Archive for September, 2004

Wow. I’m kinda dull.

Thursday, September 30th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 6 Comments

I shamelessly stole this from Vidiot, but he claims all the cool kids are doing it. :-)

The ones I’ve done are in red. 82 of 200. Guess I’d better get to work on some of these. (Actually, if I narrow it down to only the ones I’d actually want to do, I’d be at 82 of about 125.)

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree

10. Done a striptease
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

I love it when ads are keyword-driven. It makes for some unfortunate ad placements. Like this little gem.

Make a name for yourself, indeed.

I second not poking the swirlie.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Awesome Ask MetaFilter thread on a 6-year-old seeing things that “aren’t there.” Interesting reading.

And it’s well over 1/2 way through the discussion before anyone asks the Hellmouth question. ;-)

Mmm. Fauxtatoes!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Cockeyed takes on a TGI Friday’s menu. The “Bacon Churner with Fauxtatoes,” “Atkinz Soda” and note about the waiter had me laughin’.

Ah, if only I’d known about this prank earlier. Would have been so much fun to get in on it with the Friday’s at Miller Park.


Snapshots from Czeltistan

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | No Comments

Things that have entertained me lately:

1. The guy rollerblading down my street after Sunday’s Packers game, wearing a cheesehead, jersey, facepaint and Mardi Gras beads, and carrying a cheesehead-style beer coozie and a grill. Way to be the life of whatever party you were at, brother. BYOG. (Just make sure the coals are cool before you carry it home.)

2. The guy walking down Wisconsin Avenue the other day wearing a Blue Sun t-shirt. Had I not been eating lunch with a former coworker who most decidedly wouldn’t have understood, I would have run out to the sidewalk in front of the restaurant to geek out with you.

3. The fearless squirrel who occasionally peers into the front door of the duplex while we’re working. I think he’s just hoping we’ll give him more potato chips, but it’s possible he really likes us.

4. And finally… Has anyone else seen those new HP commercials for their digital photo stuff? I don’t know why I like them so much (though my guess is ‘coz they use a cool Kinks song), but they’ve really grown on me. I first saw the “Francois” one and I think it’s geek-ish touch went a long way toward my liking of this campaign. Must have been a fun one to work on.

Excellent news.

Monday, September 27th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 1 Comment

My cousin is back from Iraq, safe and sound. There’s a possibility he may have to go back at some point, but he’s stateside for now. Yay!

I think I’m going to be sick.

Friday, September 24th, 2004 | General | 6 Comments

That asshat Lance Bass is going to remake The Great Gatsby. Worse yet: He’s casting Paris. Fucking. Hilton. as Daisy.

I hope F. Scott Fitzgerald comes back from the grave and kicks his ass.

(On the other hand, I’m suddenly a whole lot less-annoyed by the 1974 casting of Robert Redford as Gatsby.)


Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

The Last Starfighter: The Musical.

Steelbuddha’s reaction: “If they get Robert Preston, I’ll go see it. Also, if they get him for the musical, it would be extra good, because, you know, zombie.”

Zombie musicals. Hmm. Those would be red hot these days. Well, except for the part where the actors eat all the audience members’ brains, of course.

Ew, yuck.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Ok, folks. Making up internet terms can be fun and all, but when what you come up with is “webinar“, I really have to ask you to stop it.

Seriously. Stop it.

(I know the term has probably been around for awhile, but I’ve been fortunate enough not to have to run into it until now.)

Steelbuddha & I weigh in on politics

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 1 Comment

Mid-afternoon IMing can sometimes get a little goofy. Case in point: This little conversation between Steelbuddha and myself:

SB:,14259,1309890,00.html. Pretty decent.
CG: Hell yeah. If we let everyone else in the world vote, we’ll have Kerry, no problem.
SB: Even if just the U.N. ambassadors were allowed to speak at presidential debates.
SB: Or act as journalists.
SB: God, W would shit his pants.
CG: I vote for speak at debates. And can you imagine the fun if the ambassadors would have had the run of the RNC while it was in NY? Heh.
SB: “WTF? A REAL question? Oh shit! Cheney, help!”
CG: “Daddy? What’s the answer?”
SB: No more “Are terrorists bad? Are we trying to stop them?” style press conferences.
CG: And the ambassadors could gang up on him and keep asking him the same questions until he actually answers one.
SB: I wish he’d fuck up really bad right before the election, saying something like “All Muslims are terrorists and need to be hunted down.”
CG: Wouldn’t that be awesome? Approval ratings plunging overnight.
SB: Any muslim that votes for Bush, any racial minority that votes for Bush, anyone under the age of 30 that votes for Bush should all be given giant “Ignoratn fucker” badges that they have to wear everywhere.
CG: badges? feh. sandwichboards.
SB: Oh, and anyone who makes less than 100,000 a year.
CG: also, any floridian. they got us into this in the first place.
SB: And the sandwich board should be spelled wrong like I wrote it.
CG: exactly.
SB: Let’s not blame all Floridians, there were hundreds, possibly thousands of disenfranchised black voters that got screwed.
SB: And Dong.
CG: That’s true. Black Floridians, Dong, and my aunt & uncle are all exempt from wearing signs.
SB: We should let Cuban immigrants run Florida. We’ll see how long Bush stays in office then.
SB: Plus lots of awesome music then, instad of shitty Miami dance club garbage.
CG: Hell, even Al Pacino starring as Cuban immigrants would be ok.
SB: Hoo-ha.
CG: To paraphrase: Mr. Bush, say hello to my little friend.

Hey. Not all of those people are dead.

Friday, September 17th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

Used to be you had to be dead or an inanimate object to be on a US postal stamp. Earlier this year, though, the USPS rolled out its Photostamp option. I knew someone would find a way to abuse it, but I didn’t think they’d do anything quite so amusing. Good job, Smoking Gun!

For the voyeur in you.

Friday, September 17th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Recipe for an entertaining blog theme:

Find a digital camera memory card in a taxi. Post the photos to a blog. Write the narrative as if you were the person who took the photos.

The blog started in late-July, so you’ll need to backtrack a little bit, but it’s worth it.

Mystery solved

Friday, September 17th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

An update to that story from recent weeks about the cinema in Paris’ underground.

Baby names for bloggers

Friday, September 17th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

I don’t know about babies, but I think some of these would make fine names for pets, especially Wiki and Ping.

Jetting off to another fabulous destination

Thursday, September 16th, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 5 Comments

Well, it’s official. We booked our trip this morning. Christyl & I are headed to Prague!

If you’ve been there and have tourist info for us, we’d love to hear it.

Little higher.

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

Uh, George, that’s not your heart.

I read Linkfilter so you don’t have to

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Two entertaining, yet unrelated, goodies for you today, courtesy of Linkfilter:

The First: The SCA and the Saga of Cloak Boy.

The Second: S’mores Wars.

Quit playing with your food.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Finally. Sushi I think I could eat. For the more adventurous palate, you could use Zingers.

It’s actually kind of frightening how many recipies they’ve come up with for Hostess products. Oh, sure, most of them are variations on the “squish/cut into new form, douse in chocolate” theme, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

Well, ok. This one’s just wrong. Thou shalt not replace yummy cheese with Twinkie lard.

This is why I’m still single.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004 | Life in Czeltistan | 2 Comments

Y’know the ex- of mine who showed up at a hockey game earlier this year and tried to convince me to go out with him again? The one referenced in the Milwaukee Mag article blurb below (and featured in the original post here)? My hockey buddy ran into him last night. Apparently the ex- has since gotten married and he & the new missus had a kid two weeks ago.

Let’s do the math, shall we?

April 1: Trying to convince me to get back together with him.
Mid-August: Married, with child.

God, but I have terrible taste in men sometimes.

Get out your coloring books

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 2 Comments

Spiderman Reviews Crayons

‘Nuff said.

Since the links aren’t terribly obvious, here are parts two and three.

(Pssst. Spidey. Shamrocks only have 3 leaves.)