October 29, 2005
Sony’s got balls
A quarter million of them. 250,000 brightly colored superballs, bouncing down a San Francisco street. Is this a great country or what?
“1. take a photo of yourself. 2. draw yourself as you are in that photo ... I will post them here”
October 28, 2005
Rep. Cynthia McKinney Fined $33,000 by FEC
In the 2002, she collected over $100,000 in “excessive” contributions, most of it collected for the general election ... after she’d lost the primary! Reimbursement plus the fine means her 2006 campaign starts with 6 figures of debt.
October 26, 2005
Why do you cling to IE5/Mac?
“Today, it would seem, all the users of Internet Explorer 5 on a Mac have conspired to get together to piss me off.”
October 22, 2005
How Much is Your Blog Worth?
“I’ve created this little applet which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.” It claims mine is worth $82,987.38
. Fax in your bid today!
UN office doctored report on murder of Hariri
The UN is not only untruthful, they are digitally clueless. And they want to run the Internet?
October 19, 2005
October 18, 2005
“Give me that camera”
Man, that’s one not-so-dark alley I sure hope to avoid. Even if my web site does reside there. Damn geek gangs.
October 16, 2005
“Facing surgery without insurance”
“there is something at core in people that -- if given a chance -- is begging to come out and make itself known”
October 15, 2005
The Country That Loved Spam
“South Koreans take their Spam quite seriously and seem mystified as to why it is a subject of parody among Americans.”
October 14, 2005
The Company Cookbook
Some of the most gawd-awfully hilarious food photography I’ve ever seen.
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” Seems particularly appropriate for our two recent terrorist non-incidents in Atlanta
“Here is your chance to own a piece of Vancouver by buying street name signs from the City”
A great way for a city to raise extra funds. Imagine the number “Peachtree Street” signs Atlanta could sell. In this case, they’ll make at least one sale to TextDrive
, where the servers are named after Vancouver streets.
Flickr: Camera Tossing
These people are just sick. They ought to be in photo jail. Well, the pictures are cool, but this is felony level camera endangerment. I just can’t watch...
October 13, 2005
MySpace hacked: samy is my hero.
“Oh wait, it’s exponential, isn’t it. Shit.” This is too funny. Hack some social software and get 1 million new friends!
A Father’s Quest
When his son, who was a friend of Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed, he didn’t go camp outside a ranch in Texas. He’s camped out in Iraq.
“The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages”
Um, Internet Explorer v7 isn’t the demise of broken pages, it will create them ... because for years we’ve had to use hacks to get earlier versions of IE to play nice, and now they will “break” pages in IE7.
October 11, 2005
Thou good and faithful servant.
“He was a good friend. He was my best friend.”
Rock and Roll jumps the shark, Part Two
David Lee Roth to succeed Howard Stern. That’s a self-demotion, from (former) rock star to DJ. I’d give him two ratings books before he goes back to former rock star.
Rock and Roll jumps the shark, Part One
U2 is doing concert for a thousand dollars per seat as a fundraiser for Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.). Soon, Motley Crue will be doing fundraisers for Judge Roy Moore.
Clayton has a drink with a FEMA blue shirt
“She told us about the trick questions on the FEMA application, designed to automatically disqualify people if answered wrong”
October 09, 2005
How the First-Down Line Works
An amazingly complex system to “paint” a simple virtual yellow line on a football field: “On game day, it takes four people to run the system.”
An American in chains
“James Yee entered Guantanamo as a patriotic US officer and Muslim chaplain. He ended up in shackles, branded a spy. This is his disturbing story.”
“If You Can Shoot Food, You Can Shoot Anything!”
A good look at a difficult specialty, with lots of tips and tricks used by the pros.
Unicef bombs the Smurfs in fund-raising campaign for ex-child soldiers
“The people of Belgium have been left reeling by the first adult-only episode of the Smurfs, in which the blue-skinned cartoon characters’ village is annihilated by warplanes.”
October 08, 2005
A New Orleans jazz funeral in Atlanta
“A jazz funeral, rooted in the Big Easy and born of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, arrived on Courtland Avenue, with hundreds of mourners popping their umbrellas in cadence to celebrate an icon who had barely begun a transplanted life here.”
October 07, 2005
Bush approval ratings fall to Nixonian levels
“Sixty-nine percent of Americans say things in the United States are pretty seriously off on the wrong track -- the highest number since CBS News started asking the question in 1983”
October 06, 2005
“Unqualified Crony in Charge of Pandemic Response”
Another well-connected lawyer put in a position critical to public safety and health.
October 05, 2005
George Will: Can This Nomination Be Justified?
“the president has forfeited his right to be trusted as a custodian of the Constitution.” Ouch. When someone this “right” says “her nomination is not a defensible exercise of presidential discretion to which senatorial deference is due,” you’ve got trouble.
October 01, 2005
Tone, Truth, and the Democratic Party
Senator Obama really really gets it. But one wonders if Dems will listen to one man fighting an obvious tide.