Tuesday, June 28, 2005 


I am really busy these next 2 days and then starting thursday I'm on vacation in Cozumel, Mexico. So no new posts. I'll be back 7/9

Until then, here are some blogs you can read:


Google Earth

From Boehm:

Google Earth:


Free Starbucks Icecream

Stop by Sbux wed 6/29 and get some free icecream.


King Kong Trailer

Trailer for King Kong . (I dunno why its only on a Volkswagen site).
I don't know if this is going to be really good or really bad....

Monday, June 27, 2005 

Moving sucks

that is all

Friday, June 24, 2005 

Star Wars Gangsta Rap

I sent Scott the Geeksta rap links and he thought this Star Wars Gangsta Rap was better.....I wasn't a fan until the end when they used "Knock em out the box luke, knock em out" ....someone here has got to be a Slick Rick fan and know what I'm talking about...


More Geeksta

So I assumed the last post (read that first) was a big joke, until Ping told me that Monzy is a friend of hers and she pointed me to his website. If you're a comp dork, you have to click on his dis record to MC Plus+ - So Much Drama in the PhD - you know you're laughing, as bad as it is.

- Dis record to MC Plus+ (lyrics, mp3)

Highlites from "So Much Drama in the PhD":

My crew is so hard that we roll in NP,
And bitches dereference my pointer for free.

And I picked up that ho like straight garbage collection.
("That's right, mark-and-sweep on these nuts, bitch.")

Your mom circulates like a public key,
Servicing more requests than HTTP.
She keeps all her ports open like Windows ME,
Oh, there's so much drama in the PhD.

DWORD to your moms, I came to drop bombs;
I've got more rhymes that San Jose's got dotcoms


Geeksta Rap

From Justin:

Rap Marketing Comes to Nerdcore

Tupac and Biggie, move over. A new hip-hop feud is brewing that glamorizes not guns and 'hos but Java and secure encryption algorithms.
While gangsta rap is seen as celebrating the violence and aggression that claimed two of its brightest stars, "geeksta" rap is a hip-hop genre celebrating coding skills and school grades.
Also dubbed "nerdcore," this branch of hip-hop is for geeks, by geeks. Geeksta rappers adopt the same combative verbal-assault stylings of their forerunners, but bust rhymes about elite script compiling and dope machine code.


The self-proclaimed "#1 greatest computer science gangsta rapper ever" is MC Plus+, a geeksta leading light whose moniker comes from the C++ programming language.


MC Plus+ rattles off lines like: "I'm encrypting shit like every single day; sending it across a network in a safe way; protecting messages to make my pay; if you hack me you're guilty under DMCA."


"I think CS graduates have a better chance than most rappers at calculating and devising hitherto unheard rhyme pairings," he said. "50 Cent has dance clubs and oral sex, we have awesome video cards."

Thursday, June 23, 2005 

Jordan's Bitch of the Day

" Jordan's AIM SN (1:00:31 PM): you really should link me in your blog, after all, i wrote it for you"

fine fine so I link. Jordan perfectly captures the format of the quality tv show "Date My Mom" which I love watching on MTV.

Pete/Allan wouldn't appreciate. I should have like a rating system for all my links for you guys - similar to video games. Rated E for Everyone, Rated EPA for Everyone but Pete and Allan. Ofcourse when I do that, I lose 2/3 of my audience.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 

Open Letter to Kansas School Board

regarding Intelligent Design.

Courtesy Marcus.


The Onion

From Dan Adams' away message/slashdot:

The Onion in 2056

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 

Chipotle Free Burrito

From Ernst:

Chipotle Summer Soul-stice:

Buy a burrito June 21
keep your receipt
redeem for free burrito june 22-june 26

Monday, June 20, 2005 

Family Guy Movie

Fox preps 'Family Guy' movie for Sept. 27 DVD bow

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is preparing his long-awaited direct-to-DVD movie based on the exploits of his cartoon clan for a Sept. 27 release.

"It's been an enormous undertaking to juggle this with doing 35 new episodes of the show, but we think it turned out great," MacFarlane said of the film, his first full-length feature, and the first direct-to-video ever made off a television franchise.

The 83-minute, unrated "Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" ($29.98) is based on the animated series MacFarlane created for Fox Television in the late 1990s. The irreverent series, aimed at adults rather than kids, went on the air in early 1999 and was canceled in 2003, only to be resurrected last month after an overwhelming demand for the show on DVD.


The movie finds Stewie, the maniacal baby genius, having a near-death experience that prompts him to change his ways. Instead of seeking to dominate the world, he sets out on a road trip to find his real father.


The DVD will include several special features, including deleted scenes, still galleries, animatics and a commentary from MacFarlane.

"We also sandwiched special features around the movie," he said. "It begins with an animated movie premiere, with the family arriving to watch it, and then there's an after-party at the end."


Reality TV - soooooo bad

A reality tv show about former reality tv stars living in a house, making a movie...

Kill Reality," a show that will throw together a bunch of unscripted-TV veterans and watch as they film a horror movie (co-written by another of their kind), is scheduled to premiere Monday, July 25 on E! While the title hints at the possibility of schadenfreude for viewers, it sounds like the only dying will be the faked kind, or potentially someone's career.


"Kill Reality" will feature "Survivor" alumni Ethan Zohn, Jenna Lewis, Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton and Jenna Morasca; "Real World"-ers Trishelle Cannatella, Tonya Cooley and Steven Hill; ex-"Bachelor" Bob Guiney and "Bachelor"-ette Trish Schneider; "Amazing Race 4" winner Reichen Lehmkuhl and "Apprentice" contestant Stacie J. Upchurch.

In classic reality-show style, they'll share a house while making the show and the movie. Cameras will follow them as they learn whose character survives longest and who will have on-screen romances with one another, along with any repercussions those developments might have.


Office Pranks

Gizmodo Office Prank Medal Winners

Check the link and the video for the Superball Prank


Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor - If I only had a brain

"I could be a big sensation in the capital of the nation, If I only had a brain!"

Friday, June 17, 2005 

New AMC TV show

I saw this on an AOL banner ad...

Celebrity Charades

Watch your favorite stars deliver their best performances... for charity! Each half-hour episode features two teams of stars such as Stanley Tucci, Julianna Margulies, Bebe Neuwirth, Lorraine Bracco and Carson Kressley competing in a heated game of charades to win money for their favorite causes. Between rounds, you get a rare intimate glimpse of these stars as they unwind and share a sumptuous dinner. It's like going to a star-studded party in a New York loft.

Thursday, June 16, 2005 

Just for the hell of it

and because I thought it was funny when I saw it on dcist.com

if you serve back, its on!


Junkies Streaming

So assuming I start driving to work early (if I'm coming from Laurel)
It'l be:

(whenever I'm driving to work)
6am-9am: Steve Czaban on Fox Sports Radio via XM

9am-11am: Kornheiser show via Sportstalk 980 streaming
11am-1pm: Junkies via WJFK streaming
1-5: iPod or XM streaming

(whenever I'm driving home)
5-:6:30: SportsReporters on Sportstalk 980 via XM in car
6:30-7:00 PTI via XM in car

is that too much sports talk radio?

From dcrtv.com:

106.7 To Start Streaming - 6/16 - We're told that WJFK-FM's Junkies broke the news Thursday morning that the Infinity talker will debut internet streaming of its shows, including afternoon drivers Don and Mike, on 6/22. Via wjfk.com.....


Movies in 30 seconds

Movies in 30 seconds re-enacted ....by bunnies (flash animation):

I woulda much rather watched the 30 second version of titanic than the 3 hour version:

The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Library


Business Week AOL Article

Parsons to AOL: "You've got Cash"

The most interesting parts of this article:

  • Miller and other top execs now have made a plea for a bigger allowance from Parsons. In a meeting that took place directly after the all-employee confab in Dulles in May, AOL execs explained that they recently had problems getting approval from the parent company's bean counters for potential acquisitions, according to a senior AOL exec present at the meeting.

    The big one that got away: About.com, a network of Web sites on topics ranging from personal finance to hobbies, which The New York Times (NYT ) bought from Primedia (PRM ) for $410 million in February. With 22 million unique visitors a month at the time, according to the Times, About.com could have catapulted AOL beyond Yahoo in monthly unique visitors to its Web sites. AOL execs contended that Yahoo gained its girth as much through acquisitions of Overture, Inktomi, Launch, and Hot Jobs as it did through organic growth.

  • AOL won't comment on the companies it may seek to buy. But Jupiter Research analyst David Card suggests that to generate more page views and attract advertisers, CEO Miller could look at leading news site CNET.com (CNET ), with a $1.6 billion market cap, women's site iVillage.com (IVIL ) with a $429 million market cap, or even the privately held Neopets.com, where kids build cyberpets and feed them online.


Rejected "Love is" comics

Some (Pete, Allan) will find this offensive so don't click....otherwise, enjoy!

The good people syndicating 'Love Is..' comics recently ran a contest where fans of the long-running strip could submit their own takes on this time-honored classic. This was taken by some to mean that there was an interest in changing or at least shifting the sensibility of the comic, one of the great one-panel strips in cartooning history.

This notion was mistaken. In fact, contained herein are some stabs that very narrowly skirted legal action.

Rejected "Love is" comics

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 

AOL - Zombie Army

Zombie army camped out on AOL, report says

Internet "zombie" attacks that attempt to knock computer systems offline are more likely to come from users of America Online than any other source, according to a new report.

AOL and other large Internet service providers serve as launching pads for most denial of service attacks, according to a report released Tuesday by Prolexic Technologies, which helps companies fend off such attacks.

Other top sources of such attacks include T-Mobile's German-based service; Wanadoo, a French Internet provider; and Comcast.

Prolexic's chief technology officer, Barrett Lyon, said the report could indicate that some Internet providers don't protect their customers as much as EarthLink and other companies that don't show up on the list.

"Their clients may be exposed differently, or they may be doing a poor job of filtering certain things from their clients," Lyon said, referring to AOL and the other providers named in the report.

But such figures only show that AOL has a much larger user base than other Internet providers who account for nearly as many attacks, company spokesman Andrew Weinstein said.

"This survey is a huge victory for our members. If they're three-to-four times less likely to be compromised than their peers, that's not a bad thing," Weinstein said.

AOL provides antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall services for its members, and those who are compromised probably haven't updated their software recently, he said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 

Robins Big Date

mildly amusing:
Robins Big Date


CNNSI 10 Spot

From Rowe and then OBrien:

When American sports fans and legislators get up in arms over scandals such as Janet Jackson's Super Bowl striptease, the rest of the world chuckles at our prudery. Consider the comments of Scottish Formula 1 driver David Coulthard as Exhibit A of the wider parameters enjoyed by our colleagues overseas. At the Canadian Grand Prix, a female TV reporter asked the driver if he had practiced using a new button that controls a car's speed before it emerges from the pits. Coulthard replied, on live TV, "Yeah, I have. I've been imagining it's your nipples so I'm being a bit more gentle when I take my finger off." The reporter then giggled and sent it back to the studio. Imagine all the hand-wringing Stateside if the same comment had been uttered by, say, Jeff Gordon.


Tyson Fight - Press Conference

Funny bit from an ESPN page 2 article:

Proof that the funniest things aren't meant to be:

Kevin McBride and his little flunky manager had just finished telling the world they were just getting started, that Kevin was ready to "shock the world," that he'd fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. Bring it on, McBride said. You're looking at the next great champion. Ireland's waiting.

Then Mike Tyson shows up and says he won't fight anymore. McBride is sitting right next to him, and when Tyson is asked by one of the goofball sycophants if he might consider fighting again, just a few more times, just for us, just for the people, Tyson says, "No offense to Kevin, but we all know what his record is. We know what kind of fighter he is." Then he says he doesn't want to defile himself or his sport any further.

Tyson doesn't have to be any more direct. The point was made: McBride is a stiff, and the once-great Tyson lost to a stiff. Therefore, Tyson is presently lower than a stiff.

But what does McBride do while Tyson is saying this? He nods, of course, bobbing his head like it's spring-loaded. Mike's not only right, he's so right McBride can barely contain himself. He just told us he's going to be the next great heavyweight, and now he's agreeing with every word Tyson is saying.

It was rich and hilarious and pathetic and perfect all at the same time. Nobody could have made it up.

Monday, June 13, 2005 

Triumph & Michael Jackson Fans

I've seen away messages (Dan Adams) and heard ppl talk about this, so I had to look it up

Triumph at the Jackson Trial:
"Triumph the Insult Comic Dog paid a visit to the Michael Jackson trial and talked with some of Jacko's supporters. YOu can probably guess what happened"

"On a scale of one to ten, how old is Michael's boyfriend?"

Saturday, June 11, 2005 

It's like the commercial....

"iPod man's iBig Day."
Video is like 4 minutes, but you get the idea after 30 seconds.

Thursday, June 09, 2005 

Post Secret and Not Proud

Two interesting sites I found via a Washington Post column.

Here's the description from the Post:

Have you seen the recent stories about the Web log for secret confessions? The site is Post Secret and it works like this: People describe their dark secrets and peccadilloes on a postcard and drop it in the snail mail. The blogmaster then posts the submissions for the world to see.

* Post Secret
* Not Proud

Some of the Post Secret stuff is funny, some interesting, also some NSFW (though really its not bad, and you can quickly scroll by stuff, I loaded it at work) . Not Proud is all text though and lists user submissions of what they aren't proud of - categoried by the 7 deadly sins.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 

That was quick

and ten months later, Google is the most valuable media company, surpassing.....Time Warner

Google now most valuable media company

Google took over the top spot as the most highly valued media company this week, surpassing Time Warner in just 10 months of trading as a public company.

Google's share price on the Nasdaq rose another $2.18, or 0.75 percent, to close at $293.12 on Tuesday, an all-time high. Stock market analysts have suggested the stock could go as high as $325 or $350 a share.

With a current stock market capitalization of more than $80 billion, Google is now worth more than any other media company in the world. That includes Time Warner, created five years ago when AOL purchased Time Warner for $106 billion in a much-hyped combination of old and new media.

But Time Warner's share price has deteriorated since the dot.com bubble burst--its market capitalization on Tuesday stood at $78.1 billion--and investors view Google as the hot internet and media company these days.

Other, more traditional, media companies trail Google's stock market worth by even more. Viacom and Walt Disney, for instance, hold stock market capitalization of between $54 billion and $55 billion.

Even Yahoo, seen as one big internet media competitor, carries a market value some $27 billion less than that of Google.

Monday, June 06, 2005 

Post Gilchrist Article

In case anyone missed this:

For Ex-Terp Gilchrist, No Holding Back
Guard Enjoying Life After Maryland

  • He said the game ceased to be "fun" last season, said his former teammates failed to match his intensity in practice and characterized his relationship with Williams as nonexistent

  • But Gilchrist's claims were viewed as outlandish by various sources within Maryland's program, who paint him as a belligerent player distracted by the lure of the NBA, rebellious toward Williams's long-successful philosophy and unaccepted as a leader by teammates.

  • Gilchrist said he never sought a personal association with Williams -- "He was my coach; I looked at it like business." In fact, one of the only conversations of a personal nature Gilchrist recalled having with Williams occurred in spring 2004, when the player told his coach that his longtime girlfriend was pregnant.

  • Gilchrist's college career officially ended when he withdrew from classes shortly after the 2004-05 season. Gilchrist acknowledged difficulties with teammates, who he said did not "take me seriously" and questioned whether his priorities were with the team or with his pro prospects.


49ers Training Video

This is only of interest to the sports fans/espn.com regular checkers who know about the controversial 49ers training camp video that got their PR director fired...

I didn't realize it, but the video is available online...though the SF Gate blurred out some stuff...NSFW so if you wanna check it out while at home:

49ers personal foul

Theres a link to the 15 minute video in the article.

And for those of you who didn't know about it:

It was meant to be funny — but no one is laughing now in the San Francisco 49ers' front office over an in-house training film that featured off- color racial jokes, lesbian porn, a spoof of gay marriage and a trio of buxom, topless blondes frolicking with team public relations director Kirk Reynolds.

The 15-minute video (see it here), some of which was filmed in the City Hall office of Mayor Gavin Newsom — who comes in for a few unsubtle swipes — was intended as a primer on how players should handle the media in diverse San Francisco.

Instead, it's turned into a team embarrassment — with PR man Reynolds looking for another job.


Sopranos Season 6

Sopranos Season 6 hits March '06

HBO confirmed that the sixth, and perhaps last, season of The Sopranos will premiere in March 2006, two years after the season five debut.

The premium network began showing teasers for the new strip before the Memorial Day weekend run of the miniseries Empire Falls.

Sopranos creator David Chase recently told a forum sponsored by The New Yorker and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Journalism that the sixth season will concern itself with “money and…materialism, buying stuff, consumerism.” At the same forum, Chase hinted that a seventh season remained in the realm of the possible.

For those who can’t wait for the new episodes, the season five DVD package hits stores Tuesday.



Latest Slate.com Bushism:

"I think younger workers—first of all, younger workers have been promised benefits the government—promises that have been promised, benefits that we can't keep. That's just the way it is."—Washington, D.C., May 4, 2005

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 

Hows work going?

This post is for Pete, just to remind him that I'm in Atlantic City and am not working...man, that was a rough 2 day week.

That is all.


Thank you Kobe

If I lived in Miami and was a Heat fan, I'd buy one of these.

The Blog

    My blog full of random crap.
    History/Stages of this blog:
    1. Completely random crap
    2. G-Dub is stupid...really stupid. why are you voting for him..seriously
    3. everyone sucks (for voting for G-Dub)
    4. Google Lovefest
    5. YouTube Lovefest
    6. The Wire Lovefest
    7. Wii Lovefest
    8. Sporadic Posts
    (with UMD sports stuff mixed in everywhere)


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