Archive for September 24th, 2007

24
Sep
07

Modern Definitions

I have used the term metric buttload (or metric butt load) on many occasions. I used to giggle because one could Google the expression and come up with a rather pithy definition. Sadly, that original definition has gone off the interwebtubes. However, through the magic of the Wayback Machine, I have resurrected it with proper attribution and it is alive and well again. Definition: metric buttload.

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24
Sep
07

Hate Love Bourdain

It seems as though just about everyone in the blogosphere has commented on Anthony Bourdain. He’s the cigarette smoking foodie with a soup├žon of seriously intolerant attitude, an adventurous palate, over exposure on the tube, and a penchant for squiggly or living food. People are certainly divided about their feelings toward him. Let’s just say that mine waffles. Some shows are good, others suck. Radar magazine recently published a list of Bourdain’s overrated items from the menu. My favorite?

Be sure to sample our selection of flavored salts, and please await the water sommelier: A chef who offers anything other than sea salt probably refers to himself in the third person. When the water sommelier comes over, I reach for my gun.

24
Sep
07

Internet Taxation

The fine Congresscritters of the US saw fit to ban the taxation of service on Internet connectivity in 1998. Dial-up, DSL, cable… no difference, no taxes. “In a little over a month, Americans will be forced to pay more to access the Internet, receive e-mails on their BlackBerries and use the Internet on their cell phones if the Democratic leadership refuses to allow the Senate to debate and pass this legislation,” Senator John McCain (R-AZ) proclaimed during hearings yesterday. In just a bit, the bill that was already extended once, will expire and customers could see tax bolt-ons to their ISP bills as high as 17%. Instead of nailing down a permanent ban (something that would likely look really good for anyone running for office), our leaders are wasting time talking about silly commercials on TV.

24
Sep
07

Operation Raw Deal

A comprehensive raid, led by the DEA, that resulted in 124 arrests and seizures at 56 labs across the country. Investigators also seized 71 weapons, 27 pill presses, 25 vehicles and three boats, but the coveted item was illegal drugs, and the DEA said it intercepted a staggering quantity. Investigators hauled in countless bags and boxes loaded with steroids that have a street value potentially exceeding $50 million, Payne said. The stockpile included 11.4 million doses of steroids, which based on the 0.5 milliliter per dose used by the DEA for calculations, amounts to about 570,000 vials that each hold 10 milliliters. The DEA also claims to now have comprehensive information regarding the recipients of these substances, too.

One has to believe that performance and records will be crashing left and right in professional sports here and across the globe…