Sep 19 2017

Overheard: 40 yr old male

“My uncle was ad-libbing as a physician.” 

I talked to this guy, and he clarified that he meant “moonlighting”.

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Sep 7 2017

Worst sentence you’ll read today

From https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178411.aspx

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Aug 14 2017

Left Behind: Bikini Bottom

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Aug 11 2017

Jazzin’ up the Hymnz

The wife and I were trolling flea markets and second hand stores, you know, like ya do. I was looking through the CDs, cuz I’m a sucker for cheap and/or weird music, and I came across this gem:

I came home and looked it up. Turns out the artist, Richy Petrello, has a page.

A MySpace page.

Anyhoo, he has a sample of one of his “hymns” up on the site: I Surrender All.

If you are wondering, how could someone possibly jazz up an altar call hymn?

Well…

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Jul 23 2017

Songwriting Advice

MUSIC TEACHER: Accent marks should be used sparingly. It’s generally considered bad form to write a song in which *every* word in the verse is accented.

AUTHOR OF ‘ROCKY TOP’: Hold my beer.

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Dec 20 2016

Quotable: John Piper

“I’m not an emotional person; I’m a Minnesotan.”

(out of context quote from a sermon illustration)

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Nov 1 2016

Nicest thing I ever did

One day I was walking down the hall at work and a woman I knew from another department was walking down the hall the other way toward the public hallway that crossed the entire hospital. Just as I was about to enter my department, I turned and saw, a two-foot long piece of toilet paper hanging from the waistband of her skirt. Just hanging down, perfectly straight.

Normally in these situations I freeze and stupidly watch the oncoming train wreck in in slow motion, but this time I sprung into action.

“Britney–you have something on the back of your skirt!”

Needless to say Britney was quite happy to have only been seen by one person in a security-locked hallway instead of THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL.

But, it’s not like we became fast friends after that or anything. In fact later she would become one of Those Users who make it onto The List.

Nonetheless, I’m still glad to have saved someone from a fate that pretty much ensures you have to quit your job, change your name, go off-grid, and move to Malawi.

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Oct 26 2016

Crazaeh

In the 1987 Starship song “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” whenever Grace Slick sings the line, “Let ’em say we’re crazy,” she actually sounds kind of crazy. Listen for yourself:

crazay.mp3

‘LET ‘EM SAY WE’RE CRAZAEH!”

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Oct 23 2016

Ineffective ads

I saw this ad on a programming website. I’m not sure why they thought that having a bored, sickly, stick woman would want to make me buy a sweater, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

Your heroin boat, obviously.

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Oct 23 2016

Overheard: 50 yr old man

“You were apple-and-oranging me!”

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