Tuesday, March 27, 2007


The headline in the morning paper (and you can tell a lot from the chamber of commerce priorities of my local paper considering that they think this is the most newsworthy event of the day) announced that an Ikea would be coming to town. Ikea! I actually squealed with delight. Then I read the bad news: it won't be opening until summer 2009. I want my Ikea now, dammit! Until then, I always have this song.

McCain's MySpace Mugging

Another reason to stay off MySpace: presidential hopeful John McCain's MySpace page was hacked to display an announcement regarding a very important change of his political position:
Today I announce that I have reversed my position and come out in full support of gay marriage... particularly marriage between two passionate females.
But this wasn't a politically motivated prank. It seems McCain's incompetent Internet minions yanked a template without giving proper credit and without putting the images on their own server, thus stealing the bandwith as well as the template. Here's the story from the guy who did it.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Things I have learned

When shopping for wine, don't make your purchases based on the pretty labels. Smoking Loon wine looked pretty damn cool - after all, it's a duck smoking a cigar - but it didn't taste that great. I should have stuck with the Beringer.