Monday, January 31, 2005
He likes Weezer, The Beatles, and The Flaming Lips. Can you tell?
I used to eat a lot of these, but in recent years I have been making my own. Perhaps the lack of site updates indicates the frozen pizza is going the way of the dodo bird, despite industry rulings that help better classify meat pizzas...
"Its origins are lost somewhere in the stone age, long before history was recorded. Anthropologists can only guess how it happened, and their guesswork goes something like this: once, in the camp of some nomadic hunter-gatherers, there was a supply of wild grain, painstakingly collected for food. Somehow, possibly in a sudden rainstorm, a pool of warm water formed where the grain was stored. In a short time the grain fermented, turning the water into a thick dark liquid. Some adventurous soul among these primitive people sampled the liquid, and found that it tasted good."
How can your company best capitalize on alcohol abuse, loneliness, and consumer products? Read here for the latest details on those dying baby boomers.
One of the most common things I heard out of my parents' mouths growing up was "think before you speak." It was some of their better advice, and I only wish I was more adept at carrying it out. Of course, it's not as big a deal for me as some, who think they are above the normal bounds of political correctness. With over 250 million television sets in the
Jacko would have done well to let someone else do his thinking for him in his documented remarks defending sleeping with other people's children. And that asshole better take the stand, innocent or guilty. Whether he’s Bo Diddley, or just the pretender he claims, he needs to reassure us all that a celebrity is accountable.
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Saturday, January 29, 2005
The key to a good pasta sauce is a few ingredients: fresh basil, peccorino romano, imported tomatoes, and imported olive oil. Do whatever you wish from there.
I like some banana peppers, cubanella peppers, onion, and garlic. And I'll finish tonights meal with sauteed mushrooms and spinach.
Barilla makes the best dry pasta.
Wow. I spent the latter half of this movie trying to decide how the director was going to end it. I could only think of cheesy possibilities, so I prepared myself for the despair that would come when the wrap-up destroyed 2 hours of sympathy and laughter. The ending was grrrreat!
And it was the best movie I've seen in a while. The whole audience was roaring; I think this movie is a sleeper hit. All you need is a little sympathy for a drunk, a little tolerance for a man trying to get laid a few times before his wedding, and the good sense to listen to some interesting philosophy on grapes and wine from self-styled sommeliers.
I hated The Aviator. Don't steal from your mother.
Friday, January 28, 2005
This story is the best one I've found about a fad/trend among employers to force their workers to quit smoking. Of course, the ACLU is ticked off, but they get mad if someone shoots a burglar.
Smokers use a disproportionate amount of healthcare services and funds, but civil liberties proponents point out that smoking is legal, so employers should not be able to tell an employee they can't indulge outside of the workplace.
It's a load of garbage, all of it. You can't try and make up lost healthcare dollars by regulating behavior.
What you should do is deny healthcare for smoking related illnesses, on all levels. People should be able to smoke, but non-smokers shouldn't pay for it.
People get indignant in Scrabble when you play a word, they challenge it, and you have no clue what it means. They get even madder when you admit you are gambling on the word. Here are some words that came up in my game. I won't say who played what.
AA, AG, SH, HM
Thursday, January 27, 2005
A friend of mine has been playing various gigs in
I think Winamp leaks memory.
You're kind of a snob.
You like war.
You don't like games.
You don't like news.
You don't like music.
Here's where I work.
Here's where I schooled because I didn't get in here. Bastards.
Here's what I read: news.google.com, www.tribune-review.com, www.wsj.com.
Here's what I like: Guitars, blues, The Beatles, John Irving, chess, poker, writing, and a little marketing.
Here's why I blog: I often want to crack a joke about an email that I get, but it would be interpreted as wasting time. I come across interesting links when I do market research and wish to share. I like to criticize newspapers, coverage, and events. I'm funnier than you.
Coming soon: A photo of me, my fiancée Celanie, and witty commentary...