Friday, January 28, 2005

Money Talks, Bullshit Sits Around and Does Nothing

Sharon Stone's Good Work for Today

Sharon Stone raised a million dollars in about 5 minutes, by standing up during a conference at Davos and offering $10K directly, personally, to the President of Tanzania, then asked others in the audience to join her.

Isolationism, ho!

ISP Verizon cuts off their customers from Europe. Verizon persists with European email blockade

If you're a Verizon customer, is the service you signed up to have them provide?

If not, join the crowd.

Verizon writes:

Some of the loudest complaints you will see or hear about spam blocking come from the spammers themselves, who lose significant income when their efforts to flood the Internet with unsolicited e-mail are foiled. Our customers expect and demand that we provide them with as safe, secure and effective an Internet experience as possible and we are firm in our commitment to do that.

What they seem to have forgotten is that what their customers expect and demand, above all else, is to deliver their damn email.

That's Internet Service Provider. Not Internet Service Denier.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I have the same question AmericaBlog has.

Say, isn't that, like, fraud, or perjury, or bribery or something?

Now, did those Senators know that when Gallagher was testifying on behalf of the Bush administration's position on marriage issues, as supposedly an independent expert on marriage, that she had in fact recently accepted money, a good deal of it, to help Bush promote his position on marriage issues? Didn't the Senators deserve to decide for themselves whether Gallagher was truly offering her independent vide on Bush's proposal, or whether she was influenced in her views to the tune of $40,000?

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Someone's Spinning In Their Grave and I Think It's Me

*flees shrieking*

I thought "Galadriel" Barbie was bad, but only until I looked further down the page and spotted a link to "Titania" Barbie from Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream,
and then I shrieked again at the sight of the link to "Juliet" Barbie, from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. By now, you see, I'm in train wreck mode, and can't look away. So I followed the link, asking myself what would happen to my stuff if I died intestate...

Fortunately, there was no link to "Beatrice" Barbie, from Much Ado About Nothing, or "Viola" Barbie, from Twelfth Night, and, oh, dear, do I want to give anyone at Mattel ideas?