That’s right. You’re getting the news here even before Slashdot. Google‘s Gmail has been down at least since 11:55 AM PST. As of this posting it’s still down. I’m tempted to drive over to Google headquarters right now to complain!

“Server Error: The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try again in 30 seconds. ”

Is 30 MINUTES a temporary error?

UPDATE (1:40PM): It’s back up now… *grumble* *grumble*

Yes, it’s sad that I can’t live without email for an hour or two.

You just can’t make this shit up. Judge Donald Thompson frequently masturbated and used a device for enhancing erections while his court was in session, charges a petition by the state’s attorney general seeking his removal. I won’t mention the location, you can read the article yourself.

Please, don’t just take my word for it. Check out this winning 30 second ad from the Bush in 30 Seconds ad contest, sponsored by the fine folks at Also be sure to visit Billionaires for Bush.

Eyeball PiercingIt seems as though you can get your eyeballs pierced in Amsterdam. I can’t imagine having a piece of metal in my eye. I have enough trouble with an eyelash. What about people with contacts?? Crazy.

I’ve been trying to curb my usage of expletives but shit likes this makes me regress…

Some motherfucker in Nashville killed a little dog by place-kicking it like a football. What the fuck is wrong with this asshole? Was he not loved as a child? I hope he has an IQ of 10 and doesn’t know any better because that’s the only way this can be rationalized.

This sick-ass motherfucker needs to be locked away for life!

El Edwards, the guy who does the “you’ve got mail!” voice for AOL is pimping his voice out to anyone who wants their own version of “you’ve got mail!” You can pay him 10 bucks and he will record “You’ve got mail, Nugget!” He can also record something else. Nifty!

I am up at 12:30AM. I finally found a nugget to share. I just finished watching a documentary on KQED (our local PBS station) called “The New Americans.” The documentary follows the lives of a few new immigrants trying to make it in the US. I highly recommend this documentary for those of you with no clue about immigrants and what they have to go through to make a new life in a new country. It’s also a great way for immigrants who have been here for a long time to remember our struggles and hardships so we can appreciate what we have now. (Unfortunately, around here it seems as though you have to get your VCR or Tivo to record it for you – the next time it’s on KQED is at 4AM on April 1st. )

I first came to the US when I was 6. My dad was a grad student at the University of Pennsylvania. My mom found work at a Dunkin’ Donuts. I went into first grade with no knowledge of the English alphabet. Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and others on Sesame Street were my English teachers.

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How can I follow Jimmy’s colorful contributions to the nugget?! I guess I can dig out some nuggets from my closet. While you’re waiting for insightful nuggets from the closet, you can amuse yourselves with this cool game from (big ups to my hubby Dave for this one):

Bush Shoot-Out: Starring President Bush and Condeleeza Rice
The objective: “Save the White House from the terrorists bent on the destruction of democracy.”