Friday, September 19, 2008


Firstly, let's all take a moment to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Ar, mateys, there seems tae be more than ONE home page! Blast it all! Visit 'em both, say I, fer Ol' Chumbucket is featured on both, and ye don't want tae arouse the ire of a man thusly named.

If you're in the dark about how to start, go here for a lesson in just what it takes to speak akin to a ravaging menace of th' sea, ye scallywags! Then heave ho on down to yer local for a pint 'er six o' grog with a rum backer, and "ARRR" yer day away!


If you're not the pirate-y type, then perhaps you'd like to have a bit o' fun with this little test of skill. It'll take a few minutes of your time to discern if you are a champion color whiz, and it might leave you with a variety of eyestrain I like to call "the squinties," but it's fun and I'll give you a prize of some kind if you can do better than my score of 8.

I'll bet you can't do it.

No, I double-dog butt-bet you can't. Neener neener neener!!!! And a nyah nyah too!

Oh, and Puff? Thanks for the URL and the subsequent challenge. Also for the squinties, and the perseverant bands of sparkly colors that embossed themselves on my retinas for a period of no less than 20 minutes. Almost exactly like a visual migraine, without the headache and inability to speak clearly!


Campaign cash cows are put out to pasture

Identifiable by their distinct calls of "Moooo-ney"

Oil rises above $100 a barrel

Because somewhere in outer Slobovia a gnat farted. Everybody panic!

Cable, led by Cablevision, mulls network DVR

Secret recipe includes cloves and a touch of red pepper.

Hacker: impersonated Palin, stole e-mail password

Because no-one suspects a hacker politician!

(wow - tell me if you get that one. It's a pretty far reach.)

China's tainted formula shows risks of dairy boom

First, cash cows, now, exploding bovines? What's with the ruminant-oriented headlines today?


Don't drink it please, you will not stay very healtheeeee!! Tainted formula (oh whoa whoa whoa), tainted formula!

Longoria hits 3 homers but Twins rally past Rays

And you thought she was just an actress.

Transformer breaks on world's largest atom smasher

Oops - they should have know not to hire Wheeljack for this mission. Jeez.


Hey y'all, that's it for today. I had a lovely mid-year review this morning already and thus an happy enough to go do some real work while I've got the giddy on.

Have a wonderful afternoon and a fantastic weekend, won't you?

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