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By ReallyEvilCanine (Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 04:11:21 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, upgrades, Cecil Adams, pie (all tags)
Size matters

Before most people had Net access -- even those at the original dARPAnet universities -- we all had to rely on the likes of Cecil Adams and a few other columnists for answers to the strangest questions. Over the weekend I stumbled across one of Cecil's old columns that I first read some 20 years ago:

Dear Cecil:

I think my roommate is having sex with his cats. Could you explain the biological reasons why cats can't be impregnated by human beings? --T.S., Chicago

How appropriate.

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By ReallyEvilCanine (Thu Jul 27, 2006 at 04:32:25 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, upgrades, flying, Air France, pie (all tags)
Upgrades

Last week it was my hope and dream that Air France would upgrade my ticket at the airport, lifting me out of the depths of steerage and placing me in the comfort of business class. I got to the airport early and found out that they might indeed need my seat for the early flight.

They called for boarding and a Saudi woman jumped up and cut in front of me, handing the attendant 11 passports for her rather large family and their Philippine slave girl. This wasted some time as various family members wandered back and forth between the jetway and waiting area, the kids both playing and fighting. The staff finally matched tickets and passports to passengers and the rest of us were able to board.

As I walked down the jetway the attendant came running, yelling "Mister Canine! Mister Canine!". She grabbed my boarding pass and scribbled a new seat number. "You've been upgraded," she said, beaming.

That'll teach me.

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By squigs (Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 03:59:56 AM EST) movies, scammers, upgrades (all tags)
I have a new monitor!  I have a new monitor becuase I had a bonus.  I had a bonus because we completed this game.

Not sure how we managed that.

Been chatting to scammers.

Watched Wargames and The Incredibles.


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