April 2005 archive


We went to see Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy last night with Steve and his MENSA moving group. I never read the books … and when I watched it on PBS, I gave up quickly because the production values were so low (really bad props & special effects and pretty marginal acting, IMHO). The movie …

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Clean-fuel tax breaks

Automakers on Wednesday praised President George W. Bush’s call for incentives to boost sales of energy-efficient vehicles, saying the tax credits would help drive more of the technology into the marketplace. – Automakers support clean-fuel tax breaks Ok, this probably the FIRST thing he’s done that I agree with. It feels wrong, and I suspect …

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’nuff said. (via Ryan)


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City Fit

Hmmm … 75% Honolulu, 75% Las Vegas, 70% Seattle, 65% Atlanta, 65% Miami.

Honolulu? Doubtful … but Hawaii in general, yes (Maui specifically). Vegas? Never. Seattle? Probably. Atlanta: Dunno, never been there. Miami? Probably not.

Grey Gibbs drives the Grey Ghost

Ok, he’s not THAT grey … just a bit ’round the temples. Ginny and I went down to my folks house for dinner last weekend. Of course the first thing he wanted to do when we arrived is take the new Escape Hybrid for a spin around the block. I think he was impressed … …

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Back into space

NASA has put together a rather impressive flash presentation on the Space Shuttle’s return to flight. They even have Scott Bakula, on the bridge of the Enterprise, doing intros. Pretty darn cool.


Dammit … why did they cancel Star Trek: Enterprise? This last season is the best one they’ve had yet. I just watched In a Mirror, Darkly – Part 1 and loved it. Even the opening sequence was reworked … and it a really good way (I was swearing at the Tivo, however, because it was …

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The Darth Side

Journal of Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith and Servant to His Supreme Excellency the Emperor Palpatine. – The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster Hehehe … love it.

Weather Report

[A] bill, introduced last week by Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., would prohibit federal meteorologists from competing with companies such as AccuWeather and The Weather Channel, which offer their own forecasts through paid services and free ad-supported Web sites. – Palm Beach Post — Weather info could go dark I wonder if this bill would make …

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