Friday, September 30, 2005

Japanese mascots, crocoldile escapes, giant squid and Austrians- What more could you ask for?

Quiz me!
Even though Bill has been sending me the headdlines for this week's quiz I still only manged a four. He got a six. Here's your hint, it ain't Edelweiss.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A moment in the cone of silence, please

Goodbye, 86 and goodbye, Tenessee Tuxedo.

In other news: Mayor MacCheese outsed in election day upset by by Kikkoman

Fit, but still pale
Bill suggests that they should name the new mascot "teeny little Mothra chick"

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Did someone say weather manipulation?


Be Prepared.
This is the sort of thing one finds when trying to locate a replacement watch battery using the Internet instead of the yellow pages.

OkCupid! Politics Test

OkCupid! Politics Test Turns out I'm a Democrat. Be sure you apply the chart overlays for more fun.
My rule was that no one may approach the baggage carousel until their bag is visible.
You are a

Social Liberal
(70% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(35% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid

Friday, September 23, 2005

hurricane manipulation

"I am but the first of a group of very bright individuals..."
Yeah. Okay there, champ.
weatherwars.'info'


See also
weatherman background
"He said his family wishes him the best in his future endeavors." That sounds a lot like what a certain technology company says when they've shown someone the door.

Quick- What do I know about Gerard Depardieu?

Quiz me! Well I know enough to get that question right and that he seems to be a pretty miserable human being.
Shawn got 5, Bill got six and I got a mere three but I got one that Bill didn't, the last one.
That alone may be the spoiler.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Is your finger on the pulse of world events? Maybe you should move it.

Quiz me! I dinna do so well. I got three because I knew about the stuff that was Amero-centric. Bill got four.

Monday, September 12, 2005

ESL at the BBC

Quite a banger in your lorry!
Bill saw this story on BBC Sport Online and thought you
should see it. He says,"It's amazing how few sentences in this article I can understand. Does it hurt to be "slog-swept"?"

To further complicate it, I see that the Prime Minister and Queen were also there which undermines my argument that it's mainly sports terminology. It forces me to admit that I am shaky on the constitutional monarchy.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

I may know Jack, but my twitch reflexes don't

Part of the reason Scott consistently kicks my butt at You Don't Know Jack is that he clicks much more quickly than I do. The rest of the reason is his greater knowledge.

Here's a chance to objectively determine Scott's speed advantage. My best is about .15, but my average is around .17 or .18. If Scott's slower than that, we know it's all about the gray cells.

Sheep escape.

Friday, September 09, 2005

It gets tougher.

Quiz me! Bill got 5 and I got 2. I had a strong start but, ouch.
Bill says to check out the article about the Nazi's plot.

Life Imitates Art

Before joining FEMA, [Mike Brown's] only previous stint in emergency management, according to his bio posted on FEMA's website, was "serving as an assistant city manager with emergency services oversight." ... In fact, according to Claudia Deakins, head of public relations for the city of Edmond, Brown was an "assistant to the city manager" from 1977 to 1980, not a manager himself, and had no authority over other employees. "The assistant is more like an intern," she told TIME. "Department heads did not report to him."
-TIME.com, 9/9/05

Those of us eagerly awaiting a new season of The Office need look no further than today's headlines to tide us over.

Brown: "I was assistant city manager."
Deakins: "Assistant to the city manager."
Brown: "Same thing."
Deakins: "No, it's not."
(awkward silence)

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Guess which celeb purchases a farm and win a pool

Who's got five bucks? We get five picks so I'll need your ideas. This might help. I'll start us off...
Dick Cheney
Little Richard
Mary Tyler Moore
Ace Frehley
The rest, except for Thomas and Scalia

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

AWWW- Geek out.

Witchy woman I was tooling around looking at sites related to my favorite LucasArts games (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, etc) and surfed into this guys site. Dig the entry page.
Although I can't yet climb into a site and read a year's worth of a comic (New Mutants 1988 or Man Thing 1979) I can get the entire run of these fine web based strips.
Get Your War On
Red Meat
And then there's the fine episodic things that only live on the web like Red vs Blue, Lonely Astronaut, Devildoll and Radiskull

Here's a mess of strips. Do they rule? I don't know. You tell me. They may suck heartily.

I'd also like to get the entire run of Judge Dredd from 2000AD online.



Negative Quantum Information

Someday, when I'm feeling smarter than I am today, I'm going to finish reading this.

Negative Information

Monday, September 05, 2005

Who's running the show in NOLA?

It's Mr. Brown I read today that the Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco won't sign over her Guardsmen to the Feds, was not interested in W's second appearance and hired in the guy that should be in charge of FEMA, to run the state's emergency. I say "should" beacuse a few years ago (in the 90's) I read a very flattering profile of Mr. Witt and how he was running that agency. Based on W's patronizing show of affection today I'm speculating that she is both a good governor for hiring Witt and psychic for ducking W as long as she did.
Mr. Brown, Esq. is Bush's director.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Hip yet? Take this brief quiz of news knowledge to check.

Quiz me! Bill got a perfect score of 7 and the BBC says that makes him a "Top Banana." I got 6 and expected "Second banana" but also got "Top Banana."
Apparently there's still room a the top for us penultimate performers.

I think it's pronounced "Top Bahnahnah"