Friday, July 21, 2006




Stress Relief? 

Do you like cats?

I do. And this made me laugh through my stress. Hope it helps.


P.S. I especially like the bit with the dog at 1:29-1:31. That shit is great.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

My Brain Hurts 

Blogazon sums it up nicely.

Are we there yet?

Lunatic or Douchebag? 

I'm sure everyone has noticed how small some of the bluetooth ear pieces for cell phones are getting. Well, when you spend a good deal of time downtown in a large city like Los Angeles, it's created a fun new game you can play with your friends.

I used to assume that anyone I saw walking down the street talking loudly to either themselves or nobody in particular had some serious mental problem. Now, with tiny ear pieces with no visible wires, lots of people walk down the street apparently talking loudly to themselves or to nobody in particular.

So now you, too, can play LUNATIC OR DOUCHEBAG!

It goes like this. When you see someone down the block talking to open space, place your bets. A dollar is a good round betting number, or if you're still on a student budget, try a quarter. You are betting on whether the person is a lunatic or a douchebag. The distinction is premised on the fact that almost everyone who talks loudly to themselves or to nobody in particular in public is probably more than a little nuts - a lunatic. Or if they happen to have an otherwise difficult-to-see bluetooth device crammed in their ear (and they are not driving a car or doing some other activity that absolutely, positively requires the use of both of their hands) they are clearly a ginormous douchebag.

If everyone bets the same, the game is off and you should proceed to merely a) have pity on the crazy person or b) mercilessly mock the douchebag audibly as you pass by.

If you win by betting that someone is a lunatic, it is good karma to donate your winnnings to said individual.

If you win by betting that someone is a douchebag, keep the money - you earned it!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Dog + Baby = Cute 

Divi has unearthed a little known mathematical fact.

Dog + Baby = Cute

Seriously, check this out.

Monday, July 17, 2006


The more I study, the more I forget. I'm serious. My brain feels like a seive right now.

I haven't started to panic just yet, but I can see it happening very soon.

Someone just tell me it's all going to be okay...

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Completely losing it here.

Must stave off burn-out. Must persevere!

Wal-Mart Does Organic 


I've used this space to trash Wal-Mart plenty in the past, and will no doubt do so in the future, so here's a little pat on the back to the world's largest retailer.

Wal-Mart is starting to offer organic food at their stores. This is good.

Of course I remain at heart a jaded pessimist, so I'm guarded about cheering too loudly. As others have noted - click the link above to see what I'm talking about - Wal-Mart is in a unique position to change the way people shop and eat, and therefore how the market produces what people buy and eat. This means more muscle behind organic farming. The problem is I don't trust the fuckers. I'm afraid that this might increase the amount of "organic farming" based less on an actual increase in real organic farming and more on Wal-Mart lobbying to change the meaning of "organic." I'll be pleased if my fears prove unfounded, but their activities in the labor end of things predispose me to deeply distrust anything that spews forth from their PR machinery.

But this does play into my market judo meta-story (i.e., harnessing market forces for positive social change), so I'm enjoying it. They wouldn't be doing this if they didn't have reams of market research suggesting a growing market for organic food. And that research means that people have been voting with their dollars - buying enough organic at inflated prices (due to smaller production and distribution systems) that the big boys are buying in to a positive movement.

Just thought I'd pass this along.

Studying for the Bar? 

If so, I'm sorry. This blows.

I'm so tired of looking at this shit. Burn out is seriously setting in here, and there's more than a week to go yet (but not much more - SHIT!). I'm not sure if I'll have anything left in the tank by go time.

Need to relax with a good movie? My better half rented Bad Education, an Almodovar film, yesterday and we watched it last night. Great film.

Need a little smile in your life? Go check out the new baby pics over at Divi's place.

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