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Archive for January, 2005

Jan 30th 2005

Heroes

hero: A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life
Here are some experiences of Iraqis while voting.
Ali:
As I got out it was still early and I saw no one on the streets but as I got near to the voting center I […]

Jan 27th 2005

Only Because I’m Blonde Too…

Another joke from everyone’s favorite genre of humor.
A blonde woman was speeding down the road in her little red sports car and was pulled over by a woman police officer, who was also a blonde. The cop asked to see the blonde’s driver’s license. She dug through her purse and was getting progressively more agitated. […]

Jan 27th 2005

Grocery Ads for the Mathematically Challenged

As they say, you just can’t make this stuff up.
This ad is courtesy of Smith’s, a grocery store here in Provo, Utah.
Perhaps there were complaints from some Provo High students as to the confusing price structure of 10 cent cookies.
Those pesky decimal points are so hard to move around!

Jan 26th 2005

social security calculator

calculate how much money you’ll get back when you retire. you’ll need a box of tissues, sucker.
for what i really think about social security, read this.
hat tip to the heritage foundation and to gopbloggers

Jan 25th 2005

november vote mandates conservative agenda

how’s this for evidence of a conservative mandate: about 115 million people voted for right-leaning presidential candidates in the last election. according to politicalcompass.org (as well as many insightful political commentators) john kerry was running as a republican. fortunately for america, slightly over 50% of the people could tell he was […]

Jan 24th 2005

Steve Ballmer Plugs Windows 1.0

Here’s a funny video of current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer back in the 1980’s pitching Windows 1.0
Although not aired on TV apparently, it was made for Microsoft employees.

If no movie appears, click here to download Macromedia Flash Player 7.
Many thanks go to the Spanish blog tintachina for providing this code to bloggers everywhere.

Jan 22nd 2005

jaxon logan: 1986-2005

the most courageous play you will ever see in a hockey game is a defender diving in front of an opposing player’s slapshot to prevent that puck from getting near his team’s goal mouth. in the professional leagues, the hard, dense projectile has been clocked at speeds over 100 miles an hour.
acknowledging […]

Jan 20th 2005

a petition won’t stop ashlee, but it’s fun

a petition won’t stop ashlee if there are enough 13 year olds still watching her show and buying her CDs to make the ashlee simpson juggernaut profitable. however, signing the petition may show the snake oil salesmen (geffen records execs and simpson’s father) that they need to stop forcing her upon us elsewhere–like SNL and […]

Jan 20th 2005

napoleon dynamite quotes, letterman top ten video

IMDB has a list of memorable quotes from napoleon dynamite. my favorite interactions in the movie are between (1) napoleon and uncle rico (2) kip and anyone (3) uncle rico and steak. the following is an example of 1 & 3:

Napoleon Dynamite: Grandma just called and said you’re supposed to go home.
Uncle Rico: […]

Jan 19th 2005

Comment SPAM will soon be a thing of the past!

Google, now joined by Yahoo and MSN Search, is taking steps to eliminate comment spam on this blog and all others.
In non-tech jargon, the reason that we get so many ads for pills and mortgages in our comments section is that those links help those sites appear higher in Google’s search engine. So, what […]