Why go to an amusement park when you can setup your own ride in the back yard? :)
For several years, the following image has been passed around the Internet:
The image is so prevalent, I even saw it at the counter of the Pancake Pantry in Nashville.
Today, Sam found the webpage of the pancake bunny's owner (which includes a picture of the bunny with a pancake on its head). The bunny's name was Oolong (he passed away on January 7, 2003) but he lives on as an Internet meme for all eternity :)
Dell Dimension 2350's don't have the slots typically used by video cards. So this genius decided to cut the card so it fit in the slots his computer does have :)
Well, well. You scored a whopping 204 points.
|Awesome. You have what it takes to maybe, just maybe survive the horrific future in store for all mankind. You're probably not going to shoot yourself in the face, and you're not likely going to go running off alone into the unexplored areas. Try not to drop the flashlight, and you may see the sunrise.|
|My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Zombie Awareness Test written by johndoe137 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
Keith Olbermann's commentary from last night is something everyone should watch or read.Â It's an excellent contrast to the political tripe spewed by the President last night.Â With less than 60 days left until the next election, I hope enough people are riled up to make a difference rather than continuing to allow the status quo to continue.
Krissy and I just got back from the second annual Gallery Core Team meetup. It was held in Las Vegas last weekend and we had an amazing time. It was great seeing everyone we met in New York last year as well as several new faces.
We got to Vegas about 11AM on Friday, about the same time as Donald and Mary Ann and Chris. We met up with them in baggage claim then headed over to Disneyland, err the taxi corral, and shared a cab to the Luxor, the official meetup hotel. The Luxor is the big black pyramid at the south end of the Vegas strip. Most of the core team stayed in the pyramid rather than the towers (which are shaped like Mayan pyramids rather than Egyptian pyramids) and thus got to experience slanted walls and inclinators (which move up and down the pyramid at a 38 degree angle) rather than elevators. After getting checked in, we had lunch at the buffet with Donald, Mary Ann, and Chris. After lunch, we called Jesse, who got in early Friday morning and met up with him in the Luxor casino. After gambling for a bit, we went up to Jesse, Jacquie, Jay and Melody's room to hang out. At check-in, a bunch of us got some coupon books that included 2-for-1 drinks at happy hour so the next stop was Happy Hour. We met up with some more of the Gallery team then picked up our new Gallery T-shirts. We headed up the strip to New York, New York for dinner at Nine Fine Irishmen. After dinner, we caught Zumanity, an excellent Cirque du Soleil cabaret show.
On Saturday, we met up with the Gallery team for breakfast. The cafe didn't have a table for all 20+ of us so we ate with Jesse, Jacquie, Jay, and Melody. After breakfast (more of a brunch since we had a late night at NY NY), we went over to the Mandalay Bay for shopping and more gambling. At 2PM, we went to Bharat and Jen's suite for the first in-person team meeting. We have weekly team meetings on IRC but this was the first time almost the entire team was available for an in-person meeting. After several hours of productive discussions, we broke up to get ready for dinner. Dinner was further up the strip at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio at the Venetian. We had a private room, a 4 hour open bar, and an excellent 5 course dinner. After dinner, we gathered for the obligatory group picture, then wandered through several floors of the Venetian parking garage till we found the taxi stand. We headed back to the Mandalay Bay to see the burlesque show at Forty Deuce then hit the casino one last time. Finally, we got an early morning snack with Jay and Melody at the Luxor's Pyramid Cafe.
Krissy and I had a relatively early flight on Sunday so we had to miss the group lunch at the cafe but we did get to say bye to Jesse, Jacquie, Jay, and Melody while checking out. It was another amazing, fun-filled Gallery meetup. Pics are (of course) available in our Gallery.
I was at the Libertarian After Hours Meetup yesterday at Bearno's Pizza and Larry Pence, a guy I worked with at Lilly 6 years ago saw me sitting out on the patio and stopped by to say hi.Â I guess he's still working on the same project we worked on from 1998-2000.Â It was pretty neat that he just happened to walk by.
Since it has been so long since I have posted anything, I thought I should get around to it... but alas my life is just not that funny or interesting and I am okay with that but in the interest of appeasing my loyal fans (mom) I present to you today two chuckle worthy lists!
|The Top 10 (unintentionally) Worst Company URLs
Attn Entrepreneurs: Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today's world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as others see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn't give their domain names enough consideration
1. At a site called "Who Represents" you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name is www.whorepresents.com
2. Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers
can exchange advice and views at www.expertsexchange.com
3. Looking for a pen? Look no further
than Pen Island at www.penisland.net
4. Need a therapist?
Try Therapist Finder at www.therapistfinder.com
5. Then of course, there's the Italian Power Generator
6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based
in New South Wales www.molestationnursery.com
7. If you're looking for computer software,
there's always www.ipanywhere.com
8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church.
Their website is www.cummingfirst.com
9. Then, of course, there are the clueless art designers
with their wacky website www.speedofart.com
10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe ?
Try their brochure website at www.gotahoe.com
Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays.
These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners.....
1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.
5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.
8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.
10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.
16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.
18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
Yay! Looks like I can keep going to the Libertarian meetups :)
|You scored as Libertarian. Libertarians believe that you have the right to live your life as you wish, without the government interfering, as long as you don't violate the rights of others. This translates into strong protections for privacy and property rights, and a weak to non-existent social safety net.|
|Pro Business Republican||
|Old School Democrat||
|Foreign Policy Hawk||
|Socially Conservative Republican||
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