Thursday, July 24, 2008


Despite the competition from instant high tech communication, the Morse Code lives on. And with old-fashioned style seldom found in the geek world. Example: a guy set up a Web site to teach the code. At the bottom of his second diagram explaining dots and dashes is this gem: “The character to emphasize that there she was, she was walking down the street, is: do-wah-diddy-diddy-dum-diddy-do”

Long before PhotoShop, mirrors have been deceptive. For one thing, we are not nearly as handsome as we imagine. For another, we are not life-size in the mirror. Look in the mirror and draw a circle around your face. Step back. The oval you drew is only half the size of your real face. Honey, I’ve found a cure for jowls.

Too much of a good thing? Before you install those new granite countertops in your kitchen, you might want to run a sweep for high levels of uranium, which is not only radioactive but releases radon as it decays. Small amounts, for sure. But still…

Another sign the economy is in the toilet – “how to” articles offering advice on firing people. Timely. In NY City alone, 33,000 pink slips are expected in finance jobs. Consider Starbucks where the closing of 600 locations could cost 12,000 workers their jobs. I’ve been fired more than once. Personality flaws, I think. Sounds better than incompetence.

Number of circumcisions this year in Kotabaru, Indonesia, to celebrate the city’s anniversary: 1,050. There will always be work for Jesse Jackson.


The South Plainsman said...

Morse had something, you know. Even now, our computer code is much the same. It is combinations of 0s and 1s. Dot, dash, 0, 1. Perhaps a little faster and more complex, however.

Anonymous said...

In years gone by,I did some television commercials,and even a few reporter type jobs. Then my boss said they were going to move me over to radio because I was developing a 'radio face'.Now that I am in my "golden" years, I have developed a Morse Code voice.That's alright though. I kn ow what I'm saying.----Goose

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