Monday, September 19, 2005

Fascinating stuff. Who Makes How Much - New York's Salary Guide, 2005


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Conan O'Brien's quotables for the week:
  • "Yesterday, Michael Brown, the head of FEMA, who was heavily criticized for his handling of the Katrina disaster, decided to resign. Brown's next job is to oversee NBC's fall line-up."
  • "This week Disney opened its first ever theme park in China. More than ten thousand children showed up on opening day. And that was just to make the T-shirts."
  • "Congratulations to Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, they had a baby yesterday. Spears said he sleeps 18 hours a day and so does the baby."
  • "During his testimony in front of the Senate today, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts said that his favorite movie was 'Dr. Zhivago.' President Bush said that 'I also love 'Dr. Zhivago,' especially the part where he talks to the animals.'"





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Lil' Kim Reports to Prison


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Kelly Monaco defends her Dancing With The Stars title this week. In honor of that, here is the Kelly Monaco Playmate Gallery Courtesy of PlayboyPlus.com!


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Three trailers from Look Both Ways, another award-winner at Toronto. "Meryl imagines disaster coming from every direction - train crashes, man-eating sharks, baby eating killer whales... and then there's Nick."


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The official TSOTSI Film Site - a big audience favorite at Toronto.


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The trailer for Screen Door Jesus
  • The debut feature from award-winning writer/director Kirk Davis, "Screen Door Jesus," is a wry, comedic observation of religion, race and the "damnable" struggle between the ideals of faith and the confusing and often contradictory moral issues of everyday life. As entertaining as it is thought provoking, Screen Door Jesus shines a light on religion, exposing the many grey areas.

    The central thread of this unusual story involves a vision of Jesus sighted on the screen door of Mother Harper's (Cynthia Dorn) front porch. The misadventures begin as the media and crowds gather around the phenomenon and the townsfolk start to take sides. As more people flock to the door, some for guidance, some for healing and some for pure entertainment, the pressure on this sleepy town starts to build.

    From the wanton Mayor to the scheming town seductress; from the white banker to the desperate black rough neck who seeks his help; from the security guard with all the answers to the hoards gathering with nothing but questions, there’s something boiling under this town and only one thing is certain: no one will escape the apocalyptic results unchanged...



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Three clips from Ushpizin.
  • "A heartwarming and humorous Israeli drama set in the customarily closed world of ultra-Orthodox Jews, "Ushpizin" is the story of Moshe and Malli, a married couple, who are suffering through a financial crisis. Naturally they pray for help, but instead of a miracle, two suspicious strangers with criminal pasts appear on their doorstep. The couple believes their guests were sent to them by God as a test of faith. The film is reportedly the first made by members of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community."


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The trailer for Moonlight
  • "Claire lives with her wealthy adopted parents in a luxurious and isolated house in the woods. She discovers a wounded and bleeding boy her age in her family's garden shed. The boy is a young drug courier from Afghanistan; shot and wounded after serving his purpose as human packing material. Claire decides to keep the boy a secret. He slowly recovers under her care; and they fall in love. When the drug dealers return and Claire's family is due to move back to the city; they decide to flee; though Claire finds it difficult to outrun her past as an abandoned child."


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The trailer for Before the Fall
  • Set during World War II, this movie follows German teenagers who attend a napola - a special institution for gifted boys that turns them into the Nazi elite as they become ruthless servants of the Fuhrer. Friedrich is admitted into a napola because of his boxing skills, which he uses as a means to escape his poor working class background. His best friend at the napola is the Governor's son - sensitive, caring, and opposed to Nazi ideology. As their friendship develops, Friedrich struggles with Nazi ideology and his best friend's pacific beliefs.


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The trailer for DERAILED (Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel)
  • When two married business executives (Owen and Aniston) having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.


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Man sees his brother on America's Most Wanted ... the siblings were watching TV together at the time


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Flying Meatballs: Feuding Families Have Food Fight At Olive Garden


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2005 NFL Cheerleader Tour - Day 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers



Ahoy mates! Wheres else would we be traveling today, than the land rich in pirate lore? We head south on "Talk Like A Pirate Day" to Tampa, Florida. Some people feel that Oakland may be a better stop on this day. While some Raider fans may dress like a pirate, the Buccaneers trump that by having an actual pirate ship docked ... er ... parked in the stadium. This area revels in its swashbuckling history and pirates once ruled the waters surrounding the entire coast. Pirates would take refuge from storms and enemies in the bay. They also used many inlets as hiding places for its fleets and treasure. The Tampa Bay area holds the annual Gasparilla Fest on the last weekend in January. This big party kicks off when real pirate ships (and anyone else with a boat) ride into the bay, dock downtown, and storm Ybor City to party and plunder. This is the perfect place for any pirate to call home!



Any ship needs a good crew, and the Buccaneer cheerleaders definitely exceed the requirements. I moved down the Tampa area in March, and I can attest that their is no shortage of extremely beautiful women here. The Buccaneer Cheerleaders have a vast pool to pick from, and by God, it shows. One look at the team photo can start to raise a man's blood pressure. Sadly, that's about all you can do with this site. You can click on a cheerleader to get another picture, but it stops there. The menu says "individual photos / bios", but I can't find any bios. Some guys may scoff at the bios, and just want to get to the goods in the pictures. To me the bios are like the Miss America pageant. You already know and you don't really care that a girl's one wish is for world peace, but you still want to hear it regardless. The game photo section is from 2004. I understand that the Bucs first home game was yesterday, but they did have two preseason games. The also had tryouts and dance practices. Was there no camera to be found during this time? There is a video section and a cheerleader diary. Great ideas, but when you click on them all you get is "coming soon." Another great idea is the appearance calendar. If you click on that you see the girls are pretty busy. So busy that they failed to fill out a single date on the calendar. Oh wait...there is one bio here. Too bad it is for Captain Fear.



I would love to make some comments about the girls, but all I know are names to go with the pretty faces. The girls are amazing, but the web site brings down the ranking. Too bad...they could have been a contender.



Ranking 7.5 out of 10.



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NASA plans to send 4 astronauts to the moon in 2018, thus fulfilling President Kennedy's promise to have a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. They also say that some day a plane will be able to fly from London to New York faster than the speed of sound. Those crazy, wonderful, eternally optimistic bastards!


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Real World Key West - house revealed - 32 Driftwood Drive. I'm not kidding! It's right here


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Curiosities from Japan's porno shops. But where are the octopi?


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Octopodes, it's Greek, not Latin.

 


Blogger Uncle Scoopy said...

I had been hearing this piece of pedantry 'way back in college, so I decided to look it up back then, and then after researching the question decided to use octopi.

Here's why.

First of all, your statement is not correct. Octopus is not a Greek word. It is an English word. As far as anyone knows, as long as octopus has been in the English language, it has been spelled precisely the same way and people have used octopi as the plural. That plural may have been incorrectly derived back in earlier centuries, but it is nonetheless the oldest known plural of octopus, even older than octopuses, according to Oxford.

Classical scholars came along and said that octopodes should have been the English plural. "Should have been" is not "is". The plural of sheep should have been sheeps (or "sheepes", per Shakespeare), but it is not. Similarly, the English word should be "oktopous," but it is not.

Even if you concede that "should be" and "is" are one and the same, I don't find any grounds to agree with octopodes.

I would agree with oktopodes if the English word were oktopous

- but the simple fact of the matter is that it is not!



I don't even use octopodes as the plural of octopod, even though some dictionaries find it acceptable. It just looks too damned silly and pedantic, so I use octopods.

 

"An Athens mobile phone dealer has been arrested for allegedly selling thousands of amateur sex videos he had downloaded from cellular phones brought to his shop for repairs" So make sure you erase those mobile phone memories ... oh, unless you are a hot babe.


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Check out this cast for the next Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman project


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"WORLD'S 1ST LOOK AT PRESIDENT BUSH'S UPCOMING BOOK OF POETRY!"
  • "The poems reveal a sensitive, literate side of the Commander-in-Chief not usually shown to the public."
  • "George W. Bush -- Poet-in-Chief" will be published in two versions -- a regular edition, and a deluxe edition which will feature a recording of Bush reading the poems. "He's reading the poems to Afghanistan's President Karzai and Iraq's Prime Minister Jaafari. You can really feel the energy in the room."


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Oh, this can't be good.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it only hits florida they'll be fine. Little Jeb'll get what ever he wants.

 

"Actress Lara Flynn Boyle deeply regrets advocating against plastic surgery, because she desperately wants ... breast enhancements."


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Cindy Sheehan demands that the government bring the troops home from occupied ... New Orleans


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At last, a sensible ruling from a governmental body. Irish zombies must not rise before 9 P.M. If you just have to leave your grave before that, well, move to Scotland, dammit.


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THE fast-food chain, Burger King, is withdrawing its ice-cream cones after the lid of the dessert offended a Muslim.


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If Burger King had just said "Fuck the damn Muslims" I would shift my eating loyalty to them from Jack.

 

The dozen greatest pitching feats of the past quarter century.

Actually, the one I would have listed #1 is not even on the list. In 1990 Dennis Eckersley had a 0.61 ERA and allowed only four walks the entire year.

Of course, Eck was a bit wild compared to 1989, when he only allowed three walks. In the decade from 1989-1998, Eckersley appeared in 21 post-season games and never allowed a walk!


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Al Gore has turned into Principal Rooney


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Rooney eats it.

 

Renee's hubby's aversion to kids caused their split! Actress Renee Zellweger has claimed that she decided to annul her marriage of four months because Chesney did not share her dreams of starting a family.


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Research shows: Psychopaths could be best financial traders. They really make a killing in the market.


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Monica Lewinsky is sent off to London with some spotted dick.
  • Talk about bringing back some memories!


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Lord of War, as reviewed by the one true genius of film criticism, The Filthy Critic
  • "It's shitty in as many different ways as the port-a-potties at a multi-cultural festival. There is nothing obviously wrong with it, like a snuff scene in the middle, or Rob Schneider in his underwear. But it's such bad storytelling and so self-serving that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone except people whose political activism goes no farther than a "Free Tibet" bumper sticker."


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Oktoberfest Seizes Chance to Replace Mardi Gras as Leading Debauchery Festival


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"SCOTLAND is the most violent country in the world." Silly me, I didn't even know Scotland was a country. I thought it was part of the U.K.


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TYRA BANKS removes her bra to prove her breasts are real.


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Depardieu says, "I was not drunk and rude. That was acting!" Sure, and Kevin Costner was only pretending to be a poor Shakespearian actor in The Postman.


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Bill Maher goes on a wild anti-Bush rant.


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