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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Oh Moses, Moses... ABC is airing us a day early

ABC traditionally airs The Ten Commandments on Palm Sunday, but this year they're showing it tonight at 7EP/6C.

They just don't make 'em like this any more. Top name Hollywood stars, a literal cast of thousands, and even Alfalfa from Our Gang/The Little Rascals.

Ready when you are, C.B.

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Friday, March 18, 2005

Now it makes sense...

Separated at birth?

Two Stupid Gomers

(From 2 Political Junkies.)

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Ten ways Dick Cheney can kill you

Deadly Dick

From Grouchy Old Cripple, via Leslie's Omnibus.

And don't miss Rummy's Fighting Techniques.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Quote of the day

President Clinton is in recovery. He's doing well. He had quadruple bypass surgery. Then recently he had some other problems. But now he's at home. Who thought his heart would be the first organ to give out?
-David Letterman

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Webster wedgie

The next edition of Webster's New World Dictionary will include the underwear-lodged-in-the-butt-crack definition of the word "wedgie."

Other lexicographic additions include:

digital camera
identity theft
irritable bowel syndrome
Megan's Law
street cred
touch screen

Webster still trails the Oxford English Dictionary in trendiness; recent additions to the mother of all dictionaries included:

code bloat
shock jock
bottom cleavage
crack ho

It is comforting to note that both learned tomes will now contain the word that best describes one's attitude concerning the current state of the English language:


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Monday, March 14, 2005

Those who celebrate πR2?
and Happy Birthday, Al

Today is Pi Day, or Math Geek Day, depending upon one's tolerance of inane pseudo-holidays.

According to the Wikipedia:

March 14, written 3/14 in the USA date format, is the official day for Pi Day derived from the common three-digit approximation for the number π: 3.14. It is usually celebrated at 1:59 PM (in recognition of the six-digit approximation: 3.14159). Some, using a twenty-four-hour clock rather than a twelve hour clock, say that 1:59 PM is actually 13:59 and celebrate it at 1:59 AM instead. Parties have been held by mathematics departments of various schools around the world.

This day has been celebrated in a variety of ways. Groups of people, typically pi clubs, give thought to the role that the number π has played in their lives and imagine the world without π. During such an event, pi celebrants may devise alternative values for π, eat pi (pie), play pi (piñata), or drink pi (piña colada).

The “ultimate” pi day occurred on March 14th, 1592, at 6:54 AM. When written in American-style date format, this is 3/14/1592 6:54, which corresponds to the ten-digit approximation of pi: 3.141592654. However, considering this was well before any kind of standardized world time had been established, and the general population, excluding mathematicians, scholars, etc, had no concept of π, the holiday went unnoticed. (A little bit of Wikipedia humor there, folks.)

For those of you really into π, go here, the home of the “Ridiculously Enhanced Pi Page.”

Today is also Albert Einstein's birthday. Here are a few Al-isms which can be grasped by the mathematically challenged:

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to.

If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants.

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

Never memorize anything you can look up.

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.

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Sunday, March 13, 2005

Joy in Spookville

The KGB Report's favorite CIA operative, humorist, computer adept, and former rock star (talk about your quadruple threat), The Covert Comic is back to work in Spookville after seven weeks of "administrative leave". In the Guvmint's defense- well, that darned Constitution can be interpreted in so many different ways, you know?

His reinstatement was a foregone conclusion. As CC himself notes, "How can CIA fire me, when I'm the only one who knows where the backup CD with all the intelligence is?"

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Gag of the day...

From a bank sign in a John Callahan cartoon:

Time: 2:30 am|PM
Temp: 70° c|F
Oprah Winfrey is: fat|THIN

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Laugh while you can, monkey-boy

I am a professional. Do not try this at home.

I canna change the laws of physics

As a matter of fact, I *am* the boss of you.
(as a matter of fact, i AM the boss of you.)

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without signficant intelligence

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Eff the ineffable, scrute the inscrutable.

If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.

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