1) Buy from Northern Alliance warlord seeking cash for weapons.
2) Torture for five years.
3) Induce a guilty plea by promising release from step 2).
4) Threaten with further prosecution for perjury during step 3).
5) Return to step 2).
This video is from a researcher who collaborated on the forthcoming iPhone with Apple. It supposedly has a limited form of this multitouch ability built in, for resizing pictures.
I decided to get a new stove as the old one was covered in the foulest of bacon grease and had a small infestation problem. The plumber who (Bobby at Allston Plumbing, (617) 254-1071) installed the new one was profanely amusing and didn’t end up charging me for the $25 replacement pipe he had originally told me would be needed.
After he left, I called the city about recycling the old stove. I had read that this was possible after reading the city’s Recycling FAQ. Here’s the pertinent section:
When you set an old stove out on the street on trash day to be ‘recycled’, it gets crunched along with the rest of the trash. How is that recycling?! Do they extract the mangled bits of bacony metal from the rest of the morass before they get to the landfill? Somehow I’m skeptical.
I don’t usually read Robert Novak but this was interesting.
From a sent-mail purge…
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Here’s this month’s entry to Coolidge Corner’s Open Screen. Google video is choking on my upload so I’m trying out blip.tv.
First weekend of March Madness, completed.
KU 107, Niagara 67
KU 88, Kentucky 76
Next up to go down, the Salukis of Southern Illinois. Ne’er a stranger looking dog has been seen.
In less swell news, DePaul is now my sworn enemy. First they ruined my one friggin vacation of the year by coming back to give KU one of their 4 losses this year. Then they knocked K-State out of the NIT tonight. I hate those bastards. DePaul Blue Deacons? Blue Dervils? Blu Botnicks? Eat a brick and die.
Reasons blowing yourself up in an elevator is an optimal murder-suicide methodology:
Today has not been great. Despite an inherent aversion to all things cute, this improves things.
Massachusetts has a Department of Mental Retardation?!?? Good grief. Sen. Karen Spilka says: “People don’t understand what they’re saying when they use the word retarded or how it affects people.” While Sen. Spilka’s actions are commendable, how was it that people in charge (Commissioner Gerald Morrissey and his predecessors) couldn’t have seen this see this was offensive anytime during the last 20 years or so? The primary directive of from the department’s mission statement’s is “Respect the dignity of each individual through vigorous promotion of the human and civil rights which, in part, strives to keep people free from abuse or neglect. Clue #1: respecting dignity is easier when your letterhead doesn’t slur those being respected.
PS: Bravery points to the Globe for refusing to take a position on the obvious.
Speaking on the Chris Matthews show this morning on the topic of Dick Cheney’s persistence in the face of media criticism, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius says Cheney ‘is in the fight until the last dog dies.’ What a horribly odd and sad thing to say. I’m not familiar with this idiom, but assume it’s an extension of the equally distasteful ‘a dog in the fight.’ Indirectly equating the war to a dog fight has unpleasant implication about both the nature of the participants and the inevitability of the outcome. I don’t think Ignatius is intending to own this analogy himself but instead is trying to ascribe the embedded slur to Cheney. Of the vice-president’s many faults, I’d like to hope that viewing the young soldiers he bears the responsibility for killing and maiming as fighting dogs is not one.
As a 30 year old, somewhat hungover male, I’m not really the target audience for “Menopause and Beyond: New Wisdom for Women”, a PBS monologue by Dr. Christiane Northrup. My rot-box options are currently somewhat limited due to a cessation of cable box access and the cruel fact that my television lacks a functioning remote control. That said, this show was entirely entertaining. Highly recommended. I feel affirmed, gracious, sensuous, and will have less self-doubt when senescence kicks in.