September 25, 2003

Ripple Fire

I was in a rotten mood driving in this morning, helped along by heavy traffic and people who don’t know how to drive in it. Add in the fact that I woke up not a multi-millionaire and actually having to work for a living, and the day was off to a less-than-spectacular start. So while I was in the ol’ stop-and-go, I was thinking about a few things.

Mac’s vs. PC’s. This reminds me of the whole democrat/republican debate, and my favorite quote about same. I’ll paraphrase:

Mac users think PC users are evil. PC users think Mac users are stupid.

I’ve got news for you Mac people, PC’s are better. The market says so. Like it or not, Bill Gates is a better businessman than clan Apple, and his products are more useful to computer users. If it wasn’t true, we’d talk about Microsoft in the same way we talk about Commodore and Atari and Tandy. So grow up, enjoy the things that Macs do well and quitcher bitching.

I couldn’t think of a religion that doesn’t have ‘spread the word’ as a basic foundation. This makes sense, because what good is a religion (or any other social movement for that matter) which doesn’t attempt to grow? It’s also depressing, because this also means a continuation of religious-based strife. If everybody believes they’re right, then the only solution is elimination of the other guy. As for religious tolerance, the only time it happens it when it’s forced upon them, and it’s seldom comfortable for either side.

SUV’s should be taxed like trucks. If you’re driving a 19-passenger land yacht, it’s a truck, not a car. If you’re driving a do-nothing SUV-wannabe, then you’re stupid and should be taxed for being an idiot (we’ll just call it a truck tax). What to do with the extra revenue? Research into battery technology, because like it or not, that’s where the next big energy breakthrough is gonna happen. Notice I’m not saying that SUV’s should be taken off the road. Free choice is still free choice, but 90% of the folks driving SUV’s don’t need them, which proves that they’re stupid, and should be taxed.

Hell, call it the SUV lottery. Most of ‘em will line up to buy extra tickets.

Update: I was reminded of the judge who put the hold on the Do-Not-Call list. We've instituted a new policy in our house. Listen politely to determine source of the call, because we're nice to police, fire department, and veterans organizations doing fundraising. Anyone else, we get loud and verbally abusive. Screw it, they called me, so they must want to hear me, right? Oh yeah, they're gonna hear it all right...

Posted by Ted at September 25, 2003 08:25 AM
Category: Square Pegs

We had a Tandy...I think it was a T-180, but that's stretching waaaay back in the ol' memory. Remember that bounce a ball against the little squares along the wall with a paddle game? I wish I still had that game. (sigh)

Posted by: Jennifer at September 25, 2003 10:31 AM

Jen's talking about "Breakout". We had it on Atari. On the Tandy (a 186! used 5 1/4" floppies!) I played Leisure Suit Larry, Quest for Glory and solitare.....
[psst...Susie! Your age is showing again....]

Posted by: Susie at September 25, 2003 01:25 PM

:) My first PC was an Atari 800, and it used a cassette for data storage! Oh yeah, my first modem was 300 baud. I dreamed of being able to afford 1200. LOL

Posted by: Ted at September 25, 2003 01:27 PM
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