Tuesday, December 27, 2005 

Sand Game

Heres an interesting/random flash game where you play with sand...enjoy it until I post again, which could be awhile

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 

The Cosby Theory

To those of you that like the Chappelle Theory, here's The Cosby Theory.

In 1984, Bill Cosby debuted his brand new sitcom, The Cosby Show. Cosby was the lead, but he couldn't have done it without his costars: Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet and...those sweaters. During the show's 8 year run, Bill Cosby wore a variety of multicolored Australian Coogi sweaters that fondly became known as the "Cosby Sweater."

But when the lights faded, so did the sweaters. No one has seen or heard from The Cosby Sweater since Bill and the gang bid their adieu to the TV watching public in 1992. Most people just think the Cosby Sweater went out of style. Most people...are wrong. The truth is as frightening as the patterns on the sweaters themselves.


iPod Zepto

Congratulations on purchasing your new iPod Zepto.

Capable of holding 12 million songs and only one-tenth the size of the head of a needle, the iPod Zepto is a revolution in sound. Once filled with music, the iPod Zepto will play for over 68 years without playing the same song twice.

Enclosed with your iPod Zepto are a USB 4.0 cable, an iTunes 12.1 starter disk, earphones, and a high-magnification lens. (An optional follicle-mounting strap is available.

iPod Zepto FAQ:

Q: The iPod Zepto box was empty.
A: It's not empty. Look closely at the period-sized dot in the middle of the box. Now, find the red rectangular square in the center of the dot. This is the outer packaging of your iPod Zepto. In a sterile, wind-free environment, carefully open the outer packaging and remove the clear-plastic inner wrapping. Finally, using the enclosed high-magnification lens, unwrap the plastic and look for a white case. Inside the white case is your iPod Zepto.

Q: Sometimes I'm thinking about a song and then my iPod Zepto plays it. Is the iPod Zepto telepathic?
A: Ha ha. No, although with the iPod Zepto's new IntellectShuffle feature, sometimes it may seem that way. IntellectShuffle incorporates data from your PDA, cell phone, credit-card statements, browser history, medical records, and school transcripts, along with an intensive background check, to help choose the "random" playlist sequence.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 


Newspapers to drop columnist who took cash.

Pete, really...I'm disappointed.

Monday, December 19, 2005 

The Chronic of Narnia Rap

From Klancer, then Rowe and also on del.ici.us:

THE Chroni-WHAT-Cles Of Narnia!!


Fox News wishes you

Happy Holidays.


Christmas Ideas for Chris

Trying to figure out what to get me for Christmas?? Heres a good idea

Friday, December 16, 2005 

Google - AOL

Google will pay $1 bln for 5 pct AOL stake: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc. (NasdaqNM:GOOG - News) plans to pay $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in Time Warner Inc.'s (NYSE:TWX - News) online unit AOL, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Google Buying Stake in AOL for $1 Billion

"This is our dream come true," one source familiar with AOL and Time Warner's strategy said. "Our fates are intertwined."


The five-year deal gives Time Warner the choice of maintaining its 95 percent ownership stake in AOL, or keeping majority ownership while spinning off a portion of AOL to shareholders as a way of boosting its stock price.


Me (4:27:20 PM): but yeah, with aol google
Me (4:27:32 PM): i like to think of some group of 19 employees here as working 100% for aol
Me (4:27:35 PM): and i work for google
Me (4:27:43 PM): thats how i like to think of it
dma(4:28:27 PM): hahahha
dma(4:28:37 PM): point and laugh at all of them
Me (4:28:42 PM): haha exactly
dma(4:28:44 PM): "you all work for aol! i work for google!"
dma(4:28:46 PM): hahaha


GMail Mobile

Gmail is available on your phone now.


The War on Christmas Dispatches

The War on Christmas Dispatches

Dispatches from an undercover Mr. Sun mole embedded in a key enemy division waging The War on Christmas. In order to protect his identity, he will be known only as "The Yule Mole." If you feel you must know his real name, just ask Scooter Libby or Robert Novak.


Dulles Toll Road

Have I really been wasting $2.50 a day for the past year (and $1.85 a day for the previous 3)!!!
(the worst part of it is that the money goes to VA...and I coulda totally been screwing VA this whole time)

Dulles Road Cheaters Take Toll on Virginia

When drivers blow through the toll lanes on the Dulles Toll Road without paying, a red security light immediately flashes and starts whirling in circles. A loud bell rings.

And that's it. Forever.

Despite the gaudy appearance of enforcement, it's all for show, state officials acknowledged. That little device that looks like it houses a camera? There's nothing in there. There is no equipment to catch toll cheaters. No pictures are taken. No ticket is issued. No note is sent home to Mom.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 

Random Stuff

Took long enough - but finally, you can have contact groups in Gmail.

Also you can set an automatic vacation response.

Yahoo Answers is kind of interesting.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 

Common Census

Will post a better description of this later, but check this out and participate, bc Dave Ma says so

Common Census Map Project

Me [4:23 PM]: yeah, really, if this site had like 10x the number of picks, itd be cooler
dma[4:23 PM]: well advertise it on your blog
dma[4:23 PM]: haha
dma[4:23 PM]: that's how its spreading
dma[4:23 PM]: and vote
me [4:24 PM]: *maybe* 2 ppl will vote, ill have such a significant impact


Christmas Cancelled

Activist Judge Cancels Christmas


War on Xmas

Quality (but prolly too vulgar for some) rant on the War on Xmas


Hope for Arrested Development

I'd defintely have to keep my Showtime subscription if it picks it up:

Inside Move: Nets keen to get 'Arrested'
Ratings-challenged laffer's third-season order recently cut

Fox still hasn't officially canceled "Arrested Development," but if it does, other networks are interested in the show.

Both ABC and Showtime have had conversations with 20th Century Fox TV and indicated they're open to making a deal for new episodes of the critically beloved, Emmy-winning comedy from creator Mitch Hurwitz. No formal negotiations have taken place, and there are still numerous hurdles that might prevent such a move -- including the show's hefty pricetag.

That said, those familiar with the talks described them as serious, with Showtime said to be in particularly hot pursuit of the ratings-challenged laffer, now on life support at Fox. SkeinSkein's third-season order was recently cut to 13 episodes.

Showtime could be a good place for "Arrested." Skein's subversive humor and heavily serialized storylines always made it a tough sell as a mass-appeal broadcast series. What's more, Showtime already has a potential companion for "Arrested" in "Weeds," which just received a second-season pickup. That show is a suburban satire centered on a drug-dealing soccer mom played by Mary-Louise ParkerMary-Louise Parker.

Really...if you aren't watching AD...you suck (I'm so eloquent)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 

MD Soccer - 2005 National Champions


Everybody Hates Kwame Brown

Or just Phil Jackson also:

Phil-thy mouth taunts Kwame

You know about his controversial book and the relationship he's trying to rebuild with Kobe Bryant.

You also probably know that he's now co-hosting a weekly Sirius radio show on the same satellite network as Howard Stern, who, we can confirm, isn't related to David Stern.

And, yes, you heard right: Phil Jackson did indeed tell reporters earlier this week that he has been regularly calling Kwame Brown a sissy. Except the crude word Phil has been using makes sissy sound like a compliment.


"The thing I do is that I meow when I go by him," Jackson said Thursday, trying to downplay his original remark by revealing that Lakers assistant Brian Shaw has been making cat noises around Brown.

Monday, December 12, 2005 

Steve Case on AOL

(From Allan, he pointed me to the NY Times write up)

It's Time to Take It Apart

There has been a lot of speculation about what Time Warner should do to increase its lagging stock price, and the media giant appears to be nearing a decision on the future of one of the Washington area's most significant enterprises: AOL. Although I played a key role in bringing AOL and Time Warner together six years ago, it's now my view that it would be best to "undo" the merger by splitting Time Warner into several independent companies and allowing AOL to set off on its own path. Here's why.


AFI's Top 2005 Movies and TV Shows

AFI honors best of 2005 film, tv

Top 10 Movies:

Top 10 TV shows:

Friday, December 09, 2005 

Searchable NBA Video

This is pretty damn cool:

(my first searches: Kwame Brown & turnover, Kwame Brown and Missed FG)

NBA to create huge digital archive

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--If you're a rabid basketball fan and have long wished you could get your hands on video of that one memorable shot by Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls play-off game you went to in 1989, the National Basketball Association may soon be able to help you out.

The league, working with Silicon Graphics, is setting out to create a digital archive of the entire filmed history of its games, from legendary contests between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers to seemingly meaningless late-season games between out-of-contention teams. The archive will be available at NBA.com. The league unveiled the project Thursday night at SGI's offices here.


The NBA plans to employ an unspecified but large number of people to review every minute of its footage, both new and old, in order to time stamp and review plays. The idea, said Hellmuth, is to create a giant searchable database of plays that would note the players involved, their exact location on the court, at what point in the game the play happened, the outcome of the play and a rating for it.

Then, he continued, anyone could search the database for, say, all 3-point shots with less than two minutes on the game clock by the Golden State Warriors' Baron Davis.


Quality Xmas Lights Display

"Wizards of Winter Christmas Lights"


Incompetent Design

The Other I.D.

Don Wise, professor emeritus of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the nation's foremost proponent of ID. No, Wise isn't getting ready to testify on behalf of the school board in Dover, PA. Rather, he advocates for a different version of the acronym: "incompetent design."

Wise cites serious flaws in the systems of the human body as evidence that design in the universe exhibits not an obvious source of, but a sore lack of, intelligence. Seed asked him to chat about his theory, reactions he's received to it, and the anthem he penned to rally people to his cause.

Thursday, December 08, 2005 


The Colbert Report - The war on Christmas


Gmail Web Clips

Anybody get this yet?

Feed me
View your favorite RSS feeds right in Gmail as “Clips” along the top of your Gmail screen. Display clips from blogs, news sites and other online sources. Pick from the latest headlines, random popular feeds, or add any RSS/Atom feed you want


Weird USB Drives

The top 10 weirdest USB Drives

(I want #2)


Google Transit

Currently only Portland is available, but check it out anyway. Could be useful/interesting when they add DC. (try clicking on one of the sample searches)

Google Transit

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 

Tom Cruise won't come out of the closet

"Come out of the closet Tom Cruise" - quality clip from South Park.


AOL Not For sale

thats the word according to many stories. It'l be a partnership with MS or Google.

This depresses me:

(yeah my start date was mid 2002....)


White House Holiday Card

Does anyone else find this hilarious? I don't understand the anti "Happy Holidays" sentiment. Why can't we be all inclusive. How can you really find fault in doing so? Why should schools have a "Chrismtas break" if not all students celebrate Christmas? Why the hell should stores have Christmas sales? So stupid.

'Holiday' Cards Ring Hollow for Some on Bushes' List

What's missing from the White House Christmas card? Christmas.

This month, as in every December since he took office, President Bush sent out cards with a generic end-of-the-year message, wishing 1.4 million of his close friends and supporters a happy "holiday season."


Religious conservatives are miffed because they have been pressuring stores to advertise Christmas sales rather than "holiday specials" and urging schools to let students out for Christmas vacation rather than for "winter break." They celebrated when House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) insisted that the sparkling spectacle on the Capitol lawn should be called the Capitol Christmas Tree, not a holiday spruce.


Free March Madness

This rules especially since I used to pay for this:

From Justin:

NCCA Men's Tournament to Be Free Online

For the first time, the NCAA men's basketball tournament will be available online for free.

CBS, CBS.SportsLine.com and College Sports Television are teaming up with the NCAA to provide free streaming video rights for out-of-market game coverage, titled NCAA March Madness on Demand.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 

A song so awful it hurts the mind.

Slate.com has an article about Kyle's all time favorite song.

It's a song that tries to evoke a coquettish nudge and wink, but head-butts and bloodies the target instead. It isolates sectors of the female anatomy that obsessive young men have been inventing language for since their skulls fused, and yet it emerges only with "humps" and "lumps"—at least "Milkshake" sounded delicious.


Firefox 1.5

If you've been having problems with Firefox 1.5 and Flash and you have Ad-Block installed, then this should fix your problem.

Monday, December 05, 2005 

Chappelle Season 3 Sketches

Comedy Central is going to air the sketches that Chappelle made for Season 3 of Chappelle's Show.

From Justin:

Comedy Central to Show Chappelle Sketches

NEW YORK - Dave Chappelle is back on Comedy Central — well, kind of. The wildly popular comedian, who last spring walked off his show just weeks before its season premiere, will be on view in four episodes' worth of sketches he filmed before his startling exit, the cable channel announced Monday.

The four half-hours of "Chappelle's Show" will premiere in weekly showings next April, May or June, the network said.

A 2 1/2-minute preview of this never-before-seen footage will be included in "Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05" special, which premieres Sunday, 9 p.m. EST.

Still to be determined is how the sketches will be packaged, since Chappelle's on-stage introductions were never produced. A full season would have been between 10 and 13 episodes.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 

Icahn wants TW Split

Icahn eyes Time Warner break-up

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Renowned investor Carl Icahn and his allies plan to push for Time Warner to be split into four separate companies, according to a published report.

The Financial Times reported Friday that Icahn and other dissident shareholders of the world's largest media conglomerate will call for the company to be split into cable, Internet, publishing and a fourth unit that will include its movie studios and television networks.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 

Bill OReilly - Todays Worst Person in the World

Keith Olbermann on MSNBC via crooksandliars.com presents todays worst person in the world.

Also from crooksandliars.com:

FOX changes their website from Holiday to Christmas ornaments


"Hey Fool, Turn Left"

Turn left in 500 feet... fool!
Companies are offering some surprising voices for you car's navigation system. Make room for Mr. T.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Believe it or not, getting yelled at and berated by Mr. T actually becomes boring pretty quickly.

Everything he tells you to do -- everything -- starts with "Hey, Fool!" That's true even when he's telling you to do something dumb, like drive onto the lower level of the Queensboro Bridge when the upper level is the one you need.

California company NavTones has contracted with Mr. T and the actors Burt Reynolds and Dennis Hopper to record voices that can be loaded into navigation systems, giving your driving directions a little extra personality. More voices are coming, the company said.

Another company, TomTom, offers John Cleese's voice along with several "fictional" characters that include a New York City cab driver and a Freudian psychoanalyst.


Wilbon on Dixon/Blake

Quality article from Wilbon about Dixon and Blake returning to MCI Center. I wish I coulda been there with my Juan Dixon jersey to cheer both (but for the wiz overall), but MD basketball takes precedence. I think Dixon is in my top 5 favorite athletes of all time, maybe even 2 (behind MJ ofcourse).

Holding Close Dixon and Blake

They were worried before the game they might be booed when introduced.

They were visitors now, Juan Dixon and Steve Blake. They entered the arena through the visitors' tunnel and walked into the visitors' locker room.

They put on, for the first time here, uniforms that didn't represent Maryland or Washington. They were preparing to be treated like players from enemy teams are treated. "Man, they booed Larry Hughes," Dixon said, "so I don't want to take anything for granted." And at one point Blake said to Dixon: "It seems like every guy who used to play here got booed when he came back. And we're in that position, right?"

Well, no. Those other guys didn't take the big neighborhood school, a joint that lives and dies with its basketball team, to its first Final Four and its only NCAA championship. Dixon and Blake did that. Dixon and Blake, not those other guys, were the ones who stayed four full years at a time when kids half as accomplished were jumping ship and turning pro after a year or two. It wasn't those other guys who stayed and endeared themselves to the home folk while playing with the pros. For three years with Dixon and two years with Blake, NBA folks would come to Washington, listen to the ovation every time Dixon hit a free throw, and have no idea what to make of the racket, of all the love.

Outsiders didn't get it.

Everybody here got it.

And that's why, with 30 seconds to go in the first quarter last night, folks stood and applauded with the usual appreciation when Dixon entered the lineup for the Portland Trail Blazers. That's why the building had a little buzz when they played together in the fourth quarter of a tight game against the Wizards.

Every time they see Dixon and Blake play, it makes them feel good, reminds them of Maryland's first run to the Final Four in 2001 and of the fabulous run the next year, through all that basketball royalty (Kentucky, U-Conn., Kansas and Indiana) en route to the national championship. You didn't have to be a Maryland fan to enjoy those teams that were coached by Gary Williams, directed by Blake, and led with heart, soul and clutch jump shooting by Dixon. So no, they weren't booed last night. Very possibly, they won't ever be booed here.

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)
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    5. YouTube Lovefest
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