Friday, October 29, 2004 

Bush Cards

From Justin:

Bush Cards

Bush Cards are casino quality, poker-sized, professionally printed playing cards chock full of Bush administration photos, quotes, facts, and figures. These decks are ready to be shuffled, cut, dealt, and collected. But act fast, supplies are limited!

Do you know who in the Bush administration is an ex-con? Or who never graduated from college? Can you guess the cabinet member who had an oil tanker named after them? you know whose nickname is "Yoda" and whose nickname is "Turd Blossom"?


Apprentice Dubbing

It seems to get worse and worse with each episode. Trump will be saying something in a normal voice, then they cut to reaction shots of the contestants shaking their heads, or gulping or something and you hear Trumps voice completely change in what is obviously a voiceover.
MSNBC has an article on it. They've done it with Carolyn to.

What's with Trump's weird voiceover

But why is this happening on “The Apprentice”? The boardroom, with its dramatic lighting and cushioned chairs, is a set, not an actual boardroom. Thus placing microphones in the correct locations to catch every word should not be difficult. And it doesn’t appear to be, as the backstabbing and defensiveness from the losing team all comes across clearly, caught on tape without so much as a stutter.

Are these redubbed lines scripted? Rerecorded to be smoother than the original version? If not, why is the production so bad that Trump’s audio cuts out so frequently, both in the boardroom and elsewhere?

Thursday, October 28, 2004 

Bush in 90s

From O'Brien (via

"Just a one fingered victory salute"


Google Branded Firefox

For the non dorks who don't check slashdot every day like I do...
Here is some interesting speculation about a Google branded Firefox:
Again - this is all speculation.

The overlap is looking like a Google branded and customized Firefox based browser. To help set it apart from the rest of the browser crowd, they're integrating a lot of their own technologies. Since Firefox does not contain a mail app, they're integrating Gmail for email access, with a built in new-mail notifier. Interestingly, mailto: urls will work with Gmail, allowing peple to click email links in pages and have Gmail open a new mail to that address, as well as IE-like buttons on the toolbar for composing new mail from scratch.

Newsgroups will be built in similar to Gmail with the Google Groups service, and possibly the ability to select groups to watch, like in a full fledged newsreader (like Mozilla Thunderbird). And Google News will also have built in access from the browser along with Google Alerts or a similar, RSS-based feature.


Go Packers??

Do I still root for the skins to win sunday??

This election season, Washington Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot has a predicament: For Kerry to win, the Redskins have to lose on Sunday — at least according to a bizarre statistical correlation that's been accurate for seven decades

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 

Movie Villan of the year

From Justin:

Beating out Doc Oc and Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw massacre...

"He was absolutely terrifying in that film. The infamous scene where he's informed about the Twin Towers attack while visiting a school, and sits there absolutely paralysed, is enough to strike fear into anyone's heart," he said."


Election Day Scenario Generator

From Pete:

Newsday Electoral Vote Tracker


Free Burrito

Buy a Chipotle burrito on Halloween, get a free one on Election day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 

Wizards Marketing Gimmick

From ESPN Page 2:

"NBA "Singles Night"
Marketing Gimmick of '04: The Wizards will hold "Singles Nights," which will include guy-gal alternate seating, speed-dating and more. I knew I should have pushed back the wedding until 2005 ..."

Kornheiser comments on Singles Nights

Monday, October 25, 2004 


Stolen from Klancer's profile:
Another good site like is - "countering rhetoric with reason"


Poop Valhalla

This was damn funny.

"No self respecting man would go to an event like this and prop up a puppet.......except maybe for Dick Cheney"

Triumph takes on Spin Alley

Just for the hell of it - from the same site:
I'm pretty sure I blogged this before.
Bush on sovereignty
"We will not have an all volunteer army!"


Ashlee Simpson on SNL

Ashlee Simpson on lip syncing:
"I'm totally against it and offended by it. I'm going out to let my real talent show, not to just stand there and dance around. Personally, I'd never lip-synch. It's just not me."

Friday, October 22, 2004 

Stranger In House

**DMa** (10:19:57 PM): heres somethign up your alley
**DMa** (10:19:57 PM):

DOUGLASVILLE, Georgia (AP) -- A woman came home from vacation to find a stranger living there, wearing her clothes, changing utilities into her name and even ripping out carpet and repainting a room she didn't like, authorities said.



More John Stewart

John Stewart spins his Crossfire appearance on the Daily Show

Thursday, October 21, 2004 

Strange Relations

George Bush/John Kerry from


Joke of the day


Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

A. George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.

Monday, October 18, 2004 

No Bush in 04 Videos

These are some quality movies. Check them out. (courtesy of John)

My favorites:

John Stewart on Crossfire
-- seriously, this is really interesting/entertaining.
O'Reilly 'interviews' Bush -- another quality John Stewart clip
Debate 3 Ex-ag-ger-ation


Reality TV is some shit

From reality blurred:

Ashton Kucher is looking to further erode humanity's trust with a new series called My New Best Friend. In the show, a contestant gets $15,000 and an actor who plays his or her new best friend, and that person "is then introduced to the victim's friends and family and attempts to expose all their secrets and thoroughly embarrass the contestant. The player only wins the money if the victim keeps his or her mouth shut and rolls with the punches," The New York Post reports. Co-executive producer Jason Goldberg says, "It's fun, it gets dark, it's evil and we have not had a show where someone doesn't cry." Now there's something to be proud of, you manipulative dick.

Saturday, October 16, 2004 

Rumors on the Internets

Friday, October 15, 2004 

Bill O'Reilly lawsuit

Rowe made me read this.
It's the transcript of the lawsuit against Bill OReilly.
Read the stuff that The Smoking Gun highlites.


Useful Vote Guide

Here's a "Useful Voter Guide" courtesy of McGovern.
From the instructions:
"In each round there are 2 characters. For each round, you must shoot the character you FIND MORE ANNOYING in order to continue. Even if it pains you."

It was pretty accurate for me:
"You are a : Typicaly democrat. You hate the "idea" of Starbucks (true), but go often (very true). You consider the New York Times your bible (wrong- Wash Post - but close enough) and generally think less of people from the South (true). Love him or hate him, you're voting for John Kerry. (true)"


Oh I'm getting excited

Midnight Madness..College basketball....oh yeah, I'm getting excited.
I love when I start seeing college Bball articles on Bring on Andy Katz and crew.

ESPN Top 25:
Look at all those ACC teams in the top 10.

Somehow I missed this article last week about Gilchrist and Gary Williams.

Random Rant: God dammit I hate the "new" ACC. It just pisses me off everytime I think about it. Screw college football. ACC basketball was awesome.

Thursday, October 14, 2004 

"What Their Mommas Named Them"

Terius Gray (Juvenile)
Lawrence Krisna Parker (KRS One)
Wesley Weston (Lil Flip)
Alvin Joyner (Xzibit)

A list of real names of Hip Hop and R&B artists.


Shanghai men...breast implants

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Breast implants are becoming more and more popular with a surprising group of Shanghai citizens -- men.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 

You Forgot Poland


Testudo v Duke Dog

CapitalOne 2004 Mascot Bowl.
How is the Duke Dog currently in first and Testudo in last??


Rumors on the Internets

Bushism of the day - Debate Special

"The truth of that matter is, if you listen carefully, Saddam would still be in power if [Kerry] were the president of the United States, and the world would be a lot better off."—St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004. (Thanks to Ed Mielnicki.)

"I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft."—Ibid.

"We all thought there was weapons there, Robin. My opponent thought there was weapons there."—Ibid.

"And what my worry is is that, you know, it [a reimported drug] looks like it's from Canada, and it might be from a third world."—Ibid.

Monday, October 11, 2004 

Bush Bulge

I somehow missed this this weekend. Dunno if it made lots of news or not.

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A mysterious bulge under US President George W. Bush's suit jacket during his first debate with Democratic rival John Kerry drew the attention of two top US newspapers after days of feverish Internet speculation.


Here's a picture of it from

There are lots of other stories about it.
Washington Dispatch

Politics are funny.


Remember the Alamo

**Colin (5:31:59 PM): i feel like this story could make your blog
**Colin (5:32:02 PM):

SAN ANTONIO - Tourists at the Alamo saw something besides historical exhibits at the shrine of Texas independence. A couple who witnesses say were having sex Sunday at the downtown mission landed in jail, according to police.


Desperate attempt to look like a hero

EDMOND, Oklahoma (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man desperate to save his marriage by appearing like a hero to his wife ended up in police custody on suspicion of staging a crime where he hired burglars and foiled their fake robbery attempt, police said on Friday.


Anti Bush tattoo on skull

BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) (AP) — Kerra Fowler is a mother of four who decided to wear her opposition to President Bush on the back of her head. She offered up on eBay her shaved skull for an anti-Bush message and received a tattoo of a large W, complete with a cowboy hat, with a red slash across it after a sympathetic buyer bid $103.50.

Friday, October 08, 2004 

Two completely random links

This is one MASSIVE video game/system collection.


I think this halloween costume is funny.


Google SMS

I thought that this was a pretty cool and possibly useful feature.
Google SMS (Short Message Service) enables you to easily get precise answers to specialized queries from your mobile phone or device. Send your query as a text message and get phone book listings, dictionary definitions, product prices and more. Just text. No links. No web pages. Simply the answers you're looking to find.

Sample Queries Election Scorecard

This is the closest I've seen Slate's Election scorecard (which I check everyday) since I first posted it....Gives me hope.


AOL Browser

AOL is going to release a stand-alone browser.
I know you look at the headline and naturally right away thinkthat this is stupid...but its actually a pretty good browser for AOL users. This isn't going to be rolled out as an alternative to IE or firefox for regular users. Its more of an extension of the AOL client for current AOL users.
Here are the features:

Sources said the AOL Browser contains many features missing from the current IE software, such as tabbed browsing and "tear-off tabs," where a tabbed window can be torn off into a new window. For privacy-conscious users, a "clear my footprints" feature allows for fast clearing of browser history, cookies, cache and recent searches. A pop-up blocker is also included.

Another useful interface element in the beta software is the "preview" of pages represented by buttons or tabs, sources said. The AOL Browser can display thumbnail images of pages as users hover over the back and forward buttons or over another browser tab.

Meanwhile, AOL's trademark "Running Man" graphic will be used to indicate page-load progress.

Based on IE though??

Thursday, October 07, 2004 

Why pointed to George Soros' site

From CNN:

But Cheney cited, a for-profit advertising site based in the Cayman Islands.

The company decided to redirect traffic to the Soros site after it became inundated with hits -- about 100 a second after the debate, John Berryhill, a Philadelphia lawyer for, said Wednesday.

"This was to relieve stress on the service and to express a political point of view," said Berryhill, who spoke with the site's administrators shortly after the debate ended.

They picked Soros not only for his political views, Berryhill said, but because the billionaire could afford the costly deluge of hits the site would receive in the wake of the debate. Plus, the site administrators didn't want to point surfers to a candidate's site that was asking for money.


Want a better Internet?

Don't subscribe to AOL...oops, I mean, subscribe to AOL because its great.
AOL is releasing new branding and ads today...asking "Want a better Internet?"
Also about the new branding...they took the triangle...turned it 90 degrees, and voila.

AOL's New Brand Campaign

Here's a story with the new logo.

The new tagline:
America Online: Broadband, Wireless, Dialup


AOL's broadband member total is up to 4 million. Wow, that's good stuff.
(well, if you work there and have stock options and like getting paid a salary)

Wednesday, October 06, 2004 

Lara Croft says vote!

Ok, so its already kind of sad that some young people only register to vote because P. Diddy or some other famous person has to tell them that its important...but, we can understand how that would happen. BUT, would an 18 year old adult vote because of a video they saw on TRL of 50 video game characters rapping about how everyone needs to vote? If 10 and 11 year olds could vote, then maybe this would do something. But is an 18 year old really going to think:
"Oh shit, Lara Croft said voting is important. I need to vote!"

From the WashingtonPost:

It's not JoJo, not Britney, but Lara Croft in that hip-hugging outfit, who raps, "You've got to stand and choose."


The lyrics aren't regular music video flava either, certainly not out of "Baby It's You" or "My Prerogative," which crowned last week's Top 10 hits on "TRL" -- or "Total Request Live," the viewer-voted countdown on MTV that is prime real estate for anyone scrambling for the elusive youth vote.

Then again, "Stand and Choose," the 2-minute 46-second music video debuting on "TRL" today, is an all-star cast of more than 50 video gaming characters, a "We Are the World" virtual reality extravaganza set in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.

The music is hip-hop. The mood is serious. The message is clear: Young people need to take this voting thing seriously.


Political Crap - Debate Stuff etc

Cheney and Edwards had met before last night:
Less than two hours after the debate ended, aides to Edwards and Sen. John F. Kerry (news, bio, voting record) distributed a photograph from the Feb. 1, 2001, National Prayer Breakfast showing Edwards and Cheney standing side by side.


CIA Report Finds No Conclusive Zarqawi-Saddam Link

and this is why debates are such bullshit:
Cheney, Edwards Stretch Findings, Facts
Misleading Assertions Cover Iraq War and Voting Records

It’s rare that we pull a Hot Site out of an election-year debate, but this one’s got such a bizarre backstory that it’s destined to be the most talked-about Web page of the day. During last night’s debate, Vice President Cheney directed folks to visit “” to find out more about certain claims he was making against the Kerry-Edwards ticket. However, those who tried the URL found themselves on George Soros’ site (Soros being, of course, the billionaire investor and outspoken critic of the Bush administration). It’s rumored that Mr. Cheney had a dot-org address in mind instead (though that one’s simply broken), but it was a most remarkable gaffe on a wild, wild night. — AG

the main headline on -- which redirects you to
"Why we must not Re-elect President Bush"
"President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American Values"

thats quality - courtesy of both Justin and Colin's profile is actually a pretty damn interesting site. too bad its down...

Tuesday, October 05, 2004 

ILIE - "you've lost your mind"

from drudgereport and some liberal media bias tracking site:

NBC's "RATS"? Four years ago, the NBC Nightly News took seriously the appearance of the letters "RATS," in a single frame of an enlargement of part of the word "BUREAUCRATS," in an anti-Gore ad from the Bush campaign. The September 12, 2000 NBC Nightly News carried two full stories on the controversy. Jump ahead four years, and on Monday night the NBC Nightly News displayed the letters "ILIE" for 16 seconds next to President George W. Bush's face in a "Decision 2004" graphic beside anchor Tom Brokaw as he introduced a story by David Gregory. The letters came from the word "FAMILIES" in a sign on the far side of Bush, which read: "TAX RELIEF FOR AMERICAN WORKING FAMILIES."

also from drudgereport:

Dem vp hopeful John Edwards cut to the chase last night on ABCNEWS NIGHTLINE:

ABC'S BOB WOODRUFF: "He has avoided the kind of negative attacks that can make national news, although recently, he has stepped up his rhetoric."

SEN. JOHN EDWARDS (D-NC) (clip of a speech): "I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."

WOODRUFF: "There's been criticism that you have been too soft."

EDWARDS: "Do I seem soft to you?"




I dunno, I thought Pee-Mail was funny.



For only $1299, get some excercise while you play Quake, Counterstrike etc.
A treadmill that is a video game controller.... I've seen this on other websites, but I thought it might have been a joke, but heres the homepage for it. The FPGameRunner

Check out the movies:
Counter Strike

Monday, October 04, 2004 

The Sound Princess

TOKYO - When Naoko Ito uses a public bathroom, she cringes in embarrassment at the thought that other patrons can hear the sounds coming from her stall. That's when she turns to the "Sound Princess."

Saturday, October 02, 2004 

"Haha look at those chumps..."

Bethesda fire leaves four homeless

First off, it left six homeless. (though there were five of us in the house when the fire occured). And second, we never smelled smoke. Some dude pounded on our door at 5am and woke us up to tell us the house was on fire. The guy even called 911 for us. Otherwise we would never have known and the fire could have gotten much much worse.

Friday, October 01, 2004 

Man Pillow

This is pretty weird:
NAGAREYAMA, Japan - After a long night at work as a radio DJ, Junko Suzuki likes to snuggle at bedtime — and she says she's found the perfect partner: a man-shaped pillow.

This is weirder:
The company also has a prototype for its next big project: a female pillow for men. This one will be shaped like a woman's lap, with a "skirt" cover.

Check out the man pillow photo.


Paris Hilton Tape Part 2

A sorry tale of Hilton's latest tape
Paris Hilton has two faces - and one of them is very, very ugly.

In a recently surfaced 12-hour videotape, Hilton is shown in a rather disturbing scene with two African-American men who ask her if she would model their fashion line.

Hilton, standing with pal Brandon Davis, is polite to the men, but calls them "dumb n--s" after they leave, according to British reporter Carole Aye Maung, who reviewed the tape.


Simpsons Spoiler

Here's a spoiler about what happens to one of the characters on the Simpsons this season. If you don't want one episode of the Simpsons ruined for you, don't read.


You (Debbie Yow and others) suck!

Whats the biggest news story at UMD?
Rock and Roll part 2 ofcourse.
Front page diamondback news.
First it was banned.
Then there was the "stunning" reversal (yesterday).
Now its banned again.
I don't understand why this is so controversial.
I hate old people.

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