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Sunday, January 30, 2005
Quiz fixed.

Sorry, no internet connection while in Disney World.

Friday, January 28, 2005
Wow. This is painful to watch.
60 Bottles of Beer in an avalanche, 60 bottles of take one down...pass it around. Wait, I've got to pee. Yeah, I'm free!
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Damn. What a GREAT headline.
Monday, January 24, 2005
Since I know the answer...I won't respond.
Well, I got this wrong, but I'll let you all try it. Feel free to post your guesses, and I'll post the answer later. If I can manage it, I'll post the answer under the question. We'll see. Anyway:

Solve this mystery:

A woman, while at the funeral of her mother, met this guy whom she did not know. She thought the guy was amazing, her dream man! She fell in love with him instantly, but never asked for his phone number and could not find him after the funeral. A few days later she killed her sister.
Question: What is her motive in killing her sister? (Give this some thought before you answer)
MSNBC - Jan. 24 called worst day of the year

Indeed it is. It sucks.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Not only does the quiz have too many "Friends" questions, but they don't know the answers. One of my questions (on the day that I only got 1 right! supposedly...) was Who guest starred as Rachel's sister? The answer, according to me (and John, and Scott, and Google) is Christina Applegate. I chose Christina Applegate. They said I was wrong, that it was Reese Witherspoon.

Sucky, sucky, sucky. Please, for the love of God, CHANGE THE CATEGORY.
The quiz sucks. Every question about the 90s is about Friends, and not easy stuff about Friends. Here's my quiz -- 5 questions having to do with Friends.

Weren't there things happening in the world that didn't happen in a sitcom?

Answer accurately and quickly to gain the most points!

If you do not submit this quiz, you will be scored a zero!

Topic of the Hour: 1990s
Timer started! Go! Go! Go!

Question 1

Sports : NFL Teams in the 90s (NFL 1990s)

New Orleans has the nickname of who?


Question 2

Television : "Friends", "Friends", and More "Friends" (Friends* Mixture: Average Q-Z)

Chandler said, at first, that Monica's bathing suit from high school was used to cover Connecticut when it rains. What did he see that changed his mind?

Ross' hair
Rachel's puffy sleeved prom dress
Rachel's old nose
Monica's sandwich

Question 3

Sports : Super Bowl XXIX (Super Bowl 1990s)

How many receiving yards did Jerry Rice have?


Question 4

Music : Mad Music Trivia (1990s Music)

How many men are in the Backstreet Boys?


Question 5

Television : Name the Television Year: 1990s (1990s TV)

1 - 'ER', 2 - 'Seinfeld', 3 - 'Veronica's Closet', 4 - 'Friends', and 5 - 'Touched by an Angel'. What year was this, the final one for 'Roseanne'?


Question 6

Television : Are You A True "Friend"? Part Two (Friends* Mixture: Average A-E)

Who stole Ross's monkey, Marcel, and made him wear a tutu?

Mr. Heckles

Question 7

Music : The Worst of Rock & Pop Lyrics Quiz (1990s Music)

"I think I'm done nursing the patience."

My Friends Over You
The Anthem
Man In The Box
Learn To Fly

Question 8

Music : Fun Music Quiz (1990s Music)

Name 3 members from N'Sync?

Justin, Lance and Chris
Lance, Robert and Sam
Justin, Joseph, JC
Joe, Rupert and Lance

Question 9

Television : Name the Television Year: 1990s (1990s TV)

For a change of pace, which of these shows was NOT on Australia's Top 20 ranked shows for the 1999-2000 season?


Question 10

Television : "Friends" Questions (Friends* Mixture: Average A-E)

What is Chip Matthews' phone number?

555 9462
555 9323
555 8344
555 9921
This was my quiz today. This is what the 1990's have been reduced to? Why only two or three days of music trivia and weeks of Friends? AHHHHHHHHHHH

Answer accurately and quickly to gain the most points!

If you do not submit this quiz, you will be scored a zero!

Topic of the Hour: 1990s
Timer started! Go! Go! Go!

Question 1

Sports : Gold Medallists 1 (1996 Atlanta)

Cycling. In Atlanta the gold medal on the road-event was won by:

Miguel Indurain
Pascal Richard
Rolf Sorensen
Max Sciandri

Question 2

Television : Die Hard 'Friends' Quiz (Friends* Mixture: Average Q-Z)

Who buys a lap top?


Question 3

Television : Are You A True "Friend"? Part Two (Friends* Mixture: Average A-E)

When the engagement ring Phoebe was supposed to be guarding for Chandler is accidentally sold, what does Chandler say to the purchaser to get it back from him?

The ring is fake
The ring is cursed
Phoebe is dying
The ring is stolen

Question 4

Television : Tough 'Friends' (Friends* Mixture: Average Q-Z)

When everybody played poker, what was the limit?

a dollar
50 cents
25 cents
75 cents

Question 5

Television : "Friends" Galore! (Friends* Mixture: Average Q-Z)

When mentioned, which movie will immediately make Joey cry?

"Gone With the Wind"
"Old Yeller"
"It's a Wonderful Life"

Question 6

Television : "Friends" Fanatic (Friends* Mixture: Average Q-Z)

In what tv show did Joey have a robot co-star?

Days of Our lives
Cereal Lives
Mac and Cheese

Question 7

Television : Ultimate 'Friends' Trivia (Friends* Mixture: Average A-E)

What was the name of Eddie's ex-girlfriend?


Question 8

Television : 'Friends' Trivia (Friends* Mixture: Average Q-Z)

Whose boss likes to congratulate people by slapping them on the butt?


Question 9

Television : 'Friends' Trivia (Friends* Mixture: Average Q-Z)

Whom does Monica say Chandler looks like with a mustache?

Their dad
Aunt Silvia
Tom Selleck

Question 10

Television : 'Friends' Trivia (Friends* Mixture: Average A-E)

Who said 'Oh, I think this is the episode of 'Three's Company' where there's some kind of misunderstanding'?



Friday, January 21, 2005
Rob - if it sent you to microsoft yesterday, it's because that's where your computer goes when it's confused. I had the link screwed up, so it had two sets of "http://" the link no worky.

But now it worky!
That's so strange Margaret - Last night that link was just going straight to Does microsoft own snopes? In any event, yeah 5 year olds should not be doing that sot of thing.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
Wow. This is disturbing.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Turn any iPod into an iPod Shuffle in 3 easy steps! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Thanks to our long lost blogger, Smitty.
Monday, January 17, 2005
Before, he was misguided, dumb, and dangerous.

Now, he is misguided, dumb, dangerous...and drunk with power.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Friday, January 14, 2005
Dear Friends,

I took my dog to the vet. He is no longer all that cool with me anymore. They stuck so many needles (not to mention the things they stuck in his butt). He is so drowsy and pitiful looking - poor baby.
Thursday, January 13, 2005

One of the "rants" in the Cville:

My rant is: Saw the young man who was accused of rape in the city last year. Following his case I approched him while he was having hot chocolate on the Mall theo ther day. He was receptive of me and very cordial. I told him I felt for him going through that ordeal. His case was dismissed, he told me, because the alleged statements of the young lady's assault didn't corroborate with DNA and forensics testing. Now here we are living in Mr. Jefferson's city, following the honor code system and celebrating to the fullest. And Mr. Ward has nine months of his life taken away from him. The city even tried to make him the serial rapist. He was wronged all the way around. The city should reopen their welcoming arms to this guy. My suggestion: Help heal the hurt caused to this young man and repay him whatever damages to him were caused. You know what they say: He without sin cast the first stone.

Are you friggin kidding me?
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This is freakin' awesome.

Oh, how I love the morning!

Q. Why are the arses in front of my driving five miles below?
A. There's a cop on the road.

Q. Why are they driving so slowly next to scooter cop?
A. I don't know.

Q. Why is scooter cop the guy who gave me a ticket in September?
A. Karma.

Q. Why did scooter cop decide to follow me?

Good morning.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
"We were communists and fascists at the same time."

Damned Flip-floppers. - Library board puts Jon Stewart's book back on shelves - Jan 11, 2005

Ms. Skelton is not quoted in this article, but presumably she agrees with the reversal.
Monday, January 10, 2005
:: View topic - Get Well Chris !

This is a story about a friend's brother. It's a tiny bit gross, but most troubling is that the person hasn't been found.
SONOFAB@#$IKJ 234l@#$I@J#$KJ

Damnit damnit damnit. So some of you may have noticed some guy named HoloGuy signed up to play, he's a coworker of mine. When I went to play today's game I guess I didn't notice that the lab computer I was playing on was logged in as him. And wouldn't you guess I get them all right. DAmn Damnit damnit.

So yeah, I guess HoloGuy won today but it doesn't count.

Rob - Mississippi libraries ban 'Daily Show' book - Jan 10, 2005: "Former English teacher Tara Skelton of Ocean Springs said the libraries shouldn't decide what is in poor taste."

Who is Tara Skelton? Ocean Springs is a town 17.1 miles away in Mississippi, but other than that I can see no connection between Ms. Skelton and Jon Stewart's book. Maybe it's that Ms. Skelton was an English teacher, and the book is written in English.

Why didn't the author (it's an Associated Press article) contact an actual librarian? Is there a shortage of them in Gulfport, Mississippi?
Apparently, you're going to be #1 anyway. Princess Diaries my ass.
Friday, January 07, 2005
I have determined that as long as the topic is movies, the only way I'm going to be #1 for any time at all is to be the first to take my quiz for the day. Thus - so far, I'm #1! I'm #1!
It took them a long time to do it, but I'm convinced that The Smoking Gun can obtain pretty much anything. "The Telltale Splotch" (on the right) is quite probably the most disturbing thing I've ever read.

Well, not EVER. I mean, I do like Stephen King.
Again, stolen blatantly from Dave Barry's blog (I do try to keep this to a minimum):

Instructional Headline Of The Day
The last line of the article explains everything. Well, nearly everything.

A game I can play.
Think how those of us who consider ourselves movie buffs feel when we only get 6 right. These are darn hard!
Given my complete movie ignorance, I'm PROUD of my 5 correct trivia answers.
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Wait, let me correct myself - four MONTHS for murder.

MSN - News - CNN Cans 'Crossfire' Host Carlson

"I guess I come down more firmly in the Jon Stewart camp," Klein told The Associated Press.
Scott - I saw that article and burst out laughing. Good thing we weren't open yet.
This news speaks for itself: Bill Gates Has Eventful Presentation At CES
I just composed this long post with links to news articles and everything - but lost it when my crappy computer died.

Basically, you get 10 years for marijuana possession, 3 or 6 years for murder, and probation for locking your child in the trunk of your car so that you can drink and use drugs. What a system!

I was previously consuming about 2100 calories per day.
I was previously gaining weight at a rate of about a half-pound per week.
1 pound = 3500 calories.
A half-pound per week is 1750 too many calories per week, or 250 too many calories per day.
Therefore, to maintain my weight, I can consume about 1850 calories per day.
(We're ignoring fat content here, but let's go with it)
On the diet, I consume about 1500 calories/day, which is 350 less than required to maintain, or 2100 less than required to maintain in a week.
By the change in food alone, I should lose a little more than a half-pound per week.
(We're somewhat ignoring cheat day by calling a week 6 days)
Lifting weights burns about 200 calories in an hour.
The elliptical burns about 200 calories in 20 minutes.
Thus, with working out, I'm burning an extra 1200 calories per week.
(We're ignoring my incalculable general increase in metabolism, which we'll say is cancelled out by cheat day)
So, with working out alone, I should lose about a third of a pound per week.
With both diet and exercise, I should lose 3300 calories, or about 1 pound per week.
Over 12 weeks, I should lose 12 pounds.
Over 24 weeks, I should lose 24 pounds.
Then we can go on a cruise.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
First of all, welcome, The Riddler.

Second, I. Want. Snow.
I'm firmly entrenched (Margaret, I'm sorry if I spelled that wrong) in fifth or sixth place -- and it's my game. Fun anyway. I was able to surprise myself by translating French though.
I'm winning.

To be fair, though, the Hebrew question was a gimme.
Dammit, I'd be #1 on the trivia thingy if I hadn't gone back and changed one of my answers.

I suck.

How's everyone doing?
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Hmm... I was listening to clips of the new Phantom soundtrack. After hearing a couple of tracks, I started wondering WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!!! I then realized that the actors from the movies recorded the disc. I'm thinking they're not so great as singers.
Zeitgeist(n): spirit of the times (see the complete definition from
Stolen blatantly from Dave Barry's blog:

Monday, January 03, 2005
Thanks, Meghan. I like that game. (Because I won.)
So, I found this cool trivia contest server and figured since fantasy football season is now officially over some of us need new ways to express our "winning desires." Anyway it's kinda cool and there are new questions each day. It keep track of your points and shares them with the world. You do have to "sign up" to play but I've never recieved any kind of "spammy crap" from them. So join in and play.

Play our Daily Trivia Game! New Questions Daily!
Thpbbt. Let this blog go too long without a post, and suffer the consequences: a post with no other purpose but to take up space and fill my time.

Like this one.
Read this, and then read the letter here (you may have to scroll down to read the long letter, but as I post this, it's at the top).

People are idiots.
Daddy Z has a point.

So, it's Monday, and I'm back at work, after a glorious vacation. Did I say glorious? I meant short. Anyway, my to-do list is more than a page long in Outlook, which is stressful enough - but I was actually looking forward to having 3 hours to myself today, from 10 until 1, since we don't open until 1, to get things done. Of course, some student showed up at 9am and Katie let him in, because he drove from Longwood, so I had to proctor his test. So much for my quiet, getting-organized time.

January at Kaplan is, I would imagine, sort of like April at H&R Block. Arg.

Why is the clock wrong?