31 March, 2009

Fun and useful

Here is something neat tht was featured on NPR's Studio 360 recently, take a gander. Next time you feel like killing some time at work, give it a try at:


30 March, 2009

A few random thoughts

When I was a kid, I only watched Unsolved Mysteries when they had aliens on, which freaked me out.

I like Budwesier in the bottle, but not from the can or tap.

One of my favorite things ever: the squishiness of brand new socks.

I run into interviews with Legs McNeil everywhere on TV, yet, I still haven't faintest idea about the guy.

I kinda hate blogs.

When I was a kid, my friends and I sold these the green fruits that grew on the trees in our neighborhood. We marketed them as air fresheners via a roadside stand to New Yorkers who were driving the country roads. They would rot and become maggot infested in about two days. We sold them for $1.50 each.

I kinda like blogs.

I used to smoke Parliament Full Flavored Cigarettes (dark blue pack). One time when I was in DC with some friends in college, a homeless gentleman saw us smoking (gosh we were posh) and asked me for a cigarette. I pulled out the dark blue pack, and he said, "Nevermind." How Zen.

My dog exhibits an irrational fear of empty Fiji water bottles, Deer Park, Aquafina and others seem to have no effect on her.

23 March, 2009

require 'ninjas'

So here is a steaming slice of awesome:

Whilst perusing the interweb todee, I ran across a game from a forgotten era, an epic called "Ninja Golf', for the Atari 7800. I can just picture some guy thinking, "hey we have to make a golf game, why not add ninjas?" even better, there is a page dedicated to the awesomeness of this game, complete with the ROM and emulator:


delicious. it is new!

18 March, 2009


I Shit you not...

Twitter. That name used to be almost cute. But now it is the very essence of the verbal diarrhea espoused by every douchebag reporter and golf ball-tie wearing tech consultant that manages to get a word in edgewise. Fuck. Don't get me wrong, I heart the interweb. I like the Myface and the etunes, but a website that exchanges ~140 character strings between users isn't exactly a monolith we should be banging our bones against. What is the catalyst of this O-so-typical internetty rant? Why do I implore you to read my misinformed overopiniated drivel? Take a gander:

What follows is an excerpt from an interview between Sen. John McCain and George Stephanopoulos. I have not altered this at all, see for yourself here.

SenJohnMcCain hi george im a little slow

SenJohnMcCainHappy St. Patricks day

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain Happy St Patrick's Day! First things first: How do u tweet -- dictate or type? Blackberry or pc?

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos Happy St. Patrick's day - slow, sometimes pc somtimes bb

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain AIG: Would a President McCain break bonus contracts? Obama teams says that would cause more harm than good

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos i would have never bailed out AIG, the real scandal is billions to foreign banks.

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain ok, but today: should bonus contracts be broken? Dodd wants a targeted tax on bonuses OK with that?

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos i haven't seen it but i would explore every option. i repeat, we wouldn't have this problem if we hadn't bailed them out

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain RIght, but didn't you vote for first TARP, which went to AIG?

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos i voted for first tarp but that doesn't mean i voted to bail out AIG.

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain Obama says GOP can't "just say no" on budget Will you offer a full alternative to Obama budget?

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos I'm working with others on alternatives - cong paul ryan has some great ideas.

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos to follow up - first AIG bailout was pre-tarp.

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain Take point on 1st AIG bailout How about budget? Will you offer alternative?

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain What worries you more: Pakistan or Iran?

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos both. the challenges are different but both significant.

GStephanopoulos@SenJohMcCain Cheney said on CNN that Obama putting US at risk of new terror attack Agree?

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos too early to draw that conclusion.

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain Lots of twitterers want to know: what do you think of Meghan's feud with Coulter and Ingraham?

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos I'm proud of my daughter and she has a right to her opinions.

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos like any family we agree on some things and disagree on others.

GStephanopoulos@SenJohnMcCain Thanks for your time Senator.You're a good sport I know I'm not getting anymore on Coulter and Ingraham Happy St Pat's again

SenJohnMcCain@GStephanopoulos Thanks a lot george, let's do it again soon. now i look forward to reading our followers comments and insults.

SenJohnMcCain had a lot of fun george: http://tinyurl.com/dl2w9t