September 29, 2006

Holy crap, I am freaking rich.

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 1:35 pm

I just got this e-mail, and OMG, I cannot WAIT to start spending all this money!!!!!!

Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 19:08:11 +0200 (MEST)
From: “”
Subject: will


My name is Mr. Earl Spencer. We are solicitors to the great Atlanta Physician and Philanthropists Mr.G.Brumley.

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the Estate of Late George Brumley, I wish to notify you that late George Brumley made you one of the beneficiaries of his estate. He left the sum of Five Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$5,100.000.00 )to you. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.

Late Mr. Brumley and all his family were among the victims that died a charter plane crash on Mount Kenya. The flight crashed into the snow-capped, 16,355-foot Lenana Peak on Mount Kenya destroying the entire plane and killing all passengers on board.Late George Brumley died on the month of July 2003 at the age of 68. You can see details of his death in the CNN link below:

He was a widely travelled man and devoted most of his time and wealth to charity and humanitarian work. His great philantropist work is well known and recorded all over the world. He must have been in contact with you in the past or you were nominated to him in his vision to expand his Charity work. Simply put, he was a very dedicated sufis and Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. In dedicating this funds to you and other beneficiaries, he instructed that you are to use part of the funds to promote his legacy through activities that aim to help the old, poor, needy and disabled in the society. Late Brumleys’ legacy is the love of charity.

Please If I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible so we can start processing the release of the funds to you. You are to reply me immediately providing the following information:

1.Your Full names.
2.Valid Contact address.
3.Contact Telephone and fax numbers.


Mr.Earl Spencer(ESQ).
14 York Road,Ilford Essex,
IG1 3AD London, England.

Another Pinball Museum!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 12:27 pm

This one’s in Alameda, CA:

Lucky JuJu!

It is seriously time for a road trip.

September 28, 2006


Filed under: PolenPics — Twin A @ 3:36 pm


Best. Protest. Ever.

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:40 am

Franklin, please tell me you went to this.

In Austin last Sunday, there was a protest by zombies for zombie rights.

Their protest was being protested. By pirates.

My favorite part is that according to BoingBoing (where else?), the zombie chant was “What do we want?” “Brains!” “When do we want them?” “Brains!”

September 27, 2006

When the system works. . .

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 3:08 pm

it’s so nice.

As you know, as much as I love her, I am horribly allergic to The Beast. I sneeze and I’m stuffy and I produce more mucus than any one person should. The first two hours of my morning are a tissue bonanza.

Last month I went to get a physical (for the first time in three years - oops.), and in the process, asked the doctor to prescribe me something for my nose (I’m already on something for my lungs). He gave me a sample of Flonase, but prescribed me Nasacort. The Flonase was like a gift from the heavens. My nose opened up and stayed open all the time. Mornings were no longer filled with hacking and sneezing. AWESOME!

But it ran out, and I got the Nasacort, thinking it would do the same. However, after 48 hours, I am back to the way I used to be. Bad bad nose! Not a good medicine for me. I called the doctor, who immediately agreed to call in a Flonase prescription for me, but asked me to call him back this afternoon to make sure it went through - he was concerned about security issues. However, I just called him, and he said there were no problems! I imagined I was going to have to take the subway down to get a written prescription, which I certainly could have done as I’m not doing anything today at work, but it would have been a little annoying and inconvenient. Instead, I’m good to go.

When you think about it, didn’t they always call in prescriptions years ago, and nobody worried about security issues? It’s kind of like something we talked about briefly when I was upstate on Sunday - that people used to sell their airline tickets years ago if they couldn’t make a trip, and it didn’t matter whose name was on them. Nowadays there’s no way in hell that would happen, as your ticket is either “refundable” or “non-refundable” (AKA use it now or use it within a year with a price gouge attached as a penalty). I can’t imagine what would happen if you tried to get on a plane and your ID didn’t match the name on the ticket. . .

Spam Slammed

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 12:14 pm

Something’s up with the buggies - they’re out in full force. 34 of them this morning.

Fortunately they don’t hit the blog and get caught in the queue, but it’s still annoying.

Twin A, can we get that text recognition stuff set up in our comments? Or how about the OMG PONIES!!!! recognition?

There are OMG PUPPIES!!! in the flower shop near where I work - two Maltese puppies that are super sweet and friendly. It’s sad why they have them though. They had a Maltese in the store named Salty, and somebody stole him! It happened a few months ago (I think while I was away at the island) and really upset me - what kind of person steals a dog???? Salty was really well behaved and never ran out of the store, leaving the owners to believe that he was grabbed. Just terrible.

But the puppies are awesome.

September 23, 2006

Dance, kid, dance!

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 12:16 pm

Stuff like this impresses the shit out of me.

September 22, 2006

Pimpin’ a blog

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 12:45 pm

If you have not done so, please go immediately to Jon Levin’s blog.

Read it all. But if you don’t have time to read it all, read his most recent entry. AWESOME.

(See you soon, Jon! The skylight is fixed!)

Best. Comic. Ever.

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 12:09 pm

Via BoingBoing, as created by xkcd.

The King is happy, but the neighbor is pissed.

Congressional Smackdown!

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:01 am

Via DailyKos, via Bob Geiger’s blog: an awesome exchange between Senator Reid and Senator Durbin on the Senate floor.

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