Saturday, December 28, 2002

An early Happy New Year. I'm off to a retreat (beginning with an airport run at 6 AM), and won't be back until after the 1st. Have a blast.

Friday, December 27, 2002

Admissions system flunks the fairness test for students
My brother and I were talking about our own kids were gonna go to college if admissions keeps going the way it is. Maybe going to cheaper schools abroad (like to Canada) will be more common, or vocational schools like they have for mechanics will be more in vogue by then. If it gets too expensive, people will simply stop seeing it as a viable option. Or else I'll have to rob that bank to pay off my loans.

This guy's not going rob banks anytime soon. He can spend it on one of these newfangled domed houses, and pretend to be a hobbit in a hobbit hole.

Vote for the "new" Seven Wonders of the World. Like the Derfman's hands.

I've been watching TNN's "007 Days of Christmas" the past few days, mostly cuz there's nothing else better on TV. All the movies are starting to blend together, and you start noticing the patterns more. Like the annoying guy whose job is to yell things out on the PA system at the bad guy's headquarters. It's always completely moronic things like "close blast doors" or "astronauts to launching pad, astronauts to launching pad" or "evacuate the area, evacuate the area immediately!" (like people need to be told that after Bond blows up the nuclear thingy). That dude always repeats himself, too. Then there's the requisite bunch of nameless, faceless gang of Japanese henchmen. I thought this was just in one movie (Oddjob), but it shows up in like 4 or 5 of them. What is that all about.

Here's what Canadians thought were the weirdest news stories of the year.

I'm taking the GRE on Monday. Should be a breeze, but I should have registered earlier. Because now I'm taking off in the middle of a retreat to go take it. My own carelessness, tho. And what is the deal with $115 in registering fees?

Thursday, December 26, 2002

The Photos Kissinger Doesn't Want You to See
Mmmm. Yummy.

Take a look back at what didn't suck about American culture in 2002.

Like the Ghost of Freaky Christmas. Gyewwwyuck.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Merry Christmas!

Researcher: 'The CIA Controls Minds From The Behind'

For you Homestar Runner fans, check out the Decemberween Pageant.

The great thing about being flat broke is that you're so much more thankful if you get anything at all. Like a family friend got me a $50 Barnes&Noble giftcard. Especially since I was just thinking the other day of books I wanted to get.

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Bush Grants First Pardons of Presidency
Happy for the people who got them, but what's the point? Dubya should be preventing stuff like this from happening.

I got some pretty bad stinking grades, looking over my undergraduate transcript. That was really great to remember all of that again. Graduate school admissions people don't REALLY need to see that, do they? They can call me in for an interview and get a whiff of my charisma and everything should be A-oh-kay. (Just like it happens in all my other interviews.)

The video of the week is John Q, which Ed borrowed. I had no interest in watching it, and good thing, cuz he said it stunk. I'm much more interested in Denzel's upcoming Antwone Fisher, along with The Gangs of New York and Catch Me If You Can.

I lost in the first round of all my fantasy football playoff games. Stink. At least I don't have to worry about vampires coming to get me, though.

Stones to Play First Free Concert Since Altamont
Interesting, considering what happened the last time.

Monday, December 23, 2002

I just woke up from a bizarre dream, where I was the bassist of U2. I even called myself "Adam," to complete the ruse. But the funny thing was, I was still me, still looked like me, etc. The only difference is that I was carrying this big bass guitar around. To complete the illusion, as I was walking to the next gig (why would the bassist of U2 walk to a gig? Whatever), this guy from a local band I saw last week was in my dream, saying hey, thanks for coming by and watching us last week. And I was all, sure, want to come my show? Weird.

Frequently Asked Questions about Caffeine
Because you know you have so many questions. The really unbelievable thing is Diet Dr. Pibb having more caffeine than Mountain Dew?

Get the chicks with your knowledge of Klingon. I don't even want to see (although I know they're out there) the Elvish language sites.

Gonna catch LOTR on the IMAX theatre up by here sometime soon.