A minute-long Lego-based parody version of 2001. Yes.
Monthly Archives: October 2001
I’m all for being safe, but bullshit like this scares the hell out of me.
I loves my friends.
Yvonne, she gots a lizard.
It may just be that I’m unemployed, but this just makes me giggle. Imagine a whole cube farm with this page loaded.
This is so very, very wrong.
But it makes me laugh, and The Unemployed like to laugh.
I may be unemployed…
…but I can certainly find better stuff to do than this. Taken alone, this may be the best indictment of homeschooling I’ve yet heard.
Now that I’ve got time on my hands…
…the idea of these people seems oddly compelling.
Good Morning. You’re Fired.
It looks like I just joined the dot-com downturn. By “looks like,” I mean the regional president of my employer just closed the Houston office, which means I’m — and I love this phrase — “at liberty.”
It was fun while it lasted.
Excellent analysis and background on the culture of the Taliban in today’s San Francisco Chronicle.
Dept. of Brand Collision
We’ve all heard the jokes about Chevy selling the Nova (“no va”) in Mexico, about Pepsi’s ill-fated “bite the wax tadpole” slogan in China, and some of us even remember Reebok’s stunningly ill-reserached sneaker name (hint: do not name women’s footware after rapist demons). Some of these may even be true. Scott Ian has a different – but related – problem.
Dept. of Cached Views
CitySearch.com still has an interactive view-from-atop-the-WTC page. It’s kind of creepy, and kind of sad, but worth a look. It’ll be quite some time before you can see this again in the real world.
This is important.
There’s a reason we have three branches of government here. Check out what’s being proposed in the wake of September 11, and make sure your congressional weasels know how you feel.
Department of Stuff I Like
Number 1: bin Laden supporters include photos of their man pulled from the ‘net with insufficient attention to detail or source – to wit, they appear to include Bert in the background, suggesting they’re cribbed from the by-now-tired meme of Bert-Is-Evil (via BoingBoing).
Number 2: Memento. If you haven’t seen this film, do so immediately. I know I’m late to this party, but it’s been a long, long time since I’ve been as impressed by a film as I was by this one.
Number 3: Online techno/dance tracks via GrooveTech.com, courtesy of longtime Heathen Rob. Check out Derrick May, Colin Dale, and Aril Brikha via their searchable, streamable archives.
We have Agent Mantler to thank for this.
This is funny.
Six Degrees of September 11th
Concerned about the bandwidth implications of hosting the previous entry, I went over to my hosting company’s site to figure out my quota. I got a little surprise. It appears they also host the site for The Bingham Group, a firm until recently run by Mark Bingham. Bingham was on United Flight 93 — the one that crashed in Pennsylvania — and is thought to have been the leader of the group of passengers who overpowered their hijackers after hearing about the events in New York.
You think for a minute or an hour or a day that you’ve gotten past this thing, that you’re too far from it, and then you discover you aren’t.
Dept. of Nostalgic Video
This is something you might remember if you grew up in the 80’s. (Careful: 22MB mpeg)
Ever wish you had an extra brain?
You’re in luck.
Serving in the State Senate is just fine, though.
Kansas state legislator Kay O’Connor has, bizarrely, voiced her opinion that women’s suffrage is a mistake — this while speaking at a League of Women Voters meeting.
I’d like to take this opportunity once again to thank Kansas for reminding the rest of the country that idiots are not unique to the South.