Friday, October 31, 2008

Another Reason to Love Samuel L. Jackson

Because he narrated this No-on-Prop-8 ad.

Please consider donating to No On Prop 8.

And I sure wish that Obama would point out loudly that his parents would have been legally prohibited from marrying in a lot of states in 1961, and thus Prop 8 should go down in flames.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

PZ Myers Understands the Fundies

PZ Myers has figured out that the homophobic fundamentalist Right Wing is really writing slash SF.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

XKCD vs. the New Yorker: Cartoon-Off

I expect that the XKCD vs. The New Yorker cartoon-off will be all over the place by tomorrow (if it isn't already), but I figured I'd link to it anyway.

(Via Neil Gaiman.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pointy-Haired-Boss-ism of the Day

ME: "We can't do what you're asking with the current technology. In order to do what you're asking for, we'd have to invest a large amount of time. Please explain why you need it in order to justify the amount of work that would be involved."

PHB: "Here is my .02 on what we need to get working to release our project on schedule. I'd like to propose that we make this work now so that testing may be completed."

(That's a direct quote from the PHB, by the way.)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stupid Phone Polls

What kind of polling outfit has a phone poll that asks you to rate something (like your likelihood of voting) on a scale between 1 and 10, and then fails to tell you how to specify 10 on a touch-tone keypad? ("1" then "0" didn't seem to do it.)

It seems a lot easier to do 1 to 9 or 1 to 5.


Monday, October 06, 2008

The Mavericks Called. They Want their Name Back.

I had not known that the word maverick comes from someone's name — and the Mavericks are fire-breathing Texas liberals who are pissed at John McCain.