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Anti-spam word verification stress January 28, 2009

Filed under: Rants — K @ 3:55 pm
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I often encounter the same problem when trying to sign up for new websites, buy something online, etc. The anti-spam blocker shows two words in a box that are all squiggly and blurry and then it says “type the characters as you see them in the picture above” and I have to type them as they appear above to get through.  

 

But here is where the problem comes into play: Even though I know I haven’t done any wrong, I get nervous about spelling the words right.  Sometimes the squiggly letters look confusing, and sometimes an “a” might look like and “o” with a line through it, or the word is not actually a real word but a made-up word.   You get the idea.  I’m a smart person with good vision so I don’t understand why this presents such a problem to me, but it does. It’s unnecessarily stressful and I don’t like it. That is all.

 

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Lexulous: Awesomelous January 27, 2009

Filed under: News — K @ 3:50 pm
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Today I realized that scrabulous has been reincarnated as Lexulous on facebook.  Awesome! Now I can keep my mind sharp whilst wallowing in my unemployment in my apartment all day.  Your move, old man.

 

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Snuggie and Sham-wow January 26, 2009

Filed under: Funny Videos,I thee covet,TV — K @ 4:26 pm
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Anyone who spends a significant amount of time watching tv (cough, me) has probably seen copious amounts of infomercials for random products.  Two of my favorites are the Snuggie and Sham-wow.  I’ve never bought anything from an infomercial before, but for some reason, I feel like my life could be significantly improved by the addition of both the Snuggie and Sham-wow. One, I would be warm all the time, AND still have use of my  thumbs.  I could read in the dark with the booklight that comes with Snuggie.  AND I could clean up virtually any mess with Shamwow. I asked my boyfriend to surprise with either one for Valentine’s Day. I hope he pulls through.

When I logged into WordPress this morning, I immediately saw a blog post about Snuggie, so like any Snuggie-covetter, I clicked on it.  Turns out that there is a Snuggie commercial parody going around that is hilarious.  Check it out on this blog:  http://mikearney01.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/the-snuggie/ or below.  

 

My Bloody Valentine in 3-D January 21, 2009

Filed under: Movies — K @ 10:32 pm
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I experienced something this past weekend that I feel I must share with you: My Bloody Valentine in 3-D.  I say “experienced” because seeing a 3-D horror movie – a terrible horror movie – truly is an experience that every person should have.

 

My Bloody Valentine experience began by spending $14.50 on a ticket and 3-D glasses. Yes this was ridiculous, but I chalked it up to the 3-D-ness and moved on.  We got prime seats (the guy next to us was strange though, and brought a backpack full of “goodies” – candy, chips, soda, etc) in the back middle of the theater.  Before I go on, I must say as a disclaimer that I unabashedly love the horror movie genre, and embrace both terrible and well-done horror movies equally. That said, the plot of My Bloody Valentine is God awful.  This is coming from a person who loved Dead Silence, ok?  

Here is how the plot is summarized on IMDB:

Tom  returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame  is the only one will believes he’s innocent.

Here is my interpretation of the plot:

This guy returns to an old mining town where is he haunted by the memory of a massacre that killed 22 people on Valentine’s Day.  He was there and it was his family’s mine, but after the massacre, he peaced out without explanation, leaving a confused family and sad girlfriend behind. Fast forward ten years and he returns  to the town right before Valentine’s Day to take care of some unfinished family business (his dad died and he wasn’t even at the funeral, GEEZ!).  His return just so happens to coincide with a new wave of bloody Valentine murders, making him a prime suspect.  But who should we believe? The jealous town sheriff? Or the shady guy with scruffy facial hair who’s been MIA for ten years?  Only an abundance of overwritten dialogue (“she’s MY wife! I have sex with her!”) pick-axes, eyes getting poked out and full-frontal nudity will provide the true answer.

 

Now, I won’t spoil the movie for you, readers, but know this: yes the plot sucked, but the 3-D was cool and fun.  If you are looking for a fun way to spend the night with friends and maybe share a few laughs (yes, people in the theater laughed repeatedly ), then you should see My Bloody Valentine in 3-D.  If you’re looking for a Dead-Silence quality horror movie, then save your pennies until the release of the Friday the 13th movie on February 13th.

 

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Filed under: Funny Videos — K @ 10:14 pm

Ma, I want some meatloaf. Ma!

 

Craigslist Unemployment Wisdom January 14, 2009

Filed under: Treasures of Craigslist,Uncategorized — K @ 1:20 am

I posted these on Laidoffinnyc too, but they’re too good not to share…

 

Unemployed man seeking a woman to share unemployment with:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/m4w/990009999.html

 

Artist seeking your rendered-useless business cards:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/wan/983692359.html

 

Unemployed dude wanting a free massage (haha):

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brx/bar/989539854.html

 

Hilarious post by Joe the Carpenter: (I couldn’t make this up if I tried)

“HAVE YOU SEEN OUR INFASTRUCTURE HERE IN NEW YORK ? PRIMATIVE ! EMBARISSING  1,000.00 TAX REBATE , I SPIT ON THAT “ 

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/bfs/990713838.html

 

Where exactly I’ve been… January 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — K @ 2:06 pm

Hello all! I apologize for the extremely long delay in my posting.  But I have a perfectly valid explanation.  You see, I left my semi joke of a desk job in October for a better paying, promotion-getting new job with another company.   I worked in marketing at said new company for exactly a month until my boss called me into his office on the morning of December 11th, and there was a woman in a suit from HR sitting there. She asked me if I wanted water and I was all like, “Um, no”.

“I’m sure you know the company is going through a tough time right now,” my boss said.  “And unfortunately, we’ve lost the funding for your position.  It’s not personal.  I’m going to leave now and this woman from HR will explain your severance to you.” And that was it.  I had to hand in my ID card right away, pack up my stuff and peace out (but at least I took my pilot G2 pens with me).  So here I am: on unemployment and still living in NYC. 

Read all about my unemployment-y life on my new blog: laidoffinnyc.wordpress.com.  

 

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