Archives for: "March 2006"

Mar/31
2006
I've had a few bizarre incidents involving Jewish people and phones in my life. The one that stands out the most was when I was at college. It was a Friday, late afternoon, and I was in a suite belonging to another student who was semi-orthodox Jewish.… more »
Mar/30
2006
It doesn't come as much of a surprise to me that the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that gay people can only get married in Mass if it would be legal in their home state. It's pretty intuitive actually. If something is not legal in your state, you… more »
Mar/29
2006
It's human nature I suppose to want to understand why events happen. This is certainly true when the event is the result of human actions. I wandered down this particular path of thought yesterday while I was reading about the guy who went into a rave… more »
Mar/24
2006
I thought "gauche" was a French word originally. For those of you unfamiliar with the word it means: (gOsh)adj. Lacking social polish; tactless. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [French, awkward,… more »
Mar/24
2006
I tend to stay closer to home, but the ignorance overwhelms. French President Jacques Chirac and his delegation walked out of an EU summit meeting today. He said he was highly offended and profoundly SHOCKED. SHOCKED he said. Wow. Must have been a… more »
Mar/24
2006

Hey LAAADIES!

For once, this is not a personal experience rant. Not really at least. I'm ranting on behalf of my coworker today. You see, he went out to the bar last night. Sitting at the bar getting a drink, he began talking to the very attractive bartender. It's a… more »
Mar/23
2006

Wanna drink? Think again.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission sucks. Apparently they have taken their duties to a new level. They swept 30 bars and arrested 36 people last weekend for public intoxication. Mind you, these people were not making a lot of noise. The bars in… more »
Mar/23
2006
Muslims all over have been complaining that they are being painted in a bad light by the media. It's a pretty difficult argument to support with quotes like these.... KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Senior Muslim clerics demanded Thursday that an Afghan man… more »
Mar/22
2006

Fiscally Conservative

President Bush signed a new cap on the national debt Monday. The raised cap adds another 781 billion dollars of leeway for a maximum debt of nearly nine trillion dollars. He had to do this because the US government was in danger of defaulting on… more »
Mar/20
2006
Foamy the Squirrel - Tech Support If you actually took the time to watch this cartoon you'd understand in a heartbeat why the hell there's a problem with the latest news from Dell. "DELL TO DUMP MILLIONS MORE DOLLARS INTO INDIA WHILE CUSTOMERS SUFFER… more »
Mar/19
2006

Rock Heads

I recently returned to my old university for a nostalgic look-see. As we drove around I couldn't help noticing that every rock over the size of a pumpkin was now painted. Well ok, in principle there's nothing wrong with that, although in a natural… more »
Mar/18
2006

"Safe Sex"

Just when I thought I had handle on what "safe sex" was, a gentleman expanded my horizons. I chatted with this guy for a few weeks. He was (and imagine still is) a 50 yr old virgin. He kept lamenting how he wanted to meet a nice woman. I think to, eh,… more »
Mar/17
2006

Spoiler Rage

In the modern world of VCRs, TiVo, on-demand television and DVR technology, some people have gone to great lengths to watch TV shows on their schedule, not the networks. I applaud such efforts in some ways. Honestly, there are few shows that I feel that… more »
Mar/16
2006

The Double Edge

Fuck you if you can't take a joke. Especially after helping make similar jokes about everyone else. So, Isaac Hayes quit South Park after something like eight years. He provided the voice for the character of Chef, and had some of the shows more… more »
Mar/13
2006

Zombie Terri

Ok, just when you thought it was safe to read the news because Terri has been well and truly dead... well it's NOT because she (like Freddie Kruger) is back to haunt us. This time through dueling books! Huzzah. Yes yes, first we have Terri's family with… more »
Mar/10
2006

Say whaaa?

Imagine if you will, that you live in Mississippi. I know... I know.. bear with me. You live in Mississippi and you're a hunter. Now, let's say in this hypothetical situation that you get eaten by a bear. That sucks. The date doesn't really seem… more »
Mar/10
2006

Caveat Emptor

Let the buyer beware. Or rather, in this case, let the buyer protect himself. You have to be worried about more than just the thing you decided to purchase. You also have to defend your life. Not in the life or death sense perhaps, but the privacy of… more »
Mar/07
2006
Well it is a free country isn't it? So what rule is there to stop Walmart from planting pro-Walmart bloggers on the net? None of course, that's the joy of the net, the joie de vivre, the raison d'etre, the last truly wild west, anarchistic frontier. So… more »
Mar/03
2006
Binge. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” It’s a peeve of mine that goes back to college. Somewhere, probably a long time ago, decided that drinking alcohol was inherently immoral because it reduced inhibitions… more »
Mar/01
2006

Stereotypes are bad, mmmkay.

So, I started reading a book series. Bought the first two from the store and liked them. So, I went off to Amazon and picked up the next two, along with some other series I was interested. The girlfriend hits me up for a couple of books she wants as… more »