Category: Miscellaneous

Remembering Luanne - Redux

This is a repost of something I wrote just over five years ago. I've edited it ever so slightly from it's original form to account for my life changes and to update some wording. Additional commentary follows.

 


 

A couple months ago I woke up at 4:30 in the morning thinking about a girl — a girl I haven't thought about in many years. For some reason, my mind wouldn't let go of her memory and I couldn't get back to sleep no matter how hard I tried. Eventually I got out of bed, fired up the computer and did a [……]

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Remembering Luanne

A couple months ago I woke up at 4:30 in the morning thinking about a girl - a girl I haven't thought about in many years. For some reason, my mind wouldn't let go of her memory and I couldn't get back to sleep no matter how hard I tried. Eventually I got out of bed, fired up the computer and did a quick Google search for her name. I was somewhat troubled that there was no information whatsoever about her to be found. None. I decided that there needed to be.

"Why?" you may ask. Keep reading.

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Stephen Fry is just too cool


I love it when someone you think you have pegged totally surprises you. The specific case in point at the moment is [……]

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GraphJam

Official Timesink Warning: If you've got some time to kill, check out GraphJam for a few good laughs. People submit graphs they have to explain pop culture ideas, everything from song lyrics to movie & TV plots to cliches. Some of them are quite funny.

So far, my favorites are Parental IQ versus Child’s Age, The United States According To Network Executives and words that Rhyme With Texas, but I'm only on page 4 so far.

Oh - and if they don't make sense, look at the Cheat Sheet if one's available for that graph.

An oldie but a goody...

I know this goes back quite a few years, but I love this song and was recently reminded of it.

If you've never heard it, read the lyrics and sing along at http://filkertom-itom.blogspot.com/2008/03/sounds-familiar-sheep-marketi....

If you heard it years ago, just relax, sit back and revel in all of it's sheepy goodness.

OK - It's official...



Those dudes in the Wendy's wigs freak me out more than that creepy, plastic-headed king ever did.

Government efficiency

Toward the end of last year, I purchased a couple items from an online electronics vendor. I knew that they wouldn't arrive in time for Christmas but that wasn't a big issue. But since then, certain suspicions have been firmly cemented in my mind.

The vendor used something called FedEx SmartPost in which the package is sent via their FedEx account but delivered by the good ol' US Postal Service. This is only the second time I've bought something from this vendor but last time it came via FedEx Ground the whole way. And I was able to track it's progress, [……]

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And yet two more dogs

I've always wanted a Saint Bernard. I figure, if you're gonna love a dog, love a lotta dog. One that will throw itself up on your shoulders and welcome you home. And then drag you to the food bin as a hint...

Now, thanks to SWMBO and the Things (which, btw, WBAGNFARB) I now have two of them.

Twelve Days...

Todays brings 3 very diverse video versions of a classic Christmas song.

The first is from the 1979 TV special, John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together. Just about everybody has heard this version at some point in their life or other. In fact, in most cases, I can't hear any version of this song without humming "ba-dum-bum-bum" to myself after the "Five Gold Rings" part. Yes - I am unashamedly a product of a misspent youth. I also think that most of life would be better if we all watched The Muppets more. Even [……]

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Made up words and Freudian slips

It's amazing when a simple mistake just takes on a whole new meaning because of the context of the moment. We were playing a game with some friends last night and one guy gave the clue of "It's a type of salami."

His wife blurted out "Promiscutto" (we can only assume she meant this) but we laughed for the next 5 minutes. The made up word was humorous enough but coupled with the idea that it was about salami, it added a new level that we could pick on her about.