Car Trouble

met a rather interesting family today in the garage, they were pushing their car outta the garage. i offered to help and they said, u can help starting by moving out of the way. i was thinking, “okay, not going to help u guys then. your lost” as i was leaving, i asked if the car was down, and they laughed, “Oh no! it’s just the car is so big and the parking lot is so tight, we didn’t want to run into the pillars or other cars. so we thought by pushing we’d get more control.” i responded with a simpled word: kewl. and the lady snapped back, “not cool!” weird encounter i must say.

Here’s a really old joke which i dug up in My Documents:

This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland I OCT/95 Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees the South to avoid a collision.
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees the North to avoid a collision.
Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees the South to avoid a collision.
Americans: This is the Captain of a US navy ship. I say again divert your course.
Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: THIS IS THE LARGEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT’S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
Canadians: This is the light house. Your call!!!

Thanks to ungsunghero for point this out: CNN: Global goofs: U.S. youth can’t find Iraq. this article shows how dumb our society is when 11% of 18-24 yr olds can’t point out where USA is on a world map. i mean COMON! this is where u bust out your Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego skillz. that game was so fun. i remember i would skip recess everyday and play with my friend Ivan. sigh… haven’t seen Ivan for so long i dont even know where he is anymore. But play Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego was so exciting. it was actually something i looked forward to go to school for. playing in our class’ apple IIe computer. hehe.

cunndogg just told me some very interesting facts about Canada and England. Supposedly, Canada is still an British Colony and the Queen is still holds the executive power. She gets to appoint who the governor or Canada is and can dissolve the parliament at her will. i always thought she was just a symbolic icon but supposedly cunndogg says she can dissolve Britain’s parliament too. she just doesn’t use her power. and to think i always thought the prime minister had the most power. another interesting fact is u know how Canadians talk by adding and -ay to end of their sentence. (ie. What’s up-ay? How’s it going-ay? You the man-ay) so when deciding their name for their country or colony, the picked up random letters from a hat and the guy reading off the letters said: C-ay, N-ay, D-ay and there you have today’s spelling of Canada. hehe ^_^x

here’s something i learned i found very funny. in programming we often use the variable foo and i thought it was just a random word made up from nowhere. but apparently there’s some history behind it. the word foo was said to be extracted from fubar (foo-bar) which stands for ‘f*cked up beyond all recognition’. i find this fact very amusing. hehe. ^_^x

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