From:         Patrick Crispen 
Subject:      TOURBUS - 27 Feb 07 - Know Jack? / Office 2007


The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
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Howdy, y'all, and greetings from deep behind the orange curtain in beautiful Irvine, California, located on Old Nelson Road within the Sembawang Planning Area in the North Region of Singapore.

You Don't Know Jack! Audience: Adults with a sense of humor

You Don't Know Jack (the CDROM game) was an irreverent and hysterical trivia game introduced in 1995 by the folks at Berkeley Systems. A web-enabled version of the game was launched in March 1997 but was quickly abandoned. Well, Jack is back ... sort of. In mid-December, the folks at Jellyvision started posting free, daily, You Don't Know Jack "DisOrDat" quizzes at

Think of this as an hysterical, daily, pop culture quiz. The game displays seven words or phrases you have to categorize. For example, the game might ask you if "Millie" is the "wife of a US president" or a "dog of a US president." That's a mild example. An example of a more risque DisOrDat quiz is one that asks if the "Denver Nuggets" are "a basketball team" or "a testicular cuisine."

Obviously, You Don't Know Jack isn't a site I would recommend to kids. In fact, let me throw in Jellyvision's boilerplate warning:

> Warning: This game contains mature content, including suggestive
> sexual references, language and font treatments that may not be
> suitable for children. Besides, they won't get it anyway.

Between you, me, and the fencepost, that's a tad bit strong. You Don't Know Jack isn't any more risque than what you might hear in the monologue of your favorite late night talk show. That said, if you're offended by Leno, Letterman, or Stewart, stay away.

But, if you are an adult who has a good sense of humor and are looking for a *BUNCH* of laughs, the return of You Don't Know Jack is just what you've been looking for. Oh, and don't forget to check out the games' archive and FAQs -- both are well worth your time. [The January 2nd DisOrDat is still my favorite.]

Free, Online Microsoft Office 2007 Training Movies Audience: PC users running XP or Vista

A few weeks ago our friends at Microsoft released a brand new version of Office: Office 2007. I've been using the new Office for the past six months, and I absolutely love it. But you need to be aware that the new Office is QUITE different than what you've used in the past.

Fortunately, Microsoft recently posted a bunch of free, online movies that show you what's new and what's different in Access 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Word 2007. That's the good news. The bad news is that you have to dig a bit to find these online movies.

The easiest way to access the online training movies is to open any Office 2007 application, press the F1 key, and then click on the Demos link at the bottom of the Help screen. If that doesn't work for you, or if you just want to check out the movies without having to install Office 2007 -- go to Microsoft's Office Online Help site at:

and, on the left side of the page, click on the Demos link. Finally, in the middle of the page, click on the "2007 Office System" tab. That's it. The rest is self-explanatory.

Google: Now with 33% fewer consonants! Audience: Everyone

Finally, I know I am not the first person to point this out, but take a look at and see if you can figure out what's missing from that picture. That's the Google "doodle" for Valentine's day 2007. Also check out for the full story.

Have a safe and happy week, and we'll talk again soon.

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