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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Short Stuff

In space no one can hear you moan. Or, Everything you always wanted to know about astronauts, but were afraid to ask. (H/T Erich the Ape)

Sept. 11, 2001: America gets a wake up call.
Nov. 7, 2006: America hits the snooze button.

The Bowl Championship Series is not a championship nor a series and has nothing to do with bowling. Discuss.

"He was a good kid when he wasn't on drugs." -- Unnamed family member of an Omaha PCP addict shot to death last night by police. On drugs since 13, arrested 8 times, dead at 20 with gangrene on both feet.

Helpful advice from a "stop global warming" site:
Fly less
Air travel produces large amounts of emissions so reducing how much you fly by even one or two trips a year can reduce your emissions significantly. You can also offset your air travel by investing in renewable energy projects.
We could stand to lose some weight, but how much less jet fuel could a plane use with one less passenger? Wouldn't Beano be another good way to "reduce your emissions?"

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Spam, Wonderful Spam

Collectively from my various email accounts, work, gmail/blog, and personal, I get dozens of spam messages every day, and those are just the ones that make it through the filters. I'm sure you all have similar experiences.

Lately the spammers have been incorporating lots of unusual subject lines, in a desperate attempt to attract attention of any sort. Usually they're nothing special, but this one from "Meuris Borfate" really tickled me:
"Rosie-Trump Feud Moves Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight."
I've gotta say, I just love that one, and the name is a wonderful bonus. Way to go, "Meuris," wherever you are.

Not that I read the note, mind you.

It would just be too anticlimactic after that delightful opening to see another pitch for instant degrees from "prestigous, non-accredited universities" or a plea for help from a desperate Nigerian with lots of money. I did keep the note on the Barracuda for now, though, so who knows, maybe I'll weaken. I have been looking for some good investment advice from anonymous strangers...

Update: Our friend, PTG, points out there is an actual article on Yahoo News with that title. It's hilarious, too: Rosie-Trump. So we withdraw our kudos to "Meuris" and extend them to Andy Borowitz.