Technology is Conspiring Against Me

Last week my host went kerflooey and I was unable to blog. This week, my cable AND internet connection at home is down. I called Comcast to say “WTF?” and they couldn’t fix the problem from the office (their official response to what was wrong was “Dunno”) and asked if anybody would be home this morning so that they could send out a tech. Mrs. C is in London until later tonight so we have to wait until Friday morning for Comcast to restore my opiate internet.

So how did I handle a night without net access?

  • I went to go update my netflix queue. D’oh!
  • I tried to go online to transfer money to a different account. D’oh, D’oh!
  • I tried to go online to my Yahoo! TV listings to see what was on TV. That was a double whammy.
  • I clicked on the reminder to update my iPod software where the dialog mocked me as it attempted to connect to an internet that didn’t exist.
  • I clicked on my email button more times than I wish to admit to before realizing that it was in vain.

I was about to write a blog post about it and thought I would outsmart my technical glitch by writing the post in MS Word. HA! My word processor still works despite having no tcp/ip connection. Victory is mine! I could just email the document to work and post it from there. It took me a bit to realize the flaw in that plan.

I spent the rest of the night huddled in a corner as my router scoffed at me while blinking the connection light in a gesture of futility.

There is no god.

The cable guy fixed it. It was unplugged from the outside. Who knows how that happened.
My shaking has ceased…for the moment.

Rachael Ray Ad Pulled as Pundit Sees Terror Link


Dunkin’ Donuts pulled a television spot featuring talk show host and Food Network personality Rachael Ray this weekend after a Fox news commentator associated it with terrorists.

In the ad, Ray is wearing a scarf that Michelle Malkin said in her nationally syndicated column resembled a kiffiyeh, Middle Eastern garb that is “popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos.”

Dunkin’s Senior Vice President for Communications Margie Myers issued a statement saying the scarf “was selected by a stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended.

Now that Malkin has taken down Rachel Ray and her Jihads on $40 dollars a day, she can concentrate on the biggest terrorist supporting company of them all…. Pillsbury.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll


The condition of the world during the Dark Ages shows exactly the result of enslaving the bodies and souls of men. In those days there was no freedom. Labor was despised, and a laborer was considered but little above a beast. Ignorance, like a vast cowl, covered the brain of the world, and superstition ran riot with the imagination of man. The air was filled with angels, with demons and monsters. Credulity sat upon the throne of the soul, and Reason was an exiled king. A man to be distinguished must be a soldier or a monk. War and theology, that is to say, murder and hypocrisy, were the principal employments of man. Industry was a slave, theft was commerce; murder was war, hypocrisy was religion.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “The Ghosts” (1877)