Friday, February 29, 2008
Did you see this?!?

So lemme get this straight, now we have: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Ceres, Eris and now ... this?

Crap! Zecharia Sitchin was right! This is the 12th planet!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wow this article says that this year Apple's iTunes Store will become the largest music retailer in the whole United States.

Currently Wal-Mart is number one.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
So last night I got a text message on my cell phone from the States, something I didn't even know that you could do.

It's from my buddy Nate, and it says "The Gute is back".


Apparently my archenemy Steve Guttenberg has landed himself on the new 'Dancing With the Stars' that starts in a few weeks.

Wow, if Ally Sheedy resurfaces this year we'll have a triumvirate of Short Circuit comebacks (Fisher Stevens is gonna be on Lost soon).

Why is The Gute my archenemy?

Well, that's a long story for another day ...
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Friday, February 8, 2008
So this is just sad. Have you seen that baseball card maker Topps has digitally inserted Rudy Giuliani into the card of the Boston Red Sox celebrating the World Series victory?

(For those of you who don't know, Giuliani is from New York and an avid New York Yankees fan - the Red Sox's big rival).

They did this shit last year, too, putting Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush into Derek Jeter's card (see News: Jeter's '07 Topps card). It was goofy and weird last year, but this year it's just a stretch. Just a desperate plea for attention - no doubt all of the folks at Topps were hoping that Giuliani would be a political front-runner right now and they'd get a ton of free publicity.

So sad.

But you know who really loses in this? All of the Red Sox fans who are baseball card collectors - now their prized card of 2007 has New York a-hole Rudy "9-11" Giuliani stuck on it for all eternity.

Good job, Topps, ya' boneheads. Why don't you worry a little less about the publicity and more about making cool cards for kids to collect?

Topps baseball card company is a set of cheap whores
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I haven't seen this mentioned yet although I'm sure it has been out there somewhere.

If pitcher Johan Santana had been traded by the Minnesota Twins to the Boston Red Sox he would have been the third major Minnesota sports figure to leave ... for Boston.

Last year Kevin Garnett was traded by the Timberwolves to the Celtics, and Randy Moss was traded in 2005 to the Oakland Raiders who then traded him to the New England Patriots.

Sure, it's a little stretch, but still it's crummy news if you're a sports fan in the land of the lakes ...
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Today the New York Times wrote another article about the Apple-ness of Obama and the PC-ness of Hillary - Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?

We talked about an old article last week with a similar theme (see Hillary is to Barack like Microsoft is to Apple ). Crazy.

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So maybe you've seen the articles about Sunday's big game - Giants-Pats Most-Watched Super Bowl Ever.

One quote really got me, "Nielsen said that a total of 148.3 million watched at least some part of the game."


So, going by the US Bureau of the Census POPClock Projection the resident population of the United States projected to this morning at 08:00 GMT is 303,374,081.

That means that about 49% of the population of the States watched some part of the game. Almost half of the men, women, children, newborns ...

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Monday, February 4, 2008
So I use Flickr to share photos - check out my gallery here.

Well, until this week I have.

See, Flickr is owned by Yahoo!, which now might be gobbled up by Microsoft. And I'll be hog-tied if I'm going to use a Microsoft product. You know they're going to screw it all up, make it bloated with useless features. Argh. I can't stand them!

Anyway, I'm now in the market for a new photosharing site.

I found Zooomr awhile ago, but the interface is kind of clunky. I can't even figure out how to change my buddy icon. Better call that "very clunky".

Other people on the internet tubs have recommended these three sites:

Anyone have an opinion? I'm open to anything, I like the community of Flickr but I bet lots of people will start jumping ship soon. Should I wait to see where they go? Be a lemming? Or should I strike out and be an early adopter?

Anything but Microsoft. That's my slogan ...
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