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I think it’s a potato

The Museum of English Rural Life says: “We’ve been working hard on our difficult second album and we’ve put in a lot of hours and we’re really #excited and #proud to present our latest #viral hit it is this potato”

Something about the lack of punctuation there cracks me up. Almost as much as that disgusting engraving of a potato.

I’ve had a very silly week, me, and I’m ready for a very relaxing weekend. Who’s with me?


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 13, 2018, 11:11 pm

I’m with you, Stoatie! Hurrah for relaxing weekends!

Potato? That looks more like a manatee to me, looking down on it as it surfaces.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 13, 2018, 11:22 pm

That ain’t no steenkin’ tater. Instead, it looks like a Spacing Guild Navigator to me.


Comment from Monty James
Time: April 14, 2018, 12:14 am

Weasel relaxing with a bowl of ‘wort.

Swiped from DeviantArt. Please don’t be mad at me.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 14, 2018, 12:54 am

Looks like a tardigrade without the legs


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 14, 2018, 1:08 am

Unless you’re carrying a storming ladder to help me sack and burn microsoft to the ground (and then sow some salt) for killing my pc with their 04/10 update, i’m probably not going to be with y’all.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: April 14, 2018, 2:12 am

I second the looking like a manatee. A particularly obese amputee manatee. Tee hee! 😛 (Methinks it’s time for bed. I’m getting loopy.)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 14, 2018, 7:15 am

Aw, geez, Durnedyankee. I keep waiting for that. My computer is ten years old and dasn’t like Windows 10.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 14, 2018, 7:57 am

I keep telling The Weasel to switch her video camera off, Monty 😉

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 14, 2018, 8:32 pm

Looks like a tumor.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 14, 2018, 8:59 pm

will “sack and burn microsoft to the ground (and then sow some salt)” without getting you arrested, convicted, and executed, Durnedyankee. And if you actually have to use some programs which ONLY run under Windows, then dual boot to Windows 7. You’d be amazed at what Linux can do these days.

And by the way, when you get a new computer, seriously consider going AMD. If you didn’t notice, the latest significant malware problem was for Intel. Which currently includes, of course, Microsoft and Apple. There was also a lesser problem that also affected AMD (along with Intel), but that most likely was due to a “standard” driven by Intel to provide a backdoor into your system for the FedPigs…

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 15, 2018, 1:08 am

The “recovery” program Microsoft’s provided wants a keyboard layout defined … through a device port that isn’t a USB. HAHA HAHA… those guys, they’re such jokers.

Just became available for purchase by BoatAnchors R Us.

Anony…I keep waiting for the Microsoft Chickenwalkers to drop in from low orbit and obliterate the house after my comment.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 15, 2018, 10:56 am

What distro are you using, Anonymous? In my little studio, I have a funky old machine running XP and running it really badly. I keep thinking about linuxing it.

Comment from Jon
Time: April 16, 2018, 5:56 pm

What did that potato ever do to them? “#viral hit” instead of “#viralhit” just cracks me up.

I should really pick up the “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” book someday.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 16, 2018, 6:11 pm

Ubuntu 14.04.4 as my primary, because that’s what I’ve got loaded on an elderly friend’s computer and I want to make sure I can see EXACTLY what she should be seeing whenever she’s having problems. I’ve also got Ubuntu 16.04 as dual boot, and Windows 7 Home Premium as the third boot option since my MovAVI video converter only runs under Windoze. GRUB handles that all quite nicely. Default with the way I’ve set it up is boot to 14.04.4 unless I change that within 10 seconds after the GRUB screen appears, although you can modify that at your pleasure.

Lime is a very popular alternate choice, but do note that they get their base build from Ubuntu, so you’re a little behind on updates if you go with them. And then if you’re terminally committed to the old Redmond look, you can go with Trinity Desktop over a wide variety of Linux base distros.

I chose to go with Ubuntu because it works well for me, and seems to be the most widely used free open source distribution. While volume does increase risk of malware, I expect it gets the widest review of any of the options, which to me makes it more likely that malware would be found earlier.

By the way, current distros are largely 64 bit. Not sure how old your “funky old machine” is. If it’s 32 bit, they do offer a version of that in 16.04. I see that 14.04.4 is no longer readily available for download.

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