What I Learned in College

ON METAPHYSICS Deja Fu: The feeling that somehow, somewhere, you’ve been kicked in the head like this before. ON DEEP THOUGHTS A day without sunshine is like night. ON PARADOX AND RETURN POLICIES There is a CD out entitled “The Worst of Jefferson Airplane“. If you buy this, take it … Continue reading

where are they now?

Some of you may be wondering what ever happened to some famous cartoon characters after they made their big splash. Well, I caught up with a few of them, and these are some of the results: The Grinch Changed his name to Gingrich and became Speaker of the House. Frosty … Continue reading

The 10 DOS Commandments

The 10 DOS Commandments 1. I am thy DOS, thou shall have no OS before me, unless Bill Gates gets a cut of the profits therefrom. 2. Thy DOS is a character based, single user, single tasking, standalone operating system. Thou shall not attempt to make DOS network, multitask, or … Continue reading

Cartoon Laws of Physics plus More on Mr. Coyote

Cartoon Laws of Physics ———————– Cartoon Law I ============= Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar … Continue reading

where do deleted characters go?

QUESTION: Where do the characters go when I use the backspace or delted on my PC? ANSWER: If you must know, the characters can go to different places, depending on whom you ask: 1) The Catholic’s approach to characters: The nice characters go to character heaven, where life is good. … Continue reading

Friends Game (not offensive)

The “Friends” Drinking Game This is a game. This is only a game. If using alcoholic beverages, do not drive. Do not operate heavy machinery. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Instructions: Gather friends (if applicable) around TV set. Place drinks, alcoholic or not, within easy reach. Watch … Continue reading

Indignities done to Professor and Mary Ann

As if it weren’t bad enough that The Professor never got a real name. But let’s face it, neither did the Skipper. I haven’t seen a lot of Gilligan’s Island, but it seems that the Skipper and the Professor having technical names instead of personal ones means that artificial hierarchies … Continue reading

Smurf; Biological Reproduction and Cultural Development

One of the great mysteries that has puzzled men and women of the current 15-25 year-old generation is the riddle of the smurfs. Where exactly did they come from? How on earth do they reproduce? Where did Papa Smurf come from? Is smucking a real smurf cultural event? Here, after … Continue reading

Cartoon Laws

Cartoon Law I. – Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per … Continue reading

Gilligan and the Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins of Gilligan’s Island theory is quite simple. Each of the seven characters on the island represents each of the seven deadly sins. Now, this theory seems to fit upon initial inspection, there are technical difficulties when you get down to THE MAN himself, Gilligan. Run with … Continue reading

Microsoft Windows for Macintosh Advertising Campaign

I heard that Microsoft is going to come out with a version of Windows for the MacIntosh. I can imagine what the advertisements will be: Are you tired of the user-friendliness of your MacIntosh? Then get Microsoft Windows for MacIntosh, featuring limited on-line help and poor documentation! Why settle for … Continue reading

If You’re Reading This You’re Probably Not Part of the Emerging Cognitive Elite

If You’re Reading This You’re Probably Not Part of the Emerging Cognitive Elite by Jim Mica Mike Doonesbury is a character in the comic DOONESBURY by Garry Trudeau. This past Sunday (11/13) the strip featured Mike talking directly to readers while another character listened and responded to what he said. … Continue reading