no future.

I'm disappointed, it looks like the SIGGRAPH fashion show wasn't nearly as dorkular this year as last.

Seen it.

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I would like a Teslatron, please.

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Senators practice their variety act

"Thank you, we're here all week. Try the veal." (also video):

Mr. Durbin: Will the Senator yield for a question?

Mr. Reid: I will be happy to yield for a question.

Mr. Durbin: Can the Senator refresh my memory? Was Mr. Bremmer the recipient of a gold medal or something from the President? Didn't he receive some high decoration or medal for his performance in Iraq?

Mr. Reid: The answer is, yes, he received that. I assume one would expect that from somebody who had a throne while he was over there.

Mr. Durbin: Isn't it also true that George Tenet, who was responsible for the intelligence that was so bad that led us into the war in Iraq, got a medal from the President the same day?

Mr. Reid: That is true.

Mr. Durbin: Did Michael Brown with FEMA receive a gold medal from the White House before he was dismissed?

Mr. Reid: I don't think he did. Even though he was doing a heck of a job, I don't think he obtained a medal from the White House.

Mr. Durbin: Apparently, these gold medals were being awarded for incompetence. They missed Mr. Brown, but they did give one to Mr. Bremmer. Will the Senator yield for another question?

Mr. Reid: I will be happy to.

Mr. Durbin: I am trying to recall the exact number -- it was in the billions of dollars -- that we gave to the President for the reconstruction of Iraq; is that not true?

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Current Music: muppets

Statler & Waldorf

Statler & Waldorf have a movie review podcast: bizarrely, it seems to be audio-only. That's right: listening to puppets. I think maybe this is the direct podcast link.

Treo headphones

Dear Lazyweb,

What's a good-sounding set of earbud-style stereo headphones that works with the Treo 700? Bonus points if the headphones also include a microphone. Triple word score if they're Bluetooth.

The phone came with a set, but they sound moderately crappy, and they fall out of my ears.

(Other than that, the 700 makes a pretty decent MP3 player. I set up Missing Sync to keep my card filled with an iTunes playlist of "3+ stars, by recently added". Battery usage seems reasonable, too.)

Update: Most people recommended the Etymotic ER-6 headphones, but I am sad to report that they have no bass whatsoever. They sound cleaner than the crappy headphones that came with the phone, and they don't fall out of my ears, but if I have to trade "stay in my ears" for "have any bass at all", I'll stick with the falling-out kind. Dammit. I guess I'll try the Shure i2c next.

Update 2: I got Shure i2c, and they're awesome! They block outside noise much better than the ER-6, and most importantly, actually have a low end. They also come with 3 sizes of tips in 3 styles, so they fit really well. (And they have a mic, and the right 2.5mm plug.)

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When a gorilla goes through the Stargate, does it automatically know how to speak English?

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo looks for new home for baby gorilla

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for a new home and surrogate mother for a gorilla whose own mother rejected him. Zoo employees and volunteers have been caring for seven-month-old Umande, but he will need a parent until he's about three or four years old.


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DNA Lounge: Wherein photos are presented.

Some new galleries are up: Snog + Annodalleb + Monstrum Sepsis, CSI: DNA, and Hubba Hubba Revue.

Big Lurch

Big Lurch:

In April 2002, Big Lurch murdered Tynisha Ysais in her apartment while under the influence of PCP. The victim was found in her apartment. Her chest had been torn open and a three-inch blade was found broken off in her shoulder blade. Teeth marks were found on her face and lungs, which had been torn from her chest. Eyewitnesses reported that when Big Lurch was picked up by police, he was naked in the middle of the street, covered in blood and staring at the sky. A medical examination performed shortly after his capture found human flesh in his stomach which was not his own.


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Blackbeard Rugged Brand


xscreensaver 5.01 out now

XScreensaver 5.01. Mostly minor bug fixes this time.
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