Posts from April 2007

Old Navy Is Broken

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a great linen shirt at Old Navy. It’s so great, in fact, that today I thought I’d go to the website and grab a couple more of them. Alas, I cannot. Their website is broken. This is a multi-million dollar company and they’re currently not able to

MTV Redesign

MTV completely redesigned their site. They switched from all-Flash to (gasp!) all-HTML. Brilliant.

Dropkick Murphys

I bought a CD today. It was a little bit strange. I can’t remember the last time I bought an actual compact disc. I’m sure this isn’t the first one I’ve bought since I moved to LA seven years ago, but I know that since I got my iPod the number of CDs I’ve purchased

Suck on it, Barry

Commissioner Bud Selig announced Tuesday the discovery that Hall of Famer Hank Aaron had in fact accumulated 50 previously unaccounted-for home runs … bringing his once record total of 755 to an even higher 805 and putting the all-time home-run record perhaps forever out of reach.

Horrible Cat Irony

Renowned cat veterinarian and beloved Cornell University professor James Richards died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Sunday. Richards, the director of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Feline Health Center, was thrown from his motorcycle when he attempted to avoid a cat in the road.

A Metaphor for Dick Cheney

What is an appropriate metaphor for Dick Cheney? Colbert: Dick Cheney is a lioness protecting America’s cubs from the laughing hyenas of the left while the poachers of internationalism sharpen their guns … knives. Penn: Dick Cheney is the spinster left at the altar looking out her dirty window at the happy lives of the

Microsoft Money for Pocket PC

From the Department of Inexplicable Corporate Decisions: Pocket PC integration discontinued with Microsoft Money 2007.

Vote Petrelli

Vote Petrelli

From the television show Heroes

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