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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Miscellaneous

1.  I read a cat joke today that I wanted to post on the cat blog, but I was worried too many people wouldn't understand and I avoid insulting people.  One never knows sometimes.  But I'll take a chance here (because this is MY blog): 

Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

OK, I'm a bit odd sometimes.  Science humor isn't always the easiest to follow.  I suppose English majors find puns in Dante's Inferno and Music majors in Mozart.

2.  Just had an interesting idea of a way for cats to open doors, but it might be patentable, so I can't tell you about it.

3.  The President's State Of The Union speech is on now, but I'm not listening to it.  I like President Obama, but I don't pay any attention to speeches.  It's what politicians DO that counts, not what they say.  And if he says anything really interesting, it will be on the TV tomorrow ALL day.

4.  I need some new science/nature/history DVDs.  I'm beginning to memorize the narrative on all the ones I have.

5.  I spent an hour today trying to make the various remotes all work the various TV devices.  Moderate success, but will post in detail some other day.

6.  You know those thin magnetic ads (designed to be stuck on the refrigerator) that come on phone books and some few other sources?  Did you know that if you stick them on your car they don't blow off?  I'm going to use them to make removable "bumper" stickers by glue-sticking messages on a group of them.  LOL!

7.  I bought new calenders several weeks ago.  One was a Wizard Of Oz calendar.  It is about 2' high by 14" wide.  The actual monthly calendar part is only 5"by 7".  That's a calendar?  I need my reading glasses to see the dates! 

8.  I have learned with the new smart HDTV that I am far behind the tech curve.  I am debating whether to TRY to catch up or just let it go.  I don't even have a smart phone...  How old do I have to be before it's aceptable to not even try anymore?

4 comments:

Megan said...

1. Doesn't the cat have to walk and not walk into the bar simultaneously?

2. Your cats have got this one solved - it's called TBT.

7. Life Lesson #498: open the calendar (or check out the images on the back cover) BEFORE buying it to ensure that you'll end up with a usable calendar.

8. I don't have a smart phone yet but ... I'm going to get one. I don't have a flat-screen TV yet ... but I'm going to get one. Being a late-adopter doesn't mean I've given up. Too many years being burned by Mr Microsoft have taught me the merits of hanging back and watching others sort out the bugs. (And yes, I bought a Beta videorecorder, not a VHS; and yes, I was a highly competent user of WordPerfect and didn't want to have to switch to Word blah blah blah.) It's far too soon for you to give up on the technology Mark; the day before you die is about the right time. Until then, you gotta keep learning, learning, learning.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Megan said...

PS. I find it helps me on occasions to think of all the dimwits I know who have somehow managed to get across the technology. If they can do it, so can I! Of course, that doesn't mean that I have to do it by myself - if paying someone else to install, monitor, fix, explain or upgrade my technology is what it takes, then that is what it takes.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

The Cat From Hell said...

Mark,
Coffee came out my nose with that joke!!

Megan said...

Gee thanks for putting that picture in my mind!

Megan
Sydney, Australia