Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Dilbert 2005 Weasel Awards



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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Napster UK Commercial

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Great Britain:  It must be interesting to live in a country where a tushie shot doesn't send the entire nation into apoplectic seizures

Get the Whole Thing via adrants

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Dissent is Treason. Betrayal is Patriotic.

George Orwell never had it so good:


via Patriot Boy

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Let the Beast Go

Why dont we adverts like this in the USA?

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Millau Bridge over the River Tarn

There was a good documentary on the construction of this on Discovery. It's located in southern France, and is the highest bridge in the world. It is a truly amazing piece of engineering, especially considering the method used to span the distance between the piers.

The red support struts (1 left and 2 right in photo) were removed following completion of the bridge.

The Millau Bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains is more than 984 feet high - taller than the Eiffel Tower.

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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Gene Kelly Pops and Locks

How cool is this?

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Friday, November 25, 2005

Extreme Bargain Hunters

A Deal Seeker's Cheat Sheet

Veteran online bargain hunters employ a variety of strategies to secure the best prices. A look at some of them:

Look for promotional coupon codes CouponMountain.com9, WOW-Coupons.com10, CouponCraze.com11, slickdeals.net12 These and similar coupon Web sites list promotional codes and offer print-out coupons for discounts at many online retailers and stores. A Google search for a retailer's name and "coupons" can often lead to savings. 
"Stack" mail-in rebates fatwallet.com13, GottaDeal.com14 Learn of multiple mail-in rebates—a shopping strategy known as "stacking"—by monitoring the forums of these two sites. Occasionally, the value of the rebates can exceed the cost of the product, earning money for the buyer.
Shop via sites that share their commissions fatwallet.com15, Ebates.com16, mrrebates.com17 These Web sites earn commissions from referring customers to hundreds of online retailers and split some of the money with their members. Membership is free, but you must click on the participating retailers through the sites to qualify. One downside: As with mail-in rebates, it can take months to receive the cash.
Sign up for email alerts fatwallet.com18, FareAlert.net19 Fatwallet sends out an early-morning, daily email alert filled with new and expiring online bargains, plus "hot deals" discovered by its members. sends out occasional email alerts for "extraordinary" travel deals, including airline price mistakes.



Obsessive Coupon Disorder
How the Web's extreme bargain hunters get deep discounts -- or even make a profit -- when they buy
WSJ, November 19, 2005; Page P5

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Pie all around

One of the truly more amusingly warped -- and outright creepy -- tales of Thanksgiving. See if you can guess which house this is:

Karl sneaks furtive glances at Barb. He is awed by her natural power, her girth, her effortless cunning. That teal makes her look so ... so ... seaworthy. He wants her. Badly. She knows it. They have a secret thing -- it is matronly and sweaty and creepy as hell and takes place every other Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton just off the Beltway.

Rummy knows all about it. He and Dick stand near the bar and take huge swigs of scotch and puffs from thick Cuban cigars and speak in low, mean tones out the sides of their mouths, occasionally bursting into dark laughter that sounds like a brick being dragged over a cheese grater. Rummy says something about the Karl/Barb flesh-fest and wonders, a little too loudly, if Oedipus would have felt differently about his mother if she had spanked him. Cheney grunts, retorts with a joke about how pleasurable it must be to hold a lit cigarette near the open eyeball of a terrified prisoner in Guantanamo and demand Osama's cell phone number. Ha.

Dick glances over at Lynne, who is, of course, eyeing one of the Latina servants with open-mouthed hunger. Dick hasn't seen Lynne naked in years. He realizes this is a very good thing. Something to be thankful for, certainly. But Lynne is happy. Her life is full of joyous bridge tournaments and bashing of gay rights and copious lesbian fantasies. She is nothing like poor, lost Condi.

Condi is lonely. So, so lonely, sitting over in the far corner, all by herself, nursing her one glass of white wine. No one really talks to her anymore except Dubya and a maybe few brusque words from Rummy, who she suspects is always imagining her cleaning his guns and polishing his boots and calling him "master." Suddenly, her heart jumps. She sees Dubya looking at her from across the room. She smiles that demonic, dominatrix-y smile that always creeps out the Asian press. He does that thing with his thin little lips, that little gesture only she understands. Her body is instantly warmed. Oh their special bond, a dark secret. It is her breath, her raison d'être. It keeps her alive.

The entire column is one long increasingly funny draw on the same sick drink  . .  .

Scenes From A Bush Thanksgiving
Dubya pouts, Cheney scowls, no one brings pie -- and why is Rove looking at Barb that way?

By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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White Castle Turkey Stuffing

Its that time of year again:


White Castle Turkey Stuffing

  10 White Castle hamburgers, no pickles
  1 1/2 cups celery, diced
  1 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
  1 1/2 tsp. ground sage
  3/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  1/4 cup chicken broth

In a large mixing bowl, tear the burgers into pieces and add diced celery and seasonings. Toss and add chicken broth. Toss well. Stuff cavity of turkey just before roasting. Makes about 9 cups (enough for a 10- to 12-pound turkey). Note: Allow 1 hamburger for each pound of turkey, which will be the equivalent of 3/4 cup of stuffing per pound.

White Castle Website
(No really, I swear)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

U2 Live in NY (Madison Sqaure Garden, 11/22/05)

I'd love to see a playlist for ast night's show, if anyone has one.

Here's some snaps I took with the phone -- Despite what it says on the tickets, U2 (apparently) allows cameras. I would have brought the Exilim had I known . . . I could have taken some killer shots -- We were in GA, perhaps 6 feet from the stage!

Even with the phone, these are not too bad:

Bono on the Main Stage

Edge on the Ramp:

Bono on the Ramp

Bono and Edge (about 15 feet away from me)

Bono (8 feet)

The Main Stage:

just before this shot, Bono leans into the crowd right in front of me -- he was literally inches away, but I was so surprised I forget to snap a photo . .  .

Bono drumming

Loudest crowd of any live show I've ever been to . . . Knew and sang every word to every song.


UPDATE: Novermber 23, 2005 10:06am 

Here's the set list, courtesy of Aaron:

Main Set:
City of Blinding Lights
The Electric Co. - Send in the Clowns
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
In a Little While
Beautiful Day
Original of the Species
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday - Rock the Casbah
Bullet the Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Where the Streets Have No Name

Until the End of the World
Mysterious Ways
With or Without You
Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Instant Karma

- U2 Tours


See also:
Wanted: Rocker-Activist's Support
Hoping His Help Will Salvage Free-Trade Talks, Officials Brief U2's Bono on U.S. Agenda
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, November 23, 2005; Page A4

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