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Blah for 2004.05


Before this weekend: My old office desk.

After this weekend: My new office desk.


I think I’m going to put a bullseye target on the roof of my car. I mean, birds are going to crap on my car no matter what I do anyways, so why not give them some challenge and enjoyment while they do it?


#4 from “Pros and Cons of John Kerry’s Top Twenty Vice-Presidential Candidates” is the best:

4. Bill Clinton, former President

Pro: Oh man, that would be awesome—could you imagine? He’d be all like Yeah, I’m back, so suck on this, y’all and everyone would be all No way and he’d be all Way
Con: None


Like the song says: “I said it once before, but it bears repeating”. From Blah: 2003.01.14:

24 has more twists than a chromosome.


The WB's Superstar USA is such a great show because the whole show is made up of the best of American Idol: the worst singers.


What was something funny I was saying the other day?
I don’t know.
Damn. I really gotta start writing those down.


Don’t you hate it when you think of the right thing to say, but way after the right time to say it? What I should have said in class last night was something along the lines of: “I’m playing devil’s advocate. I don’t completely agree with what the author says, but I’m trying to find a reason—a rationale—that could explain why the author said it.”

But of course, I didn’t think of that until after class.


Yes, you have to sit through a stupid ad to get to the article, but the article, “The gas guzzlers who just can’t quit”, is worth it.

American consumers won’t change their SUV-driving ways until there’s a major fuel shortage or a global warming catastrophe, according to the new book “The End of Oil.” And by then it may be too late.


Does a CD made mostly of paper give new meaning to the term “floppy disk”?


Next year, we’re not pet-sitting.
You said that last year.
Well this time I mean it.


Jason Fried has some good words over at Signal vs. Noise. A sample:

The world is rightfully disgusted by the treatment of some Iraqi prisoners, but the fact that the world is outraged is a good sign that America is still held to a higher standard. ... We’re in trouble when people stop caring about how we act as a nation.


On our first day (of ten days) of pet-sitting for my parents, what do we receive as a first gift? Two pieces of shit and a puddle of piss. Let the good times begin!


WTF!? United States Patent #5,443,036:

A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus onto the floor or wall or other opaque surface in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser so as to cause the bright pattern of light to move in an irregular way fascinating to cats, and to any other animal with a chase instinct.


Wow. Rockfish is an amazing and entertaining short movie from Blur Studio. (Link found at


Yesterday I got a letter from SallieMae which read in part:

Congratulations! This is your official notification that you have completely paid off the student loans starred(*) below.

Yes! Finally, freedom, blessed freedom.


From Name Statistics:

Joseph is the #9 most common male name. 1.404% of men in the US are named Joseph. Around 1719900 US men are named Joseph!

Kaczmarek is the #9953 most common last name. 0.001% of last names in the US are Kaczmarek. Around 2500 US last names are Kaczmarek!

Judy is the #69 most common female name. 0.276% of females in the US are named Judy. Around 351900 US females are named Judy!

Siu Manchoy is a very rare last name. Very few last names in the US are Siu Manchoy. Be proud of your unique last name!


Have you heard that they’re looking into making computers that guess.
I thought computers already did that. Like when they say “less than a minute” to copy a gig of data.
My brothers and I have started calling those “Microsoft Minutes”:

“When will that project be done?”

“Five Microsoft Minutes.”

“OK, tomorrow is fine with me.”


PacManhattan! I wanna play! I wanna play!


It’s alive! Alive!

I’ve finally made live the major updates and redesigns to this site. I hope you enjoy.