June 2008

2008
Jun
30

I’m Sorry But…

I’m sorry, but “Department of Corrections” sounds like the people who fix errors in newspaper stories, not the people who run prisons.

AND NOW A WORD FROM SOMEBODY WHO MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ME...
Jun
30

oh dear

oh dear… Twitter Tools plugin for WordPress posted all my twits from the last day on the blog then reposted them as twits… ***FRANTIC ACTIVITY TO DELETE AND/OR FIX STUFF*** This helps explain why Twitter is down so much. I think I personally caused a five-minute outage with my Twitter Tools recursive loop.

Jun
30

I’m sorry, but “Department of …

I’m sorry, but “Department of Corrections” sounds like the people who fix errors in newspaper stories, not the people who run prisons.

Jun
30

CardBot

Put this on your list of Creepiest Corporate Mascots: The Cyborg/Mecha/Robo-banker character promoting Capital One’s “Card Lab”. ESPECIALLY when he’s standing next to the cute kittehs on the custom card example.
CardLab Guy
Still, his body/armor/costume does look totally plastic, so that’s appropriate.
Let’s try something…
CardLab RedRobot
Pretty good fit.

Jun
30

CardBot

Put this on your list of Creepiest Corporate Mascots: The Cyborg/Mecha/Robo-banker character promoting Capital One’s “Card Lab”. ESPECIALLY when he’s standing next to the cute kittehs on the custom card example.
CardLab Guy
Still, his body/armor/costume does look totally plastic, so that’s appropriate.
Let’s try something…
CardLab RedRobot
Pretty good fit.

Jun
30

Incomplete Headline: “Obama Sa…

Incomplete Headline: “Obama Says He Won’t Question Others’ Patriotism”… But If He Did, He’d Deport Rush Limbaugh to Dittostan.

Jun
30

Pizza Off

To the Major Pizza Corporation that put me on their emailing list after I used online ordering along time ago and just emailed me a coupon with the heading “TAKE 15 PERCENT OFF”:

I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that. Because if I ate your pizza, I would probably put 15 percent on, ifyouknowwhatImean. And I just committed myself to a serious program of weight loss after learning over the weekend that the old joke about “outweighing your car” was close to becoming a reality.

Jun
30

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day:
“In life, you either lead, follow or circumnavigate the whole process”
Arthur Duck, quoted by Dave Kellett

Jun
30

Pay Gride

There’s something semi-awesome about the fact that during the same weekend as Pride Day, a runner named Tyson Gay was the biggest star at the Olympic tryouts. It certainly has confused Google News Search (as of 6/30/08, future clicking of that link may not get the same results).

FULL DISCLOSURE: Wendell is not gay, although he was called it enough times growing up to consider it a viable option. He also regrets ever using the Seinfeld-ism: “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” While supporting Equal Rights for Everybody, at one time, he did oppose Same-Sex Marriage because he felt Marriage wasn’t a Right, it was Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Currently, Wendell is a (non-)practicing Asexual and not particularly proud of it, merely content with it.

Jun
30

kottke is SO 80s (or is it 90s?)

In Twitter, the kottke asked his followers what was their “favorite 80s stop: a) collaborate and listen, or b) Hammer time?” Sorry, j, but my favorite ’80s “Stop” was “Don’t —- Believing” (1981), but for all-time it’s gotta be “…In the Name of Love” with “Who’ll —- the Rain” a solid second.