Monthly Archive for July, 2007

Louis Vuitton in the hizzhous

I gotta say that Gorbachev dude is one handsome man, and stylin’ with his new Louis Vuitton gear.


A sure sign the apocalypse is imminent writes about a social networking site for dead people.

Yep, you read that right. Dead people.

Respectance is a site where people can post obituaries for their loved ones and then invite others to share memories about the deceased. The site has raised $1.5M in funding from two venture capitalist companies.

I think I’ve seen it all now.


You can’t beat a Finn in sauna

Check out a brilliant Mercedez Benz TV commercial featuring Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso competing against each other on and off the track.

They’re, however, playing second fiddle to Mika Hakkinen where it really counts…in the sauna.


Tony Avella continues his campaign against Asians

AM New York, a free ad supported newspaper handed out to commuters during morning rush hour in New York City, has an article about the backlash against the Asian community in Queens, New York.

Tony Avella is leading the local white homeowners against expansive construction by the increasing Chinese and Korean population in the neighborhood. He’s, of course, framing the conversation as having nothing to do with race, but everything to do with McMansions.

It is, however, very revealing how every single one of the protests target an Asian homeowner.

Tony Avella is widely speculated to be a future mayoral candidate for the Mayor of New York City. What a great ticket to run for a Mayor, Tony. Don’t count on getting any minority votes.


In Soviet US the Party knows better than the doctors

The Washington Post is writing about political pressure put on former Bush administration Surgeon General.

Richard H. Carmona, who served as the Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006, testified today at a House committee hearing that political appointees in the administration routinely scrubbed his speeches and reports for “politically sensitive” topics.

That kinda sounds like how the political officers operated in Soviet Union.


Garden lamps specifically tailored for people living in Boston

It appears garden lamps are no longer the same in Boston.


See no evil, hear no evil

The Washington Post writes about yet another incident where Alberto Gonzales claims to have had no knowledge of any illegal conduct by an agency under his jurisdiction, in this case the FBI and its violations of law when requesting information about individuals from third parties.

It is amazing how Alberto Gonzales doesn’t remember anything and doesn’t know anything about anything that goes on in this country. One could ask what it is that he actually does other than turn the other way?


The best product review. Ever.

Gizmodo’s iPhone review has to be one of the best product reviews ever to be published anywhere.

That’s the sort of stuff I look forward to reading on the gadget blogs. Well done!

Signing up for the iPhone is like being tossed into a menage a trois with Angelina and Rosie O’Donnell. You want the beauty, you have to sleep with the beast.

That sealed the deal.


Breaking news: Microsoft extends XBox 360 warranty to 3 years

Amazing. Pigs do fly after all.

In a stunning admission of XBox 360 hardware problems Microsoft has announced that they’re extending warranty on all XBox 360s to three years. Microsoft is also reimbursing any costs paid by customers for earlier repairs.

This comes after months of ducking the question about XBox 360 failure rates. It seems Microsoft grew tired of not answering the same question and instead decided to address their quality issues the way they should’ve done it in the first place.

I’m looking forward to my check from Microsoft. I am going to frame it.

Big MegaCorp vs. Customers 0 – 1

Also read Peter Moore’s Open Letter to XBox 360 customers. Quite the change of tune from before.


Apparently playing a District Attorney doesn’t make one respect the rule of law

I am very happy for Scooter Libby. I know that this is a great relief to him, his wife and children. While for a long time I have urged a pardon for Scooter, I respect the President’s decision. This will allow a good American, who has done a lot for his country, to resume his life.

Those are the words of Fred Thompson, a would-be presidential candidate for the Republican Party, and an actor who plays a New York City District Attorney in TV series Law and Order. Apparently his role as the guardian of the rule of law in the TV series doesn’t extend to his real life.

There are plenty of “good Americans” sentenced to prison terms each and every day in this country. Most of them don’t have personal friends in the White House, so they actually end up serving their sentences.