Get your own
 diary at! contact me older entries newest entry


Long Distance Runaround
Absolutely Right
Kiss And Say Goodbye
The Tube
Never Surrender

Things & Stuff


Daily Reads

Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
Mark Evanier
James Hudnall
Anonymous Speaks

Repaired Cat
says thank you.

Original Set-Up,
Maintenance, and
HTML Goddess:
Brin-Marie McLaughlin

Subsequent Tweaks:
Dave Marron

Don't Make Me Do It

2008-03-20 - 10:48 a.m.

Well, my work-related plans have been thrown into a cocked hat. The plan was for me to take a bunch of bill acceptors - those things you put your money into when you buy tokens - and get them updated to take the new five dollar bills.

Well, since Spring Break has started for some schools, it's been decided that it will happen in a couple weeks, rather than run the risk of something going wrong and us having half our token machines down.

Makes sense. I'll probably do it in early April.

=== breaks down who gets what from that $3/gallon of gas.

Interesting quote:

EIA estimates it costs U.S. oil companies an average of about $24 a barrel to find, develop and produce oil worldwide, but that doesn't include costs like transportation, administration, or income taxes - which can be substantial. While Exxon made $40 billion in 2007, a 60% increase from 2004, it paid $100 billion in taxes and royalties.

So they PAID 150% more in taxes and royalties than they took in as profits...and the government says they still don't pay enough.


Al Sharpton is supporting Obama (no surprise there, this IS Sharpton) but keeping his support quiet.

Sharpton says Hillary "has never done nothing for us". When asked to clarify, Sharpton says he meant that Hillay has "never done nothing" for his organization, the National Action Network.

So he's expecting Obama to do something for his group. Uh HUH.


Actor Ivan Dixon died a few days ago. Most of you might know him from the show Hogan's Heroes.

But I remember him for an episode of The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling did something rather daring for that time - he cast an entire episode with black actors. Doctors, cops - everybody. This was in 1960, mind you. There weren't many other black cast in other episodes - I don't know why not. It's a great episode. See it if you can.


In Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Shura Council is making the recommendation that women be allowed to drive....with a few restrictions, of course:

  • The woman driver must be under 30.
  • The woman's driving is conditional upon the permission of a relative [father, husband, brother, or son].
  • The woman driver must obtain a driver's license from the center for teaching women to drive.
  • The woman driver must be modestly dressed.
  • The woman driver will be permitted to drive alone in the cities, but outside the cities she must be accompanied by a relative.
  • The woman driver will be permitted to drive Saturday through Wednesday between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
  • The woman driver must have a cell phone with her, so she can call for help in an emergency.
  • The woman driver must pay a certain sum when her license is issued; this sum will be set aside for car repairs.

At least it's a start. But I wonder how much must be paid for "car repairs", and if an amount is also charged from MALE drivers as well.


So. Day off after all.

I'm tempted to go to the Park. We'll see what happens.

Be seeing you.


5 comments so far

Brin - 2008-03-20 13:04:36 -
Lovely of you to mention Ivan Dixon. Thanks. "Goldilocks to Papa Bear, signing off. Hogan, Carter, Schultz and Klink are waiting to welcome me -- Seven-Threes!..."


Bob - 2008-03-20 19:01:45 -
Ask and ye shall receive: CBS is starting to post old series (Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-O) online for streaming. The episode with Ivan Dixon is here.


Dave - 2008-03-21 03:00:35 -
Bob - already got 'em all on DVD. I have a tradition that, when someone passes, I pull out my copy of The Muppet Show on VHS or DVD (if they were on the show) and watch it in their honor. Now I can do the same thing for TZ.


Bob - 2008-03-21 07:43:01 -
With your DVD collection, I figured you had the episode in question ... I mentioned it for other readers who might not own the DVD set. (And partly as shameless self-promotion for my employer.)


Dave - 2008-03-21 13:42:04 -
Oops. Did not realize it was a plug. Sorry. :)


Previous - Next - Leave A Note - Random

about me - read my profile! read other DiaryLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at!

THE LEGAL STUFF: All content on this site that was created by me is copyright 2006-2011 Dave Marron. This diary features the sole opinions and experiences of one person, namely me, the person who is paying for the space. All incoming email is subject to publication or other distribution by me in whole or in part at my sole discretion. Anything else on these pages including any comments belongs to whoever created it. In the interest of safety and accountability, no anonymous comments will ever be allowed here, ever, for any reason in the entire history of ever. The comments section is part of my paid presence on the web, and is used by my readership to supplement the things I have written here with relevent information in a polite manner. Comments that do not fall in that category are subject to deletion at my whim. Your use of my comments section constitutes the understanding of this statement. If you want to leave a comment and you're not a member of Diaryland, go here. If you are a Diaryland member, here's the login screen. News excerpts used here are for educational purposes and are permitted under the Fair Use Doctrine.