What About A Spell Correction Bee?

We’ve had spelling bees for a long time. Other than adding new words and such, they haven’t really changed too much. Let’s make things a bit more interesting. How about a spelling correction bee?

Think about it, a contestant would be given a misspelled word. They would have to recognize what word it was supposed to be, and how that word was correctly spelled.

Seems like that would be a significant variation on the spelling theme, requiring a different set of skills. Modernly, those skills may even be more useful than standard spelling (though I still maintain that knowledge of spelling is still necessary in the modern era of spellcheck and auto correct). At least, it seems like it would be an interesting bee.

I mean for other people, by the way. I certainly woudn’t want to do it.

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Be Wary Of Posting A Joke On Facebook

Be wary of posting something on Facebook as a joke. I should know better, but apparently I don’t. I posted something quick as a joke, making a reference to making a reboot of a reboot. The comment chain rapidly got out of control.

Part of my mistake came from forgetting how much little things like this can matter to people. It mattered to them way, way more than me. My post was really kind of flawed to begin with, though minorly funny (in my opinion) in concept, and the comments just kept rolling in.

Really, I had my definitions too sloppy to begin with. And, the modern trend of reboots and/or remakes isn’t new at all. My commenters had plenty of evidence. An overabundance of evidence in fact. They were more than happy to share that.

Were they wrong? No, it was an issue they cared about. Further, I’d put it out there for comment and was too sloppy in drafting anyway. They had every justification for getting involved, educating me and correcting me, or even just commenting.

I just wish I’d remembered to think more before getting involved in all that. I really didn’t care as much as the work it took to keep up.

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Wait…I Don’t Have To Do That!

I used to have homeowner’s and auto insurance through a company. My wife insisted we were paying too much, but the intertia to change was big. As part of our recent move, we cancelled homeowner’s and switched to renter’s for a while. Then, my wife found new homeowner’s and auto that was way cheaper than what we were paying before. We finally didn’t need the renter’s or old auto so I called to cancel the old company. They said I needed to send them the dec pages from both. This seemed like a huge hassle, and even more so when I realized they wanted the dec pages from the new insurances. Then I realized, wait…I DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT!

Seriously, the agent presented this as if I had to do this to cancel. Once I thought about it though, I realized it was just a request…but not phrased as a request.

After all, all that is required to cancel coverage is notice to cancel. I’d given them that. I didn’t need to provide details of my new insurance to affect cancellation, that was just to show them that their coverage might be overpriced. It would be helpful to them, and possibly to other people they insure…but it didn’t do crap for me.

Why would they expect me to do any additional work? I’ve got enough going on with moving. Screw that. I told them no.

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I Also Hate The Aftereffects Of Moving

I’ve been repeatedly talking about how I hate moving. Due to the extended move I’ve been suffering, I’ve talked on here about how I hate moving, how I still hate moving, and how I continue to hate moving. However, I now have something new to indicate my hatred of.

I hate the aftereffects of moving.

I hate unpacking. I hate transferring services. I hate updating addresses. I hate taking care of the endless little problems that always come up.

I hate all of it.

Just so you know. Wouldn’t want to be incomplete.

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I couldn’t find a pic of Quackers and a BBQ, and didn’t feel like going through the effort of trying to cobble one together myself with my extremely limited graphic software skills, so here’s a pic of Tom and Jerry at a BBQ and then a pic of them with Quackers:

That works, right?

Anyway, Happy Easter!

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Is Jeb Bush Going To Have a Tense Holiday?

I haven’t really looked into this, but I’ve heard that Jeb Bush has been occasionally trying to distance himself from his brother George W in recent months, such as on Iraq and spending. I’m sure it’s more complicated than that, but that’s the way it’s seemed. I can understand too. Jeb has to make his own way politically and though many people liked W, many people didn’t…and maybe too many of W’s old supporters are already pledged to other candidates. In any event, I think the bigger question is whether all of this will make Jeb’s holidays tense.

I mean, does W understand? Does he care? Or, does it make him a little miffed?

Just imagine:

Jeb: “George, would you pass the turkey?”

W: “Bite me, Jeb.”

At least, that’s the way I imagine it. I’m sure W takes it all in stride and understands why Jeb thinks it’s necessary…but my way is funnier.

 

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Here Are Some Other Things North Korea Faked

North Korea apparently claimed to have fired a ballistic missle from a submarine. However, the U.S. and various experts claim that the photos North Korea advanced as proof of the launch were faked. Whether or not the missile launch photos are faked, here are some things North Korea did fake photos of:

– Photos of Kim Jong-un were doctored to turns his ordinary bowl cut into the stylish do we all associate him with.

– Photos of Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman were all faked. Actually, it was Moses Malone in the pics. North Korea just didn’t feel Malone had enough street cred with modern kids. Malone still isn’t sure what he was doing in those pics.

– In many military photos, several flags were removed because officials thought they made the troops look “cluttered.”

– All photos of North Korea have had their color adjusted since 1982 since a strange atmospheric effect makes all photographs there come out with a blue tint.

– Frowns/grimaces were added to several military leaders in the photo below because North Korean officials thought they looked too jovial. You figure out which:

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