Showing posts from March, 2004

Funny thing I read...

there was this semi retarded half-japanese kid in my elementry school named patrick. i remember him crying because of all the violence in treasure island. when you're in 6th grade pirates are supposed to kick ass. someone's mom fucked someone up.

The Carpetbagger Report: Scandal after scandal after scandal

The Carpetbagger Report: Scandal after scandal after scandal This list from the Carpetbagger Report is just mind blowing. I know it's common for politicians to compromise their integrity while in office, but this is just unreal... * Cheney's secretive Energy Task Force was investigated by the GAO and the case is currently pending at the Supreme Court. * The Plame Game is under investigation by the Justice Department. * Bush's Medicare scam and the circumstances that led the administration to lie to Congress about the cost of the legislation is under investigation by the HHS inspector general's office. * The massive intelligence failure that led Bush to lie to the world about the Iraqi threat is under investigation by a congressionally-authorized independent commission (which Bush fought the creation of). * Bribes offered on the House floor to Rep. Nick Smith (R-Mich.) in exchange for his vote on Bush's Medicare plan are under investigation by the

Don't Let the GOP get you down

Congressional candidate Mike Murphy feels the strong arm of the GOP,By John Gonzalez

Dear Abby duped by Simpsons episode

This is hilarious... News

BBC NEWS | Technology | More than just a pretty interface

Through interviews with Walkman owners and now iPod buyers, he found that listening to music acts as a shield, aura or cocoon. Using headphones helps to keep the world at bay and reclaim some space. I definitely use headphones during my travels to shield myself from a lot of outside influences. I put headphones on as soon as I leave my door in the morning, and don't take them off until I get to the office. I block out sounds from the subway, the 5 or so panhandlers I pass (sometimes I give, sometimes I don't), other people's conversations which I don't particular want to listen to, the endless army of City Year and MASSPIRG kids who want me donate all the time, and listen to music I want to listen to and not some (usually) crappy musician playing songs I don't care for in the train stations...oh, and all the crazy people who try to yell at you while walking... BBC NEWS | Technology | More than just a pretty interface

Coffee is 'health drink' says Italian

From BBC News. Thank god. I love my coffee. Been drinking it for as long as I can remember. One of the benefits of having a Colombian mom... BBC NEWS | Europe | Coffee is 'health drink' says Italian

Thank god she's gone ***SPOILER ALERT***

Well, watched Apprentice last night, and she's really gone. I can't believe it. Omarosa after being criticized by the Donald, lost her shit, and walked back into the boardroom, uninvited, which almost certainly sealed her fate. It truly was a sight to behold. I wonder how some of these people recover from a show like this? I mean, your whole personality is out there. You have to take into account that they are somewhat at the mercy of the producers of the show, but for the most part, who they are is pretty much all there in front of the American public. I mean, would you hire Omarosa if given the chance?

States I have been to

create your own personalized map of the USA or write about it on the open travel guide

Wired News: The Masters of Memory Lane

Very interesting. But my only gripe is that several of the people equoted good memories with being super intelligent. I don't necessarily think that is true. Wired News: The Masters of Memory Lane : "y"

For want of a word

New Scientist : "For want of a word Imagine how different politics would be if debates were conducted in Tariana, an Amazonian language in which it is a grammatical error to report something without saying how you found it out - as Alexandra Aikhenvald tells us its speakers tell her. Tariana is in danger of dying. With each such disappearance we risk losing insights into different ways of thinking. Aikhenvald told Adrian Barnett about the race to record languages"

The Girl Who Feels No Pain

This is This is freaky. The Girl Who Feels No Pain