Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuesday 8:00 Buzz - 1/29/2008

This resumes my effort to chronicle the guests and topics covered on the Stan Woodard's Tuesday 8:00 Buzz on WORT-FM. Our Podcast is online in the WORT Archives.

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Today's Show

Guest: David Rose Author of The Big Eddy Club (Non Fiction). A New Press book.

Musical Break:

  1. Lionel Richie - Zoom from the 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lionel Richie a Motown album

Caribbean Cosmopolitan

Shake on ice

  • 2 oz Malibu (or Cruzan) Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • Splash Rose's Lime Juice
  • Splash Cranberry Juice

Serve in cocktail glass with lemon twist.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Rum Stinger

Mix with ice (or shake):

  • 1½ oz Dark Rum
  • ¾ oz White Crème de Menthe

Serve in cocktail glass.

Of Fiber and Backhoes

One of our major connections to the world (BoreasNet) was cut this afternoon by workers on the Illinois Tollway.. I'm just reminded of a few backhoe and fiber jokes:

From my friend Terry Bradshaw (no, not that one -- this one operates our data center) liked to note (in my aweful paraphrasing):
Fiber optic needs to just start hanging around with the backhoe's natural enemy: the natural gas line. We'll either have a lot fewer fiber cuts, or a lot fewer backhoe operators.
Collected somewhere, long ago:

A tip for all who go to sea in ships:

Always carry a length of fiber-optic cable in your pocket. Should you be shipwrecked and find yourself stranded on a desert island, bury the cable in the sand. A few hours later, a guy driving a backhoe will be along to dig it up. Ask him to rescue you.