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some things should only be bought new…

February 15th, 2008

I must have registered for this auction house in the past, because every now and then I get emails from cowanalexander.com about an upcoming auction of business assets.

Their recent auction announcement email caught my eye when I read this disturbing inventory item:

You read that right. A “gently used” Olympus Colonscope.

gently used colonscope
First, I hope that all colonscopes are used gently.

Second, I don’t want to be at the ghetto gastroenterologist’s office that had to buy a used colonscope. They should definitely have to have a disclaimer somewhere about that.

This is an actual auction, and you can be the proud owner of this colonscope by registering to bid at cowanalexander.com

Here’s the full list of items for sale in this auction.

There’s already a $50 bid for this like new item. Surely my nether regions deserve a more expensive camera than that!

obligatory desktop post

February 15th, 2006

JTK asked for it, so here it is! My very exciting desktop.

googlism gets us right

July 23rd, 2003

I’m not exactly sure how this site works, but googlism.com seems to have gotten the description of webdiscuss spot on:


Unfortunately the googlism site uses exit pop unders, so it sorta leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Maybe they should switch to using google adsense ads 😉

some thoughts on pancakes

July 18th, 2003

I like pancakes. My wife made me try these frozen pancakes from Krusteaz yesterday, and while I was hesitant to try “fake” pancakes, I have to admit, they were pretty darn good!

I was watching an old episode of Family Guy the other day where little Stewie got his first taste of pancakes. He sums up my love for pancakes in this quote:
(from Family Guy Episode 11: http://www.southperk.com/e11.html )

Mitch Hedberg with some deep thoughts on pancakes:

“As a comedian, you have to start your act out strong, but you also have to save some of the good stuff for later… You can’t be like pancakes, all exciting at first, but by the end you’re fuckin’ sick of ‘em.” —Mitch Hedburg

I added that last dash since Mitch said he always wanted to be quoted with a dash. Go buy his CD, it’s pretty damn funny. Better yet, go see him live *editorial note: this post was originally written 2 years before Mitch passed away*
The best pancakes I’ve ever had were at Joann’s Country Kitchen Too in Modesto, CA. Pancakes as big as the 20 inch rims in a rap video.