Flashback Fridays
Flashback Fridays Chapter 24. Weekly posts on Fridays called "Flashback Fridays" take a look back at the first 20 years of my blogging adventure.
Flashback Fridays Chapter 24
Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

Flashback Fridays Chapter 24
Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

Here is Flashback Fridays Chapter 24, a weekly series of entertaining flashbacks of blog posts I’ve written over the past 20 years of blogging. It’s surreal to consider that I’ve been blogging for 20 years.

Using the Wayback Machine to select a few old posts that we believe would be interesting and humorous and post them each week in this Flashback Fridays series. So, let’s take a look at what was going through my mind all those years ago.

When I was younger, I was such a nerd. Please use your discretion when reading these posts because I used profanity a lot.

Let’s get to Flashback Fridays Chapter 24!

Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

SPEEDING BLOND – Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

June 18th, 2005 by MacBros

A blonde woman was speeding down the road in her little red sports car and was pulled over by a female police officer who was also a blonde.

The officer asked to see her driver’s license.

The blonde driver dug through her purse and was getting progressively more agitated. “What does it
look like?” she finally asked.

The policewoman replied, It’s square and it has your picture on it.”

The driver finally found a square mirror in her purse, looked at it and handed it to the policewoman
saying Here it is”.

The blonde officer looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying, Okay, you can go. I didn’t realize you
were a cop.”


If you’ve been following these Flashback Friday posts, you’ll know by now that I like a good joke and don’t really care if somebody cannot take a joke. If jokes like this offend you, then move your mouse cursor over that red X in the top left of your screen and click on it.


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Bummer – Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

June 19th, 2005 by MacBros

Well, back to work tomorrow. Seems that I wasted my three days off by pretty much sleeping them all away. Friday I had a box of beer only to end up having 6 of them’ and Saturday was pretty much the same but I ended up sleeping the entire day away.

Don’t know what was wrong with me, I just couldn’t seem to get any energy. Today is pretty much the same but I managed to get out for a bit since the sun finally came out. Since I slept most of the day away on Saturday I ended up till 4 am Sunday morning watching the Alien movies they were showing on the Space Channel.

The sun finally came out today, didn’t think we’d ever see it at all this week. I ended up going for a walk on the trail and took a trip to the store to get some fresh air.

I’ve been so out of touch with the world lately that I just realized it was Father’s Day today. Damn, I didn’t even wish my Dad a Happy Father’s Day today. So now that’s gonna bug me all week. Just too much bullsh*t going through my head right now.

Well, I’m feeling more burnt out the longer I sit here. So I’m going to go lie down and watch the Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad.

G’night


That chronic fatigue was still an ongoing issue that was caused by sleep apnea. It kind of pisses me off that it would take over 20 years to finally have somebody say, “Hey, your constant fatigue is due to Sleep apnea.” People really need to know about Sleep Apnea and how it affects your day-to-day life if it’s left undiagnosed.


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Bizarre Laws & Stuff – Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

June 20th, 2005 by MacBros

I can’t vouch for these but they make for interesting reading.

In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Like THAT makes sense.)

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In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
(Do they look different reversed?)

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Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex
organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
(A brick??)

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The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Much worse than “going blind!”)

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There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Reason: Under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
(Let’s just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)

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In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband’s illicit lover, on the other hand, can be killed in any manner desired.
( Hee Hee I can hear “Ah! Justice!” from a few of ya)

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Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England – but only in tropical fish stores.
( But of course!)

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In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens,
Her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
(Sure makes one shudder.)

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In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
(I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)

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In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be
dispensed from a vending machine only “in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.”
(Is this a great country or what? Well … not as great as Guam!)

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Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Who volunteers for this test?)

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Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)

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The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, pull 30 times its own weight and always fall over on its right
side when intoxicated.
(From drinking little bottles of?)

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Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Ah, geez.)

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An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

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Starfish don’t have brains.
(I know people like that, too.)

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And, the best for last ….
Turtles can breathe through their butts.


So… Which one is your favourite? [wpdiscuz-feedback id=”mpv4zmny2y” question=”Which one is your favorite?” opened=”0″][/wpdiscuz-feedback]

I don’t know if all of these are true or not, but I think they’re funny nonetheless. If you want to take the time and Google these, go ahead and let us know your findings.


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Home Again, ZzzZzzzz – Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

June 20th, 2005 by MacBros

I wasn’t feeling well this morning so I stayed home from work and pretty much slept through the day. As a matter of fact, I’m just waking up from another power nap. I can’t explain it but I’m just so exhausted and have no energy to do anything. I’m not feeling sick right now, so that rules out Mono, thank f**k! But I’m still feeling very, very tired.

My stomach isn’t as upset as it was this morning. Geepers, I thought my insides were going to come out this morning! (What? Too graphic for ya’) LOL

Going to have a coffee, but it probably won’t help and an Advil to get rid of this headache that doesn’t seem to wanna go either. Yeah, that’s right, I’m falling apart. Complain, complain, complain. Well, I feel like sh*t right now and like I’ve always said, “Everybody’s entitled to my opinion.”

Hopefully, this appointment for Monday, July 11th for a Gastroscopy will answer a ton of questions as to why I’m always sick to the stomach.

What’s a Gastroscopy?

A Gastroscopy is a direct visual examination of your throat, (esophagus), stomach, and part of the small intestine. The procedure is performed using an instrument called an endoscope or gastrointestinal fiberscope. The endoscope is a narrow, flexible tube. It is passed through the mouth and back of the throat into the upper digestive tract.

Abnormalities seen by X-ray can be confirmed and others that are too small to be seen on x-ray may be detected. If the doctor sees a suspicious area, he can pass an instrument through the endoscope and take a small piece of tissue (biopsy).

This will take 2-3 hours of the day. And I’ll be drugged and knocked out, which shouldn’t be a problem since all I’m doing is sleeping. After that’s all done with, hopefully, it’ll explain a lot and help me manage the problems I’ve been having. Just don’t take my ‘K‘ away.

I’ve got to stop missing so much time from work, seems like everything that can go wrong and happen has been happening to me the past couple of months. I can’t afford to miss this time off from work, especially when the rent is going up in August another $25.

I hope Google sends their money by the end of the month so I can cover what I’m missing for rent from the missed time off from work. I know they will, but just wanted to plug that in there to hint to all of you readers.

I’m thinking about making a guide to HTML that will have a bunch of basic website design tips and proper coding, and also a bunch of things that a lot of people don’t or didn’t realize you can do with HTML tags.

The point of doing this is to have some extra content for visitors to visit the site. I know when I first started out and searched the web for walkthroughs on making a basic web page was scarce. But I imagine that there’s a lot out there by now, but from my experience I found a lot of them were filled with the author gloating about how well they do.

I want to make one that’s sort of an HTML guide for dummies. What will I get out of it all? Well, I’m going to be placing ads on the pages in hopes of generating more revenue for myself. They won’t be plastered all over the pages mucking it all up. It will be tasteful placings like they are now.

I figure if I provide a service, the least the reader can do is click on an ad that may interest them. Since the ads will be content-based. In other words, if the page is all about HTML Programming Tips, you won’t see an ad for Sex Tips. Sex Tips can be found anywhere if you really need tips.

Wow, the coffee is working for a change! Just hope I’m not up all night now, DOUGH!

I’m actually feeling a bit better now. Neato, from the time I started writing this blog post to now, I’ve actually started to feel better. Who’d thought that blogging was good for you?

Well, I guess I get something done before the day is over. Damn, I can’t believe I slept most of the day away. In fact, I’ve slept the entire weekend away! DAMN!

L8r


Working at the sh*t hole of a job back then, I was always getting sick because idiots who were sick would go into work, sneeze and cough all over the SHARED workstations and never bother to clean up at the end of their shift. The cleaning staff never sanitized anything either. It was a petrie dish of infections.

That Gastroscopy was that long ago? It doesn’t seem that long ago. Anyway, they saw a lot of irritation from GERD in my esophagus. I had a lot of stomach acid problems that would eventually get medicated.

I remember coming out of the anesthesia and being a goofball to the doctors.

That HTML guide for dummies actually ended up receiving a sh*t ton of traffic. You see, this was a time when a lot of people were getting into the whole internet thing. So making your own web pages was a popular thing.

The traffic to that section of my site got so much traffic that I was getting $10 – $50 per day on ad displays alone, without clicks.

These days, I don’t think a guide like that would interest anyone now. Not with all the YouTubers, Tick Toks, or whatever.

GEEZER TYPE VOICE: “You kids and yer’ fancy Tick Toks! You don’t know what we had to deal with back in my day!”


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Back-up = Good?? – Flashback Fridays Chapter 24

June 23rd, 2005 by MacBros

I had a backup copy of my old online shop and I pulled the CD with my PayPal IPN on it, but when I inserted the CD into the drive, the drive just sat there trying to read the CD for about 3 minutes before it ended up telling me that the cd was empty.

I said to myself, “What the f**k?” I Pulled the CD out and re-inserted it back into the drive and gave it another whirl. This time it tells me the CD is full and blank, f**king thing must be corrupt. The drive is fine because it reads all the other CDs I have, but this one that I really need. I’m f**ken pissed off now.

I went through all my other website backups but couldn’t find another copy of the shop. So it seems that you should back up your backup backup CDs. Seems I had this same problem with the same brand CD-R before. Note to self, Never, EVER use Natural CD-R’s EVER again!

Awww f**k! I just realized that all the images I need are on that CD too. F**K F**K F**K f**kity F**k F*k F********ck! !!!!!

Sh*t this shop is going to take WAY more time than expected. Not only do I need to get a new IPN from PayPal, I’m going to have to get all my pictures from all the wholesale retailers again! Gosh Darn! f**ken f**k and a cock-punch to the a**hole who made this brand of CD-R!

Damn! I’m stepping away from the computer right now, I’m too pissed off to do anything else. Gotta get drunk tomorrow!


OH, the days before cloud services were ever a thought. I remember that day. I backed up my online shop on a CDR and when I needed that backup, the damn thing was corrupted! I bet if I had a backup of my backup, that second backup would have been FUBAR also the way my luck seems to go.


Flashback Fridays Chapter 24 Conclusion…

Conclusion

Well, this concludes Flashback Fridays Chapter 24. Let me know in the comments if you like this whole idea of Flashback Fridays being posted every week. Or don’t. I don’t have a lot of commenters here anyway, just a lot of readers and lookie-loos.

If you enjoyed this Flashback Fridays Chapter 24 post, be sure to come back next week for Flashback Fridays Chapter 25.

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