November 2nd, 2004

Porsupah smile by Djinni

That'll do, Pig. That'll do.

Come back soon, huskyteer.

Greg the Bunny is finally out on DVD!

Just in case you want to carry on prognosticating on the likely outcome of Tuesday's close of polls, this statistical analysis page goes into considerable detail, but the author (a prof at Princeton) is careful to make clear his reasoning, and highlights the various factors in play. Despite its length, it's still very digestible.

It's been confirmed: Pierce Brosnan will not be continuing as Bond. *sigh* A real pity, in my view - Goldeneye relaunched the series dramatically, even if subsequent storylines haven't really served to advance the series beyond pyrotechnicians' wilder dreams.

A look at the differences people have in accepting, or not, children who cross the usual gender lines of "normal behavior".

Meet the Gameboyzz, a Polish sextet who perform using eight GameBoys of various vintages. ^_^

I hadn't realised the Iridium satellite phone network was still operational; I'd thought the sats had been abandoned a year or two back. But, no, it seems to be alive and well, and surprisingly affordable. Hardly competition for most celullar networks, but then again, if you happen to stray outside their coverage, and into the dread lands of roaming.. and providing you're not shielded from the signal, it's available literally anywhere on the planet. Kewl. ^_^

James Wolcott is on good form today.. "Up early to vote. The polling place--the gym of a local school--was packed, but I have no idea if this meant higher turnout because normally I vote in the dead of the afternoon, not pre-rush hour. But I sensed from the questions being asked that a lot of people were voting who hadn't voted before. I was somewhat surprised to see a couple of the wolves from the Wolf Pack for Truth site standing in line with voters' cards clenched in their jaws. I didn't realize members of the animal kingdom were allowed to cast ballots, but this is the Upper West Side, after all, bastion of liberalism, so perhaps the artificial barriers between human and non-human are legally dissolving. I feel it only fair that animals be enfranchised, given how many decisions made by two leggers impact their lives, and applaud the progressiveness shown by my wing of Manhattan."

The lighter side of attempted suicide, San Francisco style.

What a wonderful quote: "I do not need to explain why I say things. — That's the interesting thing about being the President. — Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."
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