2008-06-26 Sims + Snoop = Pretentious Rambling Blog Entry

This post is for Amy. Long story short: The 10 Best Fan Made Hip Hop Videos With Sims Of All Time. (via boingBoing)

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2008-06-25 Good times in Azeroth

You might not think the following exchange is funny. Perhaps you had to be there. And by "there" I mean "online with Fuzzy, Dante, and Brown playing World of Warcraft, even though we live in three separate states".

Fuz: "So, I think that if I ever find myself with a job as an ad exec selling typewriters--"
Brown: "You'll be out of a job?"
Fuz: "I'll have the perfect slogan-'It's ... more->


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2008-06-24 31 years of me!

I'm having a birthday soon! Yes, another one. I'll be celebrating it in Wisconsin, at the Delafield Contra Weekend--what Lauren accurately described as "a con for folk dancers*". Anyway, some of you might want to celebrate this event by buying things to give me. I say yes! Here are some (but not all) of the things that you could buy for me:

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2008-06-16 Oh, Ancient Athens...

And oh, Brad Hicks:

"Did you know that in classical Athens, there was an actual word for someone whose claim to fame was their skill at organizing parties? It generally fell to people with just the right mix of skills who also had some kind of vaguely passive income stream that freed them from desperate want. It was the male equivalent of a hetaera, a "companion" - think high-class geisha. The male equivalent was someone who m... more->


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2008-06-13 More Metafilter Mirth

I know I send a lot of this 'blog copying and pasting from Metafilter, which is kind of odd. But, damn, that stuff is great.

So, today, someone made a post about how Verizon was no longer hosting the alt.* usenet hierarchy. Not big news at all, although they may have been pressured into doing by the Attorney General, and they used ChildPornz as their excuse.

In the discussion, someone--and I honestly haven't the slightest idea whether it was ironical or completely sincere, they gave no indi... more->


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2008-06-10 Sexy, Sexy Kucinich News!

Dennis Kucinich has introduced articles of impeachment for George W Bush to Congress:

Thirty-five articles were presented by Rep. Dennis Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on C-SPAN.

"The House is not in order," said Kucinich to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), upon which Pelosi pounded her gavel.

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2008-06-05 Tasting Party

I hosted a whiskey-tasting party once, where everyone was asked to bring a bottle of a different kind of whiskey. I learned an awful lot about whiskey! Matt Bourque hosted a Red Wine tasting party, and I learned a lot about wine.

That's it. For the last six months or longer, no one has taught me anything about how to taste things. What the hell, people!? For those of you who weren't at these parties, it's much more than just drinking wine, it's about a shared experience of the wine, in ... more->


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2008-06-03 Intelligence

Jeffreyssai pointed out that if the experience of having an important insight doesn't take more than 5 minutes, this theoretically gives you time for 5760 insights per month? Assuming you sleep 8 hours a day and have no important insights while sleeping, that is.

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