Run DMC founding member, Jam Master Jay, was shot and killed in his studio in Queens, New York last night. Damn, someone from DMC killed before DMX? DMC wasn’t even about gangster rap. What’s next, are Chrisitian Rap artists getting popped out?

The small town of Biggs, California is mulling a request to change its name to “Got Milk?” Proof positive that some people are willing to trade history for cash. At least “milk” won’t be going out of business anytime soon and the town can save itself from an Enron Field fiasco.

This journal is funnier than any blog I’ve ever seen. It details Nick’s rehab and in one of the funniest entries (Oct. 1st) he talks smack about David Hasselhoff, his bunkmate in rehab. I doubt that the author is truly Nick Nolte, but this is comic genius.

The US Food & Drug Administration just approved the use of a radio-frequency human ID chip that can be implanted under the skin and is the size of a grain of rice. Worse yet, the device is approved for sale to the public. I wonder how many drones are running out to get their implant today. The company that makes the radio chips says they will make GPS chips soon.

In a move straight out of science-fiction, IBM has just built a molecular computer whose logic elements are 260,000 smaller than today’s mass produced silicon circuits. Instead of moving electrons around the computer moves molecules of carbon monoxide over copper. Cool.

I would have never thought these guys would come back and get two in a row to win the series. I feel bad for Barry Bonds and the Giants, but it was a good series and the Angels pulled it off. Now we can look forward to the NBA season starting on Tuesday.

The rivalry between the L.A. Lakers and the Sacramento Kings intesified yesterday during a preseason game brouhaha. Rick Fox and Doug Christie got into an altercation in the first quarter and were both ejected. Rick Fox was still pissed and met Doug Christie inside the tunnel and put him in a headlock–straight WWF shit. I bet you thought preseason games didn’t count. Wrong, it’s already on.

For all of those in the cheap seats, the First Amendment allows me the freedom of speech and press to maintain this site. It is after all, just a parody of another dead dot-com. Here are some other great dot-com parody sites from Google’s directory. My favorite is Microsoff–classic stuff. God bless America!

I almost fell out of my chair laughing at the implication that Larry O’Brien made in yesterday’s blog entry. But, it’s pretty hard to deny the clues. The formerly top secret stealth jet unveiled earlier this month boasts a cloaking device, bent wings, and it’s even called the Bird of Prey. It is only a matter of time before we are all exposed to Klingon Culture.

Have you ever been on a receiving end of a bone crushing, near tear-jerking handshake? It is like the person on the other end, usually a dim-witted jock type, is trying to break your hand in an effort to assert how filled with testosterone, or “testosterony,” they are. Ah, “testosterony” the real San Francisco treat, but that’s another blog. Anyway, I have a hand sprain thanks to this mofo that I interviewed today as part of my audit. Maybe I should direct him to a site that teaches proper etiquette.

The temperature went down to 22F last night in Denver, but it felt in the teens with the wind chill factor. There was light snow this morning and sprinkles of snow all day. Thank God the wind died down. I am glad I didn’t forget my jacket in the car at the airport, like I did last week. It’s really f***ing cold!

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The Washington Sniper is out of control and police are resorting to the “please call us” method of crime fighting. There’s already talk of a Hollywood movie being made about the events of the last three weeks. So, I have to ask what the method actor will ask: What’s this guy’s motivation?

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but Larry O’Brien checked it out and wrote this detailed review of the film. Check out the review and post a comment if you’ve already seen it.

2 Stars

I am in the middle of watching this new show about three young female lawyers based in San Francisco. The exterior shots of the city are stunning and looks beautiful–lots of shots of City Hall. The girls in the show are beautiful too, that’s nice. However, the show itself is plagued with juvenile writing and plastic characters. So far not so good.

Damn! This lady bit the hell out of her husband because he denied her sex after coming back from the hospital. Apparently he was a little tired. I laughed my ass off initially when I read this, but then I realized he died from the bites. Crazy shit.

AOL used to send floppy disks to entice people to subscribe to its service. These weren’t so bad because you could always erase the contents of the floppy and store data on it. There was always one nearby–I didn’t buy floppies for years. However, AOL now uses CD’s that cannot be reused. These two guys want to collect 1,000,000 CDs to dump in front of AOL headquarters and let them know to stop the insanity. Help ’em out if you can. Thanks to Masher for the article.

Friday Five from

1. How many TVs do you have in your home?

2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week?
About 16 to 20 hours a week.

3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children?
“Whatchu talkin’ ’bout Willis?” I was raised by Television. I was a latch key kid through the early eighties and I turned out okay. Besides, all the pop culture trivia you get from TV really comes in handy when playing NTN at bars.

4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you’re heartbroken?
I have a Tivo, so I just don’t miss any of my shows. My favorite shows are the HBO Original Series: The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, and Curb Your Enthusiam. Other shows I watch regularly are Saturday Night Live, The West Wing, ER, Scrubs, Will & Grace, Friends, Alias, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Enterprise, and Farscape.

5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like?
I think that HBO has created some great thought provoking original shows and would create more networks like it. Also, I have to give props to the Sci-Fi channel for creating Farscape, even if they did cancel it.

Also, check out Larry O’Brien’s answers.

I saw the stupidest thing at the store, Nanci’s Frozen Yogurt. It’s fat-free, sugar-free, non-dairy, no-calorie frozen yogurt. I liked it better when they used to call that ice! Your Jedi mind tricks won’t work on me, Nanci, I am on to you.

I don’t know how I missed this story when it came out a week ago. A fumigation company blew up a guy’s house to bits in Santa Cruz. I guess the good news is that the bugs are gone.

Larry O’Brien found a website that will try and figure out what classic video game character you are most like. Like Larry, the quiz said that I too am a Defender ship.

The time it takes to find a job in this economy averages three months, but it’s more like four months here in the Bay Area. I am happy to have a job in this economic climate, even if the raise was less than spectacular this year.

Another NBA season is starting in 15 days. After much speculation, Michael Jordan will return to the Wizards, the Rockets scored what they think is a Shaq Killer, and (according to Shaq) the Kings are still the “queens” of the league. After talking all kinds of smack last year and saying I would never do it again–I broke down and signed up for Fantasy Hoops again this year. Looking forward to a Lakers four-peat.

Mama and I saw the Blue Angels yesterday as part of fleet week. If you’ve never seen them before, it is a sight to be seen. I found a picture of what they looked like, but there is no way I could describe the sounds the engines made as they flew overhead. Awesome.

Huge car bomb explodes on Bali and kills 182 people. I had heard from friends earlier that the count was in the eighties, but this is far worse than I thought. The consensus is that terrorists are involved.

They found an old Roman tablet with London’s ancient name inscribed on it, “Londiniensium.” Pretty cool, they even have a picture of it.

I am off to the airport to go back home, finally. The four days seemed like forever. I think it’s official, I hate to travel for work. Well, at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel since I may be able to snowboard on the last weekend here.

The sniper that’s been picking people off in Washington D.C. suburbs taunted police by leaving behing a “death” tarot card with the message, “Dear Policeman, I am God.” I don’t know about all that, but he’s definitely a candidate for meeting God. I hope they catch him.

Upside magazine closed its doors today and Red Herring reorganized to get out of their sweet SOMA office space into cheaper offices in nearby China Basin (near PacBell Park). Damn, I remember going to this kick-ass party hosted by The Industry Standard back “in the dizay”. It was a dot-com era extravaganza where the magazine thought it was a dot-com too. As we all know, The Standard is also “adios amigos”. Those were the days.

Over 8,000 protesters packed Union Square in San Francisco on Sunday to rally against U.S. military action againd Iraq. I think this event overshadowed the Reggae in the Park event which was happening at Golden Gate Park at the same time.

My brother’s wife’s dad crashed into a Publix grocery store and made the news. The story claims he blacked out, but I know the truth. His accelerator stuck in reverse. Amazingly, nobody got hurt.

I am off to Denver to do a SAS70 for the Visa Debit Processing Service data center. I will be traveling to Denver Sunday through Thursday for the next five to six weeks.

4 Stars

We finally got a chance to see Barbershop. Although this movie was not as funny as the Friday series, if you like the same type of comedy you’d probably enjoy this film. Cedric the Entertainer stole the show as a crabby old barber.

Police have not caught the shooter responsible for five random killings in Maryland in the past few days. However, they now know that the victims were all killed with a hunting rifle. Not cool.

In a scene reminiscent of the movie, a white truck has been driving through Maryland shooting people on the street. The shootings started last night and continue through this morning. Just went you thought that Al Qaeda was all you’d have to worry about. (Also see CNN).

MTV is going to make a movie about the life of Shawn Fanning, founder of Napster. It may be pretty interesting to hear the story from the horse’s mouth, since Fanning may star in the movie as himself.

Andrew Fastow, ex-Enron CFO, turned himself in to the FBI today in Houston. He and his wife have over $23MM in frozen accounts. Maybe he just got hungry. What’s the point of living in a $2.6MM home if you can’t go to the ATM to get money for food?

In the last year, there are a lot of Oakland workers that made over $100K in overtime. Although most of these are firefighters, there is one plans inspector that made almost $300K in total compensation and his boss didn’t even know.