Before we get started today, I’d like to introduce you to our newest sponsor, Josh Kohlbach. Josh has a new eBook available, a how-to on creating and running a mini website design business, and has chosen to promote it at the Surf Report. His ads will be running in the sidebar, for at least a month.
I wish Josh all the best, and want to give his project a little added exposure. So, here ya go.
Please note that I haven’t read the book, and am not making any endorsements or anything. And please also note that our not-so-humble site is a great (and shockingly cheap) place to promote your book or CD or website, and I’ll do what I can to send folks your way.
Thank you for your consideration.
And since we’re on the subject… I just purchased yet another domain name. Well, I guess I didn’t purchase it, I signed a lease. In any case, I’m now in control of FurtherEvidence dotcom.
I was kind of surprised it was available, so I snagged it. Roughly 99 percent of domain names I check are already gone. Oh yeah, I’m a serial domain-checker, from way back.
A few days ago I checked one, and it said YOUR DOMAIN IS AVAILABLE!, and I couldn’t believe it. It was a really cool and semi-witty name. But then I started reading the fine print, and it said it was available “from a broker” for $130,000. And the floor of my ass nearly fell out.
I even placed a bid once on a domain, in some sort of mysterious international auction (my bid was translated into euros), and got blown out of the water by some whistle dick in Germany or somesuch.
Over the years I’ve “owned” many names, and have only actually used a few of them. What about you? Do you get into this sort of thing? Care to tell us what domains you currently or once owned? Use the comments link below.
JeffKay dotcom will always be mine, even though I’m not currently using it for anything; it just redirects to TheWVSR. But there are several other Jeff Kays out there, and I don’t want them having it. The pricks. I own it, so they cannot. Pass the beer nuts.
Since Easter is coming up, I thought I’d link to a classic loosely-related Phil Hendrie clip.
Remember, Phil is the host, and also doing the voice of the guest (Clara Bingham). The caller, a Catholic priest, is real. The whole thing devolves into laughter near the end, in one of the few times Phil completely lost it.
And now I’m going to leave you with another question from the Stealing Clive Bull‘s Topics desk.
On last night’s show Clive was asking callers what vegetables they hate the most. And I’d like to get your feedback on that one, as well.
I’ll start the ball rolling… I can’t stand asparagus, or okra. Both are slimy and disgusting. I’m also not a huge fan of zucchini and squash. Is squash a vegetable, or fruit? It doesn’t really matter… it’s kinda musky-tasting, and is like the food version of a house with moisture trouble.
Here’s the list that prompted Clive’s question, and I have a big issue with number four. I mean, seriously. Fungus is not a vegetable. But just so you know, I don’t like number four (fungus) either.
How could someone “hate” celery, though? I don’t get that one.
In the South (as well as Cracker Barrel) macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable. Just thought you should know.
And it’s utter chaos around here. There was only a half-day of school today, and our house is overrun by 14 year old boys starting every sentence with “Dude.” One fancies himself a drummer and keeps hammering any solid surface, as if he has no control over his actions. The music is in him, maaan.
I’ll see you guys next time, whenever that happens to be.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Lima beans and rutabagas (is that how you spell those nasty things?)
Anyway- I need surf reporter support tonight- I’ve decided to quit my job and I’ll be giving 30 days notice tomorrow. I need some good juju to find another job. I think this site is good luck!
tadpo, I assume you are in the legal industry?
Good thoughts your way. Maybe you should buy the book jeff is shilling and start your own web biz.
What kind of work do you do?
Great Googly Moogly says
Fucking peas. Oh how I hate fucking peas. In fact, I never use the single word “pea” it’s always “fucking peas”. They ruin any dish they’re added to. That fucking pea taste permeates everything. They’ve fucked up more pot pies and stews than I even care to contemplate. Fucking peas.
Don’t even get me started on goddamed celery.
@Tyrosine – it’s mushy peas. Real ones are made with bone marrow (mmmm, bone marrow [/Homer]) and are delicious – especially when formed into patties, battered then deep fried.
LOL @ t-storm… now what possessed you to taste her in the first place?
WB in OH says
Chuck-Her girls can cook, dude.
t-storm/Alex-Man that ain’t right, man.
tadpolegal-Good luck and let us know how it works out.
Kevindust-I appreciate your sympathy.
I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked canned peas.
i don’t know what’s wrong with you people! i absolutely love all veggies and fruits. tilly can cook for me any day—i suspect we are kindred spirits. yum. also john the basket. he’d be in danger from me if i were single.
It’s great to hear from you. Should the hubby run off with a chorus girl (he’d be crazy to do so, but these things happen), I would place myself at your disposal.
It really is good to see your comment. I was worried that YOU had run off with a chorus girl or one of those lounge singers.
Somebody, prolly me, forgot to renew our work site domain name a few years back. It was relatively cheap to buy back, though–$40,000 as I recall. We said fukkit cause we we in the middle of changing our name anyway. Thai ass-turds.
Every now and then I type the old address in if I’m at somebody’s else computer and it still pulls up the same old search site. They should’ve taken the $200 I offered and been happy.
WB in OH says
After a little wiki research (Yes I’m stuck at work, bored as hell) Jeff is indeed correct fungi are not vegetables, in fact they do not belong to either the plant or animal kingdom. BUT before you pick on fungi, let it be known that YEAST is a member of the fungi family. Yes my friends without the eukaryotic micro organisms known as yeast beer, bread and wine would not exist as we know it. ALL HAIL FUNGI!!!
Respect to fungi!
It wasn’t like she was saying no.
Not Oprah says
@djb – bigfuckingrobotpunchingthingsinthehead, i am intriged am off to check it out not.
I looked up ‘imnotdeadyet.com’ in a ‘brilliant’ idea i had for a webside years ago but someone nabbed it but was not using it.
Long live fungi!!!
I haven’t been on here in awhile. Gawd you clowns are funny.
Love most vegies except those of the turnip/parsnip type. Beets – only in borscht.
Yes Jeff, if your asparagus is mushy, you are not cooking it right.
Not Oprah says
lol – ‘now’ not ‘not’.
Chuck in Belpre says
Oh…and Duke sucks.
At this time.
Great Googly Moogly – that is EXACTLY my feeling about peas. Fresh, frozen, canned, doesn’t matter. Instant gag reflex.
Am I the only one who loves brussels sprouts? I love them!
And edamame. I could live forever on edamame.
Uncle Buzz in Wheeling says
BEET ALERT! BEET ALERT! BEET ALERT!
A true vegetable story.
I almost never eat beets, hadn’t eaten any beets in years.
Several years ago, I took the plunge & ate a fair amount. The next day I produced a bright red BM.
What’s your first thought? Me too!
The next thing I know, I’m in the hospital with a TV camera being shoved up my tailpipe. Naturally, they found nothing out of whack.
Lesson learned: do NOT eat beets; beets are OUT TO GET YOU!
“Most vegetables are something God invented to let women get even with their children. A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something brussels sprouts never do.”
P. J. O’Rourke (The Bachelor’s Home Companion)
“McDonalds announced it’s considering a more humane way of slaughtering its animals. You know, they fatten them up and then kill them. You know, the same thing they do to their customers, right?” Jay Leno
Lee Harvey Ramone says
I am a big fan of brussel sprouts, as well as the rest of the cruciferous vegetable family (Cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, brocoflower, collard greens, brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi; Wild Cabbages of all sorts, aka Brassica oleracea – thanks Tyrosine). Now I understand why the wod-root ‘kohl’ is found in the German word for most of these veggies.
I actually learn a thing or two from reading these comments from time to time.
A good brussel sprout recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/dining/28mini.html
The few times that I have cooked brussel sprouts this way, I have cooked the bacon first, then left them aside and added them at the last minute so that it remains crisp.
A bowl of corn indeed.
Lee Harvey Ramone says
wod-root?!? lets try word-root
Chuck in Belpre says
I ate too many chocolate bunnies.
Mark Eichholz says
zucchini is good if you slice it and marinate it and grill it along with mushrooms, onions, and meat on a shish-kebob skewer.