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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Friday, January 04, 2008
You have to wait until the end of the video, but it's worth it. At least he does seem to be mellowing a bit.
My 2008 New Year's resolution was to learn how to play Holland-Dozier-Holland's "Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" on piano, which I managed to do in a couple days.
It's all a matter of setting reasonable goals.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Good road conditions, light traffic, and a tactical nuclear explosion.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Members of a Czech art group who hacked into television broadcasting with images of a hoax nuclear explosion were charged and will have to stand trial, a state prosecutor said Thursday.
The six members of the Prague-based Ztohoven group were charged last month with spreading false information and face up to three years in jail if convicted, said Dusan Ondracek, the state prosecutor in the northern town of Trutnov, who is in charge of the case.
The trial could begin by the end of January, Ondracek said.
On June 17, viewers of a Czech television channel watching a Web cam program monitoring weather in various Czech mountain resorts could see a nuclear explosion taking place in the Krkonose or Giant Mountains in the northern Czech Republic.
In December, the project was awarded the NG 333 prize for young artists by Prague's National Gallery together with a cash prize of 333,000 koruna (US$18,350).
(For a moment there, I thought it was a Rudy Giuliani campaign ad. Didn't they once do this in an episode of Mission: Impossible?)
Quote of the day
Sandy is a girl from Texas- just like me.
-George W. Bush
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Snarky quote of the day
I've been with my wife for 10 years now. If she got onstage right now, y'all wouldn't laugh at all.
-Chris Rock, questioning Hillary Clinton's logic that being married to Bill makes her qualified to hold the office.
Blatantly obsequious quote of the day
Complete masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable.
The secret to a happy New Year...
is simple. Surround yourself with your kids and grandkids.
And dogs. Lots of dogs.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Handel's Hallelujah Chorus Performed by Bearded Nuns with Flashcards
Quotes of the day
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another- it is one damn thing over and over.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Quote of the day
I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an
underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful
girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and
I care not who writes the nation's laws.
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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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