Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Politics (Katrina and the Waves)


Thanks to ME for looking over at Snopes.

Racism on Flickr - Or does Looting = Finding

Above is an interesting look at two reporters biases, as based upon their captions for some Katrina photos. PS - WTF is up with Atlanta? Snopes should have a full time person taking care of our 'gas shortage' - doubling in price to $5 a gallon, all because "someone" heard that "the government" was going to close all stations at 4 PM. You know, because we had no gas in town?

Thanks to Slate for the first link.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Teenage Wasteland - Farewell to the sadistic pleasures of Brat Camp.

Alrighty, this guy's review of this show I have never seen made me call EverBabe TWICE. (sorry about that.) First was this quote, which for whatever reason made me think of SuperMark.
Reality TV is not even a guilty pleasure anymore. It's as if our entire culture has reached the halfway point in a gigantic bag of Cheetos and just collectively decided to go ahead and finish it off.
Secondly, there was this little gem, which saw co-workers witness me snort DietCoke(Tm) out of my nose.
"Brat Camp was like porn for people who hate teenagers, which is probably the largest target audience possible, since it includes everyone in the world, even (and especially) teenagers.
Though I'm normally a pretty empathetic person, I hate teenagers with incredible fervor. It's nothing personal: I hate them categorically, like I hate injustice. "

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - HipClicks

Howdy - So, I got spammed a teeny tiny bit. On my blog. I mean, seriously... WTF?

Anyhoo - before I realized that it was a series of spam bots (or maybe just one industrious bot) just dumping crap in my comments, I clicked on a link in the comment, as sort of a quid pro quo. For Womens Shoes So I clicked on it, and found what looked like a websearch had thrown up on a weblog. Strange. BUT - there was an interesting looking link containing Nicholas Brendan (Xander from Buffy) and womens shoes, so i clicked on THAT. And found the link hidden in the title above. Which led me to stay at work an extra 2.5 hours, making up for the time wasted because of that link.

BDayGirl, Noodle, EverBabe, KayRay, even Princess: You'll all dig the entertainment links there. Just again: don't start when you have a deadline. (the thing that started me down the primrose path.... OF DOOM was a Tim Burton directed gum commercial from France.)

(Noodle - you might like that WTF site. I haven't looked at it, but it appears to be a bunch of people, just venting.)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - Live from Buffalo: Green Day in concert

OK, OK, I didn't see this show in Buffalo, it was here in Atlanta. But it appears that they have similar shows wherever they go. Which is OK. It was a pretty rocking show.
BDayTwin - Thanks so much for the ticket! (I mean, even if you just got them fo' free from your realtor, I still got to sit in the Delta skybox at Phillips arena. Yay, you!

(also: the guitarist they pulled onto the stage from the audience was 13, and named JoJo. "Sounds familiar," Billie Joe said. Heh)

EverBabe: Off topic: Fogo de Chao

I've had an interesting time recently, foodwise. Thurs was a great happy hour with the work crew, followed by a catch-up dinner with A. Sunday night, with the crew of, had some GREAT chicken nachos at the Ale House; they were both great in tastin' as well as great in OH MY GOD THERE ARE TWO WHOLE CHICKENS IN THESE CHICKEN NACHOS. Seriously. It was huge. Shared with the rest of the table, and still didn't finish. It was IMMENSE.

So you'll understand why, on Monday, I didn't really need any more food. I was gonna start that whole 'diet' thing once more, and everything. Until I got the call from EverBabe. Sheesh. Fogo. 10 lbs of meat - just what I need to maintain my girlish figure.

Anyhoo - go ahead and read her description of our visit. It'll leave me more time to blog about the Green Day concert from last night.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Freaky CarrotTop Ripped pictures

Please, only click on the above link if you can handle seeing Carrot Top without a shirt. But still needing a haircut.


Avant Game: the ministry of reshelving

I just really like the idea of this-enough so I might hit Border's on my way home tonight.

"How to Serve the Ministry of Reshelving

1. Select a local bookstore to carry out your reshelving activities.

2. Download and print 'This book has been relocated by the Ministry of Reshelving' bookmarks and 'All copies of 1984 have been relocated' notecards to take with you to the bookstore. Or make your own. We recommend bringing a notecard and 5-10 bookmarks to each store.

3. Go to the bookstore and locate its copies of George Orwell's 1984. Unless the Ministry of Reshelving has already visited this bookstore, it is probably currently incorrectly classified as 'Fiction' or 'Literature.'

4. Discreetly move all copies of 1984 to a more suitable section, such as 'Current Events', 'Politics', 'History', 'True Crime', or 'New Non-Fiction.'"

Thanks to Today's Blogs in Slate for this link. They also had a great link to the NPR article about it.

Amusing Tautalogical Webcomic, in the style of Dinosaur Comics


Wednesday, August 17, 2005

TechgnosisWeb ? Touched by his Noodly Appendage?

Don't even ask me about how I came across a link to an open letter containing details about an alternative form of Intelligent Design, to be taught in Kansas Schools. It's been endorsed by Bush (sorta) and looks to be at least as intellectually rigorous as the other form of ID. TechgnosisWeb ? Touched by his Noodly Appendage?

FYI: Please look at the chart comparing Global Warming and Pirates, and then tell me this guy isn't right on the money.

SuperMark has a booboo.

Funny post on SuperMark's site. I like the part about being five. Cause, you know... he's not. zeekar: Oww.

In the interest of equal time:

Received this picture of my niece today, and decided to have a caption contest. The one judged best (by an impartial judge, who is me) will win a Prize(Tm)

Comment away! And see my submission below.

"After much consideration, I have decided that pink is really not my color. On the other hand, just *look* at my curls!"

WWW.COLINFAHEY.COM : Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) : Answering All Questions Incorrectly!

OK, don't read this at work (and you know who you are.) But Snopes pointed me towards this guy, who documented his "(ALMOST) EVERY QUESTION ON THE S.A.T. WRONG" experience. *he answered two correctly - on accident.)

(And as a reminder, Snopes refers to, the Urban Legend site.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Fun with web-counters! And Search Engines, too!

Yahoo seach has stolen the lead on Google, at least in the short term. Or at least when it comes to my blog, which is interesting, because Google owns Blogger. But more on that later.

FYI - web-trackers are an interesting thing. They let you know how many unique vistors you've had to your site. Although someone visiting 3-5 times a day might throw the numbers off, I look at it as a close guestimate. One other thing that they can do is give you some info on the people who've visted recently. It lets you judge which stories are the most popular, and the web domains that visitors come from. I admit it, I checked a little obsessively at first, but now only look every week or so. Really. {grin}

A funny thing related to the above arose from a recent sad thing in my life. Red has moved away to Berkeley to fulfill her dream of getting a degree from a school that shares her name. {grin} not really - instead, she's getting her masters, and will hopefully return to work in a year. The Tuesday after she left on this cross-country trip, there was a visitor to my site from the domain Berkeley.Edu. "Hooray," I thought quietly to myself, "she's there safely, and wants to see what's going on with me!" Then I noticed the timestamp (4 AM) and looked at the detail of the visit.

Apparently, instead of Red, it was someone who had searched on Yahoo for "definition for hella". I did the same, and sure enough, my blog was link number 8 for that search. And number 10. Good timing, random Yahoo surfer! If I knew who you were, I'd introduce you to Red - sounds the two of you would have a hella good time. Unless it *was* you, Red. Eh, I'm pretty sure you have already have the definition of hella down pat.

In honor of that search, I wanted to do a entry with some recent searches that have brought people to my site, even if accidentially. (I am beginning to think that "Finger File" may sound dirtier to a web searcher than it actually is.) These rankings are accurate as of 9:40 PM, 8/16.

Someone from the domain did a search on "you sure do have a pretty mouth". I would like to say that in this case, I am proud to support the troops. However, something about the combination makes me not want to drop the soap. But for that search I was number 10.

I am proud and surprised to see that I am number 4 for the search "dog vs. porcupine". Snopes is still number one, as it should be. "dog vs porcupine" ranks my site 5, "dog-porcupine" is at 9th, while "porcupine, dog" puts me at 16.

I honestly have NO IDEA who did this search originally, but "dance white boy" and "andrew sullivan" together make me smack at number one. I have no clue how I beat out Andrew Sullivan for this honor. Weird search engine heuristics, I suppose.

Finally, I'll end with a tribute to EverBabe. It's another Number One ranking, which I never would have gotten if it hadn't been for her. "gross finger spider bite pictures" I think that the search says it all. It truly was hella gross.

Light. Crisp. Refreshing.

So, SuperMark has fallen to whoring SeanJr out for product placement. (what makes it whoring, you ask? Why, the fact that I haven't seen my residuals yet.) {grin}

ight. Crisp. Refreshing.

Updated to show the picture directly.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Experimental Special Graphical Short Term Forecast - GraphiCast

The link above is mostly for P-Dogg, or anyone else who wants an Experimental Short Term Graphical Weather Forecast. For the Atlanta area.

Go, Team Weather!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Have you SEEN the new nickel?

So, KayRay at work hooked me up with the new, 2005 nickel. If you haven't seen it, enjoy it in all of its buffalo'ed glory. The obverse has a strange picture of Jefferson (it's like they couldn't even get his face all the way in the frame. ) But in an impromptu work poll, people thought it looked modern/contemperary. So go Team US Mint!
However, the question that arise for me is regarding the buffaloes... equipment. I mean, seriously; are they trying to give half of the population inferiority complexes?
With a NICKEL? (I could understand a big wang on the 20...)

Monday, August 08, 2005

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Art prankster sprays Israeli wall

Thanks to Slate for the above link - i've heard of this same guy sneaking art INTO museums, but to grafitti today's equivalent of the Berlin Wall - YIKES. BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Art prankster sprays Israeli wall

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Sean's New Totally NonGay Bedspread!

So, had a friend over the other day, and she said, "Hey, great bedspread... had the same one in college!" to which i replied, "yes, I think everyone did." We shared a laugh, and then had a fun night of kareoke.
Pretty boring story, I know, but upon reflection a few days later, I realized that 'same bedspread since college' isn't necessarily the image that I want to put out for the 'lay-deez.'
So when I saw that Amazon was having a sale, and the purchase of this (along with my new cast iron skillet) would likely get me to a rebate point, I went ahead and ordered it. EverBabe and Heather (brother's wifey) helped make sure the Bed-In-A-Bag I choose wasn't too college, or too grandmother, or too - well, you know. (larger floral prints were right out.) But this one appealed to the South Carolinian in me; maybe it was the palmettos.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Column: l33t sp34k - Say WHAT?

Was trying to explain Elite Hacker Speech (l33t sp34k) to a co-worker. Searched for a primer on google - found the link buried in the title above. Loved it. A humorous introduction to many of the problem children of the interweb.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Sluggy Freelance Index

This one is primarily for SuperMark - Although is Fontenot ever logs on, he might enjoy it. It is a link to an index for what is probably my favorite long-term webcomic, Sluggy Freelance. WARNING - this is a 7 day a week webcomic, that has been around for almost 8 years. This means that there are over 2000 pages, or a good 400 weeks worth. THAT means that if you have a deliverable, you best not go there. And definately don't be drinking, unless you want to buy a new keyboard. Sluggy Freelance Index

Monday, August 01, 2005

OKCupid! The 3 Variable Funny Test

Thanks, SuperMark, for this - I love that picture of the kitten. (don't know why I'm half as dark as you - i do like farts.)

the Wit

(56% dark, 34% spontaneous, 22% vulgar)

your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean you're pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer. Your sense of humor takes the most effort to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

AND FINALLY -- after you rate my test with a sweet, sweet '5' -- you must take this test next: The Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness Test. It's not mine, but it rocks.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 54% on dark

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You scored higher than 0% on spontaneous

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You scored higher than 9% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

Ad critics want no Bad Apples

If 'health food critics' think that advertising for Apple Jacks makes kids not want to eat apples, then KILL ME NOW. Ad critics want no Bad Apples