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.”

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

“This is not the jury summons you are looking for.”

Beep boop beep boop beep boob beep beep boop boop.



“Welcome to the Palm Beach County Courthouse. If you are calling for jury duty, please press one—”


“Please enter the nine digit juror number on your summons … now.”

Beep boop beep boop beep boop beep boop beep.

“You entered XXX XXXX XXX XXX XXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX. If that was correct, press one—”


“Please hold while I access your information … you are excused from juror duty and no further action is required from you at this time.”


They certainly picked the right actor to play a very young Darth Vader

Sorry for that “Phantom Menace clip in the previous post, but I did find something interesting when I was searching for it:

In today’s flashback to the ’90s news, former child star Jake Lloyd, the Turbo-Man fanatic from the Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas movie Jingle All The Way and the infamous first Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace, was arrested on charges including resisting arrest and failing to stop for a police officer in South Carolina this weekend. Police saw Lloyd speeding, and began to follow him, but rather than slow down, Lloyd sped up and according to TMZ eventually reached 117 miles per hour as he led police on a chase that ended with Lloyd crashing into a tree.

The Real-Life Fall of Anakin Skywalker: Jake Lloyd’s Journey From ‘Star Wars’ to the Slammer - The Daily Beast

It's the picture that sells this—that yes, I can see that kid becoming Darth Vader.

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