Friday, July 29, 2005

iPod Flea

Doug Pagitt over at the Pagitt Blog has posted a link to the incredible new iPod Flea. Come on kiddies, run right out and get yours now before they're all gone.

(If you're not familiar with Doug Pagitt, he's involved with the Emergent Church movement, a movement finding new ways to navigate the Christian faith in the postmodern world. He's associated with the Solomon's Porch community in Minnesota. Check it out if you get a chance.)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Reuters Pulls "Tasty" Page?

So yesterday I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt over a headline put out on Reuters for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Now it looks as if the page has been pulled.

See for yourself...

I find it very hard to believe that the piddly traffic from my own sight generator much notice to a site like Reuters, so I have to believe that other sites raised awareness to this headline, as well. Either that, or I am a very secret internets super power...

In any event, my screen-grab still exists here.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Does Anybody Actually Read This?

Just curious...

Maybe if you enjoy what you are reading here, one of you faithful readers would be interested in sending this my way. Yes, for the mere cost of less than $5 (Twice as much as my adsense ads have generated in the last 6 months), you could make me the proud papa of three Lego dinosaurs!

Two things led to this moment:
1. That Triceratops and Stegosaurus have to be the coolest looking Lego animals ever.
2. The fact that I am actually unable to afford a measly $5 on myself at this time is very sad.

Two more things, I have serious doubts that:
1. Anyone is actually reading this.
2. Anyone would actually take the time and cash to go through with this.

Ok, If I'm really so lucky as to have a compassionate fan ofĀ©*, (holy crap, that is now mine if it's available...), and you're making this small-yet-incredibly-awesome purchase on my behalf, let me know. I can be reached through manofredearth(at)gmail(dot)com.

/wishful thinking

*...on second thought, registering a domain name is way more work than I'm able to invest in at the moment. Until then, however, a cursory websearch affirms that I am the sole user of the phrase ""which is, obviously, the abbreviated form of ^_^

In Other News...

Wow... um... I find it really hard to believe that this made it past every editor without anyone else picking up on some rather awkward verbiage...

(found here)

Guilty confession: I'm still laughing like a junior high guy after hearing a silly poop joke.

Friday, July 22, 2005

One of These Things is not Like the Other...

This is a screen capture from Google News several weeks ago.

I just found this sitting in a misc. image folder on my desktop, having been forgotten after my several weeks of various travels and programs*. So why would this have been important enough for me to grab and post? Let's take a close look at each headline:

-Bush cool on climate deal, offers Blair no favors (Reuters)
-Bush wants to shift global warming debate** (CNN)
-US close to climate change concessions (Guardian Unlimited)

I started to explain what I found so humorous in this example, but why don't you leave a comment and tell me if you think it's funny or not.

I'm still chuckling.

*Flimsy excuse for having not post anything during the last 6 weeks
**Somebody please tell this man the debate has been over for quite some time...