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Personal and Humor

Nearly arrested for trespassing on military base

August 19, 2005

Ok, maybe the title of my blog post is a bit exaggerated. Anthony Graffeo, a TMC co-worker and I were in a business trip (hence no blogging for past couplr of days) when we got off of Research Turnpike in Huntsville, Alabama and used our "trusty" AVIS paper map to determine we had to make a right turn. Unfortunately, the AVIS map didn't take into account the off ramp which circles you in such as way that it changes the orientation. In any event, we drove for about a mile when when all of a sudden we were going through what appeared to be a toll booth.

Wall Street Journal - Don't Pass the Electronic Newspaper

August 10, 2005

According to Instapundit, you can no longer "share" your online Wall Street Journal subscription with your coworkers, friends, and family. They detect concurrent logons and block them.

So WSJ, what are you trying to say? Does this also mean I can't hand out my WSJ newspaper to my co-workers? Are you going to prevent "pass around copies" of your newspaper too?

Phantom Speeding Tickets suck

August 9, 2005


I got pulled over in the Viper today for not speeding. Yep, you read that right, I wasn't speeding or at least it was some "Twilight Zone phantom speeding" since the officer seemed to think I was speeding.

Here's what happened. I was travelling on a dirt gravel road... yes, I know, I know...


Healthy French Fries?

August 2, 2005

Healthy French Fries? How can this be? My Burger King Fries Suck blog entry sure drew a lot of comments both from avid Burger King fries fans and haters. What piqued my interest was a new comment from someone that proclaimed a new french fry with just 50 calories!

TV Commercials Rule!

July 28, 2005

Hey, did you know that TV commercials rule? I mean c'mon who doesn't love TV commercials? Wait a second, are you telling me you don't like commericals? Well, did you know that according to Parks Associates, "Consumers Warming to Emerging Television Advertising Services Survey finds consumers willing to trade viewing information to advertisers for the ability to fast-forward through commercials with a DVR"?

{Butthead}: Uhhhhhhhhhh, no.

ZipZaps Electric Car from Zap!

July 28, 2005

Someone posted a comment to my Electric Car blog entry where I talk about a new electric car that is faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo. In his comment, he mentions a new electric car called the Trio made from a company called "Zap!". I doubt it goes as fast as the electric car I mentioned in my prior blog post, but they don't list the top speed or the 0-60mph times on the website. It's range is 40 miles, so this electric car is certainly designed for more urban areas.

Down Range : Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism Book

July 21, 2005

Regardless of your political beliefs, whether you support the War on Terror, the war in Iraq, or the war in Afghanistan, I think all Americans can agree to support our men and women who serve in the U.S. military - many of wihch battle each day to stay alive.

First, hat tip to Instapundit for pointing out a new book titled " written by Dick Couch, himself a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer. This book talks about the secret covert war fought by the Navy SEALS to stop and kill terrorists.

An Amazon review reads, "An intimate account of the deadly work of the U.S. Navy SEALs. We associate the Navy's special forces with maritime operations, but in the war against terrorists they have been almost everywhere--from the high mountains of Afghanistan blowing up Taliban ordnance to the streets of Mosul hunting down former Baathists and al-Qaedists.



Build Super 7 Expressway (Route 7) Now!

July 13, 2005

An accident caused by an SUV turning onto Route 7 from a side street caused a tanker-truck to crash and explode in Ridgefield, Connecticut yesterday. This resulted in a fiery explosion, the death of a truck driver, and the closing of Route 7. "It looks like a napalm attack or a jungle scene from Vietnam," First Selectman Rudy Marconi said. Flames were estimated to reach 600 feet into the air.

Thinking in your own voice

July 12, 2005

I came across story think that states that most imaginary voices are male (even for females that hear imaginary voices). This reminded me of something I pondered a few years ago when I asked my then fiancee and friends if they "think in their own voice". That is to say when you silently think your thoughts, do you hear your own voice? I also asked if they could think in other voices, such as John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, or Mr. T.

Changing a Spare Tire

June 6, 2005

Ever have to change a spare tire? Do you even know how to change a tire? Or are you one of those types that would rather wait 45 minutes to an hour for a AAA tow truck to show up and change the tire for you? Ok, I shouldn't knock AAA and other auto clubs.

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