Monday, February 20, 2006

Slaving Away on President's Day

Will Oscar care what Brits picked as top flicks?
Because this year's nominees are nothing but garbage.
Word on the street is that Oscar's still ticked All-Star Alphabet didn't garner any nominations.

Apple's ode to hackers
I don't know if anyone else ran across this story, but Apple's supposed limerick to would-be hacker's a rather odd ode:

"There once was a user that whined
His existing OS was so blind
He'd do better to pirate
An OS that ran great
But found his hardware declined.

Please don't steal Mac OS!
Really, that's way uncool
(C) Apple Computer, Inc"

I quite honestly don't get it. According to the dictionary, a limerick follows the structure aabba*, meaning that the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, while the third and fourth have another. It could just be me, but in CJ's pronunciation system, pirate and great don't rhyme.

There once was a business named Apple

Who with poetry always did grapple

They tried and they tried

But their brains were too fried
And their best efforts came out like...crapple?

(C) CJ Baker, Blue Inc.

Heh. I guess I'm no better.

Finally, in honor of President's Day (that I don't get off) I thought I might flash some Lincoln's for ya'll:
Actually, I'm posting this more because I'm still baffled as to why a cashier would ever feel compelled to give anyone $60 worth of change in all five-dollar bills.


The event in question actually occurred last month, but I remember it as clear as yesterday. It went something like this:

Twenty-Something Cashier: Ok, your change is $60.42. Just a second. *furiously rummages through change drawer for a good couple minutes before surfacing with a massive wad of bills* Alright, so 5-10-15-20-25-30...
CJ: *falls asleep*
Now Thirty-Something Cashier: ...and 42 cents is your change! Have a nice day!
CJ: Gee, thanks a lot...for giving me more five-dollar bills than I can fit in my wallet!!! *is actually being serious* Grrr...

I guess some people have no common cents.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: "Dancing Queen" follows the rhyme structure ABBA; which means it sucks.


Sway said...

lol... hey. I like ABBA's Dancing Queen. :)

Nice blog BTW. I'll be back. :)

Carol said...

Nice photo of the "dark" CJ. He looks ready to play Judas in the next Gospel film.