People who play games like these must not have actual employment.


Things you might say about the Bush administration if it were a sitcom or other weekly tv show.
Hamster music. Actually sounds pretty interesting. Begins to resemble an Elizabethan folk song, or something, towards the end.
Stupid hurts.
Holy floating berg, Batman! (via Geekpress)
#1 public enemy: the Canada goose. #1 public defender: the falconer.
Burninating the cocktail sauce!


Google just keeps getting cooler. Now you can get movie showtimes by entering the movie title and zip code.
Vivienne the virtual girlfriend, huh? With this system, men pay real money to woo a virtual girl via their cellphones. Sure, the language translation feature might be handy, but the rest of it is just a little too creepy for me.
Got God?


Andrew Sullivan is a dumb jerk. But he can write fairly well. I agree about 30% with his thesis, but enjoyed the piece.


Who knew there was so much history behind the song on that annoying Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper commercial?
Remembering Lenny, with tidbits about the new L&O spinoff.
Gone for good
The Shins
Untie me, I've said no vows
The train is getting way too loud
I gotta leave here my girl
Get on with my lonely life

Just leave the ring on the rail
For the wheels to nullify

Until this turn in my head
I let you stay and you paid no rent
I spent twelve long months on the lam

That's enough sitting on the fence
For the fear of breaking dams

I find a fatal flaw
In the logic of love
And go out of my head

You love a sinking stone
That'll never elope
So get used to the lonesome
Girl, you must atone some
Don't leave me no phone number there

It took me all of a year
To put the poison pill to your ear
But now I stand on honest ground, on honest ground

You want to fight for this love
But honey you cannot wrestle a dove
So baby it's clear

You want to jump and dance
But you sat on your hands
And lost your only chance

Go back to your hometown
Get your feet on the ground
And stop floating around

I find a fatal flaw
In the logic of love
And go out of my head

You love a sinking stone
That'll never elope
So get used to used to the lonesome
Girl, you must atone some
Don't leave me no phone number there
It's sort of erudite isn't it, what with the whole poison in the ear reference?
NYT article from a few days ago, about the anti-Christo. I'm amused. I'll have to check out this guy's website when I don't have evil work firewalls blocking me.
More RFID. This story is more interesting than I initially thought. I'll write more, later.
A most heartstrings-tugging short piece from the New Yorker. Abstemiously, anyone? Watch out for the last two lines; it gets sad at the end.


There is something decidedly Gattaca-esque about screening all newborns for genetic disorders. I think if the medical community wants to go ahead with this, they'd better be sure the tests are accurate and the proposed treatments are effective; sounds like neither is the case at the moment, though.
Whoa. This is messed up.


Soooo sore. And tired. That was tough. We got a swank couch at the Salvation Army, though. Pictures of the place are located here. Further pictures to follow.


Moving, tomorrow. See our destination? Lets hope it doesn't rain too much.
For those who can't get enough Homestar Runner, it's the HSR Wiki! Hey, at least now I finally know the parts of the HSR theme song that sounded like gibberish to me. ;)
Dang it, neil5280, how many times do I have to tell you to keep your shoes on when you go listen to politicians debate?


Nice! Postal Service has a new track out.
Religious boosterism is, inch by inch, getting wrapped around the throats of school-children. The result?
One mother, who herself teaches Sunday school but nevertheless opted out of the program, explains it better than I ever could: "I asked them whether Jesus was a Christian and they said 'yes.' When I said, 'Jesus was a Jew,' one girl said, 'But Jesus was a good person.' "


The Onion Infographic:
Vows to drive one another into the sea must be downgraded to vows to drive one another to the beach for a nice weekend.
Great, just what I needed...another reason to hate Shrub.


"This new game is sure to be one of the biggest blockbuster hits of 2005..."

"What is, Can You Beat Ken?"
Fafblog! strikes again.
"Keep your half-octopus females to yourself!" says Giblets. "All they wanna do is digest Giblets and turn him into ink."

"A good woman is like a fine cheese," says me. 
"Or a large hat. Or an aggrieved sasquatch. Or an elephant made outta trees an ropes an lotsa smaller elephants."

"Giblets never wants to see another elephant again!" says Giblets. 
"He is done with them and their cheating hearts! He is burning all pianos!"

"But you love the elephants," says me. "You can't live with em an you can't live without em."

"Cause they tear out your liver an brains an replace em with the fungal herbs of the undead," says Giblets.


Yet another example of airport (in)security.
Here's a word I learned from NPR: melisma.
Hmm. Well I guess I was curious to know if Abe Vigoda was still alive. But I can't imagine having it constantly indicated in my browser.


Band name: Palm Frond Hierarchy


Crazy song...
One More Robot
-Flaming Lips

Unit three thousand twenty one is warming.
Makes a huming sound.
When it circuits duplicates emotion.
And a sense of coldness detaches
As it tries to comfort your sadness.
One more robot learns to be
Something more than a machine
I've been thinking that maybe I've given too much worry to the prominence of Faux News. After all, nobody complains that The Weekly World News, or The National Enquirer isn't really Fair and Balanced © . I mean, they don't exactly interview the Wolfman's supporters when he impregnates a random trailer-dweller, do they?


That Christo is sure weird. Likes to wrap things?
Middle schoolers....livestock...what's the difference?
So Americans think that foreign aid is one of the largest areas of the federal government budget. What the hell? Washington monthly has a post and link for ya. A table, even.
Scientists have selectively bred tame foxes. I want one. Check it out: Cute! Via Geekpress.
People should be free to raise their children how they see fit? Sounds great! Wonder if anyone will do a bad job? Oh, never mind- the free market will see to it that badly performing parents will not retain their customers children.


Band name: Flap of Jackson. (came up in conversation at work, about solving a physics problem)
Did you know the Disney Co. established a town in Florida called Celebration? I didn't.
Apparently Lynne Cheney's Secret Service codename is SLOTUS. Sounds dirty.
Here's an amusing NYT article: Cook and Tell - Confessions of a Kitchen Romeo


Huh. I didn't know Hilary Swank was The Next Karate Kid.
Quantifying evil.


Off caffeine as of Saturday. Blech. Not gonna be fun.
The convenience of internet check-in for airline flights is nice but at what cost?


Some cool stuff on Geekpress today:

Moss in space
En garde! (avec parapluie) - Part 1 and Part 2 - The drawings alone are enough reason to check these out. ;)
Last but not least, some Super Bowl Super Bull
Baby cheetahs are cute, with their fluffy little heads. (Another photo here.)
Maybe I'm too hard on Shrub sometimes. The poor guy's just a little ronery...


When life imitates art...
This is totally crazy. I am awestruck. What will they think of next?


There is something distinctly X-Filean about this:
"The FAA Web site says the plane was registered to a company called 448 Alliance LLC, and gave an address in Dallas. Directory assistance has no company with that name, but does show a DDH Aviation at the same address. No one answered the phone there."
Full article here.


Ugh. I'm sorry, what century is this, again? You know, I'm glad we live in a (supposedly) free society and all, wherein everyone (who yells loud enough) can have an opinion heard and considered, but how is it that a theory almost universally accepted within the international scientific community doesn't get taught in public schools because teachers fear backlash from the fundamentalist (Christian) community? That is just not okay. If people want to believe that the Bible trumps physical evidence, well fine. Their faith should be strong enough that they won't get their knickers in a twist if their kids are exposed to alternative ideas.

Don't get me wrong. I do see their point; they feel like it's a waste of time for their kids to be learning these "untruths" of science and history. Their tax dollars should go toward "meaningful" education. I still say buck up. It's not as though a high school biology class spends the entire year covering evolution. And when has a good debate ever been a waste of time? I think these people should be happy to have their kids involved in evolution discussions at school; if, when presented with all the information available, the kids still decide the Bible's account of human creation is the only real truth, at least now they've had the opportunity to hear the other argument. Their faith will be solidified, and they'll be able to fling more informed barbs at those nasty secularists.