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Thursday, September 14th, 2006

I’m planning to purchase an iMac for my wife, but wanted to get a memory upgrade, so I called my nearby Apple store to ask how long it would take to do the memory upgrade in the store.

“It depends on how busy our Geniuses is… uh… are

I guess this salesdroid was not inducted into the hall of Apple Geniuses for grammatical reasons.

No, it’s not ironic!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

It’s like ray-eeee-ayn on your wedding day…

Brooke Shields says “the irony is perfect” that her daughter, Grier, and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter, Suri, were born on the same day.

No, it’s not ironic.

If Katie Holmes became depressed after the birth of her baby, then flipped out and killed Tom Cruise while he was feeding her vitamins, that would be ironic, but this is just a conincidence.

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phrase of the day: seemingly innocuous

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

I got to use this phrase in an email today:

In the CSS, if you change a seemingly innocuous bit of code you could break some functionality, so please notify me if you need to change anything.

In retrospect I probably should have said “if you make a seemingly innocuous change”.