Buffalo Theory

I just ran across this once again and felt like posting it. Cheers is one of those shows that I didn’t appreciate growing up. I simply didn’t get the adult humor in it, but now I watch it anytime I come across a rerun.

This is a quote from the show where Cliff explains the “Buffalo Theory” to Norm. Has got to be one of the funniest moments in my opinion.

Well, you see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.


Leopard's BSOD

This didn’t take long to be posted. I noticed this immediately with my Samba shares after my install of 10.5. Thought it was genius!

Leopard/Windows BSOD

John Gruber said it well.

Funniest joke in Leopard.


Biker fails to notice missing leg | The Daily Telegraph

Maybe it is just me, but some news out there…well, I just don’t get. The above article is about a Japanese man who was riding a motorcycle, wasn’t able to negotiate a curve in the road, smashed into a central barrier, and severed his leg.

A severed limb from a bike accident is one thing. I can see this happening, but what I don’t understand is how this man didn’t realize that he was now missing a part of his body. He admitted to feeling extreme pain from the impact, but didn’t realize something was serious until the next junction 2 kilometers from where the accident occurred. Even more disturbing is that one of his friends witnessed him hitting the barrier, and it was he that stopped to pick up the leg.

Once you think about it, it becomes humorous. Imagine the people on the freeway. You see a man on a bike ride by you with a bloody missing leg, but he is just cruising along as if nothing is out of the norm. Now imagine a minute later, you see another man riding by on another bike holding a bloody leg in his hands.

What was this 54 year old man on that allowed him not to realize his leg had just been brutally ripped off?


More FSJ

Daring Fireball: Fake Steve, Unmasked

This is Gruber’s take on the whole FSJ news.

I agree with this:

Wishing the balloon had never popped is one thing. Trying to unpop it is another.

but I disagree with this:

Knowing who the author is doesn’t spoil Fake Steve any more than knowing which cast member is playing the president on Saturday Night Live. It’s the performance that counts, not the secret.

Knowing who the author is certainly does spoil the fun. Whereas in the SNL example, you know from the start that the president performance is really Dana Carvey in makeup, you don’t know who is behind the words with FSJ. To me, one of the appeals was not knowing who this really is in addition to the “performance”. Now when I read it, I will be picturing Daniel Lyons, and now that Forbes is taking over sponsorship of the blog, it will become somewhat commercialized (well, as commercialized as a satirical blog can be).

Before, we knew it was fake, but it was fake without a face/name.

I think I would have enjoyed the news of the unveiling of FSJ a little better had it been some 16 year old kid in his/her parents basement. Although it is neat to see a senior editor of Forbes do this “on the side”, the kid in the basement would have allowed it to be less of a big deal to the point it could have been downplayed.


Brad Stone ruins it

Well, one of the fun moments within my morning ritual of RSS feeds has been ruined. Anyone that is remotely an Apple fan has probably heard about Fake Steve Jobs. FSJ’s blog has been a spot to go and read the insight of the CEO of Apple on tech news, new products, mockery’s, and the like (fake or course, but with plenty of entertaining qualities).

Well, Brad Stone of the New York Times has taken it upon himself to search out the true identity of FSJ and reveal it to all. Now it doesn’t really seem to bother the real blogger as he was about to oust himself in a book scheduled to be released in October, and as he said: “I’m stunned that it’s taken this long,” said Mr. Lyons, 46, when a reporter interrupted his vacation in Maine on Sunday to ask him about Fake Steve. “I have not been that good at keeping it a secret. I’ve been sort of waiting for this call for months.”

Now this would have been all and good had Mr. Lyons been the one to “come out,” as it were, but to be searched for by the NYT so that they may benefit from it makes me mad. Yes, plenty of others have tried to find out the true identity of FSJ, but it was amusing watching them guess and be wrong.

Now, Mr Lyons plans on still continuing, but I am not sure if I will read. It was the bit of mystery that made reading the blog fun. Although the entries will probably be just as entertaining, the fact that I now have a picture of a face in my head will keep me from being able to enjoy it the way I use to.

Oh well, all good things come to an end (remember Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, etc?).

It was one Mr. Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes.

See below for articles related to this story. Damn, I am so busted, yo ‘Fake Steve’ Blogger Comes Clean Fake Steve Jobs unmasked


rain, hot, no pics

OK, so there were no pics over the weekend of the current rides, but with good reason. I had everything planned to be washed on Saturday and even headed to the store to pick up some cleaning supplies when it started to rain. Well, no point in washing at that point.

Then Sunday rolled around and I had planned on the same, but wow, it was way too hot. With the humidity from the prior day and a mid to high 90 temp, there was no way I was going to put myself out in that.

So, maybe later this week, I will do a washing.

I know, I know. I am on a role today. Not a single post in almost 3 months, and voila, I have 3 posts in under 2 hours. I do feel quite accomplished and feel that I have been more productive on this site than the whole of my work day. Moving on…

Gotta love Apple. I have loved my iPhone since the day I got it when it was released. Waiting in line with all the other geeks was actually a lot of fun. Well, I have not had a single issue with my iPhone that has required the help of Apple, but check out the post below. I think Apple sometimes thinks of everything.

It’s officially no longer just for paper!

Paperclip: Designed by Apple in California

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