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End of the pinnipeds…

When Don Henley’s “End of the Innocence” was popular, I kept trying to write an “end of the pinnipeds” parody re dolphins being caught in tuna traps, mistakenly thinking dolphins were pinnipeds.

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Unreal Reality for Parks and Recreation

On more than one occassion, a character on Parks and Recreation has threatened to lie under oath to manipulate another character. The problem? There’s a camera right there, recording both the truth and the threat! The manipulated character could easily … Continue reading

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Like Trillian, like Dax

An episode of ST:DS9 shows Dax having difficulty lifting heavy cups for Worf’s mother as part of a Klingon marriage ritual. This may be a reference to the difficulty Sandra Dickinson (Trillian on the TV version of HHGTG) had lifting … Continue reading

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We now Paas for station acquisition

A recent episode of 30 Rock had Alec Baldwin’s character (Jack Doneghy) hoping that PAAS would buy CableTown. Of course, PAAS isn’t actually a company, so this is impossible… as a PAAS representative confirmed via email: Date: Thu, 16 May … Continue reading

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Null showerhead

I think my showerhead needs a “null” setting so I can turn off the water while lathering up. Turning off the water entirely and then turning it back on doesn’t work as well.

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Circle in the (Greek) sand?

Everytime I hear the Bangles’ “Circle in the Sand”, I think of Archimedes.

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FoxTrot crossword answer

Answers to: http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2007/02/18

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Open letter to free email providers

[I've actually sent this via fax and email to Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, no reply yet] As you know, many 419 (advance fee fraud) scammers use your service to communicate with potential victims. In other words, scammers use both your … Continue reading

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Long conversation between scammers

[This was originally posted at 419eater.com before I was banned there (for reasons best left unexplored <G>). A 419 scam is when someone offers to send you a lot of money [lottery, inheritance, found money, etc] for a small amount … Continue reading

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Tip: use stickynumber.com and flextel.com to screw 419 scammers

[This was originally posted at 419eater.com before I was banned there (over a misunderstanding involving sheep <G>). A 419 scam is when someone offers to send you a lot of money [lottery, inheritance, found money, etc] for a small amount … Continue reading

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