February 08, 2003

Saturday morning and Michele is out of town. The kids and playing up front and have no idea we are going to Camp Snoopy at Knott's Berry Farm today.

Linkage: The Fark Photoshop trhead on warning signs. Good stuff. Don't click on it if you don't have broadband or are easily offended. I warned ya...

Thanks to Thompsonian I was shown the Milky Way® Comparison Page. Excellent work gentlemen! You are to be commended for your scientific work.

Outnumbered and outgunned

This morning Zoe requested to use the 'small' computer. She meant the laptop.

It's clear to me now that they are smarter, faster, and more persistent than I am. My only edge is knowledge and guile. I'm doomed. By the time they are teenagers, they'll be telling me how to run the computers.

Run in with Homeland Security

Michele loves Roger Moore as James Bond. Don't ask me why, but she says he's the best James Bond. She wanted to have the Live & Let Die DVD but is hard to find since it was only released in the US as part of a Bond collection. I resorted to eBay to find her a copy.

I found a reasonable price and bought out an auction. THe DVD looked real and not a bootleg. I soon realized that the seller was in Bangkok, Thailand. I paid the money and within a week, the package had arrived.

Yes, US Customs, a division of Homeland Security, had opened my package to make sure I wasn't receiving information from Al-Queda. Assured that I was only being shipped a movie, they resealed my package and sent it onwards to me.

I can only imagine what they are looking for by opening the mail. Terrorist literature? Porn? Drugs? Cash? Who knows? All I know is that they touched my 'rare & OOP' Bond DVD.

The DVD is not a bootleg and plays fine. Much happiness for Michele.

Of course I now wonder what the entry in the Homeland Security database says about me now... "Suspect like Roger Moore as James Bond. Movie involves interracial sex. Watch more closely for other ungoodthink."

Time to get ready to take the kids out. Have a good Saturday.

Posted by michael at February 08, 2003 08:56 AM