Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Foreign aid to Palestine used to buy weapons, per Arafat's finance man


Posted: 11:13 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Firefox 2.0 alpha 3 available today, including Google security features


Posted: 11:09 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

I believe Hardee's is promoting the gay agenda.


Posted: 11:06 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

The trailer for a Sundance favorite, Quinceanera
  • "Disaffected Latino teenagers come of age in a gentrifying community in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles... Quinceañera is a look at what happens when teenage sexuality, age-old rituals, and real estate prices collide. It is a reinvention of Kitchen Sink drama, fueled by the racial, class, and sexual tensions of a Latino neighborhood in transition."


Posted: 11:04 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

PENTAGON ORDERS MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD TO PROTECT RUMSFELD ... High-Tech Device Could Protect Defense Secretary from Retired Generals, Congress


Posted: 11:00 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

O.J.'s daughter continues proud family tradition


Posted: 6:31 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Everyone in Zimbabwe is a millionaire!
  • The government just issued a $100,000 note so citizens can but a loaf of bread conveniently.
  • Shoppers have to carry huge wads of cash to buy the basic foodstuffs available in most shops. “Last week I filled a single trolley with 30 million dollars worth of groceries, and I had to count out 600 notes of $20,000 at the checkout counter."
  • "Zimbabwe used to boast one of Africa’s most robust economies, but eight years of recession and a radical programme of land redistribution has left millions in poverty."
  • Sigh. I worked in Zimbabwe around 1995, and it had its problems, but was quite a pleasant place in many ways.


Posted: 6:19 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

It is time for the United States to pull out of Wisconsin.


Posted: 6:13 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

100 Photographs that Changed the World


Posted: 5:46 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

A new toy for your own web pages: Unobtrusive Sidenotes


Posted: 5:44 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Classic Felix the Cat videos
  • You might find the silent B&W ones from the early 20s especially odd - they are virtually stick-figure drawings.


Posted: 5:41 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

JoBlo was very impressed with Pan's Labyrinth


Posted: 5:36 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Cool photos: Memorial Day Air Show over NYC


Posted: 5:31 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Treasury Secretary-Designate Paulson Likes to Look at Snakes
  • He should really enjoy those Cabinet meetings!


Posted: 5:30 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Another trailer for Pulse
  • "When the dead discover how to use computers, nothing can stop them in this high-tech thriller."


Posted: 5:27 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

A clip from Click, Adam Sandler's new comedy.


Posted: 5:25 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Fox wins big with 'American Idol' finale
  • The only TV shows with higher ratings this year were the Super Bowl and the Oscars


Posted: 5:23 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

A good day golfing in Australia: an eagles, two birdies and a crocodile!


Posted: 5:21 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

"A woman says she's recovered a stolen class ring that was purportedly spit up from a Kentucky catfish."


Posted: 5:20 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

The late Dave Grohl is feeling much better.


Posted: 5:12 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

An SNL spokesman said yesterday that Tina Fey has not yet made a decision on whether she'll stay with the show or leave to focus on her new sitcom, 30 Rock


Posted: 5:11 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Batwoman revealed to be a lesbian - which prompts rabid debate among comix geex


Posted: 5:09 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Listen (legally) to Elvis Costello's entire new album - free


Posted: 5:08 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

SHILOHNOUVELJOLIEPITT.COM has already been registered by Angelina Jolie


Posted: 5:04 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

A (really weird) film clip from Michel Gondry's new film 'The Science of Sleep' starring Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Gondry is the guy who did Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


Posted: 5:01 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Charles Webb said Wednesday he has signed a publishing deal for a sequel to his 1963 novel 'The Graduate', which introduced the memorable love triangle of twentysomething Benjamin Braddock, his sweetheart Elaine and her seductive mother, Mrs. Robinson.
  • When asked why there was a 43-year delay before a sequel, Webb responded, "It was quite a while till I could figure out what they did next."
  • Webb said he received only $56,000 for the book. He has led an itinerant life and given away much of his fortune since gaining fame with his first novel. Earlier this year, Webb faced eviction from his apartment in Hove in southern England because of unpaid rent. It was the threat of homelessness for himself and his partner of 40 years — a woman who goes by the name of Fred — that prompted him to approach publishers with the novel he had been working on for several years.
  • The movie version of "The Graduate" made millions, but Webb did not get a share of the film rights and did not receive any of the money.


Posted: 4:55 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

"Funny commercial by the Center for Union Facts rips union leaders for corruption, forced dues, discrimination, and politics."


Posted: 4:17 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Wait a minute - the ANGELS play the DEVIL Rays on 6-6-6
  • Although the Devil Rays theoretically have the home advantage, I have to think that they aren't really holding a big edge, since they're playing in a city named after Saint Peter!


Posted: 2:25 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will not change their name -- at least for the 2007 season.


Posted: 2:16 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Everything you ever wanted to know about NFL uniform numbers


Posted: 2:13 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

HitTracker :: Home run tracking and distance measurement by calculating the trajectory and the speed off the bat
  • They are able to make a more precise measurement for homers that land in the upper deck or hit light towers, because they calculate how far the ball would have flown had it landed back at field level.
  • Suh-weet! The page also includes a link to videos of the blasts.
  • MLB claims the longest HR of the year was Ryan Howard's blast on April 23rd, but Hit Tracker says that one was exaggerated by thirty feet. According to their methodology, the longest dinger was supplied by Florida's Reggie Abercrombie
  • Their system also adjusts for the wind, the temperature and the altitude of the park.
  • There are all sorts of obscure facts, some of which may actually be useful. For example, slugger Jim Thome, although dominating the AL in the homer race, seems to have been losing bat speed since April 10th. His first four dingers of the season were generated by bat speed of 120+, but he's now in the 105 range


Posted: 2:07 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Katie Couric finally leaves Today after nearly two months of soggy farewells.


Posted: 1:38 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Roger Clemens is coming out of retirement for the third time, agreeing to a contract to pitch for the Houston Astros for the rest of 2006.
  • The Rocket will make three minor league starts (including one in Round Rock, about three miles from my house) before joining the big club in mid-June
  • He signed a $22 million annual contract, but will only be paid for the portion of the year which he will spend in the majors, which is expected to be a bit more than half of the season.


Posted: 1:36 PM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)

Examples of Photoshop Retouching Jobs


Posted: 2:23 AM ... Links to this post ...
Post a Comment? (There are currently 0 Comments, seen below.)