Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New Orleans' Tragic Paradox - Yahoo! News

New Orleans' Tragic Paradox - Yahoo! News

Good article from the LA Times about the New Orleans and its love-hate relationship with its many coasts (gulf, river, lake). I've been to New Orleans twice in the last 4-5 years and I really loved the city. The people and the food were wonderful and the architecture of the buildings in the french quarter and of the houses/mansions in the nearby suburbs was amazingly beautiful. Reminds me how ugly LA is. Guess that's the price we pay for being a "modern" city. Since when is 70's architecture "modern"? Anyways, I hope that N'awlins is able to fully recover for the sake of its friendly citizens and so that other people can see it in its full southern glory.

defective yeti: Bush Extended Family Photo

defective yeti: Bush Extended Family Photo
--cracked me up. One Ring to rule them all...

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Danger Doom | The Mouse and The Mask

My current favorite CD:

Danger Doom
The Mouse and The Mask

Very good, very creative stuff...

Masked rapper MF Doom and production mastermind (Grey Album /the latest Gorillaz's CD) DangerMouse...along with some Adult Swim characters from the Cartoon Network.

Google Talk

Looks like Google is getting in on the Instant Messaging fun. I just tried it out and its not bad. Very simple and a very light program (only 900K). It has voice chat too which my buddy in Germany said sounded pretty good (I couldn't hear him cuz he didn't have a microphone). I'm a pretty big fan of Google so why not.

Check out the new desktop search too

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Google Maps: MashMap (Movie Showtimes)

MashMap: Your Movie and Showtime Map

I'm a big fan of the Google Maps...lots of people out there using it to make the world a better place. Check out this "MashMap" that shows you where movies are playing nearby...

"Why don't you just TELL ME the name of the movie you want to see..."

Monday, August 22, 2005


Dead Air Space

The members of Radiohead are now blogging and I'm as happy as a little girl. They are currently shacked up in some old creeking house putting together songs and man do they like to blog. Multiple posts from multiple members of the band almost EVERY day so far...what more could I want?? This is almost as good as the December afternoon at work a few years back when I got to sit at my desk and watch them do a rather intimate 2+ hour webcast of random stuff LIVE from their house/studio somewhere in the UK. Now if only I could decode what the hell Thom is talking about. Its as if he speaking in Hopelandish.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Friday's Free Jokes

Courtesy of Mr. Glen Nam:

Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?

Fo' Drizzle!


What does Snoop use to do his laundry?


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

"Amazing Race," Family-Style - Yahoo! News

"Amazing Race," Family-Style - Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News
By Julie Keller

It's all in the family for The Amazing Race.

CBS has revealed the lineup of contestants for The Amazing Race: Family Edition, the latest incarnation of the two-time Emmy winning reality competition. This year, 10 four-member clans will trek around the world in a battle for $1 million. In the past, friends, lovers, spouses and/or coworkers have paired up, for better or worse, on two-person teams.

As they race around the globe, the four-person family teams will be pitted against each other in a series of mental and physical challenges, presumably testing the bonds of sibling-hood, parent-hood, couple-hood, in-law-hood step-family-hood.

"Anytime you put a family of four together, you get interesting dynamics. It's a pretty humorous and explosive mix," executive producer Bertram van Munster tells USA Today.

Also new this year is the addition of younger competitors. This change meant some adjustments to the grueling Amazing Race schedule. First, there are fewer non-elimination episodes, and the teams only traveled about 30,000 miles total, less than half the 72,000 miles logged by contestants in season six. Less crowded competition sites were also chosen in deference to the kids.

Still, producers see the addition of children as a possible plus for the teams.

"Kids have major advantages just by size," says van Munster. "They can climb through something with more agility, and they're very fast in a crowd."

Plus, they're also, well, childish, so amusing playground antics are likely to ensue. Nine-year-old Carissa Gaghan from Glastonbury, Connecticut, threw down the gauntlet to on Tuesday's The Early Show, which introduced the competitors. "Either you'll be a zero or you'll be a hero," she told her fellow racers.

The family gimmick hopes to build on the show's record ratings last season. Fueled by the antics of Survivor couple Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich, the seventh installment of The Amazing Race averaged 12.5 million viewers a week. The show could also win its third straight Emmy in the Reality Competition category at next month's awards.

Here's a rundown of the teams:
  • Godlewski sisters from Des Plaines, Illinois: Michelle (42), Sharon (39), Christine (37) and Tricia (26)
  • Weaver family from Ormond Beach, Florida: widow Linda (46) and her three children, Rebecca (19), Rachel (16) and Rolly (14)
  • Gaghan family from Glastonbury, Connecticut: Bill (40), Tammy (42), Billy (12) and Carissa (9)
  • Black famaily from Woodbridge, Virginia: Reggie (42), Kim (40), Kenneth (11) and Austin (8)
  • Linz siblings from Cincinnati: Nick (24), Alex (22), Megan (21) and Tommy (19)
  • Rogers family of Shreveport, Louisiana: Denny (46), Renee (42), Brittney (22) and Brock (19)
  • Schroeder family from New Orleans: Mark (40), stepmom Char (39) and daughters Stassi (16) and Hunter (14)
  • Bransen Family from Park Ridge, Illinois: dad Walter (51) and daughters Elizabeth (25), Lauren (22) and Lindsay (20)
  • Aiello family from Mansfield, Massachusetts: dad Tony (57) and sons-in-law Kevin (31), Matt ( 31) and David (26)
  • Paolo family of Carmel, New York: Tony (52), Marion (52), DJ (24) and Brian (16)

Hosted again by Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race: Family Edition kicks off with a two-hour premiere Sept. 27 at 9 p.m.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

break-up with that special someone

The Bacon Show

The Bacon Show:

wow...what a promise! Considering the fact that this guy HAS to be a fan of bacon, I'm pretty sure he's not going to be living "FOREVER". I wonder if he'll force his piglets...I mean carry on the tradition.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Amateur Cellphone Photojournalism:

Apparently, if you sign up with this site and MMS your photos of major current events to them, they will sell the photos to the media and split the money with you 50/50. Hmmm... I think they are gonna get a whole lot of stupid pictures. I'm already planning on submitting this gem taken last October in Indiana:

'John Kerry is a Red State supporter
and hangs out with Viva la Bam loving "orientals"'

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