Category Archives: Quotes and Logs

Arnold Schwarzenegger AMA

Schwarzenegger did a fantastic AMA over at Reddit today!

Here are some of my favorites.

“What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received in your life?”

– Pyrao

“My dad always said be useful”

– GovSchwarzenegger

Politicians are wildly unpopular these days – if you had to pick one current American politician who best embodies what is good about politics, who would you pick, and why? I’ve always appreciated your perspective on American politics and admired your optimistic spirit, so I’d love to hear your answer to this.


– rycla

Great question. And this has to be my last one.

Even though Congress has an approval rating of 9% (and loses to cockroaches and colonoscopies in polling), there are still some leaders who are doing the people’s work instead of the partys’ work. That’s political courage to me, being willing to risk your job to choose what’s good for the public instead of getting stuck in your ideology.

One of my favorites is Mayor Chuck Reed from San Jose. He’s a Democratic who took on pension reform, he has always put the people first. You should look him up.

– GovSchwarzenegger

What are your thoughts on the current state of the Republican party?

– y0nkers

The most important thing is that we need to be a party that is inclusive and tolerant. We can be those things and be the party we always have been. We need to think about the environment – Teddy Roosevelt was a great environmentalist and people forget Reagan was the one who dealt with the ozone layer with the Montreal protocol. We also need to talk about healthcare honestly – Nixon almost passed universal healthcare. We need to have an talk about immigration and realize you can’t just deport people. We need a comprehensive answer. We also need to stay out of people’s bedrooms. The party that is for small government shouldn’t be over-reaching into people’s private lives.

Mainly, we need to be a party where people know what we are for, not just what we are against.

– GovSchwarzenegger

A Note For Toshi

I saw this on Toshiba USA’s Facebook page, and I had to share..

A Note For Toshi (my Toshiba PC)
Hello sweet Toshi I know your there’
Wake up Wake Up if you Dare
U R so sweet U R so Kind ‘
I Push all of Ur buttons
and U really don’t mind,
U let me talk to folk all around the place,
and harvest all sorts of crops,
He He even let me fly into space,
oh Toshi U really R Tops’
Ur buttons so shiny, ur screen so sweet ,
the real world finds it hard to compete,
Oh Toshi i really am sorry
I must press the OFF button till Tomorry!
He he he I was only joking !!!
Lets Play some Music and get the housework done ‘
So this Granny and Toshi can have some more FUN

Toshiba USA Facebook Timeline, 1/11/13

Acting Nutty

Acting Nutty | Not Always Right

(I am helping a customer scan and email important documents to his insurance company. He speaks English very poorly.)
Me: “Okay, sir. The email is sending now. It will just take a moment. There! Sent!”
Customer: “Is sent?”
Me: “Yes. Your agent should get the email any second now.”
Customer: “Oh! Am so happy! Happy like SQUIRREL!”

I had to post this one. It’s too cute.
Not Always Right is a blog that posts funny quotes from retail customers.

Poison Lady

Allow me to whisk you away to a strange world where doctors and lawyers are out to get you. I wish this was a fictional encounter; While I am paraphrasing, this conversation did take place.
A woman approaches me as any normal customer would.
“There are people that pose as doctors and lawyers and social workers, and they follow me, but they’re not really those people,” she exclaims in a slightly panicking voice. “I’ll call the cops on you if you’re with them. You’re not with them are you? I need security or something. Those people follow me everywhere and harass me!”
“…uh huh,” I stupidly respond in place of running.
“They say that I harass others, but I don’t! Really they’re the ones who are harassing me! And sometimes they try to illegally drug me! They try to give me the drugs. I’ll call the cops! They follow me and harass me!”
“Oh, wow,” I reply.
“One time during therapy they slipped drugs into my foods. They won’t leave me alone,” she continues. “They follow me around pretending to be doctors and lawyers, and they try to drug me!”
“Wow, that’s terrible.”
“Do you want the proof I have? I can show you papers I have with their signatures on it! The signatures of my family! It shows what’s happening!” She pulls out some slips from pieces of registered mail. “I won’t actually show you their names, of course!” And of course, they’re not proof of anything except that she had some mail.
“Yeah and they won’t leave me alone. They chase me and try to drug me!”
“That’s really terrible.”
“They even tried to poison me. Is my drink poisoned?” She holds out her drink from our cafe to me. “Can you check it for poison?”
“I don’t really know how to do that, but it looks okay to me.”
“Maybe you could get security for me.”
“Um, I could call a manager,” I reply. “But I can’t really call security.”
“No, no, I don’t like bothering people. You know what I mean? I don’t want to make people go out of their way or anything.” Yeah, sure you don’t.
“Well, I don’t mind calling my manager.”
“Can you just assure me that my drink is poison? Can you assure me?”
“I don’t think there’s any poison in your drink.”
“But can you assure me?! Can you promise me that no one slipped any drugs or poison in my drink? Can you assure me? There aren’t any drugs? Can you assure me?”
“I can assure you I didn’t. I don’t see how anyone could have reached your drink, and the people in our cafe wouldn’t do that to your drink,” I reply.
She looks a little relieved. “Okay, thanks. But if I find drugs or poison in my drink, I’ll call the police! And I’ll sue you! I’ll call the police! If there’s poison, I’ll call the police!” She seems to repeat herself a lot. “I’m going to go sit down in the cafe and enjoy my coffee, but I’m going to call the police if you try to follow me or drug me or poison me!”
She finally walks away.
And she had a horrible camel toe.

E-mail from Grandma

I have to share this with everyone. This e-mail came from my grandmother this morning and was sent to my brother and me. She’s great, lol.

Hi guys,
Okay, here goes. I was going through some “stuff” in our closet and I came across a new unopened package of men’s underwear.
Gramps bought them (when he was under some delusion that he could actually pick out his own underwear!). He doesn’t wear this style. So I’m wondering if it’s anything either of you would wear. If so, I’ll bring them out in June or send them home with your Mom in April.
The package reads:
Men’s mid-rise briefs.
100% combed ringspun cotton
6 pack
Size 34
They are white.
P.S. In case you’re wondering Gramps wears low rise briefs in dark colors. Or as Chuck put it once, before he and Diana were married, “Your dad still wears Roos?”. They were in sleeping bags on the living room floor in Rancho Mirage when Gramps crossed the hall to use the bathroom in the early morning.
This will probably be the only time I discuss your underwear with you in an email! I’ve been chuckling this whole time, but you know how frugal I am and I wouldn’t just donate them without asking.
Love and smiles,

Sorry, Grams. I wear boxer briefs.

Modern Look at Doom

/v/ – The Vidya

Anonymous 08/14/10(Sat)04:12 No.70231XXX
Okay /v/, I bought the doom games on the steam sale after a few of my friends told me how good it was. I was extremely disappointed. The graphics were nice, using sprites instead of models was a pretty neat design choice. The music sounds bad, I mean even NES music sounds better, I expected more from a PC game. The gameplay was also incredibly boring.
>Shoot stuff
>Get keycard
Every time. And the most disappointing thing? The autoaim. It was like I was really playing a console shooter. Seriously I play PC games to avoid shit like autoaim. Why does everyone like this game so much?

TMKF on Games

selectbutton :: View topic – is this guy serious
I thought this was interesting.

Yeah, I think that’s part of it. That’s why people play Peggle and things like that.
And I think there’s a propensity for play hardwired into humans. But I think the significance of play is underhyped. At it’s essence, play is the pursuit of information through feedback. Infants will throw spoons to the ground over and over, fascinated not just by gravity by also by the way their parent repeatedly returns it to their high chair. After that it gets a little more complicated with kids forming games out of chasing. And then there’s gender bifurcation–children using play to understand their roles as boys or girls (with nothing in between).
But sports and games are interesting because they take that natural predilection for learning and divert it into a maze of abstract axioms: rules, basically. Games are the crack to the cocaine of less regimented play. They’re yet another manifestation of mankind’s tendency to identify a basic need with a direct function and over-refine it until the function is lost and only the gratification remains.
When people do this we usually get one of two results: junk or art.
Slot machines and Candy Land are the junk, sophisticated board games and video games can be the art. Everything else in between is probably just bad art or lofty junk.
Anyway Vikram, the way I see it, nearly everything that humans do is “irrational,” in the sense that our desire to eat and maintain ourselves doesn’t come from a place of logic. Obviously eating make sense–it can be logically justified by our bodies’ needs–but what we eat seldom does. We’re not logically deciding to eat, we’re eating because we have cravings, though we might rationalize those cravings later.
The same thing applies to video games. Video games trick your brain into thinking that you’re receiving unique, new information about the world and then reward you with endorphin spikes (the sound of a coin in Mario or an A ranking) when you do a good job. It’s no wonder that you come back again and again! Games are an easy reward. So yeah, they’re a waste of time if you enjoy them at this shallow level. But if you think about the games you’ve played and draw connections with reality then you’ve elevated games to art through your interpretation. Suddenly, you’re not wasting your time, because you’ve actually generated new ideas and made new connections–connections that you can apply toward bettering your life or the lives of others.
Anyway, I guess I’m just saying that contrary to what you’re professor might think video games are only a waste of time if you make them a waste of time.
(Removed name) makes them a waste of time, because rather than trying to extrapolate something novel from the games he plays, he rationalizes the experience with insipid articles laced with power fantasies and sublimated anger at the state of his own life.
Don’t read the screeds of a madman in an attempt to understand your own madness.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:23 am


(2:04:24 PM) William Long: Whoa
(2:04:26 PM) William Long: Calm down peter
(2:04:35 PM) William Long: I’m trying to seduce you D:
(2:04:45 PM) ITS WORKING
(2:04:55 PM) William Long: lol
(2:04:59 PM) William Long: I forgot the not
(2:05:11 PM) hahaha

Sweet Potato Fries

(4:49:35 PM) and sweet potato fries
(4:49:38 PM) wow those are great
(4:49:48 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: sounds gross lol
(4:50:10 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: i only like potatoes in fry form
(4:50:19 PM) These are in fry form!
(4:50:31 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: errr the only thing in fry form i like are potatoes
(4:50:37 PM) lol
(4:50:41 PM) these are potatoes!
(4:50:44 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: …
(4:50:47 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: /facepalm
(4:50:48 PM) haha

Six PageCSE 181CW Paper Due Tonight

Me: 50% off grade if turned in after midnight
Corey: Really?
Me: No, lol. He didn’t mention a time at all. I know I won’t be done before midnight!
Corey: Haha i knew that didnt sound right. But you did make me open up word and think about starting.


Here’s a sample of the hit game RNZ reenacted over AIM:
(12:35:42 AM) William Long: Do you like mudkips?!
(12:36:09 AM) William Long: NO WAI
(12:36:12 AM) William Long: KNEE
(12:38:10 AM) EAGLE EYE
(12:38:31 AM) William Long: NO WAI
(12:38:41 AM) William Long: GET CLOSER
(12:39:14 AM) William Long: GET CLOSER
(12:39:57 AM) William Long: GET CLOSER
(12:40:11 AM) WAIT…
(12:40:19 AM) William Long: DISTANCE MYSELF
(12:40:32 AM) GET CLOSER
(12:40:41 AM) William Long: GET CLOSER
(12:40:44 AM) KNEE
(12:40:50 AM) William Long: GET CLOSER
(12:41:04 AM) How close are you? Did my KNEE hit? I’m confused
(12:41:06 AM) PUNCH
(12:41:12 AM) William Long: GET CLOSER


[23:13] TheUser04: I’m Peter no matter where the hell I go
[23:13] TheUser04: unless they can’t say Peter. Then they can pronounce as best they can!
[23:13] TheUser04: I’m punchin’ this raptor in the face
[23:14] William Long: Oh I don’t care
[23:14] William Long: Er… about if people decide to name themselves something else
[23:14] William Long: I do care that you’re punching a raptor in the face
[23:14] William Long: that is badass


(12:40:32 PM) Christine Keh: my attitude about people has changed
(12:40:35 PM) Christine Keh: i still hate them
(12:40:51 PM) Christine Keh: but once you realize all people suck and you just have to look past that suckiness
(12:40:53 PM) Christine Keh: it gets better


Andrew [2:33 PM]:

I think I’d have an email saying he was gonna be out tho
Peter [2:34 PM]:
hm, that’s true
Andrew [2:34 PM]:
I got an email that “The elevator will be out for next 1-2 days.”
so … maybe his nickname is the elevator
Peter [2:34 PM]:

dude that would be bad ass nick name
“You wanna fuck with the elevator? DO YOU?! I’m taking you down!”
Andrew [2:35 PM]:
that actually kinda works
Peter Anargirou [2:35 PM]:

Laser Headphones

Andrew [2:33 PM]:
do you guys ever let your headphone bar thing that goes over your head slip down over your eyes like it’s an eye-glasses laser cannon?
Peter [2:34 PM]:
Well I definitely need to try it now
Ethan [2:34 PM]:

Andrew [2:34 PM]:
Ethan [2:34 PM]:
*blinks*…i’m trying to imagine it
Andrew [2:34 PM]:
my muffs are much bigger
so when the start to slip… I just let it happen sometimes
I kinda feel like a fighter pilot…
and luke skywalker
I can’t see shit
Ethan [2:34 PM]:
Andrew [2:35 PM]:
so Diana just walked in here…
Ethan [2:35 PM]:
uh huh
Andrew [2:35 PM]:
and I totally thought it was gonna be peter coming to see my cool muffs…
Ethan [2:35 PM]:
Peter [2:35 PM]:
Andrew [2:35 PM]:
so I turned around w/ my muff visors …
Peter [2:35 PM]:
Ethan [2:35 PM]:
Peter [2:35 PM]:
cant breath
Ethan [2:36 PM]:
im trying to imagine her face
Peter [2:36 PM]:
I can’t stop laughing
Ethan [2:36 PM]:
and andrew, rolling around his chair to turn to her
and his visor’s on
omg it’s really hard not to laugh here
Andrew [2:36 PM]:
I can’t dude
Im giggling 🙁
gotta work …
Ethan [2:37 PM]:

Will’s Memory

Colin: Hey, Will, there’s a Jewish star on your computer.
Will: A what?
Colin: A Star of David on your computer.
Will: Oh, shit! Does that mean I have a virus?
Colin: No, it’s done in the dust like with a finger.
Will: Who drew a Star of David on my computer? It must have been you, Patrick! You fucker!
Patrick: What? I didn’t draw a Star of David.
Will: Oh wait, I did it. Man, I’m so high!