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Friday, October 31, 2003

Uproar Magazine.
The magazine dedcated to stand up comedy.

Ha!
Sons of Sam Horn 2003 Jimmy Fund Donation.
I appreciate all of the comments and pledges in support of the 2003 team. And I can tell you the Sox will really appreciate the initiative you took here. It would have been very easy to take a negative attitude with regard to a great team not quite making it to the World Series. Instead, you celebrate what was indeed a turning point in construction of Red Sox teams by saying thank you to the players who showed so much heart this year with dollars earmarked for a great cause. That is quite a statement.
One of the owners of the Boston Red Sox, John Henry, posts to a Red Sox message board about their donation to the Jimmy Fund.

Cool.
via [ Andrew Bayer ]
Temporary IP address instead of boingboing.net
As you may have noticed, we're in the middle of an extended outage. We've got a new server up and running (with lots of new posts), but the DNS is going to take a day or two. In the meantime, http://216.126.84.59/ is your friend.
Whew.

The Dresden Dolls' Halloween Ball.
low culture.
A blog about shallow and grave stuff.

Hmm... shallow grave.

Boo!

Happy Halloween!
I've never seen this type of trick-or-treater at my house.

Maybe this year.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

32. Where have you seen or heard the quote "No matter where you go, there you are"?
Where is Boing Boing? | Metafilter.
Annette Farrington.
I just heard her live on WZBC.

Awesome!

She has two upcoming shows in Boston:

Sat. Nov.1st
Annette plays the Asgard in Central Square Cambridge.
350 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4182
http://www.classicirish.com/index.html
phone: (617) 577-9100

Thurs. Nov.6th
Annette plays a Rounder Records showcase at the Paradise Lounge. Show starts at 9:00PM
with The band Well and Natalie Flanagan
Paradise Rock Club
967 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Ma. 02215
Box Office (617) 562-8800
http://boston.cc.com/paradise.asp

Tina Fey is So Funny.
“If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.”
via [ Rex ]
The Cautions: Coffee Shop Girl. [ Free mp3 ]
The Cautions have been described as "Weezer versus The Cars in a fight to the death over Elvis Costello tickets."

What a great quote!

Worst NBA Logo.
It's a three-way tie.

Oh yeah, The Black Table previews the NBA season too.

Realistic Clock For Your Computer [ requires Flash ]
via [ Geekman ]
Just As I Thought: White House Priorities.
How did I miss this?

The president has proclaimed Oct. 26th through Nov. 1st, 2003 as "Protection From Pornography Week."

Governor Rainier 'McBain' Wolfcastle.
Ha Ha!

Nice find Jason. Good Democratic campaign strategy too.
Slowdance Records :: MP3s.
The Velvet Teen - Naked Girl.

Go now.
via [ information leafblower ] a trusted source for music links
Who's #1?
Bruins.
Felix Potvin scores a shutout and rookie Patrice Bergeron scores a goal!

Celtics.
Undefeated at home! :-)

Partiots.
And they're 4-0 at home!
Wesley Clark on the Today Show with Katie Couric [ Video ].
In case you missed Wesley Clark on the Today Show this morning.
Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark criticizes President Bush’s policy in Iraq and shares some thoughts on his campaign during an interview with “Today” host Katie Couric.
Clark/Couric. That's the ticket!

[ from the MSNBC Free Video News page ]
Jessica Simpson Greeting Cards.
Coming soon to a store near you.
How Mike Dukakis Answers The Phone.
The caller wants to know how he is doing, Dukakis replies:
'Well, I'm living under the worst national administration of my lifetime,' Dukakis barks in his trademark staccato, his caterpillar eyebrows arched to signal a punchline is coming. 'If I'd beat his old man, you'd never have heard of this guy, so blame me.'
Hello.
JS Online: Clark fierce in denouncing Bush.
'Their policy has been wrong,' he said, 'horribly, tragically wrong. And it's our duty to say so clearly, repetitively - no apology for candor or forcefulness.'
Clark also said that Bush's description of Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the "axis of evil" was "probably the single worst formulation in the last half-century in American foreign policy."
Daily Hellsinki is a moblog, made with Mfop2.
studio2f: Postfix.
Panther has replaced Sendmail with Postfix. If you did the 10.3 'upgrade' instead of the 'archive and install' or 'clean install' then your Postfix won't work. The upgrade option didn't run the CreateSystemUsers script that adds the Postfix user to NetInfo. Here's how to setup Postfix, and here's how to run the CreateSystemUsers script if you upgraded.
Huh?

I bought a Mac to get away from this stuff.

What is this guy talking about?

Wednesday, October 29, 2003


Boston Celtics: Courtside Live.
This is pretty cool.

If you go to the Official Boston Celtics website, over on the right hand side of the page is a link for Courtside Live.

You can get it in either FLASH or HTML.

It's complete statistics of the game, as it happens.

You get a constantly updated box score, play by play, and efficiency rankings!

Nice!
Strathlachlan: Fleshbot Gets More Revealing.
Fleshbot will be a pornography review in blog format.
Bombich Software: Carbon Copy Cloner.
I just cloned my PowerBook hard drive over to an external Firewire drive.

I feel cleansed, confident and secure.
Canarino - The Classic Italian Hot Lemon Beverage.
It's lemony, hot and caffeine free.

It's not tea.

Good hot stuff when it's cold outside.

I ended up placing an order on their web site since I couldn't find it in any Boston area store.

After calling the company, I just found out that you can get it in the North End at Polcari's Coffee Shop or Modern Pastry.

It's also available at any Shaw's supermarket.



Four Word Film Reviews.
I laughed, I cried.

Bigger solar flare to hit Earth!
Eeeeeeeeeek! Eeeeeeeeeek!

Why is the sun green?

Bush in 30 seconds.
A political advertising contest that's looking for really creative ads that will engage and enlighten viewers and help them understand the truth about George Bush.

I'm in.

I Hate Republicans Flash annimation by Eric Blumrich.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

General Wesley Clark responds to President Bush's 'Mission Accomplished' Remarks.

jetBlue will soon be flying out of Boston and has some great deals!
Mac OS X 10.3 Tip: Use Keyboard Viewer for Key Caps Functions.

In case you were looking for Key Caps.

Massachusetts Drivers License: User Experience.
Most of us are moving away from using our Social security numbers for our drivers license number..

We have memorized out SS#. It goes something like this 232-33-5843.

I know mine has a sing sony type feel to it. Kinda poppy like: dum dee dum, dah dah, ping pong bling bling.

The random license # is something like S99988801.

I suggest that on the license, some dashes are added to make it easier to read and sing!

Maybe something like:

S-999-888-01.

Intro - hit hit hit - pow pow pow - dah dah.
Two Guys Grabbed 'Bank of America Center' URL's Yesterday.
www.boacenter.com
www.bankofamericacenter.com

I put in a call to my friend over at the FleetCenter to make him aware that the URL's were available as of yesterday morning.

Looks like he didn't grab them.

So maybe they are planning a different name for the FleetCenter or just neglected to register the domains in time.

Today's Globe has more on the story.
Spanish version of "What more can I give" [ Free mp3 ]
Most of it. The song cuts out at the end.

Michael Jackson's Scientology Charity Raising Single.
The story behind the charities.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Doyle's Cafe has Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Abbey Ale on Tap!

Second Looks at First Impressions
Despite the poor lighting from the partially burned out fluorescents and the requisite musty odor that older things seem to emit when they are stored, the room that makes up the vinyl record library is still awe inspiring. The shelves rise eight feet high, dwarfing any who enter with row upon row of twelve-inch records, packed in so tightly they seem on the brink of bursting out of the storage space.

This is the record collection of Boston's WZBC, 90.3 FM. WZBC is the radio station of Boston College, although anyone who knows the station will tell you that the Abercrombie savvy student body of BC hasn't embraced the station as warmly as the city of Boston (and the admirers who experience the station beyond the transmitter range via web cast) has.
Michael Patrick Brady takes us on a tour of leading edge 80's music, via DJ album comments.

Film Project
Tonight, George -- An American Tavern begins a Monday-night series geared to the local film industry called Project Green Light Night (and no, it's not connected to the Matt Damon-Ben Affleck HBO-sponsored 'Project Greenlight'). This is sponsored by Rock Green Light Beer, a new beverage that replaces Rolling Rock Light. (Claim to fame: lowest in carbs and calories! And Boston's the first of 40 markets in which it rolls out!) From 6 to 10 p.m., Dan McCarthy, whose 'Irish Eyes' (starring a Baldwin brother and semi-based on the Bulger brothers) hits theaters Friday, and Angela Peri, owner of Boston Casting, will set up shop to talk about getting into the biz.
Action!

Bank of America to Buy FleetBoston Financial Corp.
Take a look at the front page of the Boston Globe.
Bank of America will replace the Fleet name in the Northeast.
Oh no, not again!

Bye Bye Fleet Homelink home banking, hello Bank of America Online Banking.
Forbes named Bank of America among the "Best of the Web" and Global Finance magazine ranked us the world's best consumer Internet bank.
Change is good, change is good. [ Bank of America Fast Facts ]

And what about the FleetCenter? Hello Bank of America Center?

I can't even remember all the different names my bank has had over the years: essexbank, Bank of New England, Fleet, but that was really Soveriegn, or was it BankBoston?

At least ING Direct hasn't changed.
What we know about season 3 of 24.
How come I have to get my news on 24 from Canada?

Sunday, October 26, 2003


Jamacia Plain Lantern Parade.
Once again it was a beautiful sight. Candle lighted lanterns being carried around Jamaica Pond just after the sun went down tonight.

Little kids, some of them in halloween costumes, playing with fire for the first time! Their lights and eyes all aglow!

The best costume wasn't on a little kid though, it was on a dog who had a batman logo on his chest.

JP people are cool. They love their dogs.
Twenty word reviews.
This site features twenty word movie reviews that despite their brevity give you a true sense of a film's worth.

Apple Macintosh OS X Panther.
He puts the Mac OS X Panther disks down on the floor, to take a picture of them, and his cat comes over and sits down.
via [ mac rumors ]
Boston Globe Magazine: Music for Life
Meet Tony DeBlois of Randolph, born blind, mentally retarded, and autistic, ... the best jazz pianist you probably never heard of and a one-man band who plays 19 instruments -- no, make that 20, because he took up the saxophone last December and plays it now, along with the keyboard.
Amazing.
JimFormation · Dear Insurance Company.
"The floor of the garage has completely deteriorated."

No. It hasn't "deteriorated." It is nonexistent. The garage floor is now and has always been a dirt floor. The plans are to pour a concrete slab over the dirt floor.

I hate to be redundant, but if your inspector had called me ... hell, if he'd have called my contractor, he'd have known this.
Jim is one of the my favorite writers!

Too bad he's having a problem with his insurance company.

Actually, too bad for the insurance company.

Amazon.com: Free Music Downloads.
Up now:
50 Cent, "Bump Dat Street Mix"
Foo Fighters, "Low"
Eve 6, "Think Twice"
The Strokes, "Last Nite"
Nick Cave, "Bring It On"
The Hives, "Hate to Say I Told You So," "Main Offender," and "A Get Together to Tear It Apart"
Sigur Rós, "Ágætis byrjun" and "Svefn-g-englar"
Yo La Tengo, "Don't Have to Be Sad"
Zero 7, "Destiny"
Alison Krauss & Union Station, "The Lucky One" and "New Favorite"
Free and legal!
via [ coolfer ]
I Got A Basketball Endorsement!
information leafblower also heartily endorses fellow Apple user and Celtic Fan Off On A Tangent.
Yay!

Thanks!

GWBush04.com | Bush for President in 2004 | W'04.
This banner made me laugh!
BlogPulse [BETA]: Automated Trend Discovery for Weblogs.
BlogPulse mines for bursty phrases and person names instead of for the most popular ones. The most popular phrases and names change very slowly over time. The burstiest phrases and names are those whose frequency of occurrence has increased significantly over the past two weeks, often dramatically.
Blogs are bursting out all over!
via [ Computer Toaster ] by way of [ geekman ]
BlogRunner.
BLOGRUNNER makes it easier to track stories and conversation threads that develop across blogspace. BLOGRUNNER also highlights the interdependency of mainstream media with the blogosphere by closely integrating weblog entries with the stories they track from traditional media.
Lots of stuff here to digest.
via [ geekman ]
Boots on the Ground is a blog by Kevin, a soldier stationed in Iraq.

He reported this morning about an attack on the Al Rasheed Hotel.

CNN follows up.
via [ Lisa ]

Saturday, October 25, 2003

What's New in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.

Celtics Top Nets to End Preseason: My Celtics Experience From the 4th Row.
Joshua couldn't make the Celtics pre-season game last night so he gave me his tickets! He said he only wants $11 for them, but I think they're worth more. They were in section one, right at half-court, four rows from the floor.

I had expected a little more legroom, but I guess the Fleet Center has to cram as many seats in there as possible.

It's a great location to watch the game from, looking at the scoreboard makes your neck sore though.

THE PLAYERS
Going into the game I was excited to see Jiri Welsh. The first time he touched the ball, he couldn't catch it and it went out of bounds. :-(

He didn't do so well in the five minutes he played. I'm sure he'll do better as he gets more playing time.

Vin Baker looked amazing. Paul Pierce makes getting baskets look easy from anywhere on the floor.

Raef LaFrentz did a great job getting both offensive and defensive rebounds. He's going to work out just fine.

Both Marcus Banks and Mike James are what you'd call speedy!

THE CROWD
Since we had a few empty seats around us, we were visited my many different people all night long, who chose to try out our neighboring seats.

THE CHANGING CAST OF CHARACTERS SITTING NEXT TO US:

The Three Teenage Boys Sitting In Our Seats:
I asked them if we were in teh right section and they quickly moved down. then when other people came they more over to the next section. Later they moved farther away. I think they spent their whole night moving all around the Fleet Center. What are the ushers there for anyway. They didn't care one bit who was sitting in any of the seats. Maybe after hte season starts they enforce the tickets more, but from this experience I might just grab a $10 ticket and go sit in the $140 seats myself.

The Teenage Girls Behind Us:
These teenage girls spent all their time on the cell phone talking about boys and getting up and down and running over to see a boy who was a ball boy. They even sat forward in their seats so that their piercing shrill voices would go right in my ear. Thanks girls.

They Guy Who Yelled 'WALKER'.
So the guys sitting in the row in front of us yells, 'WALKER'. I was more like 'WAAAAA-KEERRRRRRRRR'. Does he think it's amusing? I guess.

The Two Boys Beside Us:
These two little kids had Celtics shirts on and were nicely behaved. Between the 2nd and 3rd quarter, shirts were thrown into the stands. Well some guy jumped up in front of the little kids and grabbed the shirt. The Celtics shirt-throwers on the court told him to give it to the little kid that he jumped in front of. He said no. So a guy sitting 3 rows back went out and bought the kid a Celtics shirt and gave it to him. That was so nice. The little kid went up and shook his hand and thanked him.

The Father and Three Little Kids Who Like To Kick Chairs:
OK, so just the little kids were kicking the chairs. They were only there for one quarter though.

Celtics Wives:
Behind us were the Celtics wives. Their little kids were so cute. They were so excited to get on the scoreboard camera.

I'd like to know who the blonde was? It looked like she just got off a modeling shoot.

THE CROWD WENT NUTS
The crowd really rocked the rafters and made so much noise it was amazing. It didn't happen during the game though. The crowd went crazy to win some black Celtics baseball hats. Do they call them baseball hats? Anyway, the announcer tells the crowd to make some noise to win a hat and the crowd made noise.

They also go crazy and dance when the camera puts them on the scoreboard. Typical fan when the camera captures them:

1. Bored
2. See's themselves on scoreboard camera
3. Stand up
4. Wave Hands
5. Shake Booty
6. Look up at scoreboard
7. Keep looking at scoreboard
8. Shake booty
9. Point at logo on shirt

Over all I'd say it was a good time. Seeing the Celtics up close allowed me to see the fun they were having in court especially Eric Williams and Walter McCarty.

I'm gonna watch some games on TV this year.
Mail Tracker.
Discover the source of emails and gather information to send complaints about spam.

Friday, October 24, 2003


SOUNDTRACKS LIVE PRESENTS: Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Live on stage with music and everything!

Jason Salavon - Selected projects.
It's art!
via [ Kim ]
The Lycos 50 Blog: Comments on Internet Culture and Search Trends w/ Aaron Schatz.

Big solar flare to hit Earth at 3 p.m. EDT!
Eeeeeeeeeek!
VideoHelper: Best Website Ever.

Complimentary subscription to Maxim magazine.
They have great articles in there.

Get Stuff Magazine and Blender free too.

I see a pattern developing here.

If you find any others, please put them in the comments.

QRIO.
"Hello, I Robot."
Lightning strikes Jesus on Gibson's Christ film set.
RIAA Radar Charts: RIAA Radar Indie 100.
The 100 highest-selling albums on Amazon.com that are RIAA-safe.

HeartStart Home Defibrillator.
When sudden cardiac arrest strikes, the electrical system of the heart short-circuits, causing an abnormal rhythm known as ventricular fibrillation. Shocking the heart—known as defibrillation—is the only way to effectively treat this abnormal heart rhythm. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can buy time for someone in cardiac arrest, but only a defibrillator can deliver a potentially life-saving shock.

The 10-minute survival window
For defibrillation to be effective, the shock must be delivered within the first few minutes of collapse. In fact, for every minute that goes by without defibrillation, a victim’s chance of survival decreases by 7-10%. And after 10 minutes, it is unlikely that the person will survive.
CLEAR!
via [ Maxim ]

Make Halloween Clarktober.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

How to connect a SMC2635W Wireless Card to an Apple Airport wireless network.
When you first try to connect to an Apple Airport with WEP enable the SMC Wireless card displays the error: Unable to connect.

Hmm.

No further explanation.

The reason is that you need to plug in the WEP password into the SMC software to allow it to connect to the Airport.

This is what you have to do:

1. Open the Apple Airport Utility and note the password that non Apple users must use. That means PC users. It looks something like this:
57rjjmd678903wjmmwkjw28904ehdnkdkdi9902w

I'm not kidding you, it really looks something like that.

Next, go over to your SMC software and key that into the KEY field.

APPLY the change and you'll be able to connect to the Airport WEP network.

Harpoon Brewery - Friends of Harpoon.
I went to the Harpoon Brewery in Boston tonight for a special preview tasting of their new 100 Barrel Series - Abbey Ale.

It was WICKED AWESOME!

The brewer, Sean Cornelius, talked about how he decided to brew this beer, It was after a trip to Belgium where he really enjoyed the Belgian beers.

Who wouldn't? Belgian beers are the best!

The 100 Beer Series allows a brewer at Harpoon to make up his own recipe.

This beer is amazing. I'd be so psyched if they brewed it year round.

Abbey Ale!

It's so cool to have a local brewery that is so welcoming and inviting to people who really enjoy their beer.

Join the Harpoon Brewery - Friends of Harpoon and you can be invited to events like this too.

Introducing the new Apple iBook G4.
Hello.

Joe Lavin: Coming to a Woodpile Near You.
Last month, my father bought a new pickup truck. When I asked why, he told me, "Well, I have some wood I need to pick up." Others, of course, might have rented a truck, but not my father who decided to buy a new Chevy Silverado for $20,000 in order to move this wood.
In the house I grew up in my father painted the fireplace bricks white.

Never had a fire in that fireplace.

BugSelecta.
Design your own original Volkswagen Beetle.

The Suspension Height adjustment was my favorite. Click 'em all!
via [ The Presurfer ]

Boston Celtic: Jiri Welsch.
Won both the Slovenian League and Cup with Olimpija Ljubljana in 2001 and 2002.
Won the Adriatic League and Cup with Olimpija Ljubljana in 2002.
Named Mattoni League MVP in 2001-02
Hey, this guy's a winner.
Boston.com: Ban voted on a form of abortion.
Note to Lyle Denniston of the Boston Globe, "How about reporting how our Senators voted?"

UPDATE:
Kennedy (D-MA), Nay [ email Ted ]
Kerry (D-MA), Nay [ email John ] *John Kerry replied, see comments**

I just sent them an email to thank them for voting that way.
StickyBrain version: SB 1.0

Description of problem:
How do I remove the Sticky Brain menu items when I RIGHT CLICK?

I want to remove the software from my machine.

Do you have a utility do do that?

Thanks.
--Steve

UPDATE
:

Got a quick answer:
To uninstall StickyBrain perform the following steps:

1. Delete the “StickyBrain” folder located in the Documents folder.
2. Delete the “StickyBrain” folder located in the “Contextual Menu Items”
folder. This folder is found in your home Library folder.
3. Press Command+Control+Option+Shift+X keys. This will quit the background
application HotKey.
4. Delete the “StickyBrain” folder from the Applications folder.
5. Remove HotKey from the Login Items list in System Preferences.
Command+Control+Option+Shift+X is the hardest key combination I have ever had to press!
CNN.com - Pentagon deleted part of official's apology.
"I believe that God intervenes in the affairs of men, to include nations, as Benjamin Franklin so eloquently stated. Yes I believe that George Bush was placed in the White House by God as well as Bill Clinton and other presidents."
Lt. Gen. William Boykin
Why not just delete the official?
via [ Kim ]

Waltopia: Walt Disney's Original Plans For Epcot.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Decriminalize Marijuana In Massachusetts.
WHAT: Marijuana Decriminalization Hearing Pending Before Joint Committee on the Judicary

NOTE NEW ROOM:

WHERE: State House Gardner Auditorium Boston, MA

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2003, 11:00 A.M.

The Massachusetts legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hear testimony beginning at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 23, in Room A-1 on Senate Bill 1119, legislation that would make possession of marijuana a civil violation.

S. 1119:
- eliminates the authority of the police to take custody of a person over
18 for possessing marijuana;

- punishes possession of marijuana by a civil fine of not less than $100
nor more than $500 for the first violation and of not less than $200 nor
more than $1,000 for a second or subsequent violation; and,

- splits the civil fines collected between the state and the municipality
in which the violation occurred.

Currently, first time marijuana offenders face a maximum six month jail sentence.

This legislation offers significant legal protections to responsible marijuana smokers in Massachusetts. However, legislators will only support this measure if they hear from you.

Please take a moment today to write your state representative and senator and tell him or her to support S. 1119. Pre-written letters are available online from NORML at:
http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/bills/?bill=1365916
I'll be at the Rock & Roll Library if you need me.

Sexiest 100.
Now with it's own URL!

Keira Knightley is now #1.
Boston.com: City election was flawed, state finds.
Another violation outlined by the state was the virtual gantlet of candidates and campaigners voters had to walk through to get to some polling places. Under state regulations, electioneering is prohibited within 150 feet of the polls.
No kidding!

I told the police officer on site at my polling place at Jamaica Plain there were people with signs right at the foot of the stairs to the building.

He told me that it's a public place and they had a right to be there.

D'oh.

I guess he was wrong.

Next time this happens I'm going to point it out to the people in charge and if nothing is done to stop it, I'm going to go home, get my video camera, video tape it, and alert the news media!

Citizen Reporter Steve!

Businessweek: Apple's Stategic Shift.
via [ Jack ]
Disney's Project X.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Daypop Weblog Statistics for Off On A Tangent: Hot Girls, Cold Beer, Fresh Links.
News | 348North.
Currently monitoring 678 sites including this one!
SXSW interactive Web Awards.
Explore a random website from this year's entries!

My School of Rock Super Fan Site Weblog is entered in the Film/Film Industry category.
City of Boston Pothole Web Site.
City Councilor Maura Hennigan has set up a Web site for city residents to report potholes and other road and sidewalk hazards.
This proper repairing of streets and sidewalks is not a city budget issue. It is not affected by recent budget cutbacks. Utility companies and private contractors pay into a street and sidewalks fund on a regular basis. The purpose of this fund is to have the city permanently repair street and sidewalk excavations. As of this summer, this fund totaled $22 million.
Let's start reporting those potholes.
...::: smart-music.net.
Free mp3's.

They've gathered together links to lots of cool and free mp3's out on the net.

It's all legal.
via [ Adam Curry ]
Trading places.
The Celtics trade explained.

ESPN.com - Page2 - Bill Simmons on Skin.
That reminds me, I was on the phone with one of my buddies this weekend talking about 'Skin.' Has there ever been a show with a shorter shelf life? Wouldn't it have been a much better mini-series? Sure, they're doing the 'Romeo and Juliet' thing, and the DA will be battling the porn czar and stuff. But how much mileage can you get out of that? By episode five, the ads will be like, 'And on a very special Skin, Julia runs away from home again!' If I were them, I would have switched the families and had the daughter's Dad be the district attorney -- this way, Ron Silver could have lured her into the porn business after she dumped his son. But that's just me.
Bill also writes about Grady Little too.

The Grand Teton mountains reflected in a window by Herb Eighmy.
From the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.
via [ Sore Eyes ]

NY Times: Clark Skips Iowa's Caucuses
What we'll do is what I call the General MacArthur strategy,' a senior Clark adviser said. 'General MacArthur was very successful in World War II because he skipped over the Japanese strongholds, where they were more organized, and instead picked islands that were favorable or neutral terrain. Which means we would choose not to focus resources on Iowa and instead focus them on New Hampshire and on Feb. 3,' when there are Democratic contests in seven states.
Nice.

Michael J. Ring: Why Iowa Doesn't Matter.

When Protesters Attack: I'm an Arrogant, Small-Minded Fascist Grinning Idiot
For a brief time, I was able to tape the rally speakers without intimidation. But then someone came up behind me and whispered a question in my ear. 'Are you nervous?' he asked. He pointed out how many people were at the rally, and continued to ask me whether I was afraid. Again, under the circumstances, I took this as a threat.
Evan Coyne Maloney, citizen journalist, filmed a Palestinian solidarity rally.

What happened to him made me feel sad, angry and frightened.

Joe Millionaire's Daddy is a Millionaire!
DAVID SMITH, the next "Joe Millionaire'' sent to win the hearts of gold-digging European beauties, turns out not to be the dirt-poor hunk we were promised. The 24-year-old Texan, who rakes in $11,000 a year as a rodeo cowboy, just happens to get by with a little help from his father, a filthy rich Texas oilman. "My dad's done everything for me,'' Smith admitted to TV Guide. "I've never had to work"
Who wants to marry the son of a millionaire?

High Definition Artwork.
As sales of large digital televisions multiply, several firms are selling services to fill them with artwork.
In the summer of 2002, Anthony Wood, founder of ReplayTV, one of the first digital video recorders, bought a 50-inch flat-screen TV for his vacation home in Oregon.

"I didn't just want it sitting there, I wanted to show art on it," he said.

So Wood, a serial entrepreneur, created a company in Palo Alto, Calif., called Roku. The start-up's $500 digital media player is mostly designed to show personal art, like digital photographs and videos, in high definition on plasma televisions.
They have an aquarium too.

snl season 29 ... REVEALED.
Nice reviews of the first two Saturday Night Live shows of the season.

These guys are a little hard on Jimmy Fallon though.
Draft Wesley Crusher For President.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Red Sox vs. Cubs: Consolation Game.
Why can't the Red Sox have a consolation game/series against the Cubs?

Industrial Wall Panels by Andrew Neumann.
These moving sculptures are cool.

Saw them yesterday at the Fort Point Open Studios. It's open today too. Building 300 is amazing.

Artists are dispaying their work in their loft spaces, which the majority of artists also use as a place to live.

Half the fun was looking at their lofts.

I would even say that I might have enjoyed that part more than looking at the art.