Archives: August 2002

Little.Yellow.Different.com

This is Ernie, from Little.Yellow.Different.com. Ernie is a web developer and his job, from what I can tell on his weblog posts, is pretty damned close to mine. Ernie is Asian-American. He’s cute. He’s gay. And he lives in San Francisco. I can’t figure out why he doesn’t have a boyfriend, because he’s adorable. And

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Brushes With Fame

We’ve been having an e-mail discussion of brushes with fame this morning, so here’s mine: 1. I interviewed Chastity Bono for a newsletter. 2. I know Dick Wolfsie, the local news channel 8 morning guy who did a report on my “Big Things” photo gallery. Dick is friends with tons of famous people, including Al

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Salon Advice column by Cary Tennis

I’m reprinting this Question and Answer from the Salon Advice column by Cary Tennis. Dear Cary, I ought to be jumping for joy. I’m in my first serious relationship since the big split about two years ago. Holly is beautiful, she’s kind and she adores me. Her values are compatible with my values. The sex

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Living downtown is cool, hip and trendy

Hey here’s an article on something I figured out back in 1992: Living downtown is cool, hip and trendy. “The death and life of America’s cities” – Fred Siegel, The Public Interest But do you own a cool Victorian there? I thought not. (2014 update: Yes, in 2002 I was obliviously quoting an article from

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Go vote in this Channel 6 survey

Go vote in this Channel 6 News survey right now. Of course, you should vote in favor of same-sex unions. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Indiana for not recognizing the Vermont same-sex unions of three couples in Indiana. Read an excellent analysis of the suits here. Its much better than

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neighbors

I don’t feel so bad about bitching about my stupid freakish next door neighbors. Clearly, I’m not the only one who has problems like this. Why can’t I get cool neighbors, like these people who built a starwars treehouse? Sure it’s gaudy, but at least it’s professionally done. Okay, really I wouldn’t want this next

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Marcellas

Check out the website of the company that employs Marcellas from Big Brother 3. Also, check out the page for Marcellas himself under the male models. Looking good, M.

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Left-Handed People and the Catholic Church

Did you know that “Centuries ago, the Catholic Church declared left-handed people to be servants of the Devil? For generations, left-handers who attended Catholic schools were forced to become right-handed. They justified this belief on the basis of several bible quotations that stigmatized left-handedness. There are also quite a few superstitions about being left-handed. It

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Letter to America

Wow, this letter to America is an eye-opener. To the rest of America, that is– they seem to be freaking out about this letter all over the net. I, on the other hand, have been saying some of the same things, in nicer ways, for a long time. America does need to wake up and

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Wil Wheaton

An article on celebrity weblogs, including one of my favorites, Wil Wheaton’s. Wil, at least, is a regular guy, unlike most of these other celebrities, who are pretty damned clueless and seem to use their weblogs as promotions of whatever crap they’re working on. If I’m not interesting in watching Entertainment Tonight’s blanket coverage of

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Greedy CEOs

Because our stupid firewall at work blocks out anything AOL related, I can’t read this much lauded article from Fortune magazine on greedy CEOs. But I can link to it and read it at home, so there.

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DVD Easter Eggs

DVD Easter Eggs are hidden menu options on DVDs that lead to extra deleted scenes, interviews, credits, photos, etc. For example, on Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone there are more deleted scenes if you go through a series of steps. On the Simpsons, Season One, you can find mgazine covers and info about a

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cockeyed.com

I’ve posted this link before, but I’m doing it again, because Rob has posted more stuff: Cockeyed.com. Rob likes to test things and do amateur scientific experiments, like How much is in a can of EZ Cheese? His latest is How Much is in a Million Dollars. I like that one. He also plays pranks

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weekend update 2002-08-19

It wasn’t the best weekend I’ve ever had. My sister’s going back to England to live, and I had to say goodbye to her Saturday. I’m happy for her that’s she’s going back, because she really likes it there, but I’ll miss her. On Sunday, I went to Kokomo and Peru Indiana to photograph big

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Drag Kings

DC Drag Kings — Lucky Dog Productions – DK The Kings of the World – NYC The Kingz – Denver The Drag Kings of Club Casanova – NYC Madkats! – where Drag is King!

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future of the interenet and technology

Fantastic Salon article on the future of the internet and technology. Basically the same thing that was said in a really great book published back in 1999, Digital Darwinism. The book pointed out, during the height of the internet boom, the simply throwing money at any internet business was doomed to fail; that only businesses

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Big Brother 3 live feeds

That’s one advantage about seeing the live feeds for Big Brother 3… you get to hear all the really good Amy Crews quotes that didn’t make it to the TV show. God damn that girl is funny. Now I wish she had been a little more diplomatic about dealing with the couples alliance, maybe she

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weekend update 2002-08-12

So, today is the first day of my new physical fitness program. So far so good. We got our family photos done this weekend. Next weekend my sister is moving back to England. The last Fever game of the regular season was last night, and we signed up to get season tickets for next years

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Monkeys In The News

As we all know, monkeys are cool(tm). Apparently, the UK thinks so too: they have a town that elected a monkey as mayor. That’s some monkey love for ya. Other fun monkey links: Monkey Wire — news of monkeys and apes Famous Monkeys Through History Hanuman The Monkey God — The story of the Hindu

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House Photos

I just finished updating all of my photo galleries: both the regular gallery , and the house photos. I finished the thumbnail pages so you can see all the photos in a section at once, then click for the large photo. I was a bit behind (6 months) on doing that! UPDATE: I later took

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The Sex Chart

Here’s a hip new trend I won’t be participating in: The Sexchart. Basically a map of everyone you’ve had sex with, and everyone they’ve had sex with, and so on. Why won’t I? I have a pretty good idea of what mine would look like. And it’d get me in a lot of trouble.

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I’ve been sick since Wednesday

Ended up taking Wednesday, part of Thursday and Friday off work, and I also laid around in bed all day Saturday, too with a stuffy head/runny nose/sore throat. Yikes. Thursday night was the single women’s dinner at Rock Bottom — met a bunch of nice women. And the Fever won again on Saturday night. Very

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FBI and customer discount cards

According to Fox News: Store Customer Cards a Source for FBI? So you have a secret craving for Little Debbie peanut butter bars and a penchant for Kendall-Jackson merlot? While that customer loyalty card at the supermarket might perceivably save you a few pennies at the checkout counter, your buying habits could end up in

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