Archive for January, 2007

(Jan.27) Today we're celebrating. . . Thomas Crapper Day

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

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Thomas Crapper Day

Yes its true. Today we celebrate the man behind the porcelain throne – Thomas Crapper. (hee hee – he said crap!) Though credited by many as the inventor of the flush toilet, Crapper (hee hee – he said crap. Again!) was not, but he did popularize the WC (water closet).

He was a shrewd businessman, salesman and self-publicist. In a time when bathroom fixtures were barely spoken of, he heavily promoted sanitary plumbing and pioneered the concept of the bathroom fittings showroom*

Crapper (hee hee – he said crap. Again!!) did hold numerous patents that helped modernize indoor plumbing. His company, Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd., (hee hee – he said crap. Again!!!) is still creating reproductions of his original designs.

BTW – About the word Crap (hee hee – he said crap. Again!!!!) …

…is old in the English language, one of a group of nouns applied to discarded cast offs, like “residue from renderings” (1490s) or … probably extended from Middle English crappe “chaff, or grain that has been trodden underfoot in a barn” (c. 1440), deriving ultimately from Late Latin crappa, “chaff.”
Yet another purported explanation is that Crapper’s flush toilet advertising was so widespread that “crapper”  became a synonym for “toilet” and people simply assumed that he was the inventor.*

photo credit: public domain (via wikipedia)
*link: wikipedia – Thomas Crapper (hee hee – he said crap. Again!!!!!) 

Ultimate Geek’s Valentine’s Day Gift

Friday, January 26th, 2007

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Is your honey a certifiable geek? Then he’s probably got a few USB drives laying around. But I bet he doesn’t have one of these!

Why not surprise him with one of these fine stainless steel USB Flash Drives available with custom engraving. Over at the Lexar website they’re offering  these USB devices in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB sizes. That will give him plenty of space to carry all the files he could want.

 And did I say “custom engraving?” Give him something to remember you with a witty and tasteful message of your undying love and admiration for him.

They’re not cheap! But boy do they do say “I Love You Long Time

link: lexar USB Flash Drvies
source: Gizmodo

(Jan.26) Today we're celebrating. . . Fun at Work Day

Friday, January 26th, 2007

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Fun at Work Day
Lets face it. Work Sucks! (that is why they call it “work) That is unless, of course, you’re working here at holiday central! (Right guys!) :)

But you’re not. So try to bring some fun and humor into that dull, boring, cubically challenged job of yours. Believe me, I worked in corporate. It sucks helps.

And remember a happy employee is a productive employee. (or at least they won’t be spending their time sending out resumes and viewing porn  celebrity gossip sites.

photo courtesy NBC. (even thought they don’t even know we borrowed it)

Blog Updated!

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Our beloved blog has been updated to allow for some more features and cool stuff for you all. While I can’t tell you what they might be, I’ll get beaten with a stick if I do, I can tell you there are going to be some updates around here very soon!

(Jan.25) Today we're celebrating. . . A Room of One’s Own Day

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

A Room of One’s Own Day
AHHHH. Personal space. Quite. Solitude. Privacy. Where you can scratch where it itches.

Unfortunately growing up I never had my own room. Oh the shame. The horror. The therapy.

(Jan.24) Today we're celebrating. . . Belly Laugh Day

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

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Belly Laugh Day
Beam, chortle, chuckle, convulse, crack up, giggle, grin, guffaw, hee-haw, howl, roar, scream, shout, shriek, simper, smile, smirk, snicker, snort, split, tehee, titter, whoop and laugh out loud today!

On January 24, at 1:24 p.m. (local time) smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud! Be a Part of The Belly Laugh Bounce ‘Round the World*

*link: Belly Laugh Day

(Jan.23) Today we're celebrating. . . National Handwriting Day

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
National Handwriting Day
Observe John Hancock’s birthday by making an effort to promote and encourage legible handwriting.

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Photo Credit: “Declaration of Independence – detail.” Stone, printer William J. 1823. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

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