Thursday, June 28, 2007

Paris Hilton speaks

Yesterday, we shared the news that Michael Moore would be bumped from Larry King's show, to make way for an exciting hour of thoughtful reflection with Paris Hilton.

I was reading the newspaper (remember those?) and trying to ignore the television, when this slipped out:

Larry King: So, Paris, any regrets?

Paris Hilton: Um, you know, I wish I knew now what I knew then.

I wish I could make this stuff up.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Error message of the day

I'm not sure what this is trying to tell me.
ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist

I suppose it could just as likely tell me that Narnia does not exist. Or Middle Earth.

Although, it's now claimed that we know where Middle Earth is (was?)

Kids these days

I was telling my kids yesterday that they needed to put on some suntan lotion. They gave me the look that says they're thinking of putting me in a home.

Then I translated from "38 year old" to "6 and 3 year old", and told them to put on some sunscreen.

Kids these days, geez. I was already tired of explaining what an "album" is, and how a "typewriter" works.

Someday I'll horrify them with the story from my youth of when there were only 13 channels on the TV. And some TVs were "black and white".

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me...

... than a frontal lobotomy.

At least I can now prove that I don't have brain damage.

This test is all I needed.

43% of healthy subjects completed the second of the two problems at the link above, while more than 80% of the patients with brain damage were able to solve the problem.

Everybody, sing with me, "You lock the door, and throw away the key. There's someone in my head, but it's not me."

What's wrong with the world today?

What's wrong with the world today? Simple. Michael Moore gets bumped from the Larry King show, so that Paris Hilton can be on.

Mr. Moore was just going to talk about his new movie, Sicko, which addresses a healthcare crisis in the United States. At least it was nothing important, like Paris.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

We hauled the trailer out of storage, dusted off the cobwebs, and headed out for a short weekend at MacGregor Point Provincial Park, on Lake Huron, this past weekend. The water was pretty cold, but that didn't stop the girls from having a swim at the shallow, sandy beach. We took the dog this time, and she enjoyed the doggie beach. She was less than impressed when we left her by herself at the campsite though.

The park is terrific for biking. There are lots of easy packed gravel trails that wind through the park. I tented here years ago, and the raccoons were unbelievable. They came right up to the campfire, stuck their hand out and said, "Buddy, can you spare a snack?" This weekend we heard some rustling in the woods at night, but they stayed away from the campsite. We did see two little ones at the side of the road by the Visitor Centre when we were out biking. The dog was up early on Saturday morning, and she tried to chase a deer that wandered onto the road in front of us. I told her that there's no way she's fast enough or agile enough to catch a deer, but she sure wanted to try.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

What kind of American do you think I am?

What kind of American accent do you have?

Out of interest, I took the test. Turns out, I'm Canadian.

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)


People from outside North America probably think you're from the States, but over here we wouldn't make such a mistake.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

What is a leader?

I'll tell you what a leader isn't. A leader isn't someone who tosses out his longest serving member of Parliament because the guy stands up for his constituents. Especially after the member's colleagues lied about not firing anyone.
'We will not throw a member out of caucus for voting his conscience. There will be no firings on budget votes as we saw with the Liberal government'."

A leader shows the way. A leader says, "here's what I'm going to do, and how I'm going to do it. Who's with me?" If that's not enough to get people to follow you, you're doing the wrong thing.

Leaders don't have to lie. Leaders don't have to trick people into following them. Leaders don't use the convenience of a dead soldier to snark about the opposition's service record.

Now, who's not a leader?

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Checklist for deploying an ATM

Checklist for deploying an ATM.

1) Cut hole in wall.
2) Install ATM.
3) Plug it in.
4) Turn it on.
5) Activate Windows.