“I found my ex-wife’s wedding dress in the attic when I moved. She took the $4000 engagement ring but left the dress. I was actually going to have a dress burning party when the divorce became final, but my sister talked me out of it. She said, “That�s such a gorgeous dress. Some lucky girl would be glad to have it. You should sell it on EBay. At least get something back for it.” So, this is what I�m doing. I�m selling it hoping to get enough money for maybe a couple of Mariners tickets and some beer.”
Apparently there’s a new slang word going around on the internet that I predict will carry on into the real world with some alarming, but certainly interesting, effect. The new word, an insult, is carebear. I was called a carebear today by someone who didn’t agree with my assessment of a game that I didn’t enjoy. I’ve also seen others use it directed at people who they don’t like. Such as:
“U suk. Ur a carebear.”
“U must b a carebear, cuz u suck.”
The term can mean a number of things, but the applicable ones are stupid and unmanly. Other insults that I predict will develop after “carebear” is “little pony” and “strawberry shortcake” and further along the chain, “powerpuff girl.” The generation of kids born in the 80’s are hopeless.
Here’s proof that the male race is finally learning the truth and becoming smarter. A man chose a Playstation 2 over a buxom brunette at a “Bachelors” event for the Giants game in San Francisco. The men in the crowd cheered the decision.
The Playstation 2 is far better than sex with a stranger, safer too. Not to mention you won’t be given the “I got a headache” excuse. Besides, if you have a hankering for a female when you’re playing the Playstation 2, just get DOA: Xtreme Beach Volleyball. ;)
Bellsouth is promoting their new Metro Ethernet Service, and they’re giving away a free 64MB USB flash drive. You don’t have to buy anything from them, just enter your name, address, and email.
I’m not sure if it’s a guarantee you’ll get it, but it’s Bellsouth, a reputable company (and good service when I had their phone plan while living in Jacksonville, FL.)
I have a 128MB one that NVIDIA sent me for Christmas last year, and it has proven to be very handy on many occasions. Think of it as 128 floppy disks that is a little smaller than a cigarette lighter. No setup is required if you use Windows 2000 or XP, just plug it into an available USB port, and it recognizes it as a regular hard drive that you can store data on. I’ve used it to store documents, photos, and music. I used it to backup data before I reformatted my hard drive, and I also use it to store programs to install at friends or family’s house. I’ve got my favorite web browser on it, as well as all my personal FTP settings, so I can update any webpage that I like to work on, anywhere. Definitely a cool little gadget to have, especially when you can get one for free.