Sunday, July 31, 2005

The Intern Flyer 1

My sister Moira is getting great reviews in this play in L.A. Check it out.

In this era of harpoon politics, Jon Cellini’s new morality play — a stage amalgam of The Candidate and Fatal Attraction — may or may not infuriate Dems with its implication that politicians with socially conscious principles can be just as thuggish as any Roveian warrior. While running for a Senate seat, Bud Rex (David Haydn Jones) falls for his smart, sassy intern (Beth Anne Garrison), who, when the political heat starts to rise, won’t go away. Until she really goes away, and the FBI starts investigating. The tension comes from watching Bud squirm while we figure out what he knows, and what he doesn’t, about the young woman’s disappearance. Across this well-trod turf, Stuart Rogers’ direction of a captivating ensemble makes Cellini’s theme (about how in politics the law of convenience supersedes the rule of law) seem almost fresh. See Theater feature next week. Theater Tribe, 5267 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Aug. 27. (866) 811-4111. Written 07/29/2005 (Steven Leigh Morris)

Saturday, July 30, 2005

U.S. Air Guitar Championships

On July 14, at Hollywood's Key Club, the nation's best air guitarists battled it out for the national title and a chance to represent Team USA in the 10th Air Guitar World Championships in Finland.

In a fierce competition that came down to a near tie with New York champion Dan “Bjorn Turoque” Crane, Fatima Hoang aka “The Rockness Monster” won the 3rd annual US Air Guitar Championships.

Rockness defeated the winners of 6 other Regional contests around the country, including:

Charlie “Double Wide” Wilson (Asheville, NC)

Daniel “Glitter” Alvarez (Austin)

Rob Brown (Boston)

Andrew “William Ocean” Litz (Chicago)

Randy “Big Rig” Strecker (Denver)

Dan “Bjorn Turoque” Crane (New York)

Late in August, Rockness will join the 2004 US and reigning world champion MiRi “Sonyk-Rok” Park in Finland for the 10th annual Air Guitar World Championships. As the defending world champ, Sonyk-Rok gets an automatic by all the way to the world finals.

Team USA is hoping one of them will make the USA the first country to ever “three-peat” in this growing global phenomenon. In both the first two years of organized competition, the US national champs won the Air Guitar World Championships. Last year, Sonyk-Rok captured the US title and went on to defeat the world’s best ­ including her mentor and 2003 US champ David “C-Diddy” Jung.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Vacation, all I ever wanted..

Last year, Americans forfeited an average of 3 paid vacation days—415 million days total—a 50% increase over 2003.

The average American needs 3 vacation days before feeling relaxed.

43% return feeling overwhelmed by the work they have to do.

32% of paid vacation time is spent doing nonvacation activities.

30% of employees do office work during vacation.

25% of Americans cited “not enough time” as a major barrier to travel.

17% said it would interrupt their careers.

A fishing story

Dear Abby,

I have been so blessed in my life. Great parents, great wife and kids, great job, and great education.

When I finally retired, I could hardly wait to spend time enjoying my favorite pastime -- bass fishing. I got my own little fishing boat and tried to get my wife to join me, but she just never liked fishing. Finally, one day at the Bait & Tackle Shop, I got to talking to Sam, the shop owner, who it turned out loves bass fishing as much as I do. We quickly became fishing buddies. As I said, the wife doesn't care about fishing; she not only refuses to join us, she always complains that I spend too much time fishing.

A few weeks ago Sam and I had the best fishing trip ever. Not only did I catch the most beautiful bass you've ever seen, only a few minutes later Sam must have caught his twin brother! So I took a picture of Sam holding up the two nice bass that we caught and showed the picture to the wife hoping that maybe she'd get interested. Instead she says she doesn't want me to go fishing at all anymore! And she wants me to sell the boat! I think she just doesn't like to see me enjoying myself.

What would you do? Tell the wife to forget it and continue my hobby or quit fishing and sell the boat as she insists?


A fisherman

PS I have enclosed the picture of Sam showing off the bass we caught.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Words that should exist..from an e-mail I got

I will post a link to the source when I find it. Until then...

1. AQUADEXTROUS - Possessing the ability to turn the bathroom faucet on and off with your toes.

2. CARPERPETUATION - The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

3. DISCONFECT - To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow 'remove' all the germs.

4. ELBONICS - The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater or airplane.

5. FRUST - The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keep backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

6. PEPPIER - The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.

7. PHONESIA - The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

8. PUPKUS - The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

9.TELECRASTINATION - The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Adbusters : Spoof Ads

Did you know that every product pictured here is owned by Phillip Morris, the world's largest cigarette company? Chances are that you've been helping to promote Marlboro cigarettes without even knowing it. You can withdraw that support by personally boycotting these products. It's like giving money to a health organization that is working to find a cure for cancer - but in this case you are taking money from a corporation that causes it. So next time you go buy food- try it. You'll like it.

Crap - I should have worked at Google

"Paternity Leave
Google believes it is important for new dads to bond with their newborns. To celebrate the addition of your new offspring, Google will provide two weeks of paid leave for you to spend with your child (and catch up on your sleep). You also receive up to $50 a day to spend on Waiters On Wheels for the first two weeks that you are home with your new baby."

Google Job Opportunities - Part Google

I can't stop bloggin this:

"The Googlunaplex will house 35 engineers, 27,000 low cost web servers, 2 massage therapists and a sushi chef formerly employed by the pop group Hanson. "

Britney Spears spelling correction

"The data below shows some of the misspellings detected by our spelling correction system for the query [ britney spears ], and the count of how many different users spelled her name that way. Each of these variations was entered by at least two different unique users within a three month period, and was corrected to [ britney spears ] by our spelling correction system (data for the correctly spelled query is shown for comparison). "

Google Job Opportunities

"Google Copernicus Center is hiring
Google is interviewing candidates for engineering positions at our lunar hosting and research center, opening late in the spring of 2007. This unique opportunity is available only to highly-qualified individuals who are willing to relocate for an extended period of time, are in top physical condition and are capable of surviving with limited access to such modern conveniences as soy low-fat lattes, The Sopranos and a steady supply of oxygen.

The Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering (G.C.H.E.E.S.E.) is a fully integrated research, development and technology facility at which Google will be conducting experiments in entropized information filtering, high-density high-delivery hosting (HiDeHiDeHo) and de-oxygenated cubicle dwelling. This center will provide a unique platform from which Google will leapfrog current terrestrial-based technologies and bring information access to new heights of utility."

You laugh now...

Monday, July 18, 2005


See, originally uploaded by yojayy.


This makes me want to puke

The $12.5 million that he invested in 1999 when hardly anyone was interested in online search engines turned into a Kleiner Perkins stake worth $1.8 billion by the time the company went public 11 months ago. The stock has more than tripled since then, enabling Kleiner Perkins to retain a $1.7 billion stake in Google even though the firm has sold most of its shares.

Shriram, who met Doerr as one of the early executives at Netscape, got involved in Google even earlier. After leading a small group of investors that placed $1 million in the search engine in 1998, Shriram retains a stake currently worth $1.3 billion.

Doerr isn't quite ready to predict the investment in Zazzle will duplicate those staggering returns, but he still can't resist drawing some parallels. "They are Googlesque in their energy and their ability to think big," he said.

Google translates the web

Translated version of

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The teachers to 1 years one degree the different teachers from come to the classroom,
It came out and the different anti- friends should have been being studied how, it does together
It came and it boiled.
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It will be able to study the toe lon it caught with study subject.
In small quantity heavy subject the announcement criticism smallness sees quite in small quantity is not active
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It was impressed to from the many teachers in features, it does.

The teacher the feeling got better quite in indebtedness, it is born..."

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Dean Shull?

Just part of my daily Dean Shull internet search...or not really. But it is interesting.

The appointment of Harrison Shull, a chemist (1965-72), marked an outstanding increase in the research and graduate development activities of the Graduate School. When Dean Shull left the Graduate School to become the vice chancellor for research and development, he took many of these activities with him, leaving the Graduate School to be primarily concerned with graduate education. As the university underwent reorganization under the leadership of President John W. Ryan, two temporary deans, Harry Yamaguchi, a psychologist (1972-77), and James Holland, the third biologist to head the Graduate School (1977-78), presided over an office that, without a research and development component, was able to focus its attention on the quality of graduate education.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Hammer of the Gods: Norse Mythology

"With its bounty of brawny, barrel-chested gods and buxom goddesses, the ancient Norse religion of the Scandinavian and Germanic countries is truly the creation myth for fans of both pro wrestling and heavy metal music. According to Norse lore, before there was Earth (Midgard), there was Muspell, a fiery land guarded by the fire sword-wielding Surt; Ginnungagap, a great void, and Niflheim, a frozen ice-covered land. When the cold of Niflheim touched the fires of Muspell, the giant Ymir and a behemothic cow, Au?humla, emerged from the thaw. Then, the cow licked the god Bor and his wife into being. The couple gave birth to Buri, who fathered three sons, Odin, Vili, and V?. The sons rose up and killed Ymir and from his corpse created from his flesh, the Earth; the mountains from his bones, trees with his hair and rivers, and the seas and lakes with his blood. Within Ymir?s hollowed-out skull, the gods created the starry heavens. What can we say: Pure metal magic!! "

Wired : Tired : Expired


Expiredbusiness trips

WiredColbert Report
TiredHuffington Post
ExpiredDrudge Report


Wiredbaby acupuncture
Tiredbaby massage
ExpiredBaby Einstein

WiredDC Comics movies
TiredMarvel Comics movies
ExpiredStand-up comics' movies"

Wired 13.07: POSTS

"Phonesexatron, also known as the Phone Sex Matrix, includes a treatise on the art of telephonic titillation. ('Just take something in your everyday life and pervert it.') The guide also enumerates tips on breaking the ice, pacing calls, and providing convincing moans and other sound effects. And there's a lengthy thesaurus to help operators avoid repetition and cliche. (Among the 210 syn- onyms for male genitalia: night crawler in a turtleneck sweater and master of ceremonies.) "

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Flickr exchange

Part of a thread: What does your screenname mean?

anerc Pro User says:

Try doing anything online when your surname is Cockman
Posted 3 months ago. ( Permalink )
view profile
_Ingrid_ Pro User says:

Ha, Jane!
Mine is simply my first name, Ingrid.
Posted 3 months ago. ( Permalink )
view profile
Hourman Pro User says:

Jane, there are worse internet names,
Sincerely, Mike Nudeteengirls
Posted 3 months ago. ( Permalink )

120 cups and a glue gun

ball, originally uploaded by chotda.

Happy Halloween?

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Baby Fianna

I love her, originally uploaded by yojayy.

6 lbs 7 oz 7/10/2005

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Take

A movie about Argentina.

Thames Clippers

"Due to disruption to London's transport network today we are operating a free service on the river.

We are running boats from all piers, every 10 to 15 minutes, between Savoy Pier and Masthouse Terrace.

Please connect at Canary Wharf to continue your journey to Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier.

We are running until midnight tonight and will resume services at 6am tomorrow

For more information please call us on 0870 781 5049. "

Flickr: The Favorites- your best two photos Pool

Flickr: The Favorites- your best two photos Pool

Miscellaneous TV: Cruise UnControllable

TOM CRUISE: I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life, Matt.

JU$T ANOTHER RICH KID ghetto atelier

This is the coat of arms for my fraternity, Delta Upsilon.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Shipments of imported shrimp often undergo "organoleptic analysis," which requires little training. It means smelling food to make sure it's fresh. A recent annual report says that the Walt Disney Co. is targeting "pre-families" (single people and childless couples), though of course it still welcomes "post-family" customers (widows, widowers and empty nesters).

Goof Puts Man in Major Poker Tourney

KILLEEN, Texas - A computer goof has Robert Guinther headed for a seat at the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas later this week.

Guinther, 65, entered what he thought was a $10 online poker tournament, but midway through he realized that he had accidentally clicked on a World Series of Poker satellite tournament with a $100 entry fee and it was too late to back out. He went on to win, defeating 180 other competitors and earning a spot in the WSOP $10,000 no-limit championship.

The tournament, which begins Thursday, will involve more than 6,600 players who either qualified by winning a satellite tournament or paid the $10,000 entry fee.

"This is the dream of a lifetime," Guinther said. "I watch these guys on television all the time, and I'm excited about the chance to sit down and play with them."

Guinther's son, Rik, kept tabs on his father's progress from his home computer in San Antonio and had to explain just what the victory meant.

"When I won, I let out a big Yes!" Guinther said. "I just thought I had won $11,000, but then my son told me over the phone, 'Dad, you've just won a seat in the World Series of Poker!' I screamed so loud, you wouldn't believe it."

Guinther, who settled in Killeen after retiring as an Army sergeant first class in 1985, says he's a little nervous about the next step but knows he'll be fine once play begins.


My uncle is competing in this. Not your standard webcast.

This is barbershop? Yep, and it’s coming to Salt Lake City big time

Singers from 16 to 90 will be traveling to Salt Lake City, so don't be surprised if wherever you go in the city you hear people break out in song!

Thousands of barbershop harmony singers and their fans will travel to Salt Lake City July 4-10 for the Barbershop Harmony Society international convention and quartet and chorus competitions. You can join in the fun, too!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Glenn Barr

I don't know much about this site, except that I've found 2 things I like, which is rare...kind of..or not really.

Avenjah and Destroyah
Glenn Barr

This is a signed and numbered, offset lithograph in an edition of 450. The paper size of each print is 8 inches wide by 22 inches high. The image size is 5 1/4 inches x 19 1/2 inches. Prints are only available as sets.

Published Exclusively by Jonathan LeVine Gallery (formerly Tin Man Alley Press)
For wholesale inquiries on this product contact us at

Under Autumns Tentacled Spell Bronze sculpture

Under Autumns Tentacled Spell Bronze sculpture
Todd Schorr

Bronze sculpture
Edition of 10
12.5" x 10.5"
w: 26.67 h: 31.75 cm

Created exclusively by Jonathan LeVine Gallery (formerly Tin Man Alley Press)

Speedy Grey

Lots of effort went into some of these.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

GEOBYTES - IP Look up service

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This IP Address Map lookup service is provided for FREE by Geobytes, inc to assist you in locating the geographical location of an IP Address. Click here to checkout our other FREE localization services. - Roland : TR-808

Nothing quite sounds like an 8-0-8!
Beastie Boys

"The Roland TR-808 is a revolutionary computer-controlled rhythm machine which offers up to 768 measures of programming at a time. In addition, this unit offers more percussive variations and more effects than virtually any other unit on the market. With it you can visualize patterns and real-time processing, program complete songs, and do just about everything else a rhythm machine should do with more accuracy and less trouble.

* "Number of rhythms:
o Basic, A/B x 12
o Intro/Fill-in, A/B x 4
* Rhythm and track:
o 64 measures x 12 tracks (768 measures by using 12-tracks)
* Measure Divisions:
o 32 steps can be selected at maximum as desired
* Sound Sources:
o Bass drum
o Snare drum
o Low, Mid, Hi Tom/Conga
o Rimshot/Claves
o Handclap/Maracas
o Cow bell
o Cymbal
o Open hi-hat & Closed hi-hat
o Accent" (NOTE: Accent isn't a sound. Instead it lets you place accents on certain beats in the bar. All instruments playing on these beats are accented.)

Pi memory record broken

Akira Haraguchi, 59 of Tokyo, recited Pi from memory to 83,431 decimal places, doubling the world record. According to a BBC News report, Haraguchi lost his place three hours into his first try and had to start over. Last year, he made it to about 54,000 decimal places but had to call it quits when the facility where the event was held closed its doors for the night. Link "

Domino Harvey death reactions


Domino Harvey, the inspiration for New Line’s upcoming film Domino, died in her Los Angeles home on the evening of June 27. Following are reactions to the news of her death from the film’s director and producer.

“Domino never failed to surprise or inspire me over the last 12 years. She was a free spirit like no other I have ever known.”
Tony Scott, director of Domino

“We were enormously saddened to hear of Domino’s untimely passing. She and I had been conferring about her music to be used in the film only weeks ago. I know I speak for all of us on the movie’s cast and crew when I say how much we enjoyed her presence on set when she visited. And although our film is not intended as a biographical piece, hers was the dynamic personality and indomitable spirit that spawned an exciting adventure, not just on screen, but in real life.”
Samuel Hadida, producer of Domino

Keira Knightley stars in the wild action thriller Domino, the latest project from director Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Spy Game, True Romance). A trademark Scott film, Domino presents an entertaining mix of gritty action, biting comedy and sharp visuals. The film is loosely inspired by the life of Domino Harvey, daughter of legendary actor Laurence Harvey and a former model who rejected her privileged Beverly Hills life to become a bounty hunter. Domino features a diverse ensemble cast including Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mena Suvari, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken, Jacqueline Bisset, Mo‘Nique, and Macy Gray and is scheduled for a 2005 release.

Friday, July 01, 2005 Music: Sings America [IMPORT]

I never expected to find so many gems buried here in the Amazon review archives. David is our muse. Forever David!

"He sings California Dreaming with such power it has been said to rival the sounds and smells of what happens inside a slaughterhouse in a 90 degree heat. "

" I could go on and on because he is clearly the Michael Jordan of recording, making the hacks that did these songs in the first place look like Greg Ostertag. "

"If you buy just one cd this year, or if you buy just one cd the rest of your life....make it this one. "

The Offical David Hasselhoff Site of Worship

The best picture ever?

Sommelier of the Pack N Play

This man has nothing but goodness in his heart. He recently told me "You're an idiot if you don't realize how amazing Babies 'R Us is." or something like that. He is a true aficionado and a force with which to be reckoned. Thank you, J, for being my new father mentor.