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Scott BullockGarth in Paradise

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column trying to figure out how many gigabytes we have in the ol’ cabeza.As we sat there last night with the think tank (also known as the peanut gallery, the crew and, alternately, the Justice League of America and Superfriends – Wonder Twin powers activate!) last night, discussing how you can now buy an 80 gig external hard drive for your computer for about 30 bucks and what a quantum leap that is from the days we first remember with computers, playing “Oregon Trail” and “Lemonade Stand” games on computers that had 64K of memory.When you think about it really, our postulations began, the amount of information possessed by the average human brain must be astronomical compared to what a DVD or whatever can hold.

If we consider only our vast catalog of knowledge on the discography of Englebert Humperdink, you’re looking at a few decagooglebytes right there. Add in all the 900-numbers we’ve memorized, and it’s truly amazing.***If any of our April Fools stories tricked you yesterday, we hope you don’t feel so bad. We received this e-mail from tmcmahon that should make you feel a little better:

“So, I’m sending this to you ’cause I don’t know who comes up with the front page of the April 1 edition, but I wanted to give them props.”For the first time in five years, you guys totally got me with the Crossbar Motel article. Made my morning. Not until I’d finished half of my coffee and the caffeine started my synapses firing (which was approximately halfway through the article) and I’d had numerous family members in mind as potential patrons, did I get suspicious and glance at the top of the page.”Then, all hell broke loose, and I couldn’t finish the article, what with all the coffee that squirted out of my nose onto the newspaper in front of me. Heh. Thanks! The Summit Daily rocks, and made my otherwise mundane morning a bit more interesting. It’s always great to start off the day feeling like a complete idiot because things have to get better after that.”

We hope you all had as much fun with it as we did.***It’s Saturday, Summit Up Land. Do you have your personal flotation device? If not, that and other lifesaving equipment can be obtained at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just record a little glub-glub-glub on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, as you go down.We’re out asking the computer techs if they can get this virus out of our brain …

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