My little Republican

Sean announced today that he knows what he wants to be for Halloween: “An elephant, like the Republicans. And I can go around to people’s houses to get candy and tell them to vote for Bush, because the election is two days later.” And amazingly, they exist. Although that one looks a bit on the […]

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Top 5 Favorite Fruit

I’m not counting tomatoes as a fruit, sorry. 1) Plums (just had one, so good) 2) Grapes (green only) 3) Watermelon 4) Strawberries 5) Oranges Oranges barely edge bananas for 5th place because I love orange juice.

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Tough choices from Microsoft

Funny article about Microsoft’s missteps in international markets includes this gem: Microsoft has also managed to upset women and entire countries. A Spanish-language version of Windows XP, destined for Latin American markets, asked users to select their gender between “not specified,” “male” or “bitch,” because of an unfortunate error in translation. Here’s the full story […]

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Scan this!

Is there a worse invention in recent years than the self-scanning checkout line at grocery stores? I don’t think so. They don’t speed things up. They aren’t convenient. They expect you to be every bit as skilled as the trained checkout person — and not just when scanning the item originally, but also in fixing […]

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