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Monthly Archives: October 2007

happy halloween 2007


kirk’s pumpkin on the left, my pumpkin on the right. click on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture. i’m a strict adherent to the “triangles and variations thereof” school of pumpkin carving. kirk believes in making his pumpkins look as much like ike from south park as possible. i’m looking forward to actually having trick-or-treaters […]

trendspotting: music without earphones


i’ve seen this enough recently that i think it’s a trend-in-waiting. after years and years of everyone wearing headphones and listening to their own music in their own world, i’m seeing a growing number of younguns going headphoneless on the subway. not with big boom boxes, but with small devices with a small external speaker. […]

food on the florida trip


kirk’s been doing a great job with the florida vacation recap, with more to come, so as promised i’m kicking in with a bit of a food overview. dinner on landing was at a branch of the orlando ale house. big cheap beer and big cheap food — kirk had an extremely brown fried seafood […]

sioux city sux, not gay


from my yahoo! home page this morning: City leaders have scrapped plans to do away with the Sioux Gateway Airport’s unflattering three-letter identifier — SUX — and instead have made it the centerpiece of the airport’s new marketing campaign. The code, used by pilots and airports worldwide and printed on tickets and luggage tags, will […]

real advice from fake steve


fake steve jobs on why to avoid business school, and school in general, if you want to truly be successful. from the article: Business school dude, listen up. Forget shadowing me. You’ll never be like me, because I’m one of a kind. I came out and they broke the mold. But if you want to […]

The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory


via daring fireball, a wired story about one man’s quest to beat the decades-old cannonball run cross country driving record. from the article: For nearly two years, Roy — a pale, shaved-headed, independently wealthy ectomorphic veteran of the Gumball 3000 road rally — has obsessed sleeplessly over every detail and thrown money at every possible […]

those demonic black-clad youth


from a news article about the school shootings in cleveland: Coon, who was white, stood out in the predominantly black school for dressing in a goth style, wearing a black trench coat, black boots, a dog collar and chains, she said….Police believe Coon, wearing a Marilyn Manson shirt, black jeans and black nail polish, targeted […]

should the legal drinking age be 18?


it’s a topic that came up during the last democratic presidential candidates’ debate, which took place at dartmouth college. of course, the college students’ logic started with “well we can fight in iraq, so why can’t we drink?” not flawless logic, but they do have a point. it might be a better point if they […]

aging and gay, and facing prejudice in twilight


in the ny times this morning, this story about the homophobia-based mistreatment of gays and lesbians in nursing homes and assisted-care facilities. from the article: Elderly gay people…living in nursing homes or assisted-living centers or receiving home care, increasingly report that they have been disrespected, shunned or mistreated in ways that range from hurtful to […]

memories light the corners of my mind


kirk and i had a wonderful evening last night with our mortgage broker from chase, dinika, and her friend luigi. it had been a long day, and i was a bit tired and slightly cranky, but thankfully kirk was sparkling and witty and carried the day for both of us. we met at the black […]

SNL Digital Short – ‘I Ran’


another in a series of andy samberg shorts for saturday night live, in case you missed it. this one’s called “i ran”, and imagines a love story between samberg and mahmoud ahmadinejad of iran, where by ahmadinejad’s account there are no homosexuals. hilarious stuff, and i love how samberg does this without a trace of […]

unsolicited recommendation:


via kottke, the “secret site” for the upcoming new movie “wall-e” from pixar. i generally hate it when companies do crap like trying to make me “discover” their site to accomplish their guerilla/word-of-mouth marketing campaign objectives, but this site is exceedingly well done and a riot to click through. it interests me that the movie […]