November, 2009

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On Doing Free Work

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I should be working. Instead I’m reading about how awesome it is not to do work when you’re not getting paid for it.

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Darkness Imprisoning Me

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Hey, I’ve seen this movie.

A man thought by doctors to be in a vegetative state for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it was revealed last night.

Im Hurt

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

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It’s funny because it’s true.

Snowglobes: Banned

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

It no longer snows upon the world’s miniature landmarks.

The TSA says you can’t carry a snow-globe onto a plane, even if it fits in your freedom baggie, because they can’t measure how much liquid it contains, and therefore it must contain more than three oz of potential explosive, um, water.

Larry, You’re Being Innappropriate

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

But you need to have a mic.

Why didn’t she just leave? Too dumb to stand?

Remind Me Again Why I Have a Land Line?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

This week my home phone started bristling with static. Again. Had the same problem a year ago, thought it was something with the cordless phone. After many weeks finally got a repair guy to come out and he discovered it was a short at AT&T’s junction box.

Now it’s back. This time I didn’t hesitate, but after using AT&T’s oh-so-helpful online diagnostic tool (which says the problem “is with your phone”), there’s a new kink: Namely, the phone here rings, one time, every two hours, on the half-hour. All day and all night. Just the one ring, but that’s enough to wake you up at 1:30am, 3:30am, and 5:30am, I promise.

Only took six minutes on hold with AT&T to determine they “had me on a repeat code.”

Meanwhile my appointment to fix the static looms. The scheduled time for the repair: “Any time on Friday.” Midnight to midnight, I presume.

For the record, because you’ll never find it on AT&T’s website, the number for the AT&T repair center is 1-866-346-1168.

Update: And 4 hours later, it’s still ringing…

Be Mad

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

It’s healthy!

An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly.

In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible, his experiments showed.

While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking, Professor Joe Forgas told Australian Science Magazine.

(For all wondering, the comments on this piece are related to this post.)

Shabu Shabu – The Food So Nice They Named It Twice

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

How does one begin to choose between the Sea Cucumber Heart and the Red Sea Cucumber Heart???

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(via The Pot’s)