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February 9, 2008
I think this is the first time I’ve ever remembered my anniversary during the actual week of the anniversary. Usually I’ll remember it the next month, or two months later, and then it’s too late to say anything because I’ll just draw attention to how lame and forgetful I am.
And no, I’m not talking about that anniversary. I’m talking about the anniversary of the first post on this blog, my first blog post ever. The day I became, for good or ill, a “blogger”. That first post was on February 7, 2002, and six years later (give or take an extended hiatus) I’m still chugging along. This poor site is sadly neglected, though, since I now run five blogs (one two three four five), and this one finds itself not at the top of the list anymore. But it’s still fun, because this is the only one that doesn’t have a subject, so it’s the only one where I can just post whatever pops into my head. I’m trying to get into the habit of blogging short blurbs about the interesting things I find as a float through the web during the day, but that’s a hard discipline to pick up. I just have to keep at it.
So happy sixth birthday to the Computer Vet Weblog, and let’s hope I keep it up this time.
February 6, 2008
I found another great website, the weirdly named Gorillas Don’t Blog. It’s made up almost entirely of vintage color slides from Disneyland, from the 50s 60s and 70s. Plus there’s a blogroll there that could keep me busy for weeks.
February 3, 2008
From Cracked: 5 Retro Commercials Companies Would Like You to Forget. Kids with guns, Poor Chinese Baby can’t eat Jello with chopsticks, a man treats his wife like garbage because her coffee’s no good (and she doesn’t kick him in the nuts), asbestos floor tiles, and Fred Flintstone smokes cigarettes. The good old days!
Hat tip: TV Squad.
February 1, 2008
If you grew up in Southern California, you know Cal Worthington, the guy who would dress up in a cowboy hat and sell cars on TV. Usually posing with “his dog Spot”, which was invariably some wild animal like a bear or tiger that was three seconds away from ripping his arm off. Well, did you know he’s still alive?
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