That TSA supervisor needs to be kicked squarely and firmly in the balls. Pardon my language, but why the f*&^ is a small fish not allowed on an airplane? What, precisely is the reasoning behind this particular steadfast rule? Grr...
Monday, December 29, 2003
(click here for some back-and-forth about this article.)
"Watching the towers fall in New York, with civilians incinerated on the planes and in the buildings, I felt something that I couldn’t analyze at first and didn’t fully grasp (partly because I was far from my family in Washington, who had a very grueling day) until the day itself was nearly over. I am only slightly embarrassed to tell you that this was a feeling of exhilaration. Here we are then, I was thinking, in a war to the finish between everything I love and everything I hate. Fine. We will win and they will lose. A pity that we let them pick the time and place of the challenge, but we can and we will make up for that."
To which I have to say "I doubt it." (here is why...note the article's date and content).
***note*** Credit for this tidbit goes to GMontag
Friday, December 26, 2003
Monday, December 22, 2003
I'm sorry...did they say something about turning rats into wine? No thanks, I'm driving.
Origin of "dildo" as a word:
The origin of this word, interestingly enough coincides with diffculties in obtaining canning materials in Texas in the early 1900's.
There was a great deal of public discussion about high tarrifs on the metals used to make the lids used in the canning of various vegetable products in the southern US. Clever canners found that they could use bits of rubber as as stoppers instead.
As a result, the same canners coined a new word for these stoppers (as well as some alternative uses for them): didlo is "od(d) lid" backwards...
Friday, December 19, 2003
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Friday, December 12, 2003
Thursday, December 11, 2003
Satire for the holier than thou. Funny stuff...unless you happen to be christian and don't have a really good sense of humor where religion is concerned.
Thank god I'm agnostic...oh, wait...hmm.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Monday, December 08, 2003
Thursday, December 04, 2003
"The method could eventually allow computers to more easily process natural language, produce paraphrases that could be used in machine translation, and help people who have trouble reading certain types of sentences."
That just about made me spray coke all over my monitor...