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Whoa, it's just gotten way too political around here lately. Let's revert to our apolitical geeky side today, OK?

  • For example (via BBSpot), you'll want to check out The Best Geek Quotes. I actually have a t-shirt with the current favorite quote:
    There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.
    but I'm also quite fond of:
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

  • Also (via Joanne Jacobs), Miss Cellania has grouped (heh!) together some math jokes. For Pun Salad readers who come here actually looking for puns, there are a large number of unit conversions falling in that category, for example:
    365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer: 1 lite year
    But you need to take things with a grain of salt. This, for example, is just wrong:
    1 billion piccolos: 1 gigolo
    Being a pedantic-style geek, I need to point out that the pico prefix is 10-12, so to get up to a gigolo, you need 1021 (or 1 sextillion) piccolos.

  • I would imagine, if you're an author, it's immensely gratifying to hear that someone famous has been seen perusing your book. Well, unless you are Dave Barry, the book is Dave Barry's Money Secrets, and the famous person reading your book is … well, click here to find out. And then you might want to start buying gold.

  • As you may know, the text part of incoming spam messages is often filled with semi-coherent rambling in order to fool/poison Bayesian-based spam detectors. One message today contained a sentence that speaks to college students (and ex-college students) everywhere:
    If I don't learn who killed Kennedy, I'm dropping the course.

    The Google managed to find the source of that sentence here; looks like spam software is crawling the web looking for stuff to make their messages appear innocuous.

    (I seldom read my spam, but we've installed some new rules in our local spam-detection software. Caught this one just fine despite the nonsense. So eat me, spammers.)


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First, a disclaimer: this movie was a pick from Mrs. Salad.

It's stupid. The male cows have udders. It's awful. It's a Lion King ripoff. It's not funny. The movie is 89 minutes long, and about 90 minutes too long. The music is uninspired. It's horrible. A massive waste of time for everyone involved.

I didn't like this movie very much.

You know what would be kind of neat, though? An animated movie based on Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons. I had much more fun imagining that than I had watching Barnyard.

Last Modified 2012-10-21 6:41 AM EDT