Monday, May 23, 2005

Slashdot | Researchers Pinpoint Brain's Sarcasm Sensor: "from the oh-i'm-sure-that-was-real-hard dept.
LibertarianWackJob writes 'Researchers have found the section of the human brain that is responsible for understanding sarcasm. ' I'm sure the comments on this story will be incredibly insightful. "

(thanks slashdot- you made me laugh. really. i'm not being scastic, i was *born* this way)

Saturday, May 21, 2005

heh heh Link to: An Open Letter from RIAA President Hillary Rosen to Music Pirates Everywhere: "Tight, centralized control of ideas and art has never been attempted before in human history, but from where I stand it is long overdue. Consumers have grown fat with their greed, sitting on piles of money that rightfully belong to the recording industry. It's time to redistribute the wealth. The revolution is nigh.

Hillary Rosen
President, Recording Industry Association of America"
and THIS comic is for my D&D crew - Coup de Grace the Frost Giants!

Ctrl+Alt+Del - Tragically l337
Comic that made me think of the other night. Ctrl+Alt+Del - Tragically l337

Friday, May 20, 2005

Current Event link: Poor Rick Santorum, stuck in a world where Harry Reid invades his precious filibuster. (one of the comments at the bottom is priceless.) A Tiny Revolution: The Greatest Historical Analogy Of All Time

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Scared Sean with Suspiciously Short SMurph
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OK, Im a geek. (you knew that already; hell, i have a blog.) Like many (who are geeks,) I succumbed to the power of the Dark Side and went to the 12:01 showing of Star Wars, Episode III. Ok, like SOME who are geeks. The theatre nearby had 6 theatres showing itand I went with some of my D&D friends.

There were many various people there: the sterotypical fat male geek, families who were there with their (teenage) children, high school kids, normal looking people like me. {grin} Although I had the best Hawaiian shirt.
And then there were the dresser-ups. Many had lightsabers, or Padawan outfits; there was one buff fellow in a skin tight Lycra Star Fleet shirt (Riker era). That was confusing. There was a Batman, a teen in a FULL Spiderman outfit (80's Electric Company Spiderman, not Venom.) Most confusingly, there was a guy with a skull mask and cowboy hat. I mean, WTF? It was too hot for me to wear my cape, but I wouild have fit in tremendously.

Why such varied costumes? My only theory is that this was the chance for all the world to revel in it's non-conformity, which to some people means role-play. So it was an enjoyable experience.

HOWEVER - and this is VITALLY important for any of you planning on seeeing the movie. (NO SPOILERS)
Lower Lower Lower Lower Lower Lower Lower - your expectations.
Remember Remember Remember Remember Remember - Episodes I & II.

Only *then* will you fully enjoy this film.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Okay - this is a reminder to Sean o'the Future (FUTURE, Future, future......)

You, sir, are a great person. You have a lot going for you; good job, taller, third Porshe. (hey, it's the future.) But no matter how old and successful you get, you are *not* stronger than poison ivy.

The sad thing is: Ogre told me - wear a long sleeved shirt. And I very carefully ignored him. So now I am Itchy McScratcherson.

"Poison Ivy - It's No Just For Breakfast Anymore!"
EverBabe - You turned on A. to the wonder of earplugs years ago. I believe she's still using them. My brother Brian was the first person I saw use them, swimming in the pool (he had tubes.) But you were the first noise preventor, using them in that small apt - all thanks to LoudBobbi.

This might article may lead you to change your brand. The Sound of Silence - Sussing out the ear-plug market. By Ulrich?Boser

Thursday, May 12, 2005

In the interest of equal time, I would like to point you at EverBabe's & SuperMark's houze. This house is MUCH less in the middle of nowhere, and would make a great house, as long as you never had to cross Spaghetti Junction. They've spent a bunch of $$$ replacing the roof and painting inside and out, so it's in great condition. Thought about buying it, but then realized it was out of my price range. Maybe next time. {grin} Link to Former Casa de Sean's Partayz
Dug's house - on the market. If you don't mind being in the middle of nowhere, it's a great house. Not really lived in, and in great shape. Still, though - middle of nowhere.
Link to Dug's house.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I'm revisiting SWMM once more. I haven't stayed late to work on a modeling project for many a year now (since I started at BC, to tell the truth.)

SWMM runs much faster now, though. It used to take 10-15 minutes for each run. (much more time for cursing at the model instabilities)

Ani DiFranco. Birmingham. It makes me a little teary every time I hear it. And I am not ashamed to say it. The song ties together the assassination of a abortion doctor, elections in Buffalo, and a remembered trip to the abortion clinic. Powerful imagery. the most moving lyric for me?

"a bullet came to visit a doctor
in his one safe place

a bullet ensuring the right to life
whizzed past his kid and his wife
and knocked his glasses right off of his face"


In other news, my MOM(!?!??!) has created a blog. (in her defense, i suggested it. in MY defense - it was to prevent her from buying a domain name. She wouldn't know what to do with one, and heck - blogs are free, and domain name = my inheritance!) Sparse right now, but might end up freakin' me out as I read about Mom's romantic exploits. Visit at your own peril: Blogger: User Profile: mizanne
Wow. I mean, wow.

I'll update (later, after work) with a stirring story from my life that was nearly the same circumstances. Only Robert & I were (a) foolish enough to not even have a sail in the boat we used, but (b) smart enough to take off on the BACK side of Sullivan's Island.

Link to pretty lucky kids. Two teens rescued after 6 days adrift - U.S. News -

Monday, May 09, 2005

While continuing to unpack at the house, I have discovered something from my misspent youth: my milk jug full of aluminium can pull tabs. You know how you can sell those things for a lot of money, right? (I think McDonalds will give you $75 for them.) Or you can save them up, for the children. Here's a link telling you how to redeem them. ...Or maybe not.

Sigh. Well, at least at the end of the day, I have a milkjug of Aluminum pull-tabs.