Monday, January 28, 2008

We've moved! Finally!

OK kids….we’ve finnaly made the move official.   We’re not completely set up.  As a matter of fact, I just got it up tonight (Monday).  I still haven’t been able to import all the old posts, but I’m still working on that.  

But, I’ve inserted the B&P logo, added a few links and made a few posts, and it seems to be working.   So come on over… make yourself comfortable.  Bookmark the new url and be patient as I learn all about WordPress.

Here we go……

I’ll try to keep this site up as long as I can.

Derogatory names for cities

Here are a few:

  • Augusta, ME -> Disgusta

  • St. Screwy (St. Louis)

  • Indiano-place (Indianapolis)

  • I've heard Orlando called "O-bland-o" or maybe "Or-bland-o

  • Nashua, NH referred to as "trashua"

  •  Berzerkeley

  • Frederick, MD = Fredneck

  • Sioux City, is affectionately referred to as "Sewer City"

  • Lewisville, Tx as Loserville

  • Filthadelphia

  •  Regina, Saskatchewan: Vagina, Sadcatchtochewon

  •  Iowa Shitty --> Iowa City, IA

  • Rottenfester = Rochester, NY

  • Not just Filthadelphia, but also Philasmellphia

  • Des Peres, Missouri - Despair, Misery

  • Big Sleazy=New Orleans (Big Easy)

  • Cleveland=Thieveland

  • Las Vegas=Lost Wages

  •  Burlington, ON -> Borington, Girlington

  • Sacramento = Excremento

  • Cincinnati --> Cincinasty

WARNING: Don't swallow your gum

Gum balls

Thanks Gene

Old (as Hell) Angel

Old angel

Thanks Gene

The Irishman and the priest

A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, 'I almost had an affair with another woman.' 

 The priest said, 'What do you mean, almost?' 

The Irishman said, 'Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped.'

The priest said, 'Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You're not to see that woman again For your penance, say five Hail Mary's and put $50 in the poor box.'

 The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box. He paused for a moment and then started to leave.

The priest, who was watching, quickly ran ov er to him saying, 'I saw that. You didn't put any money in the poor box!' 

 The Irishman replied, 'Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according to you, that's the same as putting it in!'

Thanks Gene

Scrabble trivia

Scrabble is also known as Alfapet, Funworder, Skip-A-Cross, Spelofun and Palabras Cruzadas ("Crossed Words").

A Scrabble board is 15 spaces high and 15 spaces wide, for a total of 225 squares.

The game is sold in 121 countries in 29 different languages.

One hundred million sets have been sold worldwide.

Celebrities known for being Scrabble fans includ Sting, Keanu Reeves, Moby, John Travolta and Carol Burnett.

Scrabble sets are found in one out of every three American homes.

Scrabble was invented in 1938 by architect Alfred Mosher Butts. Butts created the game as a variation of another word game he invented, Lexiko.

Alfred Butts decided on the frequency and distribution of letters in Scrabble by analyzing the front page of the New York Times. He used a penknife to cut his first set of wooden Scrabble tiles.

The original name of Scrabble was "Criss-Crosswords."

There is just one Q in a Scrabble game.

The highest known score for a single word in competition Scrabble is 392. In 1982, Dr. Saladin Khoshnaw achieved this score for the word "caziques," which means "Indian chief."

Scrabble is a real word. It means "to scratch frantically."

Scrabble was a daytime game show (on NBC), hosted by Chuck Woolery, from July 1984 to March 1990. A second run of the show aired from January to June, 1993.

The game has 100 tiles.

In America and Canada, when a player who empties their rack on one play, it's called a "bingo." Elsewhere, it's called a "bonus." The player gets 50 additional points.

Scrabble_boardThe highest possible score a player can get in Scrabble, on a first turn, is for the word MUZJIKS (128 points).

The highest possible score, theoretically, for a single play under American tournament Scrabble rules is 1,778 points for joining eight already-played tiles to form the word OXYPHENBUTAZONE across three triple-word-score squares, while simultaneously extending seven specific already-played words to form new words.

What kind of wood is used to make Scrabble letters? Vermont Maple.

The first word played in the Scrabble rules demonstration game is "horn."

The highest score obtainable by playing a seven-letter word is QUARTZY (164 points) across a triple-word-score square with the Z on a double-letter-score square.

ETAERIO is the seven-letter word most likely to appear on a Scrabble rack.

There are 10 two-letter words spelled with vowels only: AA, AE, AI, AY, OE, OI, OY, YA, YE, YO.

Scrabble is a fixture in popular culture. It has been featured films and television programs including "Rosemary's Baby," 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Seinfeld," "The Simpsons" and "Will & Grace," among many others.

The original Scrabble didn't include a board. It was played with just the tiles.

If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed in a row, they would stretch for more than 50,000 miles.

There is a Braille version of Scrabble.

A local ordinance in Atwoodville, Connecticut, prohibits people from playing Scrabble while waiting for a politician to speak.

Thanks Max

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Website update: Still working the bugs out...

Bits & Pieces Saga Continues…


Just an update of the Bits & Pieces fiasco that continues.  After a couple of calls and emails it was “suggested” that I remove WordPress from the new site – which I did, I cleared out everything.  Now I have put in a request to the fine tech people at to unsuspend the new hosting account so I can start all over fresh and not use the offending plugin that reaked havoc on their server.   The guy I talked to wasn’t sure they’d allow me to reinstall WordPress but that I should ask first if that’s OK.  So I politely did and now am awaiting a responce that I should receive “within 24 hours”.  I noted in my email to them that I hadn’t received a reply from the other email I sent explaing my problem 30 hours ago.  

So this issue will be settled one way or another in the next day or so.  If not to my satisfaction than I will change hosts and use every opportunity to slam GoDaddy that I can.  So, I promise that things will get back to “normal” very soon.

As you might have noticed I’m posting a few images.  I assume this is still against the rules at GoDaddy, but I’ve tried to do it the right way, but they’re not making it easy.  So don’t be surprised if they all disappear.  Hell they might even delete me… they already have what they need from me… my credit card number.

Stay tuned… and thanks for your patience.

Good as new



Measuring cup

Breat measure


Onion ring

Onion ring

Could you eat your friends if you were trapped and starving?

How likely are you to eat your friends in a life and death situation?

Here are my results after taking a short test:


Take the test