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2nd QOTD

February 25th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in quotes

So I was still looking at some Simpson’s Quotes, and came across this gem:

Smell ya later.

- Nelson Muntz

QOTD

February 25th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in quotes

Stealing? How could you?! Haven’t you learned anything from that guy who gives those sermons at church? Captain what’s-his-name? We live in a society of laws. Why do you think I took you to all those Police Academy movies? For fun? Well, I didn’t hear anybody laughin’, did you?

- Homer J. Simpson

Nigerian Scammers

February 24th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

I cannot believe that people actually fall for the Nigerian Money Scam. But I’ve read plenty of articles about people who’ve been seperated from a large amount of their own money because they fell for it. I took a quick look at my spam today (which I normally don’t) and found this gem:

DEAR FRIEND,

I KNOW THIS WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW ME IN
PERSON. I AM MR PAUL WILSON, I WORK IN THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, PACKAGING
AND COURIER DEPARTMENT. PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED BY USING THIS MEDIUM TO
REACH YOU FOR A BUSINESS DEAL OF THIS MAGNITUDE, THIS IS DUE TO THE URGENCY
IT DEMANDS.

I GOT YOUR CONTACT IN MY SEARCH FOR A HONEST PERSON THROUGH ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES
HERE IN THE CBN WHO SAID THAT I CAN CONFIDE IN YOU. I WANT YOU TO HELP ME
CLEAR THIS PACKAGE THAT IS ALREADY IN EUROPE WHICH I SHIPPED THROUGH OUR
CBN ACCREDITED COURIER AGENT BUT THE CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE IS $18,000,000.00
ALL IN $100.00 BILLS, BUT THE COURIER COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW THAT IT IS MONEY
THAT I HAVE IN THE PACKAGE.

IN THE MEANTIME ALL I WANT YOU TO DO FOR ME NOW IS THIS, CONTACT THE DIPLOMATS,AND
GIVE THEM YOUR ADDRESS WHERE THE CONSIGNMENT WILL BE DELIVERED, YOUR PRIVATE
PHONE AND THEN GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT I CAN GIVE YOU
THE SHIPMENT DOCUMENT.

AND I HOPE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU WILL HAVE 40% AND 60% WILL BE
FOR ME. MY IDENTITY MUST NOT BE REVEALED TO ANYBODY. IF THIS ARRANGEMENT
IS OKAY BY YOU, YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME THROUGH MY ALTERNATEVELY EMAIL BELOW.

OTHER MODALITIES WILL BE DISCUSSED AS SOON AS YOU GET BACK TO ME INCLUDING
SENDING OF THE KEYS TO THE BOXES TO YOU. NOTE: COMMUNICATION SHOULD BE STRICTLY
THROUGH EMAIL FOR SECURITY REASONS.

YOURS TRUELY,
MR PAUL WILSON
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL: p_wilson42@mail.com

Awesome.

Keane @ River Lounge

February 20th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

One of the benefits of having your wife work for a radio group, is that we typically get to go to any live shows that the stations’ sponsor. Yesterday, The River had a lounge (think VH1 Unplugged) at The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill w/ Keane.

They played three songs, interspersed with some Q/A. Afterwards, they stuck around to take pictures and sign stuff. The Blueberry Hill staff had already ushered the crowd out, so it was mostly just the band, their handlers and The River staff. So Jen and I actually got to spend about 10mins chatting with Tim (the piano player, and if I was listening correctly, the main writer of the songs). I was pretty impressed by how humble these guys seemed, even though they have clearly been getting lots of attention lately.

If you’re looking for something that is the antithesis of manufactored music, I would give these guys a spin.

The bloggers

February 18th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

There seems to be a decent amount of attention, as-of-late on the folks out in the “blogosphere” 1-upping traditional news. I’m glad to see it, as I feel traditional news at best has become lazy and at worst propaganda.

Here’s a site to check out if you want to get a differing opinion on some things you might here in the news.

And here are a couple of relevant (or at least interesting) articles that I jumped to from there:

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/02/10/gannon_affair/
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/01/27/mcmanus/index.html

When geeks do comedy

February 16th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

Some of these jokes are so bad, they really are funny.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~jcdverha/scijokes/

Simpson’s Valentine’s Day Quote

February 14th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in quotes

Because it’s still St. Valentine’s Day…I thought I would post another Simpson’s quote that is somewhat topical…

Inspired by the most logical race in the galaxy, The Vulcans, breeding will be permitted once every seven years. For many of you, this will mean much less breeding. For me, much much more.

- Comic Book Guy

It is Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2005 | 1 Comment | Posted in General

So… just in case you were going to have a nice dinner tonite and it just so happened to include lobster…you can breath a little easier.

A quick thought from Homer…

February 13th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in quotes

Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.

- Homer J. Simpson

Style Options

February 13th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

I wasn’t super-impressed with the default style of the new blogging software, so I poked around and found some new styles.

While I was looking around, I also found a cool plugin that allows visitors to “the blog” switch styles. Feel free to choose a different style from the “Style” menu. It can be found either on the right or left…depending on which style you’re currently using.