Shark Attacks

Every now and then, a web page or blog posting will catch the attention of someone in the Tank, and we will go visit it, leaving comments in the usual Shark Tank genre.

May 13, 2014 - I Drink Luminizer For Breakfast

Girls in makeup? Results often vary.
Some look nice, but there's some that are scary.
Moderation is fine,
But you don't want to wind
Up like Mimi, that girl on Drew Carey.

The blogger at "In The Gloss" seemed to genuinely enjoy our little visits, and directed us to a blogger who enjoys limericks. And so...

Open Thread: When Good Pills Go Bad

Need a cleansing? Please read this epistle.
You'll feel better, as clean as a whistle.
Cayenne, maple and tea -
You be fresh as can be.
So if nothing else works, I'll bet this'll!

May 12, 2014 - Uncle Sam's brilliant new idea: An online driver's license

An idea that came from above:
Online drivers' IDs, they dreamed of.
Oh, I'm sure that they're right!
"Its security's tight!"
Said the guys that made

May 6, 2014 - Facebook gets more evil, HP gets more desperate

After reading this tome, I deduct
Lots of info, ol' Facebook has plucked.
You should not be confused -
There's a term to be used:
When this happens to you, you'll be "Zucked!"

May 1, 2014 - Dear bosses: Grow up or get lost

These two owners this guy has been pranking
For these readers, his acts have been clanking.
He can't do what's required:
For they can not be fired
And too old to be given a spanking.

April 30, 2014 - Prototype Microsoft keyboard interprets gestures

There's an jpeg I've pasted in Word.
It's a hawk, but it acts so absurd.
There are times I have found
It starts spinning around
Every time that I flip it the bird...

April 17, 2014 - An Actually-Blind Blind Date

I'd advise before you tried advancin'
To a blind date with dinner and dancin':
Check a site out or three
Just to find out if he
Got surprised in some house by Chris Hansen.

April 8, 2014 - Dumb things IT people say

This has made Mr. Kippelman frown:
It's when techies say something is down,
Or a system is dead.
Would he rather instead
Hear, "We are currently experiencing a major outage of the system due to a lack of available disk space on the server, and the fact that we are unable to do any maintenance on it because the service agreement fees haven't been paid due to cost cutting measures taken over three years ago, which also causes the vendor's tech support department to refuse our calls. Should we be able to get this service agreement renewed, they may be able to talk to us in about a week to get this resolved."