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My friend Jonathan Swift and I have been brainstorming on how to put an end to all this illegal filesharing, and I think we have found a solution.
When you try to sue someone, they have two choices. Give in and pay a settlement, or take it to court and defend themselves. So, in other words; admit guilt or tie yourself up in a legal proceeding that is likely to take years of your time and profit you nothing.
We know a lot of these people are likely to win in such a proceeding, but your lawyers do a wonderful job of dragging them out as long as it takes for these dastardly pirates to conceed.
So we came up with a simple test that will up front tell you if you have a valid pirate on your hands. There are two things a real pirate won’t do: drown or burn to death. Real pirates have crazy-l33t powers that keep them protected from fire and water.
Therefore, we propse that instead of the whole lawsuit thing, just simply tie rocks to an accused pirate and throw them in a lake. Alternately, if you prefer not to get your feet wet, you can make a nice bonfire and throw them in. In either case, if they end up dead, we will know they were innocent. If they live, well then, they’re all yours to do with as you please.
We realize that this is not a large departure from your current tactics, but it will save you a lot of money on lawyers - money which would be better served in your CEO’s pocket.
We are also trying to start up a program here in our home town of Salem that will let you report on supposed pirates. That would save you guys a lot of leg work on finding people to test as pirates. For some reason the people here aren’t really going for it.
A concerned netizen.
So after my last post I started talking to The Ju online. She was having a hard time with things so I drove up to American Fork to buy her a JBC from Wendy’s and hang out in the park for a bit.
While we were there, we were just sitting on the swings, and this car pulled up with it’s headlights pointed right at us. It sat there for a few minutes and nothing happened. Awkward. Then The Ju’s phone rang.
It was her mother, both on the phone and in the car as it turns out. She had been driving around looking for The Ju and finally found her. Just wanted to make sure she was okay I guess. Why she didn’t just call in the first place I don’t know.
My timing driving home was just right. As I got back to Springville and pulled onto State Street, I saw a car pulled over that seemed to be tilting to one side. As I pulled by I saw a rather helpless looking girl getting out of the car, but I couldn’t see what was wrong.
I kept driving, checking my rear-view mirror. I realized she was in trouble (and it was like 3am), so I turned around and went back. She was indeed stranded, and her phone was out of batteries. She said she needed a tire.
What I beheld was perhaps the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while. Her rear driver’s-side tire was not only flat, but torn completely to shreads. There was very little tire left. She had been driving on her rim for who knows how long.
I told her she would have a spare in the trunk. I pulled it out and changed her tire for her, and talked with her a bit. Nice girl - from Peru - doesn’t know too much about chainging tires.
I felt like a nerd pulling out my phone and taking a picture of the old tire, but it was just too good to pass up. So here it is in all it’s glory:
Check out Jake’s last 100 location updates from the GPS on his phone.
Two coasts! We were in California last week and now he’s over in New York. Check out JakeJack in the right sidebar to see his exact last reported location.
Well it’s nearly 1am and I’m just finishing up watching Oh Brother, Where Art Thou. Pretty slick movie.
I slept all afternoon - which I’ve been doing lately and then staying up all night. It has made for a rough week at work but I can’t help it. Maybe I’ll stay up all night and reset my schedule. That sounds good ‘cept for this huge freakin headache. Need to get back on track.
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I am now officially leaving the livejournal fold. My blog will still be available at gthing.net, but I have upgraded to wordpress on my own server. Yes, this is an upgrade. All my old posts have been transferred over to the new blog.
For those of you who visit through www.gthing.net, you’ll simply notice the shiny new theme. If you don’t see it yet, you will soon. It may take a while (a few hours from when I posted this) before you can see the new site…
For those of you who read through livejournal, if you would still like to see me on your friends page, you will be able to. But for it to work, I need someone with a paid LJ account (mine expired) to go here, scroll to the bottom of the page, paste in http://gthing.net/feed/rss/ and create a feed. Give it an awesome name like “gthing” or “gthing.net.” Once someone does that, then everyone will be able to add that feed to their freind’s page.
All new posts will be cross posted to my livejournal for about a week.
If you’re interested in the reasons why I changed, read on.
There was a horrible shaving accident today and I lost my beard. I was trimming away as usual with my beard trimmer when I noticed that I was not getting and even trim all around. There were spots that were bald and I looked like a homeless person.
I noticed that the guide piece had come loose and had ruined my whole shaving experience. I had to cut it all off and start with a blank slate again. Maybe I’ll keep it (relatively) beardless for a while.
I should do a statistical study on how many chicks I get with and without a beard. It’s just hard to do calculations with so little data…