Archive for November, 2003

The Liability State

Friday, November 28, 2003 9:44 Comments Off

Bloggers are next on the hit list. There are no easy answers to this problem, but the threat of litigation is one that bloggers ought to be aware of. It should serve as a factor in the decision over whether or not to blog, as well as whether or not to allow comments on a [...]

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Politically Correct Bathrooms

Friday, November 28, 2003 9:32 Comments Off

PC latrines would not be divided between “men” and “women.” They would be “gender-neutral.” (Thank the Left “libertarians” for encouraging overall PC militance, and this kind of nuttiness.) What is the name of the group supporting this bathroom equality? The Coalition for a Queer Safe Campus.

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Tobacco, Alcohol, and Perhaps People?

Friday, November 28, 2003 9:25 Comments Off

It seems that the Lifestyles Nanny State is everywhere. Resident Buttinski-Nanny Staters wish to rule out smoking and drinking, so how about just banning people altogether? Bhutan is moving toward becoming the first smoke-free nation. And the BBC reports that “Diageo, Heineken, Bacardi and Coors are among seven producers named in a lawsuit that accuses [...]

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Politically Correct Computer Terminology

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 15:48 Comments Off

In the computer industry, “master” and “slave” are used to refer to primary and secondary hard disk drives. The terms are also used in other industries. Maybe not any more. After all, we must be “culturally sensitive.” Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms “master” and “slave” on [...]

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University of AA

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 8:26 Comments Off

The University of Michigan has a new logo:

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The Big Brown Nose (and the KDC anti-tush-kissing philosophy)

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 11:35 Comments Off

I had a couple of people send this along to me this morning, looking for a comment from me. Hmmm. OK, I find this “ranking stuff” hilarious. Hits/Alexa rankings apparently don’t matter. Of course, it’s who you suck up to, whose boots you lick, who you “trade links” with, who you compliment time and time [...]

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Who’s on First?

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 8:47 Comments Off

From SB comes this funny rundown: 1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. 2. The New York Times is read by people who think they run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles. 3. The Washington Post is read by people who think they should [...]

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Ding Dong Merrily on Bourbon

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 8:26 Comments Off

‘Tis time for the holidays. Waking up to an ice storm kinda puts one in the mood for it. First off, make sure you stop by a Starbucks and try their excellent holiday coffees, especially the Peppermint Mocha Latte and the Gingerbread Latte. Also, for holiday entertaining for the adults, Anthony Dias Blue’s great book [...]

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Last Supper, Texas Style

Monday, November 24, 2003 9:50 Comments Off

Tex-Mex and Southern specialties.

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A Hangoverless Drunk?

Monday, November 24, 2003 9:39 Comments Off

In this case, one would inhale……

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