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Friday, March 31, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Kadima wins Israel's general election as Likud humiliated and time marches on.
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
This article in the post points out what we already knew but couldn't put into words... unless it was the words we use when talking to anyone and everyone we don't work with about our jobs.
One third of the 1,444 working adults surveyed also pull their hair out over public reprimands, micromanaging and loud talkers.
I'm definitely part of that 33%.
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 20, 2006
Sunday, March 19, 2006
In Secret Unit's 'Black Room,' a Grim Portrait of U.S. Abuse - New York Times
Another great way to create more terrorists.
Posted by Greg on Sunday, March 19, 2006
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Finally have a real day off with not even an hour of work (have only had 5 of those since Feb 1 including today). The following is what I did with the day.
I woke up around 9:27 (roughly) and puttered around a bit. I had a cup of coffee and some oatmeal and put it a move, "The Smartest Guys in the Room", a documetary about the rise and fall of Enron. I found the film informative, but cheesy. They could have used more Ken Burns photograph panning and less obvious stock footage and lame music. I'd still recommend seeing just to get a look at the people behind the scandal, but to actually get a really good idea of what happened I'll probably need to read a book... but I have enough of those lying around the house unread already.
I recently finished reading Benjamin Kunkel's book, Indecision, which I've come to learn is something very hip to have done. I'll have to thank mom for giving it to me for Christmas. I wonder if it's also hip to be given hip books by your mom. I imagine not.
I'm still trudging through the end of Trawler, by Redomond O'Hanlon. It's a book that I heard about more than a year ago when I saw Mr. O'Hanlon on the daily show. O'Hanlon is an adventure author and this one takes him on a fishing trawler in the nothern Atlantic. Sleep-deprivation is the basic theme of the book and the haphazard surroundings and fatigue of the author lends to the book itself being an exhausting read. It's a smart, funny book, but has taken me far too long to get through.
Where was I? After watching half of the Enron movie, I realized that I needed to leave to make the appointment I'd set to have my hair cut at 12:45. I scooted over the the bank to get cash for tip (feeling mildly guilty for using Citibank after just hearing that they'd been partially complicit in the whole Enron debacle), and then scooted the rest of the way up to Georgette Klinger to see my friend Kate who works there.
On my way back from the "Salon" (so lame) I ran into a bunch of traffic on Mass. Ave. It looked like there was a protest march up ahead, so I turned around and took an alternate that put me on the other side of the march. I was finally able to figure out what it was for just now: Today is the third anniversary of the Iraq invasion and 300 people gathered outside the Naval Observatory, Cheney's pad, to protest. Here's an article. How sad that I forgot and was out consuming things? How sad that there were only 300 people to protest? I like to think I would have been right there along side them if I'd known about this. These protesters need some marketing and fast.... or even just advertising. With a 66% dissapproval rating, the market is definitely already there.
Upon arriving home, I got some food and watched the end of the Enron movie.
Feeling fat and sedentary, I decided to watch an episode of "Long Way Round", which had arrived from Netflix on Friday. "Long Way Round" is a documentary that follows Ewan McGregor and his friend Charlie Boorman as they ride their motorcycles from London East, across all of the European and Asian continents, fly to Alaska and then cross the North American continent. I've now seen the first two episdoes, think it's fantastic and would recommend it to anyone. Even R find it amusing, and she hates motorcycles and driving in general.
Post-documentary episode, I went to the gym and ran two miles. Then I sat in the Sauna for a little.
After arriving home I puttered around on the internet and found this Retro Phone Handsetat Think Geek. It's awesome. You should buy one.
After R arrived home from work, we watched "The Cuckoo", a Finnish film that arrived almost a week ago and we're just getting around to seeing it. I'd recommend it as well.
Having written my day down, it seems like I watched a lot of movies and didn't do very much. That's ok, though. I've been working too much and deserved a day on the couch. Tomorrow... same thing. Brilliant!
Posted by Greg on Saturday, March 18, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
St. Patty's Hai Ku
With brilliant five seven form
Please see words below
The pictures tell it
One couple of drunken cats
Green hats make cats sad.
*no kittens/cats/felines were harmed in the taking of these photos. Some owners were scratched while they slept, but this is normal.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
FISA courts will allow a warrant up to 72 hours after a name is requested for filtering by the NSA.
A warrant for a wiretap issued by the FISA courst is completely secret. Not even the wife of the judge listens in on the briefings if they're being conducted in his living room, which they often are.
Why? Why, why, why, why, why would the president need to circumvent these courts? That's the question they're not answering. Gonzales and everyone else will go up in front of Congressional hearings to argue over the legality of wiretapping without even a secret warrant, but I have yet to hear a coherent, worthwhile explanation as to why such an action would be necessary. Hook it up.
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
Finally got some time off of work after working Saturday and Sunday and have a moment to do something different. That's manifested itself in running outside in this fantastic weather that we're having in DC, catching up on reading the magazines that are piling up (why did I ever subscribe to the New Yorker?), and cruising around on the internet. I'm currently watching a Frontline episode on the Iraqi insurgency. Ridiculous. I recommend this to everyone. American news media has not been covering the Iraq situation to any extent. I think I'm pretty well read but still learned a lot from watching the show.
The other picture there is for My Name Is Earl fans. That's a picture from a recent episode that shows Earl Hickey's return address! How awesome that we now know where he lives. Of course, there's no state on the postcard, but it does say Camden, USA and they do go to Frostberg University in the episode, which is in Maryland. There's a Camden in Maryland, too... and the drive to Frostburg takes "all night". Interesting clues... if you're into that sort of thing. Ok. Must reserve non-work time for things other than blogging.... like using Google Earth's Measuring tool to figure out how far I've run. And if you like Google Earth, check out Google Mars... nerd.
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 13, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
The Observer | World | Red rain could prove that aliens have landed
But is this rain intelligent? I'll believe it when I'm bowing to its overlord... or if it starts to rain purple... that would definitely be convincing.
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, March 07, 2006