Monthly Archives: April 2011

Where can I find dry soup mixes (not limited to noodle soup) that have less than 75 calories per package? The Ramen soups are 220 calories each!

(You): Where can I find dry soup mixes (not limited to noodle soup) that have less than 75 calories per package? The Ramen soups are 220 calories each! (Dave): You may be surprised. I’m sure you’ll get lots of “Whole … Continue reading

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Triangles have 3 sides

A recent episode of GSN’s Love Triangle featured John, a brown-haired guy, with Jen, a blonde roommate, and Larissa, a brunette neighbor. I kept waiting for someone to make a Three’s Company reference, but no one did!

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I Dream of Growing Pains?

An episode of Growing Pains mentions the “Dr Alfred Bellows Memorial” conference, a reference to I Dream of Jeanne.

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VirtualBox creates virtual disks bigger than physical ones!

VirtualBox lets you create virtual drives that are bigger than the physical drive they reside on! This doesn’t fill the physical disk because my drives use “dynamically expanding storage”. But the resulting VM will crash and hang for what appears … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of Billy Ocean’s Loverboy’s video?

(You): What is the meaning of Billy Ocean’s Loverboy’s video? [Vark assigned category: video, more details]

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SE Linux (selinux) vs WordPress

If you repeatedly get a 403 error after installing WordPress, and nothing else you’ve googled works, the culprit might be selinux. selinux is devious: it hides its messages in /var/log/messages (not /var/log/secure), *and* its log messages have “audit” in them … Continue reading

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30 Rock Loves Douglas Adams Even More?

In the 100th episode of 30 Rock, Liz makes it a point to tell Jack that she’s 42.

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Stacy gets out of school really, REALLY early

In Fountains of Wayne’s Stacy’s Mom video, the lyrics ask “can I come over after scoo-oo-oo-ool [school]”, but the clock near the pool shows it’s 9:03 (presumably am, since the sun is shining, and they don’t appear to be near … Continue reading

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Rod Stewart has all the luck

The video for Rod Stewart’s “Some Guys Have All The Luck” shows us brief glimpses of Rod’s “dream girl”, but never the whole face at once. This is probably to make her seem more mysterious, but, if you look closely, … Continue reading

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Fake diseases: GERD, “erectile dysfunction”, and diabetes

Doctors and drug companies have come up w/ a lot of fake new diseases, just so they can sell drugs to “treat” them. In my day, as people got older, their stomachs became more sensitive and they held off on … Continue reading

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