Friday, September 30, 2005

Yeah, it's the media's fault...

Best quote in the article: "I need one more great movie role so they say, `Wow, she can act! She's a great actress.' Then I think they'll leave me alone."

One more great movie role? Which one was the first great role? The one in "My Boss's Daughter," "American Pie" or "Van Wilder?" Or maybe she means her role on "Taradise" on E!
Tara Reid Laments Her Rep As Party Girl - Yahoo! News

That's one way to get rid of the evidence...

Expect to see this one on next year's smash hit, CSI: Johannesburgh.

S. African gets life sentence for feeding man to lions

Friday, September 23, 2005

Holy crap!

Man, you think you're safely escaping the hurricane, then your bus explodes. "The fire was believed to have started in the bus's brake system and may have caused oxygen canisters on the bus to explode."

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Speaking of things that confuse me...

Girl weds lover's brother to beat the law.

What will those crazy Indians think of next?

Phone Dealer Arrested in Sex Videos Case

OK, this is f'd up in SO many ways I can hardly count them. First off, shooting amateur porn on a cell phone? Yeesh! Secondly, who was he selling it to? And why so cheap?

Clearly I'm not using my phone right...

Is that a pickle in Oregon's pocket?

Or is it just happy to see Idaho?

Growing land bulge found in Oregon

Words I didn't think I'd ever hear...

Bush: 'I take responsibility' for federal failures on Katrina

Better late than never, I suppose...

Monday, September 12, 2005

More on Katrina...

Some "reader responses" from the Harvard Business School's "HBS Working Knowledge" web site. My favorites:

"The "coulda/shoulda" comments offered by arrogant, distant observers are worth little compared to the compassion and humility of those on-site who are actually doing the best they can."

"...the ultimate responsibility for our own survival is our own preparation. If we are prepared to help ourselves, we will be better able to help others who might be infirm or incapable of judgment."

Amen to that!

Katrina lessons

Sure, it's focused on IT management, but it's a good analysis of the "lessons learned" (to further over-use some business jargon) from Hurricane Katrina. Just note that the main article changes weekly, so if you don't read this by the 18th or so you'll have to register on the site so you can get to the archive).

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Man Fired for Eating Pizza Wins Contest

Well, if you're going to get fired for eating pizza you should at least get SOMETHING out of the deal...not sure that a cruise with rejects from The Apprentice is what he had in mind, but hey, beggars can't be choosers!