Archive for September, 2008

Upon Cypress Mountain

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Potato Cannon

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Free Computer Monitors, Various Sized CRT’s

Sunday, September 28th, 2008


I just bought LCD monitors to replace my CRT’s, and I have over a dozen various sized CRT monitors (mostly 17″) that are all in great working order.  If anyone wants any, email me or post a comment or whatever and they’re yours.

Obviously this is only for people who are local and can come pick them up as I’m not shipping these things.

Lawyer and the Cigars

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company.

In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small fires.’

The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued and WON!

Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable ‘fire’ and was obligated to pay the claim.

Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars lost in the ‘fires’.

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.

I got this in an email forward, which claims its a true story, but unfortuinately it’s a fake.  Funny nevertheless.

13 Hours in a Minute

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

 I was reading a post on the Google Blog about online video, and I found a really interesting fact:

Thirteen hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.

Toast and Cats

Sunday, September 14th, 2008