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    Friday, July 29, 2005

    I Like These Bands, Yet I Must Scream

    Before I do another post on the joys of failed relationships, (and oh, believe me, I will), I felt compelled to mention this:
    Bands That I Like Despite My Best Intentions:
    Chicago – Whereas, "Beginnings" was one of the great songs of its time, this group's career was also punctuated with some of the sappiest music of the modern era (see: "You're My Inspiration").   "Hard Habit to Break" was, unfortunately, one of the most memorable songs from my prom.

    The Bee Gees – "Night Fever" and "More Than A Woman" from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack were darn decent.  But God, also "Tragedy" and a bunch of tunes with Barbara Streisand.   Gak.

    Genesis – This band started out well ("Turn It On", most anything from Abacab, etc.), similar to Chicago, above.  Eventually, though, they splintered off into Phil Collins/Mike and The Mechanics and made music that wanted you want to kill yourself, and others.

    Feel free to post your embarassments as well.

    Genuine Advantage My Butt

    Apparently, this week Microsoft decided that it was time to require users to enter a serial number to use Microsoft Update.
    Heh heh.  Cracked in 24 hours.
     This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours."
    Via the Boing.
    I should mention the fact that Bill and Melinda Gates' Foundation gave away so much damn money to really, really good causes last year that Microsoft bashers should be damn ashamed.  If that SOB cures malaria then I don't care if I have to crack a couple of codes every now and then. 
    That crack, again: 
    Before pressing 'Custom' or 'Express' buttons paste this text to the address bar and press enter:


    It turns off the trigger for the key check.





    Wednesday, July 27, 2005

    Second City? Not What She Said. Heh Heh.

    CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A proposal to build a new 115-story building by 2009 could give Chicago claim to having the first and second tallest skyscrapers in the country.
    Via Fark, of course.
    A couple of comments.
    1.  Damn, that's ugly.
    2.  What's the deal in Chicago?  The first and second tallest skyscrapers in the country?  I love Da Boys, since I used to live in Chi-Town myself, but are they still compensating for that Cubs loss?
    3.  Do they still drink Old Style there?  Could that be the culprit?
    I can't.
    I just can't.
    Guess they should go for it.  Sad thing is, in today's world, Chicago's terror alert readiness now will have to go from Code Red to HOLY CRAP.

    Monday, July 25, 2005

    I'm Coming Back

    Whew.  Here's an entry that should be good for a laugh.
    Never, NEVER unestimate the ability of a sig other (or ex-sig other, in my case) to drive you absolutely batshit crazy.
    Instead of going crazy, however, you can read these fine sites:
    Be back with more later.  The period of mourning is basically over.  Back to the funny stuff.

    Friday, July 01, 2005

    There Goes The Neighborhood

    It's bound to be an interesting summer.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court and a key swing vote on issues such as abortion and the death penalty, said Friday she is retiring.
    Let me be the first one to toss out some names for nomination:
    Get to it, George!


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