August 2004 Archives

West Wing 5!!!

Noticed on TiVo this evening, West Wing season 5 started on Bravo today! Most likely you will be able to see all of last season before this season starts for a nice refresher course :)

Reminder to Self

Bring sweatershirt to work tomorrow. Holy shnikes is it cold at my desk. Damn vent right above me.

New Job

Congrats to Jason on the new gig!

New Technorati Politics Site

The updated Technorati: Election Watch 2004 site is live. Check it out.

Here is Dave's note on the new features.

What is IT?

Well, it was a Phish festival which was recently shown as a special and now is going to be disc one of a two disc DVD set coming out soon. The nice thing is I saved this on my TiVo when it was on PBS. It has since become regular rotation on my TV. Being that the fall season has yet to start, the TiVo is pretty empty these days, so I end up going back to this again and again. The best thing? This special ROCKS. Great tunes and some good interviews with the boys. Wonderful to put on in the background. So, if you are a Phishy kid and didn't see the special, go order the DVD .

It may be bad ...

it may be evil, it may be just plain wrong, but this made me laugh very loudly this evening.

New Metblog Site got a redesign last week. Check it out.

VMA Ramblings

Is Bruce Willis hanging out with P Diddy now to try and impress Demi?

Christina went from today's type of slut to an old school 20's slut, interesting

Dave Chappelle was greatly underused.

Missed Opportunity for Joke #1: Nick Lachey to Paris Hilton: "You look a lot less green in person"

Missed Opportunity for Joke #2: Whichever Olsen twin was in rehab: "Who's got my 8ball?"

Shaq looks like he is enjoying Miami

I totally commend MTV for all their pushing for people to vote

Why did people boo the Kerry and Bush kids? What exactly was the point of this?

Couldn't they have had Phish as the final band? I think that would have been great.


I definitely don't want to be anyone who has to play Shaq this year. He already looks VERY VERY VERY in shape at the VMAs.

Coventry Statements

Two statements released about Coventry:

One from Dave Werlin President of Great Northeast Productions, Inc.

One from John Paluska Phish's Manager

I feel bad for all these folks. They tried so much to be apologetic for weather which was not something they could do anything about. If I was held responsible for weather I am pretty sure I would be insane by now (well, more insane than I am).

It does sound like they are trying their damnedest to make up for it. Yes, it''s not Phish live, but at least its a peace offering.


I have to say I am totally impressed. Ashlee Simpson, on MTV VMA pre-show performing live. Like, really live. Not the boring old lip syncing that most of the pop folks doing, but really singing. This girl has totally impressed me. I dig her songs from the radio, but seeing her actually perform live gives me a whole new respect for her.

How To Clean the Toilet and the Cat

  1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.
  2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.
  3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.
  4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.
  5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "power-wash and rinse."
  6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.
  7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.
  8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.
  9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.

The Dog

And lastly ...

HOLY SHIT is it hot. I was so psyched to get through a particularly mild summer in Boston without an AC and now I am wishing I had bought one somewhere along the way. I'm pretty much melting at this point.

Fun with GMail

GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem:

GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium. GmailFS is a Python application and uses the FUSE userland filesystem infrastructure to help provide the filesystem, and libgmail to communicate with Gmail.

This looks like this could be really neat. The only issue is that Google is supposedly starting to play authentication games now to block third party apps from connecting. Wouldn't it be in everybody's best interest for Google to write a full API for Gmail?

Failure before it even starts

Jaosn Alexander (from Seinfeld, not Britney's ex-husband) and Malcom Jamal Warner have a new TV sitcom coming to CBS this fall. Saw a commercial for it tonight. Who wants to start a pool on how long it lasts. I give it 6 episodes. Though, CBS has had a lacking schedule for a while, so maybe it will last much longer.

Clerks 2

From AP via News Askew:

LOS ANGELES - Kevin Smith is making another convenience store run.

The writer-director of "Dogma," "Chasing Amy" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" told the Associated Press on Friday that he has begun work on a sequel to "Clerks," his homemade indie classic from 1994.

I'm not really sure what I think of this. I loved Clerks, love it more every time I see, just so much to digest. So many little jokes that are just funny every time you see them (37!).

First off, Kevin had sadi J&SBSB was the final movie in the Jersey Trilogy (Yes, it was a 5 movie trilogy). He felt he didn't want to use those characters again. He said he made J&SBSB as a homage to the fans of the movies and as a final chapter. (Yes, I am paraphrasing). For these characters to come back so quickly worries me.

Second, they say this is going to be set 10 years after the first movie (and since Clerks X is out any day now, it really is 10 years). It also mentions in the release something along the lines of it being a movie about getting past your 20s and growing up. The reason Clerks is so good is because its about slacker 20 somethings sitting around bullshitting about life. If this is some sort of coming of age movie, it is going to ruin that piece of it.

The last thing I don't like is Kevin said he was inspired by the making of the 10th anniversary Clerks DVD. My worry here is that he is going to re-use a lot of material.

Kevin is one of my favorite writers and directors, but I just fear that if this is done wrong it could do bad things for his career.


I'm still alive. Mostly. Very busy at work. Not much to talk about. Just wanted to say hi. I'll be back soon enough.

Exactly ...

A store that sells husbands has just opened in Ottawa where a woman may go to choose a husband from among many men. The store is comprised of 6 floors, and the men increase in positive attributes as the shopper ascends the flights.

There is, however, a catch. As you open the door to any floor you may choose a man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit the building. So a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

"Floor 1 - These men have jobs."

The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's better than my last boyfriend,but I wonder what's further up?" So up she goes

The second floor sign reads:

"Floor 2-These men have jobs and love kids.

"The woman remarks to herself, "That's great, but I wonder what's further up?" And up she goes again.

The third floor sign reads:

"Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking."

"Hmmm, better" she says. "But I wonder what's upstairs?"

The fourth floor sign reads:

"Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework."

"Wow!" exclaims the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more further up!" And again she heads up another flight.

The fifth floor sign reads: "

Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak."

"Oh, mercy me! But just think... what must be awaiting me further on?" So up to the sixth floor she goes.

The sixth floor sign reads: "Floor 6 - You are visitor 3,456,789,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping Husband Mart and have a nice day.

Bounty Hunter


My apartment is currently a metaphor for my life. It's a MESS. After being away for 10 days and then having very little time at home since, a super busy week at work and just being plain tired, I have had little time to organize my house, my head, or much else. I've got lots to post about, lots to do and lots of sleep to catch up on. Keep an eye on this space :)

Vote for Ken

Stop what you are doing and go directly here and vote for Ken!

Update: Ken won!


A combination of being sick and being rather tired makes me just keep repeating to myself "a few more hours, a few more hours" while on the LinuxWorld floor today.


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