Today’s Birthday Babe is 26 year old star of the WWE – Kelly Kelly
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Happy New Year! Oh, wait. Something new is popping up on my computer – Hard Drive failure is imminent.
Imminent! I’m not Mr. Spock, but I’m pretty sure that’s not good.
Things that are not imminent:
I cannot lose all my Rule 5 images!
If you won’t do it for me, do it for them.
Happy 37th Birthday to Moon Bloodgood.
A Happy 38th to today’s Birthday Babe Amy Adams.
Today’s Birthday Babe is from Wyatt’s ancestral home, Slovak actress Barbara Nedeljáková, best known for her role as Natalya in the 2005 horror film Hostel.
After our brief interlude to celebrate
Earth Day Lenin’s Wyatt’s Birthday, we return to our list of 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About and turn our attention to The Internet. My comments will be in italics.
36. NCSA Mosaic.
37. Finding out information from an encyclopedia.
38. Using a road atlas to get from A to B.
39. Doing bank business only when the bank is open.
40. Shopping only during the day, Monday to Saturday.
41. Phone books and Yellow Pages. I’m sure we have a phone book around here somewhere. I’m not sure when I used one last.
42. Newspapers and magazines made from dead trees.
43. Actually being able to get a domain name consisting of real words.
44. Filling out an order form by hand, putting it in an envelope and posting it.
45. Not knowing exactly what all of your friends are doing and thinking at every moment. I’m not sure going back to that would be a bad thing.
46. Carrying on a correspondence with real letters, especially the handwritten kind. Someone asked me yesterday the current price of a stamp. I had no idea. I guess I could have looked it up on the internet.
47. Archie searches.
48. Gopher searches.
49. Concatenating and UUDecoding binaries from Usenet.
51. The fact that words generally don’t have num8er5 in them.
52. Correct spelling of phrases, rather than TLAs.
53. Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something.
54. The time before botnets/security vulnerabilities due to always-on and always-connected PCs
55. The time before PC networks.
56. When Spam was just a meat product — or even a Monty Python sketch.
Today’s Lass is the star of The Net, and personal favorite, Sandra Bullock.
We interrupt our look at 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About for a different list today.
When I started this blog almost 5 years ago (5/24/05) I knew little to nothing about blogs, bloggers, or anything to do with this strange avocation. I didn’t realize how much time it could involve, or how addicting it could become. I didn’t know about the thrill of having someone link to what you wrote (or about having your sitemeter code on single pages so when someone comes to an individual post you don’t miss counting their visit).
But the biggest surprise, considering all the talk about bloggers being lonely recluses hiding in their parents basement, is the great camaraderie among the blogging community. I’ve exchanged hundreds of emails, IM’s, and phone calls with other bloggers. I’ve received help and support from them, and have tried to support them where I can.
Today’s list is Bloggers I’d Like to Meet In Person.
Today’s Lass — Christina Hendricks.
Happy Birthday Wyatt.
Time for a new feature here at bRight & Early – The Lunchtime List & Lass. While I would like this to be a daily thing, I am quite a slacker at times, so no promises. Here’s how it works: Each day (or at least each day I’m not too lazy) I’ll post a list of things on any topic. They may be from someone or somewhere else, or they may just be from my weird-wired brain. It will also feature a lovely lass to make sure that I am in full compliance with Rule 5. That takes care of the List & Lass, the Lunchtime comes from scheduling it to post around noon.
You are allowed, encouraged even, to add your comments. Add your suggestions for future postings (lists and lasses) in the comments as well. On with the show.
5 Places I want to visit
OK, you’ve waded through the list, so here’s the lass you’ve really been waiting for. It’s Miss Ireland for 2009, Diana Donnelly.
The comments are open. Have at it.
The Bower in Chief made what is arguably the most clueless statement on America’s superiority ever.
It’s there, about a minute in.
“whether we like it or not, we (United States) remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, we get pulled into it.”
The phrase “whether we like it or not” usually connotes a negative to which an audience has to resign themselves. To give one example, no one ever hears, “Whether you like it or not, you’re going to get a banana split with your choice of toppings,” or “Like it or not, I’m going to get naked now.”
Now, I might argue with Ed on the second example. If the phrase was uttered by, say, Nancy Pelosi or Helen Thomas, then it would be entirely appropriate, while spoken by someone like Catherine Bell, not so much. That small difference aside, Ed is exactly right in another use of the phrase.
Because whether we like it or not, we’re stuck with Obama as C-in-C for the next two years, nine months, and five days.
The fact is, most of us are thrilled that we are a “dominant military superpower” and that being so helps keep us safe. It is disturbing that our President finds that to be a negative.
So, what are some other inappropriate uses of the phrase whether we like it or not? Leave yours in the comments.
Rusty and the rest of the outstanding crew at The Jawa Report received a bit of recognition regarding the work they do “combating violent Islamist material and support on the Web“.
For all their hard work, I think they deserve a reward. This, my friends, is for you.
How often do you get to post an islamist takedown Rule 5 post? Sweet!