Conceived above a saloon, delivered into this world by a masked man identified by his heavily sedated mother as Captain Video, raised by a kindly West Virginian woman, a mild-mannered former reporter with modest delusions of grandeur and no tolerance of idiots and the intellectually dishonest.
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The sordid details...
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Humor on a green scale
Clothing label of the day
If you're enamored of Psalm 109...
Don't forget to check out verses 2 and 3.
And by the way, "Real Christian"... thanks for the e-mail. Please note for future reference, however, that Jesus didn't say "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." That was actually the eponymous Antonio, in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice:
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart:
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
No Fear Shakespeare's translation is:
The devil can quote Scripture for his own use. An evil soul using a holy story is like a criminal who smiles at you. He looks like a good apple but he's rotten at the core. Oh, liars can look so honest!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
A call for a Christian jihad?
The Christians are coming to get you. And they are not pleasant people.-George Carlin
As a Christian, I sometimes wonder why it's always Old Testament scripture that's invoked in political activities, never the philosophies of Jesus. Borrowing from the Pittsburgh dialect, I call these folks "Yunz"... Christians without Christ.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
It all started here...
On November 18, 1963, the first telephone in the US with push buttons instead of a rotary dial was placed in commercial service in Carnegie and Greensburg, Pa. This was a Touch-Tone telephone with 10 push buttons, manufactured by the Western Electric Manufacturing and supply Unit of the Bell System. The optional service was offered for an extra charge. Some previous marketing trials had taken place in Ohio and Pennsylvania. A 10 button dial was inserted into an adapter taking the place of the rotary dial. The use of 12 Button dials with * and # keys for special services came out rather quickly after the introduction of Touch Tone Service in 1963, and the 10 button dial was discontinued.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It's a sign. I'm going to lie down for a while now.
The next media circus and GOP flip-flop
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|Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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The good stuff starts about five and a half minutes in.
E-mail of the day...
Cindy and I recently became fans of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, primarily because in order to see the end of Letterman, which runs past 12:35 am, you have to watch what the DVR thinks is the beginning of Ferguson's program.
One of the nightly segments is viewer e-mail. Cindy told me last week that I should send one in. I've learned it's always a good idea to do what she says, so I did:
Have you considered throwing your considerable influence behind the development of inertial electrostatic confinement fusion technology?
If not, could you do more musical stuff with puppets?
Kevin G. Barkes
Fayette City, Pennsylvania
To which he replied, "I'd put my money on puppets, Kevin."
I thought it was interesting that he had no trouble saying "inertial electrostatic confinement fusion technology" but mispronounced "Fayette." Must be the Star Trek/Scotty effect.
Speaking of which, the hi-def download of J.J. Abram's Star Trek from the iTunes Store just completed.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Quote of the day
Facebook is a clocksucker.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Quote of the day
Hitting the delete key and changing the channel are satisfying but ineffective methods of denying reality.
-Kevin G. Barkes
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Violators will be prosecuted.
The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is now something other than email@example.com saga.
kgbreport.com used to be kgb.com until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up kgb.com and adopting kgbreport.com created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the kgb.com domain name in 1993, and had since that time used firstname.lastname@example.org as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that email@example.com was no longer firstname.lastname@example.org but rather email@example.com which is longer than firstname.lastname@example.org and more letters to type than email@example.com and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than firstname.lastname@example.org but actually just as functional as email@example.com? I sent e-mails from the firstname.lastname@example.org address to just about everybody I knew who had used email@example.com in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the firstname.lastname@example.org change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which email@example.com was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for firstname.lastname@example.org would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that email@example.com no longer is the firstname.lastname@example.org they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. email@example.com. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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