Odd Combination Of Things Number 3

Sorry for not having this posted sooner, but between seeing a friend I don’t see much, setting up my new computer, going away to see family, seeing something that made me profoundly upset [possible post to come on that one], running around getting a bunch of things done so I don’t have to think about them anymore, getting a cold that my family gave me, having Carin’s family stay with us for a couple of days and now seeing her off to California for a month, there just hasn’t been a lot of time or energy going into the site lately. I’ll do my best to work on that, but I apologize if the next little while is a bit light, I’m feeling kind of out of it these days.

As usual, some of these links might not work by the time you see them. I’m going to keep saying that because I know if I don’t I’ll get yelled at by retarded people, and I don’t like getting yelled at. It makes me angry and I tend to lash out and not act very nice.

Ok, let’s go.

*I agree with everything in this column accept for the title.
the problem with digital downloads is the DRM *and* the music.

*Nothing bad happened and I’m sure it won’t end up being a huge story, but this made me chuckle so I’ll throw it in.
Not-so-precise Swiss army unit mistakenly invades Liechtenstein

*And maybe it’s for the best that the invasion was a mistake, since according to
this,
Swiss tanks have trouble surviving collisions with farm tractors, so they’d probably be screwed in an actual war.

*Here’s an
amusing article
about remote-controlled pigeons and other equally valuable technologies and what they could mean for the future.

*If you’re looking to get yourself one of those
beer launching fridges
I mentioned
last week
and really, why wouldn’t you be,
here
is the official site, featuring lots of explanations of how it works, a video of the thing in action and contact info for the great man who invented it.

*It’s stuff like this that makes me want to kill somebody. Police near Sarnia pulled over a man who was driving 40 kilometres over the posted speed limit of 80 and watching a television that he had mounted on his passenger side visor,
and all they could give him was a $295 fine.

*On a similar note,
it is not ok to shave while you drive,
especially when you’re a safety expert who helps police with accident investigations.

*Note to criminal masterminds everywhere: It is never a good idea to
offer cash to young children if they’ll piss in a cup so you can use their urine samples as your own at your parole hearing.

*Also, if your job is making drug deliveries, you might want to consider getting drunk *after* you get the loot out of your car, just in case you happen to
drive into a state trooper’s cruiser.

*Then again, if that happens you could always
try to claim that if you had only not let the unicorn drive, none of this would have happened.

*Sign number 3144952 that the world has gone completely friggin nuts:
Organizers of a children’s entertainment festival tried to have the Three Little Pigs removed from a show so as not to offend Muslims.
Thankfully, logic and reason prevailed for once.

*I’m not sure what’s stranger. The fact that there is such a thing as a mailbox in which you can put an unwanted baby, or that a fully grown drunken man smoking a cigarette was
able to fit himself inside of one.

*If you’re looking for something to read after you’re done here, consider trying to track down some of this year’s contenders for
oddest book title.
My favourite? “People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It”. Yes, I know that one was technically from last year, it just happened to be the funniest one on the list, followed closely by “How Green Were the Nazis?” a book about, yes, the environmental policies of Hitler and company.

And speaking of being done here, I think that’s all for today. I’m hungry, I’m tired, I’m finished. I’m also buried in email, but I can always use more, so feel free to send along anything you think I might be interested in. I’ll be back with more later, including the first of Carin’s guide dog diaries. See you soon.

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