Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Lost in Poughkeepsie - Follow Up

I just found a floorplan of the lower level of 707:

Lost in Poughkeepsie

Due to my lack of a network connection yesterday, I'm running yesterday's status message on SameTime today. This message is a blog-only special!


Source: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror VI (10/30/95)

Explanation: Homer accidentally finds himself in the third dimension. He is confused and lost. Much like I was yesterday on the lower level of 707. In fact, I may still be roaming the halls today. If you see me, please help!!!

Special Blog Bonus: Below is the YouTube video of the entire Homer 3D segment. Today's quote is around 1:40 into the clip.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It Will Freeze

This was a wonderful status message for my day in Poughkeepsie. Unfortunately, I couldn't get Wi-Fi to work on my computer, so nobody saw it. Therefore, I'm using this as my status message on 2/27/07 and adding a new one on Wednesday to my blog only. Why? Because I can!

It will freeze, Dear. It will freeze in the streets for reasons you can't even fathom. It will freeze in the head of school's driveway, with nobody knowing for sure why it's happening. Ice crystals will form on his car as innocent as children, longing for friends. "Of course, I don't mind if it continues to accumulate," I'll say. "I merely ask for a delayed opening." They'll call at 5:30 AM without even thinking about it; for it is inclement weather they have and sleep they lack. And they'll walk out their front doors, and stand there in coats on a miserable morning. They'll find they have a shovel waiting somewhere in the garage, where it has sat since last winter and collected dust. And they'll shovel their driveways, and it'll be as if they'd dipped themselves in an icebox. The snow banks will be so high, they'll have to shovel them away from their mailboxes. It will freeze, Dear. The one constant through all the years, Dear, has been the snow day. School years have rolled by like an army of steamrollers. They have been erased like my blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But snow days have marked the time. This snow, these days: they're a part of our past, Dear. They remind of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... it will freeze, Dear. It will most definitely freeze.

Source: Terrance Mann's "People will come" speech from Field of Dreams.

Explanation: On Sunday night, I told Sarah that the snow had turned to rain and she was going to have school on Monday. She looked at me and said "It will freeze." I heard the conviction of Terrance Mann saying "People will come." Then the rest just sort of followed in my head.

Special Blog Bonus: Below is the YouTube clip of Terrance Mann's "People will come" speech.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Fourth Grade Humor

What did Zero say to Eight?

Source: This is a joke my wife heard from a fourth grader at her school.

Answer: "Nice Belt." This really cracks me up. Maybe I'm a nine year old at heart.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hint: The Answer Is Not "NICEGUY"

From the archives:

11 Down: Barry Bonds is one. (7 letters)

Source: This is a clue I saw in a crossword puzzle once. OK, it might have been 6 letters, but 7 letters seemed more appropriate...

Explanation: Barry Bonds (a baseball player and alleged steroid user) is a total jerk. "Total jerk" doesn't have seven letters, though. "Scumbag" does, but I wasn't thinking of that word in this particular case.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Excitement of Boxes

From the archives:

"In my experience, boxes are usually empty... or maybe with a little cheese stuck to the top. And one time... pepperoni! What a day that was!"

Source: Futurama

Explanation: A quote by Dr. Zoidberg, who really wants to get his hands on the Farnsworth Parabox, which was a box containing an alternate universe. At this point, Zoidberg really has no idea what the box is, but apparently boxes are pretty exciting to him.

Special Blog Bonus: Audio of this quote.

Friday, February 23, 2007

I See a Bug in Line 1

Half of programming is coding. The other 90% is debugging.

Source: Taken from a T-shirt in the Computer Gear catalog. I've used a bunch of quotes from this source.

Special Blog Bonus: Check out Computer Gear:

Or link directly to this T-shirt.