The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Some random facts of the day, for no reason at all

Today is the birthday of the Sagacious Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un. Sharing his birthday today is Bob Eubanks and even more amusingly, Graham Chapman, a little known comedian who worked on an obscure British television show from the early 70s (an odd, but enjoyable show—I'll understand if you've never heard of it).


Notes on an overheard conversation at a high end restaurant in Boca Raton

“And here is your table.”

“Thank you.”

“Are you satisfied with the white linen, or would you prefer to have black linen?”

“I'm sorry, what?”

“Would you prefer the white linen or the black linen?”

“White … black … ? Um … ”

“The white linen is fine.”

“Thank you. Enjoy your meal.”

“What was that all about?”

“The napkins. They wanted to know if we prefered using white or black napkins.”

“But why?”

“In case the white napkins clashed with our clothing.”

“I've never encountered anything like that before.”

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[Here I am, enjoying my vacaton in a rain forest.]

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