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Sunday, December 31, 2000

It's a baby girl elephant!
The Japanese have invented the automated body washer. I wonder if they got their designs from The Jetsons.

The Jetsons
Please join me in supporting the Birch as America's favorite tree. Don't let it's loss in the favorite beer category to Budweiser influence you. Vote today!

Friday, December 29, 2000

A nasty man just tried to kill us all. Bryan Ferry looks on.
Clintons to Close on D.C. House
The Clintons have lived in public housing for 20 of the past 22 years. Clinton will earn $157,000 as an ex-president.
Wasn't that funny, at lunch, when the ketchup bottle made a sound like someone farted?
Whenever "Happy Birthday to You" is sung for commercial purposes, looks like Warner Communications gets paid according to this post on Coalition for Networked Information's website.
I just found out that Jamie Lee Curtis is married to Christopher Guest.
Curious GWB
"I was writing in my Journal pretty late. You were wearing a Pink Hooded sweatshirt and a walkman. I gave you a rose, you asked if I was a poet."

If you didn't have the guts to get her phone number, when you should have, post a note at isawyou.com, maybe she'll see it and respond. Probably not though. You should have gotten her number when you had the chance.
The Fat Project at TheSpark.com: 30 Lbs in 30 Days

Thursday, December 28, 2000


Rufus is a comfortable slip-on Nike shoe that Takeshi told me about. I wore it today for the first time. Nice!
Lined cargo pants are really nice for the winter. I mean, really nice! They are on sale at gap.com if they have your size in stock.
The Exploding Dictionary defines the word Tangent. Once you get here you can ask it to define anything you'd like.
In Shanghai Noon, Jackie Chan plays a Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and are be-friended by Indians. You'll like it if you liked The Frisco Kid, where Gene Wilder plays a rabbi from Poland who goes to America to lead a Jewish community. After teaming up with a bank robber, Harrison Ford, they form a friendship, and have many (mis)adventures including being captured by Indians.
Now you too can be a SimpleDJ or an onlineDJ. You choose. All you need is a sound card and some speakers.
Joel on Software has written a great book: User Interface Design for Programmers In it, he quotes Emerson, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Good UI designers use consistency intelligently, and, though it may not show off their creativity as well, in the long run it makes users happier. If you want to see that quote spoken in a movie, rent Next Stop Wonderland.
Find your house using satellite photos.
WhoWhatWhen - Interactive Historical Timelines. Are why, being and been far behind?
Deja.com: Posting History: mucko@mediaone.net

Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Why do I get Het Weer in Belgie - Het aktuele weer in Belgie - Weerbericht (Nederlands), the weather in Belgium, when I'm trying to go to http://www.altavista.com?
When a President leaves office the White House is swept clean . File drawers are emptied. Hard drives are yanked from computers.
Rogers Cadenhead posts a Cruel Site of the Day.
The Smoking Gun brings you exclusive documents -- cool, confidential, quirky -- that can't be found elsewhere on the Web.
The Drudge Retort is not the Drudge Report.
If you are looking to make a charitable donation, check out GuideStar's database of more than 700,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations.
Smoke 'em if you've got 'em. Bush Cigars.

Tuesday, December 26, 2000

Accoarding to the Urban Legends Reference Pages The appeal of this [the Claire Swire/Brad Chait email correspondence] particular revealed e-mail conversation can be attributed to its hitting upon a time-honored double-pronged winning formula.

Saturday, December 23, 2000

You can share your live or recorded videos at SpotLife. If I decide to share, I'll let you know. If you decide to share, please let me know. Hug.

Friday, December 22, 2000

Another in a long line of Am I Hot or Not contestants. I'd say this one has a good chance for a 10.0. HOT!
It's all Christmas all the time over at TNT where they are showing A CHRISTMAS STORY, beginning on Sunday, December 24 at 8 p.m. through 7 p.m. December 25. They say it's a 24 hour marathon, but I only count 23 hours. Watch Little Ralphie wish for a BB Gun for Christmas, while Dad decides where to put his Leg Lamp.

Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Here are the supposed actual emails from Claire Swire which caused a web sensation in England.
[ via am news abuse ]
I watched The Simpsons, Dancing Homer episode on the big screen at The Museum of Television & Radio in New York City. It was fun seeing it in a theatre full of people.

Monday, December 18, 2000

According to Hotline Scoop's Transition Tracker, President-elect Bush is considering Ex-NFL quarterback Roger Staubach for Secretary of Navy.
Am I hot or not? Now in German! Look at the frauen.
The national Donate a Phone campaign collects wireless phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. In the hands of a victim, these phones are a lifeline, enabling them to call for assistance when faced with an emergency situation.

Sunday, December 17, 2000

TIME named George W. Bush Person of the Year. They are looking at naming Dick Cheney Man of the Year next.

Friday, December 15, 2000

I would have thought that a True Democracy was based on laws, which include the Electoral college.
Bill Braudis, another Boston-based comic poised on the cusp of stardom,
recently auditioned for Late Night With Conan O'Brien, the results of
which, postelection punditry permitting, will be aired on the NBC show
tonight. [ via Boston Globe ]

Thursday, December 14, 2000

Wednesday, December 13, 2000

We interrupt this blog for a test:
Al Gore or the Unabomber? A quiz. The quotes are either from Al Gore's Book Earth in the Balance or from the Unabomber's Manifesto.
I want Interactive Moe for Christmas! Mmmm Beer.
"I don't care about getting the keys to the transition office, when do I get keys to the limo?" Let's dance, George.

digitalMASS at Boston.com has a great article on the corporate co-opting of blogs .

When can I expect my check?
Now you can have Santa Claus send someone a personalized letter over the internet for free. Wow! It's a Christmas miracle made possible by modern technology.

For $5.00, Santa will print the letter and mail it. I wonder what it costs for a house visit.

Sunday, December 10, 2000

While Matt Drudge is keeping track of all the political goings on in Washington, his dad is keeping track of everything else, I mean everything else, at refdesk.com.

If you want to find a famous grave, or even a not so famous one, visit findagrave.com.

Looking for that Limited Edition 1941 Columbia Superb bicycle with a clock, odometer, and fat white wall tires? Nostalgia Merchants is selling them.

How do you like your meat cooked? Do you prefer mild or hot salsa? Do you like light or dark chocolate? Answer these questions and Proctor and Gamble will send you a custom Millstone blended coffee right to your door.

Looking for the cheapest flight out of town, SideStep can be downloaded into your browser and will search all the airlines, for the best flight for you.

Thursday, December 07, 2000

Play Tic Tac Toe against a pretty tough opponent.
George W. Bush or Chimpanzee webpage
[via The Web Today]
Oracle's Larry Ellison says, "We're right and the rest of the world is wrong."

OK, so who won the election?
Voter ID numbers were left off many applications through computer errors in Seminole County and incorrect numbers were placed on the forms in Martin County.

Probably a software problem, which will probably lead to one sorry programmer.

Monday, December 04, 2000

This three-dimensional modeling of the international space station is just too cool. You'll need to sign up as a NYTimes subscribers to view it, but hey, it's free.
"Former President Bush to undergo hip replacement at Mayo Clinic"

This headline presupposes that Bush was hip to begin with.
Wired News posted this link today on Guns that look like mobile phones
All I can say is, What the Hell?
Dot Comedy is a new TV show about great websites.

I'm pretty sure that this website won't make it on the show.
Call 1-800-SOUNDBITE to record and send telephone messages to anyone in the U.S. for free.

Hi Mom! I miss your face. Please send money. Love Sonny.
Al Gore says George Bush "will be my president; he will be America's president.''
Rate the chicken head.
[via fc.network]

Sunday, December 03, 2000

Secrets in the White House are nothing new.
On October 2, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered with a sudden stroke, and from that day his doctor and his wife, Edith Bolling (Galt) Wilson, decided to keep one of the biggest secrets that the white house had ever known.


When I wrote a report on Woodrow Wilson in grade school, the little biography I read didn't include this!
Breaking News: There will be Romulans in the next Star Trek movie due out in 2002. Star Wars- Episode II is in serious post-production.

To tide you over, you can still watch Freaks and Geeks on the Fox Family Channel on Tuesday nights from 8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Better than the College Basketball Tourney, it's the SolosNet Chick Tourney Version 2 - The #1 Celeb Tournament.

Go Milla!
[via badassmofo.com]