March 21st, 2004

Typing

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

Contrary to popular belief, this is not how I want to wake up.

OK, so Di decides this morning to burn a compilation CD, so she can take it in the car with her.  No worries, right?  Now, not having had a burner in a while (the one on her old machine died), she is happy to have one again, but needs to learn new software (since I use Nero, now, and she used to have CD Creator).  So, I go to show her the basics. 

We notice that, as she opens up her music folder, it takes forever, and most of it is gone...which is doubly odd, since she was listening to it not but an hour before.Collapse )

Everything's A-OK now...and she still isn't home to know what happened.  Man, did I feel like I was on top of the world.

And, boy, do I wish I had a cigarette, right now.  ;)
Typing

Liberal Education

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat and was for distribution of all wealth.

She felt deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican which she expressed openly.

One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and more welfare programs. In the middle of her heart-felt diatribe based upon the lectures she had from her far left professors at her school, he stopped her and asked her point blank how she was doing in school.

She answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA and let him know that it was tough to maintain. That she had to study all the time, never had time to go out and party like other people she knew She didn't even have time for a boyfriend and didn't really have many college friends because of spending all her time studying and that she was taking a more difficult curriculum.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Mary." She replied, "Mary is barely getting by". She continued, "all she has is barely a 2.0 GPA and all she takes are easy classes; she never studies." To explain further she continued emotionally, "But Mary is so very popular on campus -- college for her is a blast. She goes to all the parties all the time and very often doesn't even show up for classes because she is too hung over."

Her father then asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your 4.0 GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0." He continued, "That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA, and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by the father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair! I worked really hard for mine. I did without and Mary has done little or nothing. She played while I worked real hard!"

The father slowly smiled and said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."
Frank The Bunny (Countdown)

Reason #6642 For Selective Breeding And Better Education

'Vampire Slayer' Shoots Man In Face
Suspect Reportedly Fascinated With Zombies, Vampires


Police in Jacksonville, Fla., arrested a man who believed he was a 'vampire slayer' after he allegedly shot his Domino's Pizza co-worker twice in the face because he thought he was a vampire, according to Local 6 News. 

Timothy White, 35, who was described by friends as a born-again Christian with an unusual preoccupation with zombies and vampires, was arrested outside of a church after Friday's shooting. Witnesses said he walked into the pizza shop on Normandy Boulevard and allegedly said David Harrison looked like a vampire. He then allegedly shot Harrison in the face and stomach.

Police said White was heavily armed with a knife, a sawed-off shotgun and three pistols when he was taken into custody.  Harrison is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.  A grief counsellor was brought in to help Domino's employees.  White remains in the Duval County Jail Monday

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Yeesh, what a tool.  I can't decide which part bugs me more, the fact that they had to being in a "grief counsellor", or the fact that the news story felt the need to tell us.