IM spam

•October 8, 2008 • Leave a Comment

That’s IM not I’m. So last night I won a $500 dollar Macy’s gift card, got an invitation for someone to webcam chat with me and got a link to “pics of a crazy party.” Too bad I don’t shop at Macy’s and haven’t gone to any crazy parties…

Don’t you love IM spam? I’m tempted to close out yahoo and msn messenger every time I’m away from the computer… doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose? Well, maybe, just kind of.



•September 23, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I just got this in an email:

Rumor at this point, but one I keep hearing about through
> different channels. Just for your info
> On or about October 5th, Biden will excuse himself from the
> ticket, citing health problems, and he will be replaced by
> Hillary. This is timed to occur after the VP debate on 10/2.
> There have been talks all weekend about how to proceed with
> this info. Generally, the feeling is that we should all go
> ahead and get it out there to as many blog sites and
> personal email lists as is possible.
> I have already seen a few short blurbs about this – the
&g! t; ‘health problem’ cited in those articles was
> aneurysm. Probably many of you have heard the same
> rumblings.
> However, at this point, with this inside info from the DNC,
> it looks like this Obama strategy will be a go. Therefore,
> it seems that the best strategy is to get out in front of
> this Obama maneuver, spell it out in detail, and thereby
> expose
>  it for the grand manipulation that it is.
> So, let’s start mixing this one up and cut the Obamites
> off at the pass – send this info out to as many people as
> you can – post about it on websites and blogs – etc
> The important thing here to remember, if this happens, is
> the ! first ” executive” decision that Barack H.
> Obama had to make was a failure


•September 12, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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Brand names vs. product names

•September 11, 2008 • Leave a Comment

OP and I had a conversation the other day, born out of I don’t know what about how some products are referred to by their brand names even though it’s the brand name.

What we’ve come up with so far (that I can remember):

Cool Whip
Pop Tarts
Saran Wrap

More on American Airlines

•August 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Tired of taking heat for refusing to waive extra baggage fees for soldiers, American Airlines has finally caved.

“We always understood that soldiers traveling on duty were reimbursed by the military for the fees on required excess baggage. However, after recently hearing of the burden the military reimbursement process put on soldiers traveling to war zones, the choice for us to forgo payment for a third checked bag from the Department of Defense was clear,” said Tom Del Valle, American’s Senior Vice President — Airport Services in a press release.

… aren’t we surprised? Regardless, glad to see they acted.

Joke from email

•August 12, 2008 • 1 Comment

Moms in group therapy

A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children.’You all have obsessions,’ he observed.

To the first mother, Mary, he said, ‘You are obsessed with eating. You’ve even named your daughter Candy.’

He turned to the second Mom, Ann: ‘Your obsession is with money. Again, it manifests itself in your child’s name, Penny.’

He turned to the third Mom, Joyce: ‘Your obsession is alcohol. This too shows itself in your child’s name, Brandy.’

At this point, the fourth mother, Kathy, quietly got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered, ‘Come on, Dick, this guy has no idea what he’s talking about. Let’s go pick up Peter and Willy from school and go get dinner.’


•August 12, 2008 • Leave a Comment