Saturday, March 07, 2009

those coincidences

Triple Rock
Originally uploaded by Ingorrr.
I stopped into Triple Rock brewpub in Berkeley, California tonight, for some of their Black Rock Porter (my all-time favorite beer) and what turned out to be the best hamburger I've ever had, anywhere. It wasn't a fancy burger at all, it just tasted perfect.

While I was there, a nice person turned to me and said, "Do you know anything about geography?" I cracked up and said, "You're kidding, right?" I'd already had a pint of beer, so wasn't thinking modestly or tactfully.

Then we spent a couple of hours doing his crossword (he wanted to know the largest country in Africa) and talking and drinking beer, and it was nice.

So *waves* to Elijah. Did I spell that right? I think so.


Thursday, March 05, 2009

I just got my first-ever geographilic spam!

UN flag
Originally uploaded by gebauer.
In whole:

Congratulations beneficiary,

Your email has been selected by the united nations organization(UNO)for a
cash grant award of 1,000,000.00 USD(One Million Dollars). The united
nations authorities has decided to give this award to 15 beneficiaries
from all
the world to help facilitate the preparation of submissions to the Commission
on the
Limits of the Continental Shelf for developing States, in particular the
least developed countries and small island developing States,and compliance
with article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea.This grant is been aided by the united nations development
programme and the united nations trust funds for human security.
Your cash grant pin number is (UNO-154/4456/011)
Our corresponding office
in the (AU)African Union will give details on how
your funds would be remitted to you.Do contact our payment office immediately
with the information's below.
Full Name.
Mobile Number.
House Number.
A Scanned copy of a valid identification card should also be attached(either
an International passport or Driver's License) and send with the listed
information for claims of your won prize.
Payment Officer:Mr.Terry White
Phone Number:+234[redacted]
Email: unitednations.2009@[redacted, nothing resembling UN]
Mr.Ban Ki-moon.

This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.

I know that can't be true. Ban Ki-Moon would never say "PIN number," as that is redundant.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Animaniacs - 50 State Capitals

Trying not to let the spelling of "capitals" in the youtube description get to me. Seriously.