July 30, 2004


I sense some future Darwin Award candidate in this tarping bunch. It’s a 3.6 MB download, so dial-uppers beware. It’s worth laughing at the idiocy, however.

Thanks, Lee!

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On used bookstores

So I took a full box of books in to Half Price Books today, and was offered a whopping $7.25 for them all. I think Half Price Books has reached its saturation point with incoming stock. They have to turn away most of what comes in, or they just take it and donate it to libraries, etc.

I would have been better off going to a local two-for-one paperback trader, and next time, I probably will.

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From whence cometh, “dude”

Of interest to FranX, Phil Dokas provides linkage to the creation and evolution of dude.

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Shark fishing

For my Tiger brethren, with thanks to Jason:

On a tour of Louisiana, the Pope took a couple of days off to visit the coastal area for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the beach on Grand Isle in his Pope mobile. Suddenly he noticed a frantic commotion just off shore.

A helpless man, wearing a Tulane jersey, was struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 25-foot shark. As the Pope watched, horrified, a speedboat came racing up with three men wearing LSU jerseys aboard. One quickly fired a harpoon into the shark’s side. The other two reached out and pulled the bleeding, semiconscious Tulane fan from the water. Then using autographed Smoke Lavall baseball bats, the three heroes beat the shark to death and hauled it into the boat also.

Immediately the Pope shouted and summoned them to the beach. “I give you my blessings for your brave actions,” he told them. “I heard that there was some bitter hatred between Tulane and LSU fans, but now I have seen with my own eyes that this is not true.”

As the Pope drove off, the harpooner asked his buddies “Who was that?”

“It was the Pope,” one replied. “He is in direct contact with God and has all of God’s wisdom.”

“Well,” the harpooner said, “he may have access to God’s wisdom, but he doesn’t know squat about shark fishing. How’s the bait holding up?”

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July 20, 2004

Reflective glass public toilet

Yes, Virginia, there really is a public toilet that feels like everyone can see you, but not really.

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Ten most overpaid jobs in the U.S.

The ten most overpaid jobs in the U.S. I’m looking at you, Ivan Seidenberg.

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July 12, 2004

I am Vader

Mind the Flash and music. Note that they shouldn’t show you up front what some of the villain choices are, as one can read between the lines and skew the quiz to get a specific result. Of course, it’s all in good fun. What, you don’t think so? I find your lack of faith disturbing…

Thanks, Raena!

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July 08, 2004

Secrets of In-N-Out

Should I ever find myself in the vicinity of an In-N-Out franchise, I will be prepared for ordering.

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