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I recently came across the following Dilbert cartoon:

There’s really nothing I can add to this.  It sums me up perfectly.  I’ll probably be up til 3am looking at pictures and reviews of the Nokia N810 I’m getting for Christmas.  How does Scott Adams know these things about me?

If you’re a fan of Dilbert, check out Scott Adams’ blog at  It’s a surreal mix of useful information and strange humor that only an engineer could think up.  You can even make mashups with old Dilbert cartoons and replace punch lines with your own.

Be sure to read the post explaining how financial markets work!

Are you a fan of Dilbert?  Addicted to the internet?  Share your opinion by commenting.

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This has been all over the headlines, but in case anyone missed it, John McCain’s campaign recently produced an ad comparing Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.  Paris Hilton responded by producing a parody of McCain’s ad in which she calls him “the oldest celebrity in the world.”

You need to see the McCain ad first to understand the humor in the Hilton spoof.  If you’ve already seen it, skip directly to the second video.

Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of either political candidate.  My political views are private, and this is not a political site.  I show these videos because I think they are funny.  Your results may vary.  🙂

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die
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I just experienced my first earthquake after living in Los Angeles for about one year.  No, not the “Big One” – just a 5.4.  Just strong enough to get my attention.  Mrs. Fencepost and I are both unhurt, and none of our stuff is damaged that we know about.  🙂

Some minor injuries have been reported, and the building inspectors are out responding to complaints of possible structural damage.  There have been more than 20 aftershocks, but I haven’t felt any of them.

Local authorities are referring to this earthquake as a “wake up call.”  People who, like me, are new to Southern California and did not previously know what to expect in this situation, are thinking about their state of preparedness and what needs to improve.  Here are a few thoughts and observations based on my experience.

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