A few years ago, I remember hearing Laura Ingraham say, "I know what made Courtney Love go crazy. It was compact fluorescent bulbs." This is not an endorsement of Laura Ingraham, but hey, that was pretty funny. » 3/29/09 5:19am 3/29/09 5:19am

Men tend to do less cooking and shopping than women, and they rely more on restaurants, convenience food and other people to stay fed. It's not that they're better shoppers. I can't find anything online about who impulse-buys more, males or females. My observations suggest it is men who buy outside the list more often. » 10/12/08 7:24pm 10/12/08 7:24pm

Are very many companies using MSO 2007? The ones I'm familiar with still use '03. Temp agencies tell me they aren't testing people on '07 because most of their client companies don't use it (or Vista). » 8/22/08 10:29am 8/22/08 10:29am

This looks like a good thread to warn you that Car Talk website's Mechanics Files [www.cartalk.com] is not a reliable website to find a good mechanic. There is much astroturfing, and I learned that if you submit a bad review of a mechanic, it gets deleted. If you write the sysop and ask why the review was deleted,… » 6/12/08 2:58pm 6/12/08 2:58pm

Um...Defendant Charney then ordered Mr. Swenson to "pretend to masturbate." As Mr. Swenson complied with his Defendant Charney's instruction, Defendant Charney moved next to him and simulated an oral sex act with him. » 6/03/08 2:27am 6/03/08 2:27am

In 1991 I had a friend who worked at IM's call center in Sandy Eggo. They would get a lot of calls from guys wanting phone sex. Usually it would start with a customer asking my friend what he looked like. He would tell them he was 5'7" and 320 lbs. One guy said, "That's great—I'm really into blubber." He didn't… » 4/15/08 5:26pm 4/15/08 5:26pm

This is nothing but subtle blame-the-victim pop psych. I rarely hear people whine just so they can hear the sound of their voice. If they whine, it is because they are being attacked, or they are encountering circumstances/ obstacles that they do not have the resources to deal with effectively. Not because they… » 4/10/08 3:40pm 4/10/08 3:40pm

@Brentis: I got a copy of 64-bit Vista by calling Microsoft's Anytime Upgrade phone number and asking for a disc. It cost, I think, $6 or $7 (shipping, they say). Sorry I don't remember the phone number, but it's gotta be on the webs somewhere. You can install the same version of Vista as the one you currently own,… » 3/22/08 1:37am 3/22/08 1:37am