Archive for February, 2006


Another Brokeback Spoof

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

The Empire Brokeback.


Either Way…

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

He’s an idiot. Instapundit writes:

SO NOW BUSH IS THREATENING TO VETO any legislation that would block the Dubai ports deal? Either this deal is somehow a lot more important than it seems (a quid pro quo for, well, something . . . ) or Bush is an idiot. Your call.

It seems to me that either way he’s an idiot. Either he has some quid pro quo established, and failed to notify influencers in congress that this was the case, or alternatively he really believes his own rhetoric in which case, he’s an idiot.

I’m finding this episode to be most unimpressive.


World’s Largest Window’s Error Message

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

On a Times Sq. Billboard…

More here.


Yahoo Releases Developer Tools

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

And open sources them no less…

Check it out at


The Perfect Look

Monday, February 20th, 2006

The latest diet warning:

Janell Smith was the picture of beauty. A talented artist and musician who could never find comfort in her own body.

During her battle with anorexia she lost an alarming amount of weight. She died at the age of 26, weighing less than 70 pounds.

Nearly 8 million people suffer from eating disorders and some are turning to diet pills for the perfect look.

Not that I have anything to worry about, as I already look perfect.

Read more here.


Female Bum Behind Valentine Symbol

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Yes, that’s the actual headline:

The familiar double-lobed heart symbol seen on Valentine’s Day cards and candy was inspired by the shape of human female buttocks as seen from the rear, according to a professor of psychology who studied the origin, history and symbolism of the Feb.14 holiday.

Galdino Pranzarone of Roanoke College in Salem, Va., told Discovery News that he analyzed “essential literary and speculative evidence from mythology and secondary sources,” which led to his theory.

Maybe it should have read, “Female Behind Inspires Valentine Symbol.” Using “bum” and “behind” in the same headline like that just doesn’t sit right with me.

Read more here.


More Work

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Soon, we’ll all be able to stay at work an extra 8 hours longer:

New drugs which will allow people to survive on only two hours sleep a day are being developed, scientists have said.

The drugs will allow people to cope with the pressures of 24-hour society.

The New Scientist magazine says the new ‘lifestyle’ pills will deliver sleep which is deeper and more refreshing than the real thing, with some giving what feels like eight hours sleep in half the time.[…]

“In 10 to 20 years we’ll be able to pharmacologically turn sleep off. Mimicking sleep will take longer, but I can see it happening.”

But what will we use bedrooms for if not for sleep?

Read more here.


The War Is Everywhere

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

I was reading Michelle Malkin’s post on the denial of service attack against her blog and the accompanying death threats she’s received. And the more I mull over it, the more serious I think it is.

A death threat from someone living in Iran is likely nothing one has to worry about. On the other hand, now that she’s publicized that she’s become the target of an organized cyber-attack from overseas, now that she’s told the world that she’s wanted dead by Islamists overseas, she may well have painted a giant bull’s eye on herself.

The worry here is not that Al Qaeda will appear out of the woodwork and come and get her, but rather that some lone wolf will take up the cause of his brethren overseas and try to take her out. It’s something I would be worried about if I were her. Hopefully, this all will pass soon. But you never know.


Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Let the cheating season begin:

Ah, Valentine’s Day, memorable for heart-shaped chocolates and rose bouquets arriving at the door — memories that can take a painful twist when they’re recorded by a private eye’s spy camera, bugging device or telephoto lens.

It’s the day most cheaters dread and the day many cheaters get caught. The spouse and the side dish both want attention, and, during the juggling act, the two-timer slips, right in front of a private eye’s camera lens.

Most private investigators are booked solid today. They probably worked all day yesterday and will be catching up on work tomorrow. It’s the time of year most of their cases begin or end.

Be careful now…

Read more here.


Superbowl Halftime Wardrobe Malfunction

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Apparently there was a wardrobe malfunction at this year’s Superbowl as well. Here it is. (NSFW)

And for those not in the know, NSFW=”Not Safe For Work”.