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bigmacbear: Me in a leather jacket and Hockey Night in Canada ball cap, on a ferry with Puget Sound in background (closeup)
May the Fourth be with you!

And now a message from the Empire: (hat tip: Towleroad)
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agedwards.com: A G Edwards or Aged Wards? Updated 11/28/09: A.G. Edwards has been acquired by Wells Fargo. The domain is still active but redirects there.
powergenitalia.com: Powergen Italia (the Italian subsidiary of European energy giant Powergen) or Power Genitalia? (This domain has been "parked" and is no longer in use by the original owner.)
therapistlocator.net: Therapist Locator or The Rapist Locator?
whorepresents.com: Who Represents or Whore Presents?

Updated 1/2/2010: From the comments:

expertsexchange.com: Experts Exchange (a site for consultation with experts in personal computing and info technology) or Expert Sex Change? (Since renamed "experts-exchange.com"; the original domain is "parked".)
fourpointsexpress.com: Four Points Express (a delivery company) or Four Point Sex Press (a combination bondage device and genital mutilator)?
penisland.com: Pen Island (a seller of fine pens) or Penis Land? (This site has also been "parked". The original retailer appears to have changed their domain to "pen-island.com" but that site too appears to be "parked", leading to the conclusion that Pen Island is out of business.)

And personally observed over the holidays:

catstix.com: 'Cats Tix (tickets to University of Cincinnati Bearcats athletic events) or Cat Stix (use your imagination)?
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When Censorware Goes Too Far



Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of s***ch, nor the right of the people to peaceably ***emble, and to pe***ion the government for a redress of grievances.

Air Smarty

May. 31st, 2009 11:57 pm
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As I mentioned in a previous post, [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I went to see Captain Smartypants' new show, "Air Smarty", at the Columbia City Theater on Rainier Ave in south Seattle. The show continues next Friday through Sunday (8 PM Friday and Saturday; 2 PM Sunday).

Without giving away too much of the plot, there's a spoof of the NOM "The Perfect Storm" ad, a cute little piece about Pluto's expulsion from the club of planets, and a brilliant quodlibet of O mio babbino caro, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", and "Lady Marmalade". There's also magic fairy dust, vintage gowns, preposterous chapeaux, exotic oboe solos, a surreal bit of public radio programming gone horribly wrong, and a fabulous rendition of a technically difficult piece by Annie Lennox.

I highly recommend it.
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Happy Star Wars Day!

Birthday greetings to [livejournal.com profile] beardoc too!
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Me: We need a mallet to put together this shelf unit we just bought.

Gary: You're going to bang on that thing with the long hair on the back of your head? That's gonna hurt.

Me: No, dear, that's a mullet.

Gary: Oh. That's different.

Both: Never mind.
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[livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I have been laughing ourselves silly on a number of occasions about a film concept. It all started when a producer at Gary's ex-employer mistook the title of a Robert Altman film and typed Mr. T and the Women instead.

So now whenever either Mr. T himself, The A-Team, or Dr. T and the Women comes up in the media or in conversation, one of us invariably does an impression of Mr. T proclaiming, "I pity the fool who touch my women!" Cracks me up every time.

He & She

Dec. 27th, 2008 02:31 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] gmjambear happened to have this up on his screen earlier today. I thought I'd post it to go with my new LJ icon. ;-)

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Back in the days of Soviet Russia, a loyal Communist with the unlikely name of Rudolph had retired to a fine dacha in the mountains with his stout Russian wife of many years.

One winter morning (being a loyal Communist he'd long since stopped calling it Christmas) he got up and looked out the bedroom window at the scenery, and called to his wife, "Ah, look at the rain coming down!"

His wife struggled to her feet and put on a robe, took one look and harrumphed, "Is snow."

He responded, "Nyet, is rain."

She came back, even louder, "Nyet, is snow!"

Exasperated, he spun his wife around by the shoulders and said ... )

;-)
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Noted with some amusement, someone in the [livejournal.com profile] seattle community mentioned the KING 5 reporter chatting with someone at the scene on a cell phone kept referring to the group riding these ill-fated buses up near [livejournal.com profile] ciddyguy's apartment as the Moses Lake "Jazz Choir" instead of "Job Corps".

Imagine, if you will, a jazzy show choir doing a fabulous rendition of Weird Al Yankovic's "Another One Rides The Bus".

Or not.
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Aisle 6D: Girl Toys, Boy Toys, Box Toys, Puzzles.

Hmmm....

Oct. 4th, 2008 11:01 pm
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While for the most part I have to discount conspiracy theories of all stripes as irrational, there's a little part of my brain that is drawn to them like a moth to a porch light. And so I wonder whether the folks behind Paulson and Bernanke making the request for the bailout pulled the right strings in the stock market on Monday to manufacture that big drop in the Dow, scaring the beJesus out of Congress and the American public alike, in order to get the bailout passed. Hmmm...

On a happier and more amusing front, I was talking with Mom the other day about my brother-in-law's job at GE Aircraft Engine and whether the Boeing strike had had any effect on it. She said no, he's actually busier than ever. I wondered aloud if perhaps Bombardier might be taking up some of the slack in production, pronouncing it "bom-ba-deer" as is common English pronunciation. This got [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear chuckling, as because Bombardier is based in Quebec, its name is properly pronounced in French, as "bom-bar-dee-yay".
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EMILY: What's this I hear out of Warshington about the Unitarian Executive? I mean, who cares what religion the President is as long as he doesn't go around trying to convert people. And didn't they say he was a Methodist? I think...

ANNOUNCER (offstage): It's the Unitary Executive, not Unitarian.

EMILY: Oh. That's different. Never mind.

Lunch

Sep. 6th, 2008 10:17 am
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While doing some other research I came across the Wikipedia article on the organization No Free Lunch, which aims to wean doctors and other medical professionals from the teat of the pharmaceutical industry, by asking them to pledge not to accept gifts or meals from drug salesmen.

My ex, who happens to be a nurse, once came home and told me he'd been to a "drug lunch" at his workplace (a busy critical-care unit at the local university hospital). I envisioned a cafeteria with tables overflowing with bowls of pills from which folks selected their lunch. ;-)
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Bill Cotterell of the Tallahassee Democrat shared a couple of puns in a recent column that I thought were too good to pass up:

  • A Florida state agency refused to serve alcohol at a team-building event featuring a fortune-teller, "fearing it might weigh down upon the swami's liver."
  • Upon raiding a strip joint, a local sheriff "sent to know for whom the belles toil."

Reminds me of the sort of musical puns featured on The Gong Show. One I remember had something to do with a lion and a cowboy's best boots, with the punchline "Pardon me, Roy, is that the cat who chewed your new shoes?" (sung to the obvious tune, of course).

Golfer Bear

Aug. 2nd, 2008 08:46 am
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While I was headed in to the shower this morning, [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear pointed out that the bear sighting on the golf course yesterday was in Colorado Springs.

I responded: "There are a lot of bears in Colorado Springs, but too many of them are televangelists." ;-)

New Tabs

Jul. 31st, 2008 08:21 pm
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Just an observation: I thought it was funny using the "New Tab" menu option in Firefox to open the web page to order New Tabs for my car's license plates. ;-)
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Out of curiosity, [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I were checking out train schedules on Vancouver Island, and noted that the one daily train leaves Victoria at 8 AM, arrives in Courtenay around 1 PM and returns to Victoria at 6 PM. On the way, one can get off the train in Nanaimo northbound and catch the southbound train about five hours later. Gary asked me, "So what will we do in Nanaimo while we're there?"

I replied, "We could always hang out in a Nanaimo bar."
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[livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I had a meeting this morning with a fellow SMC member who happens to be a real estate agent. While the agent was out of the room collecting printouts, we conferred about our "wish list" for our new home, one item of which was "convenient to a bus line or Park and Ride". Gary remarked, "Do they still have 'kiss and ride' in Chicago? I hope not... What's next, 'f**k and ride'?"

I said "Of course not. They'd call it 'Pork and Ride'."

It occurred to me that [livejournal.com profile] churchbear might appreciate that one. ;-)

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