September 30, 2009

What's hidden behind the black rectangle?

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Even when you see it it's not what you think.

Did I pop the tires?

What happened?

Charlie bit my finger - again !

Charlie's a little stinker!

At Merlotte's: A True Blood Sitcom

I'm a huge fan of True Blood! I just never realized how funny it was until I saw this version with the laugh track added to it...

September 28, 2009

Street-legal bumper cars!

Now these could be fun!

I don't know whether they're original bumper cars or if they were made to look like bumper cars.

The engine, a 750cc Kawasaki, fits under the seat. They make a wonderful mini-roar!

YouTube's Greatest Hits in 4 Minutes


Spain's Goth First Daughters Embarrass, Embarrassed By Dad

I don't know why he'd be embarrassed, I think they're kind of cute!
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Brett Favre Game Winning TD Pass to Greg Lewis..Vikings vs. 49ers

It's really fun to be a Vikings Fan this year!!!!

September 27, 2009

Shortarmguy's Diary Entry for September 27, 2009

Shortarmguy at the Halloween Store --- September, 2009

Fall is here and right around the corner is Halloween! We love Halloween at the Shortarmguy house because it's one time of year that we can scare the crap out of our kids and they don't get to call the authorities on us! We went to the Halloween Store to test drive some severed heads on each of the boy's fragile psyches. They didn't cry very loud so we decided to hold out for something better.

On Saturday night, we went to the wedding reception for our good friends, Sean and Anne Quinlan. They actually were married in Hawaii on 09/09/09, but had a party back home for those who couldn't make the trip. It was quite the good time!
The Nor-Tech gang doesn't have a lot of oppotunities to get together outside of work, so we always like to turn up the wick a bit when we have the chance. Sean said that they had six kegs of beer for us to finish in just under five hours. It felt like a bit of pressure, but we were ready for the challenge.
I snuck up on Doctor Bollig and took this picture of him while he was eating. I don't think he noticed I was going to take it.
We had to work with the DJ quite a bit to help him find the right range of dance music to get everyone on the dance floor swinging their feet. He kept playing country music at the beginning of the night which just seemed to scare people away. I've heard that some people use that same sound to keep mice and other rodents out of their homes, but I don't know that for a fact.

This is Steve. He's been a frequent contributor to for years. I'd never met him in person before and only knew him by his email address. I'm not quite sure how he recognized me out of the crowd, but I was glad to have the chance to meet him!

We spent a lot of time with Chad and Brandi plotting our upcoming release of what is sure to be a Billboard Top 10 single in the category of Rap music. Chad and I are going to dazzle the world with our rhymes while Brandi and Miss Sheri are going to provide backup vocals. We're still hammering out some minor details like exactly how much nudity there will be in the music video, but I'm confident we'll be able to get in the studio soon to start recording.

As usual, we ended up hanging out with those crazy Cuddihys until the bar closed. Melissa kept wanting to go back to our hotel room, remove all of our shoes and socks, and then fiddle with each other's feet but I had to tell her I thought it would be rude if we'd left the recption early. There's always next time.

One of the great ideas of the night occured at about 3 o'clock in the morning when a group of us thought it would be fantastic to go for a visit to a nearby Ihop restaurant. Sean may be looking pretty smiley here, but about 5 minutes after this photo was taken, he suddenly wasn't nearly as happy. I sure would have liked to publish some of those photos, but he threatened me with bodily harm if I did.

I have no clue who these guys are, but for about 3 minutes we were Best Friends.

This is Phil. He was the manager on duty and was quite a great guy. I know this because he didn't throw me out of the restaurant after the gentlemen above and I introduced ourselves. Apparently we weren't using our inside voices as we shared warm greetings with one another.

Nice Email of the Week --- September 27, 2009

i love reading your blog on sunday evenings. it's almost like reading the comics! i always wonder what you all have been up to for the week. hope all is well with you, sheri and the boys.

Break Time at the John Deere Plant

Space Painting

Stilts on a Treadmill

Favre's First Endorsement as a Viking

Now which cable did I need to replace?

Spell it out for the customers

Awesome Back Tat

Wine Catch

Quote of the Week --- September 27, 2009

“It matters not what a person is born, but (whom) they choose to be.”
– J. K. Rowling, author

The Timeless Wisdom of Dwight Schrute

I love the Office!!

Intel Partners See No Impact In U.S. From EU's Antitrust Fine

The EU ruling and subsequent fine is a bunch of "hooey," said Todd Swank, vice president of marketing at Northern Computer Technologies (Nor-Tech), a Burnsville, Minn.-based custom systems builder.

"I think the EU is hunting for ways to socialize business," Swank said.

In the U.S., rebate programs and similar promotions are pretty straightforward, Swank said.

"AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Intel have similar programs," he said. "Both give rebates to go after specific products. But to give money to not do something -- I've been doing marketing in the U.S. for 10 years, and I've not seen anything like that."

Swank said that it is possible for Intel to provide rebates to a company like Hewlett-Packard on the condition that the vendor purchases 95 percent of its processor from Intel. But that is very hard to do in the channel.

"There are too many players in this market," Swank said. "It would be hard to keep a lid on it for any time."

Back during the time that the alleged violations occurred, the only way for system builders to compete against the OEMs was to engage with AMD, Swank said.

"Back in the days, the only way to compete was to offer AMD as an alternative, as it was the only vendor with features like 64-bit processing," he said. "There was a lot we could say to position ourselves against HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Dell (NSDQ:Dell) who at the time did little business with AMD."

Read the Full Article Here

Intel Partners See No Impact In U.S. From EU's Antitrust Fine, Channelweb, Sept 21, 2009

Ed and Helen

Ed returns from the doctor and tells Helen that the doctor has told him that he has only 24 hours to live.

Given the prognosis, Ed asks Helen for sex.

Naturally, she agrees, so they make love.

About 6 hours later, Ed goes to Helen and says,

'Honey, you know I now have only 18 hours to live. Could we please do it one more time?'

Of course, Helen agrees, and they do it again.

Later, as Ed gets into bed, he looks at his watch and realizes that he now has only 8 hours left. He touches Helen's shoulder and asks,'Honey, please... just one more time before I die.'

Helen says, 'Of course, Dear,' and they make love for the third time.

After this session, Helen rolls over and falls to sleep. Ed, however, worried about his impending death,tosses and turns, until he's down to 4 more hours.Ed taps Helen on the back, who rouses.

'Honey, I have only 4 more hours.Do you think we could...'

At this point Helen sits up and says,

'Listen Ed, enough is enoughI have to get up in the morning... you don't.'

Message to a Mugger

Posted to Craig's List / Personals:

To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.
Date: 2009-05-27, 1:43 A M EST.

I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend threatening our lifes. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.

First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment, I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason. My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model 1911 .45 A CP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head ... Isn't it!

I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with that brown sludge in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse walking bare footed since I made you leave your your shoes, cellphone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].

After I called your mother, or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as four other people's in the gas station on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 150 gallons and was extremely grateful! I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]

I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb ... After I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone. Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a little over a day now, so what's going on with that?

Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target. The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).

In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you ... But I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider the career path you've chosen to pursue in life. Remember, next time you might not be so lucky.

Have a good day!

Thoughtfully yours, Alex

P.S. Remember this motto...An armed society makes for a more civil society!

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