Posts from April 2002


I just about never watch television in the morning. I catch about five minutes worth of the Today Show each month. Katie is just as cute as a button, and Matt is the least-threatening male in all of media. This I know not from watching the show, but because these two happy-morning-people are pop culture

New Orleans Flood Control

I’ve been to N’Awlins several times in the last decade or so. It’s one of my favorite cities. Part of its charm, I think, is that you can feel the Mississippi River’s omnipotence no matter where you are. Even as you walk along the streets, with the water far from view, you know it’s there. Sucks

<rant> I could write a book about all the things done horribly, terribly poorly at Try to manage your magazine subscription there. Try to edit any of the thirty-eight separate mailing lists to which you can unwittingly find yourself subscribed. Try to find an article! The pages on the site load slightly slower than

Get a Degree

nf0 has written an article that describes How to Add the current Temperature to a Movable Type Blog Entry. (I cannot imagine why you would want to post the temperature which corresponds to a blog entry. But I’ve worked with databases and users long enough to know that no niche should ever go unfilled. Someone,

Semi-nude Housekeepers

NEEDED Semi-nude Housekeepers (LA area) Happy Housekeepers, Inc., is expanding from the New York City market into Los Angeles. We provide semi-nude housekeepers to “lightly” clean apartments, condos and homes in the Los Angeles area. We are hiring 3 to 5 attractive, voluptuous, or sexy young women between the ages of 18 and 30. This

Honeymoon in Vegas

A review of the film Honeymoon in Vegas

Beer-Opening Robot

Just when you thought beer-drinking couldn’t get any better, along comes the Autonomous Beer-Opening Robot, or ABOR. It was built by Jean-Phillipe Clerc, a mechanical engineering master’s student at the University of Florida, as part of the school’s Intelligent Machine Design Laboratory class. link via Visual Distortion

Poorly Designed Trophy

The LPGA certainly created an interesting trophy for the Longs Drugs Challenge! You really have to see the photo to appreciate it. And *what* could the winner have been thinking when she decided to kiss it?! link via Kelly

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