Underrated Artists, Part I Thursday, Oct 26 2006 

I don’t talk about music nearly as much as I could on this blog, so hopefully this new series will bring the music fans out of the woodwork.

The first band in this series is new to me. I discovered them just about a month ago. They were most active in the 80s. The band I am talking about is, of course, Was (Not Was. Weird name, great music.

The music they played was a mix of soul, funk disco-sounding tunes, with odd lyrics. Their front men were seasoned soul singers, and the brains behind the group were two Jewish guys from Detroit, David and Don Was. Their biggest single was “Walk the Dinosaur” (#7 US) from their 1988 Smash album What up, Dog?. Other favourite songs from this album include “Anything Can Happen” and “Somewhere in America There’s a Street Named After My Dad”.

A taste of their lyrics from “Anything Can Happen”:

She took me in her bedroom to show me her computer
She asked me if I liked it I told her she was cuter
[…]
She talked about her father said he never really liked her
She told me she’d been married to a schizophrenic biker

(By the way, it’s Thursday and you know what that means!)

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Annoying Firefox 2.0 Bug/Feature Wednesday, Oct 25 2006 

So I just got Firefox 2.0, and noticed the bookmarks position goes back to the top (i.e., if you scroll through a bookmarks folder it’ll always be at the top instead of where it was when you last opened the folder again). If this is a feature not a bug, I’ll be reverting to 1.5.

I want this fixed NOW, Mozilla. Am I clear? This is incredibly annoying.

There goes my prediction Tuesday, Oct 24 2006 

Before the World Series began, I said the Tigers would win in 5 games. Looks like I was wrong.

I was rooting for the Tigers, but I really don’t care; as long as I see some good baseball being played, I can’t complain. It’s not like any “curses” are being broken like two years ago.

That said, that wild pitch to 3rd base that went into the stands (allowing to Cards to score), that was most certainly not good baseball.

Vote No on 85 Saturday, Oct 14 2006 

If you live in the state of California, this is for you: Vote No on 85! That way, we can provide real safety for teens.

Unless you want to encourage back-alley abortions, then vote No on 85. If you’re one of those silly people who will vote ‘yes’ because of your religion, I highly recommend you visit this page. You’ll thank me later.

That is all. Now back to your regularly scheduled blogging.

CSI: “Toe Tags” Sunday, Oct 8 2006 

[Note: The following contains spoilers]

After watching Thursday’s episode of CSI all I can say is “wow”. It was a bit unlike anything CSI had ever done before. In fact, it reminded me more of a traditional Symphony than a TV show. It had four separate movements, loosely bound by a central theme (teaching University students and talking bodies). I disliked the whole “corpses talking to each other” motif. I thought it was a bit to surreal for a normally very real show.

The first chapter (or “movement”) was just like a normal episode of CSI condensed into about 12 minutes. However, I thought it a bit uninspired. But it was rather tame compared to the other 3 movements.

The second, third, and fourth movements were all rather gory. A girl loses her brain after being pushed off a cliff, a guy gets randomly stabbed in front of his family, and the most gory of all two guys die in a chainsaw accident.

And why was there no mention of what happened to Catherine’s dad in this episode? Although the pain Catherine suffered in the last episode is mentioned briefly in the first movement, I wanted so badly a followup to last week’s events, not a series of vignettes.

Am I dissapointed? Yes. Am I also pleasantly suprised? You betcha.

PhotoMatt Outs Himself Saturday, Oct 7 2006 

Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress (the software I am using to write and publish this very post) has outed himself as a Catholic. How scandalous!

(Just to make sure, this post has my tongue firmly in cheek!)