Monday, October 11, 2010

More Alternative Definitions

Columbus Day, 2010. A little bit o'this and that today.

It's late on a Monday where the government and the banks took the day off to celebrate the discovery of America. Turns out it was here all along; it was just a well-kept secret from the rest of the world.

My son informs me that yesterday was "42 Day." You see, in the science-fiction satire series, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," a supercomputer named "Deep Thought" was built to discover the answer to the question of "life, the universe, and everything." After millennia, Deep Thought announced that the answer was "42." So what has that got to do with yesterday? Apparently 10-10-10 in binary = 42.

Finally, my wife and I returned late this afternoon from a weekend in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan, enjoying autumn colors. I've updated her page at my website and posted a dozen of the many fine pictures she took. I also took the liberty to update my Web Site of the Week catalog. It now stretches all the way back through 2005. I have not yet had the time to determine if all those links still work.



Banquet: The situation after it rained on the Savings & Loan.

Donkey: What you need to get into the mob boss's house.

Firm Belief: Faith in your company.

Goulash: Edible Mascara.

Labrador: The entrance to the laboratory.

Nobility: Lacks the required skills.

Ransom: Jogged a little.

Sherbet: A wager with no chance of losing.

Somersault: The seasoning used in July and August.

[selected from JokeMaster]


WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Class Reunion Month, Eat Country Ham Month (good thing we bought that pig), National Dental Hygiene Month (note to self: call the dentist), Organize Your Medical Information Month, and it's Squirrel Awareness Month. It's National School Lunch Week. Tomorrow is - get this - International Moment of Frustration Scream Day, and Thursday is Be Bald and Be Free Day. Wheeeee!


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