Archive for March, 2003

Soccer Tournament Pics

Friday, March 28th, 2003

Some pictures from the soccer tournament at Norteastern last weekend.

I’m a (Time) Travelin’ Man

Friday, March 28th, 2003

Okay, this guy parlays $800 into $350 million in the stock market in two weeks.

How? Well, he’s from the year 2256. He just stopped by in his time machine to make a killing in stocks.

Oddly enough, the Feds don’t believe him, they figure he’s got insider information. At 126 companies.

Oh, and nobody can find any record of his existence before last December.

It’s on, so it’s gotta be true!

I wonder why he didn’t just look up his arrest record before he came back?

Daniel Ellsberg Interview

Friday, March 28th, 2003

(from Busy, Busy, Busy via L.M.B.)

CNN’s Aaron Brown interviews Daniel Ellsberg

Remember him? Pentagon Papers? Well, he’s not crazy about this war, either.

New Old Toys

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

(via MemePool)

A drawing toy? Kaleidoscope? You decide. Or just have fun.

This one’s a little easier to categorize: Etch-a-Sketch!

I wonder if you can go back and forth over one area to see the mechanism inside?

It’s backstabtastic!

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

from Lisa Rein via boing boing

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on the Halliburton contract (9 Mb .mov file).

Looks like we got us a war

Thursday, March 20th, 2003

The war has started. There’s not much I can add do what Dan Gillmor has already said.

Music to milk by…

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

Increase milk production through music

Umm, this is about cows. Everyone else, you’re on your own.

Test your knowledge of goat anatomy

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003


Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

From the Home-Ed list

The Periodic Table of Haiku.

When Johnny Comes Flying Home…

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

John Paul’s home for the week now that finals are over. Grades still aren’t posted.

He got back into the air again, at long last, flying for the first time in several months. Plus, he got to use his new headset.

He’s going back up tomorrow. If you’re around Worcester, look up and wave!


Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

Well, it wasn’t the *best* tournament ever.

Damon’s team came home without getting out of the round robin of the Jefferson Cup in Virginia (results – pdf), and Damon himself came home with a little more…a broken ankle! A few minutes into the first half he was tackled while clearing the ball, he played for a while after that, and went back in for the second half, but then came out.

Monday he went to the doctor where they found out it was broken; he’s now in a leg boot, and HE-CAN-NOT-PLAY-SOCCER!!! “Well, what if I just kick a ball around with my other foot?” YOU-CAN-NOT-PLAY… “Well, juggling’s not…” YOU-CAN-NOT-PL.. “But”…

You get the idea.

Happy Birthday Al

Friday, March 14th, 2003

Happi Pi Day!
It’s 3/14, making it Pi day, AND Albert Einstein‘s birthday.
NOVA’s Einstein Revealed site
The Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 3/14 is Israel’s National Science day!
Okay, pi gets a link, too!
Some Pi day songs

Oh, No! Mo’ Snow!

Thursday, March 13th, 2003

Gaah! Another day, another pile of snow here in New England. At least Joanne and Damon are heading out tomorrow for the Jefferson Cup soccer tournament. Unfortunately, I’m not.
I’m almost too sick of looking at snow to post this: Snow Crystal Photographs (via Boing Boing)

Teat cheats in Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003

Dave Barry‘s latest is a shocking…shocking!…exposé of rampant cheating in livestock shows – udder tampering.

Everybody, Everybody!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003

Everybody loves! “It’s dot-com!”
Of course, you’re really going there for the Strong Bad emails. Seriously.

Peace-tie Boys?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003

(via Boing Boing)
The Beastie Boys have a new anti-war song, and they’re offering free downloads on their site. The lyrics are posted there as well.

“Mmmm, universe!”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003

New York Times link (requires free registration)
It turns out that the universe may actually be shaped like…a doughnut!

Use the force, Ollie!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003

Goalkeepers do it with their eyes shut
Peril-sensitive sunglasses are real! In a study, Australian goalkeepers are wearing glasses which black out at certain times when they’re defending penalty kicks.

Happy Birthday Gabe!

Sunday, March 9th, 2003

Gabe turned 13 today! Now he’s legal for PG-13 movies, and AOL screen names. So, for his birthday he’s now Trogdor944, and he watched Lord of the Rings. (That’s not to say he hasn’t caught a glimpse or two of PG-13 movies before now 😉
Well, that means that we now have four teenage boys in the family. Yikes!