Archive for October, 2004

Red Sox Nation!

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Woo-hoo! Go Sox!

I still can’t believe it. Man, 86 years. For some perspective, my grandfather (‘Poppy’ – not to be confused with ‘Papi’ – go Ortiz!) was 14 when the Sox last won the series, the age Gabe is now.

There was a big flu epidemic, and our troops were fighting overseas (then it was Europe in WWI), so some things stay the same.

There was no TV, but about 2/3 of the country had radios. No NFL, no NBA, (basketball was only 26 years old), movies were silent, Albert Einstein was 39, and Wyatt Earp was still alive. Women weren’t allowed to vote yet.

I remember cool summer nights in the late sixties and early seventies, when I would sleep out in a tent in the backyard, listening to the Red Sox on a transistor radio. Ned Martin would be calling the plays – the names I remembered – Yaz, Rico Petrocelli, Tony Conigliaro, Sparky Lyle. Now my kids will remember Johnny Damon, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez.

See you again in 2090!

Don’t Forget The Eclipse Tonight!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Start looking up at 9:14! (But come in to watch the game every once in a while!)

For All You 7-Year-Old Hacker Chix

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

An EZ-Bake oven that fits in a drive bay.


Graph and Music Paper

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Paper. Remember that stuff? You know, the stuff you write on when you can’t find the stylus to you Palm Pilot. The stuff printouts come on. Well, if you need graph paper, there’s a pretty good chance you can print some out from here.

If you need music paper, you can download it here, or if they don’t have exactly what you need, just design your own.


Thursday, October 21st, 2004


and Johnny Damon came through when we needed him most!

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

(via devnull)

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Would you like to live in DUH?

Friday, October 15th, 2004

Check out Dilbert Ultimate House – I’d move there in a second! My favorite feature (besides the home theater) – the kids’ bathroom, watertight with a drain in the floor. You just hose it down.

Blood Moon – October 27

Thursday, October 14th, 2004

A total lunar eclipse Wednesday night, October 27, will likely make the moon look blood red.

It’ll start around 9:14 PM EST, totality will last from 10:23 to 11:45, and the whole show will be over at 12:54 AM.

Happy Birthday Damon!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Damon is 17 today, and you know what that means – R-rated movies. Ben got him The Matrix. We got him car keys. Not a car, just keys.

Swimming in syrup

Monday, October 4th, 2004

(via Gadgetopia)

A professor and a swimmer at the University of Minnesota answer the age-old question: do you swim faster or slower in syrup?.

Ringworld’s Children

Friday, October 1st, 2004

(via devnull)

Larry Niven’s fourth ‘Ringworld’ novel is out.

How long til Christmas?

Jon “The Daily Show” Stewart on democracy

Friday, October 1st, 2004

It is important to remember there still exist many other forms of government in the world today, and that dozens of foreign countries still long for a democracy such as ours to be imposed on them.