I don’t know why dragging skeletons makes me giggle, but it definitely does.
marchtowar.com is a betting pool that allows folks to bet on the start date of the war (brought to you by none other than the media lab). the winner will receive 20% of the winnings in prepaid gasoline cards. the remainder will go to humanitarian organizations helping iraqi civilians. the site is also full of good sarcastic reminders about why this situation is so aggrevating.
For some reason, situations are continuously drawing me to False Profit. What is that about? And why is it so tangled with other aspects of my life?
Some of my friends have complained that they have so many useless brides maids dresses (and other formal wear never to be worn again). Well if that’s the case for you, consider donating your outfit to a girl who cannot afford a prom dress. What a neat idea!
These Weapons of Mass Destruction cannot be displayed (read carefully)
One of my friends (and colleagues) just had a paper accepted for a CHI short and he forwarded me one of the best comments i’ve read in a long time:
“Mister Boyd might prefer that you used caps in citing his thesis.”
Not only did they assume that he made one mistake on his citations, but they also assumed maleness. Ah, how i love CHI reviewers.
With most of my friends out of work, i’m always humored by any commentary on the unemployed ex-startup tech world. Odd Todd’s “Laid Off: A Day in the Life” definitely cracks a huge smile…
Oscar nominations are out – yippee!! It’s definitely an interesting year for them. My favorite is the quantity of quality nomations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress – women are definitely getting more interesting film roles these days (although there are still no Best Director female nominees). In that regard, the Hours was just stunning – strong female roles where the characters were not supporting men, not sex toys, had significant character development that had nothing to do with men and talked about things other then men. Wow.
Of course, the cake of the Oscar nominations has to be Donald Kaufman’s nomination for “Best Adapted Screenplay”… that’s just *great*
I love when wordplays can be so utterly political and hysterical at the same time:
More and more people are making the switch … to Canada.