Archive for October, 2006
Still looking forÂ that perfectÂ Halloween pumpkin?Â Or are you justÂ too lazy?Â Too cheap? Well its not too late to get into the holiday spirit. Especially not when you can paint the world orange. Literarily! And its Free too!
Haunted Refrigerator Night
Who knows what evil lurks in the back of your fridge.
Devil’s Night (Mischief Night)
The night before Halloween and a night for harmelss and fun pranks.
CreateÂ a Great Funeral Day
A dayÂ to remind us of the benefits and satisfaction that comes fromÂ creating your own funeral and services.
Happy Birthday to The Internet**
It was thirty-seven years ago today
When Standford Research Institute got the gang to play
And they came the UCLA way
So “ARPANET”Â became a “series of tubes?”***
And Happy Birthday to
Al Gore’s little kid…the Internet*
*sung really, reallyÂ badly to the tune of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
**On October 29, 1969 the first data link up between computersÂ from UCLA andÂ The Standford Research Institute was successful, thus ushering in what would become ARPANET – the predecessor of theÂ the Internet.
FYI: The email symbol @Â wasÂ adoptedÂ for use in 1972.
***“Series of tubes was a metaphor used byÂ United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), to describe the Internet in a Wednesday, June 28, 2006 speech about network neutrality” OY! Our governmental geniuses at work.
AndÂ so anotherÂ Halloween night passesÂ with Linus still waiting for the Great PumpkinÂ after last nights broadcast of “Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”. Sigh!
Hey, aren’t you going to wait and greet the Great Pumpkin, huh? It won’t be long now! If the Great Pumpkin comes I’ll still put in a good word for you.
Good grief! I said “if.” I meant when he comes. I’m doomed. One little slip like that could cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by. Oh, Great Pumpkin where are you…
Till next year…
Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time ends tonight (Saturday)Â at 2AM.Â EnjoyÂ some extra ZZZZZZs after you’veÂ turned your clocks back 1 hour before bedtime tonightÂ .Â
BTW – This is a great clock isn’t it? I found this @ the X-O Facto website and its a resin model kit (sculptured by Rocco Tartamella) and made by Earthbound Studios. With Halloween just a couple of days awayÂ - its perfect!
Source: Monster Wall Clock