Archive for January 10th, 2004

“You’re Too Fat for Two Whoppers – Pull Through”

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Police
believe teenage pranksters are hacking into the wireless frequency of
a US Burger
King drive-through speaker to tell potential customers they are too fat
for fast food.

Policeman Gerry Scherlink said the pranksters told one customer who had
just placed an order: "You don’t need a couple of Whoppers. You are
too fat. Pull ahead."

from Ananova

“You’re Too Fat for Two Whoppers – Pull Through”

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Police
believe teenage pranksters are hacking into the wireless frequency of
a US Burger
King drive-through speaker to tell potential customers they are too fat
for fast food.

Policeman Gerry Scherlink said the pranksters told one customer who had
just placed an order: "You don’t need a couple of Whoppers. You are
too fat. Pull ahead."

from Ananova

Blogs En Espanol Crecen Como Hongos

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It’s easy to forget, ensconced as we are each in our
own corner of the Blogosphere, the true depth and breath of this movement. Even when we reach out and link
with far-flung blogs that somehow come to our attention, we can still
not
do more than scratch the surface of the sphere.

If you would like a reminder that Blogging is a world-wide phenomena which
is working its magic hither and tither around the globe, check out this just-released
article in Wired on the explosion of Spanish-language blogging during the
past year.

"All of a sudden it became obvious that TV and newspapers weren’t
providing us with the truth," Peirano says. "We saw things on
weblogs that contradicted what we were seeing in conventional media —
digital snapshots and first-person reports posted by independent people,
individuals, who’d traveled to the oil spill site to help with cleanup."

"We were reading these live blog accounts, and it was as if the entire
country realized at the same time we weren’t being told the truth," adds
Peirano. "The
media was just lying."

article from Wired Magazine

thanks to Marta Peirano and her Blog Elastico

More Cold Jokes

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Like almost everything else, cold is relative. Every fall, at the beginning of the semester, as soon as the temperature drops below 60 F, the Brazilian and Saudi students start to complain of the cold. But on the coldest January days, temps in the single digits, the Russians are running around outside in their shirt sleeves, asking where the best spots are nearby for ice fishing (the Dowbrigade happens to know the answer. Here is a quick primer on what is likely to happen at a given temperature:

60 – Brazilians and Saudis put on sweaters (if they can find one)

50 – Miami and Caracas residents turn on the heat

45 – New England natives go to outdoor concerts

40 – You can see your breath
Californians shiver uncontrollably
Minnesotans go swimming

35 – Italian cars don’t start

32- Water freezes
Beer goes down easy

30 – You start planning your vacation to Australia

25 – Ohio water freezes
Californians weep pitiably
Minnesotans eat ice cream
Canadians go swimming

20 – Politicians begin to talk about the homeless
New York City water freezes
Miami residents plan vacation further South

15 – French cars don’t start
Pets and small children insist on sleeping in your bed with you

10 – You need jumper cables to get the car going
Dowbrigade is willing to pay 10 cents extra to avoid pumping his own gas

5 – American cars don’t start

0 -Russians put on T-shirts

-10 German cars don’t start
Eyes freeze shut when you blink

-15 You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo
Arkansans stick tongue on metal objects
Miami residents cease to exist

-20 Pets insists on sleeping in pajamas with you
Politicians actually do something about the homeless
Minnesotans shovel snow off roof
Japanese cars don’t start

-25 Too cold to think
You need jumper cables to get the driver going
Football players put on long sleeves

-30 You plan a two week hot bath
Swedish cars don’t start

-40 Californians disappear
Minnesotans button top button
Russians put on sweaters
Your car helps you plan your trip South

-50 Congressional hot air freezes
Russians close the bathroom window

-80 Hell freezes over
Polar bears move South
Patriots Fans order hot cocoa at the game

-90 Politicians put their hands in their own pockets