Fun With International Politics 3

However silly Congress gets, I don’t think it can beat this Czech Health Minister Sissy-boy Slap Party. Although it’d certainly be amusing to see them try.

24 Finale Thoughts

I think just two hours of the clip played here on a loop would have been a lot more satisfying and entertaining than that crap-ass finale. I mean granted, given the corner they wrote themselves into, there wasn’t a ton they could do with it. But wow, they really didn’t even try. I think this ...

Marketing Question 1

How did a casino get named the Morongo Casino Resort? I mean, I realize it is operated by the Morongo Indians, and they’re happy to have a symbol of tribal pride… But I can’t be the only person who parses the casino name as the “Moron, Go” Casino Resort. Didn’t anyone notice that in the ...

Nerd Alert!

I think I just figured out what I’m doing Saturday. Someone cue up “She Blinded Me With Science”.

Go, Hippies

This is a bit weird. My boss’s assistant’s boyfriend’s roommate is one of the winners of this edition of The Amazing Race. He’s the wee dark-haired hippie, not the gangly red-haired hippie. I haven’t met the hippies, but I do find the connection quite strange, given how huge a fan of the Race I’ve been ...

A Modest Proposal

A lunch run to Beverly Hills that had me pulling my hair out at the incompetence of people who drive astoundingly expensive cars gave me a thought: I think if you’re going to purchase a car that costs more than $100,000, you should have to take a driving test before they let you take it ...

Dispatch From The Japanese Bureau

My friend Miyuki on her most recent trip to visit her parents in Japan: click to enlarge Here’s her description of the building: Me: the picture of you in front of that store is great Miyuki: btw, the White Trash Charms is in the most expensive building in Tokyo Miyuki: that’s where friggin’ billionaires live ...

Attack Of The ’80s 1

In honor of Mother’s Day, I present the following, which was dug up by the folks at Vidiotbox: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_rBidCkJxo] Click here to watch this on YouTube I don’t think I’ve ever been as glad, for the sake of humanity’s collective vision, that the 80s are over. My retinas…they burn.

I Am A Goddess Of Car Stereo Installation 1

It only took two bike rides (to a hardware store for a wee tiny screwdriver and to a music shop for a mini to RCA patch cord) and two calls to Crutchfield (one to figure out how to get my car into low gear when it’s not running so I could get the stereo out ...

Ego Stultus Sum*

I’ve wanted to replace the head unit in my car for a while, but I recently actually went into the process of pricing things out. While doing so, I got convinced by Crutchfield that, with their spiffy instructions, I could do it myself. Seemed like a good idea, since nobody in my area sold the ...