Saturday, November 17, 2007

Email: Don't sign up, speak up [EH]

WHEN WOMEN ARE PASSIVE they only get attention when they invite it. WHEN WOMEN DO NOT SPEAK UP then their only invitation is their looks. You don't know the half of what goes on at Flee!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Email: Netflix Support

Title requests: Apollo 9--Spider Takes Flight, Apollo 12--Ocean of Storms (2005), Apollo 14, Apollo 16--Journey to Descartes (2005) [Blockbuster has all but Apollo 14]

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Email: "Be good" vs. "Be well" [EH]

"Be good" means "Behave well." "Be well" means "Be healthy" (as in Lord of the Rings, "Waes thu hal!" means "Be thou heal[thy]!").

"Good" is an adjective (modifies a noun). "Well" is an adverb (modifies a verb or adjective). So it's OK to say "Be good" so long as you mean "Behave yourself."

By the way, it's OK to say "Do good" when the good is a thing ("He has done good deeds for the poor"). It's not OK to say "Do good!" as in "Do us proud!" unless you are intentionally being colloquial. (I have no problem with someone saying "ain't" or "there's three" so long as he or she knows it's wrong -- and, better, cringes inside when saying or hearing it!)

Press: Downtown falcons a flight to behold - HC

Downtown falcons a flight to behold - Houston Chronicle:

"The Chase Building, which was known as the Gulf Building when completed in 1929, along with the more modern El Paso Building, would not seem to have much in common with the wilds of Canada or Alaska.

But for falcons searching for places to stay warm, the city structures are preferred haunts for hunting, flying and diving. They simulate canyon walls and mountain ranges."

Questions: Better to have loved and lost?

I suspect that it is men who came up with "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." It seems as if many women would rather "never to have loved at all" if their current love does not become permanent.

Another question: How does anyone know in advance whether a love can become permanent?

Press: Harris County's adjusted votes stir security worry - HC

Harris County's adjusted votes stir security worry - Houston Chronicle:

"German's late-night deed, said by officials to be a first-time event in the six years Harris County has used the eSlate voting system, has rekindled the debate about whether the newest electronic methods for counting votes should be trusted.

What German graphically demonstrated was that with the proper physical and informational access, one person can alter the results of an election in a county of 1.8 million registered voters."