Friday, April 29, 2005

SuperMark - you will try to resist, but you will be unable to avoid this, a webcomic with geeky definition humor.

(one more point for the seanster)Fun Definition at the endArgument about puberty

Thursday, April 28, 2005

In honor of the thrid movie (which no one will admit to seeing, but you know you will sneak out and go see it opening night anyway:)

Darth Vader's Blog This is hilARious. If you don't spew Coke(Tm) from your nose while drinking, you probably weren't drinking Coke(Tm)

Things not to say to Darth Vader

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

I suppose on some level it makes sense why he got his panties in a bunch over the weddings in Massachusets. Overcompensation.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

EverBabe: Aymie has a link to something pretty cool here: a way to get rid of your crap. WITHOUT just giving it to me. (thanks again, by the way.) onlyaymie: Freecycling rules!
Thanks to JD for this link: (JD, man - how you doing? Long time since we lived in the dorm freshman year...) I always thought of myself as more as a wizard - but I never really wanted to study.

You scored 47 Holy, 59 Tactful, 67 Natural, and 30 Arcane!

Hmm, you've got the skills, nobody can deny that. You're a hard nut to crack in a fight, you can hound an enemy like no other, you have a connection to the wilderness that borders on supernatural, and the animals back home love you. Don't be fooled by LOTR though, you are not a natural leader. In fact, you're probably a bit of a recluse, and you are reasonably rash. You gave up understanding why humans treat each other so needlessly bad a long time ago, and have just decided to do what you can for the defenseless of us by savaging the people that harm what you love. If everyone were like you this world would be a great place... but since it's not, better get back to hunting evildoers... with uncanny intensity.

Link: The Which D & D Class am I Test written by effataigus

Truths and Half Truths: 5 Things I've Done That You Probably Haven't: "1. Given Sarah McLachlan a ride to her mom and dad's house in my car.
2. Witnessed two golf balls, hit by golfers playing in two different groups from adjacent tees, collide about 80 yards out. (This may not seem remarkable until you think about the variables involved. I daresay it may have only happened once in human history)."

Monday, April 25, 2005

Because I Say So!: Pants-Free Wednesday Archives: "My first thought was, 'What the f***?' followed quickly by, 'Maybe it's a very short dress, not a shirt, and it's riding up by dint of her frolicking down the steps. Surely she's not pantsless.'"

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Thanks to Slate for this link.

"Now this is some serious Buck Rogers sh*t right here," marvels tech-minded Matt at The Darthbane2112 Blog. Mice, the next astronauts

(the last paragraph is hil-AR-ious)

Friday, April 22, 2005

I don't want you to think that I am being disrespectful - but the pope's finger is kinda fey. Yahoo! News - World Photos - Reuters
From Kayray:

"the pope has an email address and a website, what’s next a blog?? That would be hilarious!

Entry 1:

So today I stood on the balcony and did that weird hand waving thing at the masses. Then I did a mass. Peace out J"

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Suz - accidentially found this link via Greensboro 101 - but it is very topical with what you were talking about. Mr. Sun!: A pope by any other name.
This link comes to us via PCurley - who's mom is actually NAMED Joyce. OnlyAymie - I know that the simple link blog entries don't necessarily do it for you - but you will not regret clicking on this one. Mental Drippings
Apparently, he set this up for his grandkids to play with - but it just freaks me out. {shudder}Yahoo! News - Top Stories Photos - AP
Same thing happened to EverBabe's dog Fozzie - although it probably wasn't in there for 5 years. BUT - the soccer ball looked like a turtle shell. Yahoo! News - Rubber Duck Removed from Dog After 5 Years

Monday, April 18, 2005

Friday, April 15, 2005

Freeky monkey. Yahoo! News - World Photos - AP

Itunes, Johnny Cash, cover of NIN song "Hurt"
Yahoo! News - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin

ITunes - Ani DiFranco, covering Dylan's Hurricane. No comment re: Wholphin. Link
Sad, sad day - apparently one of my favorite movie reviewers didn't like SpamalotAmity and Enmity - Violence, Violations, and Kung Fu Hustles By David?Edelstein: "Half of Spamalot consists of intact exchanges from the movie, mostly delivered by Americans who get the inflections wrong?about on par with me and my dorm-mates 20 years ago, only we didn't charge over a hundred bucks and had the excuse of being stoned. "

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Local wildlife seen at a detention pond (!!) today in suburban Atlanta.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I had a lovely dinner the other night, and we had a very in-depth conversation about this very thing. The waitress wondered whether we were still college students (the bar was across the street from a local University) Rule of Law vs. Moral Beliefs - what are *your* opinions (i tend to go with Rule of Law, myself)
Martyrs and Pestles - Should pharmacists be allowed to refuse to dispense birth control? By Dahlia?Lithwick: "We have had this conversation before?you and I?about where my religious liberties end and your civil liberties begin. "
I shouldn't find this amusing, but I do. Busted Tees : GILF

And this one, I'm going to hell for laughing. Busted Tees : Your Retarded (but its worth it.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

So: apparently we were all stoned in the 80's. At least that's the impression I got by watching this commercial
Retro Junk - Milk, It Does the Body Good: "This milk commercial features a neon cow and a bunch of kids having one hell of a good time drinking milk."

As well, on ITunes, I just listened to Crystal Method, Trip Like I Do. Link Comment if you recognize what Henson movie the words come from.
EverBabe - This combines your two current loves: statistics and real estate. (good luck with the house) Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner - William Morrow, 2005: "A big part of a real-estate agent's job, it would seem, is to persuade the homeowner to sell for less than he would like while at the same time letting potential buyers know that a house can be bought for less than its listing price. To be sure, there are more subtle means of doing so than coming right out and telling the buyer to bid low. "

Monday, April 11, 2005


I was just accused, by a coworker I like *and* respect, of Q-boppin. I informed her that I had *never* been accused of such a thing, and her mother would be ashamed of her language, and that she should really apologize for her harsh words.

Then (after an appropriate amount of time had gone by,) I asked her what Q-boppin meant.

....oh, CUBE-hopping. I do *that* all the time. Grin.
While expoloring the possiblities of RSS feeds (more to follow re: this later,) I came upon a link to Google Suggests - a way for google to not only complete your data request, but tell you how many other people have successfully searched for the same information. It r0x0rs.
From there, I came across this: > Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow

ITunes, Sugarland, Small Town Jericho We'll talk about Sugarland, and my (personal) connections with the band later.
Yahoo! News - Indiana Man Wins 'Village Idiot' Award: "...two Story Inn regulars were nominated for knocking themselves unconscious while opening their car doors."
The most interesting thing is: these guys were NOT the winners.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

OK, the last panel is a little preachy - but the middle two? Priceless. ? Hosted By SPEAKEASY.NET
So: link to crazy website. How many other blogs have an Executive Director of Keeping It Real?Brian Ellis Rules!: "A lot of people say they keep it real but how real do they actually keep it? I think only about 25% of people who claim to keep it real actually keep it real. The rest are just saying they keep it real just to look as though they do, when in fact they do not."

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Brian - this site looks like it's right up your alley - Power to the people! Greensboro101 Thanks to Pressbox at Slate, who said about this site: "If they wanted to, bloggers could poach the local news beat away from the professional media by covering city council and school board activity that goes undocumented by the mainstream."

Friday, April 08, 2005

Yahoo! News - Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms: "Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms"

Maybe it's just me - but no good will come of this. I expect either demons to pour from the drilled hole or the earth to completely cool off. I mean, don't these guys watch any movies!?
Yahoo! News - The Wiggles Named Australia's Wealthiest

Everbabe - No more cold spaghetti for these wacky guys.
The Tom DeLay Scandals - A score card. By Nicholas?Thompson: "But if criticizing DeLay used to be suicidal, recently it's become fashionable. "

List of Delay's issues, with Slate's ideas of their importance.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Dance, White Boy, Dance

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for this link. Sound is helpful, but {geesh} this kid has the moves.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Link for my Mom: (the fittest almost 60 lady I know)

Yahoo! News - Pilates Indeed Tones Abs, But Does Little Else: "These findings show that Pilates can be great for the abdominal muscles, but won't do much to help you lose weight, "

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Cop impersonator rearrested for assault - (United Press International): "A Colorado man was charged with masquerading as a physician and a police officer in order to coerce women into having sex with him. "

This is really not a funny story, but - this guy is described as a 'former drama major.' I guess that's *one* reason to join the drama club.
The following is a story that should be read by all germaphobes & parents of small children (EverBabe- that's you.)

Health News Article | "Families that use alcohol-based hand gels seem to be less likely than those that stick with soap and water to pass around the common cold, according to a new study. "

Monday, April 04, 2005

Friday, April 01, 2005

If you've noticed all of the recent links here, it's cause of the "blog this" button on the Google toolbar. It's pretty cool, a way to automatically send (mostly) cool links directly to the blog, without even really trying very hard. Yay!

This next link in is direct response to Suzi's post about death & dying. Link to Suzi's post Suz: the one thing I didn't see you mention was the hypocrisy of Delay and Bush with respect to this issue, specifically as it relates to the laws they have signed. Link to stolen article from Digby

It really all (if not all, then a lot of it) boils down to money. Which is fine, in a world of limited resources, we all can't have everything, and money is the best way that we've come up with to determine how to distribute those resources. But comments like "valuing the culture of life' are disingenous. Once we've agreed that it's about 'protecting money', and not 'protecting life,' we can begin to have the real conversation.

It's like the old joke:
: Man to beautiful woman in bar: Will you sleep with me for a million dollars?
: Beautiful woman: Of course.
: Man: Will you sleep with me for a dollar?
: Beautiful woman: Of course not. What do you think I am-some kind of whore?
: Man: We've already established that. We're now just negotiating price.
Reminescent of an earlier blog entry, with similar 'deadly' results. The Mid-Majority: Truth, justice and college basketball.: "He delivered a vicious WWE-style clothesline maneuver on the wide-eyed green Whatizit; as he attempted to rise, Wolfie finished him off with a fur-crushing tackle. In the grisliest possible fate for a mascot, J.J.'s head popped off, exposing the human being inside."
Mario blamed for teen's turtle-toppling rampage - NES News at GameSpot

This is soooo sad. Will violence begat by video games never end?!?
World of Warcraft Community Site -> Info -> Under Development

Pretty sad. World of Warcraft is copying EQII. Show some originality, folks!
Google Gulp Neat new product from Google... will that company *ever* stop?