The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. ~ Dick, in Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2 I am always amused when I get campaign literature from various folks attempting to smear some candidate or another as “a trial lawyer.” Being a trial lawyer myself, I tend to have a [...]
Always, always double-check that anyone who has worked on your car gave you back the key for your wheel locks. Apparently, the last folks to work on Sarah’s car did not give us the key for her wheel locks, which we discovered today when I tried to get a screw removed from one tire and [...]
If you’ve ever driven from O’Hare into the heart of Chicago, you have surely seen the electric signs that say things like “24 minutes to circle via Kennedy.” I’ve always thought that was bizarre at best, since I am aware of the Loop in Chicago, but not anything known as “the circle.” Can anybody shed [...]
So true: Thank you, xkcd!
You know times are bad when large corporations start accepting advertising money to do product placement in their web chat tech support sessions. For example: “Thank you, I’ve found your account information.Â While I’m looking up your account info, be sure to check out _____, where you can meet friends, play games, etc.” That just [...]
This is just odd. You know, there are times, ya just gotta rip that RAM right out of the computer, drop it in your pocket, and GO. You just, you know, gotta move. And you might need 4 gigs of RAM when you get… wherever you’re going. Somebody might need RAM! Think of the children!!!
Last weekend’s big project was for me to set up our patio furniture. Newly arrived – we ordered it online – it sat on the back porch for only about 12 hours; I really wanted to get to it. So, I went outside, cut open the table box with a utility knife, started removing the [...]
I received a mass-mailed (via U.S. Mail) invitation to purchase window blinds – lots of them – today. The recipient on the label was: Cottrell Edward Michael Etal Cottrell Edward Michael Etal FAIL.
Jeremy Clarkson is one of the geniuses featured on the BBC series Top Gear. He is also author of possibly the most amazing review of a new car I have ever read. Money quote: It feels like the clutch is slipping. It feels horrid. And the sound is worse. The Honda’s petrol engine is a [...]
Forget bloggers and the economy; this is why newspapers are going under left and right. Go on; try to count the grammatical errors.Â (Try not to be distracted by the incredibly scuzzy Uncle Sam figure or the strange logical errors.) If the reader has to have a good understanding of a topic to comprehend a [...]
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