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31 October 2007

Ban Bacon!

Ban bacon to decrease bowel cancer

Seems appropriate that something that tastes so awful entering your body would also ravage it on the way out. I think Steve would have an issue with this idea. Would probably start the Canadian front of the war for a 'Keep Bacon Free' campaign.

28 October 2007

More Hard-Hitting News from CNN

"The record for history's largest cocktail belongs to British Lord Admiral Edward Russell. In 1694, he threw an officer's party that employed a garden's fountain as the punch bowl.

The concoction? A mixture that included 250 gallons of brandy, 125 gallons of Malaga wine, 1,400 pounds of sugar, 2,500 lemons, 20 gallons of lime juice, and 5 pounds of nutmeg.

A series of bartenders actually paddled around in a small wooden canoe, filling up guests' cups. Not only that, but they had to work in 15-minute shifts to avoid being overcome by the fumes and falling overboard."


Ok, the article is interesting and all, but really CNN, how do you find time to cover news when filling up the tubes with this set of historical tales? Shouldn't this be on a different site somewhere, you know, that focuses on features and lists rather than up to the minute coverage of theoretically important information? You never cease to amaze and disappoint.

Text of the Living Dead


Text of the Living Dead an interactive art project that allows locals to usee SMS messaging to participate in a slideshow of stills from Night of the Living Dead. Now, I kinda like the idea and think it could be good to see as cheap entertainment. But it does mke me sad that soon enough someone is gonna start using this as an advertising venue. Then there's the possibility of that guy, you know the one, that will decide this is a perfect way to propose to his girlfiend. Classy.

23 October 2007

Pentax K100D



And it's mine. Backwards compatible to my old Spotmatic with an adaptor so all the lenses don't go to waste. Gorgeous. Heavy. Like a real camera that won't break in a year and a half (damn you Sony!!). Now I just need to remember how to use all the functions.

Coding Should be Easy

damnit. have a new design all set up for this but can't get the coding right for the background to display correctly. need to go back and refresh my css knowledge. b/c i have time for this.

22 October 2007

21 October 2007

Another Yanko


Multiplying Light

I hate chandeliers normally, but this actually looks pretty nifty!

Seems kinda dumb, but then, I hate people


Lonely Jacket
Now picking up a stranger takes on new meaning. Also, animal fur, dirt, dust and anything else within a short range can become your friend!

..via Yanko Design

20 October 2007

Atlas Shrugged Anniversary

50th Anniversary of "Atlas Shrugged" : A discussion on Rand's life, writing and impact in academia


October 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Atlas Shrugged," Ayn Rand's bestselling novel (an estimated 6 million copies have sold to date). To celebrate the anniversary, the Atlas Society held a conference in Washington, DC to discuss Rand's philosophy and the impact of the book. During this panel, Anne Heller, Ayn Rand biographer; Mimi Gladstein, author of "Atlas Shrugged: A Reader's Companion"; and David Kelley, Atlas Society senior fellow, talk about Rand's life, writing and impact in academia. The discussion was moderated by Nigel Ashford of the Institute for Humane Studies.

"If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore upon his shoulders, what would you tell him to do ?"
"I..don't know. What..could he do ? What would you tell him ?"
"To shrug".





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Stupid working and not getting to watch things I want. :(

Sqeeeeeeeze


Stress Balls. Now these are some I could stand to use. I like that the faces start off looking this bad, then I can contort them even more.

..via Tokyo Mango

Another reason laws putting limits on the tubes is bad

Britain Copywrite law makes no sense

What kind of sense does it make for someone to be arrested for linking to things that have already been placed online? Why is it that the corporation is totally in the clear, but the guy who strcitly provided the linkage goes to jail? And hell, half the time the clips didn't even load on my computer. Not sure if it hated Macs or if it hated Safari, but eihter way, this is bullshit. Jeeis Cantrell and Black 20 evidently just made someone in charge of ridiculous charges aware there was a tite doing this. Hey! I'm linking to a news article! Arrest me!!!

Uncle Sam is the part of the family I hate

"Liquor is worth more to the government than beer or wine. Uncle Sam takes an excise tax of $2.14 for each 750-milliliter bottle of 80-proof spirits, compared with 21 cents for a bottle of wine (of 14 percent alcohol or less) and 5 cents for a can of beer."

18 October 2007

SKIN:Tattoo


SKIN:Tattoo

Now I've watched the video and read what little is on this page about this new project by Philips. I've checked elsewhere and so far it seems that no one knows really what this is fully about or how this works. Is it based on heat and touch? Emotion? All I know is considering how fickle I am, this would probably be the type of tattoo I would go for, especially since if it does not show all the time on the very pale boy in the video, I would be still just as porcelain as I normally am.

17 October 2007

Exploding Dog


Please Drink Responsibly

Bring a Little Redneck Into Your home


Bed Mounted Shotguns

For those times when the intruders really take you by suprise. Also helpful if you hate your spouse, as you can now take them out when they get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

Jewsh quotes

"I'm Jewish and I can say that the fact that 14,000 '69 Chargers dies in the Dukes of Hazard series is more depressing than the Holocaust. Because we can make new Jews. Hell, I've got 300 million betwixt my legs right now."

followed shortly by....

"What can I say, I know how to talk to women. I'm a smooth talker."

Having retarded friends is great. Go Josh!

14 October 2007

Don't Put THAT in you Mouth


Six most terrifying foods in the world

I think I could deal with the Pacha. But that's about it. I've always made it a rule thatr if it smells bad or looks gross, food should not be ingested. I think about everything on this list fits both catagories for omission from my future meals.

12 October 2007

They added an N

eMachines computer is Never Obsolete

Yeah, right. When I worked at Circuit City after high school we refused to offer an extended warranty past the 90 day manufacturer's b/c these computers are just so shitty. I especially love how every aspect of this computer featured became obsolete a few years back. That's just nifty.

11 October 2007

10 October 2007

Luciferous Logolepsy

torpid
adj. - numb; sleepy; dull. torpidity, n. torpify, v. make torpid. torpor, n. torpid state; apathy. torporific, adj. torpifying.

08 October 2007

The Things You Never Expect

Tonight one of my oldest friends informed me that an old friend from high school died last week due to a car accident. I never had many female friends, and she and I were never really all that close. We didn't hang outside of school, didn't have many mutual friends. But she was always one of those people that had so much confidence in herself that being around her made you feel special and more alive. Like you were part of a secret club of only the few that were really seriously having a good time, and there was a giant trick being pulled over on everyone else who was just merely existing. It's been a few years since we last spoke, and I could have gone forever without ever thinking about what she was up to or the things going on in her life. But knowing she is no longer ding those things just seems so off kilter. Damn.

06 October 2007

Sky on Fire, Part II



So some might remember when I posted in February of a day when the sky was pink. This afternoon, due to scattered showerws and the sunset, the sky again decided to change hue. I love it when it does this. Makes me hope that some huge storm will come through and whisk me away to Oz or somewhere equally unlikely.

WWFTD: Vinolency

The worthless word for the day is: vinolency

[L. vinolentia] obs. drunkenness

"This disease [apoplexy] being so frequent an attendant,
or a consequence of vinolency holds up a most awful
warning to the inebriate."
- Thomas Trotter, An Essay.. on Drunkenness (1813)

"[Ye] wassailers elide your costrels and degneate[sic]
yourselves of your vinolency..."
- Lorenzo Altisonant, Letters to 'Squire Pedant (1850)

costrel - an earthenware or leather bottle
denegate - to deny

..via WWFTD

Yay! More Art!


Continuous line art by Chiani Hsu

Pretty impressive work for a mouse and computer. The best I can muster using that method is some very crude stick figures. Maybe a smiley face. Don't ask for more, since the method is hard.

04 October 2007

Fire as Water



Delightfully artful. The site it is from however, is in Spanish, so I have no idea what any of it is about. Feel free to translate.

02 October 2007

This Day Sucks

Yesterday: So I knew I would have to replace one tire due to the not-my-fault curb incident. Find out this morning the drivers front tire has bubbles as well and would also need to be replaced, something I knew would cost more but shouldn't be a big deal as I already had an appointment to get my back tire changed this morning. Just add one more on. Except it is tremendously difficult to get to the tire place when you jump in your car and it won't turn on. Lights come on, but the engine won't turn over. Called in to work, called AAA (so glad I got that membership a few months back, saved me $80 on a 3 mile drive), emptied my car of any valuables. Tow truck guy shows up, looks at the car for a few mintues and asks me for my key with the clicker/alarm attached, saying he thinks it's the security system.

Great, easy fix, except my car doesn't have one. Yes, world, I am announcing to everyone I do not have an alarm on my $14k car. Come and steal it. It doesn't run, but looks pretty for a retardo-car. So currently my car is sitting in the back lot of Scion of Plano waiting for some indefinite time when they can look at it and let me know what is wrong with it. Not sure how much this is all going to cost me, and of course it has to happen right as rent is due. Good timing to spend even more money. Damnit.

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Today: Starter relay was broken. Covered under warranty, so no worries there. Two new tires plus alignment? $340. Skip out on buying the small, fule efficient cars unless you factor in the cost of tires. And buying throught the dealership was actually cheaper than if I had purchased from Discount Tires or the like. Now I'm poor.

01 October 2007

Animals are Evil

There's apparently a reason why cats prefer the unfriendliest person in the room.

And all this time I thought it was just the universe's love of irony. Remind me in the future to just pick them up and love on them and then throw them aside. Maybe then they'll leave me alone. Now just need to find a cure for dogs.