Nov 24

Why do poker players in the tournaments on TV wear dark glasses? They’re indoors, in a dark room, and they’re wearing dark glasses. Is that why they lose hands? Can they actually see the cards they’re being dealt? Or are they just sitting there, a single bead of sweat making its way down their foreheads, giving themselves a headache as they try to make out if that’s a 3 or an 8?

When I turned my PC volume up at work the other day to watch the Children in Need Doctor Who special on my lunchbreak, why did I forget to turn the damn thing back down again? I mean it’s no real problem, but when hovering my mouse over a single link makes the TARDIS sound (which is a very distinctive sound) peal across the office while other people are on the phone it gets a little embarassing. And if you want to check that noise out, go here, scroll down and move your mouse pointer over the big blue police box. Just make sure you aren’t in a busy office when you do it.

Is it a mark of how productive my day was that I counted among its high points the fact that I found out (after much confusion) just what a Hollaback Girl is? Ever since I heard that damn song it’s been annoying me, but does it say more for or against me that I was so pleased finally to answer the question?

Should I cave in to temptation and pick up the first seasons of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm on DVD? They’re now getting pretty damn cheap, and I never watched them…are they any good? Will I laugh? Or do I watch enough TV as it is? And while I’m about it how about Arrested Development?

Could I possibly have used more links tonight?

5 Responses to “Questions I asked myself today”

  1. MCF Says:

    It didn’t remotely seem like a lot of links to me.

    That Tardis sound is pretty cool, and if you mouseover other parts of it you get other clips, like the Daleks saying “EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!”

  2. FawnDoo Says:

    Pretty cool yeah, but when you see a colleague’s head turn in your direction with a “what the hell are you DOING?!?!?!?” expression plastered across his face, it suddenly takes on an embarassing aspect as well! :-)

  3. Wendy Says:

    The first season of Curb Your Enthusiam is very funny, as is the second season. It went downhill from there.

    Arrested Development is wonderful!

    In all honesty, I think Seinfeld didn’t really get good until a few years after it began.

    And don’t get me started on that damn Hollaback Girl crap. I can only say that the song My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas is worse (if you can possibly imagine).

  4. MCF Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from America!

  5. FawnDoo Says:

    Yeah but Wendy, I gotta be due credit that I found an article that explains just what a Hollaback Girl is! ;-) The s*it is no longer bananas! :-D The song is pretty bad but at least now it doesn’t mystify me as well.

    And thank you MCF, hope all the Americans reading this had a good thanksgiving! Did y’all have turkey?

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