Friday, July 29, 2005
* Daylight Savings Time to be Extended?
Well, one good thing might come out of the awful energy bill that was approved Thursday by the House. Apparently daylight savings time will be extended by a month. It will start three weeks earlier and run through Halloween. Sure, I'd prefer that it get extended year-round, but this is better than no change. This article doesn't indicate whether this provision will actually become law, however, so don't go resetting your clocks just yet.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
* Entertainment: The Aristocrats Joke
Some of you may have heard about or read articles about a new movie coming out called The Aristocrats. In the movie, a large number of comics tell the same joke over and over. The joke is way, way over-the-top obnoxiously vulgur, but it is told differently by different comics. Sort of like a super-dirty version of The Clown joke.
Since the joke is so vulgur, articles about the movie can't go into details. I'm not recommending that you actually read it, but if your curiosity gets the better of you, you can find a version of the joke on Steve Gilliard's blog here. DEFINITELY not work safe.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
* The Moon
The Apollo 11 moon landing took place 36 years ago today. In honor of this, Google has added a new addition to its great mapping program. Check out moon.google.com and be sure to zoom all the way up.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
* Terrorism: Al Qaida in Europe
Salon has translated a very lengthy Der Spiegel article regarding radical Islam in Europe. The picture painted is of a decentralized group of individuals acting in small, flexible groups. And the Iraq war is not helping; it's the new training ground. Most interesting to me is this observation: "The European recruits are considered something of a burden in Iraq. Local fighters see them as soft and ineffective."
So the European born and bred radicals can't keep up in Iraq, but if they learn how to make a bomb, they can be sent back to Europe to do things like the London bombing.
It's rather shocking to me that this doesn't seem to be moving across the ocean to North America. Our borders can't be impenetrable. Just look at the drug war.
According to a survey, U.S. workers say they waste two hours a day at the office, mainly by surfing the web, socializing, and spacing out.
Does blogging count as surfing the web?