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31 Oct, 2006

Newark is “terrorist friendly”

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs

From BoingBoing The Newark Star-Ledger reports that security screeners at Newark airport flunked 20 of 22 security tests operated by undercover federal agents last week. They failed to spot items including concealed bombs and guns at checkpoints throughout the international airport’s three terminals, according to federal officials. Clearly, the undercover testers failed to include more […]

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30 Oct, 2006

Super kung-fu grip

Posted by: Dave In: Technology|Weird

From the New Scientist Technology Blog: Sarcos has come up with a system that uses just one engine instead of lots of them. The engine, and a tank containing a 24-hour supply of fuel, will be slung “beneath your rear end”, says Main. The engine (a turbine, two-stroke or four stroke – they haven’t decided […]

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29 Oct, 2006

Save the boobies! Save them!

Posted by: Justine In: Justine

So I’ve recently taken leave of my senses and am doing the Avon breast cancer death march in Chicago from June 2 – June 3 2007. It’s 26.2 miles on Saturday, and then 13.1 miles on Sunday for a grand total of 39.3 miles total. I’ve raised a bunch of money so far but I’m […]

Justine here. Been awhile. Since I completely dissed P-town last year, I feel the need to make reparation to my loyal readers who may have held a divergent opinion. I hate Portland no longer now that I’m able to accept it for what it is, rather than seeing it as a safe haven away from […]

29 Oct, 2006

Going Mac

Posted by: Dave In: Technology

I’m getting closer and closer to “making the switch” here at home.  I’ve been traveling enough lately to justify a laptop to make things a bit easier.  I’ve been mooching off of Justine’s laptop for the past several months when we travel together and I’m getting closer and closer to getting one myself. The new […]

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27 Oct, 2006

Stay the course?

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|TV

[youtube]6Jq0j80UB_c[/youtube] Hi, I’d like a double helping of words, with a side order of more words.  I’m hungry, you know. -Dave

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27 Oct, 2006

Cool web clock/calendar

Posted by: Dave In: Web

I found this on Digg.  Pretty neat clock/calendar, don’t you think? – Dave

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25 Oct, 2006

I’ll take two please…

Posted by: Dave In: Weird

Hey Larry, can you loan me fifty cents? I want to buy a pasty white kid. They’re on sale today. Thanks! From USA Today… A toddler who went fishing for a stuffed cartoon character in a vending machine wound up sharing space with the toy inside the game’s plastic cubicle. Three-year-old Robert Moore tried to […]

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22 Oct, 2006

Movies and books and podcasts, oh my!

Posted by: Dave In: Blog|Books|Film|Podcasts

Justine and I went to see The Prestige this weekend with Leslie & Ted. It seemed like an interesting plot, but I think I unraveled most of the plot in my head before the movie was over. It was still an interesting movie, though. I picked up a couple books this weekend too. The first […]

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19 Oct, 2006

That’s a bunch of baloney

Posted by: Dave In: Weird

No dessert until you finish eating the table, Johnny! Awww…MOM! (Imagine the grease stains on your elbows.) As seen on Craft Magazine’s blog. -Dave


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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