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Trying to appeal to the highest common denominator. I can't give you 110% effort, but I will give you 107.4% effort. If you're a spammer and leave me a comment, I will make fun of you. I use twice as many semicolons compared to most other bloggers

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As the title implies, I am Brent K. Moore. I married MariLynn Simons on Sept. 25, 1999. we attend Stewart's Creek Church of Christ. We have five pets, a dachshund, Slinkie, a malamute, Juno, and three rabbits, Ebunny and Ifurry, and now Houdini.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New Coke! What? Is that Stuff still around?

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New Coke is still around (Now it is marketed as Coke II) and it is selling on the Yap Islands*


Just for the Irony, I wish they would have New Coke in the Taste-testing room in the World of Coke Museum in Atalnta. I would have liked it better than "Fanta Lychee" or "Beverly" (Beverly's flavor litterly is Bitter")

*The Yap Islands are part of the Federated States of Micronesia, and I'd never heard of it either. The inhabitants are best known for in the past using 8 foot tall round stone currency.

The Pride of Latvia?

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Now that the 06 Winter Olympics are over, there is something I've always wondered about...

How many U.S. Olympians from these '06 Olympics can you name? Perhaps you can name a few. How many '04 Olympians can you name? Probably not many. Unless they were already a big name athelete (Pro Basketball, Tennis, Hockey or even Soccer), you likely won't remember who they were. There are a few exceptions: Mary Lou Retton or Greg Louganis.

Now, picture someone from a tiny country. For today's discussion, we're using Latvia, a country less than 1% of the size of the U.S. (approx 2.2 million citizens - just a little bigger than Houston) I guy from Latvia by the name Martins Rubenis won the Bronze medal in the mens singles luge.

Being the only guy from the small country to win anything, it must be a huge honor. Right now, I would think he has got to be the Pride of Latvia. For the millions who were watching the Olympics at the time he made his bronze medal run in the luge, most people had just heard the name Latvia for the first time in a long time, if ever. That's got to count for something. It's probably like the guy from Podunk who catches the 78 pound Catfish.

I picture Mr. Rubenis getting his share of Latvian TV Endorsements, being on all the news and talk shows, and eventually running for government office.*
(*which depends on the form of government that Latvia has. I don't know offhand, and I am too lazy to look it up.)

Monday, February 27, 2006

Other blogs I reccomend...

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I reccomend each of the following blogs, and none of them have paid me an endorsement fee. Gosh, I should start charging for endorsements.

1) My friend Will:

http://computerwill.blogspot.com/

His description: This site provides information about Home & Business Computer Services, serving Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas.

2) My friend Eric:

http://blog_eric.blogspot.com/

He posts interesting commentaries on otherwise dull subjects, and crunches numbers from unlikely places. Always for a good read.

3) For hardcore stathead, sabermatrician baseball fans:

http://firejoemorgan.blogspot.com/

They whittle away at the stupid baseball comments that many others in the sports industry tend to make:

4) for the best in Minor League Baseball evaluation, you can't beat a guy who writes about my favorite team, the Texas Rangers and their farm clubs. The Newberg Report

http://newberg.mlblogs.com/

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Suggested slogan for Jolt Cola

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Jolt Cola:
Twice the Sugar
Twice the Caffeine
Twice the Disappointment

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Poem: One Year Makes the Difference

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When I was in college,
I used to dream...
It was late April,
Flowers started to bloom,
The end of the semester was near.
And there was one class
I completely forgot to attend.
***
Now that I've graduated,
I continue to dream...
It is late April,
Flowers start to bloom
The end of the semester is near.
And now, I haven't been
going to any of my classes.

copyright 2000

Friday, February 24, 2006

Brent Predicts the Future

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Time to put on my Nostradamas cap, except less poetic and more specific: (these are excerpted from future short stories which will be published here) Some of these will take millennia to come true.

There will be a Y10K crisis. It will be worse than the Y2K crisis because by then, no human will know how to program, and every computer will be affected.*

*with one exception: There will be a lab of TRS-80s in an inner city public school that will be unaffected.

In the future, Earthlings will generally have three call-by names and two surnames due to vast overpopulation and under-imagination.

The first serious attempt at time travel will be disrupted and ruined by hungry penguins. The first successful attempt at time travel will be unknown by the inventor, who’s ultimate goal will be to rapidly age gourmet cheeses.

Universities will have arguments between English and Philosophy professors who argue the uses of past, present and future tenses when discussing time travel.

Windows 2438 will be the last operating system the Microsoft people ever produce. This is due to the unbelievable unpopularity they will get after Mousepad Gates releases Microsoft Anti-Christ 1.0 a year later.

Computer Rights Activists will break into labs to set them free.

American audiences will experience Spencer Euglena - Microbe Cop. It’s one full hour of Deoxi-Ribonucleic Action!

When Cryogenics is perfected, healthy living people will volunteer to be human time capsules.

People will have MP9 players, and no physical media, like cds or cassettes. The player will have no storage but will be able to access servers which know all of the songs you have ever purchased which will then be streamed into your headphones.

The high demand for oil will eventually cause the auto manufacturers to design flying carpets. A popular seller will be the Ford Shag.

More to come later....

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Brent's Exercise in Useless Poetry 1: Spork!

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PRELUDE TO THE AFTERNOON OF A SPORK
By Brent Moore

I walked in the lunchroom
and what saw my eyes
Was a new utensil
that was in disguise:
The unlikely union
of a spoon and fork.
What is this new item?
They call it a spork.
So how can I use it?
So what does it do?
I picked up a morsel;
it helped me to chew.
Now, why is it useful,
why would I want one?
The fork was too runny,
the spoon won't hold on.
So, ring out the tidings
and unpop the cork.
My cabinet's new member:
it's my friend, the spork.

Copyright 1998