Monthly Archive: July 2003

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

From the Things You Didn’t Need to Know But the Fox Network Will Show You Department comes this gem from Eric Schotz, producer of the upcoming special, “101 Things Removed from the Human Body”: “It’s one thing when a 2-by-4 gets picked up in a hurricane and it hits you...

Virtual Space

Virtual Space

Just got a note from my webhost, informing me I’m again nearing my 1GB storage limit (independent of my bandwidth use, which is always obnoxiously high). So, time for some spring cleaning. A painful exercise, but fortunately one I have so far been able to concentrate on forgotten backups and...

Nice Guys

Nice Guys

My good friend Nate, now in Portland, follows the Tour de France more closely than anyone else I know. I look for the headlines when they’re posted, but admit to not really understanding the nuances that make bicycle racing so interesting. This article, originally from the Los Angeles Times, summarizes...

Another Life

Another Life

It was a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. As feared when I left, there are plans afoot to relocate my old office to Singapore. And there’s no guarantee that the staff — rather than just their respective positions — is actually going to move. Good luck,...

Broken Record

Broken Record

The lie. Older lies. A brand new lie to add to the collection. And of all people, he shouldn’t be complaining about revisionist history. Remember the good ol’ days, when “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” was considered a whopper worth impeachment? Just when will critical mass...

Shoots brah, let’s go!

Shoots brah, let’s go!

“I stopped this poor girl in an SUV and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but I’m a police officer and I need you to follow this cab.’” Now that’s a great story. And now, instead of looking for a suspect, the police are looking for a good samaritan...

Universally Familiar

Universally Familiar

They call it “Microsimulation of road traffic with a time-continuous model.” I call it “Lunalilo Freeway.” If only there was a way to expand the applet to add something ridiculous, like, say, the Vineyard Offramp. (Or a random sampling of clueless local drivers, for that matter. Slower traffic keep right,...

Bizarro World

Bizarro World

I wasn’t a big fan of Al Gore, to be sure. But I really don’t get it. Not a single journalist or talking head would let anyone forget the whole “I invented the internet thing” (which isn’t, exactly, what he said) for months. But now George W. Bush contradicts himself...