Monthly Archives: May 2007

Spammer arrested according to NPR

Finally some justice is starting to happen with the War on Spam as this story shows. I think the best punishment for him would be a public flogging since I really can’t come up with something more appropriate now that Kurt Vonnegut … Continue reading

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Congratulations Steve!

My friend Steve Bryant, the comic book artist, illustrator and creator of Athena Voltaire has been nominated for a Russ Manning award! That’s a great name for an award since he was as cool as Will Eisner. Other than doing the … Continue reading

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Fox’s Cops will not be covering Austin

If there were only a better way to show my sarcasm through HTML other than italics because I’m sooooooo disappointed. There’s nothing funnier than watching White Trash under pressure. I Couldn’t find anything documented about it on the Internet but I … Continue reading

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Hot Fuzz, in the Must See group as soon as it’s on DVD

The team behind Shaun of the Dead returns to do a send-up of American Action-Buddy-Cop movies with their trademark British Twist: the slower pace of life in the English countryside, their slang, their mindset, etc. It translates just fine so nobody … Continue reading

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Happy 54th Birthday to Danny Elfman

Most people know him as the guy who did the theme song to The Simpsons and the score to about every other comic book-cartoon movie made in the last 20 years. He’ll always be the lead singer of Oingo Boingo to … Continue reading

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RIP Charles Nelson Reilly

Sad to hear that he died through NPR this morning but his passing on Friday wasn’t released until today. Growing up, he was just a fixture on game shows and Lidsville. He and Richard Dawson were usually the smart money when … Continue reading

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Server update succeeded but has side effects

I figured the update wouldn’t bother anybody this morning and early afternoon (CDT) because everyone will be enjoying Memorial Day. Just bear with some minor revisions, one being an annoying “upgrade” to 10.4.9 Server and what it does to the … Continue reading

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The joys of little victories in home ownership

The check didn’t clear and probably won’t until after Memorial Day but Wells Fargo’s web site stated it arrived and it counted. We now own sixteen percent of the house! Only four more percentage points (about five grand) remain before … Continue reading

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John Wayne would be 100 today

Stumbled upon this factoid on my Simpsons/Futurama calendars. Funny, I had him pegged to be older by five to 10 years. Well, if he didn’t smoke, he might have made it. John Wayne (really Marion Morrison) was the quintessential movie cowboy … Continue reading

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NHL Playoffs, Final Round, the Stanley Cup

This year’s beard lasted much, much longer (52 days) because Philly wasn’t in the playoffs but I still got skunked on the smart money. Last year, it was the first WHA-Only Stanley Cup, now it’s an Nineties-Expansion-Only Stanley Cup with … Continue reading

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1977: Star Wars opens in only 32 theaters

Hard to believe it has been 30 years since Star Wars made its debut, shrouded in doubt by Twentieth Century Fox; they grudgingly gave Lucas the $8 million to make it ($27 million in today’s money, a bargain by current standards). … Continue reading

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The Texas State History Museum is more than an IMAX spot

Yesterday we were going to spend the day at Lake Georgetown but the intermittent thunderstorm canceled it so instead we went to The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. For those of my friends who don’t live in Texas, Bob Bullock … Continue reading

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Cat slideshow with explanations courtesy of Slate.com

Slate did a nice piece about cat pictures on the Internet which has additional links to other sites featuring more of our feline friends (or foes since there people who dislike them).

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StarCraft II coming to Apple at the same time as Windows

To all those PC naysayers of Apple, I say “Ha!” Seems that games will no longer be the software achilles heel much longer for Apple. My intial reaction to the announcement of StarCraft II was really, “about time!” Seems that … Continue reading

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I pity the fool who doesn’t wish Mr. T Happy Birthday

Today, one of Chicago’s most famous residents is 55. He was frequently parodied and ridiculed in the Eighties and probably in the Nineties as his stardom faded. But I think he’s a pretty interesting man whose career has had numerous … Continue reading

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Movies on DVD and Cable unified as one category now

As of next Friday (May 25), we say goodbye to our Dish satellite service again. This time we hope to be done with it for good. The decision was made for financial reasons so I’m not going to go on … Continue reading

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