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Shamalama Posted on: 27-Dec-2006, 07:23 AM

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Celtic Woman
Fabulous Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Tue, Mar 27, 2007
8:00 PM



NOTE: Tickets are moving fast.
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #178590

Shamalama Posted on: 15-Dec-2006, 02:10 PM

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After three years of buying and selling on eBay I finally got scammed. This issue is still pending so I’m not going to post any names (yet) but here’s the story.

I bought a 4GB USB flash RAM drive on eBay back in November. I’ve purchased these before with great success and great savings. Fortunately I had already read “BEWARE of Counterfeit USB Flash Drives“, an eBay Guide detailing problems on eBay with fake drives. So I already knew that there were a lot of fakes out there being sold, and I knew how to spot one.

IMPORTANT: If you do buy one of these devices the first thing to do is to write an amount of data to the drive equal to its capacity, and then read back the same data from the drive to another location on my PC to compare.

After writing about 2GB any further writes failed. And nothing at all could be read back.

So I contacted the seller, someone with a Feedback score of 140 and a Positive feedback of 96%, and requested a replacement due to defect. He was happy to do so.

About a week later the replacement arrived and - gasp - the same thing happened. Now I don’t want any replacement, I believe this guy is either knowingly or unknowingly selling crap. I requested an immediate complete refund.

“no probleme just return it and iwill issue a reund promptly thanks”

The piece of junk flash drive is now in the mail going back to Cleveland, OH.

There are no “Bad” comments anywhere in his Feedback, so am I the only one that’s received crap? Or is everyone else technically ignorant?

Something else - he used to sell a bunch of these drives, yet today it doesn’t look like he’s selling anything? As a matter of fact there is nobody from Ohio selling flash drives today. Has he switched identities to minimize bad feedback?
  Forum: Computer Technology  ·  Post Preview: #177387

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Shamalama Posted on: 15-Dec-2006, 01:58 PM

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I'd like to make a quick shout-out to an extension for Firefox: FEBE 4



FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your extensions individually into installable .xpi files. Now you can easily synchronize your office and home browsers.

FEBE backs up your extensions, themes, and (optionally) your bookmarks, preferences, passwords, cookies and just about everything else Firefox offers.

I use Firefox both at work and at home. But since I use my work computer more it has the most updated extensions and passwords. So I installed FEBE on both computers. Then I did a backup, put the result of the backup on a flash drive, took it home, and did a restore to my home computer. Now my home computer has all my normal extensions, and has them updated correctly. I also have all my online passwords loaded and updated. And all this happens quickly and (so far) flawlessly.

Highly recommended.
  Forum: Computer Technology  ·  Post Preview: #177385

Shamalama Posted on: 15-Dec-2006, 11:55 AM

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177364

Shamalama Posted on: 15-Dec-2006, 11:49 AM

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177361

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:49 PM

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Dudley Do-Right

  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177279

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:44 PM

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... and drop them into ...
  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177278

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:41 PM

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177276

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:39 PM

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red/green/black = light ?

neon / language / stop

  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177275

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:25 PM

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no candles

a huge meal on Christmas Day or lots of small snacks all day?

  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177272

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:18 PM

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177271

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:10 PM

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False (I'm in Atlanta - what's "snow"?)

Will you go out of town on Christmas Day?

  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177270

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 03:07 PM

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177269

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 02:56 PM

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Views: 26,790
Kathy Recently Exited Kansas Hurriedly


  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177266

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 02:50 PM

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Views: 83,562
waste less time with things that don't really matter
  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177265

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 02:45 PM

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177264

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 02:43 PM

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177263

Shamalama Posted on: 14-Dec-2006, 02:39 PM

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** POOF **

You now have lots of time with your hubby, although the quality, romantic hour you just spent with him picking lint out of his belly button left something to be desired.

I wish the Thanksgiving / Christmas season could come and go without leaving me with so many additional pounds around my belly (allowing even more collection of belly button lint).

  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177262

Shamalama Posted on: 06-Dec-2006, 12:48 PM

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Why can't someone build me a time machine where I can go back and verify some of this?!?!


McCulloughs are said to be descended from Somerled through his second son Reginald Somerled was a leading figure in the western Highlands and islands of Scotland in 1130 A.D. when he defeated the Norse and became King of the Isles. His oldest son, Dougall, is the father of Clan MacDougall. From Reginald, his second son, not only did the McCulloughs come but also the mighty Clan Ranald (MacDonald). The MacDonalds descended from Donald, the oldest son of Reginald and the McCulloughs sprang from the seed of Ulgrie, King of the Strathclyde Britons.

Sir Alexander MacCulloch of Myretoun (c1440-1532) was knighted by 1488 and gifted the estate of Cardoness by James IV in 1509. A favourite of the King and his father before him, Sir Alex became the Keeper or Captain of the Palace of Linlithgow in 1505 and was the King’s Falconer. It is recorded that in 1504, James IV granted a charter to Sir Alexander elevating Myretoun Castle, his principal seat, into a Burgh of Barony. It was specially noted that this royal favour was done in recognition of the hospitality the King had received from the Knight of Myretoun on the occasion of him passing to and fro on royal pilgrimages to Whithorn on the coast. This intimacy also led to the King appointing Sir Alex as Sheriff of Wigtoun from 1498 to 1501, an important office in those days, the administrative and financial functions of which were more important than the judicial.

Sir Alexander is usually identified as the Cutlar (or Collard) McCulloch, whose exploits against the Isle of Man are such a feature of Galloway history. At the beginning of the 16th century, Thomas, Earl of Derby, a young, fiery warlike chief, was Lord, or rather, King of Man. In 1507, he made a furious descent upon the coast of Galloway, and nearly destroyed the town of Kircudbright. For several years afterwards, many of the houses in the burgh remained uninhabited and in ruins. But Cutler got revenge. He speedily equipped a predatory flotilla and, assembling his retainers, sailed over the Isle of Man, and repaid the visit with interest, carrying off everything which was “not too hot or heavy” for removal. Cutlar McCulloch returned again and again, to the point that terrified locals made it a habit to eat their meat first and finish with the soup so at least to make sure of something substantial before they were disturbed by the ubiquitous McCullochs. Their constant prayer in the 16th century was:

God keep the house and all within
From Cut McCulloch and from sin.

Or as it was sometimes rendered:

Keep me, my good corn, and my sheep and bullocks
From Satan, from Sin, and those thievish McCullochs.

Sir Alexander died peacefully in bed after a colorful and less than peaceful life, August 30, 1523. His son-in-law, also called Alexander McCulloch, was killed at Flodden.

-- then again --

One legend says that the family is descended from Ulgric, the grandson of Owen Gallvus, king of the Cludienses, or Strathclyde Britons. Ulgric was killed leading the gallant but wild and undisciplined Gallovidians (natives of Galloway) in the van of King David’s army at the Battle of the Standards in 1138. Ulgric and Douvenald were vice-sovereigns of Galloway, the McCullochs, Mackuloghs, or Culaghs holding sway over the lands of Ulgric, and the McDowalls over the lands of Douvenald.

Another legend states that the name McCulloch derives from a warrior of earlier lineage. Gwallawc or The Hawk of Battle, a Gallovidian chieftain of the sixth century, whose battles were celebrated by the ancient bards and is reputed, in local legend, to have be buried beneath the Standing Stones of Torhouse. His descendants thus took the name Mac-Gwallawc.

-- then again --

Still another legend says that the McCullochs took their name from a warrior who in the Crusades carried the device of a wild boar (which in Gaelic is cullach) on his shield and distinguished himself in the Holy Land with his gallantry and daring. On his return, William the Lion, in reward for Cullach’s martial prowess, granted him the lands of Myrton, Glassertoun, Killasser and Auchtnaucht. The grateful soldier adopted as his patronymic, the word cullach, his nom-de-guerre. His son Godfrey, named after Godfrey de Bouillon, the First King of Jerusalem and Knight Templar, was naturally styled Mac-Cullach. Although this story is the most plausible, it is probable that the king was merely confirming those lands in the name of the McCullochs as they are mentioned as being a prominent family in the area some 400 years before.

-- then again --

We also have Lullach, the stepson of the infamous Macbeth and ruled for a few months as King of the Scots until killed by Malcolm III. He was the natural son of the Mormaer of Angus and was married to the daughter of the Mormaer of Moray. He had a son and daughter by this marriage and his son would have been styled “Mac-Lullach”. As Gordon McCulloch, a local historian from Paisley, Scotland, notes: “MacBeth was one of Scotland’s great Kings, regardless of the erroneous tragedy written by Shakespeare. After taking the Crown and deposing Duncan, he kept peace in the land for almost his entire reign of seventeen years (1040-1057). However, he married Duncan’s widow, Gruoch, possibly to reconcile Duncan’s supporters, and took into his house her son ‘Lullach’, known as ‘Lullach the Fool’. When Macbeth campaigned in Ireland, his point of departure from Scotland, was the Kirkcubright Coast. He and his forces spent years moving between the two lands on expeditions. It is alleged that Lullach married a local laird’s daughter and settled down. Indeed, after Macbeth’s death, opponents of Malcolm tried to regain the throne by summoning Lullach (as direct heir) northwards to be their figurehead. They failed and Lullach was killed by Duncan’s grandson, Malcolm Canmore, in 1058 at Essie in Strathbogie in the attempted coup … Pitullich is another old Scots name, but in no way related to McCulloch or McLullach. Indeed Mac or McCulloch is just the soft spoken border pronounciation of McLullach, the letter ‘L’ not being pronounced either by Lowlanders, or in the Gaelic.”

-- then again --

Shamalama says that the mighty McCulloch/McCullough/Maccullaich line is the single heir to the distillery of The Glenlivet in the Highlands. Shamalama is simply waiting for them to realize this, give him lands and titles in the area, along with free whisky.
  Forum: Surnames & Heraldry  ·  Post Preview: #176012

Shamalama Posted on: 05-Dec-2006, 09:28 AM

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Views: 930
From Freshpair on "National Underwear Day" (no, I’m not making this up):

Percentage of Men who…
Prefer Briefs: 41%
Prefer Boxer Briefs: 27%
Prefer Trunks: 14%
Prefer Boxers: 12%
Prefer Thongs: 4%
Prefer Other Styles: 2%

Percentage of Women who…
Prefer Bikini Briefs: 37%
Prefer Briefs: 23%
Thongs: 19%
Boyshorts: 17%
Prefer Other Styles: 4%

*Based on a sample size of 125,000


* In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B; today it’s 36C.
* Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men.
* Italians wear red, Argentineans wear pink, and Brazilians wear brand new underwear on New Years Eve
* The loincloth is both the simplest and the most popular form of underwear. It was probably the first undergarment worn by human beings.
* Bras did not exist until 1913 when Mary Phelps Jacob tied two handkerchiefs together with ribbon. In 1928, Maidenform introduced modern cup sizes.
* In 1935, the first men’s briefs appeared. They had a Y-shaped front and overlapping fly on knitted drawers and came in both short and long styles.
* Panty hose, which combined panties and hose into one garment, made their first appearance in 1959, invented by Glen Raven Mills of North Carolina. The company later introduced seamless panty hose in the 1965, spurred by the popularity of the miniskirt.
* The thong first gained popularity in Brazil, in the 1980s as a swimsuit style. By the 1990s, thong underwear became popular and today it is one of the fastest selling styles.

  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #175753

Shamalama Posted on: 04-Dec-2006, 10:55 AM

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[The following is true and accurate to the best of my recollection, and all due apologies to those in the medical profession.]

One day last week I endured my annual physical exam.

I was poked and prodded in places not normally built for such advances. The good doctor didn’t buy me flowers or take me to the movies and yet had his way with me; I feel so cheap.

I got the absolute joy of “filling the cup”, along with all the apprehension that comes with both “Is this enough?” and “It’s going to overflow!”

Then came time for the dreaded EKG. For most people this is not too bad. For me it includes being shaved into a checkerboard pattern so the probes will stick. The EKG was good - I just won’t be involved in any modeling photos for some time.

After this debacle came the “chat” with the good doctor. Basically I’m old and busted, but since I still have a few dollars of health insurance money left he’ll agree to continue seeing me.

The last stop on my morning tour was the Lab: The Land Of 1000 Needles. Since I’m already classified as “old and busted” I get to have an additional 14 pints of blood drawn so that the good doctor will have a better chance of finding something else wrong with me, requiring more visits, and more health insurance money to fund his new office. They drew out enough blood that I needed a transfusion so that they could continue; sort of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

But the classic line of the day came from the nurse jabbing me with the umpteenth harpoon. She discovered that I have the exact same last name as my Gentle Bride™, who also works at this same medical facility. So the nurse exclaims, “Oh, so you must be Denise’s father-in-law.”


Father-in-law? I fully acknowledge that my Gentle Bride™ looks great, but do I really look 30 years older than she does? When I’m holding her hand in public do people accuse me of being a child molester? Or is it simply that I’m really that Old And Busted?

I’m not going back. I can have a gaping wound the size of a bowling ball and have worms gushing out of my ears and I ain’t going back to that medical establishment. My buddy at work said he’ll drive me to The Varsity after work where I can have one final chili dog … and then jump off the North Avenue bridge.

Watch the 11:00 news tonight: “Tonight’s Headline on ‘11 Alive’: Old and busted codger with checkerboard body hair and a belly full of chili dogs takes a dive into afternoon traffic. Paramedics had to sweep up a bushel basket of worms gushing out of his ears, but surprisingly there was no blood at the scene.”
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #175635

Shamalama Posted on: 04-Dec-2006, 10:24 AM

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Believe it or not this is an actual product being sold at the linked site.

  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #175628

Shamalama Posted on: 04-Dec-2006, 10:17 AM

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Views: 427
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  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #175624

Shamalama Posted on: 04-Dec-2006, 09:53 AM

Replies: 128
Views: 5,945
A song?

Born To Tickle Bottoms?

(I give up)

  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #175619

Shamalama Posted on: 04-Dec-2006, 09:49 AM

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Views: 75,634
... a bubbly whirlpool ...
  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #175615

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