January 17th, 2008

#837: There are so many jokes that can be made of this one....

Rectal exam for bump on the head.

Joke 1: They must've thought he was the construction worker from the Village People.

Joke 2: The guy didn't have "this end up" anywhere on him.

Joke 3: The doctors were bored.

Joke 4: The old "if the only tool you have is a hammer" issue: the ER attending on duty was a proctologist.

Joke 5: They had the guy who failed anatomy doing triage.

Joke 6.... nah, it really is too easy.

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Ann Coulter endorses Romney. Interesting.

It reminds me of something I overheard in 2000. On election day someone at the office said, "I don't know who I'm going to vote for." On election day.

I resisted the temptation to say, "If you don't know by now, don't bother." But cripes, the last thing we need is people flipping a quarter. For crying out loud.

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I dropped five cases of detergent in Receiving last night. From about 20' up. Each case contained two 200-oz bottles (about 1.5 gallons each). Two of them just exploded. In one case it blew the lid off the box!

I was trying to take the pallet down to consolidate that detergent with another one, and I'd even re-stacked the stuff on the pallet before going near it with the Crown. But something went bump and five cases tumbled off the back of the pallet. SPLAT.

God, what a mess that was. It took two 25-lb bags of kitty litter to absorb the spill.

...and that was right after the boss had come through and told me that Receiving was really looking good. Thanks for jinxing me! Argh!

#838: Okay, it is awesome.

I had a chance this morning to fool around with the stereo system with the subwoofer turned on.

You see, working nights, I have to sleep during the day, and over the past several days I haven't been able to do much with the subwoofer, because I've been sleeping during the day. And on my days off I've had other things to do when I wasn't sleeping, anyway.

So here I've had the thing for a week, almost, and today was the second time I've been able to turn it on and see what it can do.

So I put in Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings. I watched the introduction, up to the point at which Bilbo has just written the title page of his book. And it is awesome.

I'm definitely glad I got the thing, even if it's not something I'll use every day, because when I want to watch a movie with surround, it'll really add to the experience.

Even at the "dialed in" level that the subwoofer's volume is set, the sound on the LotR:FotR set up some nice rumbles in the room via the sub. I think I could get used to this.