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The iTMS is giving away iPods to the buyer of every 100,000th track: "As the number of songs downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Music Store crosses 95 million tomorrow, Apple will begin the countdown to 100 million songs by giving away 50 special 20GB iPods - one to the purchaser of each 100,000th song downloaded between 95 million and 100 million songs. In addition, the person who downloads the 100 millionth song will receive a 17-inch PowerBook, a 40GB iPod, a gift certificate for 10,000 iTunes songs to create the ultimate music library for their iPod and the opportunity to create their own Celebrity Playlist to be published on the iTunes Music Store. All iTunes Music Store customers in the US, UK, France and Germany are eligible." If you go to the iTunes page, you'll see a counter.. of course, whether this is absolutely real-time is a matter of speculation.

For those within reach of the Parkway - hey, toraneko! ^_^ - the current schedule notes that currently playing, until Thursday, is The Saddest Music in the World.. followed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Personally, I'd say that would be an exceptionally spiffy double bill. ^_^ (And yes, they're on the upstairs screen, which is by far the cooler of the two auditoria)

Well, this is a little odd. ^_^; (How about Bush Jr performing something from Rocky Horror next?)

Here's a good rabble-rousing journalist: Greg Palast. (Gods know, the US and UK can do with more people like him, given the subservient complacency exhibited in many mainstream media corridors, in the US especially) The somewhat extensive links on the left column might be of interest, too, such as BushWhacked USA.

As one column on Greg Palast's site notes, "Florida's Gadsden County has the highest percentage of black voters in the state -- and the highest spoilage rate. One in 8 votes cast there in 2000 was never counted." Even if one were to be charitable, and consider this to be without any malice, surely this is an unacceptable ratio - why is it left to be acceptable, whomever may benefit? It's hardly something I've seen made great mention of.

Here! Have a robot bunny.

According to this test:

"You are an SEDF -- Sober Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you an evil genius. You are extremely focused and difficult to distract from your tasks. With luck, you have learned to channel your energies into improving your intellect, rather than destroying the weak and unsuspecting.

Your friends may find you remote and a hard nut to crack. Few of your peers know you very well -- even those you have known a long time -- because you have expert control of the face you put forth to the world. You prefer to observe, calculate, discern and decide. Your decisions are final, and your desire to be right is impenetrable.

You are not to be messed with. You may explode."


Look at this word: zootycoons.

Did you read it the same way I did, and wonder why said community actually has nothing to do with raccoons of any kind?

And on a final note, Box Office Mojo reports Fahrenheit 9/11's first week brought in
slightly over $44m, doubling the number of screens from Friday to a reasonably respectable 1,725. This compares against a typical Hollywood heavy-hitter, such as Spiderman 2, with 4,152 screens. And soon, I'll actually see it. ^_^ Control Room sounds like it'd be worth a look, as well, if anyone happens to be heading along to San Rafael this week.
My test:
Wackiness: 60/100
Rationality: 56/100
Constructiveness: 46/100
Leadership: 50/100

You are a WRDF--Wacky Rational Destructive Follower. This makes you a hacker. Your thirst for knowledge can be damaging to your possessions--you like to take things apart, even if you then forget to put them back together. You demand respect and, no matter how much you are respected, seldom feel it is adequate. You are tenacious, and will stick to a task long after weaker minds have given it up.

Socially, you are awkward, and get into arguments and make people uncomfortable. One recommends counting to ten, holding back comments unless warranted, and listening more than speaking. Still, your no-holds-barred approach to socialization can be strangely endearing, as long as you are funny and self-deprecating.

You feel misunderstood, and you probably are.

That's so acurate it's frightening...
Hehe! It's really not a bad little test.. it's hardly going to be 100%, obviously (in my case, I can't imagine myself exploding, in any sense :), but it's really not bad.

I'm waiting to hear what rabbitswift thinks. ^_^

(Wouldn't it be fun to have, say, Shrub take it? :)
I'd be scared as to what Shrub-ya is.

"He's a compassionate conservative... I don't know. To me, that image is a volkswagon with a gun rack"
~Robin Williams