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Monday, June 23, 2008

Shit, piss, cunt, fuck, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits

After hearing this morning about the death of one of the greatest comedians of all time, I had to thumb through one of George Carlin's books to come up with something to eulogize the great man. I may have not thumbed too well, but here's a shot:

"What is all this nonsense about angels? Do you realize three out of four Americans now believe in angels? What are they, fuckin' stupid? Has everybody lost their goddamn minds?
Angels, my ass! You know what I think it is? I think it's a massive, collective, chemical flashback from all the drugs -- all the drugs! -- smoked, swallowed, snorted, and shot up by all Americans from 1960 to 2000. Forty years of adulterated street drugs will get you some fuckin' angels, my friend!
Angels, shit. What about goblins? Doesn't anybody believe in goblins? And zombies. Where the fuck are all the zombies? That's the trouble with zombies, they're unreliable. I say if you're gonna buy that angel bullshit, you may as well go for the goblin-zombie package as well."
(From Napalm and Silly Putty, "Things that are Pissing Me Off" (pp. 180-181)

I'm guessing where George is right now, he's not seeing too many angels. But I'm sure Satan's having as many laughs with him now as I did listening/watching/reading his work over the years. We'll miss you, funny man.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Methinks iTunes is trying to tell us something...

When I got home today, I do what I usually do: turn on this stupid computer, get the iPod out of my pocket, and get it to charge/sync with iTunes. Anyone who owns one of said devices knows that when its syncing, the screen will show you if your firmware ("iPod software" as Apple will say) is up to date and will check again at a certain date. Of course, you could force it to check right now, and what usually happens when you do so if that if it doesn't find one, it will refresh the "I'll check myself" date for a week later.

So, without further aideu, I tried to force said update just now (Jun 08/08) to find that:

So what you may ask? The so what is that once I clicked OK and saw my iPod there again in iTunes I discover that something didn't change:

Sorry if this image above isn't clear - this is what I get for playing cut 'n paste with ALT-PrintScreen and Microsoft Paint. Maybe I should've used Live Writer to post this rather than the default editor in Blogger. Awell, methinks you see the point if you squint real good - or click on the image - that auto-update still reads 09/06/2008 (June 9 to anyone American who would think it'll check sometime in September.).

What are you saying here, Steve? A new firmware update tomorrow? Looks like your own software's just spilt the beans. Thank you.