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05 Jul, 2006

Do you believe in Karma?

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According to the New York Times: “Kenneth L. Lay, the former chairman and chief executive of Enron who was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the giant energy company’s collapse, died today in Aspen, Colo.” The full story can be found here. OK, the first person to submit a tastless “Ken Lay just died joke” […]

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28 Jun, 2006

2006 HP Lovecraft Filmfest guest list

Posted by: Above The Aether In: HPL|Uncategorized|Weird

Looks like Justine and I will be headed to Portland, Oregon again this year for the HP Lovecraft Film Festival. According to the HPL Film Festival website, Ramsey Campbell, Guillermo del Toro and Robert Price will be in attendance this year. UPDATE: According to the festival website, Guillermo del Toro “CANCELLED DUE TO PAN’S LABYRINTH […]

12 Jun, 2006

The benefits of cussing

Posted by: Dave In: Technology|Uncategorized

I found this on Lifehacker blog… “Many IVR (interactive voice response) systems are programmed to recognize key words. Among those keywords are frequently a list of swear words, like the FCC’s dirty 7. When asked to respond, use on of those epithets and you will likely be transferred directly to a live human being.” I, […]

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05 Jun, 2006

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Texas|Uncategorized

We saw X-Men 3 over the weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, just west of Houston. This is an intresting place. They took an old theater and replaced every other row of seats with tables and serve food and drinks while you watch the movie. They have a great selection of beer and have a […]

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06 Mar, 2006

Two cool things

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1. The MIT Origami competition. 2. Live action Simpsons intro. Origami contest found at Make Magazine Blog and the Simpsons intro was emailed to me. -Dave

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05 Mar, 2006

2006 Academy Awards

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I manged to go yet another year without watching the Academy Awards. So, in essence, I won. -Dave

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03 Mar, 2006


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My co-workers should be proud. I just found out that an independent study from NYU of national newspaper blogs have determined that the Chronicle’s blogs are the best in the country. Here’s the article. Have a good weekend, everyone! -Dave

26 Feb, 2006

My iPod

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When I think of it, I feel like Golum in Lord of the Rings. I’m not sure how I could live without it. Justine got it for my birthday a few weeks ago and I’ve been downloading podcasts ever since. Podcasts are digital radio shows that people create and post online. You can find thousands […]

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25 Feb, 2006

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

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Justine donated 10 inches of her hair today to Locks of Love, a program that makes hairpieces for financially challenged children who have experienced hair loss due to medical reasons (cancer treatment, genetic disorders, etc). The good folks at Ulta salon in Houston will cut your hair for free when you donate it to Locks […]

22 Feb, 2006


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I ate goat meat for the first time today. I was talking with a co-worker of mine from India the other day and she mentioned that goat is quite commonly eaten in India (with beef being forbidden by the Hindu religion). I was intrigued by this, having never eaten goat before. So yesterday she hands […]

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  • 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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