Archives for: "May 2006"

May/31
2006

But Clinton!!!!

I swear to God, I'm sick of it. I'm so fucking sick of it, that I'm breaking my long standing moratorium concerning politic-centric posts. When I discuss politics, I'm pretty moderate. I fully support come conservative motions, particularly small… more »
May/31
2006
BOSTON (AP)-- A man serving a life sentence for murdering his wife is asking a federal judge to order the state to pay for a sex-change operation, arguing that denying him the surgery amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. A psychiatrist testified… more »
May/31
2006

What if I'm not ashamed?

They want to stop porn. They think pornography leads to rape and sexual assault, so they want to stop it. That's the theory behind some folks in Jackson County, Indiana at least. They’re a pretty conservative group. They have been unsuccessful stopping… more »
May/30
2006

Figure It Out

The conversation usually goes like this... Person: Hey Mike - want to do something? Mike: Sure. What did you have in mind? Person: I don't know. Can you come up with something for me? Mike: A fall from a great height would probably do you some good.… more »
May/28
2006

Unconditional Love

Our parents love us. It's a basic precept that most people would agree with. Parents may get angry. They may say hurtful things. But for the most part, it's unconditional love. Or it’s supposed to be at least. Which is why I don't understand the… more »
May/26
2006
I have yet to figure out why technical content publishers insist on putting portraits of authors or interviewees on the cover of their materials. WROX started doing this ages ago with their fire-engine red technical publications for software weenies. At… more »
May/24
2006

My letter to my representatives:

Video games are a form of entertainment. Some games are intended for youth audiences. Others are not. The ESRB ratings are an industry standard that rate games to make it easy to determine which games are appropriate for what audience. They offer the… more »
May/23
2006
There's been a move on lately to classify some pets as therapeutic partners. What does that mean? It means that a person depends on their pet for constant, and I mean constant, companionship in order to simply exist without falling apart, and thus must… more »
May/23
2006
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- High school students are going to be held accountable for what they post on blogs and on social-networking Web sites such as MySpace.com. The board of Community High School District 128 voted unanimously on Monday to require… more »
May/22
2006

Illegal Alien Vegetables

I like to eat out. Often I'll go out for lunch with peers maybe 3 - 4 times a week, with family to dinner maybe once on the weekend. I enjoy Thai, Cambodian, Japanese, good Chinese (as opposed to cheap Chinese, I've never gotten over the unnatural color… more »
May/20
2006
I dated a particular guy for a while. We haven't seen each other in months and haven't talked in almost as long. Then out of the blue, the other night, he IMs me. We chat a bit, it becomes obvious he is horny and he wants to come over. He says: "r u… more »
May/20
2006
In my perpetual internet dating life, some guys take the cake. I chatted on line with a guy for a bit. He wanted to meet the next day, in a store parking lot. I figured we would meet and decide where to go. We meet, we say "Hi", he doesn't get out of… more »
May/19
2006
1. Bush - We need to militarize the border with Mexico 2. Hamas - For not renouncing violence and recognizing Israel 3. Iran - For openly pursuing nuclear weapons and being proud of it 4. Taliban - For everything they stand for 5. Pat Robertson - For… more »
May/19
2006

They call it LIFE??????

Heh. I thought the ad was a spoof. No one could be that stupid. Let me back up. There is a little non profit organization called CEI or Competitive Enterprise Institute. Basically, they’re a conservative mouthpiece. Limited government, free market type… more »
May/17
2006

You admit it's wrong???

But you did it anyway. Welcome to my 'Disgraceful Abuse of the Public Trust' List. Down in Louisiana, the House just passed HB 1381. Basically, it makes the video game rating enforceable by law. If I store sells to underage, they get fined. If the game… more »
May/16
2006
Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice. If they knew its charms, the dignity that accompanies it, how much a free man feels like a king, the perpetual inner light that is produced by decorous self-awareness… more »
May/15
2006
One of the openers in a conversation that I truly detest is "Ok, don't get mad but....". You know the next thing the person is going to say is that they did something that is guaranteed to be upsetting, yet by hypothetically preempting with the truth… more »
May/13
2006

But... how????

Sometimes people baffle me. Ok, to be fair, I'm baffled by people more often then I like to admit. But I blame them because well... they are strange. This story is not my own company but comes to me from an online colleague. His company is doing away… more »
May/12
2006
What do you call someone that signs laws into existence and then simply states that they won't abide by them? If you're an American you call him President. That's right, while in the past most Presidents had the balls to veto a law they didn't like, our… more »
May/12
2006

Resistance is Futile

It was a nice conversation. Talking about the general aspects of our job and some interaction between co-workers. Standard deal. Then it changed. Very suddenly You see, when you're standing in front of me, facing me, and speaking, I have a very silly… more »
May/11
2006
So, there is an increasing push in the "I don't feel like being a responsible parent"™ section of society. They want a new warning label. This year’s target? Televisions. Brain cancer? Obese children? Bad vision? An addiction to anime? Spending habits… more »
May/11
2006

Georgia on my mind

It’s an old story. Few weeks ago, I meant to write up my rant on it. But I get easily distracted by shiny objects. So, down in Georgia, a lady has a problem with the book selection at her school’s library. You see, they have the Harry Potter series. And… more »
May/11
2006
Originally when the brouhaha broke over the NSA tapping phone lines people were comforted that it was only international calls that were being tapped. Most people don't call Jordan, Afghanistan or Iraq on a regular or even lifetime basis. I personally… more »
May/11
2006
Three words: "President Jeb Bush". more »
May/10
2006

EXTREME!!!!!!!

I'm really sick of it. Day after day, we're inundated with it: products, shows, movies, music. All of it claiming to be more extreme or adventurous then the product before it. Well, I’m here to let the world in on a little secret. Your tortilla chips,… more »
May/10
2006

Personal Space

Maybe I'm weird. If you ask my girlfriend, she'll say there is no maybe about it. I am weird. And this is a case of something that just irks me. The place I work is a 24 by 7 place. We share the same desks and workstations. Due to the nature of the… more »
May/08
2006

Strange Bedfellows

I have a neat idea. There are several longstanding global conflicts that seem to have no end in sight, products of generations of educated hatred that must be a part of genetic heritage at this point. A good examples of this are the Israelis and… more »
May/08
2006

Jersey Parkway Part 2

There's lots of great reasons to avoid Jersey. The highway/parkway gives you lots of time to ponder on them as you gracelessly suffer the drivers, air pollution, shitty drivers, crappy signage, drivers and then get to pay for the privilege of suffering… more »
May/08
2006
Actually seen on the license plate of a white, BMW, SUV: "NAKED K9" Words fail me. Sadly the mental images didn't. more »
May/08
2006

Curse of The Unorganized Family

And now, some insights into my personal life angst... So I've got this birthday thing. Saturday is the actual day. For some incredibly stupid reason which I cannot fathom, my mom insists on having some sort of get together every year for it. "So what… more »
May/05
2006
The law is simple. Almost any given human interaction has at least one unforeseen reaction. Sometimes minor, sometimes major. This is particularly true when dealing with nature. Anything you do could have far reaching and irreversable effects that may… more »
May/05
2006
According to a February police report on the Arizona State University student newspaper's Web site, an 18-year-old student, arrested at Hayden Library for masturbating openly while watching Internet porn, explained to police, "To be honest, the Internet… more »
May/05
2006
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Wendy Dershem may think twice before leaving that egg roll on her plate at her next Chinese buffet. The Des Moines woman, her boyfriend and her two children were kicked out of a restaurant last week after management accused her… more »
May/05
2006
Or at least we should. So, do you think we can stop talking about how high gas prices are? At a minimum, perhaps hold our discussions on these topics to under twenty minutes? It would be one thing if you were discussing the oil industry, its tax… more »
May/04
2006
It was a pretty simple objective, really, all I wanted was a new garbage pail for my bathroom. I figured a new one might cost, oh five maybe six bucks tops and that it just wasn't worth the money to try and scrub a decades worth of grunk off the inside.… more »
May/04
2006
I moved into my house last summer. I was very pleased. Things were great. One downside: despite moving less than 3 miles, I could not transfer my old number to my new place. So, I had to get a new number. A minor irritation, but it wasn’t a huge deal.… more »
May/03
2006
BEACONSFIELD, Australia (AP) -- Two Australian miners trapped for more than a week in a tiny cage more than a half mile underground were given iPods Wednesday to help them while away the hours as rescuers prepared to start drilling them an escape… more »
May/03
2006

More driving insanity

Ok, while I did just post my 'top 10' of driver-antics that can make me insane I left off one of the single most important ones. This one is so gods-fucking-awfully-retarded that it's almost agonizing to describe (and thus rates its own post). Ready? If… more »
May/02
2006
Well, well, well, color me surprised. The newest Pope, who was billed as a true "hardcore" catholic is considering the use of condoms for married couples when one partner is HIV infected. Whoa. What does this mean? Well it means a certain amount of… more »