Friday, December 03, 2004

Google exec calls click fraud the 'biggest threat' to the Internet economy


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Scientist says prairie dogs appear to have their own language - and it's Polish. The egghead hopes to mate the prairie dogs with owls, whose language at least has some vowels.


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The Juice is Loose. Which MLB players are juicing? With revealing pictures.


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Blogger Drunken5yearold said...

A couple of comments:

1) It's not really fair to take the picture of a guy in his rookie year and compare it to one when he's in his 30's. Everybody is going to be putting a lot more weight on in that decade, and supposedly we don't even peak physically until about age 26-27. It's the changes in the neck and jaw structure that give it away, not simply size.

2) Pitchers are on the juice as well. They use it for muscle recovery more than building mass, however.

3) Steroids might turn a couple of doubles or outs into home runs, but I don't believe they can help much beyond on that. Bonds is a great hitter because he has an amazing command of the strike zone and can generate enormous power from his hips, not because of steroids. A crappy hitter on steroids is still going to be a crappy hitter. Still, steroids are going to help and it sucks for all of the other players trying to play right.

4) What is up with Sheff's arm in that 1st picture? There must be some kind of optical illusion going on because that is just an impossible position to put your arm in. Try it. I used to pitch in high school and I can't come up with any throwing motion that would result in such a position. His forearm should be almost vertical with his elbow at that position, and instead it is pretty much horizontal. Just an impossible position, he must be double-jointed or something.

 

Anna Nicole Smith had to be forced off stage after trying to show her breasts at a VH1 awards ceremony.


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Lycos Shuts Down Its Controversial Screensaver


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Virtual Bubblewrap - Popping bubble wrap online since 1996


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New Batman Trailer: "the brand new trailer for Batman Begins will go into theatres with Ocean's Twelve next Friday, December 10, and with Blade Trinity on December 8"


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Four free short vids from SPICE UNCENSORED! the footage too spicy for Spice TV


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Playmate Gallery - Summer Altice - August 2000 - Courtesy of PlayboyPlus.com!


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Alek's Christmas Lights Webcam. Alek allows you to turn his lights on and off through your browser. It only works between 8 PM and Midnight, Eastern Time


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Maybe you peasant bastards just wear common socks, but I wear Anatomically Engineered Footwear Interface Systems. Unfortunately, they don't come in pink, so I can't wear them when I'm bullfighting.


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Do you have a Christmas present for Fido yet? Consider Neo-Paws Dog Shoes


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Indian people often choose to kill themselves and others by using the so-called "suicide tree".


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The Daily Show looks at Iran's nuclear ambitions.


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Jon Stewart interviews the notorious curmugeon, Christopher Hitchens.


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Which films would be the Oscar frontrunners based upon objective criteria? I set the following as minimum parameters for 2004 films: (1) a Metacritic rating of at least 85 (2) at least 90% positive reviews, as measured by Rotten Tomatoes (3) an IMDb rating of at least 8.0. I was able to find four films that met all three of the criteria. Can you guess which ones before clicking on the link?


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Barry Bonds testified to a grand jury that he used a clear substance and a cream given to him by a trainer who was indicted in a steroid-distribution ring, but said he didn't know they were steroids


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Tinfoil hat department. William Pierce was Shakespeare, Bacon, Marlowe -- and just about everybody else!


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Ain't It Cool News reviews Blade Trinity (They despised it!)


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The Dictionary of Obscure Sexual Terms


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From the "crock of ages" department ... Jesus appears in a dental X-Ray.


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One more picture of Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke


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12 year old is believed by his Julliard teachers to be the greatest musical prodigy in 200 years, the equal of Mozart, and just a hair beneath David Hasselhoff.


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The REAL Gilligan's Island - Ginger (Rachel Hunter) hits the hot tub.


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Another example of how a name brand has managed to maintain its quality through the years. National Lampoon's Strip Poker, starring Kato Kaelin


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For the geeks on your Christmas list: The top Sci/Tech Gifts of 2004. How about an Albert Einstein action figure? No mention of whether it is the deluxe model with Kung-Fu grip. The price is only nine bucks, which seems ... um ... "relatively" cheap.


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Darryl Strawberry on his cocaine abuse: "Looking back, it probably affected my numbers " Nah!


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Various R-rated trailers for Whore.: "Based on Italy and Spain's best-seller 'Yo Puta.' Written by Isabel Pisano, a journalist who did extensive research in the field of prostitution the film stars Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards and Joaquim de Almeida. This blend of documentary and fiction observes the oldest profession in all its forms. It examines the lives of both male and female prostitutes in various countries, positions and environments. Daryl Hannah portrays a working 'luxury' prostitute who takes Anthropology Doctoral student, Denise Richards, under her wing. Richards who is doing her thesis on prostitution gets an inside view by conducting a series of interviews with people in the profession. The movie screens these very interviews that then become the focus of the film. What people are watching are no longer actors but people who actually work in the sex for money business."


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Pitt and Aniston brought peace to the Middle East, but couldn't make peace with each other.


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Ukraine Election Results Ruled Invalid by Court. The court ruled that, while Westerners can never tell Ukrainian names from one another, in this case even fellow Ukrainians could not distinguish President "Weird Vic" Yankovic from the challenger, another guy named "Weird Vic" Yankovic. In fact, even the challenger's mom voted against him, being unsure which Viktor Y-something he was.


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Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson resigned Friday, saying that we would need some time to take care of personal matters, like finding a more grown-up first name.


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The ultimate Advent calendar - a different set of jiggly breasts each day.


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"Shit Happens" - as viewed through the prism of 100 different religions and schools of thought. Jehovah's Witnesses: "Shit has been prophesied and is imminent; only the righteous shall survive its happening." Judaism: "OK, shit appens, but why does this shit always happen to us?"


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Extra Ugly - Offensive T-shirts and more with attitude


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WHAT NOT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO HIDE YOUR AGE!


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The Sacred Cheese Sandwich visits Mexico.


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This week's movies: House of Flying Daggers - 78% positive reviews.


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This week's movies: Closer - 64% positive reviews.


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Nicole Kidman to star and Valerie Breiman to script 'Wedding Season', a romantic comedy adaptation of the Darcy Cosper novel. The story is about a cynical woman and a longtime boyfriend who are dedicated to remaining unmarried, but question that strategy as they attend 17 weddings over a six-month span."


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Christian Bale, Eva Longoria and Freddy Rodriguez will star in 'Harsh Times', a low-budget indie feature to be directed by David Ayer ('Training Day')." Ya gotta like Bale. Is there anyone with a more eclectic resume?


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It had to happen. There's finally a website for my favorite fishin' store (I used to live near there, in North Naples, and drove past it nearly every day), Master Bait and Tackle of Bonita Springs, Florida. I still want to write their radio ads. "Jim, how do ya catch so darned many fish?" "That's easy, Bill, you can do it too if ya just do what I do. Master Bait in the morning before headin' out, then Master Bait again after lunch. If your tackle is fresh, you'll be smellin' like fish in no time!"


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so cool. This is my first time on blogger.com, and I don't even know how I found it. Somehow I end up here and I see "Master Bait and Tackle".
I'm from Akron, OH, and I have family in Bonita Springs, FL. I always get a laugh when I drive by that place. I've even taken a picture of his building with the name painted on it to show to my friends. Now I can give them the website address.

 

Looking for a cozy spot to spend your next romantic weekend? How about Big Dick's Halfway Inn, "Home of the original minnow shot". Thank God we found the original. I was getting tired of all those copycat minnow shots. It's good to locate the original source at last. I don't know what a minnow shot is, and I have a strong feeling that I don't want to know.


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Now this is an awesome Christmas gift. Doncha just hate taking down all the Christmas stuff after the holidays? Well, don't pack it - just eat it! Get the edible nativity set.


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Middle School Sex Scandal. Reports detail Florida teacher's lewd encounters with boy, 14.


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Chris Columbus, director of the first two 'Harry Potter' films, will direct and produce the Sub-Mariner movie.
  • The best thing about this page - it is typically filled with hyperlinks, and subby's name, Prince Namor, has a hyperlink attached to the word "prince". Where does that lead you? To a story about the artist formerly known as Prince. Sublime!
  • The second-best thing? Subby is referred to as half-amphibian. So what is the other half? Actually, Subby is all amphibian. Humans are half-amphibian. So are fish, except they got the other half. Amphibian means "able to live on land or water", from the Greek roots "amphi" and "bio" meaning "both lives". So anyone who has half of "both lives" has only one life, if my math is right!


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Parents of a teenage girl have sued Nick Nolte, alleging their daughter was drugged and sexually assaulted at a party at the actor's Malibu home two years ago. Nolte wasn't involved and wasn't even there at the time - the party was held by his security guard - but, but ... well, Nolte has some money dammit, and we want it!


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Gwyneth agrees to Martini ads:
  • "Gwyneth Paltrow has signed up to appear in a new Martini advertisement in Italy and Australia. In the ad only wears a man's shirt and is seen hopping over a bar to pour vermouth for locals in the commercial. She agreed to star in the ads after Martini bosses reassured her the campaign would never be seen in Britain or America."
  • Nobody in America will ever see those. Luckily the internet doesn't go to the States.


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Colin Firth rules out third Bridget Jones film. Firth also says that he believes all the lead actors would be reluctant to sign up to a third film. Now why didn't they have that little epiphany before they signed for the second one?


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The Lycos antispam screensaver downs two sites in China


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A very funny review of the new celebrity porn film with two ex-wrestlers, Chyna and X-Pac.: "Problem is, what we can see looks like a faggy bodybuilder with a mullet banging a handsome transsexual. The freak-show, circus-act, car-crash appeal heightens when Joanie pops her clit and it's not only pierced, but looks like a mini-penis. "


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Some new featurettes about Elektra.


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Here's the streaker at the V-festival


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This woman was a contestant on Branson's reality show where people try to become the next Virgin CEO. She got the boot, but not before showing the goods. Thanks Richard!

 

"No food for you!" barks the actor who played the "Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld.


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New York's historic Algonquin Hotel offers a $10,000 martini. The article does not specify whether it is shaken or stirred, but does mention that you have to order it 72 hours in advance.


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Was "Born Free" author Joy Adamson killed by a lion--or murdered?


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ProudPickers.com. Why? Why else? Because we pick, and we're proud.


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First look at the Wallace and Gromit movie.


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Trailer and images from Vin Diesel's latest, The Pacifier.


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The all-important heiress comparison: Julia Louis-Dreyfus vs Paris Hilton.


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Here is a six minute preview for the extended DVD edition of Return of the King


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Spy pics of the set from the new Willy Wonka flick


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