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September 19, 2004

Platitudinous George...what's the most cliche thing you've ever done? I got married in Vegas, and have the tattoo to prove it!
Single Female Cat Lovers - Rebel! "It was very interesting to hear that owning a cat increases a man's pulling power, because it definitely doesn't increase a woman's. Whereas the male cat owner is apparently imbued with caring, sharing qualities, owning a cat for a single woman these days is tantamount to admitting you're a frigid, emotionally unstable sociopath who should probably be burnt at the stake as a witch." [via: Zen Blues]
While the votes are being tallied at the central computer, "inserting a very short (6-line) text file on any disk or CD, which self-executes" ... I dunno, I don't use Windows. Can this happen? "... 5. RISK MANAGEMENT FOR INSERTING VB SCRIPTS TO MANIPULATE ELECTION: ... manipulating the election with the GEMS central tabulator is easily achieved by inserting a very short (6-line) text file on any disk or CD, which self-executes upon placing the disk in the central server computer. The procedures I observed on 9/14/2004 (popping disks in and out of the server during the middle of the count, with very sloppy disk management) put this security risk at a high level for King County. ...." more inside
"If you're into dead presidents (and gosh, who isn't?), you came to the right place."
Baby Hot Cakes! Ever seen a cake made of 120 diapers? "Have your cake and wear it too."
The risks ahead for the world economy: Fred Bergsten, Director of the Institute for International Economics, says that the way things are going, we're going to see a 20% drop in the value of the dollar. Paul Volker, formerly of the Fed, says there's a 75% chance of a big drop in the next 5 years. Curious George: how can anyone with the least business sense possibly vote for Bush?
Hand Shadows To Be Thrown Upon The Wall - by Henry Bursill, 1859. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg. Nicked from Incoming Signals
Arrrr, matey! Just a reminder that today is a special day.
How much money are you making sitting on the loo? Toilet humour (obviously). more inside
It's not as though beer drinking weren't demanding enough on the bladder, there's a new German device which orders men to sit down before they pissen. It must be a humbling experience, given that the word for guys who sit while doing that is "Sitzpinkler", i.e., "wimp." "Hey, stand-peeing is not allowed here and will be punished with fines, so if you don't want any trouble, you'd best sit down," one of the devices orders in a voice impersonating the German leader, Chancellor Gerhard Schroder. If nothing else it's a victory for German feminism. more inside
Pen and ink portraits by Dave Archambault I think my stick men need some more work...
The Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Harvard University. Note the morph in the top right corner. [Via Boing Boing.]
Tim Ware's site of Pynchonalia "Time to gather your arse up off the floor, (have a bana-na) Brush your teeth and go toddling off to war. Wave your hand to sleepy land, Kiss those dreams away, Tell Miss Grable you're not able, Not till V-E Day, oh, Ev'rything'll be grand in Civvie Street (have a bana-na) Bubbly wine and girls wiv lips so sweet-- But there's still the German or two to fight, So show us a smile that's shiny bright, And then, as we may have suggested once before-- Gather yer blooming arse up off the floor!"