Monthly Archives: July 2006

Japanese game shows, where losing HURTS!

These guys know how to make failure have consequences. Must be something about the Samurai tradition… Here’s another one.

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A Sad Anniversary

Today is my 38th birthday, but that’s not so important. This is: Our dear Worldly Friends, 27 years passed form the Islamic revolution in Iran. It is 27 years now that the execution of homosexuals in Iran has been legal. … Continue reading

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Jesus, here they come

Tomorrow is my birthday. So just now I received a couple of e-cards from people I’ve never met and whose names I don’t recognize. The source? Plaxo. Some people hate Plaxo. I don’t have a problem with it and find … Continue reading

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Outsourcing to the US

From China? Nanjing [Automobile Group], which purchased the assets of the bankrupt MG Rover Group last year, aims to be the first Chinese carmaker to open a factory in the United States. The company has scheduled a news conference for … Continue reading

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News Flash: Mushrooms Make you High

China’s Xinhua news agency has reported the breathtaking news that a Johns Hopkins researcher has found that consuming certain types of mushrooms can alter your consciousness. Ho hum. Like all Northwestern alums, I learned this my freshmen year at my first … Continue reading

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Where I Got Married

I was playing around with Google’s new mapping features and realized they now have maps of New Zealand, including Lake Tekapo, where I got married. Here is more information about Lake Tekapo. It is the most beautiful place I have ever … Continue reading

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The Onion was spookily correct

I remember reading this funny Point/Counterpoint in the Onion right before the Iraq War. The funny part is not the paragraph below, which is the setup for the joke. However, it’s amazing how accurate this joke turned out to be. … Continue reading

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I’m so NOT well-traveled

I just came across Visited Countries, which generates a map showing what countries you’ve visited. Mine is below (I’ve visited the ones highlighted in red.) There are so many places I want to go and looking at this makes me … Continue reading

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The Bridge to Nowhere, Brought to You Through Internet Tubes

Ted Stevens, Republican Senator from Alaska who was previously most well known for the “bridge to nowhere”, enlightens supporters of Net Neutrality on how those Internet thingies really work: There’s one company now you can sign up and you can get … Continue reading

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