Archive for December, 2005

politics

22 December, 2005

It looks like they won’t be drilling in ANWAR.

And Judge John E Jones, appointed by Bush, allegedly a Republican and a church goer, sharply rebuked the Intelligent Design folks in a 139 page decision

And the PATRIOT ACT got six months of probation. Now maybe the 98 Senators * who voted for it can explain what exactly they were thinking. If their reasons for voting for it were:
a) I didn’t have time to read it
b) I had to for political reasons/pressure
then maybe they don’t need to be a Senator, because they are:
a) stupid
b) cowardly

Looks like even though the Republicans have the House, Senate, White House, and have appointed most of the Supreme Court the RightWing does not get what ever it wants handed to them on a silver platter.

keep feeling assassination

20 December, 2005

I don’t know why I did this, but last night I watched “Collateral”. The movie where Tom Cruise is a hitman, and Jamie Foxx is the cab driver that drives him around all night. Well, it wasn’t as boring as KingKong, but it wasn’t good. Side note, the giant ape, much better actor than Tom Cruise… if Kong had been a hitman riding a taxi around LA…now that’s a movie.

Anywho…if you are in the mood this Christmas season to watch a professional killer, might I recommend:
“Leon: the Professional” featuring a young N. Portman
“La Femme Nikita” watch the original french version
“Grosse Pointe Blank” Minnie Driver is dreamy, and Aykroyd is funny
“Nurse Betty” very sad

habits

18 December, 2005

After NaNoWriMo I kept writing. There were a few characters that had another story arc that seemed fun to me. So I kept writing, although at a slower pace. I kept this up until a couple of days ago. Since writers write (everyday) I am proud to say that for 44 days, I was a writer.

Yes, I have gained an appreciation for how difficult the job is.

King Kong

17 December, 2005

Happy Holiday season sports fans!

Every now and then I am know to make a bullheaded foolish decision. And I have been known to stick with that decision, even if it was irrational.

In the spirit of the Holiday, I decided maybe, I could open up my mind and try and change my bullhead mind.

Previously I had decided that Jack Black was verboten. As you may know, Mr. Black is in King Kong.

Spoiler warning: maroon

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class

15 December, 2005

Just turned in my take home final for Anatomy & Physiology, and boy am I tired.
Now I got to finish “Guns, Germs & Steel” for my boss.

I was reading

10 December, 2005

The Hammer and the Axe

Book 2 of Dwarven Nations trilogy. I liked book 1 alot more, it gave more culture of the dwarves. This one, it had like four of five story lines going, they were still introducing major characters half way in. It just didn’t grip me, I just didn’t finish it.

Stalking the Rieman Hypothesis

I will give this one a C-
The Riemann Hypothesis is one of the Millennium Problems, meaning a Holy Grail of modern mathematics. It deals with the distribution of prime numbers.

So what? Well, I would say there’s the beauty of math, but for a more practical reason, we need lots of prime numbers for cryptography. (pg 18)

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what’s this?

6 December, 2005

Hey sports fans….I don’t spend my entire life in front of a ‘puter. This “novelist” knows how to crawl around under a house and insulate pipes.

First, thanks again to AfterCixLabs, Zorloc & the ExorciseJounal for helping with insulation last summer.

Quick question, there’s an insulated copper looking wire that is attached to water pipes in a few locations. Now someday, I hope to be able to submit a picture into a Google search engine and get information about that picture. We’ll call that future feature “GoogleStalker”. I think it would be very handy for times like this, when a picture is worth a thousand words.

From preliminary Googling I found
http://www.dbsinstall.com/Whatis/Whatisgood-5.htm
http://www.birds-eye.net/house/phase_18.htm

Which makes me think it’s a ground wire.
Should I insulate around it? Or keep insulation away?

photo from under house warning: grey & coppery

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Mo Money Mo Problems

5 December, 2005

these crazy kids can’t ever be happy

I don’t know what, they want from me
It’s like the more money we come across
The more problems we see

politics and poverty warning: orange

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rants on congress

3 December, 2005

I will be ranting about congress over stepping its bounds.
If I remember correctly, Senator Bob Dole campaigned on the virtues of the Tenth Amendment.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
If I remember correctly, the Republican Party was allegedly the party of smaller government. My how things change when you are in power.

Congress investigated the high price of gasoline.

Congress investigated steroids in baseball.

And Congress wants to investigate the BCS system!

ranting warning: red, like a stop sign, for example “Dear Congress, stop what you are doing!”

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gold digger

2 December, 2005

First I saw him on Ellen, then he performed on SNL with a string section (and it worked)…and now I’ve been listening to this for like the twentieth time tonight…but the thing is, it ain’t like this is a song I want to go around singing…it looks like it was edited a bit not to upset the FCC…lots heavy bass drum,… plastic clap beat straight on the 2 & 4 beat…”string section” quick syncapations…looped sample of Jamie Foxx singing…

…but he drops the N-word, lots.
(And I do believe we’ve come to far, to be using that word.)And I don’t think it has an uplifting message. (Yeah, I know, art don’t have to be uplifting.)

None-the-less, very nicely produced, and young Mr. Kanye West can sling the words together, and I find it catchy.

copyright infringement warning: azure

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