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I am weak…

Okay, I’ve wanted a new laptop for a while (Hey, my current one came new with Windows 98 SE. It almost needs its own wheelchair.), but I hate taking on debt, so, even though there were some good bargains out there, I kept telling myself “no.”

Well, that ended a few minutes ago, thanks to the combination of a $500-off online coupon and easy terms from the HP online store. (Bad economies are good for something, I guess, such as companies desperate to sell.) So, for (just) under $1,000 —including California’s godawful sales tax— I will soon be the happy owner of a 17″ laptop with HD screen, 8 GB ram, 750GB hard drive , 2gb ATI video card, and i7 quad-core processor. It also has a built-in camera and mic for video conferencing, so this should be… interesting. I bought a new desktop from them last April and, so far, it’s been almost perfect.  And fast. Fast is important to me.

It’s scheduled to ship the 29th, but HP typically ships early. And still I want it now, danggit. Oh, the pain of instant gratification denied…

Now I just have to think of a name for it.

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Some people are afraid of clowns. Not me (1), but I’m sure dolls are vessels for evil. Whether it’s the Zuni warrior doll from Trilogy of Terror, psychotic ventriloquist dolls, or the ultimate pigtailed Satan, Talky Tina, dolls hide horror behind their tiny forms and placid smiles.

Someone obviously agrees with me and took a commercial I recall from my youth, giving it a new script straight from the Twilight Zone:

Yeah, that would have cost me a couple nights’ of sleep. Rod would be proud.

You can see the original here.

In Passing:
(1) Clowns are our friends. We like clowns. The nice clowns will protect us while we sleep.

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