Monthly Archives: September 2004

¿Habla Español?

Spanish ATM screen

Here is some free advice: Memorize the screens of your ATM while you withdraw money. That way, when you accidently select Spanish as your language, you can still get money without starting over.


Queen Hello Kitty link

Jesus is bad for America link

“I am a man, and you are a woman” link

Why do alarm clocks snooze for 9 minutes? link

Even monkeys go to jail link

Are you better off with Bush or Clinton? link

The constitution is a fake! link

Julia Louis-Dreyfus vs. Paris Hilton link

The cost of war link

Art bot link

Someone found a digital camera’s memory card and is posting pictures link

Portraits of people drawn with a ball point pen link

How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half? link

Electorial map of US by size link

Sugar alcohol link

Patent for dual display laptop for sale on Ebay link

3,000 pounds of pork were recalled because microchips were implanted in them link

Rant: Rice burners link

Professor who wanted to require students to vote was stopped link

Use Taco Bell hot sauce to clean pennies link

BMW unveils world’s fastest hydrogen-powered car link

Hello Kitty Bluetooth link

Working by myself, I found that I could move a 15 ton building at a speed of 6 feet per hour link

That time of the year

registration sticker old
registration sticker new
WINDSHIELD STICKER           $ 49.64
REG FEE-DPS                  $  1.00
CHILD SAFETY FUND            $  1.50
TOTAL                        $ 63.44

Ok, what is the deal with all of these items? Why itemize at all? Its not like you can pick and choose. But, since they have itemized it a little bit (I am sure that windshield sticker is a general fund), I am curious about some of the items. WTF is reflectorization? That is not even a word! I do not want to be reflected. What is the deal with the county roads needing bridges? I say let Darwinism rule for child saftey. Why do I have to pay for automation when my experience was not that automated? Sure, my notice was mailed out but I had to pay by person. If I had wanted to pay by mail, it would be another dollar. And, if I had wanted to pay online, it would be another three dollars! What a rip-off!

I am a winner!

Yesterday, I received this in the mail:

winning notification

They say:

We are holding pre-paid round trip airfair and accommodations for
two to your choice of Las Vegas/Orlando, value $1,250.00, in your
name, plus one of the four guaranteed prizes: A Hummer, Navigator
or Yukon Denali or $40,000 CASH, a $1,500 Shopping Spree, Exotic
Island Adventure, $806 value or $500.00 Cash.

Ok, let’s parse this statement out. Normally a list is item1 comma item2 comma item3 or item4. There are six commas. There are three ors. When items in a list contain commas then they should have used semicolons to separate them. But, they did not. Also notice there are two variations of cash capitalization. So, how can I parse this list?

  • A Hummer
  • Navigator or Yukon Denali or $40,000 CASH
  • a $1,500 Shopping Spree, Exotic Island Adventure, $806 value
  • $500.00 Cash
  • A Hummer, Navigator or Yukon Denali
  • $40,000 CASH
  • a $1,500 Shopping Spree, Exotic Island Adventure, $806 value
  • $500.00 Cash
  • A Hummer
  • Navigator or Yukon Denali
  • $40,000 CASH
  • a $1,500 Shopping Spree, Exotic Island Adventure, $806 value or $500.00 Cash

Or many more combinations. You get the picture.

Its not like this is the first mailing that I have received from these people. I receive them about once every three months. I wonder at what point mailing these cards to me will cost more money they they can make? If they did not mail these cards to people who will never contact them, how much more valuable prizes can they offer to the fools who do buy timeshares from them?


The cabbit link

Finger swallows wedding ring link

See out toilet link

zipdecode link

The GOP doesn’t reflect America link

Sushi sunglasses link

Inactive user link

Britney’s gum is at $15,000 link

Word recognition link

Disney pyrotechnics link

PResident Evil: Apocalypse link

Motion enabled cellphone with GPS used to track girlfriend link

Computer chess thought processes link1 link2 link3

Diebold ads link

Animation illusion explained link

Bush By Numbers: Four years of double standards link

Weird lost and founds on Craig’s List link

Japanese Watermellon art (use frame at left for more) link

Cool 404 page not found link1 link2

Happiness is making $40,000USD a year? link

Tivo + NetFlix = ? link

Is software a product or a service? link

Printer with erasable toner link

Cell phone saves man’s life after being shot by crossbow link