Friday, June 23, 2006

Bite My Shiny Metal ...

Futrurama is Back

From the article: "I just have one reaction: Huzzah!"
I agree.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Timbuk2 Weekend Contents

I went to a pool party on Saturday and decided to bring a bit of beer, with thanks to the Monks of course. I had bought two 6-packs for the party but need a transportation device. In comes the Timbuk2 bag to the rescue. I knew I got this bag for a reason. Browsing through the photo set below you can easily see that the beer fits into the bag, plus there is a bit more room for a towel, swimsuit, and some sunscreen. Brilliant. Hmmm, is that what the 2 stands for in Timbuk2.

Apparently, I learned during the pool party Jason Lee will play me in a movie of my life. Maybe it is the beard. Who will play you ?

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Stupid Dress Codes

Last night I went out to a bar with some people from work. A specific bar was suggested beacuse of the outdoor patio and we were having some rather nice weather. When we tried to enter the bar I was informed I could not enter. Eh ? I was wearing my normal garb, tshirt, jeans and sandals. The tshirt and jeans were fine, but the sandals were a big no-no. Unfortunely, some people we were meeting had already entered the bar. Someone had the brillant idea to enter the bar, get the shoes of someone already inside and give them to me so I could enter. Wow, that was stupid. I returned the shoes of the kind soul and put mine back on, sat down and ordered a drink.

A couple of minutes later the bouncer who had originally not let me in tapped me on the back and asked where my shoes were. Grrrr. I asked if he was going to kick me out for my sandals and he basically said yes. So I asked if I could finish my drink and he was a bit hesitant about that but eventaully agreed. At this point, a woman from our group offered me her shoes if I would wear hers. See, women can wear sandals but men cannot. I decided to talk with the bouncer downstairs and he reluctanly agreed to the new situation. I spent the rest of the night in someone elses shoes sitting at a table with my shoes were not even visible.

I have run into places like this before but this was incredibly stupid. I would have thought I would have been denied entry because of my tshirt, or even my jeans, but my sandals. The reason I was given for the rule was that "We are trying to uphold a image". Interesting. While inside I saw people "dancing", i.e. rubbing up against each other. I suppose if I want to "dance" I need to have the proper shoes, for my own safety. Needlees to say, I will not be returning to this place.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Who is afraid of the ...

I heard some rumors that some people are afraid of esavage13 because he "knows" stuff. Like World Cup Football things. Well, I can certify that he knows some things but is not insane. Actually he is kind of cute and considerate. He wanted to buy this for me for the holiday season. He will not cause trouble for anybody except me. Trust Me.

I miss

Monday, June 12, 2006

this soccer ball looks a lot like math

for those of you who are math nerds AND soccer fans, check out these movies of mathematical transformations of a soccer ball. complete with equations!

for the same demographic, i also recommend this BBC article about the new world cup ball. it's swervy!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Timbuk2 Bag

I got a new bag since my old backpack has started to show its age. I decided to get a Timbuk2 bag because it has slot to put my laptop and keep it protected. Here are some pictures.

Click here for Annotated Photo Set

Monday, June 05, 2006

Google Answers

While doing a search for a question I was talking with Katie about I ran across Google Answers. What you do is ask question, set your price, and then a researcher associated with Google Answers brings some calm to your mind. Interesting idea. I started looking through some of the questions. Oh boy, some of these are weird. My favorites are the tea and excel ones.

postage rate for a regular letter in the United States
what's the most points michael jordan has scored in a game?
The price of tea in china.
How many ribs do I have....?
percentages in excel
what type of spider is this?

And finally something useful:
world soccer cup on american tv