Saturday, January 31, 2004

2 year old comedian
So when my two and a half year old son speaks, we understand perhaps one in every five or ten words. Some hilarious, crack me up like an egg moments are when he just goes off talking for a while, Laura and I just staring at him trying our best to get one or two of his words, and he just babbles and babbles, then stops and laughs his butt off - slapping his knees and everything like he had just made the funniest joke in the world. Laura and I will look at each other, the laugh. And Sebastian thinks his joke was a *big hit*, so it's good all around.

Visited States map


create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

And thanks to Sarah B, who had the link to this from her blog. Niel Gaiman had a link to countries he'd done signings in in 2003. It was 17 countries. Lucky, talented bastard.

Friday, January 30, 2004

For all the sheep
Slashdot | Microsoft Advises to Type in URLs Rather than Click
Okay if you're still using Internet Explorer rather than the (not even close) far superior Mozilla Firebird, then give this a gander - MS now recommends for security purposes that you no longer click on links while using IE - rather, you should manually type in the URL's. If it weren't serious, it wouldn't be as funny!

Whacky Monotheists of the Day!
CNN.com - Georgia considers banning 'evolution' - Jan. 30, 2004
"It's stupid. It's like teaching gravity without using the word gravity." Be very afraid. The Inquisition (v 2.0) starts 2005.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

So... what's the problem?
SI.com - MLB - Indians prospect�regrets doing gay porn - Wednesday January 28, 2004 10:55AM
Is everyone attacking this guy because he did porn, or because the porn was gay porn? Another striking example of the liberal media, huh?

Lieberman
From Salon.com: Lieberman, who also made New Hampshire his first test, vowed to carry on despite the advice of some advisers to quit. "I am the one mainstream candidate in this race," he said.

I just love the way conservatives paint their out-of-touch right wing idealogy as "mainstream" while anybody center or left gets portrayed as some type of whack job. Good to know what Senator Lieberman thinks of the people in his party.

Also from this article: The hidden key to beating W. that hardly anyone is talking about: a record turnout for the NH primary (by a huge %). Two states, two record turnouts. D's are motivated and will vote in droves - Bush is going down by voter turnout alone, assuming this keeps up.

Edwards on VP and other thoughts
Salon.com News | Edwards rejects a Kerry-Edwards ticket
So Senator Edwards says he has no interest in being on someone else's ticket. Hmm - My take on that is that he's portraying himself as a potential winner, and any "yeah, I'd take the VP slot" would present an image as him not being able to win this thing. Ironically, the image of winnability means quite a bit to D's voting in primaries. That's why people don't vote for Dennis the Menace. They like him, and he gets low single digits. But coming out of Iowa, Kerry looked like he could win, and people felt comfortable voting for him, especially as for the anybody-but-Dean crowd.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

As of 9:19 Tuesday, this is up to $61
eBay item 2221020040 (Ends Jan-29-04 11:04:10 PST) - Personally Signed RARE Wil Wheaton Poster
You know you want it. Or at least you want to go visit it and behold its glory.

Chill Blog
So with some slight encouragement from me, chill blog has launched. Chill Rules. I'm really looking forward to reading his stuff. I also put a perma-link on the right over there ------>

Monday, January 26, 2004

Interesting article from Sundance (and the power of the blog)
Entertainment News - Film records effects of eating only McDonald's for a month
This is an account of the hopefully soon to be released film made by a guy who sacrificed himself by eating nothing but McDonald's for a month and documented the effects on his body.

Also notable because a loyal reader pointed it out, and thereby demonstrated the interactivity of this column!