March 7th, 2005


Jason impressions: The Internet

As a result of a comment to ajgeurtz in the Cracker Barrel entry the other day, I was inspired to try my hand at doing a Jason impression.  Obviously, this is comedic hyperbole, but I think you will agree, it has a basis in reality.  I call this one:

"Jason Explains the Internet"

I saw this show, on the Discovery Channel once, where they had these typewriters with little TV's that sat on top of 'em.  Do they have the Discovery Channel where you're from? I think they costed about three thousand dollars! And people wrote things on them and stuff.  Yeah, about three thousand... maybe 900 dollars.  And they use the Ty-uh-TV, mm-writers to talk in ciphers.  You ever hear of anything like that? They said something about "cipher space" or something.  And I think I remember ciphers being like secrets, only not letters, but 8 numbers you can't hear.  But we don't have anything like that in Harrisburg.  Do you know James Berman?  He had a TV repair place in Harrisburg, but he was from Aynisscratch, Illinois.  I thought he might've fixed your TV one time because he had a goldfish he bought at the State Fair in Louisville 6, no, maybe 15 years ago.  He went to ITT Tech, or maybe MIT to learn engineering on TV's and he says they have this inner net that catches everything you type to send it overseas and the goverment's worried about pirates.  I didn't even know they still had pirates, did you?  We sure don't have anything like that in Harrisburg.  It sounds sorta scary, 'cos the pirates have viruses that infect the males with worms, which sounds kind of gross, ha ha.  And I think it must only infect the really strong guys who work-out and stuff because he said the worms were in "he-males".  He said the worms can travel the whole world in a couple of hours without dying.  I guess that's 'cos of all the oceans being wet.  That's why the government is building the Reformation Super Highway to cross the oceans safe and not have to worry about pirates and worms.  Someday, like maybe next year, you'll be able to drive from here to China, or Canada or something.  I think that'd be kinda wild, ha ha. To be able to drive to Canada?!?!!

I think I hurt myself.

I would, however, entertain the idea of taking requests for things you'd like to hear Jason explain.
i'm ready for my close up mr demille

i had an adventure!

Location: Reno, Nevada

I haven't had much in the way of adventures since back in January when I visited with atthestarz and hockeyfag.  That seems so long ago.  But today totally made up for it.  I mentioned the other day that I wanted to try and stop in the town of Goldfield on our trek against Nevada.  We did, and it was a gorgeous day for playing outside with the camera.  Goldfield turned out to be a sublimely bizarre little town.  Unfortunately, I don't have time for a full-blown update of my exploits and likely, it will take at least three entries to do it proper justice.  It was a day of clones, tricked-out cars, and dilapidated old bulidings.

Holy crap was it cool.  The other day, I actually read my camera manual for the first time, so the pictures I took turned out rather awesome as well.  As proof of the bizareness which abounds in Goldfield, here's a teaser.

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