Archive for December, 2005

Eve TV

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Regis Philbin in Times Square is talking via phone to a photo of Donald Trump. It isn’t the dullest conversation in the world, but it is flat and ordinary. A little bit ago the Reege was talking to new “singing sensation” Tyler Hilton. Then they played a teensy bit of his song and I changed […]

Upcoming Blog Move

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Oh yeah — I decided to start a new blog for the new year after all. Wordpress has come out with a new version, so I simply set up a new install in another folder. I’ll post the url here at midnight.
I’m gonna lounge on the couch and watch tv for a while.

Crackhead

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

The saga of a man who is not pleased that his motorcycle has become a crackhead supply closet.
(Via Accidental Verbosity.)

The List

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Here is what I have assembled for my New Year’s Eve Party of One:
Some fancy-ass chicken-and-sundried-tomato whole wheat ravioli from the refrigerator section of the grocery store.
Some marinara sauce to go on the pasta.
Some fancy French cheese spread (two for one at Publix): some peppery stuff and some garlic-with-herbs flavored.
A small plastic container of olive […]

Wrote a post

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Saved it for later. I still have a headache. Short summary: I am thinking of staying on this blog instead of moving to a new one, and I saw the trailer for Brokeback Mountain and noted that it’s being given The Notebook treatment, no matter what the movie might actually be like. If I were […]

Volare

Friday, December 30th, 2005

This pilot is my new hero:
A drunken passenger on a holiday flight from England to Spain was dropped at a tiny island off the African coast after he swore at the cabin crew, a newspaper reported Friday. The plane’s captain decided to leave the man at Porto Santo, a volcanic outcrop in the Atlantic, after […]

Well, blow me down

Friday, December 30th, 2005

WTF? (By the way — zeta isn’t the last letter in the Greek alphabet.)
Via Steve H., who shows signs of being a bit tired of living in Hurricane Alley.

Frustrations

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Update: problem solved with the purchase of a bigger monitor. See the comments.
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I have been reading various websites on the subject of blurry text and LCD monitors, and what I am reading is not encouraging. Apparently this is a problem with a lot of different LCDs, larger ones too not just this little one. All […]

Videodrone

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Update on my monitor situation, for those who care: I can’t stand the blurry text, so I’ve decided that I am going to take it back to Compusa, to either trade in for another of the same model, or if I don’t like what their demo model looks like I’ll get store credit and trade […]

One more for the Dark Side

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Unlike Kathleen Parker, Dave Barry is a newspaper columnist who is not afraid of blogs.
(Dave Barry news via Kathy Shaidle; Kathleen Parker column via John Weidner.)