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Monday, March 31, 2003 :::

Industrial Accessorizing
My friends Laura and Robbin got me a duct tape wallet for my birfday last week. It's made by a company that offers other duct tape accessories, as you can see on their web site. If you want to be as cool as Dan, you might do well to head on over to and buy yourself a purse or satchel.

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First we had Hypercolor, and now this.
I'm just a technerd at heart, so I think this is awesome:
NASA excited about invisible coat

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 :::

The Iraq Love Shack
MTV (Europe) sent out a memo to program directors to put a moratorium on playing certain videos and songs that may offend the public in times of war. Now, some songs I am all for banning, like that Aerosmith song from Armageddon. That should never be heard again. But are there actually people who are so oversensative to any mention of things even remotely war-related that they would be offended by the airing of a B-52s video? Is it even possible to watch the video for Love Shack and be politically conscious at the same time? Poor B-52s, they get so little airplay as it is. Here is part of the memo:

Obviously, there will be heightened public sensitivity to representations of war, soldiers, bombing, destruction of buildings and public unrest at home. The ITC Programme Code requires us not to broadcast material which offends against good taste or is offensive to public feeling. We therefore recommend that videos featuring the following are not shown at the moment: war, soldiers, war planes, bombs, missiles, riots and social unrest, executions, other obviously sensitive material.

Examples include:
System of a Down "Boom!" - anti-war video containing facts and figures about, amongst other things, the projected casualties in the war in Iraq.
Aerosmith "Don't want to miss a thing" - contains footage from the film "Armageddon".
Manic Street Preachers "So Why So Sad" - contains footage of soldiers being killed and man throwing a hand grenade.
Passengers/U2 "Miss Sarajevo" - contains missiles, guns and buildings being blown up.
Bon Jovi "This ain't a love song" - contains war scenes and victims in distress.
Iggy Pop "Corruption" - contains wars, riots, guns and captions "we love guns" and "we love rifles".
Paul Hardcastle "19" - contains war footage.
Radiohead "Lucky" - contains war footage including injured children.
Billy Idol "Hot in the City" - contains an atomic explosion.
Armand van Helden "Koochy" - contains an atomic explosion and ships being blown up.
Trick Daddy "Thug Holiday" - contains soldiers being killed at war.

Furthermore, videos with words such as "bomb", "missile", "war" or other sensitive words in the artist or song title should not be shown at the moment.

Examples include:
Outkast "B.O.B (Bombs over Baghdad)" - song title may offend.
Radiohead "Invasion" - song title may offend.
Megadeth "Holy Wars" - song title may offend.
Gavin Friday "You, Me and World War Three" - song title may offend.
B-52s videos.

You can read the whole memo if you want, but those were the most interesting parts.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 :::

Disasters in Target Marketing
My friend B-dub sent me this link to a hip new site only for girls who like to keep it real, covertly built by our Beef Lobbyist friends at the Cattlemen's Beef Board. It's a not-so-subtle attempt at making young girls think twice about the dangers of vegetarianism. My favorite part is the online poll that asks trendy questions like: What type of beef do you most like to eat with your friends? (40% of fun-loving pre-teen girls choose to eat steak with their friends. There's nothing like a fine cut of meat to sate a teenaged girl's carnivorous appetite). B-dub's favorite part is the stock-art image of the girl hangin' with the taco. Beef totally rules, ladies. You can't resist it. If you wanna hang with the in-crowd - or a taco for that matter - ya just gotta eat beef.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 :::

There's new MP3s to share in my Junk section and I re-posted the long-lost Vegas pictures in the Pics section for anyone who cares.

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Humorless Bitches.
Okay, so maybe it was a wee bit inappropriate, but did I really need to get fired for creating this website back in 1998? It's rudimentary in design and not even all that clever or funny. In hindsight, getting fired from the Quikpages was by far the most advantageous move of my career, but that doesn't make me hate them any less. Check it out.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2003 :::

And kinda grody. What's with the sailors?

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My apologies to the fans of O-Town
I put up my brand new portfolio site at I just figured a designer should have a portfolio available at all times, just in case. Sadly, all the German pre-teens who keep emailing me thinking that I am the Daniel Mark Miller from the boy band O-town will be disappointed when they see that is not about their favorite singer, rather it's about a 27 year-old website designer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. What can I say, I registered the domain first. Booyah! In your face, O-town!

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