Archive for February, 2005


Paris Hilton

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

Frankly, I’m amazed that the T-Mobile commercials starring Paris Hilton are still running.


More D&D Goodness

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

I Am A: Chaotic Neutral Human Thief Mage

Chaotic Neutral characters are unstable, and frequently insane. They believe in disorder first and foremost, and will thus strive for that disorder in everything they do. This means that they will do whatever seems ‘fun’ or ‘novel’ at any given time.

Humans are the ‘average’ race. They have the shortest life spans, and because of this, they tend to avoid the racial prejudices that other races are known for. They are also very curious and tend to live ‘for the moment’.

Primary Class:
Thieves are the most roguish of the classes. They are sneaky and nimble-fingered, and have skills with traps and locks. While not all use these skills for burglary, that is a common occupation of this class.

Secondary Class:
Mages harness the magical energies for their own use. Spells, spell books, and long hours in the library are their loves. While often not physically strong, their mental talents can make up for this.

Beshaba is the Chaotic Evil goddess of bad luck, accidents, and mischief. She is also known as the Maid of Misfortune, and also Tyche’s unpleasant daughter. Followers of Beshaba believe that bad things happen to everyone, and only by praying to Beshaba will you have a chance of being spared. Her symbol is a set of black deer’s antlers inset on a red triangle.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy ofNeppyMan (e-mail)



Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

This is probably shameful:

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D&D Themed Sex

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Call me dungeon master:

this morning, while joking around with my girlfriend, i referred to my “male implement” as a “wand of fucking +2,” and proceeded to request that she make a saving throw against orgasm. she immediately lashed out at me, stating that if i ever attempted to mix our sex life and dungeons and dragons ever again, there’d be hell to pay – and not the kind of hell that you get to ever have sex with ever again. this all got me to thinking – maybe her reaction to d+d-themed sex was simply caused by inexperience in the field?

Yep. A complete how-to guide to D&D themed sex.

Read it all here.



Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Adam Shostack has been writing about the Choicepoint scandal. Keep scrolling.


Tax Day Looming

Monday, February 21st, 2005

The New York Times actually wrote a good article on one of the current problems with the current tax system, the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT):

The valuable federal tax deductions that people receive for paying local and state taxes have quietly started to vanish for many households, raising the cost of living in places like New York, Massachusetts and California, already among the nation’s most expensive.

The culprit is a once-obscure federal tax provision known as the alternative minimum tax, which was created in 1969 to ensure that a relatively small number of wealthy people did not use loopholes to avoid paying taxes.

But it is increasingly being applied to families with incomes of $75,000 to $250,000 a year who claim relatively high deductions – like the ones for property taxes, state and local income taxes – and the exemption for children. When it does apply, it cancels some of those deductions.

The impact is about to mushroom. Barring a change in the law, almost 19 million taxpayers will be subject next year to the alternative minimum tax, or A.M.T., up from roughly 3.4 million this year and 1.3 million in 2000, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research group whose calculations on this issue are widely accepted.

I think we should just ditch the whole income tax and move to a sales tax instead.

Read more here.

(Thanks Carol!)


Blog Birthday

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

Oops, missed my two year blog birthday, on 2/17. Happy birthday to the samaBlog!


Rob Sama in the News

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

This time, the Boston Globe:

Rob Sama of Waltham had posted online photos of the gathering with his camera phone before the entrees even arrived.[…]

Over dinner, Sama borrowed Wendel’s videophone to download a sample clip of Garfield’s ”Carol and Steve Show.”

”The picture isn’t loading,” Sama said, using the silver wand to touch different keys. ”Oh, someone is calling you,” he said, handing the phone back to Wendel.

Check it here.


Sleeping Drunk

Friday, February 18th, 2005

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Yet Another iTune

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

I’d cash these in myself, but I’m not a fan of DRM, and Apple wants a credit card number for me in order to give me a free song. Yeah, right…