Friday, May 26, 2006

Monster rockers vs Bears!

Quiz me! I got three. Let's hear it for monster rock! Even though I got that wrong I want to see that band.

Bill is out today. I give him a five.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Blah blah blah, what?

Happy birthday, Tommy
Who knew Tommy Chong was 68, man?
Who knew he was born Canadian, man?
Who knew he wrote hits for Motown?
Who knew chong beats cheech in a Googlefight 13,600,000 to 2,540,000,man?
Far out.

Friday, May 19, 2006

What happened? hooey, Pizzly, tolars, Castro, Gobniks, Goth mummies and what to do when you aren't dumping vegatables in the road.

Quiz me!
Bill and I each got 4. I knew what I knew and couldn't guess the rest.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Nixon v. Bush, part 2

Well, that didn't take long.

The phone records the goverment collects to fight terrorism are reportedly being used to track ABC News' confidential sources.

ABC Blog

Sunday, May 14, 2006

12:20 am St Louis, near the source

If David Sanborn and the memebrs of Spyrogyra got together and decided to brew beer using only their knowlege of Jazz and purposefully avoiding any good ideas they had about the brewing process they may have picked up in life, focusing only on making a really bad beer, they could not match this stuff for sheer odiousness I have drunk Budweiser Select so you don't have to. Good lord is this shitty. It tastes like H2Oh! canned water with a hint of pressboard. The label reveals it to be a suspicious 99 calories. At least Bud Light makes you belch and pee. This stuff makes me think about tucking my shirt into my shorts while wearing a belt and playing golf with three other assholes. I'll have trouble sleeping tonight knowing that I can stay up a few more minutes to hate Budweiser Select.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Nixon: Our 42nd Best President

W is a thug and I've been saying so for years I woke up at 5 am today for a road trip and saw the USA Today in a vending machine somewhere in Wisconsin around 9. Domestic spying and invasion of privacy is all I've been thinking about since. Fortunately for the family Renee does all the driving. We have a division of labor in which she drives and I fret about the constitution and we both do the laundry as needed.
This is getting close to being the second time I have had a dream become reality. My recurring vision for years has been to wake up, drink some coffee and open the paper to find that W and his cronies have been busted red-handed for something, anything.
But so far it's just made for page after page of business as usual in this age of thuggery. But today's revelation of the NSA's activities is getting tantalizingly close.
(If you are wondering, the other time I brought reality a gift from the other side resulted in the creation of a notable cocktail; "Mr Roarke with a Tatu Back.")
It was really pleasant to see USA TODAY take this one, although a pie chart would have been a nice addition.
"INFOGRAPHIC: Who are the biggest telecom whores ready to sell you out for sweetheart government contracts?"

I'd also like to point out that in addition to the excellent customer service I've enjoyed over the years, Qwest offers a discount for bundled services. As ana dded bonus, for no additional fee they won't roll over when threatened by a corrupt and power-mad administration. Way to go Qwest and your crack team of
Australian lawyers!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Me no monster. Me OK guy. Me OK guy who eat cookies.


Monday, May 08, 2006

Oh no. It's DEV2.0

(I've got a)Gut Feelin that this may not be so good.

but you can bet I'll own it. I already have a kid running around the place shouting "hey Ho, Let's go1"

More importantly, did anyone else notice that AOL has a new commercial with a bunch of friendly cyclists greeting each other at a Fun Rally while Gut Feeling is palying in the background?

Friday, May 05, 2006

The BBC likes to test us sometimes

Quiz me!
How does Uganda rate two questions? I feel that I am being denied nutty news from Chad, which was also always under-represented in questions about Big Brother Africa.
Bill burned out on the Ugandan questions, missing the second one for a mere 6. Too bad Bill.
I got a 3 because I haven't yet had enough coffee to get out of the box.

Bonus Questions:

What does "Get out of the box" refer to?
a)Creative thinking
b)A popular African reality programme
c)Something student protesters are refusing to do.
d)Start grabbing iPods and smashing them open to get at the sweet innards.

Ever Read Google News? It seems to be stuck in a rut for tech news and, while I know it is based on what is being linked instead of on editorial decisions, are we really that interested in iPods?
a)Yes, here try one and you will see.
b)No, but they are a good distration from what Google is up to.
c)You read Google News? No wonder you suck at the BBC Quiz every week.
d)Man, you got that right. Steve Jobs gets more coverage than Tom Cruise on Google.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Yo Mama

The latest straight dope threadspotting: Yo mama, Geek edition

Yo mama's so fat, she has an event horizon.
Yo mama's so fat, she has a -10 modifier to her agility.
Yo' Jedi mama's so fat, she outgrew her midi-chlorians and had to get maxi-chlorians.

Straight Dope Message Board

Oh, and I almost forgot:

Yo Mama's so fat, Google's next satellite project is going to be Google Yo