War Against Christmas, New Year’s Resolutions | Files: Humor | Tags:

This year, I resolve: To worship a snowman. To smash a Christmas tree angel. To set fire to a chocolate bunny. To allege that the holiday ham is in fact a raindeer. To steal a plastic Jesus from a nativity scene and donate it to Goodwill. To embrace Santa as […]

California Special Election Day | Files: PoliTicks | Tags:

As most of you know, I like to sit in a pub on Election Day and watch the returns come in. Today is November 8th 2005: California Special Election Day. My recommendations for the ballot: NO. Proposition 73. Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy—State of California […]

Palm Software | Files: Geek Out | Tags: ,

Agendus for Palm OS Professional Edition – Five-in-One—- Address, Date book, To Dos, Memos, & E-mail/SMS—- an ultimate combination of personal information management & convenience Central – Central contains over a dozen utilities to enhance your Treo 600 or 650. From do not disturb functions to Super Alarms, Central is […]

Pirates, Global Warming & Phone Hell Escapes | Files: Geek Out | Tags:

I’ ve spent too much of my life trying to convice answering services to send me directly to a real li ve human being. Here’s the “Find-A-Human—IVR Cheat Sheet” use the codes to go directly to the operator in all kinds of voice systems. Oh yeah: Here’s a graph showing […]

The Cop Said | Files: On The Line | Tags: , ,

Terrifying Things I have in My Head. There are a few of them. Like radiation detectors at borders and the Spanish Flu. Money Laundering, risky business, C.I.A. National debt, Plame Game, Red Yuan who the …. is Johnnie Ray? Oh. I once had a classmate, who was a retired NYPD […]

The Caesar Singularity | Files: PoliTicks | Tags:

Delay’s Ethics. Posse Comitatus. Avian Flu. Clinton Impeachment. Valerie Plame. Hurrican Katrina. Julius Caesar. When it all comes to an end, I can’t see past the “Caesar Singularity”. The new bad idea out of the White House this weekend was the idea of making the Pentagon the “lead agency” in […]

Spontanious Human Combustion? | Files: Geek Out | Tags:

Frank Clewer had a near miss with spontanious human combustion when he showed up for a job interview: An Australian man built up so much static electricity in his clothes as he walked that he burned carpets, melted plastic and sparked a mass evacuation. Elsewhere, Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera finally released […]

I'm in Long Beach | Files: The Long Wander | Tags: , , ,

Never mind what I’m doing. I’ll tell you later. I just wanted to say that the reports of the evacuation of Houston really bother me. I wasn’t€™t connected before Katrina came thru, this just ain’t right. Wilma Skinner (pictured): “I done called for a shelter, I done called for help. […]

On the Beach in Hoek van Holland | Files: Public, The Long Wander | Tags:

I sit on a white sand beach in Hoek van Holland, my toes in the sand as the sun burns off the morning fog. It’s early afternoon and a warm breeze dances with the grasses while crows walk pick at seaweed and white birds highgrad the tide pools. Tugs and […]