Sunday, July 31, 2005

The 2005 General Lee

The General Lee gets a 2005 makeover, although I've heard that they are not going to use a modern version of the Dodge Charger in the new Dukes of Hazzard movie.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Defined: Microsoft

Courtesy of
The new Evil Empire (the old one was IBM). The basic complaints are, as formerly with IBM, that (a) their system designs are horrible botches, (b) we can't get source to fix them, and (c) they throw their weight around a lot. See also Halloween Documents.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Ogre Tones

Reading the latest posts in, I've stumbled across the blog of the design studio that created the artwork for the next King's X album, Ogre Tones.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Stuff On My Cat

An amusing collection of, well, stuff on cats.

Hoff Invaders

He may be popular as a singer over in the European part of the world, but he seems to be more popular as a target state-side.

Friday, July 22, 2005

This Site Leans Toward Goodness

This site is certified 63% GOOD by the Gematriculator

I have little idea what a "Gematriculator" is, but according to this site I'm running a site with 63% goodness baked in.

Scott's blog, however, has a little issue on his hands. I've always wondered about him...

Star ASCIIMation Wars

This is somewhat old, but it's Star Wars done completely in ASCII animation.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

And It's Only 10 Bucks

I mean, what's better than a natural looking nose hair trimmer?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Farewell, Mr. Scott

James Doohan, aka Mr. Scott of the Starship Enterprise beamed up this morning at the age of 85.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

A Brief Stop On Our Honeymoon In 2001...

Being a foreigner we weren't too keen on the neighborhood, but I had to at least stop at the place named after my favorite band (or maybe it was the other way around... or not).

It sends a little tingle up my spine to see the news reports and pictures of that very spot. Our prayers continue to be with the victims of the terrorist attacks of 7/7/2005.

Respect My Authority, You Will

According to this site I turned out to be Yoda. Which sci-fi character are you?

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

How It Should Have Ended

A site dedicated to revisionist history on various movies, with the help of a little animation.

Pee Goal

Hitting the head doesn't just have to be about business, apparently.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

"He Is In My Behind"

An amusing set of translations from a pirated copy of Episode III in Chinese. English subtitles have been added to translate back from the Chinese translation in the movie.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The General Lee Meets It's Match

Check out the Narco Camaro, producing 400 HP at the wheels and hopped up with a variety of goodies for catching Bo and Luke.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Going Green May Mean Going Glowing Green

Wired has an article on how nuclear energy works. The explanation is sufficiently dumbed down for idiots like me.

They throw in an interesting punchline at the end:
The average price for a pound of "yellowcake" uranium in 2004 was $12.61, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Gee, the latest Britney Spears1 CD or a pound of yellowcake.

[1] I used her as an example, of course, to try to generate traffic from search hits.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Happy Belated Birthday... George Steinbrenner and Al Davis, both owners of professional sports teams -- George, of the New York Yankees and Al of the Oakland Raiders. Both are owners in the mold of Darth Vader. They are a year apart in age -- Al was born on July 4, 1929 with George arriving the following year. I guess it's just one of those cosmic curiosities.

Oh, and happy belated 229th, United States.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Harrison's Finger

A guide to Mr. Ford's copious use of the (index) finger in his films.

Pfizer Role In the Kelo Case?

Here's an interesting bit from Health Care Renewal:
The basics of the case are as follows, as per the Boston Globe. Pfizer built a large research facility in New London, CT. A not-for-profit organization, New London Development Corporation (NLDC), planned to build a "sprawling waterfront complex of private housing, stores, restaurants, and businesses" nearby in the Fort Trumbull area.
The interaction between Pfizer, the New London Development Corporation, and the city of New London was more complex than more recent reports suggest. The NLDC, which dated back to the 1970's, was taken over by new leaders in 1997. One new board member was George Milne Jr, who also was a Pfizer vice-president. The new board president was Claire Gaudiani, President of Connecticut College, the wife of David Burnett, also a Pfizer vice-president. Milne visited the Fort Trumbull site several times, but claims he recused himself from NLDC board decisions about Fort Trumbull.