Spam (madbodger) wrote,

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The good, the bad, and the stupid

First the good news

(for fans of British humour): Butterflies volume 2 is now available. Even better, a copy of the farewell performance of Beyond the Fringe was found in a producer's vault! This is the grandaddy of 'em all, begetting the likes of Monty Python, Benny Hill, and Kenny Everett. The only known copy containing the brilliant original cast: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller, and Alan Bennett.

Bad news:

I broke the advance mechanism on my slide projector whilst trying to figure out why my friend's slide projector had a broken advance. I burned out my circular saw trimming a repair to my front porch.

Good news:

the advance mechanism problem is well known, and the parts aren't expensive. And in the process of looking through the projectors, I found a box of slides! I'm always fond of found photographs.

The circular saw just needed new brushes, which were in-stock at B&B Power Equipment in Leesburg.

Stupid news:

In a silly auction for sunless tanning lotion, I found this assertion:
Almost every self tanner on the market today has at least one of these ingredients: Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, and/or Mineral Oil. All these ingredients have high pH levels of over 6! What does this mean? A pH of over 6 is the COLOR ORANGE!

Some cow orkers and I were writing some verbiage for a report for desk jockeys, and we came up with this (admittedly poor) sentence: The receiver's email client and server cooperate to update the sender's sent mail log to reflect the date and time the message is read for the first time by a recipient.

We needed a laugh, so we asked Microsoft Word if it liked the phrasing. It did not, suggesting replacing the bolded text with: "a recipient reads time the message for the first time"

Other people have pointed out this gem, but I wanted to share too.

Every couple of weeks, I get this massively broken HTML email from walmart (because some ham in Florida mistyped her callsign, so I get her junk email. Walmart claims this is impossible to fix. Therefore I publicly humiliate them.

This incredibly broken web page (no surprise, look what trash they're using as a server) courtesy the jokers at


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