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So I am a huge Jeopardy fan. I have seen every episode for the last two years since I have had TiVo. Well, almost every episode. There was that one where we lost power, but basically I have seen every episode for two years. Well, here is a cool site that has a ton the of episodes archived. All the answers, and all the winners. Go now, count how many answers Ken Jennings got right.

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100º is too hot

So I guess we hit 100º this weekend. It’s the first time it has hit the triple digits here in like thirteen years or something. It was frickin’ hot. I don’t know how people down south handle it. We had friends over and grilled out on Saturday. We wanted to eat outside, but man, we didn’t want to be cooked along with our food. We had to grill outside and run in and eat in the AC.

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Hot enough

I probably haven’t mowed the lawn in probably three weeks. It has been a hot dry summer. I couldn’t tell you the last day it rained. I could care less if our yard was green. I am not going to waste money watering our yard. As soon as it rains it will green up just fine.

Today I decided to mow. Not because the grass needed it, but because all the weeds are getting long. They sure stay green and grow with out the rain.

I thought I would get out and beat the heat. As soon as the dew dried up I was out there. Then my wife called and needed something at work so I had to run there. Then I went to fill the gas on the mower…gas can empty. So I ran got gas. By the time I started mowing I didn’t beat the heat at all.
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Fricken 82º out. Sure, some of you may think that isn’t to hot, but this is North Dakota we’re talking about.

It is going to be one hot weekend.
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I guess it could be worse, it could be -20º. Actually, I would probably prefer -20º.

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Rocketboom back

So there was a new episode of Rocketboom out today. It was good. Joanne Colan is the interim host. She was good, but different than Amanda. I don’t know if she is going to be the new host or not, but whoever it is it’s going to be different. I sure they will be great. It will Just take a little getting use to someone other than Amanda. Kinda like when Kate left The Screen Savers. I wasn’t so sure about that Patrick Norton kid and first, but he grew on you. Now Patrick Norton is great, and is doing great stuff and dl.tv.

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When I was your age

I got this in an email today and thought it was funny.

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning .. uphill BOTH ways….through year ’round blizzards. Carrying their younger siblings on their backs … to their one-room schoolhouse, where they maintained a Straight-A average, despite their full-time, after-school job at the local textile mill … where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death! And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!

But now that…I’m over the ripe old age of thirty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today. You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don’t know how good you’ve got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn’t have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter…with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

There were no MP3’s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ’d usually talk over the beginning and messed it all up!

We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that’s it! And we didn’t have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn’t have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like “Space Invaders” and “Asteroids” and the graphics sucked ! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! …. Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn’t see, you were just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I’m saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little bastards!

And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up…we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire .. imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You’re spoiled. You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

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Thanks Papa John

I am working this weekend. On weekends I work all I pretty much do it work and sleep. I guess that’s what 12 hour days does to you. Well, I have been geeking out now before I have to go to bed. I am installing windows on the MacBook. Why? I don’t know. Because I can? So I got hungry right? I don’t feel like cooking. I don’t feel like getting up and getting the phone for pizza. Screw that. I ordered a pizza online. Super cool. Super easy. Is their anything you can’t get online these days?

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OSX and iSight

I don’t know if anybody reads my blog with OSX and a webcam, but if they are they should check out this site. Kinda cool, kinda scary. It’s weird that I come across this site the same day that I get my MacBook with the built in iSight.

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It’s here

Well, this my first ever post from bed. I am chillin’ out with my new MacBook and lovin’ the WiFi. The FedEx guy was right on time too. He got here right around 10:30. I don’t know how they do it.

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Almost here

So the original ship date for my MacBook was originally the 12th. I thought that was a long ass time, but it is coming from China. Well, the ship date is now tomorrow. The FedEx site is saying 10:30 tomorrow morning. I wonder how accurate that is? Oh well, it should be here tomorrow. I can’t wait.

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Numb

I hate getting fillings. It’s not so much the getting the fillings that suck, it’s the Novocaine. Does this shit ever wear off? I bet the filling was all complete before the Novocaine fully kicked in. I could totally feel the drilling. It hurt quite a bit. Now it’s two hours latter and I am totally numb. This sucks.

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