Aug
29
2007
1

Links o’ Interest

Inequality demonstrated (picture in Venezuela)

Clever Graffiti

If you have someone’s name and address, just enter it in this “Get a Quote” area to see what cars they own.

A random funny comic

Called out by Scott Adams, Basic Instructions is a hilarious web comic. You can spend hours going through the archives.

Picutre of a New York City street, before cars.

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Aug
28
2007
4

Gonzales is Gone

There’s a wide river of pundits who like to bleat about bipartisanship, as if the Democrats are being rude by defying the president every now and often. But one of the most shocking things about this administration is the extent that they corrupted non-partisan institutions and made them partisan. They have continuously put politics over policy at FEMA, CDC, NIH, NASA, EOC, and just about any other government organization you can think of. They have consistenly concluded that such concepts as the right to free speech, the right to organize, the right to a fair trail and due process of law, and other core concepts of our country are disposable privileges, to be thrown out whenever inconvenient, on their own authority.

To whatever degree Gonzales’s departure changes this, hooray. Many roads on many scandals lead through the Justice Department, one can only hope that this change will blow a cleansing wind through it.

Update: I thought this was a good take.

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Aug
21
2007
1

Running on Empty

I got nothing to talk about. Links of Interest coming tomorrow.

Comments: I’ve been having a lot of trouble with spam. Besides the hundreds of spam comments that are automatically filtered, there’s a dozen a day I need to manually filter. I’ve been trying different filters and different settings to combat it. Apparently, I turned comments off entirely and didn’t realize it. Hopefully everything should be OK now, but if not, just email me directly.

Oh heck, here’s one link to keep you happy. A fun webcomic for the graphic fans.

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Aug
14
2007
2

Who Likes These?

Is it too much to ask to just have paper towels? In the last few years, I’ve seen more crazy gizmos to dispense drying materials than I thought possible. Here’s the latest atrocity I have to deal with:
Towel

It’s motion sensitive see. So you have to wave your hand a couple times until it sees you, and spits out a carefully measured piece of paper. Carefully measured to not be enough, so you have to repeat.

Then there’s the kind that you have to grip with both hands on each side, but not too hard and pull but not too hard and not too soft. Or the kind you push a lever to get the carefully measured not enough towel. Or the one with the navigation wheel of death control on the side in case the main control isn’t working, which as of this writing, it never has.

The odd thing is that I don’t anyone who likes these. Everyone would rather just have some paper towels. And yet these pop up all over the place. So who makes the decision? What person sits back and thinks, “I hate these. My friends hate these. My coworkers hate these. You know what, I’m going for it. Let’s put them in!”

Who likes these?

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Aug
10
2007
1

Links o’ Interest

The trailer for the Mary Popping as horror movie.

Sure, Barry Bonds is a cheater. But not in the way you think…

Diversity makes society worse? In some ways.

A child’s guide to US Foreign Policy

Funny New York Subway signs:

Want to know what LSD is like? This may help.

Dick Cheney tells the future in 1994: Invading Iraq would create a quagmire.

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Aug
09
2007
4

Ralph Macchio vs. Scott Baio: Who’s Bigger?

Me and Mrs. Muttrox are arguing about this. We agreed to let the fans settle it. The question is, at the peak of their popularity, who was a bigger star, Scott Baio or Ralph Macchio?

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Aug
07
2007
2

Offensive Marketing

I seem to be on a roll with advertising commentary lately… How about this one for offensiveness? This is a full page ad in the local alternative paper, for this classy joint.

MILF Ad

(If you don’t know what MILF means, look it up.)

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