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Chump Freeway

It's always nice on days like today when you're driving to work and you're the only one on the road so there's no traffic... until it dawns on you that the reason you're the only one on the road is because you're the only chump who doesn't have off from work this week.

By fnord12 | December 28, 2005, 10:42 AM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Merry Christmas

On the way to work today, i passed a couple of trucks carrying unsold christmas trees to... wherever unsold christmas trees go. And i thought how very sad for them it must be, to be told your whole life growing up that you were going to be adopted by some family and decorated as the main part of a happy christmas ritual. And in the end, no one wanting you so you get dumped into a truck and taken to some kind of christmas tree grave yard.

By fnord12 | December 27, 2005, 9:36 AM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Wimped out

So i was in the cafeteria happily eating my sandwich and enjoying (or not) these Alan Moore written WildCATS comics, when one of the loudmouths a few tables over starting yelling at his co-worker because he was upset about the Bush spying thing. He was saying that since Bush only ordered spying on international calls, it was ok. It's not, without FISA oversight, but even besides that, that isn't what was happening. So i got angry, ended my lunch early, came upstairs, and printed this article with the intention of giving it to the guy. But then i wimped out. He was talking about New York Times "propaganda" and how they were wrong to print the original article because what Bush was doing was "top secret" and i figure he's unswayable, but i should have done it anyway. i'm just too much of a weenie.

From the article:

A surveillance program approved by President Bush to conduct eavesdropping without warrants has captured what are purely domestic communications in some cases, despite a requirement by the White House that one end of the intercepted conversations take place on foreign soil, officials say.
Telecommunications experts say the issue points up troubling logistical questions about the program. At a time when communications networks are increasingly globalized, it is sometimes difficult even for the N.S.A. to determine whether someone is inside or outside the United States when making a cellphone call or sending an e-mail message. As a result, people that the security agency may think are outside the United States are actually on American soil.

By fnord12 | December 21, 2005, 12:48 PM | Liberal Outrage & My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Dr Pepper, settled.

Who owns it?

Official Website:

Q: Isn't Dr Pepper/Seven Up owned by a major cola company?
A: No. While Coke and Pepsi are bottling partners that produce and deliver a substantial amount of our soft drink volume to retailers, neither owns DPSU. DPSU is a wholly owned division of London-based Cadbury Schweppes plc.

Also see the Unofficial FAQ, and this CNN article ("But if you're not a fan of either Pepsi or Coke, there actually are several other beverage stocks out there. "), .

By fnord12 | December 18, 2005, 10:04 PM | Liberal Outrage & My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

The Cake

I don't know what he's talking about. It doesn't look like Jupiter to me.

By min | December 9, 2005, 1:45 PM | My stupid life | Comments (1)| Link

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