Archive for November, 2005

Drugs… A Thing of the Past?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I came away from reading Chicago economist Steven D. Levitt's recent book, Freakonomics, with a Republican-esque disdain for the (illegal) drug industry. The crack boom helped knock blacks a few decades backward in catching up to white America's socioeconomic status, fuel a crime wave that lasted until the early 1990s, and basically fuck us up humanity in ways we'll probably never fully understand. But, now I'm starting to think that just as the "crime wave" peak of the 80s was followed by a just-as-large trough, we could be seeing the waning popularity of drugs in the coming years. (more…)

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Introverts Do It Better

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I've always been introverted, and above average in the smarts department, but until now I only had years of As and high standardized test scores to back me up in my claim of intellectual superiority. I knew someday, some scientists would cook up something else for me to fuel my claims, and that day has come. (more…)

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Holiday Shopping

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Don't you love the holidays? All the festivities, the quality time spent with the fam, the food, the decorations, the crazed shoppers stepping over each other to get the best deals on Black Friday…. Well, I was asleep at 5 AM when most of the Black Friday sales started, and I'm not so sure I missed out — there was nothing on sale I especially needed, and the pandemonium was something I was happy to do with out.

WTSB Tampa Bay has an article about the mess that occured at an Orlando Wal-Mart when some $400 laptops went on sale, complete with video. Last week, it was the armed Xbox 360 robberies; now, a frenzy over $40 laptops at Wal-Mart.

Ah, yes, don't you love the holidays?

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Penny Arcade on Xbox 360…

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

As my comrade David brought to my attention, a few recent Penny Arcade comics have done perfectly accurate job telling the experiences of many Xbox Fanboys over the past week while attempting to procure a copy of the elusive Xbox 360 gaming console. I couldn't have said it better myself, so I'll just post the comics. (more…)

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Christmas Lights Gone Wild

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Ready to get into the holiday spirit, and whatnot, yadda yadda?

Well, prepare to bow before these folks, because they have constructed the most unbe-fucking-lievable Christmas light setup on the planet.

Via Engadget

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The Tidy Table

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Alright, this is hillarious. Click the link and watch the video and prepare to laugh. God, this would be the perfect office prank!

Katazukue – the tidy table

The page sums it up quite nicely. No, actually, this quote sums it up perfectly:

"Katazukue is a table which ensures it is always clear. The table has a powerful pair of integrated conveyor belts which periodically move anything on the table onto the floor."

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Hitting the Campaign Trail (Again)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Let's recap. The Miers nomination finally fizzled out, Libby was indicted, and the rest of the White House clan (Rove, Cheney, Card) is still in danger. For the first time in five years, the Bush Administration hasn't gotten away with their antics. I said it before the 2004 election, reaffirmed it afterward, and I'll point it out once more: The Republicans asked for "four more years" and now they've got them. (more…)

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