Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Perusing The Blogs

While perusing the blogs via the Next Blog» button I came across this post and I couldn't help but laugh. Someone was either having a really bad night or had a funny idea.

Dear IT Support:

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in the overall performance, particularly in the Flower and Jewellery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 un-installed many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5 and then installed undesirable programs such as: Football 5.0, Rugby 4.3 and Cricket 3.0.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs; it simply crashes the system. I'vetried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, to no avail. What can I do?

Signed, Desperate

Dear Desperate:

First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, whileHusband 10 is an Operating System.

Try entering the command: C:/I-THOUGHT-YOU-LOVED-ME to download Tears 6.2, which should automatically install Guilt 3.0. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewellery 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

But remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1.

WARNING: Beer 6.1 is a very nasty program that will create Snoring Loudly.

CAUTION: Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-law. This is not a supported application and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. I personally would recommend Hot Food 3.0 and Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck, IT Support

Dear IT Support,

18 months ago, I upgraded to Girlfriend 1.0 from DrinkingMates 4.2, which I had used for years without any trouble. However, there are apparently conflicts between these two products and the only solution was to try and run Girlfriend 1.0 with the sound turned off.

To make matters worse, Girlfriend 1.0 is incompatible with several other applications, such as LadsNightOut 3.1, Football 4.5, and Playboy 6.9. Successive versions of GirlFriend proved no better.

I tried a shareware program, Slapper 2.1, but it had many bugs and left a virus in my system, forcing me to shut down completely for several weeks.

Eventually, I tried to run GirlFriend 1.2 and Girlfriend 1.0 at the same time, only to discover that when these two systems detected each other they caused severe damage to my hardware.

I eventually upgraded to Fiancée 1.0, only to discover that this product soon had to be upgraded further to Wife 1.0. While Wife 1.0 tends to use up all my available resources, it does come bundled with FreeSexPlus and Cleanhouse2005.

Shortly after this upgrade, however, I found that Wife 1.0 could be very unstable and costly to run. Any mistakes I made were automatically stored in Wife 1.0's memory and could not be deleted.

They then resurfaced months later when I had forgotten about them.

Wife 1.0 also has an automatic Diary, Explorer and E-mail filter, and can, without warning, launch TurboStrop and Multi-Whinge. These latter products have no Help files, and I have to try to guess what the problem is.

Additional problems are that Wife 1.0 needs updating regularly, requiring ShoeShop Browser for new attachments and Hairstyle Express which needs to be reinstalled every other week. Also, when Wife 1.0 attaches itself to my Audi TT Convertible hard drive, it often crashes.

Wife 1.0 also comes with an irritating pop-up called MotherInLaw, which can't be turned off.

Recently I've been tempted to install Mistress 2005, but there could be problems. A friend of mine has alerted me to the fact that if Wife 1.0 detects Mistress 2005, it tendsdelete all of your Money before uninstalling itself'.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Three Interesting Things For Today

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet up with people in a city's square and just strip? Well that is what 18,000 people did today in Mexico city.
Spencer Tunick is an American photographer from Middletown, New York that is known around the world as the Nude Photographer. No, he does not stand around naked taking pictures of things. He does just the opposite, he gathers people from around the world (all whom volunteer their bodies) to be photographed.

I pose the 3 questions to you:

1. Are You Comfortable In The Nude?

2. Would you be comfortable posing nude with thousands of other people?

3. Would you be comfortable being photographed in the nude with thousands of other people?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then here i is your chance ... apply now.

Before you answer that though maybe I should tell you that all of these people are strictly volunteers. They do this on their own free will. That means they do not get paid or even really get anything, but the self gratification of being nude with strangers. I guess that is not fully true. They do receive a signed photograph and the fact that they are part of history.

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I couldn't resist sharing this one with more of the world.

About a year ago I was reading the paper in the waiting room while my car was getting a new set of wheels. I came across an article that just seemed so odd that it couldn't be true, however in this day and age I think anything really is possible (i.e., selling a partial grilled cheese sandwich for thousands that looks like Jesus). I read on to learn that there was a man in Africa that decided to marry a goat! The article didn't give details so until today I had no idea why anyone would or could marry a goat.

Found out about a man and his goat here.
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Lastly, I came across a sad article for Ireland. The pub population is decreasing at a rapid rate. They have attributed it to three things.

1. No smokin' in the Pubs since they banned that back in '04.
2. Tougher drink-driving laws (they way they say it...haha gave me a chuckle). Pubs tend to be in remote areas rather than close to home.
3. Times they are a changing for the younger crowd. They are flocking to the larger towns with smarter bars.

I guess that sucks for me when I finally get myself over there. Those were the places that I wanted to visit. I am dying to walk into an Irish pub, order a Guinness and just sit back and listen to the Irish Guy on stage sing a jig!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Great Line

Taken from the movie "Blood Diamond"

Jennifer Connely (reporter): "It would be completely off the record"

Leonardo DiCaprio: "Well off the record, I like to get kissed before I get fucked."



Missed Opportunities

Regardless of whether I remember my book or not I tend to grab The Boston Metro for the ride to or from work. It is definitely a great resource and just the right length for my ride on the 'T'.

On Friday's read I came across something that I was excited to go and see because even after reading the article about it, I was still in a state of true disbelief. The only way I really would have believed it was to see it with my own eyes.

On Saturday Wentworth Institute (along with 11 other colleges over the next couple of months) will competed in a 20th annual canoe race. Okay so that doesn't sound too exciting I know, but if I were to add that the canoes were built by the Wentworth students, would that make it a bit more exciting? No, okay then here's the whole kit and caboodle. The students, with no assistance of outside help, will build and race in canoe's that are made completely of cement! Yes, you read correctly canoe's made completely of cement.

Unfortunately do to the timing of a call I was waiting for I was unable to witness this race, but boy would it have been a site to see!

To read more about the 20th annual concrete canoe race click here

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Go Grandma!

To be older and still bust a move...I love it!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

If The Saying Is True...

If the saying "it always ends up being the quiet ones" is in fact true, then I don't think any area even if it is deemed to be the safest place is ever truly out of harms reach.

This was proven with Cho Seung-hui acts of violence. What I don't understand is how he fell through the cracks. Yes, he was a quite kid, but when you put all the facts together they paint a pretty clear picture.

Now, I am not saying they represent a killer, but they represent someone that may needed some type of help. Even if that help only amounted to talking...it could have been a start.

The red flags I have gathered:

1. He had a police report for stalking two girls
2. Based on the file against him he was sentenced to a mental health institute
3. In the mental health institute he was deemed a threat to himself and to others around him, but was still released noting he needed to seek outpatient therapy
4. The screen plays ... although not criminal as seen in the eyes of the law, they definitely were not your everyday satire and even drew one teacher to report them to the police

I have said this before, but I will say it again, it is really sad that all you see on the news now a days are murders. It almost makes you immune to it because you see it so often. I am not immune to it though because I have seen it first hand. When I was a sophomore in high school I lost one of my best friends to a sick and twisted low life dirtbag who took her life. So each time I see something like this happen it reminds me of that day and no matter how many times it happens I will never understand why.


Compliments of the BBC.Com website here are some quotes from the video Cho mailed to NBC the day of the shootings.

In quotes: Virginia gunman's message

Cho Seung-hui sent 28 video clips to NBC Excerpts from video recordings sent to NBC News by Cho Seung-hui - the student who shot at least 30 people at Virginia Tech university on Monday.

"You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today. But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off."

"You had everything you wanted. Your Mercedes wasn't enough, you brats. Your golden necklaces weren't enough, you snobs. Your trust funds wasn't enough. Your vodka and cognac wasn't enough. All your debaucheries weren't enough. Those weren't enough to fulfil your hedonistic needs. You had everything."

"You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience. You thought it was one pathetic boy's life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenceless people."

"Do you know what it feels to be spit on your face and to have trash shoved down your throat? Do you know what it feels like to dig your own grave? Do you know what it feels like to have throat slashed from ear to ear? Do you know what it feels like to be torched alive? Do you know what it feels like to be humiliated and be impaled on a cross and left to bleed to death for your amusement?

You have never felt a single ounce of pain your whole life. Did you want to inject as much misery in our lives as you can just because you can?"

"I didn't have to do this. I could have left. I could have fled. But no, I will no longer run. It's not for me. For my children, for my brothers and sisters that you (expletive). I did it for them.
When the time came I did it. I had to. "

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Just Playing With Some Egypt Pics

Bridge over Funicular

Looking Up

Time to Dive

Nothing but crystal blue water

Doesn't it just make you want to take a swan dive?