Wednesday, July 30, 2003
NEW ROTK TRAILER
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Monday, July 28, 2003
i could watch these little buggers drop all day
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disinclined to acquiesce to your request
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poke the bunny one more time...
just do it and see what happens
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a good article on the economic implications of online privacy:
'Privacy, Economics, and Price Discrimination on the Internet' [pdf]
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for those (like me) who should brush up on their physics a little:
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Friday, July 25, 2003
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Wednesday, July 23, 2003
CBS, ABC, and MSNBC all mention on their respective websites the fact that NYC councilman James Davis was black, but fail to note that his murderer was also black — a fact I wouldn't have known had FoxNews not reported it. CNN even went to the trouble of citing two conflicting descriptions of the assailant while leaving out the most obvious recognizable feature that those at the scene all seem to agree on — his color: "Police Commissioner Ray Kelly described the shooter as a man wearing either a blue suit or a blue blazer. A witness described the shooter as a man in his 40s wearing a cream-colored suit." Given the media's propensity to immediately jump on and report as fact any wild speculation that comes their way, I find it hard to believe that this is coincidental.
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Years ago my parents told me I would eventually need braces. I was maybe 6 or 7 years old at the time, and the idea of having a stranger attach metal to my teeth scared me. I'd heard it was painful. My parents tried to reassure me, telling me there may be pain, but that when the time came it wouldn't be that bad. In fact, when it was over and my braces were removed, I'd be better off than before. I wanted to believe them, but I was still anxious, and decided to put it out of my mind and just have fun being a kid. I wanted to avoid the inevitable, but knew I couldn't, so I decided to just not think about it.
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new 'Cheech and Chong' movie!
"You know me -- if anybody wanted me to be in a movie with dope in it, I'm there," Chong joked. "But Cheech really protected the image. Those characters have been untouched, and now it's so fun to be back under that classic umbrella." [...]
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on the subject of heritage:
Tartan Ties — this first article on the relationship between Scotland and the South was written by my dad and is a phenomenally better read than this article, A Sense of Place [credit to Jon Amos for finding this], but both are definitely worth checking out.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003
a little Chris Staples [of 238]:
the plymouth overturned
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tribal tattoos are gay
I think it's sad to see kids want so badly to get away from their home-towns. I see it all the time at school. Most of the students here can't wait to graduate so they can move out West or up North or anywhere, really, as long as it's nowhere as boring as this place. They want California or New York, but will settle for Atlanta or Jacksonville or Dallas. It's not just a matter of appreciating the South, though, it's a matter of taking pride in where you grew up and who your family is.
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"Balram could not stop in time and banged into the trolley. The iron rods pierced through his neck. His head fell on one side, attached precariously to the spinal cord.
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Monday, July 21, 2003
legislation and sausage
Until the OCTODOG, these were the only two things you really didn't want to see get made.
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As if being stuck inside the 20th of July yesterday wasn't enough, it was only 2 minutes ago that I realized it was the 22nd. I've been telling people it was the 20th all day....very unsettling. I mean, Sunday was really great, but Mondays and Tuesdays are good, too.
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Saturday, July 19, 2003
Most of you have probably been there before, but for those who haven't [and for those who've forgotten about it], here's Homestar Runner. Aside from the remarkably good flash-work, the rest of the site's pretty not-so-crappy also, if you ask me. Strongbad's E-mails are the awesomest part....here are the links to a few of my personal favorites: english paper, japanese cartoon, lures & jigs, invisibility.
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really cool tech blog
I've added a link for Gizmodo, a blog with posts about all the really cool tech-gadgets that are constantly being produced. Definitely worth checkin' out.
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Friday, July 18, 2003
Good post from Josh's blog:
While I'm on the subject of politics instead of religion, has anyone else noticed that the only time the courts invoke the fundamentally libertarian nature of our Constitution is when they're ruling on sex? The state tells us what kind of vehicles to drive (which your vehicle is the most IMPORTANT part of your life ;-) ), whether we can or can't start businesses, how to discipline our kids, where we can and can't live, what we can and can't do to our houses and property, what schools our kids go to, what they learn there, whether or not we can let other people smoke in the buildings we build, what kind of guns we can buy and when and for what reasons, who we can hire and fire, and how to "save" for retirement (put it in a 0% interest government IOU).
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Sunday, July 13, 2003
Trailer for The Passion
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Friday, July 11, 2003
check out this utterly bizarre British TV spot.
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Wednesday, July 09, 2003
since when was an MPA rating relevant, anyway?
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the only thing worth eating
Alas! CWSC is now and I am not there. Were that I had been conscious of the great discontent my absence would contrive against me. I miss the salad.
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Monday, July 07, 2003
Some things I like about the South and where I live (in no specific order):
The accent. The (mostly) warm weather. A church on every other block. Chick-fil-a. McGuire's. The way complete strangers treat you like family. Grits. The way you can't ever need help down here and not get it. Florida. Alabama. Georgia. Collard and turnip greens. Southern girls. The Family Advance. Hearing the occasional Christian song on a secular station. ATL airport. Southern girls (God bless 'em). Sausage is for breakfast, not dinner. The Church in Valparaiso. Cornbread. Wal-Mart. 238. The pure white sand and clear Gulf water of Northwest Florida. My family. The Sound. How every Southern state (not including New Mexico) voted Republican in 2000. The Christian Worldview Student Conference in VA. Southern Comfort. Hardee's is Hardee's, not Carl's Jr. Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville. Cracker Barrel. Good ol' boys. William Faulkner. The way many northerners hate us (we must be doing something right). Sweet iced tea.
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Friday, July 04, 2003
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Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Adventures in Odyssey episode archive
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Tuesday, July 01, 2003
RESISTANCE IS OPTIONAL (but not recommended)
During my broke-down-car-induced sabbatical from work, I’ve had a lot of extra time on my hands to do some things I’ve needed to do, and that’s kept me pretty busy. But that stuff hasn’t taken up all my time, so I’ve been reading a lotta Tolkien and downloading a few Simpsons and Enterprise episodes. Enterprise started out of a desire for some kind of TV show but no clear idea of what TV shows were worth downloading. I’d never seen it, but I used to love The Next Generation and even watched Voyager for a while. I sort of dropped out of the habit, but after downloading my first Enterprise last week, I’ve started to get back into it. Even the cheesy intro song (penned by Diane “How Do I Live” Warren) has grown on me. If you haven’t seen it, you should give it a shot. You know you want to.
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I didn't post anything yesterday
because I didn't have anything to post. Did you want to read about all the rain we got thanks to Bill? I don't really have much to post now, either, except to mention that I had nothing to post yesterday (in fact, Blogger erased the post I just made, so you're getting less than you would have). I feel like I should say something else, now, because you're here and that's what you want (maybe?).
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