Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What is porn

Talking about Quantum of Solace:

(10:51:57 AM) [friend]: i'll hope you'll enjoy it. If you like car chases and jumping stunts you'll like it
(10:52:42 AM) virwulf: i like parkour, district b13
(10:53:13 AM) [friend]: there were too little seduction scenes for my liking
(10:54:01 AM) virwulf: u heard of porn, right?
(10:54:17 AM) [friend]: no, what's that?
(10:56:08 AM) virwulf: it's when a man and a woman or 2 or more women or a woman and a couple of men or a man and a couple of women love each other very, very much and want to show everyone how much they love each other

Monday, November 24, 2008

Psychological Profile is the easiest online test I ever took. All you do is enter the url of your blog and it analyzes your writing to come up with your profile. Thanks goes out to FrumPunk for finding it.
Here are my results, with which I mostly agree:

ESTP - The Doers

The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.


This show what parts of the brain that were dominant during writing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sale Alert - Glatt Mart

Chicken Breast - $3.99/lb
Yams - $.49/lb
Ironically, the on sale yams look much better than the regular ones.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Derech Eretz

Last Thursday, my wife and I witnessed a new level of hutzpa from a yeshiva bochur.

We were returning home on a bus from, now weekly, visit to her OB. We were sitting on two of the three sits at the front of the bus that are reserved for the elderly and disabled. The third seat was occupied by a ten to twelve year old yeshiva bochur who was playing with his cell phone. At one of the stops, an elderly woman came in. First she stood in front of the kid to see if he will let her have the seat. Getting no reaction, she asked him if she could have the seat. What happened next was something I have never seen in my whole life. Not only did the little bastard not get up, he had the audacity to indicate to the woman that it's his seat and he was there first. It's too bad it's illigal to post pictures of children, otherwise this post would've been accompanied by a few good shot of the parasite.

The parents expect the yeshiva to teach their kids derech eretz and the yeshiva makes sure to teach them that anyone that doesn't look like them is no better than an animal.

My wife is 8 months pregnant. Who gives her a seat? Blacks and Hispanics. Frummies, at most, look up, see nothing interesting and continue sitting.

The day sucked even more because I lost my DS Lite, either at the OB office or on the bus.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Inner Peace

From an email from Harry's Black Hole:

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me and we all could use more calm in our lives.

By following the simple advice I heard on a Medical TV show, I have finally found inner peace.

A Doctor proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.

So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of shhhardonay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of vocka, a pockage of Prunglies , tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke an a box a chocolets.

Yu haf no idr who fkin gud I fel. Peas sen dis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov inr pece.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dee Dee Dee

Today, I bore witness to stupidity of such caliber that usually you only read about it on tech support stories sites. But first, something from last month.

I come in for a service call and, as usual, there's something wrong with my program. Whenever they have problems, they wait until I come instead of emailing, not that I care. They have a new worker and she's entering data and is getting an error. I walk over and look at what she entered. 9.00AM. Huh? I ask her why is there a period after the 9. She tells me the computer told her to put it there. Excuse me? Apparently, someone probably, made a typo, at least I hope it was a typo, and since my program is web-based, the browser saved it for later. When she entered 9, one of the options it gave her was 9.00AM. There were, however, other options there too, like 9AM and maybe even 9:00AM, and yet, she continued to stupidly try 9.00AM and getting same error. Thankfully, she's not there anymore.

Now for today's story. Yesterday, one of the computers' connection was very slow. I'm sick and didn't feel like walking over. Today, after dropping off my son, I stopped by. The office is between my son's daycare and my house. The worker who used the computer decided to "fix" it herself. What do you do if your computer is slow? You take a monitor from another desk and switch it with yours. WTF?! And you thought all those stories about coffee cup holders are false, didn't you.

It was always amazes me how stupid and uneducated people. I can just imagine someone like her going into staples and asking which monitor is faster.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Day

Still don't know who to vote for?  This may change your mind:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Taxes under Obama

I got this gem in an email from a friend.  Enjoy.

Bar Stool Economics - only for those who drink beer!

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and
the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their
bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something
like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed
quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the
owner threw them a curve. 'Since you are all such good
customers, he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of
your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost
just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we
pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected.
They would still drink for free. But what about the
other six men - the paying customers? How could they
divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his
'fair share?'

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if
they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the
fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being
paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested
that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by
roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out
the amounts each should pay.

And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing
(100% savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before And the
first four continued to drink for free. But once
outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their

'I only got a dollar out of the $20', declared the
sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got

'Yeah, that's right', exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only
saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times
more than I!'

'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should
he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get
all the breaks!'

'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison.
'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits
the poor!'

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for
drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without
him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they
discovered something important. They didn't have
enough money between all of them for even half of the

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college
professors, is how our tax system works. The people
who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a
tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for
being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore.
In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the
atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics,  University of  Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.

For those who do not understand, no explanation is