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April 14, 2008

Remembering the D.C. Starbucks Murders

Filed under: personal,thoughts,work — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Alfonso Surroca @ 10:34 am

With so much tragedy in the world, it’s easy to become jaded, and unless you can identify with a particular story, these tragedies are easy to ignore. The only news story that’s ever haunted me was the triple-murder at a Starbucks in D.C. that happened during the summer of 1997.

The other day, I saw an episode of Murder by the Book on Tru TV about the Georgetown murders, and it gave me chills. I’ve seen so many crime dramas, and watched so many documentaries on crimes on Discovery Channel, TLC, etc. that I never even associate with the victims—I associate with the cops and forensic investigators every time. What makes this case so different? Starbucks.

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February 25, 2006

0118 999 881 999 119 7253

Filed under: humor,video — Tags: , — Alfonso Surroca @ 2:56 am

If you haven’t seen The I.T. Crowd by now, then you’re obviously not living in the U.K., and/or not a geek. I am, of course, of the latter. Courtesy of someone posting at youtube.com and obviously violating some kind of copyright, here is a hillarious clip:

Enjoy! You’ll understand what 0118 999 881 999 119 7253 means in a moment, as soon as you press the play arrow above. Essentially, this show comes in the fine tradition of office comedies, such as Dilbert, Office Space, and The Office (U.K., then U.S. version). And if you’re a geek, you’ll absolutely love it.

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