So, what is the plural of "Lexus"?

Should they say

They were stuck behind two Lexi doing 20 under the speed limit for no reason all the way down Mopac.

Or is it

They were stuck behind two Lexusees doing 20 under the speed limit for no reason all the way down Mopac.

It’s official — they can no longer roll their eyes

So, this email arrived this morning…

Received: from ( [])
by (Postfix) with ESMTP id C451478003
for < *redacted*>; Tue, 8 Nov 2005 05:15:54 -0600 (CST)
Received: from mail pickup service by with Microsoft SMTPSVC;
Tue, 8 Nov 2005 03:15:44 -0800
Received: from by with HTTP;
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 11:15:43 GMT
X-Originating-IP: []
X-Originating-Email: []
From: Rana Aska
To: *redcated*
Subject: 10,000 bucks
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 04:15:43 -0700
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ks_c_5601-1987; format=flowed
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I wanna buy at 10,000 bucks.

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Beauty, huh? And of course, beauty is truth, and truth beauty…

Let’s see — anonymous business proposal through korean hotmail, from Akami/France telecom space. The second word is “wanna”. All specifics covered. They are sure their lawyers would jump right on this, and still find no holes!

OK, seriously. They have a response:

They are most honored and delighted with your proposal. They will happily write down the exact phrase “” on a postcard and send it to you — anywhere in the world, in exchange for either $10,000 or 10,000 male deer. If you pay cash, they have a special 3-for-2 offer! They will send you three identical postcards — all with the world-famous phrase written on it for the one-time-only, incredibly low price of $20,000.*

*Disclaimer: offer not valid in reality. Anyone bringing deer or deer carcasses to they will be ejected from reality.

Pain in the disk…

So, the primary hard disk of died.

Actually, from a sysadmin point of view, only the secondary disk died (/home). So, all user data was lost, but all the configuration files (/etc) are intact.

Everyone else believes the primary disk died. I’ll leave the evil sysadmin grin to your imagination…

Oh, and most of our spam databases survived, as well.

Anyone know how everyone’s least favorite Slidell, LA spammer fared?

For what it is worth, they are celebrating their 20th anniversary by installing a new hard drive…

Attention drivers

A few things to remember:

  • Having side-impact airbags and driving like a jerk do not “cancel out.”
  • Slower traffic keep right. Let that swerving, tailgating jerk pass you on the left. Oh, sorry — hang up and let that swerving, tailgating jerk pass you on the left.
  • Oh, and everyone who still has a presidential campaign bumper-sticker on your car:
    1. You weren’t ever about to change anyone else’s mind.
    2. You probably didn’t even vote.
    3. You either supported the guy who lost the election, or who has the lowest approval rating in the history of the presidency. Whoo! Go you!