Monday, May 17, 2010

Who is June E. Botich?

She holds Patent # 6667697

Not impressed.

She holds the patent on the little raised bumps on the F and J keys on most keyboards and typewriters.

Note: Her patent is HERE. It seems to deal with putting tactile edges on keys rather than bumps. Yahoo, however, credits her with patenting the bumps.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Come this summer there will be no more tomorrows for "Annie."

After 85 years, Tribune Media Services announced Thursday that it will cease syndication of the comic strip featuring the iconic redheaded orphan on Sunday, June 13.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oddly, I have been worrying about this for days!

In an earthquake, do the mountain goats fall off the mountain?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

It's more than location...

I like to watch HGTV's House Hunters International

especially in the Caribbean or Bali

many episodes are in Europe

this is what the European financial crisis means to American buyers in previous episodes:

Assume an American couple bought a house costing 200,000 Euros in December 2009, it would have cost them a little over $300,000.

Yesterday, a 200,000 Euro house would cost a little over $250,000.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Heard online

The British Petroleum oil spill is the revenge of the English  for the revival of the Tea Parties.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Nice picture, except that the dude is dead!

It's a funeral home.
The rider is recently deceased.
Make up your own joke.
The full article is HERE.

There is one of THESE guys in ever bar!

In this case, it's the Apple employee who left the prototype of the next iPhone in a beer garden.  Probably not going to be employee of the month!

ps. It look like he waxes his eyebrows.

Friday, April 30, 2010

This just got ridiculous!

Ozzie and I were eating our lunch at one the the local McDonald's -- the one attached to a gas station.

That tanker puller diagonally behind me. Before I could get out, that guy pulled the hose in back of me. I was in the second space, you can see me trying to back up.

"I need to get out."

"I'll be 45 minutes."

Then the fun ensured.

I called ConocoPhilips. The lady was nice. She transferred me to the station owner. He was nice.

He especially liked the part where I went up to the counter in the gas station and asked who was in charge.


He really liked that part.

I'll keep you posted.


Arizona is now the only state where you can be arrested because your name is Jesus.