Thursday, May 04, 2006

Quote of the Day - May 4, 2006

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.

- Tyler, Fight Club

Get Out the Vote Begins at Home

So, you're running for public office. You run ads. You hold rallies. You may even go door to door encouraging people to vote for you. Then, when the results are tallied, the election has ended in a tie. What could you have done differently to get just one or two more votes and secure your win? How about tell your (voting age) kids to show up and cast their vote on election day? Whoops.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Quote of the Day - May 3, 2006

When I'm in command, every mission is a suicide mission.

- Zap Brannigan, "When Aliens Attack", Futurama

You are here

But where is "here"? Well, let's hope it's China, 'cause that's about the only thing (other than the U.S., at least I hope) that college-aged people can apprently find on a map. Scariest stat? "Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border[in the world] was between the United States and Mexico." Um. *thunk* *thunk* Ow. My head. Those Minutemen must be more heavily armed than I thought.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

An Explosive Promotion

Apparently, the L.A. Times and Paramount Pictures rigged several thousand newspaper boxes to play the Mission: Impossible III theme when the door was opened. However, at least one of the devices they used to do this fell onto the stack of papers inside. Since the device was a little box with wires sticking out, someone apparently thought "bomb" and called the police, who then blew up the news rack.

"'We weren't expecting anything like this,' said John O'Loughlin, the Times' senior vice president for planning."

A little box with wires sticking out of it playing the Mission: Impossible theme. No, that won't cause a panic at all.