MIDI Christmas songs

Remember ye olde days of the internets? The tubes were filled with MIDI music and beeps, boops and chirps were the order of the day.

Especially around Christmas time!

Now you can enjoy the best MIDI versions of Christmas classics, including:

The 12 Days of Christmas

Beginning to look a Lot Like Christmas

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Silver Bells

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

and even
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Check out more here holiday favorites! http://www.lockergnome.com/midi/

Palestinians & Egyptians upset they were ripped off by each other

This is too funny.

Well…the Palestinian/Israeli conflict isn’t funny, really, but this little story is.

Apparently when masked gunmen blew up a wall in the Gaza Strip that had kept Palestinians in place, allowing them easy entry into Egypt, they took money with them to buy non-essential items that Israel had banned them from buying. Shopkeepers on the Egypt side were only too happy to sell them whatever they liked, and all of this led to a few problems for the shopkeepers, local shoppers and the Palestinian visitors:

  1. The local folks complained that everything had sold out and prices shot up because of supply and demand.
  2. The visiting Palestinians complained that the shopkeepers had sold foods that were past their expiration date (this happens in the UK, too, mostly with Asian/Middle Eastern shopkeepers, but at least they’re marked ‘out of date’)
  3. and finally, the shopkeepers complained that the Palestinians had used counterfeit money to buy the expired foods.

This little tidbit comes from Israel Today, a site that apparently takes the joy of confining people in a dusty, rock-strewn cage and seeing what happens, then reporting on it to the rest of the world.

Yes, I’m sad

Sad enough to put the ’24’ CTU ringtone on my mobile, that is!

I just started watching the fourth season last night and I’m already well into it. Pretty silly and TV-ish, I know (I mean, really – when does anyone eat? or use the toilet? or sleep?) but it’s good entertainment anyway.

Awesome flip-card stadium prank!

High school football game prank

Wesucksign During a recent football game, Kyle Garchar of Hilliard Davidson High School in Ohio and his pals pulled a great prank on their rivals from Hilliard Darby High School. Before the game started, they placed a black or white card on each seat in three sections of the stadium where the Hilliard Darby fans would be sitting. Attached instructions urged the fans to hold up the cards at the start of the third quarter to collectively spell out the message “Go Darby.” In reality, the cards spelled out “We suck.” Yay! Garchar and his co-conspirators were rewarded with three days of in-school suspension and were banned from school activities for the semester. Boo! The prank was inspired by a similar trick pulled on Harvard by Yale in 2004.

Link to news video