Monday, January 31, 2005

"He Looked Great"

Description of how Terrell Owens looked at practice today.

I hope the Pats keep their energies focused on Freddie Mitchell's flapping gums.

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Mr. Wonderful

The blogger, 1000 Bars, is going to visit 1,000 bars in 2005. He's over 100 already.

I haven't been able to find out if he's an organ donor. Will advise.

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SOTU Predictions Quiz

It's that time again! Dana Hork has crafted a prediction quiz for Wednesday night's State of Union address. Sample multiple-choice questions include:

Length of address
FLOTUS Dress Designer
Elements the President will mention (e.g. Earth, Wind, Fire, Peaches & Herb.)

There are also lots of pictures with amusing, very-amusing and not-so-amusing captions.

And there are prizes too. Grand Prize is a foot massage from Jenna or not-Jenna*.

Uncle Horns has participated in the past and his prognostication skills are slightly above average.

I can think of a couple of people who may give me a run for my money, but I doubt it. Just some friendly competition among bloggers...

*Rovian assertion.

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No Respect

A CNN booker called the publicist for the late Rodney Dangerfield last week to ask him if "Rodney would be available to share his comments" on Johnny Carson's passing. Link.

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Wicked Cool

Check out the artwork on this blog.

I'm guessing the languange is Portugese, but if you know for sure please comment below.


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Did I Mention...

...that the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl?

(I have a chance of going to the game. I'll give details, either way, this week. Don't want to curse myself.)

Brian Murphy at ESPN.com has a cool article about Philly fans and how some celebrated the NFC Championship win against the Falcons. Here is a sample:

Warning! Sophomoric Humor Alert!

...Lest we get too sentimental, reader Fran L. informs us that a pregame TV report on the local Fox affiliate found a reporter chasing down "The Naked Fan" in the Linc parking lot. The female reporter attempted to interview Naked Fan, who responded by turning to face the reporter, grabbing his genital region and, as Fran writes, "in his best Austin Powers said: 'Do I make you horny, baby?'"...

Warned you.


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Petition Time

Make The Daily Show with Jon Stewart one hour.

Sign here. (Name & email only needed.)

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Live TV Feed of Iraqi Elections

Mark Cuban's high definition TV network, HDNet, is showing the Iraqi Parliamentary elections live on Sunday.

And in a welcome change from the current atmosphere of MSM bashing, the HDNet coverage will be without commentary.

Go here to see if you can get the channel and a chance to see history.

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Mobile Phone for Your Pet

The apocalypse got here sooner than I thought.

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The Future of Information

The possibilities are limitless. I'm still trying to decide if it's good or bad...

(Be sure to watch the whole video.)

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Thursday, January 27, 2005

What the Hell is Going On?

First, Prince Harry chooses the poorest of costumes for a party. And now Lazio Captain Paolo Di Canio makes a poor choice of gestures during a goal celebration in a recent Italian football match:

(Slightly ironic that as I type this post the film Victory is being shown on INHD.)

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

What's on the Menu?

Regardless, they better not be seated in the smoking section.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Blogroll Additions

It's been quite a while since I've added anyone to the Uncle Horns blogroll so I thought tonight would be a good time. Ever since I started using the news reader,Bloglines I've been particularly lax about updating my blogroll. Bloglines is an excellent service which I've previously raved about.

Anyway, behold the newest additions, along with a clever sentence or two:

PSoTD - The name is an acronym for Political Site of The Day and is maintained by Wayne, a Pennsylvanian who writes about a variety of political issues from local to international. Very informative and often worth a chuckle or two. (As are his comments here.)

.blogdaddy - A site maintained by a New Englander who has shown a propensity to blog about a football team from Foxboro, MA. The name escapes me right now... Joking of course, I'm trying to lure him into a wager against my McNabbs. He also provides some very amusing posts about life with his daughter and the trials and tribulations that come from being a father. I can relate.

The Impulsive Buy - Every day Marvo samples and reviews a consumer product and gives it a best-of-five rating. He's sampled everything from Apple's new iLife software suite to Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. (Actually, those are his last two reviews.) The comments at this blog are the best. People share their thoughts about the product and Marvo responds to everyone. Hilarity ensues, people.

What The Hell Happened Last Night - Based in Pittsburgh, this blog features a little bit of everything from work topics to life in the Steel City. The proprietor also just won a Best of Blog (BOB) award for his very impressive photo blog. Stop by and congratulate him.

The Higher Pie - A political blog with a definitive lefty skew, just the way we like 'em. A healthy dose of sarcasm & snark doesn't hurt much either. The name of his blog comes via a quote from the noted linguist, George w. Bush.

Go take a look.

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Try the Kool-Aid

It's tasty!

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Lost in Translation

You know, back there...

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Another List

O, Brother, Where Art Thou? Oh Right, Everywhere


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Faceless Omnipotent Oppressors

What the Fuck Are You Staring At?

Guys, Seriously, Can I Just Get a Little Me-Time Here?

Hate: The Musical!

Two Guys, a Girl, and a Chilling Dystopian Landscape

From McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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Monday, January 24, 2005

Johnny Carson

I was sad to learn of Johnny Carson's passing from emphysema. I used to watch him three or four nights a week sneaking down to the TV room. He had an amazing way of putting his guests at ease with a graciousness I've never seen replicated, though Peter Kessler on TGC came closest in my opinion.

One time I was watching and Johnny concluded an interview segment with his standard, "...and we'll be right back." Evidently he thought that his director cut immediately to the break because he turned and took a drag of a cigarette that was lit behind his desk. I remember thinking at the time (I must've been 12 or 13), 'he must really like to smoke...' because of the urgency of his inhalation. I don't know how long Johnny Carson smoked or if the smoking was directly attributable to his emphysema, but I'd wager it was.

Just another reason I'm happy to be ten weeks smoke free.

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Sunday, January 23, 2005

One To Go


Satisfying, but not satisfied.

T.O. will be coming to the table in Jacksonville.

UPDATE: It will be the Eagles vs. the New England Patriots in the Supe. I hope the Eagles can show the classless Deion Branch a little humility. Poor sportsmanship in his final TD of the AFC Championship. If he did that in Philly he'd catch a D-cell in his earhole.

Of course as the game is winding down Jim Nantz & Phil Simms are talking about the Dynasty of the Patriots and showing graphics comparing Bill "Genius" Belichik & Vince Lombardi. I hope this jibber-jabber continues.

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Friday, January 21, 2005

The Man Likes Music

Everyday while Liam and I wait for his ride to day care he plays with the car radio. He ususally passes over talk radio and DJs blathering and heads right to the music. This morning he stopped at Lenny Kravitz and rocked back and forth to the music while we waited. He's also shown a propensity to favor rap. When he's older I'll turn him onto He's the DJ and I'm the Rapper from DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. Not so much about drugs or guns, which I think is good.

UPDATE: As I put our middle son on the bus this morning he said, "Goodbye Uncle Fester!" Proving that even early in the morning his sense of humor is intact.

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I Wish I Worked for Apple

If only so I got a free iPod shuffle.

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BNL TV Show?

It looks as though the Canadian band, Bare Naked Ladies is working on a TV pilot for American TV. If you've ever seen their music videos or an interview with the band you know they are very funny. I hope this happens.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Twenty Large

I reached the 20,000 visitor plateau last evening, just a month short of my first blogiversary. Thanks for stopping in, participating and making this one of the top 275 million blogs out there.

Y'all come back now.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Amazon.com Customer Comments: Bible or Satanic Bible?

1. The movie is better!
2. Appropriate for teenagers!
3. Not for Children
4. Good bathroom reading!
5. Don't leave it lying around the house
6. Fun little book. Scares roommates away
7. Great chants!
8. Gripping
9. The best zombie story yet
10. Oy, Christ!
11. That crazy ol' coot!
12. Mmmm-leather
13. The best book in the world!
14. The idiot's guide to being an attention-seeking loser
15. Jeezus Krist!

Click here to see which bible got which review.

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Mr. Magoo

People cannot drive. Not you per se. Of course you can drive. It's just that your neighbor, blind uncle* or co-worker is a menace and should be re-tested. The fact that we have one inch of snow make matters infinitely worse. Warning signs to keep an eye out for (snow or no snow):

-someone who is hunched over, with chest touching the wheel
-driver wearing glasses two-times thicker than Joe Paterno's (combined with above)
-a death grip on the wheel that would make Andre the Giant proud
-little yellow license plate (joking Mr. McGreevey!)
-cell phone talker with opposite hand gesturing
-knee driver (see above)
-make-up applier
-no turn signal using, lane switcher
-person who doesn't wave after you let them in

Did I miss any? I'd love to hear what pisses off Massachusetts drivers.

I'm no expert, but my new car is 15 months old and I have 35,000 miles on it, so I have more experience than some people.

*In a former life I worked as a soft lines manager (apparel & footwear) for the Sports Authority. My days were spent merchandising displays, ordering people around and loitering at the customer service desk. One day, as I was taking up space delegating responsibilities I noticed a man enter with a seeing eye dog. He walked around for a little while and then asked for an item that was out of stock. I told him a couple of different places to try to find it and he left. As the store was empty at the time I watched this gentleman and his dog walk toward the parking lot where I guessed he was getting his ride. I was mistaken. They walked up to a conversion van parked in the first handicapped spot and the man opened the side doors for the dog to climb in. He then entered the driver's seat with a minimum of "feeling around," started the van and drove off.

I never saw the guy or his dog again but that experience left a lasting impression on the three of us who witnessed it. We all agreed that he had to be one hell of a good driver in order to get a license while being, at least partially, blind.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Questionable Phone Behavior

I was just talking to my salesperson at a newspaper in the southern portion of TX. I place advertising with her for one of my clients and we've been going through a rough patch lately with incorrect ads running and wrong invoices being sent.

Well today she said that everything ran fine over the weekend, and she seemed very excited about it, as I heard a light thump over the phone. She actually hit the mouthpiece with the palm of her hand and announced she just gave me a high-five.

A phone high-five.

This is the first time I've ever received one and deep down I should really feel happier than I do. Alas, maybe it's the impending inauguration.

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Friday, January 14, 2005

Aim High

Not everyone can be a brain surgeon, a barista or a Cosmonaut:
...Management consultant William Fried told eighth-graders at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School on Tuesday that stripping and exotic dancing can pay $250,000 or more per year, depending on their bust size.

"It's sick, but it's true," Fried said in an interview later. "The truth of the matter is you can earn a tremendous amount of money as an exotic dancer, if that's your desire."...

No word if he spoke about surgical options.

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One Denial

Go here to see all of the details on this 'denial note'.

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This is an amazing story:
Gray-headed albatrosses, famed for flocking to the South Georgia Islands near Antarctica to mate and raise chicks, routinely circle the globe between breeding seasons in a restless search for fish, British scientists discovered.

For a study appearing this week in the journal Science, researchers for the British Antarctic Survey attached electronic locators to the legs of 22 birds. They provided the first strong evidence of how the graceful south sea fliers spend their time outside of the breeding season.

The breeding season comes every other year, but little was known where the birds went when they were not raising young.

The sensors put on the birds recorded their location twice a day for 18 months. When the scientists recovered the tracking devices, the downloaded data gave a history of the wanderings of each bird.

The researchers found that more than half of the birds flew completely around the world, following the chilled oceans below 30 degrees latitude south. One bird circled the globe three times in 18 months, and another flew more than 13,000 miles in just 46 days...

Makes me feel guilty for asking my kids to bring me food from the fridge.

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Sex Bomb

All together now, in your best Austin Powers voice, Yeah Baby!
THE Pentagon considered developing a host of non-lethal chemical weapons that would disrupt discipline and morale among enemy troops, newly declassified documents reveal.

Most bizarre among the plans was one for the development of an "aphrodisiac" chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour among troops would cause a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale, the proposal says.

The Fundies would probably question the non-lethal part.

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

WMD Quotes

Would we have gone to war if we knew this wasn't true?

Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.
Dick Cheney, Vice President
Speech to VFW National Convention

Here are 80 more quotes from the Bush Administration.

Suppress gag reflex.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Naked Prisoners Compared to Cheerleaders

Hard to believe.

Give me a "B"
Give me a "U"
Give me a "S"
Give me a "H"

What's that spell?

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Wonderful Technology

A motion recognition cell phone:
Ever the innovators, Samsung has developed the world’s first cellphone with motion-recognition capability. With this marvel of technology you’ll soon never have to dial numbers by pressing buttons again. No, now you’ll be able to dial phone numbers simply by writing the numbers in the air with your phone. Ah, sweet progress.
Via Engadget.

My Samsung might do that if I cleaned the string-can connector.

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Tool Box

"For a celebrity weekly, this is our tsunami" –- US Weekly GM Kent Brownridge, on the Brad and Jen breakup story (New York Post).

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CA Landslide

If you haven't seen the footage, this picture should give you an idea about the power of the landslides in CA.

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No Surprise Now

The hunt for WMDs in Iraq ended last month.

What, no press conference?

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I was helping my son with his homework last night and we ran across a word he was unfamiliar with: Bashful.

He asked if that was someone who ran into things.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I Did Not Know That

From the BBC, 100 things we didn't know this time last year. A "crash" of samples:

2. Farmers plant their crops up to three weeks earlier than 15 years ago. In the 1960s, temperatures from January to March averaged 4.2C; it rose to 5.6C in the 1990s.

3. Brussels sprouts have three times as much vitamin C as oranges.

8. Brazilians are the nationality most likely to read spam.

19. The collective noun for rhinos is "crash".

26. The full names of Scooby Doo's Mystery Inc members are: Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, Scooby "Scoobert" Doo. Shaggy is actually Norville Rogers.

31. Herrings break wind to communicate and keep the school together.

38. Yoda was based on Albert Einstein.

68. Bill Clinton revealed in his autobiography that he didn't learn to ride a bike properly until he was 22.

86. You can see the back of your own head in some parts of the universe as time and light are so curved. The universe is neither flat, nor football shaped - it looks like a flat-sided trumpet, German physicists believe.

87. One gigabyte of information - about a quarter of the memory of an iPod mini - is the equivalent of a pick-up truck load of paper.

96. One in four 16- and 17-year-old girls in the UK is on the contraceptive pill - more than ever before.

97. Matt Groening's father - the inspiration for Homer Simpson - has only complained once about his alter-ego's actions. It was an episode in which Homer badgered Marge into walking some considerable distance on a hot day to fetch him something.

100. Bill Clinton sent just two e-mails while he was president.

I bet you stayed longer than thirty seconds!

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Monday, January 10, 2005


From The Cult of Mac.

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The 2004 Most Popular Phrase that colored our lexicon, as voted by the Linguistic Society of America was Red Stare, Blue State & Purple State.

I was more a fan of the runners-up in other categories:

Lawn mullet: A lawn that is neatly mowed in the front but unmowed in the back

Hillbilly armor: Describing U.S. troops scavenging for material to protect their vehicles

Nerdvana: A term for collaborative geekiness

Pajamahadeen: Bloggers who challenge and fact-check traditional media

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Sunday, January 09, 2005


As you can see on the left, I'm entering the button portion of my blogging career. Is it temporary? I don't know. But this site has thousands of them and posting them is very addictive.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

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5,500 US Soldiers Desert Instead of Reporting for Duty

I'll be surprised to see this story on the news this week.

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People's Choice Awards TONIGHT 9PM EST

And the New York Post is reporting that Michael Moore will win the Best Picture award for Fahrenheit 911.

Great movie on several levels but, most importantly, Moore's win will drive the right bat-shit crazy. And that's ok with me.

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Are You Perfect?

Neither am I. Go read Hack Yourself and grow. The whole thing is good, but I liked this excerpt:
Your environment includes goals. Don't set yourself pie-in-the-sky impossible goals and then beat yourself up over not achieving them — set yourself goals that will be good for you, not a source of pain. Attainable goals. Set them and meet them. Don't tell yourself you can't — that's the old story, that story you used to tell yourself about what a poor sad victim you were and how you could never change anything about your life. You can meet your goals. This is the new story.

Trying to clean your house? Good for you — a clean house can really effect your state of mind for the better. But don't say “Today I'm going to clean the entire house from top to bottom,” when you don't have the time and energy to — don't set yourself up for failure; don't feed the demon. Just say, “Today I'm going to wash all the dishes and clean off the kitchen counter.” And do it.

Don't tell yourself, “This month I'm going to write that novel.” Tell yourself, “Today I'm going to write five pages.” And do it. Take your dreams and break them down into small pieces and you'll have them in your hands before you know it.

And you'll find, as you start meeting your goals, that you like it. That it feels good, makes you feel confident and capable. You'll develop a hunger for it.

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Saturday, January 08, 2005

Merriam Pronunciation Guide

There are two pronunciations of the vulgar word for excrement.

If under 18, get parent's permission before clicking:



Speakers up please. NSFW.

Blatantly stolen from The Sneeze which is an exponentially funnier blog than this one.

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Well, not really.

Nothing on the Armstrong Williams payola story from:

Captain's Quarters
Little Green Footballs
A-I Rottweiler
Blogs for Bush

Do you know why? It's indefensible to use taxpayer money for policy promotion. It's also much more comfortable to keep the blinders on.

But if you want to find out about RatherGate, Clinton's privates, Kofi Annan's family, the unfair treatment of TortureBoy or the Office Superstore you know where to go.

(You can find an intelligent post on it here.)

UPDATE: As of 6pm EST on 1/8, the Captain's Quarters is the only aforementioned blog to post on the Armstrong Williams scandal.

UPDATE 2: Spatula City can also be added to the list of bloggers who don't think this is worth posting on. Instead, Mr Spatula has parroted the GOP talking points perfectly left a marginally clever comment below.

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Friday, January 07, 2005

Quote of the Day - Empathic Edition

"Get some devastation in the back" -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, to an aide taking snapshots of him "near a pile of tsunami debris" Link.

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Longest Starbucks Order Ever

It's just coincidence that we have two Starbucks posts in one week, but I feel this one is worth it.

I present you The Longest Starbucks Order:

Double Ristretto Venti Nonfat Organic Chocolate Brownie Frappuccino Extra Hot with Foam and Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended


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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Echo Chamber II

I took Powerline to task last week for a post on Al Gore and now I find more detritus, this time from the Corner:
Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore was awarded seven and a half minutes of air time in the 7:30 half hour of Thursday’s "Today" show to offer his political analysis of why the Democrats failed to oust Bush. Katie Couric felt that wasn’t enough, so she invited him back an hour later for another eight minutes and forty seconds of air time, or 16 minutes, 10 seconds overall. While Couric tried to suggest that maybe Hollywood liberalism hurt the Democrats (and even noted the "vitriol...you seem to embody"), she also inaccurately promoted Moore’s latest book as "new" and "currently on many bestseller lists" when it came out in October and is ranked #1,547 on Amazon.com.

How about when Katie Couric was beating the drum for our troops before Baghdad fell? Or how about the extremely tough interview she did with Kerry before the election? (Be sure to read down to the hunting trip questions.) If she did the same thing to President Bush, she'd be blackballed by the White House faster than you can say Carole Coleman.

Good to see the people at National Review are keeping up with their Coulter legacy.

I hope Katie gets Rather's job to further her obvious liberal agenda.

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Another Bush Appointee

More hate from our leader.

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Microsoft Fails for Bill Gates

While demonstrating the Microsoft Media Center during the keynote presentation at the 2005 Consumer Electroncs Show it crashed. In addition, a product manager failed to access the internet with a Tablet PC during the presentation.

In the words of my IT guy at work: Did you try to re-boot?

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So named for the cost of their coffee & accoutrements. But, if you're like me, you know there's something delicious about a Frappuccino on a hot summer day. But if you're intimidated by the vast choices offered, this menu, in layman's terms, may help.

I learned that their iced coffee is double strength to account for ice dilution.

All hail the drug that is caffeine.

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Quote of the Day

"It's the dangers of a digitalized world...is it a copy, has it been spliced?" -- atty Bill Chapin, to the Nebraska Supreme Court, on the video of his client having sex with a dog

Link courtesy of the National Journal.

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Ultimate Fighter

While driving to work today I saw a billboard for this special on SpikeTV.

I doubt I'll watch but I found the bolded headline on the billboard amusing:

Everyone Was Harmed in the Making of this Show


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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Real Dr. Evil

We here at Uncle Horns are really not obsessed with Jerry Springer. It's just that people keep giving him an opportunity to get in our faces. Or, in this case, make an opera about him.

Check please.

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Trip to the Mall

Your mission: Go to the mall and buy a pair of pants at the Gap.

His Tastyness has a good idea of how long it will take you.

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Headline of the Day

Of course it's potty humor. Look here.

Update: For BLEX users, your best bet is to right click the link above so as to continue your :30 surfing journeys unabated. A shout out to the PsychoBunny for bringing this to my attention.

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McSweeney's Lists

If you have never been to McSweeney's, you should really go visit. One writer presents a list of Ill-Fated Ideas Borne of a Hallmark Brainstorming Session:
Inability to Conceive a Child
Kidney Stone Passing
Minor League Hockey Team Sucks
Gerbil Found in Heating Vent
Sudden, Unexpected Weight Gain
$2 Billion Satellite Burned Up Upon Re-entry
That Time of the Month Again
Job Outsourced

Birth of Illegitimate Child
Consolation Champs
Sixth Minute Wedding Anniversary
Finally Off Welfare
Smarter Than the Average Bear
Regained Partial Feeling in Face
Discovered Where That Smell Was Coming From
Cured Cancer

Other lists here.

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Return With Receipt

I'm going to return the big ticket item this weekend as I have gone over eight weeks without a cigarette.

Feel great. Sleep better. Eat better. Smell better (both ways =)).

All good.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

USC-Many Points OU-Wee Number of Points

Stop by Matt Leinart's blog and send him a congratulatory email on winning the Heisman and the National Title*.

*Not a real asterisk. They would kick the snot out of fellow unbeaten Auburn. That being said, I'd still love to see a playoff.

Finally, haven't seen the Orenthal James tonight on the box, you know he was threatening to go to the game.

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Not On Board

From The Corner:
I just heard Fox's Andrew Napolitano, the Sr. Judicial Analyst, characterize Alberto Gonzales as supporting torture. What has happened to this guy?

Don't they mean: You cash a paycheck from Rupert Murdoch, you better toe the line.

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U2 & Apple

The excellent blog, Cult of Mac, has a post that includes an interview excerpt done by U2 as they explain their decision to affiliate the band with Apple.

A good read if you like Apple, have an iPod or saw that iPod Vertigo commercial.

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1940s Female Mugshots

Very weird. Don't you think the second one down looks like Gwyneth Paltrow?

Tip of the Horn to The Morning News.

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How about some photos of sumptuous airline food.

Bon appetit!

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Remember the Tommy Tutone song? This guy is trying to find Jenny and all he needs is the right area code.

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Have you ever been to a tavern and the bartender doesn't know how to make the cool new drink?

When you download this program onto your Mac you'll be able to upload over 900 drink recipes on your iPod. Show your iPod to the bartender and you'll be well on your way down boozy boulevard.

Enjoy responsibly.

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"Overhaul" of Social Security Means Benefits Cut

The Bush administration has signaled that it will propose changing the formula that sets initial Social Security benefit levels, cutting promised benefits by nearly a third in the coming decades, according to several Republicans close to the White House...

It's not a drastic cut, but why mess with it at all?

The Bush solution to the Social Security "emergency" will benefit Wall Street immensely. And this wet kiss will be paid back in spades when Jebby runs in 2008.

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Monday, January 03, 2005

Apple's iSync

I'm thinking about getting a cell phone that synchs with my iBook and iPod via a USB cable. I'm particularly interested in synching the iCal program.

The Apple website has "compatible" phones but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this or could send me someplace that would provide insight.

Any help you could offer is appreciated.

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Fiesta Bowl

Does anyone else think that Mike Tirico is trying a little too hard in the booth tonight? It's like he can't decide if he wants to be Keith Jackson or Merrill Reese.

Perhaps he should stick with Ian Baker Finch.

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Yet one more reason my game is in the growler.

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TiVo hits The Road

As a tech gadget guy, this gets me pumped up:
Today, TiVo plans to start rolling out a feature called TiVoToGo, which lets subscribers transfer video recorded on their home TiVo digital recorders to portable laptop computers and eventually handheld devices...

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Don't Ask Questions

Resistance is futile.

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Sunday, January 02, 2005

Tsunami Survival Story

Incredible picture.

(Yes, I'm still doing laundry. Eight loads down, probably about six to go.)

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If this very short film doesn't relax you, nothing will. (.MOV file)

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Last Day of the Holiday

It's going to be a busy day. Kids go back to school tomorrow and I return to work. I'm busting through a couple of hundred pounds of laundry. Sorting it too! Cleaning up the remnants of the kids' Christmas presents. Cleaning the kitchen and going food shopping.

Light blogging is the order of the day, but I will try to post later on some things I've been thinking about regarding this forum and the blogosphere in general.

If your football team is fighting for a playoff spot I wish you all the best. If your team makes it and plays the Eagles I wish you less than the best. I suppose we need all the help we can get.

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