May 27th, 2010

Well Said

“It is 146 minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the
bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my
long, white mustache. This is an entirely inappropriate length for
what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie
dolls.”


From Lindy West’s review of “Sex & The City 2” in The Stranger.

Tech Question

So, after running fine for a couple of weeks, my computer did the thing where it suddenly shuts off again.

This time, however, when I turned it back on it immediately told me I needed to run "CHKDSK" - which it then started doing.

This lasted for about five minutes during which it sent me a bunch of messages that it was fixing "orphaned files" and restoring to a "default security tag."

Any idea what this means? Could I have a virus? I tried googling but all the links either didn't address what I was looking for or else where in tech language that I couldn't understand.

Oh, How I Love Internet Pranks

The Republican Party has just proved they have no idea how the Internet actually works.

Here's what they did - they created a website asking people to send in their suggestions on how the GOP can help make the country better. But, they don't require people to register, provide an email address or verify their identity in any way.

Plus, all the suggestions are posted immediately and not screened.

This, as I'm sure you would expect, has led the people at 4Chan and other scallywags to have much fun at their expense submitting suggestions like:

"America needs a crack team of genetically engineered velociraptors who constantly patrol the skies in robot spyplanes. Terrorism threat? BAM! Robot controlled spyplane drops raptors from the sky."

and

"We should pass a law making everyone in the world speak English. That way we can understand them. When I go to Europe it's like they are speaking in tongues."

and

"Can you hear me, Morpheus? I'm going to be honest with you. I hate this place, this zoo, this prison, this reality, whatever you want to call it. I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink. And every time I do I feel I have somehow been infected by it. It's repulsive, isn't it? I must get out of here. I must get free and in this mind is the key, my key. Once Zion is destroyed there is no need for me to be here, don't you understand? I need the codes. I have to get inside Zion, and you have to tell me how. You're going to tell me or you're going to die."

and

"Sometimes I see a new food at the store, but I don't know if I will like it, so I don't buy it. I propose we establish "food libraries" where you can try new foods and if you like them, go to the store and stimulate the economy. Only legal U.S. citizens would be allowed in the food library."

and

"TAX EXCLAMATION MARKS!!! AND CAPITAL LETTERS!!! AND SENTENCE FRAGMENTS"