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March 10, 2004

The Way We Were

I found the coolest thing today! It's called The Internet Wayback Machine, and it basically lets you see all of the archived versions of a webpage. I walked down memory lane and took a look at the first few versions of this site. Ah yes, the cross country trip I wanted to do ... that was a lovely dream.

I've got lots of little things to share today. Take a look at the 100 Most Mispronounced Words. It's cardSHARP, dammit, not cardSHARK! Although I think that's really more of an issue with people not knowing the correct term, rather than mispronouncing it.

In political news, I'm not sure why President Bush is being so coy about sitting down with the full 9/11 investigation panel. It makes me wonder what he has to hide.

The opening paragraph of this op-ed piece from the New York Times got my attention, quickly:

A 10-kiloton nuclear bomb (a pipsqueak in weapons terms) is smuggled into Manhattan and explodes at Grand Central. Some 500,000 people are killed, and the U.S. suffers $1 trillion in direct economic damage.

And finally, I am so sick of hearing about low-carb this and low-carb that. There's no way in hell I'll ever believe that eating a stick of butter is better for me than a handful of baby carrots. Please.

The increase in low-carb items is clearly a result of consumer demand, but most scientists question how healthful some of them are. A double cheeseburger wrapped in lettuce still has as much fat and saturated fat as it would inside a bun. But low-carb dieters care little about calories and fat.

It is good to know, however, that fast food companies and other food manufactures are at least attempting to offer healthier eating options for those of us who care to do so. I can't wait to go to Ruby Tuesdays in April. Knowledge is power, yo.

Posted by Highwaygirl on March 10, 2004 05:43 PM to the category Randomness

You eat baby carrots?

The horror!

Won't *someone* think of the children!?

Posted by: Phildozer at March 11, 2004 09:09 AM

Squeeee! I love that site!!! They have my very favorite mispronunciation of all time---it's pronounced "offen" people, not ofTen. It's interesting to me because words get so commonly mispronounced, like often, they become second pronunciations in the dictionary. I'm surprised they didn't have the word "anti-climactic" in there.

There were a few, however, that I mispronounce. Oops.

Posted by: Roo at March 11, 2004 01:51 PM

They have my favorite on there too: "It's a doggy dog world" - my old boss used to say that all the time and it cracked my shit up.

Posted by: Teem at March 11, 2004 03:09 PM

*oo!oo! Mr. Kottah!* I knew it was cardSHARP! I snotted to my FIL that he wasn't a cardSHARK, that is an old game show and he wasn't good enough at poker to be a cardSHARP! I don't think he appreciated it.

Posted by: buffyvol at March 16, 2004 02:32 PM
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