Monday, January 26, 2009
If we made the change when we said we would I bet those procrastinators would get off their lazy butts and go buy the stupid little converter boxes when they no longer got a usable signal. Instead, we'll put it off for the sake of a bunch of morons who still won't be ready in June.
Look for a coming Government program to buy, deliver and install the converter box for these slugs.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Okay, we all know that 666 is the "Number of the Beast," therefore:
665.999 - Approximate number of the Beast
DCLXVI - Roman numeral of the Beast
666.0000 - Number of the High Precision Beast
0.666 - Number of the Millibeast
/666 - Beast Common Denominator
666 ^ (-1) - Imaginary number of the Beast
1010011010 - Binary of the Beast
6, uh... what was that number again? - Number of the Blond Beast
1-666 - Area code of the Beast
00666 - Zip code of the Beast
1-900-666-0666 - Live Beasts! One-on-one chat! Call Now! Only $6.666/minute. Over 18 only please
$665.95 - Retail price of the Beast
$699.25 - Price of the Beast plus 5% sales tax
$769.95 - Price of the Beast with all accessories and replacement soul
$656.66 - Walmart price of the Beast
$646.66 - Next week's Walmart price of the Beast
Phillips 666 - Gasoline of the Beast
Route 666 - Highway of the Hip Beast
666F - Oven temperature for roast Beast
666k - Retirement plan of the Beast
666mg - Infernal Recommended Minimum Daily Requirement of Beast
6.66% - 5 year CD interest rate at First Beast of Hell National Bank ($666 minimum deposit required)
Lotus 6-6-6 - Spreadsheet of the Beast
Word 6.66 - Word processor of the Beast
i6686 - CPU of the Beast
666i - BMW of the Beast
DSM-666 (rev.)- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the Beast668 - Next door neighbor of the Beast
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Don, this sounds like a terrific project, but I'm sorry to say I already have one under contract that is in a similar vein, too similar to allow me to take this one on. Not alike in plot and story, of course, but in the editors and marketplace where I would have to submit them both. That presents a real conflict of interest and would not allow me to represent them at the same time. I do keep good records of what has been submitted to me however, and if the situation changes I'll get back to you. In the meantime, best of luck to you in your search for an agent or editor for the project.
Either they love it and don't need it or they hate and don't want it. Works out the same for me either way.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I'm not insulted because I don't want to get motivated to drag my Jabba the Hut body off the couch. I am working on my health, honest. I exercise thirty to forty-five minutes, at least four days a week. That may not be up to Olympic standards, but hey, you try exercising a fifty-four year old overweight-from meds, diabetic body. I hiked four-hundred miles last year. I climbed Yosemite's Half Dome. I want to do better, but I'm fighting a losing battle here.
No, I'm insulted by the whole "ME Generation" attitude of: "on my honor I'll do my best to help myself and cheat the rest." That motto should be engraved on the headstone for 2008. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be a Boomer.
No wonder Christianity is so despised by the modern world. It stands in opposition to self-centeredness.
humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests,
but also to the interests of others. "Philippians 2:3-4
What ever happened to the notion of self-sacrifice? Especially for others in my family? When I was a kid I heard many success stories that began with a mother or father's sacrifice to see that their child got an education and a good start in life. Don't hear much of that any more. And I haven't heard any success stories that begin with I'm where I am today because my mother ignored me and looked out for herself FIRST.
Nuts to that. I am so sick of my generation's eternal attitude of self-centered, self-congratulation. Like we're somehow special simply because abortion was not safe, legal and available at the time we were born. Oh, wait... we're the generation in love with abortion, aren't we?
I rest my case.