Archive for January, 2003

I’m watching Late Night with

January 31, 2003

I’m watching Late Night with Conan O’Brien right now. There’s a pre-recorded sketch where Conan takes pity on the people waiting in line in the freezing cold on standby to attend the show. So he rents an RV, invites a bunch of them in, and holds a show in there while they drive around New York City.

What a hilarious concept! He’s got Max Weinberg playing drums using pots and pans and Joel Godard announcing. They essentially duplicated the opening, monologue and all. Finally, Conan’s celebrity guest was MC Hammer. He had MC Hammer dancing alongside him to some 60s music. It was masterfully done and totally entertaining.


Oh yeah, can’t forget about

January 29, 2003

Oh yeah, can’t forget about parody.

I know a lot of

January 29, 2003

I know a lot of Starbucks coffee drinkers. I’ll have to subtly query them and run their orders through this personality quiz—for scientific testing purposes of course.

The Gettysburg Address as PowerPoint:

January 29, 2003

The Gettysburg Address as PowerPoint: classic example of satire. But the Web’s full of such things.

Wow, I never knew that

January 28, 2003

Wow, I never knew that the Olsen twins were interested in nanotechnology. Or were worth $76 million collectively. Or scored 1600s on their SATs. Or that Mary-Kate finally got a puppy.

[UPDATE] I reverse DNSed the IP address “” and it resolves to I’ve been deceived! Ignore the nanotechnology and SAT perfection links.

Vulgar, yet catchy.

January 27, 2003

Vulgar, yet catchy.

Busy week. I didn’t have

January 26, 2003

Busy week. I didn’t have a chance to read one word of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Feh.

I don’t know exactly how

January 25, 2003

I don’t know exactly how to categorize this site. At first, I thought it might be some sort of modernist “art” and then I thought it might some sort of community development project. In the end, I filed it away under “neat.”

Links Just Want To Be Links

January 24, 2003

Note to self: remember to read “Links Want To Be Links” thoroughly. Also, comb through the author’s site for other such pearls.

Note to anyone else: It’s an article describing some of the best (read: most useful) ways to devise and phrase links. Very important subject and a very well-crafted article.

I’m not exactly sure what

January 24, 2003

I’m not exactly sure what to make of this article. I really need to read more about neuroscience.

Favorite quote, about early testing of the device on the researchers themselves: “No one knew if we were going to be the next one to have a seizure, or if 12 years of medical residency would suddenly get blown away.”