February 4th, 2009

schott

Schott's Miscellany 3 February 2009

The coldest temperature ever recorded in North America was -81.4 degrees F at Snag, Canada (1947)


MONEY SLANG #2

bank (roll) * bean * bone * bones * bread * buck * bullet * cabbage * cake * case note * cheddar * cheese * clam * coconut * cush(ion) * dead president(s) * do re mi * dough * duckets * filthy lucre * fish * folding * frogskin * gee * geedus * geetus * gelt * goo-gobs * jack * kale * lettuce * lizard * lucre * marbles * mazuma * moolah * peso * piastre * plaster * potatoes * president(s) * reek * rhino * rock * scratch * scrip * shekel * simoleon * simon * skin * skoon * spinach * spondulix * sugar * wampum * wonga * yellowback


Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84)
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groucho

best spam sender ever

Today I got the usual Nigerian bank scam variant spam, but the sender was, I kid you not....

LUCIANO PAVAROTTI!

That's right, representatives of the estate of the great singer are contacting me because I'm named as one of his beneficiaries.

I love e-mail.....
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supernatural, nevermore

"Eye of the Tiger," Supernatural style

Earlier this season, an episode of Supernatural apparently ran short, so they showed this clip of Jensen Ackles lip-syncing to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger."

Watch that, then watch this clip of a bunch of Supernatural fans from the CW Message Boards doing their own version of it.

Thanks to mousitsa (who's in the video) for the link.....
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