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Shock Treatment

2006-06-14 - 9:48 a.m.

Well, I needed to start putting my computer supplies away. In order to do that, I needed to place a piece of furniture in my room. But I didn't want to do THAT yet because I needed to replace the outlet. This morning I decided to do it.

Why replace the outlet? It's one of the old two-prong beasts.

So when I woke up this morning - at about 7:45 - I got this bug in my ear to get it done.

I have a supply of replacement outlets, so I got down behind the computer desk, unscrewed and clipped, stripped (the wires) and curved, tightened and wrapped, and reinstalled.

No problems. No electric shocks, no sparks. And it works because the computer is plugged into the new outlet.

Oh, the "wrapped" portion? A trick I learned: after the wires are attached, you wrap electrical tape around the plug, lengthwise, so it covers the connections. That way, when you put it back into the metal-lined hole, you don't have to worry about being electrocuted.

There's maybe another four that need to be done. At the moment, I'm in no further rush.


As of right now, my previous post about Ann Coulter has garnered more comments than any other.

Tonight, by some bizarre fluke of scheduling, Coulter will be on Leno tonight...with GEORGE CARLIN.

I hope the studio will still be standing, or they'll be broadcasting from the parking lot.


From the They'll Put ANYTHING on DVD Department:

Anyone remember Lancelot Link? It was a spy spoof, with all the characters played by chimpanzees. Characters had names like Mata Hairi (good, girl) and Ali Assa Seen (bad guy). Lance Link worked for A.P.E. (Agency to Prevent Evil) in their quest to foil C.H.U.M.P. (Criminal Headquarters for Underworld Master Plan). In his spare time, Lance performed with the psychedelic all-chimp band, the Evolution Revolution. No, I'm not kidding.

I watched this as a kid, and barely remember it. But I do recall it was funny. So I ordered it. What the hey, if I'll buy Electric Company...

But on the site where this was posted, they had a link to THIS.

Like I said, wait long enough and they'll put ANYTHING out.


Be seeing you.


1 comments so far

Brin - 2006-06-14 17:07:30 -
Can hardly wait to see tonight's show!


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