Taking [Control] of the ‘Net with [Control] + F

October 28, 2007

Yo, yo, yo, DWM dawgs! A new TechnoGeekery Quickie episode is up:

TechnoGeekery Quickie #2: Taking [Control] of the ‘Net

Don’t you hate it when you type a word or phrase into Google search (or some other search engine) and you get thousands of results, but when you click on a promising link, there is a lot more… stuff on the page than you bargained for? Stuff you are forced to skim, searching for that word or phrase? So much STUFF! “Oh,” you say to yourself, “if only there were an easy way to weed through all the words words WORDS so I could easily and efficiently locate the word or phrase I typed into Google search in the first place…”

Wait. There IS an easy way!

Honestly. What are the chances?

Click, watch, learn.

Global Warming: It’s the Cows, Not Us

October 27, 2007

Over lunch, TD turned to me and stated, all conversational-like, “Momma, I really don’t get the big deal about global warming.”

“Oh, okay, well–” I started, gearing up for my “will life on the planet survive the eco-destructive tendency of humans” conversation (which… DUH!), but my boy? He wasn’t quite finished with that thought yet.

“I mean, c’mon. Who really cares about our descendants a thousand years from now? What’s up with that?”

Fact: Tacos don’t taste quite as good when they are inhaled into your sinus passages due to sudden snorts of laughter. Just so you know. As my eyes began to water–those spices BURN going up, I tell you what!–I turned to TGIM for a little help.

“What’s up with that, indeed,” TGIM replied, rubbing the top of TD’s head playfully. “I’m with you. Who cares about our future generations?”

“Plus, you know what else is contributing to global warming?” TD asked, looking to make sure he had our undivided attention. “Cow burps,” he crowed triumphantly.

“Ew!” Hannah squealed.

“Gross,” added Alli.

“Well, sure,” TGIM agreed.

Fact: I am never going to be able to enjoy a taco again. Oh, the agony! In my sinuses! Thanks a WHOLE lot, TGIM. Gosh!

TD looked at me, trying to gauge whether I was in agreement, or whether I was mocking him with my uncharacteristic silence, which he did not appear to notice was due to some serious food mastication issues. “I mean, we’ll all be dead, anyway, right?” he said. “DEAD.”

I finally choked down the taco. “As doornails,” I answered. “And why? Because of a bunch of stinking cows chewing genetically engineered alfalfa and burping up methane gas, that’s why!”

“True dat,” TGIM concurred solemnly. “True dat.”

Honestly. Family conversations over dinner? Rock solid!

I love a good teaching opportunity. What can I say? That’s just the kind of momma I am.

But I WANT a Chocolate Teapot!

October 22, 2007

In a conversation this morning I instinctively used the idiom, “Perhaps you could put a bug in her ear about pushing those papers through clearance.” And then I was like, “Ew.” Because the bug? In the ear? What’s that all about?

It’s a phrase without rhyme and reason, that’s all I’m saying!

In any event, there is a new episode of TechnoGeekery up at TechnoGeekery.com. Yep! You heard it right from the horse’s mouth. I’m not saying you to need to go hell for leather to check out the vidcast, I’m just saying you don’t want to be a day late and a dollar short.

I have to admit that lately I’ve been paralyzed with indecision. I’ve been so afraid I would drop the ball and let down my TechnoGeeks that this vidcasting thing has almost become an albatross around my neck. On the one hand, I knew that he who hesitates is lost. But then I remembered that haste makes waste. Eventually I chose to stick to my game plan, although I did change things up a bit. That’s right… we’re going on a FIELD TRIP!

Keep in mind that unasked Burning Techno Questions are as much use to me as a chocolate teapot. So get your ducks in a row and drop me a line, for goodness Pete’s sake.

Poster Boy for Term Limits in Congress

October 19, 2007

(AKA: More o’ dat Questionable Political Commentary I’m always bragging about…)

Congressman Pete Stark? Watch closely now.

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Here’s you.

Only Seriously Snarky TV Viewers Need Apply (Part II)

October 16, 2007

With regards to this post requesting interested parties to email me about co-hosting a brand-spankin’-new weekly audio podcast TV Rewind ramma-lamma-bing-bang (I’m looking for several hosts, by the way, not just one), I was reminded by a hopeful future podcaster that I left out the following shows that we may want to discuss:

The Bachelor, Survivor, and Nip/Tuck.

My bad! Any others?

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