Archives for: "August 2006"

Aug/30
2006

Detox

I can appreciate enjoying a good solid evening of drinking. I can honestly say I’ve had a few hangovers in my life and even had to go to work for a few of them. However, even at my worst, I can honestly say I’ve never let my work suffer for it. I… more »
Aug/30
2006

4 Simple Steps

4 steps. Blinker on. Look for traffic. Change lanes / Get into turn lane Blinker off That's all. It’s not rocket science I don’t know why step 3 is such a hurdle for other drivers. Move over. It’s easy. But for some reason, people don’t get it. Some of… more »
Aug/28
2006

The only thing better….

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- Ever heard of the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship? It was held in Finland this weekend. Old phones were supplied for contestants who were allowed to pick which kind of phone they wanted to throw. The men's winner threw… more »
Aug/27
2006

13 pages

That's right 13 pages. 2 pages of warranty info. 6 pages of button instructions. 1 page on the interface. 4 pages on everything else. That's a break down of EA's instruction manual for Madden 2007. It could be worse I suppose. EA doesn't even bother… more »
Aug/26
2006
Reaching back into the vault for some old school ranting here. I enjoy many roles when I play video games. In UT, I was a flag runner. And a damn sneaky one too. In 2k*, I moved into the world of flag defense. When I RPG, I switch between warriors,… more »
Aug/24
2006
Well this is a real winner in my opinion. The Federal Government (read: Assholes at Large) have removed Evolutionary Biology from the list of accepted fields of study that receive education grant money. This means if you’re a low-income student you will… more »
Aug/23
2006
Holy shit. I don't know what I can do but FUCKING SCREAM... All around town, every goddamn last billboard is plastered with the bloody advertising onslaught from First Choice Haircutters. They're all the same image of course, some guy looking at some gi… more »
Aug/22
2006
We all know that mp3 file sharing is "bad" because it "hurts the artist" (which really means it hurts the record company - don't mean to tell you what you already know, but this is what we call "the set-up"). Lawsuits and fines have been applied, people… more »
Aug/21
2006

Arrogant Arellano

Ms. Arellano also posted a statement, saying if she is "arrested on holy ground", she will know that "God wants me to be an example of the hatred and hypocrisy of the current policy of this government". The story here is that Ms. Arellano is an illegal… more »
Aug/21
2006
I am now no longer in need of knowing just where and what exactly confessed JonBennet killer Jon Mark Karr is doing at this precise moment. "Karr speaks to press" "Karr on plane for the United States" "Karr now in the country" "Karr held in LA Jail".… more »
Aug/20
2006
This is an interesting article: The trouble when Jane becomes Jack http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/fashion/20gender.html. The main focus of the piece is the topic of women becoming men. Yes, women physically undertaking the necessary medical steps of… more »
Aug/20
2006

Self Censor

I rant to relieve stress. I rant to voice concerns. I rant because it’s cathartic. I rant because sometimes I feel like screaming in frustration. I rant because the world deserves to be ranted about. However, I can honestly say that tonight I… more »
Aug/19
2006
Seriously people. That face in your cheese sandwich... it's not the Virgin Mary. It's not Jesus. And it's not Elvis. I swear. That pile of melted chocolate... yeah, it's not Mary either. I don't understand people who find these things. I can't… more »
Aug/18
2006
It's amusing that even though the British are the ones that actually foiled the plot to blow up aircraft, that our president is attempting to give the credit to his wiretapping program. To the best of my recollection while there might have been some… more »
Aug/17
2006
It takes a helluva ego to justify why your own personal opinion is more important than the truth. As in the case of so many scientific "truths" George Bush and his powers of bullshit continue to impede areas of progress in any category he doesn't… more »
Aug/17
2006

People Scare Me

Driving in to work today. I'm in a turn lane, there's a corvette convertible next to me with the top down. Inside the car a man is gesturing wildly, catching my attention because of the violence of the gestures. I watch more carefully, thinking that the… more »
Aug/17
2006

Pompous Prick

Who else could I be talking about. Oh yes, it's Jack 'little bitch' Thompson. It's been a little while since I gave this man the ranting he so richly deserves. You might remember him from previous rants: A Pox On Him I say A Tool By Any Other Name Hit… more »
Aug/09
2006

MOVE!

I know it’s a parking lot. I know there are pedestrians. Hell, I give you the Right of Way out of politeness. However, there is a limit to my kindness. A fine line that I don’t accept. So, to the overly fat woman, walking down the middle of the road,… more »
Aug/04
2006

Do Not Go Gentle

Something about my personality abhors surrender. I don’t need to be the best or first. But I refuse to give up without doing my damnedest first. This is particularly true when it comes to dealing with helpdesks and billing departments. When they lie to… more »
Aug/03
2006

Raining on the parade

I’ve read a number of posts, threads and comments recently with a similar train of thought. Various contexts, but same underlying idea: The US legal system is founded from the 10 Commandments listed in the Bible. Honestly, the concept annoys me. Not… more »
Aug/03
2006

Not really a rant

Alright. First off, I love this site. I get to smack down people that deserve it, and I don’t even have to hire a lawyer to get them to drop the charges. However, I admit. I have one problem with this place. The blacklist. OMG. It kills me. It’s grown… more »
Aug/02
2006
The motherfucker who couldn't be bothered to assist with a project that should have been at its current state a MONTH AGO, now feels compelled to stick his grubby little fingers into every aspect of my work. "Site X" uses a pre-fab web publishing system… more »
Aug/02
2006

Get a Grip

For the last 45 minutes, I’ve been listening to a coworker complaining about her husband of 5 years. Apparently, she found his porn folder. Horrors of horrors it contained… pictures of naked women. She’s horrified. She feels betrayed. She thought about… more »
Aug/02
2006
So we bought an IPod Shuffle from Best Buy a little over a month ago. Wouldn't you know, but the little fucker wouldn't hold a charge after the first three weeks. Drained it to zero several times, tried everything, nada. Ok well as I was checking out… more »