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april fool, infidel!

Okay, I relent.

I feel bad, like that time we didn’t invite you to our birthday party. Remember that? There were two helpings of icecream! Oh, and that club we wouldn’t let you join. Man, good times we had in that thing. Without you.

Well, we’ve been yukking it up all day in here, while you stood outside staring forlornly at this page. Try Stashiu‘s trick — hit Ctrl-A — to see what’s there.

Now, go clean your monitor!


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 7:16 am


Ya had me for a while, Weaz! I figured you’d typo’ed or sumpin and were busily trying to fix it. Until I saw the April Fools header, that is.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 1, 2008, 7:21 am

It’s a Minion IQ Test, McGoo! That, or a housekeeping test…Uncle B’s monitor is so dirty, he kept saying, “it is too blank!”

I’m taking advantage of HTML page precedence. The front page generated by WordPress is called index.php. But an index.html page will jump in front of it if you don’t specify. (And default.html will jump behind it).

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 7:24 am

Hah! I did a final confirmation by wiping the spot on the monitor with my finger! It didn’t wipe off, so I knew for sure! Getting my mouse pointer on it required me to bite tongue with teeth and use reading glasses.

You’re HTML-Fu is strong.

I notice Islamic Rage Boy lost his pancake. Terrible thing – losing your pancake.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 1, 2008, 8:59 am

Ha! Minions’ revenge. I apparently can’t create new posts while in this mode. I hit save and everything disappears into the ether 🙂

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 9:05 am

Well, hell. You could save the post until tomorrow? But like they say – if it’s good enough to save, its too good to sit on!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 1, 2008, 9:14 am

Oh, it was for tomorrow. And it’s not that good. I’ll just jot some notes in notepad and pick it up later. I’m still chasing a deadline today.

Two, actually.

Plus, I’m pushing hard to do the last few things at Casa del Weasel. Mostly paint and cleanup. I’ve got to get this one the market or I’ll go mad.

Mad, I tell you.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 10:03 am

Go for it Weaz! Were all pullin’ for you, except it doesn’t help…

Rumour has it the market is getting a hair better. But I don’t believe it. I think its a combo of people getting ready to move over the summer (good for you) but putting their homes on the market (bad for you). That’s a wash in my book.

If no other minions figure it out, do I have to quit my minionship? I’m really a moron – honest! Figuring it out was just a fluke. It wasn’t my fault.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 1, 2008, 10:12 am

Lots of people have figured it out. I can tell from the stats: there’s no hit counter on the blank page, so anything that is referred to the counter by sweasel.com is a result of somebody hitting that link. Whether those clever so-and-sos would consider themselves minions is another story.

Things are moving a little bit, according to all the workmen I’ve had through. In my favor, nobody’s putting a house on the market who doesn’t have to. Not so in my favor, there are PAGES of foreclosures in Providence. In my favor, it’s a nice little house for a first-time buyer. Not in my favor, it really needs a new boiler and probably replacement windows (not to mention a bunch more cosmetic stuff than I’ve done). I have an idea I’ll end up doing a lot of that as a condition of sale — which is okay if I get enough of an offer to cover it. I’m beginning to get a little low on ready cash.

Comment from Kowboy
Time: April 1, 2008, 10:24 am

You’re right to not believe it McGoo, the housing market isn’t getting any better. Working for a company who is closely tied to it, I see little or no improvement in our sales, which are almost exclusively dependent on the housing market. The biggest part of the problem is all the foreclosures putting existing homes back in the market. If we make it through that little hiccup, things will hopefully start to improve. But it’s going to take a while for things to balance out.

Weaz, good luck with the house. Just be prepared to be very patient waiting for it to sell. It’s definitely a buyer’s market now.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 10:37 am

See! I told you I’m a moron! I didn’t know the hit counter wasn’t working on the blank page. My minionship is secure.

Thanks, Kowboy! Glad to hear from someone who’s got his ear into the housing mkt. I’m in the market (buyer) right now, and I can’t believe the deals that are out there. Too bad I haven’t found the “just so” property of my dreams yet.

Weaz, you’ll sell fast! I firmly believe it. Your home is EXACTLY what someone is looking for.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 11:04 am

I just got an email form a friend that says the new dollar coin doesn’t have “In god we trust” on it.

Anyone know about this?

Comment from Cuffy Meigs
Time: April 1, 2008, 11:11 am

Me pass clicky dot test! SMRT!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 1, 2008, 11:14 am

Looks like it’s true. The newest one for 2008 is a James Monroe presidential dollar. It’s too small to read, even on the enlarged version, but some of the prior ones have slightly larger pictures. It looks like the whole set just has the names and dates under the portrait.

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Comment from porknbean
Time: April 1, 2008, 12:27 pm


Comment from porknbean
Time: April 1, 2008, 12:28 pm

At first I thought you took the day off, weasel, it being a moron national holiday and all…..then I caught the speck out of my peripheral vision…which is odd…must get my eyes checked again.

Comment from Stashiu3
Time: April 1, 2008, 12:47 pm

I hit “Ctrl-A” to find the link. My screen has too many dots already to figure out that one wasn’t dirt. Nicely done.

Comment from gnus
Time: April 1, 2008, 1:05 pm

Test? Not math, I hope. I must’ve missed it. Guess I flunked.

We can’t all be bright minions. Who’d do the dirty work?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 1, 2008, 2:23 pm

Only The Weasel could have given my screen haunted dust marks!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 2:42 pm

PnB – I damned near crapped myself.

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: April 1, 2008, 3:05 pm

Hey, I found y’all! Cool trick Weasel. As for the coin – they wrote that stuff on the edge along with the date of issue.

Check out Ace – he posted a fun thing I sent him on sidebar! Whoot!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 3:14 pm

On the edge of the coin? Whoa. Good to know.

That Japanese whizzy thing? Cool. Finally, a good reason for me to get a game.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 1, 2008, 3:56 pm

Thanks for the tip on how to get to your page, Your Highness. I completely missed it. Which makes me a moronic moron, no?

Comment from iamfelix
Time: April 1, 2008, 4:50 pm

Interesting Wiki stuff on the new dollar coin. I’m reminded of a (very) conservative uncle of mine who did not want to accept Kennedy half dollars …. He’s been dead quite a while — wonder what he’d make of today’s liberals?

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 1, 2008, 5:05 pm

Check this out:

Someone somewhere linked to Virgle: a joint venture of Virgin and Google to colonize Mars.

I didn’t really get it until I saw this video:

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 1, 2008, 5:42 pm

My grandmother wouldn’t lick a one cent stamp because there was a picture of Lincoln on it.

Comment from porknbean
Time: April 1, 2008, 5:53 pm

McGoo, that was the point. Heh. And it just so happened an old fart had sent it to me. My immediate response was, ‘f*cker’.

Comment from bmac
Time: April 1, 2008, 6:03 pm

I didn’t figure it out because…ummm…I go so fast through these things….ummm…..no time for puzzles…yeah….yeah…I’m just too fast…that’s it….

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 1, 2008, 6:22 pm

Holy shit! I just prepped and half-painted the ceiling of my bedroom. Hasn’t been done in 20 years, and I was a smoker for ten of them. What absolute VILEness.

Oh, and I hate ceiling painting.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: April 1, 2008, 7:02 pm

Only after I’d hit the reload button a couple of times did it occur to me to look at the title bar.

And btw: I’m still pissed about that b’day invite.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 1, 2008, 7:35 pm

PnP – if I’d soiled myself, I would have mailed them to you!

But since an Olde farte sent it to you, I forgive you.

Weaz! I have experienced that very thing! I was an habitual bed-smoker, and painted the ceiling once. It was stunning what stuck to it. The ceiling was AMBER.

There are two kinds of painters: the bulk painters, and the “trim” painters. I always preferred the trim and cut-in work to the bulk slop-it-on by-the-gallon work.

I got my dual monitors working with the new system. God have I been missing having two. And it’s your fault, Weaz.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 2, 2008, 1:05 am

Check this out before they take it down.

Google’s been out in full force with pranks this year. Virgle and Custom Time, quite funny.

Comment from doubleplusundead
Time: April 2, 2008, 12:09 pm

I’m happy to say I found my way in yesterday after a few seconds, it was a cute trick.

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