Tuesday, January 31, 2006

YouTube - Sleepless In Seattle : Recut as a horror movie

This is no game

Sorry, this one's a bit dated (I'm way behind on my New Yorkers...) but very worthy of a read.

"This is not playtime or make-believe. This is real. It’s as real as a beggar squatting by the side of the road, begging, and then you realize, Uh-oh, he’s not begging."

The New Yorker: Shouts and Murmurs - THIS IS NO GAME by JACK HANDEY

Monday, January 30, 2006

How Oprahness Trumped Truthiness - New York Times

Fool millions, make millions. Fool Oprah, lord help you.

How Oprahness Trumped Truthiness - New York Times

The sacrifices of parenthood

Took one for "team fatherhood". On Sat. afternoon, I took the girls to this "My little pony" movie (looked suspiciously like a DVD, complete with opening menu selections)playing at one of the gi-normous multiplexes. The movie was preceded by a Kidz Bop video (9 year olds wearing too much make-up pretending to sing and play instruments, please kill me now...). After I finished stabbing myself in the eyes with a fork, it wasn't that bad...

Actually, I had my Nano with me and slipped on the 'phones and listened to the New Yorker Magazine and shut my eyes as to avoid distraction by Rainbow and Wisteria's playful on-screen antics. Before I decided on the audio book, I had the Beastie Boys playing and it was sort of trippy as I had the music up loud enough that I couldn't hear the movie. I figured if it got to a quiet point that would be pretty bad to hear the music as someone else is trying to watch the movie, so I opted for the spoken word route. At one point Caro looks over and says "Daddy, what are you doing?" "Listening to a book sweetie now pay attention or you'll miss the movie." Upside is they only charge the kids admission, adults are free.

James Lipton recites Kevin Federline's PopoZao

Thanks to Greg at Airbag.

Also see the related link showing K-Fed getting down to his own weak stuff. Somebody put an end to this idiot before he's allowed to breed again....

James Lipton recites Kevin Federline's PopoZao - The Superficial - www.thesuperficial.com

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Macworld: Review: iPhoto 6

"Apple has done an excellent job with the iPhoto 6 upgrade. The performance improvements alone should please most iPhoto users, while the full-screen editing mode, new output options, and Photocasting feature make the decision to upgrade to this version a no-brainer."

Macworld: Review: iPhoto 6

Sundance: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Here's a scan of some of the best and worst of the 2006 event.

Wired News: Sundance: The Good, Bad and Ugly

When Celebrities Invest

Friday, January 27, 2006

Blue Horseshoe Loves Apple

"In a sense, Apple is becoming what Sony always wanted to be: a visionary that seamlessly integrates the best-of-breed hardware with content to fundamentally alter the way we life."

Apple Seen Leading 'Non-Linear' Digital Revolution - Forbes.com

Corn Dog Air Freshener

File this in the "how not to pimp your ride" category...

"Close your eyes and you can almost smell the sweet honey batter and the steaming, salty meat product nestled inside."

Archie McPhee - Toys, Gifts & Novelties - Corn Dog Air Freshener

Amazon May Offer Streaming Feature Films

Yahoo's New CPO Loves His Mac

Yahoo spreads the love to those of us in the Mac community...

>Om Malik on Broadband : Yahoo's New CPO Loves His Mac

Sundance or Davos?

It's hell being an A-lister this week.

Slate.com - Sundance or Davos? - A celebrity quiz


Chardonnay, chastised
Merlot, this white wine feels your pain

Variety.com - Chardonnay, chastised

Thursday, January 26, 2006

$38M Tiger Den

"Local real estate agents have speculated that Woods intends to tear down the 13-year-old main house."

Golf champ pays $38 million for Jupiter Island property

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Lazy Monday

2 white 11-year pld kids spend the MLK holiday recreating the "Lazy Sunday" SNL video practically shot for shot.

YouTube - Lazy Monday

iPhoto 6 grievances

Oringally posted on TUAW.
I tend to agree with most of the comments.

decaffeinated archives :: iPhoto 6: general preferences

Intel Inside. Huh?!

Vineyards oppose wine legislation

Leave it to the great state of Kansas to fumble something like this. Sorry Jon, I gotta side with the wineries on this one.

Kansas City Star | 01/25/2006 | Vineyards oppose wine legislation

Monday, January 23, 2006

Chuck Norris Facts

"When Chuck Norris plays Oregon Trail, his family does not die from cholera or dysentery, but rather, roundhouse kicks to the face. He also requires no wagon, since he carries the oxen, axels, and buffalo meat on his back. He always makes it to Oregon before you."

Chuck Norris Facts

Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Muddying of the Greens

If you are a politician, golf is bad...

Golf - Political Scandals - Jack Abramoff - New York Times

Friday, January 20, 2006

The Big Picture: The Big Mac Index

Based on the theory of purchasing-power parity, under which exchange rates should adjust to equalise the cost of a basket of goods and services, wherever it is bought around the world.

In the present case, the "basket" is -- literally -- the Big Mac.

The Big Picture: The Big Mac Index

Thursday, January 19, 2006


"The Beastie Boys decided to lend hand-held video cameras to 50 fans, told them to shoot at will, and then presented the end result in movie theaters in all its primitive, kaleidoscopic glory."
This Is Not Spinal Tap: A Concert Film by Fans - New York Times [req. email reg.]:

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Golden Globe Schwag

$62k worth og oddies to the presenters. Hell, you get $1.3k worth of junk just for showing up. Cause hey, free dummy....

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thanks This Year's Celebrity Presenters With a Gift Box Valued at Over $62,000

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ladies Wear Red, White and Black at Globes

Oprah's Grand Delusion

The debate continues over James Frey's "memoir".

Oprah's Grand Delusion [may req. email reg.]

The real story

What's really behind a Steve Jobs keynote...
The Joy of Tech comic... laughter is the best tech support.

Friday, January 13, 2006

The new phone books are here

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Possible First Names for Count Chocula

Monday, January 09, 2006

Best of CES 2006 - Engadget

Dos and Don'ts for Beating the iPod (and iTunes)

Good stuff. Very applicable to doing biz here at the mothership...

Anil Dash: Dos and Don'ts for Beating the iPod (and iTunes)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Use the Kodak Wi-Fi Camera with Flickr

Now if only it were available on a Canon, I'd be all over it...

MAKE: Blog: HOW TO - Use the Kodak Wi-Fi Camera with Flickr

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Cowboys Are My Weakness

Start the New Year with some movie-related insight from Larry David.

Cowboys Are My Weakness - New York Times [may req. email reg.]