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31 May 2007

He's in for a surprise

We're trying to get a group of people together from work to go out tomorrow night for a coworkers birthday. When asking around to see if people had ideas, one coworker and I had the proceeding conversation:

me: dude. not a strip club
coworker: Yea I figured it was just not going to happen, but it was worth a try right
me: um....or not so much
me: maybe for your birthday we'll go to a strip club
coworker: lol
me: we'll make sure to find you a really classy place, like la bare's
coworker: Haven't heard of it, still new to the strip bar joints here in Dallas
me: you'll love it
coworker: it better not be midgets
me: it's NOT midgets

Now somehow we've talked about midgets before,so it played into it. He'll love it when he finds out what the place really is.

Most addicting Flash game ever

Don't let the Manticore shred your flesh and devore you!

Wine vs Beer

How, exactly, did wine become so dominant? The shape of American aspiration—our sense of connoisseurship and the good life, the character of our nostalgias, even the thirst imperatives of a nation of office clerks rather than line workers—has changed radically over the last few decades in ways that have helped wine and hurt beer."

29 May 2007


is a modular, customizable lighting system inspired by the bioluminescence of deep-sea creatures that produces 3D effects in space. It uses an easily modifiable panel composed of a reflective and a luminescent layer, which is LED-powered, to produce its effects.

All I know is how much I want a room set up with this on the walls.

..via Gizmodo

24 May 2007

They also have horse sashimi...

From the land of Wasabi Beer and Soy Sauce Ice Cream comes Pepsi Cucumber Ice.

Looks fantastically disgusting. I have enough problem tasting cucumber all day if I eat any, I can only imagine the pain that would result with the addition of carbonation. Ew.

Comfort is Key

There is something very disconcerting and wrong about taking the stairs and seeing an abandoned underwire from a bra on the landing between floors. This would be more acceptable if this took place in an apartment building, a mall, etc. But to see it in your workplace just starts the ball of questions rolling.

Who does this? And what gets me more is that my job is primarily not-thin women in the entire building. But this cup wire could not have been larger than a B or C. So there is either a skinny girl wandering around with one boob sagging, or a large flat-chested women with the same problem, albeit likely less noticeable. Amplified by how few people take the stairs, I'm almost more curious than deterred to discover who discarded it.

But I'm even more interested in who will pick it up.

23 May 2007

First Annual San Francisco Run

The Grest Gorilla Run 2007

I especially like that running in a gorilla suit is not actually enough, but at last yeats London run, people put on more costumes over that, such as Superman, Snow White and boxers and carrying boogie boards to emulate Baywatch. So, to save the endangered gorillas, it makes sense to be a man, dress as a gorilla and anthropomorphize it back to man.

22 May 2007

21 May 2007


The page is all in German, but from I gathered is that this odd little piece of machinery is a mix between a motorcycle and a scooter, and is affordable and very low emissions. Not sure whether they are even for sale anywhere or in a form of pre-production, o9r whether this is just a concept design piece, but nonetheless, it looks pretty interesting. Although it makes me want to sit inside the hole instead of riding on the seat.

And, of course, my German could be way off and it really could be a sofa or new form of freezer for all I know.

Pac Man Skeleton

19 May 2007

I'll pretend he said wine....

Another doctor coming out and touting the good health benefits of drinking. Now I just need to work on the moderate part. And liking beer.

Like the stalk of a pumpkin

Woman grows 5 inch horn

Very glad this has not happened to me. I don't want to be like a unicorn, b/c someone will steal my kidney. Or make it the perpetual land of winter.

18 May 2007

Leary vs Liddy

"You are the hottest, sexiest, most empowered generation ever. You're in charge of your own evolution now that we've deciphered the DNA code. The future is going to be different. You can't be bought off because there are just too many of you. You can make the world into anything you want. Open up the all the world's future possibilities. So you should go for it"

Life as Irony

Link dump. I used to be very obsessive about writing down ever single quotes I even mildly liked and collecting it in a notebook. Today I found the notebook. Sometimes being reminded is important.


"Internal corruption, That's the oldest one of all. The farce has beeen going on for centuries and men still fall for it. Yet the test should be so simple: just listen to any prophetand you head him speak of sacrifice - run. Run fsaster than from a plague. It stands to reason that where there's a sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who spekas to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master. But if you hear a man telling you that you must be happym that it is your natural right, that your first duty is to yourself - that will be the man who's not after four soul. That will be the man who has nothing to gain from you. But let him come and you'll scream your empty heads off, howling that he is a selfish monster." - Ayn Rand

"In tragedy the tragic myth is reborn from the matrix of music. It inspires the most extravagant hopes, and promises oblivion of the bitterest pain." - Frederick Nietzsche

"I think we often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're led to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagament." - Ken Bunns

"Loneliness is the price we have to pay for being born in the modern age, so full of freedom, independence, and our own emotional selves." - Natsume Soseki, Kokoro

"Dans le fond des forĂȘts votre image me suit" - Racine

17 May 2007


I know what they've been saying

I just wish they would say it to my face.

16 May 2007

14 May 2007

Chinese Ambition

Even if the moon really were made of green cheese it probably wouldn't look this bizarre. Still, this mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in 1992. The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light.

..via NASA

Drink Euphoria

So I'm not quite to Ally McBoozeface yet, which is a good thing. But amount-wise I'm getting pretty close in whisky equivalence.

I love this man

Posted on [05_13_2007]

As the climate grows more and more desperate for record labels, their answer to their mostly self-inflicted wounds seems to be to screw the consumer over even more. A couple of examples that quickly come to mind:

* The ABSURD retail pricing of Year Zero in Australia. Shame on you, UMG. Year Zero is selling for $34.99 Australian dollars ($29.10 US). No wonder people steal music. Avril Lavigne's record in the same store was $21.99 ($18.21 US).
By the way, when I asked a label rep about this his response was: "It's because we know you have a real core audience that will pay whatever it costs when you put something out - you know, true fans. It's the pop stuff we have to discount to get people to buy."
So... I guess as a reward for being a "true fan" you get ripped off.

* The dreaded EURO Maxi-single. Nothing but a consumer rip-off that I've been talked into my whole career. No more.

The point is, I am trying my best to make sure the music and items NIN puts in the marketplace have value, substance and are worth you considering purchasing. I am not allowing Capital G to be repackaged into several configurations that result in you getting ripped off.

We are planning a full-length remix collection of substance that will be announced soon.


Hard hats Texas style. And much cheaper than something from Barbwire or any other uber-posh boutiques.

For those days when being a redneck construction worker just isn't enough.

..via Gizmodo

09 May 2007

Extreme Ironing

Extreme Ironing Competition....for when thrill seeking lacks the feeling of home.

08 May 2007

Yay Charlie!!

So this last weekend my friend Heather went to Austin and found this in a shop. She said she about fell over laughing and her friends thought she had lost her brain when she saw it. And since it reminded her of stupidness so much, she bought Rebecca and myself a pack. It's like Charlie got doped up after visiting Candy Mountain.

Still lost? Click here for Charlie the Unicorn


Like an intergalatic war, one of the most amazing lightning storms has occurred over our heads tonight. I have spent a good 2 hours outside watching what I could between buildings and trees. No rain, more just like the gods are fighting above our heads. A wonderful feeling of nature winning out and having it's own disputes.

Again, link dump

My neck hurts. As does my wrist. Lots. I can feel the joints popping in my brain.

In other news, link dump. In no order read:

AT&T is the evil Empire

'Lost' gives up: much like Spider Jerusalem

Magnets give full nights sleep in 3 hours..Fantastic until the Alzheimers kicks in

Hollywood lacks fresh ideas........root for Gerard!!!

288 dead 13 years ago b/c of politics: Reversal of what should happen, and I hate kids.

Green light, filter, alive and fantastical design

Prom Baby: When 4 years of stress and partying make less sense than a lifetime of responsibility

Skin disease in 3rd world Counry:As much as empathy can go for this, I cannot feel bad b/c a few hundred people have a bad insect bite that can scar. Look at the rest of the world diseases I cannot fully comprehend and ask me again about the importance of this.


So, lastly, one final link. I like that this was not put up to a general vote, but that yet again, the caucus influenced enough to get a decision. Welcome (if passed) the end of Sterlings, Carsons, Fox and Hound, Bodega and all others that are as we like:
Texas House bans smoking

07 May 2007

Monday comes...

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live."

--Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

05 May 2007

Retro Gaming Galore!

Playable 8 bit Nintendo games in your browser!

Seriously awesome. I remember half of these games as a kid, including the ever so fantastic Tiny Toon Adventure game that Ja' had as a kid, or Nightshade which I never got to beat.

Better You Than Me

For Amanda Ray, and the news I heard last night.

Time to Realize Adulthood Sucks

It's really sad to see when driving through an old neighborhood that a Dollar General can't even stay open.
I saw a guy in an old Grand Marquis driving down Abram in Arlington with a DVD/TV thingie hooked up where his rear view mirror should be playing porn for all the other fellow drivers to see. Saddest is this is definitely not the first time for this type of thing in this neighborhood.
I had forgotten how much miss that stupid old pub. Small, dirty, more a house than a bar. Decently bad service, but we got to have the back room as our own most of the night. The last time I was there I wasn't legal to drink. And it was good to see people I haven't seen in five years, people I barely remember and who remember me more from my car than from myself. I was told that back then (not to say now) I was too intellectual to hang out with according to Andrei. Good times. Now we're supposed to get together next weekend back out at their place b/c he says he and his wife don't have many people to hang out with their age (or a few years older) that aren't stupid. I love how time reverses.
I hate the drive to and from. 50 minutes of dead space, and none of it gives me that feeling of freedom that I normally get driving alone on freeways at night. I came home to find 3 men playing Wii in my livingroom, drunk off their asses. So despite the obnoxious amount of scotch I had, I was completely sober and thus able to school them in the ways of bowling. But then the drink consumed once home made me completely incompetent for tennis.
My sister and brother in law are moving next weekend and so I get to inherit a cat for a day. Somehow it does not bother her that I plan on having the cat live in the bathroom downstairs. Odd.
It's time to shower and go have breakfast at Blue Goose. It's Cinco de Mayo which means cheaper drinks. And I love cheaper drinks. And by breakfast I mean it is almost 1500.

04 May 2007

Away to Bentley's

"Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing."--Alexander Woollcott

On a side note, congradulations Taba. I'm about to head out to join you in a place I haven't been in over 5 years. It is about time for the ending.

02 May 2007

May flowers?

From the WFAA.com Weather Blog:

9: 54 p.m. North of Stone Briar Mall, there is no power anywhere. It is pitch black until you hit Stone Brook Road. There were no lights in the grocery stores and gas stations in the area. Temporary stops signs have been placed where traffic lights are out, and I've seen a few emergency vehicle with their lights on. - Doug Boehner, downtown Dallas

9: 34 p.m. Up in Frisco around Stone Briar Mall, down trees are all around the mall. Police officers are moving trees and debris off of Gaylord. Parkway. At a Target, grocery carts are scattered across the parking lot and into bushes and trees. - Doug Boehner, downtown Dallas

I left work about 5-10 minutes past 2100 and went straight down Gaylord to Preston. I saw the trees down, the police, the carts in Target's parking lot. I went south from the mall, but from where I was at that time, the weather was much better and there was still power. Any issues for everyone else, blame TXU, not the weather. I know Mckinney was out but I think it is too vague to say everywhere north of Stonebriar. (Also, why is downtown Dallas guy up this far north?)

I do love to see people panic about the weather. At one time tonight, the rain was really, really hard. We kept pressing up against the windows to see outside and all we saw was the poor tree downstairs bent almost sideways b/c of the storm. The sky was really dark green and there were trash cans and stuff rolling across the driveway. But the most disturbing thing was the huge plate windows of the office shaking and the water seeping through around where the office park just spent a butt load of money to have re-caulked. Good job guys. Rather than working, most of my department was standing at the window waiting for something bad to happen and acting scared of the monsoon outside.

If they had thought, they would go sit down, b/c if anything is going to happen, due to desk placement, my boss and I will be hit first. Other people have "cube" walls to protect them. I sat there working and wondering why the people on my team couldn't quite fathom that, and how they also didn't realize that with them at the windows, they would be the front line and I would have time to run and hide. And while I am endlessly fascinated with storms and destruction, I will also take that few second opportunity and run for cover while others are the ones blown away by the breaking glass and wind.

Apple Renovation

"We plan to introduce our first Macs with LED backlight technology in 2007," he wrote. "Our ability to completely eliminate fluorescent lamps in all of our displays depends on how fast the LCD industry can transition to LED backlighting for larger displays."--Steve Jobs
Macs with LED backlighting due in 2007

Sweet! I better start saving now, b/c by the time I could afford to buy a new Mac with the backlit screen I'll need it b/c my G4 will be dead. And I will be as behind the times at gettinjg one of those as I was with this. Who needs shiny and new when you can have shiny and cheaper hand-me-down?

Digg users revolt over AACS key

Last night, Digg.com underwent a user rebellion. Digg removed many posts -- and terminated the accounts of some of its users -- for posting a 16-digit hexadecimal number that is used to lock up HD-DVD movies. The number -- a "processing key" -- was discovered by Doom9 message-board poster muslix64, who was frustrated by his inability to play his lawfully purchased HD-DVD movies because of failure in the anti-copying system.

While I like that they proved Digg is fully user controlled, what really bothers me about this is that of all the issues that they could be showing power on, it's over HD-DVD. The world is hell and they worry ove whether their movies are clear enough. Jeebus.

..via Boing Boing

01 May 2007


Subtle Corporate Propganda through use of stock photos.

In other news, Rage Against the Machine reunited after Zack de la Rocha decided he needed the money. Or something like that.

If he gets the money...

“Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk. It’s there in the Bible - it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor’s guilt going on there. He’s a dark, complicated character,” Aronofsky told the Guardian. “The tragedies we perform on each other are so well reported. Quite clearly, the planet is dying, and we are dying on it. To find that funny, or to find Paris Hilton’s partying interesting, is beyond nauseating. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with comedy. My goal, though, is to give people something they can appreciate for a long time.” He smiles before making his first insincere remark: “I haven’t yet been able to pump out a teen drama. But I really do hope to one day.”

Darren Aronofsky to make a biblical follow-up to The Fountain involving the extinction of mankind and Noah and the ark. This after garnering more press from the Montana Meth Project

The Green Fairy Awaits

Fully legal genuine absinthe to be sold in the US.

Interesting concept, kind of amazed it took this long.