June 23rd, 2008

From this day forward, I will call my current computer the New-Old computer. It’s old, but it’s new to me. Damn you for sticking that in my head, NBC. That and replacing all cartoons with ‘Saved by the Bell’ rip-offs back in the 90’s, but that’s another post. A really good friend hooked me up with this one for free, but I’ll still just keep throwing money at him as repayment. There are little parts here and there that I’ll have to keep replacing, but it’s easily more powerful than the old computer. I just got a sound card for it and the next item will be a USB Hard Drive cradle to snatch my old data off the old computer.


While rounding up new versions of my old programs, I finally found out that Yahoo bought out Musicmatch and completely ruined it in ways that only Yahoo can do. From what I’ve read, they took the MusicMatch program, ditched any progress they’d made from version 5 to 10.0 and added DRM functions to it while calling it Yahoo Music Jukebox or something. Nice. I’ll have to find or buy something new to rip music tracks with because Yahoo is shambling Fail Zombie that infects things with every bite. Yahoo seemed to go through the change when it switched the Yahoo Clubs to Yahoo Groups and completely mangled a lot of the old clubs in the process. Sad.


Most people that watch Family Guy saw the Season 2 episode Let’s Go To The Hop where Peter and Lois were about to get some freaky quality time together and Lois announces “The safety word is Banana.” What weirded me out today was hearing that again in a MAD-TV sketch today. It was the I Love Lucy parody where Ricky brings home The Artist Formerly Known As Prince and, well, some stereotypically Prince-like things are about to happen if you know what I’m sayin’ and I think you do. One of the last lines in the sketch is delivered by Alex Borstein playing a whip-wielding Ethel Mertz who yells, “The Safety Word is BANANAS!” It’s wrong on a level that I can’t put into words, but knowing that she said it in two different shows makes that sketch a little less disturbing. Since it’s so disturbing, I’ll try to find a video of it so you can be scarred, too.

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