Thursday, October 25, 2007
The lives of Marty Stouffer, and his brothers, Mark and Marshall, in rural Arkansas were captured in the 1997 movie, Wild America. Headlined by the effete child actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas, the movie related how the boys became intrigued with the production of wild life documentaries. In an interview for Royal Beardsman Magazine Mart [sic] remarked that the film "is the singlemost greatest masterpiece that modern cinema has bestowed upon the world and all its people. I have been devoured by my own greatness." The adventure movie has a wilder flavor to it than the Wild America PBS program. Both Mark and Marshall are filmmakers as well. Their upcoming film will be a summer blockbuster depicting the great woodchuck famine of 1991. Jonathan Taylor Thomas will play the lead woodchuck role. (emph. added)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
But, here's something interesting. The front page of the Ubuntu website has a picture that looks like a dictionary defining the term “Ubuntu 7.10”. The pronunciation key says the pronunciation is “\oo-boon-too\”. I always thought it was pronounced “oo-bun-too”. You learn something new every day. (You learn more quickly if you read the FAQ. Real nerds don't read manuals? :-) ) It's not quite as earth-shattering as learning that the “i” in “Linux” is a short vowel (unless you're Linus Torvalds himself, who pronounces it as “ee”).