Saturday, April 02, 2005
Congratulations on a very Golden Anniversary, Art and Alice.
Friday, April 01, 2005
But when I heard the news this morning, they said that instead of going to the hospital, the Pope was staying in his apartment overlooking St Peter's square, I thought to myself he's "fixin' to die". Any good blues song incorporates the phrase: "fixin' to die". I wrote a song a bout it. You wanna hear it? Here it is:
I ain't goin' to no hospital
I'm staying in the Papal apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square
'cause I'm fixin' to die.
Perhaps sung in the style of Calhoun Tubbs, which ends the song with an "Ahhhh haaaaah".
Followed by a harmonica solo by Motolicious.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
"A California jury awarded Lexar Media an additional $84 million in punitive damages, upping the total that Toshiba has to pay for stealing trade secrets to $465.4 million."
Toshiba sold American Submarine secrets to the Soviets in the 80's so I'm not surprised to hear about this. Though I was reading some posts that Lexar was not in the best of shape and that the Lexar people were hoping for a sympathetic jury in what is said to be a very flimsy case. But I haven't really been able to find anything further than hearsay. So I'll print rumors. But, The whole thing about U.S. Defense secrets being sold off, makes me think that they're guilty. Although, interestingly enough, the Norwegian Company Kongsberg also machined sub props and sold their secrets to the Sovs too, but didn't get in as much trouble as Toshiba.
I was depressed in college because I wasn't getting laid. They used to call me Christmas.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Click on one of hte Rejected files, very funny. Silly Hats Only.
Summoner Geeks, you've probably already seen it "Where're the Cheetos?
Sunday, March 27, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sales have dropped sharply at Wendy's fast food restaurants in the area of northern California where a woman claimed she found part of a finger in a bowl of chili, but analysts say the company's long-term prognosis should not be affected.
Peter Oakes, a restaurant analyst with Piper Jaffray & Co. in New York, said he doesn't expect Wendy's business to suffer long term from the discovery Tuesday night of a partial finger.
The hamburger chain serves about 6 million meals a day across the country and has a "national reputation for both quality and cleanliness," he said.
"To me the yard stick here is whether the single incident prompts the consumer to lose confidence in the brand. It's understandable to see some kind of knee-jerk reaction," Oakes said.
Franchise owners have informed the company's corporate headquarters in the Columbus suburb of Dublin that business is down, said Denny Lynch, spokesman for Wendy's International Inc. He said he could not release specific sales figures because Wendy's does not own those restaurants.
"It is an isolated incident. However, it is dramatically affecting sales in that market," Lynch said.
Authorities in San Jose, Calif., planned to search a fingerprint database on Friday to try to identify the finger's owner.
Capt. Bob Dixon of the Santa Clara County coroner's office said he did not know when their fingerprint expert might have a match. "Nobody's claimed it yet," he said.
From the AP