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Wednesday, January 31, 2001

This guys must be a Mormon. I saw a lot of them when I was in Japan...
I was in a bar once and everyone was going crazy, trying to figure out the answer to this riddle:
There are three words in the English language that end in GRY. Two are HUNGRY and ANGRY. What's the third?
There was one woman who would not stop talking about it, she asked every single person at the bar to help her because it was driving her crazy. I thought about it for a while, then had a beer. I just stumbled across the answer. Enjoy.
15 Minutes with Francis Chan of famewhore.
You'll probably want to visit the site of The First Human Male Pregnancy because it is so unreal. At least the pictures of Mr. Lee drinking OJ out of the fridge look real. You can tell it's real because he drinks out of the carton. Not to be outdone, CBS is going to broadcast a live childbirth next Tuesday. No word yet on what the CBS mothers are drinking or if they have a website.

Tuesday, January 30, 2001

I was just on a conference call with London where it was 9 PM, Boston where it was 4 PM and Sydney where it was 8 AM, and actually got to say: good afternoon, good evening and good night!
From Salon: Seven years after O.J. Simpson stood accused of the murders of his ex-wife and her buddy, Dennis Hopper has seen fit to share this special Simpson anecdote with the world.
"O.J. played golf at my club on the day of the murders," Hopper tells the U.K. Telegraph. "And on the 8th hole, this lawyer, Scott Blumberg, was talking, and O.J. hit a bad drive. And he turned round and said, 'You motherf-, you talk while I hit and I'm gonna slit your f- throat.' And Blumberg said, 'I don't need this, I'm leaving. I've got other friends I can play with.' And O.J. said, 'No, man, I'm sorry, man, but you know I've been up all night on cocaine, man, and I just ...' And that was the day of the murder."
Modern Humorist has a Survivor Spoiler that includes:
At Ogakor, Colby wakes up thankful to be a Texan, and announces that the Australian Outback would be perfect if it were only a little more polluted and had a lower standard of education and more executions.

Monday, January 29, 2001

Groovy Baby!
zerotv.com is an internet TV station from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nice color house. I'm glad they don't live next door to me.
An Australian couple named their children Kitchen, Bedroom and Garage after the rooms where they were conceived.
Monday Morning Thoughts. Loved that CBS EyeVision on the Suberbowl last night. If you missed it, go see the Matrix-like effects here. My favorite commercial, Budweiser's "What Are You Doing? ". Loved seeing Brittany Spears with AeroSync at half-time. Despair.com has has received a trademark for the :-( emoticon. They plan to sue millions! I'm hooked on Popstars. An Austarlian version of the show led to the creation of the group Bardot. And finally, I hear it's a cash bar on Temptation Island.

Friday, January 26, 2001

The Washington Post reports that Linda Tripp's attorneys requested news organizations use newer, post-plastic surgery pictures of her.
Britney Spears usually says things like: "There's so much I want to do in my life. I've got my whole life ahead of me; I think if I put my mind to it, I can do anything." But sometimes she swears.
See how Rosemary Heinen could afford a 2001 Porche Turbo, 2001 Chevrolet Corvette (one of three Corvettes), an Aston Martin DB7, Dodge Viper, BMW Roadster, and a 1936 Mercedes Replica on a Starbucks salary.
diarist.net | clix has this new site that ranks weblogs. This is a really fresh list with some very unusual sites. Lots of nicely designed banner graphics and content. Check it out.
Lunch today at Rod-dee2. ABBA's Dancing Queen was playing and Richard said he wanted to see the ABBA Musical. Then Jarrett and I said, at the same time, "It's Abbalicious". What's up with that? Takeshi didn't know that there was a group of young Swedes who sing ABBA songs.
Modern Humorist - Didja Know in "Star Wars: Episode One—The Phantom Menace," Qui-Gon Jinn's communicator is a redecorated Sensor Excel Razor for Women.
How to Disable the Stooopid Office Clipboard in five easy steps! Warning: this involves using the registry editor. Not for the faint of heart.
I just found this cool web site about TV with shows like 7th Heaven, Ally McBeal, Angel, Boston Public, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, C.S.I., Dark Angel, Dawson's Creek, Ed, ER, Felicity, Freaks and Geeks, Freakylinks, The Fugitive, Gideon's Crossing, Gilmore Girls, Grosse Pointe, Making the Band, The Mole, My So-Called Life, NYPD Blue, Once and Again, Oz, Popstars, Popular, The Practice, Queer as Folk, The Real World, Road Rules, RW/RR Challenge, Roswell, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Sports Night, Survivor, Temptation Island, Third Watch, Twin Peaks, The West Wing, WWF Smackdown, and The X-Files. All I was really looking for was a recap of Ed. Ed is cool.
Tim Hall is selling all his stuff at half.com. Richard says he likes it better than ebay. I've got a lot of stuff too. Lots of old new wave buttons and some other very collectible items. I'll let you know when they go up so you can see them.

Thursday, January 25, 2001

At least it wasn't one guy's mistake that took Microsoft's websites offline for up to 23 hours. Oh, it was?

Since they are still having problems, use this link http://207.46.230.218/ms.htm to get there.
Yahoo Serious thinks Australia deserves an All Australian Flag.
I wonder if he was trying for a Darwin Award when he shot himself in the head with his nailgun.
Bill Maher was pissed last night, on Politically Incorrect, about the prank outgoing White House staffers played on George W. Bush. As you know, they removed the W's from the keyboards. Well that's not all. According to Matt Drudge:
The damage left by departing Clintonites goes "way beyond pranks, to vandalism", said a close Bush adviser.
They might have thought it was funny, but wait until John Ashcroft starts asking questions about it.

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Stephanie told me that I have nice pants. She was seemingly unaware of the huge marketing campaign that subliminaly got her to say that.
If leave my building and take a right I'll come to a point in the sidewalk where you can either walk up some steps or walk up a handicapped ramp. Sometimes I take the steps, but most times I take the ramp. If you take the steps, you walk by a homeless man. Usually he's reading an old paperback. Sometimes he takes a break and leaves the book so you can see what he's reading. I don't really take too close a look. Further down the sidewalk there's another choice, either cross a busy intersection, or go down some stairs which lead you to the subway station. If you keep walking, you can go up some stairs and come out on the other side of the street. It's convenient except for one thing, a homeless man is usually at the bottom of the first set of stairs asking you for a quarter. He does a good sales job because he tries to catch your eye and speaks in a clear and loud voice. He be good in telemarketing. He handles rejection well. I'm happier when I get to the bottom of the stairs and find a musician playing some music. I'd prefer that they leave me alone.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Overheard: Is that random chicken link on SwallowingTacks?
Asteroids. No quarters needed!
Home networking still ain't easy. Tell me about it. I wish I had home networking problems. I can't even get DSL or a cable modem. It's so bad here that my 56K modem only connects at 2,400. That's what I get for living in a house built in the 1900's.
Rating someone on a scale between 1 and 10 is bad enough, now you have to rate one against the other at Pick The Hottie.com
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are not big time members of The Adam Clymer Fan Club.
Why is the water bill 48 dollars? Well, if you didn't leave the water running when you brush your teeth, maybe we could save some money. And don't get me started about the gas bill! We are using too many Therms.
XFL Cheerleaders are going to be encouraged to date the players. Bullet proof vests will be standard issue.
The Cranky Media Guy offers Janet Reno $500,000 to pose for a series of fully nude photos.
In an apparent prank carried out by departing Clinton administration staffers, Bush aides discovered that dozens of computer keyboards were missing the "W" key.

On closer inspection they found that the "F" and "U" keys were also missing.
Yeah--ah--let me have a Three Musketeers, ah, and a ball point pen there, a comb, a pint of Old Harper, couple of flashlight batteries, some of this beef jerky and that disposable cellular phone.

Monday, January 22, 2001

Every vote counts. The First Annual Weblog Awards.
Philip Kaplan is the creator of F***edCompany.com. One winter in fourth grade, he lost eight winter jackets, including a brand-new leather jacket that was one day old.
CreepySteve: it's not every office where you can overhear a conversation about Jenna Jameson?
RichardHandloff: True, true... Blog that!
CreepySteve: and the guy in your office is actually talking to her!
RichardHandloff: Is he?
CreepySteve: no ... not really
RichardHandloff: poop

Like Father Like Daughter: Jenna Bush
A handshake I'm unfamilar with.
The consultant smiled when I asked him if he could help me get out of the twisty maze of passageways, all alike...
One of their most popular items is the Gefilte fish. "Hey Jethro, can you go out to that there pond and catch us some of those Gefilte fish?", Jed Clampett. Maybe he'll serve it at his casino?
Finally, a holiday I can belive in!
If you liked Pulp Fiction you'll like Snatch. I really enjoyed my first time in a General Cinema Premium Cinema. Everyone gets free drinks and popcorn included as part of the admission price. Just what I want, every single person sitting around me munching on popcorn throughout the movie! It was ok though, all the gunfire drowned out the popcorn eaters.
Walt Mossberg is free.
Rick Pitino made a mess out of the Boston Celtics by yelling at his players all the time. Phil Jackson believes, "it's about just playing and enjoying the game". Two different philosophies. Now get out there and browse the web! And have fun!
I do not think that this will increase the conversion rate for Christian missionaries, but then again, maybe I'm too sinful to see it.

Saturday, January 20, 2001

Now that George W. Bush is President of the United States, everything he does is going to be looked at under a microscope. Oh look, on TV, George W. Bush is having trouble opening an umbrella. Dick Cheney has no problem.
Robert Conrad had the stupidest comment during this morning's inauguration coverage when he said:
What's the difference between a tall woman and a short woman? A lot of woman.
It's sad to see how low he's gone since the glory days of The Wild Wild West and Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Friday, January 19, 2001

I'm really sick of hearing people say we only use 10 percent of our brains. This is simply incorrect.
The best LEGO set ever was the Galaxy Commander.
The Complete Bushisms is updated frequently while George W. dances with Ricky Martin. Bush will be having Grenadin of Beef Supreme for lunch tomorrow.
The US Government defines Marijuana as a vegetable. (Broccoli = Marijuana).
Fifty-year-old Fuzhou from China pulls a snake through his nose and out of his mouth to prepare for the festive Lunar New Year of the Snake.
You can get weekly messages from George W. Bush.
Please read The Story About Ping's first customer rated book review. I literally Laughed Out Loud!
Give The Control Group a listen.
Wait until you hear how the French relieve a headache - The Aspirin Trivia Game.
[ via Web Informant ]
The students are using sites of the Web of the translation like Babelfish.altavista.com. Why writes its test in Spanish when you can leave the site translated for you? The professors are ignited him, although: The translations are far from perfect, specially when it comes to the languages.

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Sundance Online Film Festival.
I think these stories are real.
"The Reverend Jesse Jackson Withdraws From Public Life". Gosh, he was a hypocrite? Who woulda thunk it.
Sharon Stone from bewitched.com. I found this site while looking for Endora because I think she looks like Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.
Ask Jeeves CEO Skip Battle refuses to skip this battle.
Steve Jobs says that when retailers don't push Apple products, then they are ripping off the customer. Since when is steering a customer to a less expensive, more compatible product called ripping off the customer? I feel the same way when big retail chains don't push the "Give Money to Richard" charity drives I hold!

creepysteve: Steve Jobs is mad because it's easier to test drive a car than it is to try out an Apple computer at some retail stores.
The Drudge Report has an internal CNN memo which says that small high-quality DV cameras and laptop editing equipment (a Mac laptop) will used in the field to produce stories. This is really cool. It means that you could film and edit a video on consumer equipment that would be good enough quality to be shown on broadcast and cable TV. I can't help you with the content though, that you'll have to work on yourself.
My last post about Hell might have been a downer, but here is a link to an article about Heaven.

Tuesday, January 16, 2001

I've been thinking about Hell, lately, and the crazy things it makes people say. Not every Chrsitian even believes in Hell, and for good reason. Of course, a lot of people think some bizzare things about Hell. And some people just like to make fun of Hell.
I cannot belive it took me nearly 20 minutes to find a good picture of a pinhead on the internet. Information superhighway? There ain't no roadside attractions on this interstate!
The same company who created Big Brother, Endemol, have a show where it looks like they put everyone on de bus. At least you can look at the pictures.
I remember playing a game like this a long time ago. It was a multiuser trivia game where you could chat with the other players. Now there's an addictive version of Pictionary at iSketch. See you there in the Movie room.
"Survivor 2 contestant to wed stepson". Yes, but did she win the game?
Henry Ford called his first car a quadricycle. Useless Knowledge?
The first installment of The Lord of the Rings is coming out this coming holiday season. This is not the real trailer.
Look what happens when an old girlfriend from UMass learns to play the guitar.
Futurama Planet Express crew member metal collectibles are painstakingly sculpted by an army of tiny ants.
Did you know that Buck Henry wrote the screenplay for The Graduate?

There is a great future in plastics.

Monday, January 15, 2001


The Chick Tourney Has Been RESET!
You can now play Tourney 4 by clicking here!
The last tourney was completed with 11,447 games saved and scored.
Shannon Elizabeth was declared the winner and removed to take her place in the Hall of Fame.
Lacey Chabert lost Tourney 3 and was moved to the Hall of Shame.
By your votes, you have chosen to replace them with Tara Reid and Halle Berry!

Saturday, January 13, 2001

What is the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow?
A surprisingly large number of people seem to know the answer to this...

Editor's Note: Ask Jeeves has the definitive answer unless you want to get into the specifics.
Go ahead and make yourself. I made me.
[via JimFormation].
Hey, we'd like more people to link to us. Check out this animated musical funtastic link: Fly off on a tangent. Let us know if you put up a link.

Friday, January 12, 2001

SS Stormtrooper is a Walt Disney Corp Mural? Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that Nazi themes invade the Magic Kingdom?

Editor's Note: I'm shocked!
Let's check out the latest fad in the ghetto.
It's The Carousel of Progress.
Lunch today at Pho Pasteur. The conversation always brings us to The Simpsons. Takeshi hasn't seen the Simpsons go to Japan yet. We have to tape it for him. A few of us had broccoli which led us to discuss the brilliance of Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live. Tim once ate an ugly eel he caught and told us that it was delicious. Michelin had rubber plants in Vietnam where the rubber was extracted from living trees. You could have learned this from the TV show 321 Contact. Tim met a guy who owns a MIG-17 Fighter plane. Eric likes the Saab Gripen. Takeshi is now calling me Chief and I call him Jimmy. Richard has an ATT Cell phone without a monthly charge.
The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'Oh! of Homer
I can die happy, now.

We have no problem with parents deciding that some of the content on this site is inappropriate for their children. Hey, it might even get us more hits!
Microsoft is always one step ahead. Have you worked too long with MS Word? The office assistant can always be counted on for helpful hints!
FINAL FANTASY THE MOVIE
How good is the water?
Bush's new nominee for secretary of labor is a Distinguished Fellow of the Heritage Foundation an extremely anti-labor organization. Go figure...
Matt Damon and Einstein on an island with a jury of teenagers deciding who will win? No, it's not a bizzare rip-off of Survivor, but a new MIT poll!
Peter Jennings just sent me an email about how he recorded his voice on one of Thomas Alva Edison's phonographs. You know, the one that little dog Nipper listens to? Thomas Edison liked Apple Pie.

You can get daily emails from Peter too.
Man's not a camel.

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Is this Ginger riding IT? via boingboing
Bob's your uncle.
Tog says, "If Jeb Bush had lost the 1998 gubernatorial election, Al Gore would have been elected president".
New voting technology means elections will never be as much fun again.
AltaVista abandoned plans for an IPO.

Try doing a search for "Well, duh!" before we go alerting the media next time, ok?
Steve Ulfelder writes:
I wanted to get rich. Rich, rich, rich. And make it snappy.
Wait, you mean the dot-com world is about money?
Do you need serverless networks consisting of 10 billion computers? Well, help is on the way!

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Things to Say When You're Losing a Technical Argument. #65 Yes, but we're standardizing on XML.
What Questions Have Disappeared?
From peterme.com:
A search for "elmo" shouldn't return sponsored results for a George Foreman grill
Unless, of course, you desire to grill Elmo. Mmmm... Elmo...
I always suspected those Harvard Business types were out of IT.

Harvard Business School Press executive editor Hollis Heimbouch has just paid $250,000 for a book about IT — but neither the editor nor the agent knows what IT is.


To quote the Mouse from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, `of course you know what "it" means.'
What time is it? via gleanings.
If you ever wanted to know how web pages work, or how email works, or how cable modems work, or how internet odors will work, or how domain name servers work, or how internet search engines work, or how Napster works, go to Howstuffworks.com.
The secret life of my philandering teddy bear! Is it really true? Do you think he's doing the Beenie Babies?

Monday, January 08, 2001

A new VW microbus, what a concept! Lots of information at the Detroit Auto Show VW Web Site. Cool VW tunes too.
What's the difference between a comic book writer and a large pizza?

I Can't Stop Thinking!

Sushi via Scripting News.
We're #2! We're #2! Well, we're tied for second place on BlogHop's ratings of the best weblogs on the web.
I love weblogs, I'm addicted to weblogs, I'm a user and a pusher, but this is Madness.
The First Annual Weblog Awards are here. Let's just hope there's not a recount.
The telephone has served us well for 100 years. It is time for it to go.

But my mom is expecting a call this weekend.

Thursday, January 04, 2001

Hehe, this Washington D.C. Public School ad is excellent.
I'll admit it. I'm going to watch Survivor 2001. I hope Amber Brkich wins it all.
Palm Pilot application No. 413: sending it for coffee. Now you can turn your Palm Pilot into a robot.
Tim and I remember Klackers. You'd start out hitting the balls together and it would go clack, clack; clack, clack; clack, clack; clack, clack then as you sped up, the balls would hit at the top and then you'd hear, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, click, clack.
Iraq Says Reports of Saddam Illness Are Absurd. He fired more than 140 shots one-handed, something most young people are unable to do.
Have you ever wanted to be on ABC's Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher? You can, if you've got enough cash.

Monday, January 01, 2001

They've got a hotel made of ice in Quebec - Canada.
If you want to improve the quality of your life, subscribe to Cheryl Richardson's weekly newsletter. Now is the time to do it!
The Family Man made me laugh so hard I cried. I went to see this movie yesterday with a couple of free passes that had to be used up before the end of the year. Happy New Year!

This is my favorite type of movie, the fish out of water movie. Nicholas Cage and Téa Leoni were really great together. I've always liked Téa Leoni. I remember her in Flying Blind. Too bad that show only lasted one season.

It struck me funny when Cage, as Jack Campbell, says, "This is not my house.", that there wasn't any Talking Heads soundtrack behind him. It worked for me in the TV commercial.

Makenzie Vega was exceptional as the little girl.