TSP On This Day

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Published On: September 19, 2019

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Published On: September 19, 2007

I think we exhausted most of the good puns last year, but this year, My ITLAPD is a plea for fairness and bi-partisanship.

If we’re going to have International Talk Like A Pirate Day, in the spirit of the great Pirates Vs. Ninja divide, we need to have International Talk Like A Ninja Day.

So please, on International Talk Like A Ninja Day, try to be as silent as possible.

Published On: September 19, 2006

” I wash my hands in the presence of all these witnesses.”

No, wait. That’s Talk Like A Pilate Day…

“Roger, tower, Delta 886 now approaching runway six from the northwest at…”

Darn it, no. That’s Talk Like A PILOT day. One more time.

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti….

*sigh* No, that’s Talk Like A Prelate Day!

I’ll never get the hang of this….

Published On: September 19, 2003

OK, this is too amusing not to share.

Radiohead Rorschach
An innocent fifth grader’s picture is worth a thousand-word critical analysis.
BY ROB HARVILLA

It is no longer possible to have an original opinion on Radiohead.

You’ve absorbed the deified albums, quarreled over the rock critic pontifications, frowned at the guarded, combative interviews. Thom Yorke’s ugly-stick-beaten mug has peered at you from the pages of every magazine known to man; his every word and every note has ignited its own individual Internet flame war. Mass media has bombarded us with Radiohead critique, rendering us unable to generate an unfiltered opinion of our own.

When you listen to Radiohead, you’re no longer actually listening to Radiohead — you’re listening to everyone’s opinion about Radiohead. It’s impossible to separate what you hear from what you’ve read. You are betrayed by what you know, and you know way too much.

Thus, in order to solicit an honest, undiluted opinion about Radiohead, you’d have to find the proverbial People Living Under Rocks. As People Living Under Rocks are unavailable, let’s use fifth graders.

Read the whole story…

(link found via John Scalzi)

Published On: September 19, 2003

I know kitanzi would murder me in my sleep if I started dragging junk like this into the house, but…

Steve Wozniak OK’s Apple I replicas

My first computer was an Apple ][, and I adored it. I used it up until it finally gave up the ghost sometime in 1991, and replaced it with an Amiga. I didn’t actually own a PC until 1994, when I began teaching computer applications and programming at a business school in Athens, GA, and found it useful to have the platform I was teaching at my home. And the whole history of computers is a fascination for me. Too cool!

(linked via lysana. Thanks!)

Published On: September 19, 2002

This was an instafilk that came out on #filkhaven. filkerdave was lamenting being unable to attend OVFF due to a scheduling conflict, and maedbh7 said she was continuing to “work on that cloning device, so there can be two of Dave”. This just sorta flowed out.

Two of Dave
by Robert Wynne
TTTO: “Yesterday” (Lennon/McCartney)

Two of Dave
One to pass around, and one to save
For whenever you can’t fight that crave
It’s useful to have two of Dave

Suddenly
Dave is twice the man he used to be
Clone him one more time and you’d have three
To offer up for company

Which one is the clone?
Which is real? I couldn’t say.
They’re both just alike,
right down to the DNA

Two of Dave
One more than his lovely mother gave
And we give to each a joyous rave
review for two, who both are Dave