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August 28th, 2002

Quotes of the day [Aug. 28th, 2002|07:42 am]
Peter Sheil
for the cynics amongst us ... as if there are any reading this :)

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
Jeff Raskin, interviewed in Doctor Dobb's Journal
Yes, it's true. Why do we put up with Windows? Imagine if your TV was as unreliable as your PC ... or your car ... mind you I have had cars like that.

Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
H. Mumford Jones
The cult ot the lowest common denominator; dumbing down. We should reward true intelligence and not lower our standards to allow everyone to "win". This is not aimed at any recent examination takers - I'm sure you worked hard to get your results - rather at the system of education in Britain today. /rant

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
John A. Wheeler
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Can anyone help? [Aug. 28th, 2002|08:20 am]
Peter Sheil
I saw a journal entry recently that pointed to a site that took random bits of your LJ and stiched them together into random nonsense ... but I cannot find where it is. Does anyone out there know where it is please?

peter
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Groan [Aug. 28th, 2002|08:37 am]
Peter Sheil
A tour bus load full of noisy American tourists arrives at Runnymede, England.

They gather around the guide who says, "This is the spot where the barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta."

A man pushing his way to the front of the crowd asks, "When did that happen?"

"1215," answers the guide.
Don't do it ... you'll regret it .... well OK but don't say I didn't warn youCollapse )
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Another groan [Aug. 28th, 2002|09:04 am]
Peter Sheil
An African chieftain flew to the United States to visit the
president. When he arrived at the airport, a host of newsmen
and television cameramen met him. One of the reporters asked
the chief if he had a comfortable flight.

The chief made a series of weird noises: "Screech, scratch,
honk, buzz, whistle, z-z-z-z..." Then he added in perfect
English, "Yes, I had a very nice flight."

Another reporter asked, "Chief, do you plan to visit the
Washington Monument while you're in the area?"

The chief made the same noises: "Screech, scratch, honk,
buzz, whistle, z-z-z-z..." Then he said, "Yes, and I also
plan to visit the White House and the Capitol Building."

"Where did you learn to speak such flawless English?" asked
the next reporter.

The chief replied, "Screech, scratch, honk, buzz, whistle,
z-z-z-z... From the short-wave radio."
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