anonymous online confessions

spill ur guts then group hug

My confession is, I hate the phrase “group hug”.
I don’t know why. It sounds like it should be a
good thing like a group picture or discussion
group but all my mind’s eye sees is a bunch of
monkeys hugging, terrified of a loud noise or
something… I’m just funny that way.

Now that that is off out of the way, go read
some of these people’s confessions. Damn!

group hug


definition of a noob and newb


Amateur radio callsigns are being passed out on a daily
basis. This means lots of new “Hams” are out there.
While technically all are Hams, most are called newbs or
newbies. Being a newb is not necessarily a bad thing
but what is desired here is to loose the label as soon as
possible i.e., moving from being a “Newbie Ham” to being
just a “Ham”. Most newbs are able to make this transition
easily in usually a few weeks. At this point, for the next
month or so they are refered to as “FNG’s”. Some Newbs
have trouble with this transition and quickly progress to
noobs. Some are newbs and noobs at the same time. Most
often newbs will evolve into Hams but occasionally newbs
will evolve into noobs and never leave this annoying state.
If you are planning on getting your Amateur radio license
or the “ultimate geek membership card” as some have called
it, be aware of this preliminary transitional state that all new
Hams go through and do your best to avoid being a noob.

Noob (new*oob) adj.
1. A person who is new and or inexperienced to an environment,
situation, or game, but doesn’t admit it. This person also carries
the belief that they are experienced / skilled in that environment,
when reality proves otherwise.
2. A person who continually fails and does not learn from their
mistakes, and repeats the process.
3. A person who isn’t all “there” but doesn’t realize it.

see also, “newb”

Newb (new*b) noun.
1. Truncation of “newbie”. A neophyte.

That newb needed help getting his rotor
configuration working for 8 days!... who
let him on the repeater in the first place?
Source: kf6hqc, Jan 29, 2006


wit in the cockpit

Over, Under.. Under, Done

Actual exchanges between pilots and control towers:

A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long
roll out after touching down.
San Jose Tower Noted:
“American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if
you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off of
Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport.”

One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold
short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed,
rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee.
Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and
said, “What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?”
The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back
with a real zinger:
“I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I’ll
have enough parts for another one.”

The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as
a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one’s
gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance
from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747)
listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground
control and a British Airways 747.
Speedbird 206: “Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway.”
Ground: “Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven.”

The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.

Ground: “Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?”
Speedbird 206: “Stand by, Ground, I’m looking up our gate location
Ground (with quite an arrogant and impatient tone): “Speedbird 206,
have you not been to Frankfurt before?”
Speedbird 206 (coolly): “Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark…
And I didn’t land.”

While taxiing at London’s Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air
flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came
nose to nose with a United 727. An irate female ground controller
lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: “US Air 2771, where the
hell are you going?! I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway!
You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it’s difficult
for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!”
Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now
shouting hysterically: “God! Now you’ve screwed everything up!
It’ll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don’t
move till I tell you to You can expect progressive taxi instructions
in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell
you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air
“Yes, ma’am,” the humbled crew responded.
Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell
terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody
wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her
current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around
Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown
pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking:
“Wasn’t I married to you once?”

via Max


Duct Tape Prom

Duct tape fashion. Is this real or memorex?

I can only imagine how this got started…

Mom, I want to go to that there prom but that there
dress I want costs $300.00! We can’t afford that! (boo hoo).
Awww, don’t you fret Bobbie Sue, Uncle Dad has a
whole box of duck tape over there , Let’s make a real fine
dress out of it, huh?

And so the duct tape fashion was born, maybe. Actually,
probably not but it sounded funny enough.

Check out these masterpieces of prom ingenuity. Pretty

Duct Tape Prom

via qhn

Thursday, February 02, 2006 is Ground Hog Day.
If you don’t have a ground hog handy, put a roll of duct
tape outside. If you can see it’s shadow, there’s only six
weeks left of winter.
And don’t forget to watch the movie.


while we’re on the subject

100 ounces of pennies

Take this short journey into numbers, weights and
areas when it comes to pennies. Some interesting
facts and figures to think about.
Did you know that since around 1980 or 81, copper
pennies were no longer being made out of copper?
Pennies of today are now only 3% copper and 97%
zinc. Not even worth a penny. Take a file to one if
you don’t believe me.

The MegaPenny Project


Cats watching felines watching moggies.

cats watching cats watching cats watching cats watching cats watching cats watching cats.. at infinitum

Rarely do cats make it to this weblog. Once in a while there
is a reason for them to do so. Here you will see a series of
pictures of cats watching cats, watching cats, watching cats…
Well, you get the idea. If you are into cats watching the backs
of cats at infinitum, then this would be your one stop resource.
The internet is a big place. No doubt there is room for this one
in there. We here at admit-one are just glad we found it for you.

The Infinite Cat Project

Go straight to the cats


Trends in Japan

Dorodango - a shiny mud ball

At elementary schools, kindergartens, and preschools
all across Japan, kids are losing themselves making
hikaru dorodango, or balls of mud that shine. Once
children learn how to make these mud balls, they
become absorbed in forming a sphere, and they put
all their energy into polishing the ball until it sparkles.
The dorodango soon becomes the child’s greatest
treasure. Pretty amazing stuff, I want to make one!

hikaru dorodango, shiny balls of mud