A Nearly Nude Saturday

Lee Michaels – Do You Know What I Mean?

Today’s Quote:“Too many policemen, no liberty; Too many soldiers, no peace; Too many lawyers, no justice.” — Lin Yutang (1895-1976)

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. This man knew Davy who’s still in the Navy and Paul who’s a real estate novelist: A) Bread’s Guitar Man B) Kenny Roger’s Gambler C) Billy Joel’s Piano Man
2. In this song it was so easy when the other person was “light and breezy” (and I knew just what to do)? A) U2’s With or Without You B) Barbra Streisand’s You Don’t Bring Me Flowers C) Carole King’s It’s Too Late
3. Which song takes the singer home to “mountain mama”? A) John Denver’s Country Roads B) The Beatles’ Long And Winding Road C) Gordon Lightfoot’s Carefree Highway
4. This song features the lyric, “That’s me in the corner. That’s me in the spotlight.”? A) The Joker by the Steve Miller Band B) Losing My Religion by R.E.M. C) Rhinestone Cowboy by Glenn Campbell
5. In the Witch Doctor song, what was the advice from the Witch Doctor for the singer’s love problems, starting with “oo-ee-oo-ah-ah”? A) chickie chickie boom boom B) shana lana bing bang C) ting tang walla walla bing bang

High Tech Campus pictures
Ever wanted to know what the Microsoft, Yahoo, Intel, Apple, etc. campuses looked like from the air? Well, here are 10 of them. [LINK] Why is the Miami Valley so blurry on Google Earth? I’ve noticed that the only places you can really zoom in on are major metropolitan areas. What’s up with that? I’d like to be able to use Google Earth to look at places my ancestors lived or were buried. Most of them just happened to live in rural areas or small towns. It sucks, I tell you.

I can see this happening under the reign of King George

I found a blog by The Curt Jester that echoes some of my thoughts on personal responsibility. The blog is about this guy who sued several fast food corporations claiming they “caused” his obesity. The author points out that we blame everyone but ourselves for our problems. Why hasn’t anyone brought a class action suit against Adam and Eve for original sin?

I hate talking on the phone to machines
I hate Dell’s new voice activated menus on their tech support lines. I’d much rather punch in the numbers on the telephone keypad. I feel an idiot saying, “Yes, no, one, five, seven …” to absolutely no one. Why is that after speaking my express service code into the phone, I have to repeat it for the tech support rep? It seems so redundant.

As of this post, I haven’t accomplished much today and have spent most of the day in a state of near nudity. I’m not forcing anyone to look. It’s probably a good thing my web cam isn’t always on.

I think DirecTV may be plotting to continue my 3-months free access to HBO, Starz, and Showtime but without the free part. At least that’s the impression I get from this “postcard” I got in the mail the other day. The card does not provide a number or a URL for me to prevent this from occurring. I went online but my account only shows my account status as of the last billing date, which was about a month ago. I did not see any options to discontinue these premium channels at the end of the free period. I will call their customer service number, demand to speak with a living, breathing human being, and rectify this situation. I do not want premium services and I will not pay for them.

Music Trivia Answers
1. C) Billy Joel’s Piano Man[ The song was based on people he met while playing at The Executive Room, a piano bar in Los Angeles (Songfacts.com). This is my favorite song by Billy Joel. I love the imagery of his lyrics.]
2. C) Carole King’s It’s Too Late [This is from her 1971 album Tapestry. A great album. I wish I had this on CD. (I have it on vinyl.)]
3. A) John Denver’s Country Roads
4. B) Losing My Religion by R.E.M. [The band claims this is not about religion, although the video is full of religious imagery. Some Catholic groups protested the video (Songfacts.com).]
5. C) ting tang walla walla bing bang [The Witch Doctor by Alvin and the Chipmunks (with David Seville). That is such a fun song. Anyone have an MP3 of that? I’d love to have it.]

That’s the first one hundred trivia questions. There are only 900 more to go! Is anyone keeping track of their scores?


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.