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Archive for August, 2006

But can you get sweet tea in Dover?

Monday, August 28th, 2006

From Fox News Sunday yesterday:
(CHRIS) WALLACE: And, finally, Senator Biden — finally, we’ve got about 30 seconds left, but I can’t let you go without some politics. As we’ve mentioned, you’re in South Carolina right now, on the campaign trial. Thirty seconds or less, what kind of a chance would a Northeastern liberal like Joe […]

We are now Apple people

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

I promised SWMBO that I would get her a computer for downstairs. I thought it might be interesting to try a Mac this time around, so we now have one of these (the black one), which we bought here.
Just got it turned on, but so far it seems pretty fun. This post is […]

“This product copiously leaks out of my nose whenever I read these reviews.”

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

You must go and read the Amazon.com Reviews for Tuscan Whole Milk.  You will not be disappointed.  Funny stuff!
Caveat 1: I’m sure more reviews will be added.  They may not be as funny.
Caveat 2: Some of the reviews are not appropriate for younger eyes.
Caveat 3: At the time of this posting, there were 622 reviews.  […]

Misused abbrevations/acronyms

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Is there a word for when people misuse an acronym or abbreviation by appending to it the full word represented by the last letter? For example: PIN number or ATM machine. There are more localized examples: when I worked at Kennedy Space Center’s Bicentennial Exposition (known as “Third Century America”) immediately after high […]

OK, so it’s not so grand of an opening

Monday, August 7th, 2006

… but I am back. It’s been a hectic month — two 26′ UHauls full of stuff, packing and unpacking, a 30 year High School reunion in Florida, and a series of snafus at my new job that prevented me getting access to a computer for almost two weeks. Throw in some record […]

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