Archive for May, 2008

John Yoo in Esquire

Posted by seoulfully on May 22nd, 2008

Reading it, he seems reasonable and his approach to the questions presented to him seem reasonable as well.  I don’t know how I’d answer the question, but I agree with him that to write the legal opinion is to draw a bright line, especially in this instance and not about the moral ambiguity of the acts they lead to.

Is John Yoo a Monster –

A follow-up in Esquire.

McCain is loved and hated by me

Posted by seoulfully on May 20th, 2008

Did McCain screw himself when he promoted speedy adoption of HDTV? – By Timothy Noah – Slate Magazine

McCain as the cause of HD penetration is a reason I’d like him.  Though I’d just as likely have HD now without him.  And due to SDV and TiVo I don’t get many of the HD channels.

But funny that HD might be downfall.  And I could totally see it doing so.

I want this

Posted by seoulfully on May 20th, 2008

Not exact comparisons

Posted by seoulfully on May 20th, 2008

but not terribly off.  Portion size distortion/increase then to now.  via divine caroline via slashfood.

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More here.

Just got back from a run (I really need to go back to running regularly, I’m running so slow and a mere 3.5 miles was a wee bit taxing) and turned on the TV as I sit in my AC and try to cool off as I stretch (and by stretch I mean sit on the floor and do nothing).  “Wheel of Fortune” is on and I can’t find the remote so it’s what I’m watching.  I don’t want to sound too judgemental but:

“SI-N  -AN–A-E  INTERPRETER” is the puzzle.  Now even if you can’t figure out that the answer is SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER from that point, how in the hell is your next letter “D”?!?!?!  Where does “D” fit?  Maybe I don’t have the greatest vocabulary, but jebus!  And it wasn’t a tentative “D”, it was proclaimed with confidence.  Really?!? “D”??!?  Really?!??

I don’t need it (yet)

Posted by seoulfully on May 19th, 2008

Monty’s a spry 4 years old (and I mean spry, everyone thinks he’s still a puppy given his energy level, etc).  And some crazy guy with barbeque sauce all over his chin (I so incredibly wish I had taken a picture), while petting Monty for an uncomfortably long time, at the Taste of Arlington 2008, said Monty would live an additional 23 years.  Or maybe it was until he was 23.  Either way that’s WAY longer than miniature schnauzers live on par.  I’m not looking ahead to life sans Monty, but no way I’d get this (maybe, I am a sucker for such things):

digital pet urn

That’s a digital pet urn.  Available from  Product description:

With a 7” diagonal screen you can display literally hundreds of your favorite pet and/or human memories. Each digital frame includes a battery operated remote control, a large 256 megabyte internal memory, power supply cord, and USB computer cord for transferring photo’s or audio files from your personal computer to the internal memory.

This urn has two compartments which you access from the removable bottom. The 1st compartment holds the digital frame while the 2nd has 95 cubic inches of space inside, accomodating pets from 0-75 lbs.

Maybe if they added video I’d consider it.  But pics and audio only.  Who has audio recordings of their dogs?  Do they expect people to demux their video for audio and upload that? 

via Gizmodo.

Trying to get free

Posted by seoulfully on May 15th, 2008

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A closer look at dinner, originally uploaded by seoulfully.

Even cut up, it’s trying to escape. The plate and eventually my belly!

Monty’s wanting snacks

Posted by seoulfully on May 15th, 2008

What are you eating?, originally uploaded by seoulfully.

He’s after the snacks!

Amazin’ ants!

Posted by seoulfully on May 15th, 2008

Ants Invade Houston, Eat Computers – Living on The Huffington Post

So some sorts of ants came to the USA, stowed away in the cargo hold of a ship, seeking out a better life for themselves.  But they are in HUGE numbers and eat everything, including fire ants (good) and electrical wires (bad).  But hey, they came to this country with a dream.  They work hard and are enterprising.  For example:

And when you do kill these ants, the survivors turn it to their advantage: They pile up the dead, sometimes using them as a bridge to cross safely over surfaces treated with pesticide.

The World of Fashion: Pixel Perfect: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Pascal Dangin is the premier retoucher of fashion photographs. Art directors and admen call him when they want someone who looks less than great to look great, someone who looks great to look amazing, or someone who looks amazing already—whether by dint of DNA or M·A·C—to look, as is the mode, superhuman. Christy Turlington, for the record, needs the least help.

Emphasis mine.  I love Christy Turlington.

link from Kottke.