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Archive for June, 2008

I Can't Believe That I Barack Obama Have To Deal With This

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Watching the Daily Show one night, I heard Jon Stewart mention a highly specific, and highly made-up sounding web site.

Then I went there.

It was real!

On Digg, someone posted the story and said, "Thought he was joking, but he wasn't."

Well, I had already checked the WhoIs of the site, and found it was registered the exact day the Daily Show aired! So that would lead me to believe someone watching took the idea and made it real.

If you go to the site in question, you can see that the creator wrote, "Jon Stewart said it, so I made it."

What a world we live in where fictional web sites can become real in less than 24 hours.

P.S. You can leave a comment there.

Happy Father's Day

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

I never put too much thought into the wide variety of cards that are appropriate for Father's Day. This changed a few days ago.

Shopping for a card, I noticed some that seemed geared toward sons and grandsons, and not dads. What could it mean?

My first thought was that in some circles, fathers exchange cards with their children. Of course I'd never heard of this practice before, but perhaps it existed nonetheless. Why not? A parent could reciprocate the feeling of appreciation on Father's Day, especially since there is no Children's Day.

But alas, this theory was wrong. And rightfully so! Father's Day is Dad Turf Only.

Quickly I mentally hopped from Theory The First to Theory The Second, and realized that the cards for Sons and Grandsons are going to Fathers as well. So Billy's Grandfather Hector sends Billy a father's day card, "To My Grandson," because Billy himself is a father.

A ha! It's all so clear…

First comment: Duh!

Second comment: Dude, there is a kids day,

Eurekster – Alive!!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

…For now.

Last week I wrote about how this great new (to me) service, Eurekster, had apparently died.

Makes me think of that Simpsons episode where Homer held Lisa's dying robot and said, "Linguo… dead?" The bot replied, "Linguo …is ……dead."

So, "Eurekster… dead?"

The reply: "Not by a <cough*cough> long shot…"

The service seems to be back up, the widget I installed is working again, and the search results seem fine. But who's to say when the next unexpected outage may occur? You never know…

We must prepare ourselves for the darkest of days, when we will no longer have access to search-wiki swickis!