Wierd Things you've found inside... (was Smoking around computers))

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Thu Dec 13 17:23:48 2001

On Thu, 13 Dec 2001, Roger Merchberger wrote:

> Rumor has it that Douglas Quebbeman may have mentioned these words:
> > > > I'll bet you're presbyotic (far-sighted)
> > >
> > > Nit pick time. I think you mean presbyopic. presbyotic would be
> > > someone who can only hear things far away.
> Hmmm... from my High School biology & health classes, I seem to recall that
> myopia is nearsightedness, *hyperopia* was farsightedness, and I thought
> that presbyopia was either someone who can see near & far but not in
> between, or someone that could not see near or far, but what was in between
> was in focus... but that was a long time ago... and the health field

No, presbyopia is the loss of accomodation and is the reason that many
of us old farts wear bifocals. We have lost (much of) the normal
ability to `warp' our eyeballs and force them to change their focal
                                                 - don

> changes faster than the computer field... (I was amazed seeing back 80-90
> years ago that over 50% of the folks that died in my town were diagnosed
> with "consumption"... I wonder what consumed them? Maybe squirrels??? ;-)
> > > > Plus, isn't the fiddle on their stomach? Should I ask the spider
> > > > to "present, front and center" so i can check?
> > >
> > > Definitely on the back, hence the common name fiddleback spider.
> Makes me *very* happy to be in Northern Michigan - other than a rumor every
> 10 years or so of a rattlesnake being seen, hardly anything poisonous other
> than wasps & bumblebees is able to survive up here... :-)
> Oh, and my grandma was born/raised in the foothills of Kentucky -- if it
> didn't crawl away fast enough, it was dinner. I've eaten squirrel that my
> brother & I shot (small red squirrels) - it's *very* tasty, but you'd best
> have a *lot* of them! I've also had muskrat, beaver, raccoon, squid, deer
> (venison - my dad just shot one this morning!! Yum!), bear, moose, buffalo,
> elk, wild boar.... usw.
> And yes, cow's tongue is very good also, when prepared correctly, but I
> never did acquire a taste for the pickled pork hocks... I don't "pretend"
> what I like, because I like most everything.
> Yes, it's offtopic, but I just thought I'd include that for those here who
> are squeamish... ;^>
> "Merch"
> --
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger --- sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
> Recycling is good, right??? Ok, so I'll recycle an *older* .sig.
> (circa 1997!) Why does Hershey's put nutritional information on
> their candy bar wrappers when there's no nutritional value within?
Received on Thu Dec 13 2001 - 17:23:48 GMT

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