July 17, 2014

Texas Instruments “Little Professor” Math Game Calculator (I Had This)

Futzing around on eBay I stumbled into the Vintage Calculators category. (Don’t ask.) I found something that I used to have – the Texas Instruments Little Professor Math Game Calculator.

Texas Instruments

This thing was totally fun. It played little math games, and worked as a calculator, which meant you could do stuff like spell out words with numbers. Keep in mind that we’re talking about 1976; technology didn’t have to do as much to seem impressive.

If you’re interested in buying one of these, maybe to show your kids what used to pass for an iPad Mini, this particular calc is listed on eBay for $18.00 plus shipping.

Working Vintage 1976 Texas Instruments “Little Professor” Math Game Calculator | eBay.



July 17, 2014

Super Cheap Wire Shelving Unit on eBay (DaddyDeals)

Nice DaddyDeal on this wire shelving unit from eBay. List price is $269.99, sale price is $59.99. That’s a savings of $210.00, or 78% off. (I didn’t do the math. But I could have if I wanted to. Yes! I could. Stop saying I couldn’t. I’m good at mathing.) Free shipping too. (That one requires no math at all.)

Alera® Complete Wire Shelving Unit w Caster 4 Shelf 48W x 18D x 72H Black | eBay

Limited time offer, your mileage may vary, we take no responsibility for anything that happens as a result of you buying anything, we’re only providing you with a link. Still, if you happen to need some wire shelving, this looks like a darn good deal.

Alera® Complete Wire Shelving Unit w Caster 4 Shelf 48W x 18D x 72H Black | eBay.



July 15, 2014

TV Reporter Suspended For Blaming Problems On ‘Young Black Men Growing Up Without Fathers’

A TV newsperson actually said, “The underlying cause for all this, of course: young black men growing up without fathers.”

This is one of those times when I have to check the calendar to make sure that this is indeed 2014, not 1972.

Here’s the video. It’s short.

Dey Racist: TV Reporter Makes On-Air Comment About ‘Young Black Men Growing Up w/o Fathers’, Gets Suspended! | Shabooty.com.


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July 15, 2014

Neat-Oh! Barbie ZipBin 40 Doll Dream House (DaddyDeal)

Save 40% on a  Neat-Oh! Barbie ZipBin 40 Doll Dream House Toy Box & Playmat at Amazon.com. The Amazon lightning deal price? $15.00, you save $9.99. After that, the price is listed as $19.21. Full price is $24.99.

Anyway, it’s Barbie, and it’s not expensive. If you have a kid to buy this toy for, grab it while it’s cheaper.

Amazon.com: Neat-Oh! Barbie ZipBin 40 Doll Dream House Toy Box & Playmat: Toys & Games (Amazon)



July 15, 2014

Teenager Tom White Takes Selfie With Paul McCartney And Warren Buffett

A teenager named Tom White took a selfie with Paul McCartney And Warren Buffett. Mostly it’s him standing in front of them while the pair sits on a bench. But it’s still pretty cool.

Here’s the original Instagram shot, which Tom titled “Chillin with my homies”.

I’m more than a little bit done with the word selfie. However, Tom White wins the Interwebs for the week with this shot, and briefly redeems the term “selfie”. Good for him.

Kid Takes Selfie With Paul McCartney And Warren Buffett Just Chillin’ On A Bench, Wins All. (HuffPo)



July 2, 2014

Brooklyn Decker’s Funny Tweet About Pregnancy

Brooklyn Decker tweeted something funny about pregnancy.

English: Brooklyn Decker in June 2009.

English: Brooklyn Decker in June 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Note: As far as we know she was just making a joke, not an announcement. Just so we’re clear.

Also, for what it’s worth, Ms. Decker’s tweets are often amusing, and she seems like a nice person. For example, here’s an article about her involvement with the 2014 Special Olympics.



June 26, 2014

Google Exec Wants People To Watch Their Kids Graduate On Their Phones

Buried within a New York Times article about cloud storage for businesses is this rather odd quote from Amit Singh, the president of Google Enterprise.
Android logo
Android logo via Wikipedia

“You’ll be videoconferencing with someone, while editing a supply chain document with someone else in Hong Kong, while he watches his son graduate on his phone,” Mr. Singh said, noting, “you’ll need a lot of infrastructure to do that.”
(emphasis added)

No disrespect meant to Mr. Singh, but, um, what the hell? Is he actually comparing “editing a supply chain document” with a child’s graduation?

What Mr. Singh was attempting to explain, as far as I can tell, is how a businessperson (I’m going gender neutral here; apologies to Caesar and any other intelligent non-human creatures of the future) could make use of the Android operating system on multiple devices at once. But if his idea of quality parenting is not only working while your kid graduates but squeezing it in as if it were just another activity in the stream of a business day, I have to disagree. Strongly.

Google, Microsoft and Others Delve Deeper Into Cloud Storage for Businesses – NYTimes.com.