Friday, December 24, 2004

Additionally, Please Read This...

... even if a lot of it is biased bull-flop, it's still worth reading twice.

The American Theocracy

Michael Moore is Scary...

... since six major American drug and health care companies, such as Pfizer, Astrazeneca and Glaxosmithkline, have "prompted at least six drug companies to warn their employees to watch out for the director" and "instructed employees not to answer questions posed by Moore, but to redirect them to each company's communications department."

Rachel Bloom, executive director of corporate communications for AstraZeneca, notes, "Moore's past work has been marked by negativity, so we can only assume Sicko won't be a fair and balanced portrayal. His movies resemble docudramas more than documentaries." But Moore feels the movie, which is expected to be released in 2006, will strike a common chord with the American public. He explains, "Being screwed by your (health-care provider) and ill-served by pharmaceutical companies is the shared American experience."

Considering that more than 200,000 people work for these companies, I find it impossible to believe that not a single one of them is secretly hoping to find Michael and perform the ultimate heinous act of American treason... tell the truth.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

So Even Famous People Can't Count...

... and neither can the press. Excerpted from IMDB:

"Singer and actress Barbra Streisand only agreed to star in sequel Meet The Fockers to confirm she can still act after a break of nearly two decades from the big screen. The 62-year-old hasn't starred in a movie since 1996's The Mirror Has Two Faces, so accepted the role of sex therapist Roz Focker in the comedy, which co-stars Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, to see if she's lost her movie talents."

Now, let's count:

2004 minus
1996 equals
8 years.

Now, apparently IMDB believes that 8 years equals two decades. The confusion does not end there.

"[Barbara Streisand] explains, "I love Roz Focker, but it's not like I was dying to play her, you know what I mean? I wasn't passionate about it. It was an experiment. It's been some 20 years since I just acted.""

Now, let's count again:

2004 minus
1996 equals
8 years.

Barbara Streisand clearly believes that 8 years is also not only two decades, which MIGHT be forgivable given that TECHNICALLY after 2000 is a decade, and before 2000 is a decade, but she herself said it's been about twenty years since she's acted. Now, what are we to take from this?

Apparently, she believes that she did not appear in The Prince of Tides, or Nuts, or clearly The Mirror Has Two Faces. She may have been so drugged up during those years that she forgot, but she must at least have some sort of pay stub from those years.

Ah well, it isn't my problem. I can count. In fact, I can count every Barbara Streisand movie I haven't seen (all) and how many I won't see (all but one). You go, Babs. You go.

Monday, December 20, 2004

So I Haven't Been Here In A While....

... so lets recap.

I failed NaNoWriMo simply because it was a busy month. I bet I could do it in January, and I fully intend to.

Work is getting busier, and I am getting more and more scary responsibility. I'm doing complete takeoffs, and three more people have been hired, to start in the New Year. Uhm... hooray!

I got a bad cold combined with allergies, then Steph and Seb got the cold, before Steph wound up with Strep, which she gave back to me last night. We're a sharing family.

We had our office party, which was a lot of fun. Get some booze into these guys and they're every bit as delightfully gooftastic as any of my school friends. Also, they spent more on food and drink than I make in a month. Wooo!

I'm working on my wicked fictitious Diablo III Characters, which can be found here. The interactive Excel files can be found at the bottom (just one for now, but I plan to maike more!)

Last but probably least, it's Christmas, the time for giving till it hurts, or until the big stores say so.