Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
"Frick's World" is now fully equipped with 3 cars and 3 (legally licensed) drivers. "H" claims that he can drive but he's not legal or licensed. The new addition arrived late this afternoon and as you can see from the excitement in "Goose's" face she is under the impression that this is her sled. The last conversation that I overheard was a Mother/Daughter negotiation session over who gets "possession" of which "car". I just went inside to watch the news.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Xerox wins $35M NASA contract
April 24, 2007
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. --NASA on Tuesday awarded a contract worth up to $35 million to copier and office equipment manufacturer
Xerox will provide device support, supplies and maintenance to 10 NASA centers and associated facilities. The three-year pact includes two one-year options.
Shares of Stamford, Conn.-based Xerox added 18 cents to close at $18.17 on the New York Stock Exchange.
The jokes are way to easy on this one.
"Now the astronauts can photocopy their moon on the moon"
"No doubt the sales rep promised 4 hour response time"
A 35 million dollar deal, this may just help to put a small dent in the check they have to write to "Global"
Monday, April 23, 2007
Prison releases felon after getting phony fax
Typo-filled missive sent from grocery store said court ‘demanded’ release
HICKMAN, Ky. - Officials released a prisoner from a state facility after receiving a phony fax that ordered the man be freed, and didn’t catch the mistake for nearly two weeks.
Timothy Rouse, 19, is charged with beating an elderly western Kentucky man and was at the Kentucky Correctional & Psychiatric Center in La Grange for a mental evaluation. He was released from that facility on April 6 after officials received the fake court order.
It contained grammatical errors, was not typed on letterhead and was faxed from a local grocery store. The fax falsely claimed that the Kentucky Supreme Court “demanded” Rouse be released.
Lexington police arrested Rouse at his mother’s home Thursday evening.
“It’s outrageous that it happened,” Fulton County Attorney Rick Major said. “I’m just glad nobody got hurt because he’s dangerous.”
Police are still investigating who faxed it.
Attorney Carlos Moran, who is representing Rouse, declined to comment.
Prison officials did not notice that the fax came from the grocery store because policies in place did not require checking the source of a faxed order, said the LaGrange facility’s director, Greg Taylor.
“It’s not part of a routine check, but certainly, in hindsight, that would perhaps have caused somebody to ask a question,” he said. He added that misspellings on orders are common.
What a great scam. If I had just thought of this when I was in High School, fax in a quick "Please excuse my son from school today, no this week".
And to think that they didn't have to check the source of a faxed order, the government at it's finest.
Beside I knew typos and spelling really didn't matter in the real world.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
After seeing "Super Size Me" I have given up on most fast food. I will occasionally hit "Subway" for a whole wheat sub, which is marginally (emphasis on marginally) better than a burger. Check out the link to see what a good ad company can do for you "LINK".