Tuesday, May 31, 2011

some hints from robert caro on the 4th and last volume of his lbj bio. volume 3 won caro his second pulitzer. someday there may be a caro award for biography.

Monday, May 30, 2011


I wish they had a www.getridofthings.com/getridofwww.blogger.com/img/blank.gif.
meanwhile i'm just waiting for the next build of firefox or blogger.

tainted love, the 1964 version.
pussycat dolls version
marilyn manson version
straight no chaser version

since better with you was cancelled, i'm watching the loop, another cancelled show. it has a really odd theme song, by a band that only does songs about hockey, and it was written by the guy who writes american elf, one of the few webcomics i don't read.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

pledge of allegiance

Sunday, May 22, 2011




electric rolls

3 rent a tesla from hertz

joe asked me to plug his "best dating sites" site, so here.

Friday, May 20, 2011

tennis hijinks video

Thursday, May 19, 2011

felicia day blog.

Monday, May 16, 2011

shuttle just lifted off. is this the last one?

EZ Quiz:

1. Whose face is on bottles of Sam Adams beer? hint: http://www.beerinfo.com/index.php/pages/bostonbeercompany.html

2. Who wrote the Autobiography of Malcolm X?

3. Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?

4. What year was the Battle of New Orleans, that ended the War of 1812?

5. What war does the 1812 overture commemorate?

5. where do panama hats come from?

I need about 5 more of these, got any? I'll think of a few, this is just a draft.

6. True or false: Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

7. True or False: George Washington was the first president.

8. True or false: In Indiana, there's a state holiday that's held on a different day every year, three days before the first sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

9. true or false: The blue whale is the biggest living thing, but the elephant is the biggest land animal.

10. true or false? This quiz was easy, amiright?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

word for the day: dord.
"what happened to your nose?" "I got dord." It was originally "D or d", referring to the letter D. What a dord. But see http://dorddefined.blogspot.com/.

astros fan demonstrates parkour

quiz answers: paul revere, mrs grant, alex haley, 1815, napoleonic war. F,F,T,F,F.

News from yahoo. Newspeak from yahoo yahoos.
We will officially discontinue Blogs, Photos and Guestbook in Yahoo! Pulse
This is in an effort to make our service a relevant experience for the community.

We will be turning Yahoo! Pulse Blogs, Photos and Guestbook into read-only in phases starting as of May 16, 2011. You will still be able to read your friends entries and photos. We will be providing a download tool for you to save your content.
From May 16 till July 16, 2011, your blog content will be available for download and you will still be able to read your friends entries and photos.
At this time, we will provide a download tool for you to begin saving your content. In the meantime, we are working to get your photos and guestbook content ready as well and will provide updates on downloading timing shortly.
Questions?If you have questions about these changes, please visit the Yahoo! Pulse help pages.
We are continuously improving your experience on Yahoo! Pulse. Stay tuned!

Once upon a time I used to participate in online discussion groups at onelist, which was then bought by egroups, which was then bought by yahoo. Yahoo took various steps to destroy the tools that had made onelist a social networking site long before facebook. I noticed today it is taking some next steps to "improve your experience", by burning everyone's blogs and pictures.

Friday, May 13, 2011

warren buffet on uke jamming with akon. no, really.
warren buffet plugged, electric uke

wil has a tumblr. i've never really figured out what tumblr's about. blogging, but with some tools that make it easy to retweet, or something. it's another trend that i missed when it was hip, but get dragged into eventally by wil, who is like my seeing eye dog for the internet.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


“Dustbindiana” and “Landfillinois”

Below is a list of the ten states that produce the most garbage per person in the United States. I am not proud to say my birth state, Indiana leads this shameful list, with Illinois following close behind. States that produced the most trash per person (per capita) in 2006 were:

Indiana: 2.15 tons/person/year
Illinois: 2.07 tons/person/year

The national average was 1.38 tons/person/year.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

there's this synergy that goes on between wil wheaton, john scalzi,and a cast of othrs including paul and storm. here's wheaton reading a chapter of scalzi's newest book.

mcduck tartan

M peter lorre
bringing up baby cary grant

vegas movie 21 free on youtube. cadillac records dick w kirsten dunst.
cleaner sam l jackson
kids from shaolin jet li
oh, this one's my favorite movie Earth girls are easy

Monday, May 09, 2011

200 mpg

Arbitrary Day is may 27th this year. Reddit is doing the catering.

What Welshmen do when they're bored
I had a feeling it might involve sheep.
more vids at http://supavid.com. Th musical scores are really well done.
E is th most common lttr in th alphabt; it's also th ky on my kyboard that dosn't work.

free iphone app identifies tree leaves. this is an example of AI evolving.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

not bad, a little slow. both mechanically, the page refreshes slowly, and plotwise - I'm on numbr 246 and it's still the first day at the comic/videogame/movie rental/bookstore place.

word for the day: prevenge.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

austrailian mcguyver versus cats

Sunday, May 01, 2011


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