Thursday, March 20, 2008

Black Guy Asks Nation For Change

The Onion always makes me laugh but it very rarely makes me laugh out loud. This is one of those rare exceptions.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hilary's Duff

Thought of the Nanosecond

I'm on the fence about Hilary Clinton as a human being but I think she would make a fine president. Whether she would be a productive president is extremely dependent on the political makeup of the Congress. However, I think Americans in general are burnt out on the Bush and Clinton names. What would future historians think when they look back and see "Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush, Clinton..." in our presidential rolls? That name alone is going to be very hard for her to overcome.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Upperclass Twit Of The Year

Thought of the Nanosecond

So is a Twitter user a Twitterer, a Tweeter or just a Twit? I sort of like the latter. I can see it on the t-shirts now: "Are you a Twit?" Perhaps "Twits Tweet on Twitter." or even "Twits Tweet." What do you think?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Podman of Alcatraz

Thought of the Nanosecond

I wonder what types of present-day technologies the prison population can access. Are there prisoners with iPods? Is there anyone who has been in the slam for a couple of years who knows what the phrase Web 2.0 means? Does stuff like this even exist inside prison, if only at the peripheries? Or is everything barbells, cigarettes and sharpened spoons?

Would the incarcerated be keen for the Kindle? I know I would. Need to put that on my list of things I'd like to have if I ever become falsely imprisoned.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Rhapsody Assimilates Yahoo! Music Unlimited

Well, it looks like my favorite $5 per month, all you can stream, DRM-less (with the help of Fair Use for Windows Media) music service, Yahoo! Music Unlimited, may be ending or at least changing. I, for one, do not welcome our new Badware Overlords. I wonder if the timing of this announcement was in any triggered by Microsoft's pretty-please bid of last week. They could at least have the decency to take down the new user sign-up page. (via)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

LOLAutism

Neuroatypical gem from the io9 discussion of the new "autism pill": "My little autistic brother was having trouble wrapping his brain around the possibility that the Star Trek Experience in LV could be moving all of it's treasures to the new Star Trek thing in Long Beach. He told me, on no uncertain terms, "The Star Trek memorabilias and items and artifacts and things cannot be removed from the Las Vegas Hilton's Star Trek The Experience becuase - WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, STAYS IN VEGAS." (via)