Archive for September, 2004

Academia

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

This is a funny dose of school fun from [name withheld].  He received the following email:    Hi my name is <SNIP> and I am in our Social Psychology class sec    0021 and I had a question about the essay assignment for Whats Eating    Gibert Grape....I didnt know what ...

Alert Level Orange

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

The 80s - corporate yuppie greed and the Cold War The 90s - MonicaGate and the Bosnian War The 00s - All terrorism, all the time So I stop at the Shell station to grab some snacks after working out. On the drive home, I finish up the popsicle and notice that ...

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Monday, September 20th, 2004

Lifted from a Slashdot article about "Marketingspeak": "Deregulation of the chicken's side of the road was threatening its dominant market position. The chicken was faced with significant challenges to create and develop the competencies required for the newly competitive market. Accenture, in a partnering relationship with the client, helped the chicken ...

What are they selling?

Friday, September 17th, 2004

Email subject from a recent spam: "buddhism koala traversal" And in the email body appears: "canary shovel"

Wikipedia is my friend

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Every time you visit Wikipedia.org, there is a "featured article" concerning some random subject.  Today's was about the "Holy Prepuce" (or Holy Foreskin).  An amusing paragraph from the article: Allegorical importance Apart from its physical importance as a relic, the Holy Foreskin appeared in a famous vision of Saint Catherine ...

Outer Banks vacation!

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Here is my hastily assembled, poorly written, vastly incomplete Outer Banks vacation log. hatteras trip saturday took off in the morning to head up to richmond.  christina let us all stay the night while she visited her sister in charlotte.  as soon as we got to christina's house, kathryn opened the passenger door of the ...

Quote of the day

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

"The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered." - Samuel Butler