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By riceowlguy (Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 12:34:53 PM EST) (all tags)
let me fish off Cape St. Mary's...

People only write beautiful folk ballads about shitty jobs, like being a commercial fisherman in Newfoundland.  Where's the song about being a software tester in Texas?  Better get Y to write one for me.

A female friend of mine asked if I'd been watching any Olympics and I had to admit no.  I should have been quick enough to say "no, because you and all your reality-TV-watching airhead friends have ruined it for me.  When NBC shows ice dancing in prime time instead of USA-Canada hockey, it's clear who's won the battle.  NBC doesn't give a crap about the world's best athletes performing on the world's biggest stage, etc., etc., they care about beating American Idol."

Trying to get back on the health path.  Walk fast, eat slow.

I've got lots more to talk about actually, but I'm kind of busy at work now, imagine that.

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songs by duxup (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 12:42:45 PM EST

Jonathan Coulton sings (well at least one song I know of) about writing software. Well it is kind of about that.

You're not missing much with the Olympic coverage.  USA vs. Canada was the highlight and it was relegated to a non HD channel. 

Makes me sad by riceowlguy (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 04:06:42 PM EST
I watched the everliving daylights out of the '99, '92 and '94 Winter games.  I love speed skating, bobsled, luge, and traditional alpine skiing.  Now all they show are the big ratings sports that maybe shouldn't even be in there in the first place.

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Yar by duxup (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 04:11:08 PM EST
Heck even the China summer Olympics they had live video feeds on the net of all sorts of sports live.  I worked some night weekend shifts and there was tons to watch.  There was some awesome stuff like Handball that I had never seen in that format (crazy fun) . . . to the fairly boring but I hadn't seen before like air pistol.... to the inexplicable where some dude in a top hat rode a horse around in a circle ... and then apparently won a medal.

Now you get some skiing, and bobsled, but in this half assed pretaped, but acted as if it is live garbage show. 

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