May 13, 2003

Some commercials

I'm sitting here knitting, and listening to the radio, and two bizarre little commercials just beg to be recounted here.

One is for, believe it or not, spam. The meat product from Hormel. Cube it and add it to mac and cheese! Delicious! Can't keep it on the table because people eat it so fast! MMmmm, spam! We're out? MORE SPAM! *crash* Did someone ask for spam? Tasty! [Gah.]

The other one is advertising for a singles listing service run by this radio station. The best part is a little testimonial from one of its users: it was an easy decision to try it, because *I* listen to the radio station, and I thought it'd be great to find someone who listens to the same radio station as I do, and maybe that would mean we like to do the same things! [Buh? Had me through that last part there...]

"Scientists start out... trying to reproduce work someone else has already done for them. Eventually, they get to the point where they can do original work. Whereas hackers, from the start, are doing original work; it's just very bad. So hackers start original, and get good, and scientists start good, and get original." --Paul Graham Posted by blahedo at 1:13am on 13 May 2003

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