Daily Archive for September 13th, 2004

National call-in date to fight the INDUCE Act

The people at Save Betamax are trying to organized a national call-in day on Tuesday Sept 14th. Spread the word and call your congress critter this Tuesday.

The INDUCE Act, for those of you who live under a rock :), is the piece of legislation written by the RIAA and MPAA lackies making illegal any device or act that could potentially be used for piracy. That would include writing about methods of piracy, supplying parts to digital music players, manufacturing mp3/wma/aac players, VCR players, DVD recorders, Tivo and anything else RIAA/MPAA thinks might fall under the proposed law.


I got married, again

My wife and I had a pleasure of hosting some of our closest friends and our families in a wonderful renewal of vows ceremony and a wedding reception at the New York Academy of Sciences next to Central Park in Manhattan over the Labor Day weekend.

Ailin and I would like to thank all of you who could make it. We had a great time, and wish all of you had a good time as well.

We have plenty of photos, including several great shots of Ailin’s 89-year-old grandma boogieing it down on the dancefloor. Send me an Email, if you want to take a look at any of them.


God is not a Republican. Or a Democrat.

One thing that really, really bothers me about the republicans this election year, is how they’ve somehow adopted Christianity as the official party emblem.

It is as if non-republican is less of a Christian and as if the republican party was on a mission from God sent to save all liberals, democrats and other non-believers from eternal damnation. The religious right is acting as if George W. Bush was the reicarnation of Jesus Christ himself.

When exactly did God become a republican?


The Haiku President

A couple of months ago I began to wonder why every speech of George W. Bush sounded so weird to me. Then it dawned on me: he speaks in haiku!

He splits every sentence into short bursts of 2 – 4 simple words followed by a pause. Just listen to him speak and you’ll notice it, too.

I can only speculate on the cause of such speech style, but if I suspect it’s because seven, plus or minus two rule is more like four, plus or minus two with him.

Joseph Price (M.D.) has a different explanation.

One thing I’m absolutely sure about. It’s not because of his appreciation of foreign cultures. He has none.