Archive for the ‘If The Foo Sheets’ Category

I Resemble That!

June 21, 2007

In the news:

LONDON (AFP) – “Blog”, “netiquette”, “cookie” and “wiki” have been voted among the most irritating words spawned by the Internet, according to the results of a poll published Thursday.

Topping the list of words most likely to make web users “wince, shudder or want to bang your head on the keyboard” was folksonomy, a term for a web classification system.

“Blogosphere”, the collective name for blogs or online journals, was second; “blog” itself was third; “netiquette”, or Internet etiquette, came fourth and “blook”, a book based on a blog, was fifth.

I’ve never even heard of folksonomy and I wouldn’t know one if it bit me on the ankle.

Must be a British thing.

I suppose if I were politically correct, or willing to pander to the self-appointed intelligentsia, I would be tearing my hair out in a frenzy of self-hatred at my audacity in keeping a (gasp) blog.

. . . .

BLOG! BLOG! BLOG!

And furthermore…

THBBBBBT!

I am a proud member of the BLOGOSPHERE and I will shout it from the –er, top of my page!

Nyah! Nyah! Nyah! So there! Take that and stuff it up your folksonomy, you pinky-toe-hats!

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Born In A Barn?

May 16, 2007

Leaving town without actually saying goodbye.

If you are the perpetrator of this most un-neighborly act, you know who you are. (Anyone out there shaking their head and saying “huh?” Relax. It wasn’t you.)

I will expect and require abject groveling via e-mail when you read this.

It’s the only way you can possibly be forgiven for this egregious lack of manners. One would think you came from a blue state.

Go home and pet your gecko, indeed. Harumph. I shall have to sicc the Grevious Gecko of DeathTM upon you.

The Difference…

August 14, 2006

… between good management and pee-poor management can be summed up thus:

A poor manager runs around picking pieces of stuff after it has hit the fan and sprayed everywhere.

A good manager beach-slaps the stuff-slinger the FIRST time they do it, so they don’t do it again. And again. And again. And again. And if they do it again, they get written up at the very least, and then fired on the third infraction, and are not still working with no consequences, free to do the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth infractions. This year.

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Differing Opinions

July 25, 2005

Someone told me today that both she and another person (both of whom shall remain nameless) consider the New York Times* to be an authoritative source.

My response? “May God have mercy on your souls.”

* Registration required. Bugmenot is your friend.

For The Rest Of You…

July 22, 2005

Friends, relatives, here’s your chance to play the game.

Have you read anything on this blog that I hadn’t already told you in person, on the phone, or via e-mail? Or that you hadn’t witnessed firsthand?

Raise your hands if the answer is yes.

Hmm. That’s what I thought.

Do You Know Who I Am?

July 22, 2005

No, I am not a celebrity trying to get preferential treatment in a restaurant. I am asking an honest question.

Personal friends and relatives, you are not eligible to answer this.

The rest of you… Do you know who I am? Do you have the slightest idea where I live and work, or how old I am? Let me see a show of hands.

…..

Hmm. I see.

Just curious.