in lieu of radio ...

a somewhat random collection of pages and thoughts started sept 16 2001. now that i'm not on the radio 6 hours every day, blogger allows all of us to harangue...

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Bill James is God

Postal Experts Hunt for Missing Ballots in Florida U.S. Postal Service investigators on Wednesday were trying to find thousands of absentee ballots that should have been delivered to voters in one of Florida's most populous counties, officials said. (Reuters)

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

FUCK! FUCK ! FUCK! Another light goes out. Un-fuckin-believable. BBC - Radio 1 - John Peel

"If you can listen to it without getting a chilly burst of immortality, there is a layer between you and the world." SFJ on The Clash + London Calling in the New Yorker (short-lived link)

Friday, October 22, 2004

Fourth ammendment not dead? Judge: Guantanamo Detainees Can Meet Lawyers Alone (Reuters)

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Have you stopped beating your wife? Pat Robertson: Bush told him there would be no war casualties In a statement for the Kerry campaign, adviser Mike McCurry said Wednesday: "We believe President Bush should get the benefit of the doubt here, but he needs to come forward and answer a very simple question — was Pat Robertson telling the truth when he said he didn't think there'd be any casualties or is Pat Robertson lying?" (AP / USA Today)

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Without a Doubt one of the most frightening articles I've read in a while. (NYT, registration required.)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Wal-Mart Wants $10 CDs

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS ASSAILS BUSH ADMINISTRATION RECORD ON CIVIL RIGHTS U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - Press Release Was supposed to have been discussed on release, now the formal discussion is postponed until after the election. AP says Republican members attempted to surpress the report from the web too. Full PDF of report is here

Monday, October 11, 2004

There's a right way and a wrong way to do an obit on a "difficult" subject.

How do we grow up in Rock 'n Roll? Anne Powers: As I Get Old

Sunday, October 10, 2004

..... 'We don't give a crap. What are they going to do, send us to Iraq?'" For Marines, a Frustrating Fight " Asked if he was concerned that the Marines would be punished for speaking out, Autin responded: 'We don't give a crap. What are they going to do, send us to Iraq?'" (Washington Post)

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

WTF!!!!!!!! Welcome to! - Video (Quicktime)

Friday, October 01, 2004

And we expect these people to figure out current tech??

Patent: Method of concealing partial baldness

Abstract : A method of styling hair to cover partial baldness using only the hair on a person's head. The hair styling requires dividing a person's hair into three sections and carefully folding one section over another.

Applied for in 1975 granted in 1977 United States Patent: 4,022,227