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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 :::

Getting canned, part II.
Everyone knows I got canned from the Quikpages (worst... job... ever...) for making this website, but some of my coworkers got canned the same day, for making another site that was deemed too "subversive" by the upper management. Well, my good ol' QP (and techies) bud Paul Stroot (who was one of the lucky few to get fired the same day as me) sent me the link to the other site, which we all thought had been buried in the depths of the ancient internet. This was like four years ago, back in the stone age.

Anyway, here it is, for those interested. It's tame by today's standards, but apparently four years ago it was worse than a Tourettes-addled Lenny Bruce pushing kiddie porn. How offensive!

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Monday, August 25, 2003 :::

Bands, both old and new.
The website I designed for my friend's band went live. I think it looks cool if I do say so myself. Plus, as a gift for designing it, they all bought me radiohead concert tickets, which was one of the most amazing experiences of my whole life.

Freelance rules.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 :::

Bush fall down go boom.
I was in Europe back when this happened, and surprisingly it didn't ever make the news while I was there – despite their anti-american sentiment – so I never got to see the pictures, which are worth another look even if you've already seen them a thousand times.

See Bush falling of his Segway here.

Ahhh. Good times.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 :::

Dan's new patio.
After months and months of hard work (by my dad), I now have a brand new brick patio and some accompanying patio furniture to better enjoy the out of doors.

See some pictures of my dad's hard work.

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 :::

Apparently everyone on American Idol has lost the ability to second guess themselves, or to recognize how lame they are, if they ever even had that ability in the first place. From MSNBC:

Randy Jackson, a judge on the popular American Idol show, is talking to publishers about writing a book, tentatively called “What’s Up Dawg?” says a source.

Ugh. To make things worse, Simon has a book coming out, too, not-so-cleverly titled "I don't mean to be rude, but...".

I don't mean to be rude, but you guys are lame, dawg.

Holey Moley, my Coworker's Uncle is Famous
My coworker Kris's uncle recently passed away, but he was famous as a comic book writer, and even more so for adding a particularly popular phrase into the American lexicon. From New York Times:

Mr. Woolfolk did not create new characters, but said he coined one of the most famous lines in comics: Captain Marvel's exclamation "Holy Moley!" "He created that so Captain Marvel would have something to say when Captain Marvel was particularly astonished," said Joanna Martine Woolfolk, his third wife. They were divorced in 1999. Mr. Woolfolk and his second wife, Dorothy, who is deceased, had a daughter, the author Donna Woolfolk Cross, best known for her novel "Pope Joan." Ms. Cross, of Syracuse, survives him, along with a stepson, Dr. Donald Woolfolk, of Williamsburg, Va., and four granddaughters.

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Tuvok Says Hello.
For only $20 you can get a 15-second phone call from a variety of has-been celebrities, including Tuvok from Star Trek, Rerun from What's Happening, that Survivor guy, and Christopher Atkins. I hope someone gets Lorenzo Lamas to call me for my birfday *hint hint, wink wink*:

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 :::

If this is true, I'm terrified.
Jack Van Impe is a crazy freak of a scaremongering zealot. His smarmy TV show makes my skin crawl. I often watched it in fascination, never quite believing that other people were actually falling for his inane bunkum, let alone the president. From MSNBC:

Is Bush getting apocalyptic advice?

Is the Bush administration turning to a televangelist doomsayer for political predictions? Apocalyptic preacher Jack Van Impe is claiming that he was contacted by Condoleezza Rice’s office and the White House Office of Public Liaison for an “outline” of his take on world events.

VAN IMPE is the author of such books as “Israel’s Final Holocaust” and “The Great Escape: Preparing for the Rapture, the Next Event on God’s Prophetic Clock.” He has predicted that the end of the world will strike somewhere between 2003 and 2012 and one reviewer has called his TV preaching show with wife Rexella “a fantastically loopy apocalyptic take on the week’s news.” The issue of the alleged involvement with the Bush administration came up on his Web site when someone asked Van Impe, “Do you think that President Bush, apparently a Christian man, believes and knows he is involved in prophetic events concerning the Middle East and final battle between good and evil?”

“I believe he is a wonderful man,” Van Impe responded, and goes on to say, “I was contacted a few weeks ago by the Office of Public Liaison for the White House and by the National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to make an outline. And I’ve spent hours preparing it. I will release this information to the public in September, but it’s in his hands. He will know exactly what is going to happen in the Middle East and what part he will have under the leading of the Holy Spirit of God. So, it’s a tremendous time to be alive.”

Ummm... yikes.

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Saturday, August 09, 2003 :::

Linzee Got Hitched.
My cousin Linzee tied her knot. Take a look see if you are so inclined.

A Day at the Races
Also new in the pics section are some extra shots of my trip to California. When my parents and I weren't at the wedding, we were gambling and drinking.

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Monday, August 04, 2003 :::

All hail Aquafina.
I didn't even know this type of mistake was possible. This is why I live by my Britta. From Wired magazine:

Does the tap water in your town tickle the tongue? Some residents in Cape Coral, Florida, got a sickening surprise after officials admitted an awful mistake had been made: Treated waste water -- instead of purified drinking water -- had been piped into four homes in the city. The waste water, which is used for irrigation, is filtered and chlorinated. But a county health official said the treatment would not kill parasites that can cause gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. "Mistakes were
made," said City Manager Terry Stewart. "The best we can do is make it right." Pass the Evian.

Another story from Wired I found interesting. Apparently Muslims abide by the 'saying-something-three-times-makes-it-true" law:

Muslim men can divorce their wives using text messaging, a religious adviser to the Malaysian government has ruled. The New Straits Times said that Hamid Othman, who advises the prime minister on religious matters, said divorce by short messaging service is consistent with sharia law if it is clear and unambiguous. Islamic law permits a man to divorce his wife by declaring "I divorce you" three times. Nothing unclear about that.

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Dan is easily pleased.
Ok, so maybe I'm really stupid for not seeing this comment coming, but I thought this was funny, in regards to how bad the movie Gigli is supposed to be:

"A rigli, rigli bad movie."

I normally hate movie reviews with bad puns and such, but it still made me chuckle.

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