Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's Another Quiz!

You can take a quiz at the site for "The Golden Compass" and find out what your dæmon is. Mine is an osprey named Theonilla.

Monday, April 23, 2007


I don't know how long it will stay there, but someone posted "Pirates of Silicon Valley" in its entirety to Google Video:

Sunday, April 15, 2007

"The Lawyer She Just Hired...Went to a Real Law School"

Bill Maher on Monica Goodling, Pat Robertson, Regent Law School, and the US Attorney scandal.

Case Study in Self-Delusion

I saw this on Digby last week; a snippet from a piece in Rolling Stone by Jeff Sharlet called "Teenage Holy War":
"The week I'm at the Academy, the guest speaker is Rebecca Contreras, a pretty 35-year-old professional evangelist in blue jeans who was a former Special Assistant to the President in Bush II's first term, responsible for 1,200 presidential appointments. She tells us about one of her first days in Washington. "The vice president is sitting there, and the president is sitting in his chair," she said. "There I was, little Latina Rebecca from the inner city." Contreras had not gone to college. She felt overwhelmed by all the advanced degrees in the room -- Cheney, with his almost-Ph.D (he's a drop-out), Bush, with his Harvard MBA. "The Devil began to say, `Look at you, you don't belong here. You're not credentialed.' Then I heard the voice of the Lord say, `Put you're eyes on me!'" Contreras raises her finger in imitation of God. " `I CREDENTIALED YOU! I HAVE PLACED YOU HERE!' " The moral of the story, she says, is that obedience to God matters more than education."

Isn't it nice when the voices in your head tell you that they agree with you?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut Is Dead at 84; Caught Imagination of His Age
Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” caught the temper of his times and the imagination of a generation, died last night in Manhattan. He was 84 and had homes in Manhattan and in Sagaponack on Long Island.


Monday, April 09, 2007


Andy Barker, PI: Cancelled

I'm glad I downloaded them from iTunes. (I watched them when they aired, too. Not that it made any difference; we're not a Nielsen family.)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Sound It Out

So, I'm watching TV with my wife when a commercial comes on for the Olay Eye Derma Pod.

I wasn't really watching the commercial, which is probably why the voice over caught my ear.

Eye Derma Pod.

Eye ... Pod.

I ... Pod.


I can only assume that a lawyer for Apple is presently drafting a cease and desist letter. Although I don't imagine that there's a whole lot of confusion in the minds of most consumers between the two products.