Archives for: "July 2007"

Jul/30
2007
In this huge nanny state, we have ratings and warnings and such things they tell us if we could be offended at the media we've decided to view. And if so, how offended they think we could be. They coach it in terms of protecting our youth, but it's… more »
Jul/26
2007

Food Haiku #1

Little green muffin Pistachio and walnut Sweet nutty goodness more »
Jul/26
2007
So I eat Clif Bar's. Let me qualify that, I used to eat Clif Bars. There's only two flavors I buy: Crunchy Peanutbutter and Lemon Poppy. The reason I only buy those two flavors is because: 1. I can't eat anything with chocolate in it, so that means… more »
Jul/23
2007
AT&T Statement on NSA Issue San Antonio, Texas, June 27, 2006 At AT&T, we vigorously protect our customers' privacy and only share information as specifically authorized by the law. The news media have carried reports alleging that AT&T is… more »
Jul/20
2007

Murder? Not in my book

Dude in Missouri held up a convenience store. Police were called in. He stole a car and attempted to evade police. During the pursuit, the suspect shot and injured a cop. They caught him and arrested him. He was convicted of a number of crimes relating… more »
Jul/18
2007
I've done this topic before. I know I have. I picked up Unreal Tournament 2004 again. It's been six months or so and I thought I'd go a few rounds. Shake the rust off. I spend a lot of time working my hit scan. Gotta get the aim dependent aim back,… more »
Jul/17
2007

BONG

I want to injure someone. This isn't really unusual I know. But there is a new guy here at work. Works in a nearby office. Don't know him, don't have any clue what department he works for, don't give a fuck. You see, he has his instant messaging on. Not… more »
Jul/16
2007

Truth in Modeling

As a hardcore video game player, it's well known that I value game play over aesthetics. But just for a moment, lets step back and LOOK at the games we play. As graphics have improved, the industry has been pushing more and more realistic models and… more »
Jul/13
2007

Abomination

Yesterday could have been a new first for the Senate. There was a guest chaplain in to read the opening prayer. A Hindu prayer. The first time that religion's voice had been offered that honor. Not a monumental or amazingly special first, but a good… more »
Jul/12
2007

Let me hear you say "Waaaaaaa!"

Well, looks like someone is upset that this allowance is being cut. "What me accountable? Not to teh likes of you!" “I don’t think Congress ought to be running the war,” Mr. Bush said. “I think they ought to be funding the troops.” As an Ohio republican… more »
Jul/12
2007
Yes there's nothing like getting your conservative sanctioned viewpoint from home-schooled kids. Clearly they're my favorite source for expert opinions. Bored? Have several hours to kill reading witticisms from the Flat-Earth Einsteins? Go here:… more »
Jul/10
2007

National Grid - you suck

Today, there were many people without power due to damaged equipment and downed power lines from storms that went through the area yesterday. Then today we were oppressed with 90+ F temperatures. Between a weakened infrastructure and higher than normal… more »
Jul/10
2007
Let me introduce you, loyal readers, to my latest target of rage and disgust. Jennifer Roback Morse. PhD even. God only knows what she got her doctorate in, but it certainly couldn't have been the medical profession. I fucking hope it isn't at least.… more »
Jul/10
2007
There have always been "dirty" coaches. These are the types that encourage their players to do more than just mentally intimidate the other team, but actually go so far as to injure them. For the most part it's accepted, especially in full contact… more »
Jul/09
2007
The White House has once again told Congress to pack sand. They're not going to turn over documents and are claiming executive privilege. The democrats are making some simpering little grunts about maybe doing something about it. Know them, it'll be… more »
Jul/08
2007
I shop at Walmart frequently, more due to convenience than adoration. My neighborhood Walmart has a "No Solicitation" sign posted prominently on the two main front doors. Clear enough, not that I am selling anything. However this sign obviously means… more »
Jul/07
2007
On 6/24/07, U235 discussed SUV's backing over of children in "No Sympathy, None Whatsoever". I am finally reading April's issue of Reader's Digest and low and behold - an article about just that - the tragedy of kids getting crushed by SUVs. Guess what?… more »
Jul/06
2007
"We will not surrender. We will be martyred, but we will not surrender," cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi told GEO television, a private channel. "We are more determined now." [...] [Government spokesman Tariq] Azim told Dawn News Television that Ghazi's talk… more »
Jul/06
2007

MsBullshit O'Meter

MsWord. It's the veritable document standard for most of the world. Well, for material that needs to retain its flexibility and editibility for content (otherwise the unreserved emperor is Acrobat). Over the years this app has become the King Kitchen… more »
Jul/06
2007

Inside Joke

Actual quote overheard amongst coders: "And this is what we'll call polymorphism at the complier level" Brother, I feel your pain. more »
Jul/03
2007

Ear Smear

There's so much discussion lately about germ spreading and contamination that sanitizing products have proliferated faster than nukes during the Cold War. However the top of the heap for 'personal grottiness' these days has nothing to do with bathrooms… more »
Jul/03
2007
There is an as-of-yet-unrecognized force in the universe that trumps virtually all of the "basic forces". As a refresher here are the four basic forces: - Gravity - Radioactive Decay (weak atomic) - Nuclear (within the nucleus or strong atomic) -… more »
Jul/02
2007
... apparently some people can give better head than Paris. Well ok, most anyone can, but it's not all the time that the someone is a balding old asshole. WASHINGTON, July 2 — President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of I. Lewis Libby Jr. was… more »
Jul/02
2007
We recently got voice mail in my office. We have still been instructed to only give out our secretary's phone number. I work for a state agency and we are a bit behind the times. Somehow, some numb-nuts from a federal agency got my desk phone number -… more »
Jul/02
2007
What does it take and whom do I have to pay (or alternatively murder) to get a spray bottle that will actually *spray* when it is pointed at the target? I mean gods, this transcends all activities, be it killing weeds or cleaning a carpet, one needs to… more »