Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

That's News To Me

It was some time ago that I had to deal with my mom and my sister becoming nuts over the Nancy Grace show.  I couldn't stand her, I regarded her as a grandstanding exploitative opportunist who hindered police work more than she helped and may be responsible for the death of a kidnapped girl after she badgered the mother into suicide.  I swear to God, my mom once called me from Florida, saying their satellite dish had gone out, could I start recording the show and send her the discs?

One time, I was going to have to meet with my sister.  Pam, my Compaq 1247 powered by Puppy Linux, was in heavy use at the time.  Knowing how the discussion was going to go, in a fit of sarcasm, I coded up an app, the Nancy Grace Missing Toddler app.  My sister saw me activate it and asked, "What does that do?"

It goes off any time a child goes missing and Nancy Grace is going to talk about it on her show.

The app then signaled.  Later that night, my sister turned on Nancy Grace and saw a child had gone missing and that was the focus of the show, and asked me if there was a Windows version of the app.  Talking with the coders, they know I don't know how to do connections over the Internet, "so how exactly does it work?"

I said, Truth be told, it just goes off at random intervals.

I got +20 Internets and a Waha for that.

Because of what I focus on with the news, I have no clue who Casey Anthony is, just that she was fodder for Grace, which gave me a fair idea what she had done.  I studiously avoided the trial coverage.  All I know is she was acquitted and people are screaming about it.

So why am I writing about it now?

Kim Kardashian tweeted, "WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!"

Speechless?  Really?  Is it permanent?

If it is, it just proves every cloud has a silver lining.
Tags: computers, did not do the research, i'll drink to that, i'm such a bitch, lord hear our prayer, self reflection, stupidity, technology is a beautiful thing
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