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We were making lunch for the office (it's Dave's birthday today) and Heather and I were in the kitchen when a small explosion sounded somewhere outside. We went to go see if Duff was okay (he was at the grill). DA started yelling "Where's Duff's head? Where'd his head go?!" We got outside and Duff…

Task: Reorganizing bookmarks. Ever wondered about Clarus the dogcow? You can learn all about Clarus in infamous Tech Note 31 on Apple's website. Or see what your Oz prison name would be here. Mine's Nipple Nibbler. My porn name is Ginger Lake. I always liked that one. And my smog name is Elizabeth Lake. So…

I have been noticing over the last ten years the decline of Saturday morning cartoons. As a kid, there was nothing better than trying (and failing) to sneak down my squeaky stairs without waking up Mom, and then turning on the TV and watching cartoons. I loved cartoons. I still love cartoons. But man have…

42 appears in so many television shows. I have to imagine that a lot of people love Douglas Adams (42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything). For instance, it's Fox Mulder's apartment number and the number of Buzz Lightyear's spaceship, offhand. It's either a) a random coincidence, b) really is the number…

St. Paul was a haven for gangsters in the 1920s. The town had a non-extradition policy, meaning that criminals wanted in other states/counties could hang out in St. Paul and were safe from warrants in other towns. A police officer would meet a wanted criminal at the train station and let them know that they…

On the way home down Franklin I was stopped at a light. Dumb story. The people turning left from the street on my right kept trying very hard not to hit me (it's a weird turn). Anyway, it started to become funny (to no one but me) and their light started turning red. I was…

Apparently Shannon's date was such a non-talker that the poor girl had to start coming up with useless trivia to have something to talk about. Case in point: "Did you know that aerodynamically speaking a bumblebee should not be able to fly???" Which is generally true, but is also a sign your date is sucking.

11:42 am So we're listening to U2's Rattle and Hum back in our little enclave. I mention to Heathrow that half the people screaming when Bono mentions apartheid in Silver and Gold most likely have no clue what apartheid is. And SHE didn't know what it is/was. So if you don't, you should learn about…

Southern Culture on the Skids at First Ave. tonight. I'm too damn boring to keep a web diary. Are all diaries this boring? No one cares what the hell my cat is doing. I don't care what the hell my cat is doing.

A few weeks ago my dad was telling me about a building designed for Paul Allen (of M*crosoft fame/infamy) by his company. Paul wanted a building whose exterior could change with his mood. So apparently the architect created a series of different panels and fabric that were able to be manually altered to created different…

So some journalism students have been working on the Deep Throat mystery and have concluded, based on best possible evidence, that it was Pat Buchanan. Now that's wacky. Who the hell had a high school experience like American Pie? Seriously. SERIOUSLY. It's on FOX right now. What friggin senior has some sort of sense of…

A friend/co-worker of mine and his best friend love Douglas Adams perhaps more than I do and he's currently sitting in his office and this friend is on the phone pretty much reading the book verbatim to him and laughing uncontrollably. They're at the bit about time travel and the poet (humor me): "There is,…

So I hate Sundays. Always have. Since high school. But I thought Sundays were a good day to post my lame weekend. So there. Thoughts. Favorite bumper sticker: Those who laugh last are a little slow. Creepiest church sign: Who's your Daddy?

Fun fact: Apple Computer was sued over the use of its name by Apple Records (think Beatles). They lost (Apple Computers was not competition and therefore not infringing on their name). In retaliation Apple Computer named their startup sound "Sosumi". Here's the blurb from former Apple engineer Greg Marriot (from his resume): "TMON Professional. I…

I got together with a long-time friend last night that I've known since fourth grade. We went thru photos and it's amazing how much time has passed. Amanda's a rock star (figuratively speaking). Anyway, I Wanna Be Your Dog, as covered by Uncle Tupelo just came on in my iTunes shuffle and I am reminded…