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Big Al's review

Posted by Jay Barry on Monday, October 31, 2011, In : Ouch! 
First off, the link to Big Al's Books and Pal's review of my book, "Throttling the Bard":

There comes a time in every school kid’s life where the teacher will write on the board in easy to read letters, “Homophones”  and will tell that child of words that sound the same (like “passed” and “past”) but are spelled differently (and if you haven’t caught on yet, mean different things).

 Clearly I was absent tha...

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You're outstanding, but we don't know much about you

Posted by Jay Barry on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Ouch! 

So I’ve been working at my company for 10 years now, and in honor of my outstanding service (emphasis mine), I received this email:


Jay Barry has reached a service milestone today of 10 years with COMPANY.

Please be sure to contact Jay to recognize this important milestone.

If Jay is no longer with the company, please send an email to HR at THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. If you are n...

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That's not right!!!

Posted by Jay Barry on Sunday, March 27, 2011, In : Ouch! 
So I got a smart phone this past week (we'll ignore the fact that it makes me feel quite stupid). In the process of setting up widgets, apps, and mail servers, I found something marked "Voice Dialer." I've seen these before on phones, but never had any interest in using it--mostly because of all the jokes shown on TV and in movies about this feature and thinking it doesn't really work well.

So with nothing else to do, I punched the button. It prompted me to say a name or number and so I said, ...
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A subtle financial test

Posted by Jay Barry on Friday, February 18, 2011, In : Ouch! 
Which costs more?
1. a 2001 BMW F650GS

Or a cat:

Answer: A cat.

Now where'd I put my checkbook?

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Jay Barry
Denver, Colorado
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