Monthly Archives: November 2005

It’s a holiday miracle

Bill O’Reilly, the holy defender in the faux war against Christmas is featuring his own line of Christmas…whooops, HOLIDAY ornaments.

Update: 11:00 PM. Looks like the Fox Folks fixed their folly. The word ‘Christmas’ has now replaced the word ‘Holiday’. Fun while it lasted!

ht: Keith Olberman

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Ahhhhhhhhhh Choo, God bless Samurai Sushi

If you want to see an artisan at work, sit at the sushi bar at Samurai Sushi and watch Mr. Choo chop and roll. If you want the best sushi in Nashville, eat what you just watched Mr. Choo create. Don’t leave the joint until you’ve tried the Choo Choo roll, one of the house specialites. Who the hell puts a strawberry on a sushi roll? I’m here to tell you, it works.

If you don’t know already, Samurai Sushi is on Elliston Place across from Sherlock Holmes Pub. Don’t tell too many people because the place is a small treasure.

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From Wodehouse to just House, from twit to wit – Hugh Laurie mashup

Netflix delivered to me a wonderfully juicy opportunity for juxtaposition tonight…Volume 2 of Season 1 of the Adventures of Bertie and Jeeves based on the writings of the great comic master P.G. Wodehouse. What’s the juxta-twist? Hugh Laurie, star of ‘House‘ also stars as Bertie of whom it could be easily said:

He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more

Bertie is the cheerful witless uber-twit who, when paired with the classically trained valet Jeeves serves up some of the funniest plots since that vixen Eve derailed Adam via his apple.

Contrast Bertie with Dr. House and what you get is total admiration for Hugh Laurie who handles both roles with complete aplomb and somehow makes each character fit like skin on a snake.

I watched Bertie and House back-to-back and nearly got whiplash – twit to wit in 60 seconds. Kudos to Mr. Laurie and continued thanksgiving for the master – P.G. Wodehouse.

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.

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Is that little 50 Cent in your pocket or do you love me?

According to the Starpulse website:

50 Cent is planning to create a vibrator of his manhood – so his female fans can pretend to have sex with him. The sexy rapper is desperate to release a line of condoms and waterproof sex toys designed to excite his female fans and make them feel closer to his idols.

So, Fiddy..CD sales been a little flaccid lately? How many idols DO you have there 50? Isn’t there some commandment about graven images??

HT: Sports Guys links

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He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows everything on your hard drive, and all the moves you make…

More evidence of the world-domination plan from our big brothers at Google..

Anytime you land on a Google page, you get a Google cookie if you don’t already have one. If you have one, they read and record your unique ID number. So far..nothing unique about that.

Google records everything they can:
For all searches they record the cookie ID, your Internet IP address, the time and date, your search terms, and your browser configuration. Increasingly, Google is customizing results based on your IP number. This is referred to in the industry as “IP delivery based on geolocation.”

Google retains all data indefinitely:
Google has no data retention policies. There is evidence that they are able to easily access all the user information they collect and save.

Google won’t say why they need this data:
Inquiries to Google about their privacy policies are ignored. When the New York Times (2002-11-28) asked Sergey Brin about whether Google ever gets subpoenaed for this information, he had no comment.

Google hires spooks:
Matt Cutts, a key Google engineer, used to work for the National Security Agency. Google wants to hire more people with security clearances, so that they can peddle their corporate assets to the spooks in Washington.

Google’s toolbar updates to new versions quietly, and without asking. This means that if you have the toolbar installed, Google essentially has complete access to your hard disk every time you connect to Google (which is many times a day). Most software vendors, and even Microsoft, ask if you’d like an updated version. But not Google.

Stay away from that Google toolbar!

HT: Clicked

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Some great visual puns




ht: Phil Arnold

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Democrats could learn from THIS Republican

While local Demos are grubbing for a mere $500 bucks for gambling expenses and playing footsie with out-of-state collection agencies, Republican congressman (now ex-congressman), Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham went way beyond footsie in his quest for the gold from defense contractors who he managed to ‘help’ along the way.

In court documents, prosecutors said Cunningham admitted receiving at least $2.4 million in bribes paid in a variety of forms, including checks totaling over $1 million, cash, antiques, rugs, furniture, yacht club fees and vacations.

Among other things, prosecutors said, Cunningham was given $1.025 million to pay down the mortgage on his Rancho Santa Fe mansion, $13,500 to buy a Rolls-Royce and $2,081 for his daughter’s graduation party at a Washington hotel.

Seems the local Dems have a lot to learn in the ‘sin boldly’ category.

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