Friday, November 17, 2006

Too Much!

Bear with me. (Or else.)

Transmetropolitan #1 as a Free Download: Transmetropolitan is an excellent comic book/graphic novel series. I highly recommend you check out no. 1. Yay Warren Ellis!

Second Life Struggles With Copying: I played SL for a bit a while back. Interesting problem though not wholly surprising.

Bank of America loses $50 million from customers upset by false arrest: Wow. BoA screwed up and is going to pay for it, big time.

Best Buy claiming prices copyrighted: So wrong. Bad use of copyright law and/or the DMCA really pisses me off.

Dolphins taught to sing Batman theme: Sweet!

Tycho of PennyArcade relates his PS3 woes. I did the whole waiting-in-line bit for the PS2. Eventually got mine when a friend didn't want his preorder and I did. I'll probably end up getting both a PS3 and a Wii, just down the road when it's not nearly so insane. (Did I really just say "a Wii"? Yeesh!)

Ctrl+Alt+Del has its own dig at the PS3 line-waiting hoards. Hoards. What an excellent word.

Brad Guigar of Evil Inc. had some comments about one entrepreneur's thief's attempt to sell book-publishing for $469.00!!! Years ago, maybe. But now? Overpriced by some factor like 30 or so. Hence, a thief.

Drunk Australian Threatens Police With Snake: "I'm not afraid to use it!"

Judge Rules Burrito Is Not Sandwich: Well, I was confused...

Scott Adams contemplates memory and aging:
To compensate for my inevitable mental decline I am already doing triage on entire categories of my memory. Anything I don't need will be purged to make room for new stuff. I already got rid of the category I call "who wore what." If I see you in the gym wearing a full chicken outfit I will remember that as "saw you working out." Luckily I'm male, so it didn't take much work to purge that category.

Eventually I plan to release all knowledge of complicated explanations for the world whenever simpler ones will do the trick. Evolution has to go. That's way too complicated. I plan to remember only a few dozen species anyway, mostly the cute ones. I think we can all agree that there are too many unnecessary animals. I can't be expected to remember them all. My long term objective is to remember nothing about animals except that the political party with the donkey symbol exists only to raise my taxes.

I'm also going to start lumping things together in my mind based on their similarities just to save space. From now on, stem cells are babies, and Iranians are Arabs. And they all live in North Korea with Osama.
Truer words were probably spoken somewhen and somewhere by someone but I forget...

Ever wonder why "somewhen" isn't used more often? It's apparently a real word (thank you Google search), even though MSWord fails to recognize it as one. Hmmm. I think I shall henceforth adopt its usage (and/or make up such usage as I see fit). VICTORY IS MINE!

And various quotes to be added at the appropriate place somewhen:

"Victory is mine!" -- Family Guy

Kiss my awesome! -- diesel sweeties (11/17/06)

"One-handed naked Tetris it is, then!" -- diesel sweeties (11/17/06)

"Why can’t I control the weather?" -- Ryan Sohmer, LICD (11/17/06)

"Society would show wisdom if it let me run things." -- Ryan Sohmer, LICD (11/17/06)

"My mind is a dark and scary place." -- Ryan Sohmer, LICD (11/17/06)

"Never bring a snake to a gunfight, I think the saying goes." -- Lowering The Bar (11/16/06)

I'm somewhen or somewhere or something or some combination thereof. Cheers!