As an attention grabber, I have totally stolen something from Bunk Strutts. A certain amount of shame was involved, yes.
It is sad. But I’ve more or less come to terms with it and have moved on.
I like Pugs. I really didn’t steal this for any other reason than that I like Pugs.
No, it’s not a sick kind of “I like Pugs” thing, I just think they’re ugly enough to be cute and I haven’t seen many mean ones.
Semi-alert reader ID10T Killer has sent me a second image that he says was flashed on his screen in a sidebar advertisement at Tom’s Hardware during his first visit on a totally virgin machine on it’s maiden voyage. (The first image can be found here.)
Now, this means one of the following:
- He’s either a lyin’ perv (which I’m not saying is a bad thing) and they’ve totally got his number (odds of this are somewhere between 30% and 0.00001% but I ain’t telling because if I tell, he tells)
- Tom’s Hardware just figures 99% of their clientele consists of males who cannot find a real woman who will get (and stay) within 10 feet of him (ID10T Killer is married, with kids)
- Tom’s Hardware is tracking people in ways we can’t believe
- Random sh*t happens all the time and even blind squirrels find nuts once in a while
If #2 didn’t make much sense, Tom’s Hardware is Geek Central. Either accept that as gospel or go see for yourself.
Now, all that said, ID10T Killer and I have wondered…
“What in the hell is Wartun3, and are you going to be exposed to “t3nt@cl3 53x” or a major payload of nasty code just for being curious?”†
I doubt either of us is going to go check it out. And we probably wouldn’t tell you if we did.
As Cruel Wife can attest, I have a thing for short cute brunettes with sometimes violent tendencies, so the graphic was at least interesting.
† Apologies, because I am no fan of l33t-speak, but neither do I want web-crawling stuff sniffing me out for the term “t3nt@cl3 53x” so I threw in some pseudo-l33t. Don’t even think about flaming me about my improper ‘spelling’ because I don’t even claim to know it all that well.
And, this just in from the Bizarro Universe…
And a hearty:
“THANK YOU, PAL!”
… to Aggie Sith and Cruel Wife.
Cruel Wife just visited Aggie’s site (Sithy Things) where she posted the recipe for a drink called “Witch’s Brew”. She laughed at the drink and the name and I said “What’s so funny?”
“Oh, it’s Aggie post today” chirped Cruel Wife.
I thought hard. “Wait, what was the post again? Oh, the drink…”
“… Witches Brew,” she finished for me.
Cruel Wife read the ingredients list and said “‘Black sugar’ is an ingredient? I’ve never heard of ‘black sugar’.”
Trying to be helpful because (a) I was pretty sure it wasn’t a common variant of heroin, and (b) I’m a food-lover and interested in all things food, I said “Hang on… I’ll look it up… okay… Bing-dot-com… b-l-a-c-k space s-u-g-a-r… waiting… waiting… oh, it’s some kind of Taiwanese variant of way darker brown sugar and…”
I stopped, stared, and then I finished with “… Goddammit, you better thank me for doing that search for you.”
Confused, Cruel Wife said “What, why should I tha… black sugar… oooooohhhh. (insert ‘bwah-hah-hah-hah here)”
One cannot un-ring the bell once it has been rung. Dammit, I’ve been on the web 20 years and should have known better. I’ve seen worse, I just don’t like being surprised by it.