Sunday, January 30, 2005

1/30/05 Darwin's Revenge

Why are "we" fat? Because of the last ice age. Or so this article says. Yeah, like obesity has been an epidemic for the last 10,000+ years and we're just starting to notice. Let's place the blame on the ice age instead of all the crap that is allowed to be put into our food supply. It's not the fact that our food is filled with phenylalanine, sodium phosphates, TBHQ (what the hell is that stand for?), diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides, dimethylpolysiloxane, and potassium sorbate, right? Note: Every one of those ingredients came off of the McDonald's Menu.

Only one week until the new commercials come out. Some of last year's Superbowl Commercials are online. And as an added bonus, this link also goes to the trailer for "The Ring 2". Not only was the first movie AWESOME, but Naomi Watts is also pretty hot.

I hacked George W's hotmail account. See what happens when you have too much free time?

Do you need a game to play at work on Monday? Try BMX Bikeflips. Or how about Bumper Karts?

Saturday, January 29, 2005

1/29/05 Paper Beats Rock

For those of you who have doubted me, Rock Paper Scissors is a serious, competitive event. Maybe next year the world championships will be in Japan.

Have you ever gotten into an argument with your dad? So did this 14 year-old.

Having solved all other crime in Illinois, Governor Blagojevich is now busting low stakes, home poker games.

I bet that in the mullet community, this guy gets all the chicks.

Do you feel like getting kissing disease? I'd rather get ebola. (Thanks to Gary for the link).

Friday, January 28, 2005

1/28/05 Chimeras

China's making Animal-Human hybrids. Why am I the only one freaked out by reading this?

How can I best describe this? Let's see... I got it.... OUCH! Thanks to Bob for the article.

Also thanks to Bob - Old and busted, Polyphonic ring tones. New hotness, Moan Tones.

Ahh, nerdy weddings. How cute.

ESPN's "The Sports Guy" has posted the best quotes of the last year or so. Here are a few:

"I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before every game. Whoever invented that was smart. That's got to be one of the best sandwiches ever."-- Bulls rookie Ben Gordon

"Don't get me wrong, everything the media writes is not wrong. But I'd say 99 percent of it is wrong, in my opinion, but I don't read the newspaper, so I don't know. I hear things, though."-- Bears defensive back R.W. McQuarters

"You can't just go out and buy a championship ring ... well, unless Dwight Gooden runs out of coke."-- Adam Carolla, when the Yankees acquired Alex Rodriguez.

Finally - Holy Prom Dress, Batman! There are times where I think that I'd be a real bad parent and actually consider never having kids. This would be an argument to support that idea. Man, if I ever have a daughter, she's gonna hate me.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

1/27/05 I Love the 90's

I'm up late (again) and I'm watching VH1's "I Love the 90's". Turns out that I catch the episode that reminisces on 1999. Are they serious? They're getting all nostalgic about "Win Ben Stein's Money" and "Destiny's Child" and "Being John Malkovich"? I've been meaning to see that movie. For over 5 years now. What's sadder? I watched the entire hour-long episode. And since they're out of years in the 90's, we're now back to the 1990 episode. Man, I'm a loser.

Don't you love getting error messages on your computer? Now you can make your own.

A big thanks to Nothing Greater, Nothing Worse for linking to the Poetry Page.

What does it feel like to be at the bottom of a pile in the NFL? You probably don't want to know.

I don't like their beer, but I admire their commercials. Unfortunately, Budweiser is pulling what could possibly be a really funny commercial from the Superbowl. Damn the FCC. Also, keep your eye out for the Bud Light commercial with the guy in the shock collar. My friend from high school is shock collar guy and this could possibly be his big break.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

1/26/05 Transform Yourself

Have you ever wondered what you might look like if you were of a different ethnicity? I found some website where you can upload a picture and transform your face. It's works maybe 50% of the time, but it's fun when it works. I haven't told him yet, but I turned my dad Asian.

Here's a good example of a drunk driver test.

To the kind, loyal reader from Cincinnati who is very politically driven, please ignore this post. It's another cheap shot at President Bush.

From the "Too much time on their hands" department, The Patriots are favored in the Superbowl. Why? "Human Mascots Typically Triumph Over Animal Mascots in Super Bowls."

Have you been wondering what Richard Simmons has been up to lately? Me too.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

1/25/05 Sometimes I just like hitting stuff

It's ok to hit stuff. It may actually make you smarter. Remember when Beavis was hitting the drum? And he talked about getting a combine and a front-end loader and a getaway car? That ruled. has come out with their 99 Most Desirable Women. I got dibs on #19.

Flick: Are you kidding? Stick my tongue to that stupid pole? That's dumb!
Schwartz: That's 'cause you know it'll stick!
Flick: You're full of it!
Schwartz: Oh yeah?
Flick: Yeah!
Schwartz: Well I double-DOG-dare ya!
Narrator: NOW it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a "triple dare ya"? And then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare.
Schwartz: I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya!
Narrator: Schwartz created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat!

From the "How To" files - How to detect a lie. For example, "If you believe someone is lying, then change subject of a conversation quickly, a liar follows along willingly and becomes more relaxed. The guilty wants the subject changed; an innocent person may be confused by the sudden change in topics and will want to back to the previous subject."

If you've considered visiting me in the OC, might I suggest July 9th? Thanks to RPS Dave for sending me a link to the 26th Annual Mooning of Amtrak. Yup, we can spend all day showing our butts to Amtrak passengers. Doesn't that sound like fun?

Monday, January 24, 2005

1/24/05 Why women can't read maps

Did you see that some big cheese at Harvard is in trouble for suggesting that men and women think differently and that men are naturally programmed to excel at math and science? Well, at risk of getting myself in the same kind of hot water, the University of New Mexico explains why women have trouble reading maps. It's actually an interesting finding if you can get past the un-PC-ness of the statement.

Here's some weird game where you just throw a guy as far as you can. It's appropriately named, Chuck.

For my public service announcement of the week, here's an explanation of the hydrogenation process. In a lot of foods you may see "partially hydrogenated" something. According to this explanation, "Hydrogenated fats are oils that have been processed through a chemical hardening method to achieve increased plasticity (stiffness) of the liquid oils at room temperature. Partial hydrogenation (brush hydrogenation) hardens oils but does not make them fully solid." Basically, your body cannot properly use the energy of hydrogenated fats (also known as Trans-Fasts). And even worse, you body has difficulty getting rid of them too. So it just sticks somewhere in your body, making you fatter and more unhealthy. So, do your best to stay away from trans fats.

Remember the game Simon? I once remember watching my brother and some of my cousins in our basement, writing down the colors on a piece of paper. They must have gone for 75 hits or so. Here's online Simon. But it's harder than the one you're used to. If you think you're real good, try Nightmare Mode.

In response to the comment yesterday about the book, it's called How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Everyday. I brushed my teeth with my left hand today. I also used my left hand to soap up today in the shower (sorry for the mental image). I don't feel any smarter yet, but it's still only day one.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

1/23/05 Case of the Mondays

I know it's Sunday night, but nobody will read this until Monday. So in honor of "Looks like somebody has a case of the Mondays", a great Craigslist rant.

I suppose this book is a mathematician's wet dream, but I don't get it.

Does anybody live near Utica, NY? Is this guy really the Fox weatherman?

I've been reading this book on how to think like Da Vinci. I'm at a part that gives suggestions on how to wake up dormant parts of your brain. The author suggests using your non-dominant hand for activities like brushing your teeth and learning to juggle. So, I'm planning on trying the left hand thing for a week or so to see what happens. Feel like joining the ambidextrous movement?

Saturday, January 22, 2005

1/22/05 Worst. Day. Ever.

Thanks to Mike for sending in a warning for Monday. According to Cardiff University study, Monday, January 24th will be the worst day of they year. Hopefully this post will give you enough advance warning to prepare for the day.

This is a pretty unique clock for your computer.

Some new optical illusions. A few of them actually made me a little ill.

Hardest. IQ Test. Ever.

To make you feel a little better about the IQ tests, here are some tests you can pass. Like the Hippie Test, Bitch/Asshole Test, White Trash Test, and Metrosexual Test.

Friday, January 21, 2005

1/21/05 Ahhh, weather in North Carolina

I need someone from the Charlotte area to confirm that this guy is a real news weatherman in your area.

Darn, I forgot to put this on my Christmas list. Maybe next year.

Free Porn Magic!

I realize that my posts have been somewhat weak the last couple of days. I'm sure I'll be back with something more substantial very soon. But for today, this is all I've learned.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

1/20/05 Vegetable Cruelty

From the "Lettuce feels the most pain" files - Vegetable Cruelty.

Continuing with the pen theme from yesterday, some guy (girl, company, I don't know) wants your company pen.

Bored at Work?

I'm actually sick and pretty tired, so that's it for today. Buenas noches.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

1/19/05 Second Term

Jib Jab's back again with another animated dealie - Second Term.

Need a pen? Take note (no pun intended) of the company's name.

Define awkward. Ahh, you've almost have to feel bad for Bill Gates. Ok, just kidding. You don't.

Ok fellas - Is someone hounding you to make your bed? Your mom? Your woman? Voices in your head? Well, good news. Leaving your bed unmade is healthier for you.

Did anybody else watch the show "Distraction" on Comedy Central last night? It was like watching a train wreck. I wanted to look away, but I just couldn't. It is the most heinous, awful game show I have ever seen. People were clipping clothes pins to their own faces. They were getting bottles and chairs smashing over their heads every time they buzzed in. In the bonus round, one dude had already won a car, and then the other contestants came back out with paint and sledgehammers. For each question the winner got wrong, the other contestants would mess up a part of his new car - The headlights, paint on the roof, the doors and the windshield. Anyways, it airs on Tuesdays in case you're interested.

For anyone interested in my world of interviewing I have now had 3 final interviews since I moved to California. You know, where I dress up in a suit and talk to people for half a day. Anyways, I'm batting a Joe Borchard-esque 0 for 3. Now, I'd like to recap the feedback from each of the three companies.

Interview #1: Very professional. Definitely (insert company name here) material. Too technical.
Interview #2: Unprofessional. Flippant. Belligerent. Technical managers were impressed, but head interviewer was not.
Interview #3: Very professional. Good understanding of business processes. Not technical enough.

What I'm to take from this is that I'm both professional and unprofessional, and both too technical and technically lacking. Damn, I'm smooth. Wanna stroke my beard?

The question rolls over from yesterday since nobody answered (and since I don't have another one to post). What's the worst movie you've ever seen?

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

1/18/05 Weezer rules!

Ok, I'm back to posting time wasting games. Today's game is jamming out to Weezer. It's like those Dance Revolution games, but with your fingers. Which goes to prove my theory that despite my lack of dancing rhythm, I still can't play the game with my fingers. And speaking of fingers, I really mangled my middle finger playing basketball today. So if it appears that I'm flicking you off, well, I probably am.

From Cousin Jeff, Woman eats 6 pound burger (and 5 pound of fixins') in 3 hours.

A 100-mile long ice shelf is ready to make impact to Antarctica. The fresh water could (I'm looking for the liquid version of "feed" here) everyone on earth for several months.

From the "I'm a lover, not a fighter" files, here's

Again, thanks for the reponses yesterday. I've decided to add one of my own - Gheorghe "You Want to Smell Like Me?" Muresan in "My Giant". A special thanks to the creators of the IT Haikus. And thanks to the "anonymous", thought provoking mini-essay about the media. To whomever wrote it, it's real easy to start a blog here at in case you want to post the information in a more "front and center" fashion. If you start one up, let me know and I'll link to it.

Ok, Cousin Eric once again posts a difficult movie question - What's the worst movie ever? The only thing I can think of is "Independence Day". The only reason I mention that is because I was talking about it last night with a buddy of mine. How did they upload a virus into the mother ship? You think aliens have USB ports? I seriously doubt it. Anyways, I don't really have a good answer right now.

Monday, January 17, 2005

1/17/05 Fox Blocker

Are you tired of watching Fox News? Get Fox Blocker. According to the website, "FOXBlocker is an innovative new product that filters out the FOX News network. Simply screw the filter into the back of your TV and never be exposed to right wing propaganda again (at least through FOX News)."

My cousin (name will remain anonymous) was bitching about the weather in Chicago. Look on the bright side, at least you don't live in Minnesota.

Who knew that Norway was so big. Check out MSN Maps' 1685.9 mile journey between two towns.

Hey, I just wanna thank everyone for their posts the last few days. They've made this blog actually worth reading.

Cousin Eric submits the question for the day. Who is the best professional athlete to play a role in a movie? My answer is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Roger Murdock in "Airplane!".

Sunday, January 16, 2005

1/16/05 C-3PO Cereal

Everyone who ate C-3PO cereal as a kid, raise your hand. I don't recall this cereal existing, but there's even a commercial. How stupid did they think we were to eat C-3PO cereal? Each piece looks like a figure eight (or maybe the letter "B"). What in the hell does that have to do with C-3P0? My guess is that the Alpha-Bits machine got stuck on "B" overnight, and Kelloggs didn't want to throw them out. At the bottom of the page there are links for Rainbow Brite Cereal, Mr. T Cereal, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Cereal.

Need your TI Calculator to run a little faster? Wanna be the coolest kid in your high school? Here's how to overclock your TI.

And she would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for those meddling kids.

I played my first real organized game of Texas Hold 'Em poker tonight. After one outing, I'm already starting to get hooked. In its simplest form, it combines the skills of sitting on your ass for 4 hours, deceiving your friends and trying to take their money. It's pretty sad, now that I give it a little thought. On the bright side I made money for only the 3rd time in 6 months. The other 2 times were karaoke, and yes, gambling. What kind of lesson is this for me to be learning?

Saturday, January 15, 2005

1/15/05 2005 Retrospective

Yes, we're only half a month into the new year, but National Lampoons has written its 2005 Year in Review. On April 4th, 2005, "Kabbalah overshadows Scientology as best fake religion of all time".

In real news (believe it or not), the US Military considered making gay bombs. Yup, in 1994 they funded a 6-year, $7,500,000 project to drop an aphrodisiac chemical weapon that would make the enemy lust for men, hoping the enemy troops would start having sex with each other. You still trust our government?

Sometimes I forget how funny Conan O'Brien can be. Here's a great video clip of him playing baseball in 1864.

I've been asked a number of times how I come up with these links everyday. First and foremost, I spend far too much time online. Second, just about anything that I read all the way through to the end or that I bookmark to read again and again will eventually make it on this blog. One of the pages I've been reading at least a few times a week is Points in Case. I know I've posted it before, but I think it warrants re-posting. I even submitted a conversation that was accepted.

I also learned today while I was running spell check that Blogger doesn't accept "blog" as a valid word. Weak.

Friday, January 14, 2005

1/14/05 DEFCON

A couple of years ago over dinner, my cousins, brother and I developed our own personal "DEFCON system". At the time we felt pretty clever, and still do to this day. But we know that nobody else really thinks we're that funny. Years ago the government developed the DEFCON system - It stands for Defense Conditions. The only reason I know this is from watching War Games with Matthew Broderick. The official definitions are:

DEFCON 5 Normal peacetime readiness
DEFCON 4 Normal, increased intelligence and strengthened security measures
DEFCON 3 Increase in force readiness above normal readiness
DEFCON 2 Further Increase in force readiness, but less than maximum readiness
DEFCON 1 Maximum force readiness

Our definitions, however similar, had to do with our deuce dropping readiness. Or, more to the point, how long it was going to be before we had to shit. We've yet to come up with official definitions, but I think we agreed that DEFCON 1 meant that we soiled our britches. Honestly I have no idea why I'm posting this other than the fact that I had a really long, weird day and felt like sharing this bit of information for anyone kind enough to read this blog.

I have no idea where The Price is Right finds their contestants. But seriously, calling this guy a spaz wouldn't be completely accurate.

And finally, to accurately describe my day, I gave a good once over. I'm still way confused, so it's probably time to get some shut eye.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

1/13/05 The Best Original Nintendo Game Ever

The Nacho Expert and I have been playing a little game every morning over IM. We come up with a question for the day and then ask whoever we feel like. Today's question, as posed by the Nacho Expert, is "What is the best game for the original Nintendo?" Sample answers have been Zelda and Pro Wrestling (Bob), Super Mario Brothers (Chantal), Super Mario Brothers 3 (Gary), Track and Field (Me). I think this question has potential, so post yours below if you want. I also decided that the worst game I could think of was 10 Yard Fight, where you guy went in motion for 30 seconds and you could drop back 95 yards and throw a 105 yard touchdown pass.

Huh huh... Goofus is cool.

Tron. The remake?

IT Haikus. Funny for people like me who know nothing but corporate BS and managers who drone on about mission statements.

Oh, and wish me luck at my corporate interview tomorrow morning at the butt crack of dawn.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

1/12/05 Oedipus Complex

After spending time with college students last night, I have a fond appreciation for the creativity that is fostered at universities. In my opinion, it's a shame that this kind of creativity is frowned upon once people graduate. That being said, I found what I consider, by far, the best essay on Oedipus I've ever read.

I've always been squeamish when it comes to surgery and medical things. I sometimes can't even watch an entire episode of ER (and it's not due to the acting). But I found a pretty neat knee replacement game thingie. I had no idea how a knee replacement worked. Now I do.

Do you look like your dog? These people do.

I imagine that this page is what it's like to trip on acid. Except when you're tripping on acid, you can't just click on the "x" and shut it off.

And finally, a guide to being Jewish. Even Jewish people might learn something new from this little animation.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

1/11/05 Things I'm still learning

I spent the better part of today with people born in the mid-eighties. At first they didn't seem much different. I took them up on their offer to hang out on "Taco Tuesday". In fact, it was really cool of them to invite me out. But then I realized that they were all about 21 years old and I'm, well, a bit older. When "Thriller" came on the jukebox, I realized I was the only one alive when the song first came out. Even worse, I remember where I won the Thriller LP and how I won it. On the bright side, for the first time in my life I ate at Jack in the Box. Ok, it might not be a bright side some tomorrow morning, but it tasted good going down.

So, in addition to having no idea what college age dudes do nowadays, I also remembered how some guy on College Jeopardy wagered $1337 not too long ago. That's when I learned about Hacker Language. I really don't feel like writing much about this because A) if I claim to not understand the language, then I'm old and behind the times. Or B) I'm a complete nerd for explaining $1337 in great detail. So, without going into any real depth, 1337 translates to "LEET", which stands for "Elite", which is what the dude on Jeopardy was showing off with his bet. Read the link above for more info.

Other things I learned today were The History of TP, we lost 2.68 microseconds from the earthquakes a couple weeks ago (thanks Cousin Dave), and not only is 14 pounds equal to a stone, but 7 pounds is a clove, 28 pounds is a tod, 112 pounds is a hundredweight and 364 pounds is a sack. Oh, and did I mention that I have NO idea what's popular. Give the "School" song a good listen. It's kinda catchy.

Monday, January 10, 2005

1/10/05 The Worst Paid Athlete. Ever.

My question for the day is: Who is the worst paid athlete you've ever seen (live or on TV)?

Sample answers are:
"Granville Waiters" -My brother
"Al Levine" - Cousin Eric
"Malibu from American Gladiators" - Me

Feel free to post your answer below under "Comments".

Speaking of athletes... Old and busted, Curse of the Bambino. New hotness, The Chunky Soup Curse.

According to NASA, there's a major ice collision about to happen in Antarctica. It should happen by mid-month, according to the article. Maybe it'll make the earth stop ringing from the tsunamis two weeks ago.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

1/9/05 Rants and Raves

For some reason I found all sorts of rants and raves in the last 24 hours. They just seemed funny, so I bookmarked a few of them. The first rant is from - An Apology: To the girl in the parking garage.

Just in time for the new year, somebody decided to be overly pissed about the gym ettiquette of people who just joined this week as their resolution. Sheesh, calm down. It's only the gym.

Probably my favorite rant (also from is So you've decided to take a shit on the sidewalk. Ah, life in the big city...

And for my own rant of the day, I was informed that I was in a mini earthquake the other day. I guess we had a 4.4 at some ungodly hour in the morning. Ok, it was 6:30 am, but still, I was sleeping. Everyone else I talked to said that they felt it. I must've figured I just farted and turned over. I'm just a little disappointed that I missed my first California earthquake. Just promise me that if I die in "The Big One" that you won't refer to this post at my funeral. The last thing I want read at my funeral is "See, be careful what you ask for" or "Lucky bastard always got exactly what he wanted".

Saturday, January 08, 2005

1/8/05 The Best Shark Movie since Jaws

I was just about to write my little ditty for the day, and the commercial on TV said "The best shark movie since 'Jaws', now on DVD". I'm not so much disagreeing with the claims made by the makers of "Open Water". But rather, I'm challenging anyone to name another shark based movie since Jaws. (I won't accept a Jaws sequel or "Shark Tale" since it's a cartoon).

Here's a page with more facts than I've got. I probably shouldn't be promoting "the competition", but I'm a lover, not a fighter.

You Send It is a page that you can use instead of email if you need to send a huge attachment. I've never used it, but it appears to be legit.

For all of the "Nice Guys" out there that feel like the jackasses of the world have all of the fun. Here's a tribute to you.

Friday, January 07, 2005

1/7/05 Well "Technically" I'm a Virgin

What constitutes being a virgin? This tongue in cheek website has the answer - I recommend the commercials if you have a chance.

Today I also learned How Hangovers Work. After two bartenders tried getting my cousins and me hammered only a week ago, this information seems to be too little, too late.

While we were getting free drinks from dudes, some guy was solving the Rubik's Cube in 18.50 seconds. Blindfolded. It would be close, but I would have to say that we would still win in a "Biggest Loser" contest.

I found this page a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to post it. It's a library of those Bud Light - Real American Heroes mp3s.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

1/6/05 Don't Think

Has anyone else seen the new commercial??? Their slogan is "Don't Think", as in, "Don't Think about the money. Just pay us and take a trip." I couldn't make this up if I tried. In the commercial somebody says, "Who will fill in for me at work?". The response is, "Don't Think". And, I swear to you, one guy says, "My legs are broken", and you see him sitting on the floor in two casts that go up to his crotch. Again, they respond, "Don't Think". What the hell kind of message is that??? "It's ok, be an idiot. We know you don't have the money to get to Vegas and back. But it's ok. Just 'Don't Think'". This is why I try and not watch TV. TV seems to be the holy shrine of "Don't Think".

On a side note, the commercial came on while I was watching Scooby Doo and the Monster of Mexico. They were searching for the Chupacabra, which is an actual mythical creature said to suck the blood from goats. It was an impressive Scooby Doo movie.

Ok, here are 17 reasons the Yankees will still not win the World Series.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

1/5/05 Who loves toilets???

Something isn't right here. I talk about toilets all of the time and usually I end up losing friends over it. Some nine-year-old talks about toilets, and he gets an article on Yahoo.

Sometimes it isn't worth describing something. So just give this movie some time to load.

And while I'm on the subject of just random, weird, stuff, here's another one - The 4-year-old drummer. I can drum and talk about toilets at the same time, but nobody really seems to care. Lesson learned - It's cute when you're a kid. It's lame when you're old.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

1/4/05 Game Of The Week

For the game of the week that's going to drive you batty at work, I present DarkRoom. It's one of those click around and figure out what you're trying to accomplish games. But once you get started, it's hard to quit. Plus, I am stuck right toward what I think is the end. And I can't find help online anywhere. So, I'm also posting this link because I need some help finshing the game. (Update 11:15pm - I finished the game. It was fun, but wasn't exactly Excitebike).

Also sent from Mike "the reason this blog is still running because I'm kind enough to send links via email every so often" Nadel, Google's Zeitgeist. It gives you every indication of what people are really searching for.

On a more personal note, I have some job news. I had an interview about 2 weeks ago before I left on vacation. The interviewers were generally unprepared, and the lady in charge didn't even bothering clearing the three foot high stacks of paper off of her desk for our meeting. In addition to working long overtime hours, they insisted that I work the graveyard shift. I received an email saying that they wanted a phone interview with managers in India at 9pm one night this week. Despite the high crappy-factor of the job, I emailed them back and let them know that I'd be free any night they chose. I then received another email in response, letting me know that they changed their minds and no longer want to talk to me. They were also kind enough to send feedback. For the first time in my life I was accused of giving "flippant answers". This led to their concern of, "If he does that in an interview, will he be belligerent on the job?" And my favorite is the last line from the interviewer, "However, he impressed the Manager of Application Development although I felt he did not provided thorough technical answers. But, I am not technical." There's really not much more to say about my unemployment journey for today. Except in the immortal words of Odd Todd, "For now. For what it's worth. It beats friggin' working".

Monday, January 03, 2005

1/3/05 Happy New Year

Happy New Year - I hope everybody began the new year exactly how you wanted to. I am honored that my family rang in the year with a resounding "Thundcats.... HO!". We also did the Thriller dance at about 3:00 am in honor of the movie, "13 Going on 30".

To start the new year right, BBC is offering 100 things you didn't know at this time last year. For example, #94. A cruise ship can put more than 130,000 litres of sewage into the sea each day. I can personally account for at least 100,000 litres.

And thanks to Mike for sending links while I was gone. Remember the Christmas light dude from 2 weeks ago? It was a hoax.