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Friday, May 27, 2005

Stem cell's without human potential?

From Wired How to Farm Stem Cells Without Losing Your Soul about William Hurlbut.

"Is an embryo-like entity a person, normal for its first few days of development, only to be killed off in a form of genetic murder?"

but what you really want to know is that I'm considering buying a 6' love sac...

A Man for all Seasons: an Historian's Demur MARVIN O'CONNELL

Schapelle Corby

Just saw this on the front page of the times. Definitely more interesting than whatever that movie with Claire Daines. What was it? Ah yes. Brokedown Palace. Essentially the same deal though, 27 year old girl inprisoned for 20 years for marajuana in Bali.

The wikipedia recap.

But what's more interesting is the diversity of opinions here: Australian's comment on the case.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Friday, May 13, 2005

XBOX 360 screens and ghost recon video

XBOX 360 pics and a Ghost Recon video at jeux-france!!

Ghost Recon 3 screenshots at teamxbox.

hold on this is the good stuff lots o' video links

oh and if you're curious how ourcolony.net worked out, well your wait is over. What did everybody get for all their hard work? What did the gamem8ker have up his sleeve?

A super secret exclusive video of all the cool new games?

A free xbox 360???

A pony????????

or maybe it's just a video.

accessible to everyone.

of microsoft employees.

playing halo 2.

on an old xbox.

and talking hype.

maybe I missed something.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

The surf approacheth

A quick view of where I'll be June 12th-18th. Someplace off the coast of Portugal...

That just leaves Atlantic Riders and the Irish horde to ensure that me and my surfboard are

A) attached to each other
B) above water


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Frank Stitt's mother's day

Savory Leek Bread Pudding Posted by Hello

Thanks Frank. Thanks for the savory leek bread pudding. Thanks for the lentils and mire a poix. Thanks for the lamb, the roasted red pepper and garlic sauce. And thanks to Monsieur Perrin and his adorable fils, for the Gigondas. Too young still, but wonderous with the lamb.

Of course nothing like Ferran inspired sci-fi cooking. Complete with a 'bison bong'? Wow.

The dog of Monflanquin

Monflanquin, France just north of Villeneuve-Sur-Lot and Pujols in the Dordogne Posted by Hello
Never a connection so immediately agreeable to both parties. Good-bye's were tough, but she's tough. Tougher than I.

oh, and 3% on Foreign Currency Transactions? what the hell kind of collusion is this? Every credit card on the planet now wants to charge 3% for foreign transactions and I'm just going to bend over for them. screw mbna.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

more xbox 360 screen shots.

sigh. The newest one. Details of the challenge here. ah well. Not really a very exciting picture, oh well. Seriously though, I give it a D+, since I really don't think I'm very hard to impress. She has a lot of hair. Lovely. This looks like box-art. I want in-game wowery. c'mon gamem8ker. I bet you're not even half as kingly as Virgil Tatum. Really Edelman, it's a bit of fun and all but is it actually working? At all?

Oh and as a side note on my continual interest in viral marketting and ARGs, did anybody see the 'missing audi a3' link in the grilling issue of food & wine?

I mean honestly people. Who tears themselves away from Bobby Flay's grilling tips to go type in a URL and immerse ourselves in an alternative reality. C- audi. You want foodies to come look at your car? have a raffle for a bottle of la tache. Seriously.

I'll even set it up for you.

If you give me a bottle.

Oh and stop visitting my site looking for info on IXDP.pk. I don't know anything and if you're yahoo-ing all over creation's blogs looking to beat the market on little $1.80 stocks then you're going to get your butt burned off one of these days and you should concentrate on doing whatever it is you get payed to do. Here. It's going to go way way up. That's what I think. No go buy some more and make me rich.

But don't fret. You can always still watch this. (6 semi-clothed japanese dudes singing) from guabancex.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Make an effort to answer.

First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing, ask: What is it, in itself, what is its nature...? What does he do, this man you seek?

He kills w-

(sharply, as he stops)
No - ! That's incidental.

as he rises, pained by her ignorance, and crosses to the bars.

DR. LECTER (contd.)
What is the first and principal thing he does, what need does he serve by killing?

Anger, social resentment, sexual frus-

No, he covets. That's his nature. And how do we begin to covet, Clarice? Do we seek out things to covet? Make an effort to answer.

No. We just -

No. Precisely. We begin by coveting what we see every day. Don't you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice? I hardly see how you couldn't. And don't your eyes move over the things you want?

All right, then tell me how -

No. It's your turn to tell me, Clarice. You don't have any more vacations to sell, on Anthrax Island. Why did you run away from that ranch?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

cubicle dance party

(Phone noise)
>>Yeah it's me. I wanna give you some good frequencies. 1710, 2.6, 2245...
>>3032, 400
>Four hundred?
>I'm coming right over.
>>Do that.
>I'll be there in two seconds.
(Phone down.)

All hail the royksopp dance party happening in my cubicle.