Q: Are the nature spirits intervening? A: "There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I've played up to that a bit in interviews too. As a member of Sigurros said, whenever a foreign record company comes over to sign an Icelandic band, the first thing they do is ask the band members whether they believe in elves, and if the do, they get signed. I hate to sound grumpy, but there are a lot of people out there who believe in a 2000 year old fairy tale. Both sides are waiting for their Messiah to arrive. And then people point their fingers at us and say we are superstitious." Q: So Bjork is not superstitious then? A: "You know, its ironic that just at the point the lawyers and the businessmen had calculated how to control music, the internet comes along and fucks everything up." Bjork gives the finger again, this time waving it into the air. "God bless the internet," she adds. Q: And what about you, then? A: "I'll still be there, waving a pirate flag."I have Bjork's first album, from when she was 11 or 12. A disco/pop sort of thing sung in Icelandic. I adore Bjork, but it's pretty awful. via Boris Anthony
"Videogame character BloodRayne (a red-headed 'Dhampir' who hunts supernatural baddies for the 'Brimstone Society') will be topless in October's Playboy. According to her creators, 'This is a first in videogame history and trust us when we say that Rayne does not disappoint.'"
<paul> wow..get this...we have these defect meetings where all the developers have to go over what defects they're working on and status whatnot...basically they're pretty boring meetings...most of the time.. <paul> [name deleted] was in a meeting and this system mgmt developer was getting grilled on all the defects his program had..he was getting really pissed. <paul> someone had brought in dounuts for the group, and this guy must have hit some boiling point because he just grabbed a dounut and winged it at a guy that was giving him a hard time. <paul> then he just stormed out. <paul> damn, i wish I had seen that. <Jesse> wow <dav> damn. <paul> [name deleted] said everyone was silent for about 2 minutes after he left...before someone said they should reschedule the meeting. <dav> it takes a lot to get fired at ibm, but that could get ya there <paul> yeah, it was this morning, so I guess it'll take a couple days to see what will happen. <Jesse> throwing a donut <paul> and he hit the guy right in the forehead. <Jesse> still sane enough to throw accurately. <jeff-b> man <jeff-b> ha <dav> was it a jelly doughnut? <paul> heh, I don't know what I'd do if I got beaned with a dounut <jeff-b> i'd stand up and upturn the table <jeff-b> always wanted to do that <dav> when i repeat this story, and i will, i'm gonna make it a jelly doughnut <paul> not sure...what type it was.. <jeff-b> and when i repeat, i'll say the guy upturned the table <jeff-b> man i love rumors <Jesse> purple monkey dishwasherAnother funny/scary story and the rumors it spawned: A Mouthful of Nitrogen.
EFF has won its Grokster case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals -- this is the case that establishes that if you make truly decentralized P2P software -- like Gnutella -- you can't be held liable for any copyright infringement that takes place on their networks. This is the "Betamax principle," from the famous Supreme Court case that established that Sony wasn't responsoble for any infringement that its customers undertook with their VCRs.I already give monthly to the EFF, but this month I'm doubling up. Way to go EFF!
My final tip is that you ask women -- and only women. My theory is that deep in the DNA of men is a "killer" gene. This gene expresses itself by making men want to kill people, animals, and plants. To a large degree, society has repressed this gene; however, starting an organization whose purpose is to kill another organization is still socially acceptable. Hence, asking a man about a business model is useless because every business model looks good to someone with the Y chromosome. For example, Sun Microsystems wants to kill Microsoft. When is the last time you bought a computer based on whom the manufacturer wanted to kill? Women, by contrast, dont have this killer gene. Thus, they are much better judges of the vi- ability of a business model than men are. Dont agree with me? The book The Darwin Awards provides irrefutable proof of womens greater common sense. These awards commemorate "those individuals who have removed themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion." For example, in 1998 two construction workers fell to their demise after cutting a circular hole in the floor while they were standing in the middle of the circle.13 The Darwin Awards contains nine chapters about the stupidity of men, and one chapter about the stupidity of women. I rest my case.I'm not going argue with that.
But Home Depot had one of those videos running next to the set-up, which showed clogged sink after clogged sink giving up its precious bolus of greasy hair to the explosive force of a CO2 cartridge unleashing its entire payload at once. Watching the guy on the demo using the device, with its rifle-like kickback and puff of condensed carbon dioxide gas, mesmerized me. The next thing I knew, I was racing home with my new KleerDrain. I could hardly wait to use it on a slow-draining sink in the bathroom. I duct taped the overflow drain on the sink, and inserted a CO2 cartridge into the Kleer Drain. I screwed on the rubber cone and then pressed it into the drain opening. WHAM!
If you are a site that is apathetic toward link spam, it is now time to choose a side. If you continue your apathy and allow comment spam links to linger on your site you are helping the spammers. Spam friendly sites will now be placed on the list of blacklisted domains that are not allowed to post comments on this site.I've got a few blogs full of spam that I only weed-out occasionally. This is another reason to at least update all of those to Moveable Type 3.0 and use its registration system. Which I will do soon, in my copious free time.
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