Monday, June 25, 2007

Some Side Effects


My Favorite Line

So I was watching the new HBO series 'John From Cincinnati' last night. I'm not sure what I really think of the show yet. Like so many HBO series weird characters in weirder situations that are both dramatic and comedic. But last night Ed O'Neil (Al Bundy to many) had the best line....

"We're on the precipice of a cluster fuck."

I've always been fond of the term cluster fuck, this is even better.


Friday, June 22, 2007

Weird News

If you read this blog even once in a while you know I'm a news junkie. And what's better than weird news???

So, two places to check are

And the wonderfully named SFGate The Bondage Files.
Did you catch this one.

(06-20) 08:33 PDT Columbia, S.C. (AP) --

Police on Wednesday were investigating how a naked couple fell 50 feet from the roof of a downtown office building to their deaths.

The bodies were found on the road by a passing cabdriver around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Clothing was discovered on the roof, leading authorities to suspect the man and woman, in their early 20s, may have been having sex. Their identities were not released.

"It's too early to rule out anything," Columbia police Sgt. Florence McCants said, but McCants said a preliminary investigation didn't show any sign of foul play.

They really fell for each other!

And this one.
Black Holes Renamed 'Super High Gravity Locations'
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The International Space Nomenclature Council today adopted the term 'emplacements de hauts gravité super' - or 'super high gravity locations' - as the official replacement name for black holes. Originally named in reference to the fact that light cannot escape their intense gravity, the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans.

The apex of the sillyness of political correctness


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Surface Computing

Well this was what I thought when I heard about it.
Some have other opinions
That's cool.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Breaking News

So a Bomb Dog has caused an alert and they have evacuated areas around the White House.
I've just obtained an exclusive interview.
bomb dog



Friday, June 15, 2007


Yes this week's show was too funny. Almost makes me a believer.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fake Smiles

Okay, just to keep with the geek & science theme for today.

I got 17 out of the 20. Amazing since I tend to treat psychology as a voodoo science.


Mr Wizard

Yeah I was just as big a geek fifty years ago. Don Herbert, aka Mr Wizard was a show I loved. He passed away yesterday.

I couldn't find any youtubes of the old show but here's a good one from an early David Letterman.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Man Crush

This in today's SFGate.

We're talking, of course, about a Man Crush -- the completely non-sexual feelings that develop when one heterosexual male finds another dude to be so cool that Guy No. 1 wants to spend as much time as possible with Guy No. 2. Aristotle had a Man Crush on Plato. Richie Cunningham had a Man Crush on the Fonz. And for the entire month of April and part of May, everyone in the Bay Area with a Y chromosome had a Man Crush on Golden State Warriors star Baron Davis.

The Man Crush has always been a delicate subject among straight men, with a very complicated rule set. It's considered OK to spontaneously proclaim your love for an NFL quarterback when he just scored a touchdown. It's not cool to point out that Bob from human resources always looks nice in that blue sweater. It's socially acceptable to have a poster of a shirtless and sweaty James Hetfield from Metallica on your wall, but never a half-naked or even fully clothed picture of Orlando Bloom.
So why do so many guys fight it?

Every human being on the planet is born with the ability to figure out who he or she would find attractive if his or her sexual preference suddenly reversed polarity. Ask any straight woman what female celebrity she would want to date if she were a man: Chances are good she already has a list in her head, if not written down on a Post-it in her wallet. (Chances are even better that Eva Longoria is in the top three. Chicks dig Longoria.)

But ask a man to name a few guys whom he'd like to spend more time with, and depending on how close you are to a Red State, you might get a rude response. Unfortunately, we live in a time when a healthy Man Crush is still taboo, forcing millions of guys to insist that they're watching professional wrestling for the interesting storylines.

There's no Man Crush Hall of Fame or Man Crush Historical Museum, but there probably should be.

Now not too long ago I actually brought this up to some friends. It was more like if you could have some other guy's charmed life, who would it be? Mine...

Musician - Jon Bon Jovi - how can he be almost my age and look that good? Well luck and lots of money.

Sports - Derek Jeter - Every time I see an interview with him I'm impressed. So cool and a .300+ ba.

Actor - well it's either Jack Nicholson (no explanation needed) or Kevin Spacey 'The Usual Suspects'.

Okay maybe it's envy, not a crush. But how cool would it be to hang with any of them.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Rich Are Different

Well you knew that.
Paris Hilton left jail early today after spending four days behind bars -- only a fraction of the 23 days or more that Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials vowed she would serve.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told reporters that sheriff's medical officials decided to have Hilton spend the rest of her sentence under home confinement, her movements monitored by an ankle bracelet.

"She will be confined to her home for 40 days," Whitmore said.

He did not elaborate on why officials decided to allow Hilton to leave the jail or whether some sort of medical condition was a factor.,0,

I'm guessing LA sheriff Lee Baca must not be planning on running for reelection.
The outrage from this should be good. The talking heads have lots of material now. All three cable news networks were leading with this story this morning.

Now as I, as much as most people just loved the idea of this over pampered bitch getting a comeuppance. The same way people felt about Martha Stewart, which I thought was a complete travesty of justice unlike Paris'.

At this point I'm guessing the only hope is she's still just as dumb as ever and will break her probation again. With a little luck she'll go before the same judge and it really won't be pretty. Then when faced with a six month to a one year jail term maybe she'll flee to Europe and hide. PLEASE!

Check here for a pic for her reassignment.