Meme’s for New Year’s Eve

First, from cahwyguy:

You are Kermit the Frog.
You are reliable, responsible and caring. And you
have a habit of waving your arms about

“Hi ho!” “Yaaay!” and
“How Green Was My Mother”

“Surfin’ the Webfoot: A Frog’s Guide to the

Sitting in the swamp playing banjo.

“Hmm, my banjo is wet.”

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Awww…my favorite.

Next, from jelly_doughnut:

You scored as Luke Skywalker. You are Luke Skywalker. Loyal, trustworthy…perhaps a trifle whiney and definitely got some parental baggage, but in the end a good sort.

Luke Skywalker


Lando Calrissian


Han Solo




Princess Leia


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Eh, I’m not quite as brash…

Why journalism – or, more properly, editing – is in a sorry state…

From an AP story on the storms in the western US, by Gillian Flaccus (no editor is mentioned, alas):

In Nevada, 1 1/2 inches of rain fell at the airport Wednesday

Wow! Nevada has only one airport! Where is it? Elko? Lovelock? Pahrump?

It looks like I may be the only one in the office today. If that’s the case, I may head home early – like 10AM, and work from home this afternoon. The weather is pretty bad today here in Nawthun Kaliforneeeeuh.

Xmas booty…

Why wasn’t there a Y2K problem?

Because us programmers went and fixed everything. Those “experts” who said there never was a problem, and they use the lack of issues as their primary reason, haven’t a clue.

On that note… I stumbled across this page at the NEIC. I love the caption for Figure 2.

Ahem. Reminder to self. Always check what’s on the stupid clipboard before pasting willy-nilly.

Is it a sign?

A quick note about an observation…

Christmas Day, at the brother-in-law’s in the Canal district of Newport Beach.  His place is on the eastern leg of the canal, with the bluffs across the way.

On top of a telephone pole, near the oil wells, was a bald eagle.

Yes, a bald eagle.  In the middle of urbanization.

He stayed there for over 2 hours.  And we have photographic evidence, with nice Little M using her new camcorder.

Great minds think alike.

Xmas gift to father/stepmother-in-law: $50 Lowe’s gift card. Sent out on Saturday with Xmas card.

Today, received Xmas card from father/stepmother-in-law. Postmarked Saturday. Contains $50 Lowe’s gift card.

And to prove the superiority of international mailing over domestic mailing, the Xmas card I sent to Ruurlo, NL (near Arnhem, the only Dutch city with trolleybuses) on Saturday arrived today. Yes, SAC -> SFO (via truck) -> AMS. Not bad!

(talonvaki, are you planning to go anyplace outside of Amsterdam?)