Saturday, February 21, 2009

DJ High-Visibility (DJ Hi-V)

I was able to wear my new hoodie out today--I've been dubbed DJ High-Visibility when wearing it (thanks to some 20-somethings).

And I got a compliment.

At least I think it was a compliment.

Some dude asked me where I got the hoodie. So it's possible that he wanted to avoid that store. But he said he is an artist and he seemed to like it. So in your face H8Rs.

It's Lebowski-esque qualities are clearly working for me.

Two weeks to Watchmen

I saw the preview before The Wrestler. The preview looks great, but then so did the preview for The Wrestler and that was something of a let down.

Picture borrowed from here.

Art originally sourced from him.

Another win for me... I need to play Powerball tonight

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Friday, February 20, 2009

13 out of 15 on the Rotten Tomatoes Oscar quiz

This ties me for 31st place. I wonder what color that ribbon will be...

The changing face of Vaseline Alley

A new glass tower going in next to Jake's.

Here's the former bathhouse, that looked like an abandoned building during the last few years of its operation (or, cough, so I've heard)...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The view from my commute home

The MAX Yellow Line northbound.

The UN is paying me $4.7 million... woohoo!!!

United Nations Assisted Program
Directorate of International Payment
United Nations Liaison Office - Africa

This email is to notify you about the release of your outstanding payment which is truly $4.7 million. The Federal Government scheduled a time frame to settle all foreign debts which includes Contract/Inheritance/Gambling/Lottery (Sponsored by Microsoft and UK National Lottery) and other international loans. News had it that over the past, numerous individual(s) who happen to be impostors (claiming to be individuals, banks and organizations) are claiming to release numerous sums of fund via numerous ways.

You have two options to receive your payment which is either a Pin Based ATM card or Certified Cashiers Check.

You are advised to select one out of the two options on how you wish to receive your $4.7 million. Your ATM card or Check/Bank Draft will be shipped via FedEx Shipping Company and would get to you within 2 to 3 working days at most.

DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $96.99 but because Fedex have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping as stated on their website: We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual $96.99 to $73.95 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!

You are advised to contact the dispatch officer responsible for the shipping of your Check or ATM card with the following information for shipping of your payment Check or ATM card.

Dispatch Officer: Michael Grizla
Tel: +234-702-638-5998 or 011-234-702-638-5998

And provide him with the following information:

Your full Name...
Your Address:................
Home/Cell Phone:...................
Preferred Payment Method (Check or ATM):................

The dispatch officer will provide you with instructions on how you are to make payment of the $73.95 only for the shipping of your ATM card or Cashiers Check.

Remember that you are not paying any fees extra no matter what. Once again note that the actual Fedex Retail Price: $96.99 Your Price (Because of our contract signed): $73.95 ($23.04 Savings!).

Bored during a meeting

Here's the view from my chair.

Who says times are tough?

Offers just keep rolling in:



Let me start by introducing myself. I am. Patrick K. W. Chan Executive Director & Chief financial Officer of Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an obscured business proposal that will be of great benefit to you and me,it involves the transfer of funds and I need you to assist me in executing this business project from Hong Kong to your country. It involves the transfer of money. Everything concerning this transaction shall be legally done without hitch. Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been successfully transferred into your account,we shall share in the ratio to be agreed by both of us. I shall furnish you with more informations about this transfer operation immediately i receive a positive response from you.I will appreciate your earliest response.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The view from my ride home

Dude asleep on the 5:31 p.m. #44 bus.

The 2009 movie draft

Hard to explain, but easy to enjoy. Take fantasy football draft and apply to this year's Oscar nominees.

Details here.

Quote of the day

From the movie Frost/Nixon.

Nixon: You know those parties of yours, the ones I read about in the newspapers. Do you actually enjoy those?

Frost: Of course.

Nixon: You have no idea how fortunate that makes you, liking people. Being liked. Having that facility. That lightness, that charm. I don’t have it, I never did.

Why wouldn't there be a Pope bust at a 2-year old's birthday?

You'd think they would at least clean the glass every now and again. He's infallible, but not smudge resistant.

The view from my morning commute

Not sure what I like so much about this picture, but there's a quality. Is it the textures? The colors? The emptiness?

Or am I just sounding pretentious?

D. All of the above

Monday, February 16, 2009

Anus and snafu

These are the words I missed on Word Warp. There's a joke in there somewhere.

Sonya coins a word

"Awardy"--movies one is obligated to see because they are getting critical attention around Oscar season.

Now used in pop culture, and giving me a reason to include this gratuitous picture from The Soup.

Here's the full clip.

The view from my commute home

If I walk from the Rosa Parks MAX stop to my house, the Bryant Street pedestrian bridge is about 1/4th of the way home.

I have to admit, when it hasn't been snowing, the weather this winter has been pretty nice.

Oh my god, YES! Thank you Paul Begala

I had the very petty idea that districts whose representatives did not vote for the economic stimulus should not receive money from the stimulus. The adult in me (hidden away, somewhere) would say that deprives many from the district from national benefits.

But this approach asks members of Congress to put the bailout money where their mouths are. To just say "no" to the money they find so offensive. So dangerous. Here's today's quote of the day:

If Republican politicians are so deeply opposed to President Obama's economic recovery plan, they should refuse to take the money. After all, if you think all that federal spending is damaging, there are easy ways to reduce it: Don't take federal money.

The full commentary is here.

Justice Louis Brandeis famously called states "laboratories of democracy." So let's experiment. Gov. Sanford can be the guinea pig. His Palmetto State already gets $1.35 back from Washington for every dollar it pays in federal taxes, according to 2005 numbers, the latest calculated by the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit tax research group.

South Carolina is a ward of the federal government. It's been on welfare for years. If Gov. Sanford is so all-fired opposed to federal spending, let's start by cutting federal spending in South Carolina.

Oh snap.

Sonya doesn't think I'm juvenile enough to find this funny

But I totally am.

And I said "but."