Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dominos Pizza thin crust slicing

THE CALCULATIONS BELOW ARE INCORRECT, WORKING ON A FIX UPDATE: For 10″ and 12″ thin crust pizzas, the serving size is 1/4 pizza (or 2 radial slices), so adjust accordingly. Dominos Pizza give nutrition information per radial slice (8 slices … Continue reading

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Too dumb to scam?

Scammers target dumb people because they’re easier to scam. But what if they’re so dumb they can’t even follow simple instructions? Here’s a multi-day google talk chat I had with a scammer who answered my chat request, mrdavewilliams9@gmail.com (contains strong … Continue reading

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amazon.com shipping scam (or is it ozbo.com)

If you buy ozbo.com products on amazon.com, you pay a fairly high shipping charge. If you buy ozbo.com products on ozbo.com, you pay a much lower shipping charge. Where the heck is that extra money going? Is ozbo.com undercutting its … Continue reading

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Wii Tennis Skill Levels

I recently hand recorded the results of a bunch of Wii Tennis games I played against Elisa and Sarah, wherein I played the receiving team (never serving), and played both members of the receiving team. I also played only 1 … Continue reading

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Jeeves fails to fail

In “Leave It To Jeeves”, Jeeves hatches a plan whereby Corky’s benefactor uncle (Alexander Worple) can meet Corky’s fiancee, Muriel Singer, before knowing than Muriel and Corky are engaged, so that Corky can marry Muriel without his benefactor’s disapproval (and … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Jute Pun

In PG Wodehouse’s “Leave It To Jeeves”, one of the stories is about Bruce “Corky” Corcoran, who desperately wants to avoid working in his uncle’s jute factory. The hideous pun? The scientific genus for jute is “Corchorus”, very similar to … Continue reading

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Who’s Corinna?

Every wondered who “Corinna” was in the Progressive Insurance dancing money commerical? It’s actually a reference to the city of Corinna, Maine (near Newport), where Progressive first started.

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Weird Al (30) Rocks

In the “Weird Al” episode of 30 Rock, Jenna is annoyed that Weird Al parodies her without her knowledge. In real life, Weird Al always gets the artist’s permission before parodying. It’s possible that Jenna’s agent ok’d the parody without … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer: full of baloney?

Oscar Mayer’s website has this nutritional information for UPC code 4470003252 (at http://www.kraftrecipes.com/Products/ProductInfoDisplay.aspx?&Product=4470003252&pf=true): However, the product in my freezer has different information (note the serving size is different, among other things): I’ve pinged Oscar Mayer about this, but I think … Continue reading

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Myth-Chief notes

One of the junk items Marmel and Marmilda’s dad had was “hundreds of folded documents” of “long, skinny maps”. This is a reference to the Trip-Tiks AAA used to give out to members to help them plan a trip. “Temple … Continue reading

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