1 July 2008


I woke up early this morning from an exam nightmare. I thought I was over those, really I did. This one was a confused mess, it wasn’t clear whether I was supposed to be graduating or sitting “A”-Levels, which is maybe why I didn’t remember that I’m way, way past having to worry about any of that.

27 June 2008

Democrats are cynical and corrupt

So, in spite of earlier promises to try and bring down the FISA bill and stop retroactive immunity for telecoms providers who illegally wiretapped Americans, Barack Obama quietly avoided voting in the Senate, as did Hillary Clinton. In the House, 94 Democrats had a sudden change of heart and voted the measure through. Why did this happen? Well, it could be something to do with the average of $8,359 per politician that they received in “donations” from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, compared to the reduced contributions seen by those who opposed the measure. ... Read more

27 June 2008

Serious about coffee

Now that I’m married to a professional barista, it became time to upgrade our coffee machine. Our Starbucks pump espressio machine had offered loyal service for several years, but rothko wanted something with a full size brewhead, like you’d find on a professional machine in an Italian espresso bar. Fortunately her job, plus a tax refund and bonus from work, meant we could afford to spend a bit. After a ton of research, we settled on the Expobar Brewtus II. ... Read more

17 June 2008

PS3 + GTA4

Last week, Sony finally released a PlayStation 3 bundle that actually shipped with the rumble controller included, rather than expecting people to spend an extra $60 to get one. The bundle also comes with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the new iteration of one of my favorite games. This new MGS4 bundle promptly sold out everywhere online. So on Saturday, while rothko was helping to run a local election, I figured I’d try a few stores to see if anyone had one in stock. ... Read more

12 June 2008

Texas crackpots

Just so you can plan appropriately : An elusive group just outside of Abilene, Texas is claiming the end of the world is coming in less than a week. The House of Yahweh recently gave ABC reporter Brian Ross access to their west Texas compound. Yahweh leader Yisrayl Hawkins says a nuclear holocaust will come June 12th and only members of his group will be saved. And in case you were thinking they were harmless: ... Read more

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