Conceived above a saloon, delivered into this world by a masked man identified by his heavily sedated mother as Captain Video, raised by a kindly West Virginian woman, a mild-mannered former reporter with modest delusions of grandeur and no tolerance of idiots and the intellectually dishonest.
network solutions made me a child pornographer!
The sordid details...
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Saturday, March 24, 2007
Didn't these idiots ever see Terminator 2?
"In response to this challenge, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking innovative proposals to develop Chemical Robots (ChemBots): soft, flexible, mobile objects that can identify and maneuver through openings smaller than their static structural dimensions; reconstitute size, shape, and functionality after traversal; carry meaningful payloads; and perform tasks."
Extra points if you can get it to resemble Robert Patrick.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
(aka Larry "Bud" Melman)
The first person viewers saw when they tuned in to the premiere of NBC's Late Night with David Letterman in 1982 was not Dave, but Calvert DeForest in the role of Larry "Bud" Melman. DeForest appeared as Melman until Letterman moved to CBS, when he used his real name after NBC asserted the Melman character was their intellectual property.
See the link on Calvert's name above for his bio. One interesting bit of trivia... Calvert's great uncle was Lee DeForest, the inventor of the three element vacuum tube. This breakthrough enabled the amplification of electronic signals and eventually led to the development of radio and television.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The annual Shatner birthday joke, a day early.
So you can impress your friends:
William Shatner will be 76 tomorrow.
His hairpiece will be 49.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Protest sign of the day
The Rapture Is Not An Exit Strategy
(Anti-war demonstration in Portland, OR last weekend, via H.E. Taylor on the alt.quotations Usenet newsgroup.)
Quote of the day
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Quote of the day
I mail myself a copy of the Constitution every morning just in the hope they'll open it and see what it says.
-Bill Maher (on the government reading e-mail)
Sunday, March 18, 2007
The last two are dillies:
From Discovery Magazine's 20 Things You Didn't Know About... Lab Accidents:
19 The world has scores of superpowerful particle accelerators. Last year, a fireball created at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in Upton, New York, had the characteristics of a black hole. Physicists are reasonably sure that no such black holes could escape and consume Earth.
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The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is now something other than email@example.com saga.
kgbreport.com used to be kgb.com until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up kgb.com and adopting kgbreport.com created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the kgb.com domain name in 1993, and had since that time used firstname.lastname@example.org as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that email@example.com was no longer firstname.lastname@example.org but rather email@example.com which is longer than firstname.lastname@example.org and more letters to type than email@example.com and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than firstname.lastname@example.org but actually just as functional as email@example.com? I sent e-mails from the firstname.lastname@example.org address to just about everybody I knew who had used email@example.com in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the firstname.lastname@example.org change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which email@example.com was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for firstname.lastname@example.org would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that email@example.com no longer is the firstname.lastname@example.org they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. email@example.com. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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