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'Purple People Eater' Singer Wooley Dies is the news story with word the actor/singer died yesterday. Sheb is probably unknown to many, but I'm familiar with his Purple People Eater song, having picked up the single as a hand-me-down in my youth (an actual 45 RPM record... talk about dating myself). The weird thing is how my buddy Devicer and I spontaneously started singing this tune just the other day while playing online. I literally hadn't thought of the song in years, and then it comes up about a day before the artist died. Just a little weird.

Links of the Day: WiFi Speed Spray. Thanks Sean.
Classic Computer Magazine Archive
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Stories of the Day: Grounds for a new tax. Thanks Anvil. Time for the Seattle Coffee Party.
'Superhero' takes on clampers. Thanks Philip Harris. Maybe next he could try "campers."
Police: Man Tried to Cut Blaine's Water. Thanks zombie69.
Science!: Study: Sleeping position reveals personality.
Former anti-spy chief says gadgetry failing.
Relentless Foe of the Amazon Jungle Soybeans (registration required).
Image of the Day: Mars Animated. Thanks Paul.
Media of the Day: Mr Stabby. Thanks Dan Leadbetter.
Thanks Mike Martinez.

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43. Re: Classic Computer Magazine Archives Sep 18, 2003, 06:11 Chipper
 
heh i wonder what the seek times were on that

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42. Re: prOn Sep 18, 2003, 02:27 Camaro76
 
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy...

You fogrot the cmmoa beewten Amzanig and huh.




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41. WiFi Speed Spray Sep 18, 2003, 01:52 |o.O|Payback
 
I laughed my head off at that the first time I saw it.

Lol, translate the Mexican recommendation.

"This is very bad. It does not work. They deceived me!"

 
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40. Re: prOn Sep 17, 2003, 23:53 WarPig
 
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

I believe that. Until the internet came along I did a lot of reading but had hardly written anything since high school. I think this is why my spelling skills had become so bad. Spelling involves memorization and repetition while reading is more like pattern recognition (unless you're a really slow reader).


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39. prOn Sep 17, 2003, 22:27 JM
 
The whole prOn thing reminded me of the following interesting bit I found:

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

edit: typo


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38. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 19:37 Bunko
 
Oh, and what's so funny about Mr. Stabby? Am I missing something?
Yeah, that has to be the worst Media of the Day in some time.

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37. For You StarWars nerds Sep 17, 2003, 19:05 Enahs
 
I was flipping through a catalog "SmartHome" sent me, and notice quite a good deal, and decided to see if it was an online deal as well. A lot of people might be interested in.
http://www.smarthome.com/8023d.html
It is a Star Wars universal remote control, and it is on sale for $9.99 right now.

I am holding out, and hoping the cool ass Start Trek Phaser remote
http://www.smarthome.com/8023.html
Goes on sale, down to something other then $40! I always liked the look of the original series phaser, instead of the gay dildo looking things in the later ones. (plus, the trigger button is channel up and down, how bad ass is that!)



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36. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 18:57 Von Helmet
 
Oh, and what's so funny about Mr. Stabby? Am I missing something?

I didn't think much of it, but there are much better things on the rathergood.com site anyway. Check out some of the kitten flash things, they're quite funny. The "We like the moon" thing is insane, and if you sift through the Blode things and find the one about Uberpea it's pretty cool. Oh yeah, and the frightened boy one is funny too.

 
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35. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 18:06 alnya
 
on the subject of forums (which you guys kinda were) did anything come of that huge discussion about whether Blues should be subscription / donation based?
I remember the discussion, not sure I remember an answer.

PayPal at the ready...
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34. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 17:46 Cholma
 
I always assumed it was pr0n to mask it from language/web filters.
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It was a one eyed, one horned, flying Purple People Eater;
Pigeon toed, under growed, flying Purple People Eater;
What a sight to see!



 
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33. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 17:09 nin
 
I always assumed it was a part of the 1337 vocabulary.

I did too, I just didn't understand why the 0 and r got swapped...

Thanks to Drekhead for the heads-up...

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32. Re: Coffee Tax Sep 17, 2003, 17:08 Osty
 
"Plus the Giants keep losing in overtime!!"

At least you have several NFL teams in the area to choose from. We have the Seahawks and ... well, that's it. And no hockey, unless you go up to Vancouver or down to California.

 
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31. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 16:41 Noonsa!
 
I always assumed it was a part of the 1337 vocabulary.

 
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30. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 16:36 nin
 
So is the proper pronunciation "prON" (rhyming with Tron)?

Leave it to the Blue's News Board to answer tough questions!

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29. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 16:28 Enahs
 
So how did it (pr0n) get that spelling anyway?

I've often wondered about that too ...

http://www.faqs.org/docs/jargon/P/pr0n.html
I do not know if anybody has ever noticed this, but the "uiop" keys/region of they keyboard are the most "miss typed"/switched order of letters. I have no proof of this, but from my experience, reading what other people have miss typed, it usually involves those letters, has anybody else ever noticed this?(those letters, with some other letter though, not just those 4 letters)

"Plaque is a figment of the liberal media and the dental industry to scare you into buying useless appliances and paste. Now Iíve read the arguments on both side, and I havenít found any evidence yet to support the need to brush your teeth. Ever."
 
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28. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 16:08 Atomic
 
So how did it (pr0n) get that spelling anyway?

I've often wondered about that too ...

http://www.faqs.org/docs/jargon/P/pr0n.html

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27. Re: wakey wakey! Sep 17, 2003, 15:06 banddirector
 
So how did it (pr0n) get that spelling anyway?

I've often wondered about that too ...

 
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26. Sheb Sep 17, 2003, 14:55 Halsy
 
Yeah, I loved all those old songs when I was a kid. Purple People Eater, Monster Mash, Polka Dot Bikini, etc.
I loved those little plastic things you had to put in the 45s before putting on the turntable.
Weird, actually thining of my old 45 collection I think one of the first ones I ever bought was actually Johnny Cash - Folson Prison Blues.
BTW Blue, seeing as you were in New York, did you ever pick up that Canadian TV Show, Hilarious House of Frightenstein? Man, the guys that put that show together were clearly into some serious drugs. Heh, it was a great shot though. Check out this killer site.

http://www.frightenstein.com/



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25. Re: Coffee Tax Sep 17, 2003, 14:43 sauron
 
"...huge property taxes on overly-expensive land, and the sales tax rates are up around 8-9%..."

We have that, and state taxes too. Someone remind me why I moved to New York?

Plus the Giants keep losing in overtime!!

 
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24. Re: Coffee Tax Sep 17, 2003, 14:34 Osty
 
Also, the BBC article's sidebar on taxes in Seattle isn't quite accurate. They say that Seattle imposes no sales tax or income tax. Seattle does have sales tax, and the income tax is determined by the state (yes, there's no income tax in Washington state). However, we get to pay huge property taxes on overly-expensive land, and the sales tax rates are up around 8-9%. Those more than make up for the lack of income tax.

 
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