Zombie Computers

A zombie computer, or zombie, is a computer attached to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, computer virus, or trojan horse. Generally, a compromised machine is only one of many in a network of remotely controlled computers used to perform malicious tasks. Most owners of zombie computers are unaware that their systems […]

Poe’s law

Poe’s law is an Internet adage which states that, without a clear indicator of the author’s intent, parodies of extreme views will be mistaken by some readers or viewers for sincere expressions of the parodied views. Source: Poe’s law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

gazundering

Gazundering is a term for a modern phenomenon that refers to the action of a buyer who lowers their offer on a previously agreed sale price, just prior to the contract being signed. http://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/gazunder.asp

“I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes

“I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes (1637) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes

“Physic” – Advertising Sign

“Physic” – Advertising Sign A psychic in a town close by had an office. Nice location on a busy corner. Had one of them $100 dollar vinyl signs to advertise her business, Palm Reader, Tarot Cards, Tea Leaves, and Physic!!!! I saw the sign but couldn’t believe it. Went around the block and checked it […]

Hubris

hubris n a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence Read More: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hubris

“Dislpay Sold” – Advertising Sign

“Dislpay Sold” I worked in a large retail establishment for 6 years. Always a good laugh there if you looked for it! The first year I was there, someone had went through a bunch of display items, priced them at a good discount and placed them on a prominent isle table. They then printed out […]

“where is everyone????”

“where is everyone????” – Fermi’s question The age of the universe and its vast number of stars has led some to suggest that unless the rare Earth hypothesis holds true, extraterrestrial life should be common. In an informal discussion in 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi questioned why, if a multitude of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations exist in the Milky Way galaxy, evidence […]

The rule for hiring boys – “A boy is a boy. Two boys are half a boy! Three boys are no boy at all.”

The rule for hiring boys – “A boy is a boy. Two boys are half a boy! Three boys are no boy at all.”

“Turn To Page 394”

“Turn To Page 394” is a line used by Alan Rickman’s character, Severus Snape in the film series, Harry Potter, where the phrase features frequently in a particular scene.   http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/turn-to-page-394

Allergies

An allergy is an abnormally high sensitivity to an otherwise harmless foreign substance, or allergen, that leads to an exaggerated response of the natural immune defense mechanism. Allergens can be airborne substances, infectious agents, foods, contactants, or physical agents; and reactions can range from the relatively benign runny nose to severe inflammation, anaphylactic shock, and […]

Thomas Hardy

        The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years. Discuss …read more

Chinese Fire Drill

Chinese Fire Drill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_fire_drill  

Wag the Dog

Why does the dog wag its tail? Because the dog is smarter than the tail. If the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog. – Caption at the beginning of the film, Wag the Dog! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag_the_Dog  

“Come up and see me sometime”

“Come up and see me sometime”, Mae West

“That’ll be the day”

“That’ll be the day”, John Wayne – The Searchers – Movie

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Black Friday”

Overview Black Friday is an annual shopping event observed in the United States on the Friday after Thanksgiving, during which most major retailers open early and offer a variety of promotional sales and discounts, to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Since 2005, it has remained the busiest shopping day of the entire […]

“Sufferin’ succotash”

Sufferin’ succotash – Sylvester (Looney Tunes)

The Battle of Los Angeles (1942)

The “Battle of Los Angeles” is the name given by contemporary sources to the imaginary enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that took place over Los Angeles, California, just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Reports of an imminent strike on the city led to the sounding of air raid sirens, the […]

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