The Patron Saint of Computers

Today they have patron saints for everything from accountants to yachtsmen . . .

The Partron Saint of Database Management

It’s true, the Catholic Church has noted that St. Isadore is the Patron Saint of all things Computers:


St. Isadore: The Patron Saint of computers

Others say that it’s more accurate to note that St. Isadore is the Patron Saint of the Internet:


Pray to St. Isadore

Jesus is my DBA

While there is no Patron Saint specifically for database management, so many database folks say that Jesus is their DBA:


Jesus is my DBA

Jesus was a carpenter, but he would have been a good DBA, for many reasons . . .

Training dolphins to hunch!

Oh My Heavens!

You want to avoid a horney dolphin!

If you look closely, you will see that the trainer has TRAINED the dolphin to hunch . . .

Watch closely and see the trainer cue the dolphin and then reward him with a treat . . . .

The triple Entendre

Double Entendres are great fun!

I like using sentences with double meanings, like this science headline:

“Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?”

Uranus is great for double entendres:


This is a REAL album cover!

From the Original Space Cadets . . .

And, of course, let’s not forget the classic double entendre from the TV show Leave it to Beaver:

“Ward, weren’t you a little hard on the Beaver last night?

The most famous double entendre was coined by Johnny Carson when he had Arnold Palmer on the Tonight Show and he asked Arnie what he did for luck before a tournament. Arnie replied:

“I ask my wife to kiss my balls”

Click the link to hear Carson’s hilarious response!

The Triple Entendre

But what about the rare triple entendre?

A tripe Entendre occurs when you have a single word with three meanings and use it in a single context.

We see some slang words with triple meanings (pussy, which can mean a cat, a coward, or a crotch), but it’s hard to come-up with a way to use these words to form a triple Entendre.

One example from Snopes of a triple entendre is this joke:

A young woman was pulled over for speeding. As the motorcycle officer walked to her car window and flipped open his ticket book . . . .

She said, “I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the Policemen’s Ball?”

He replied, “Highway patrolmen don’t have balls.”

In this context the tripe Entendre is that “Highway patrolmen don’t have balls.” May have three meanings:

– Policemen don’t sponsor dances
– Policemen are cowards
– Policeman are Eunuchs

Spocking your money!

I miss out on the the new fads . . .

Evidently, “Spocking” your paper money is the latest Canadian fad:

Evidently you can Spock Abe Lincoln too:

Elderly Iraqi woman hit by stray bullets!

You cannot win their hearts and minds when they have no minds . . .

Dumb people don’t make good liars:

AFP/Yahoo!News Caption: Tuesday August 14, 2007:

An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.

See your neighborhood demographics by zip code!

If you like demographics, this site is incredible!

Check out city data.com, and just enter your zip code!

The amount of data is amazing.

It shows the distribution of age, average household income, details on number of homes sold and average prices, racial breakdowns, number of homosexual couples, plus a link to all sex offenders in your neighborhood, plus lots more!

This one is scary, Hollywood home prices have dropped to under $2,000,000:

It also has an automatic link to see all sex offenders within your zip code!

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According to our research of public records there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 90210 zip code in early 2007.

The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.

Median resident age: 45.3 years
California median age: 33.3 years

Average household size:
This zip code: 2.5 people
California: 2.9 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 90210, filed in 2005:
Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $408,901 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here: $408,901
State: $58,600

Salary/wage: $221,495 (reported on 60.5% of returns)
Here: $221,495
State: $49,455
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -6.5% for AGIs below $10k, 55.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 46.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 45.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 30.1% for AGIs over 100k)