What's my New Year's Resolution?
1024 x 768
(last year, my resolution was 800 x 600)
- Bob Bendesky
Time Magazine's "Person of the Year", 2006
Yet another blog that will take up gigs of space, be accessable to anyone on the face of the earth, and will be read by (maybe) three people... If I'm lucky.
NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters Life!) - Target Corp said on Friday it had pulled a CD carrying case bearing Ernesto "Che" Guevara's image after an outcry by critics who label the Marxist revolutionary a murderer and totalitarian symbol.
Target had touted a music disc carrying case for Che admirers emblazoned with the Argentine-born guerrilla's iconic 1960 portrait by Alberto Diaz, or "Korda." A set of small earphones was superimposed on the image, suggesting he was tuned in to an iPod or other music player.
I once saw a website where you put in your birthday and the page calculated how old you were in years, and in months, in days, in minutes and in seconds.
My age in seconds was not a small number.
It was at that moment that I decided that I'd start giving my age in Centuries.
How old am I? I'm 0.48
That's a number I can live with.
from World Wide Words
Each year around Christmas, the media reports on some toy that's been recalled for safety reasons.
Here's a collection of those dangerous toys we played with during our childhood.
Remember Lawn Darts?
First, the Art:
Comedian Carlos Mencia has a routine that goes, "So the US Government wants to build a wall to keep out the illegal Mexicans. So, WHO'S gonna to build this wall?"
Here now the News:
Calif. fence firm faces criminal charges
SAN DIEGO - A Southern California fence-building company and two of its executives will be charged amid a long-running criminal investigation into whether the company knowingly hired illegal immigrants, officials said Wednesday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said last year that 100 employees at the company's Riverside office were unauthorized to work, including three who the company had been ordered not to employ after the 1999 audit.
Golden State, which currently employs 750 people, saw sales soar from $60 million in 1998 to $150 million in 2004. Among its projects: construction of part of a 14-mile border fence in San Diego in the late 1990s.
From the wacked-out world of WorldNetDaily: http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53327
Soy is making kids 'gay'
There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a "health food," one of our most popular.
Now, I'm a health-food guy, a fanatic who seldom allows anything into his kitchen unless it's organic. I state my bias here just so you'll know I'm not anti-health food.
The dangerous food I'm speaking of is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they're all over the place.
Gee, it's a good thing that a billion Chinese eat tofu. If they all weren't gay, there'd be so many more of them.
This month's Wired magazine features 6-word short stories written by various authors. (Most of them are science fiction authors, but not all.) Here are six of my favorites:
We went solar; sun went nova.
- Ken MacLeod
The baby's blood type? Human, mostly.
- Orson Scott Card
It's behind you! Hurry before it
- Rockne S. O'Bannon
Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Margaret Atwood
Gown removed carelessly. Head less so.
- Joss Whedon
Machine. Unexpectedly, I'd invented a Time
- Alan Moore
Mel Gibson's Apocalypto:
Newsweek's David Ansen observes that Gibson here "returns to his favorite theme: nearly naked men being tortured. Repeatedly. Imaginatively. At great length."
Slate's Dana Stevens writes, "You don't leave Apocalypto thinking of the decline of civilizations or the power of myth or anything much except, wow, that is one sick son of a bitch."
As More Are Stricken by E. Coli, Taco Bell Points to Green Onions
After Taco Bell traced a growing E. coli outbreak to green onions at its restaurants yesterday morning, government investigators began an intensive search to identify the source of the contamination.
The total number of cases in three Northeastern states swelled to 99, implicating several additional restaurants and second food distributor, who said he onions came from a California farm.
====="Most people call 'em green onions, but they're really disease vectors."
Very strange film.
Be sure to read the "Quotes" dialogue.
Grindcore is characterized by heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, blastbeats, hardcore punk and crossover thrash influenced riffing, short songs, and a vocal style consisting of growls and higher-pitched vocals, often similar to those found in black metal.
If growling vocals are what you love, consider this grindcore band: Caninus.
Their lead vocalists are pit bull terriers.
Who knew there were termite Heavy Metal bands?
During the Gates confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, an evidently distracted Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke of communing with fallen troops. "I talk to those who've lost their lives, and they have that sense of duty and mission," he reported.
I read a book "Syrup" by Maxx Barry. Satire about the cola industry in particular, and advertising in general. Deals with style over substance.
In the book, there's a young hot-shot working in the marketing department. He wants to show up at a restaurant to meet the client, and really impress him. He wants to drive up in a Mercedes, but he doesnt own one. He doesn't even own a car.
So he walks into a Ford dealership and asks to take a car for a test drive. He heads for a Honda dealership, leaves the Ford, and takes the Honda for a test drive. At a Saab dealership, he leaves the Honda and takes the Saab. Then at the Mercedes dealership, he leaves the Saab, and drives to the restaurant in a top-of-the-line Mercedes.
Read the 1st chapter at: http://www.maxxbarry.com/syrup/chapter1.html
Really, read it. I think you'll enjoy it.
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