he never sends. Sometimes he requires all manner of obscure forms for them to fill out. Sometimes he makes them send a picture of themselves in any strange pose that he can think of. Or holding a cake. Or with a fish on their head. Or holding a sign.
Sometimes he will reverse scam them and make them send him the oddest items.
Or he makes them call his voice mail and sing the monty python lumberjack song.

Why does he do this? For no particular reason. To waste their time. To torment them. Maybe he's a little sadistic. Or maybe he is just bored.

Nevertheless, he is my hero of the day.
Check out some of these pictures.

How about making them copy a complex drawing by hand? Wouldn't that be fun.

Do you want a trophy for your hard work? How about making them carve you something exquisite out of wood? The harder the better.

Now I've always thought that I have skills
I may have skills. But this man has ambition. Hats off to Shiver Metimbers.
He invites you, too, to scam the scammers. Are you up for the challenge? Visit his website. Check out his archive of letters. Join the forum. Join the fun.

***WARNING*** Do not give your REAL NAME, ADDRESS, OR PHONE NUMBER to these scammers. They can be dangerous.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Opposite Day

Do you remember Opposite Day?
Well today was Opposite Day at my house.
Apparently I was the last one to know about it.
No wonder every time I would say something everybody would start laughing.
Oh, the wonders of childhood.
The joys of parenting.

Free domain

I picked up a free domain today. Microsoft is giving away free domain registration for small businesses, of which I happen to own one, with free hosting to boot. They are beta testing their new service, so it's free for the entire time that they are beta testing it. After that the price will be... free as well.
Free domain name, free hosting, free forever.
And that's my favorite price.
Click here for details.

What is your favorite movie scene?

Here's my current favorite

Ok, the song is filthy, but otherwise...

(I think it's just that I can sooo identify with the famous "PC LOAD LETTER" incident)

I saw another bumblebee today

Who the hell needs a VW bug?

It's going to be quite a good summer next year.

Monday, October 02, 2006

It's been a long week

My goodness but it's been a long week. A whole week of Mondays.
Have you ever had one of those weeks when everything that you have been putting off just needs to get done all of a sudden? I've been busy with everything from mopping floors to shopping for ketchup. Absolutely nothing worth blogging about though.

I work every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So this weekend was like every other weekends. Work and Sleep.

I did manage to get some reading in. I read an article about buildings made out of bales of straw. That was pretty interesting. I don't think it would work well here though, because of the constantly high humidity. It seems like it would lead to a whole lot of mildew.

I've been refining my budget lately and it seems to be getting in pretty good shape. I should have everything just about paid off by the end of the year if my work holds out.

I worked on the phsychiatric unit over the weekend, and that's always a lot of fun. (NOT!!)

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