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February 6, 2009

Things I Noticed, February 5, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment — CPav @ 9:28 am

I forgot to actually publish this yesterday.  Apologies.

Today is the Feast Day of St. Agatha, a patroness of bell-ringers, and is brought to you by the word “jack-o’-the-clock”.

Here’s what I’m noticing today:

  • The Digital TV Conversion, originally scheduled for February 17, has been pushed back to June.  Congress cited a need to free up rebate money for 200,000 consumers who are on a waiting list for the converter box coupons, and a White House spokesperson said “The passage of this bipartisan legislation means that millions of Americans will have the time they need to prepare for the conversion…”  Um, excuse me?  What about those annoying PSAs and the crawl across the bottom of my tv screen that I’ve been seeing for a year and a half?!?!?  That’s not enough time?  I can see if they blamed it just on the rebate delay, but to imply that consumers haven’t had enough time?  Come on, folks.
  • The US Copyright office has an FAQ answer on copyrighting your sighting of Elvis.  What boggles the mind is that enough people have asked about this that the office would think it prudent to include it in an FAQ.  Although I guess the same general information would apply to sightings of Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, or Rod Blagojevich just as well (although one of those things is not anywhere near as uncommon as it should be at this point).  (Thanks to
  • Now this one really has me jazzed.  One of my favorite Disney songs, which doesn’t receive the play that often because it’s not a generic song, but narrates a bit of the action, is the short “Oo De Lally”, by Roger Miller, from Robin HoodThis great page has versions of the song (video included) in a wide variety of languages.


  1. Thank you for honoring good St. Agatha in your blog. 🙂

    Comment by Jennie Prater — February 6, 2009 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

  2. Don’t thank me. Thank my Forgotten English word-a-day calendar. I suspect there will be many more saints’ days to come.

    Comment by Charles — February 6, 2009 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

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