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!
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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Quote of the day
Barack Obama said if he becomes president he will replace the White
House bowling alley because it's something he would never use. Yeah,
apparently, this is the same reason President Bush got rid of the
White House library.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Watch out, Steven
What happens when a five-year old who wants to be a Jedi...
gets a Flip video camera for her birthday...
How do you think Spielberg got started? (The camerawork's a bit shaky, but she does have the sound effects nailed...)
Quote of the day
Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Mind-boggling quote of the day
Torture "is basically subject to perception," CIA counterterrorism lawyer Jonathan Fredman told a group of military and intelligence officials gathered at the U.S.-run detention camp in Cuba on Oct. 2, 2002, according to minutes of the meeting. "If the detainee dies, you're doing it wrong."
-The Washington Post
Quote of the day
You just can't be good in bed any more. You have to be good at the
Peas in a pod...
This is another one of those days that sort of shakes my faith in astrology.
Those kindred souls born today include Blaise Pascal, Guy Lombardo, Lou Gehrig, Abe Fortas, Lester Flatt, Louis Jordan, Pauline Kael, Niels Bohr, Gena Rowlands, Salman Rushdie, Phylicia Rashad, Kathleen Turner and Paula Abdul, all born under the masculine, positive, mutable air sign of Gemini.
But the most important birthday today is,
of course, that of Harry Moses Horwitz:
(June 19, 1897 - May 4, 1975)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
You had to have had kids in Drama Club...
... to really appreciate this...
Quotes of the day
Roger Ebert, (b. 6/18/1942)
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.
Eating responsibly at McDonald's is like going to a strip club for the iced tea.
Never marry anyone you could not sit next to during a three-day bus trip.
Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Headline of the day
On the plus side, the experiments could also generate a black hole beneath France.
I'm never complaining about deer again...
At least the dogs can scare off the deer. I'm not certain how they'd react to an elephant in the back yard
Monday, June 16, 2008
No, I'm not bitter...
(From a South Park car wash, via my ever-vigilant daughter, Sara Kay Salopek)
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Quotes of the day
Mario Cuomo, b. June 15, 1932:
The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.
The vice presidency is a neglected positive. It is like the word "inept." Nobody ever says "ept."
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
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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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