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Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate,
I've been trying to slow the pace of our life lately. It occurred to me that the deliberately slow approach to the game is what makes me love baseball so much. I enjoy all sports, but there's something special about baseball that helps me relax. You girls aren't too excited about my love for baseball, but I'm happy to have a partner now in you, Max.
Happy tax-time, and Thanks for the link, @Pranjlolz:
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Yes. I want one. Right Now.
From the Chicago Tribune’s review:
…a bacon and cheese sandwich where bread is replaced with fried chicken. Re-read that last sentence, and just try to grasp its cultural significance. The toothpaste is out of the proverbial tube.
…Double Down’s larger implication is that KFC has broken through a barrier of culinary decency, besmirching the good name of sandwiches and all that is honorable… The absence of bread robs this “sandwich” of dignity.
All told, the ripples from this landmark product launch will be significant. Stand-up comedians will construct 10-minute riffs around this. Taco Bell will follow suit and introduce a taco called the Carne Go-Torta, where the tortilla shell is replaced with a meat sleeve. Freedom-loathing terrorists will hate us for this. I can see it now.
America, just because you can, it doesn’t mean you have to.
Randall Munroe of XKCD hits the nail on the head with this one:
“The weird sense of duty really good sysadmins have can border on the sociopathic, but it’s nice to know that it stands between the forces of darkness and your cat blog’s servers.”
“We came, we saw, we kicked it’s ass!”
Trust me, it’s catchy. Watch it twice.
That said, in a few years there will be a generation of adults for whom The Goonies is not the nostalgic icon that it is for us. And those people are going to ask you why you have a tattoo of a retarded pirate on your arm. If there are any measures you can take to prepare yourself for this outcome, you should probably do it.
…and that’s sad.
An awesome retro news report from 1988 about the super scary Morris Worm. Centered on MIT, it features none other than jis himself a few times. And an amish part-time virus hunter cum MIT student? Courtesy of The Scottographer .
Some good quotes:
“the students were safe … their computers were not.”
“the suspect, somewhere…. a dark genius.”
On my way into the office this morning I did something I usually don’t do. I grabbed a copy of Stuff Magazine because on the cover was none other than everybody’s favorite bassist with the stylin’ threads and handlebar mustache, Zachariah Hickman:
Turns out there’s a section inside about 11 Bostonians with signature looks, and of course he’s featured prominently in it. He calls it: “cowboy suits, seersucker, and general haberdashery.” General haberdashery, indeed. Figured my pickin’ partners would enjoy this.
This video is pretty awesome in a “glad that’s not me” and “I hope they have offsite backups” kind of way. At around 5:21 watch the plate glass window fail, and then at 6:10 the video switches to a camera in the machine room. Servers and water don’t mix.