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It must be exciting to be 17 and sign a contract with a large book publisher like Little Brown and Company for $500,000 and two books. I mean, really, who wouldn’t be excited at any age for that deal? Meet Kaavya Viswanathan, now 19 and a Sophomore at Harvard, who is currently on “leave” from… read more


Oh how I love the occasional post to worship my geekiness. The BlackBerry 7290 is rocking my world. Even though I don’t get the full web capabilities here in Kirksville, it is still smazing to me how much I am loving text messaging and forwarding IMs to my phone. And having a full QWERTY keyboard… read more


Has no one ever realized that when you launch a “boycott” of something, all you are really doing is building the hype around it? Archbishop Angelo Amato, the number two official in the Vatican doctrinal office, has called for a boycott of the upcoming film, The Da Vinci Code. You know what? Just makes me… read more


Why? Why is The Apprentice tormenting us? I mean, I know I have said that every episode this time, but they are just getting downright more painful with each episode. This weeks task was just…bizarre and the product placement was beyond shoehorned feeling. Lee came back from the boardroom to discover everyone had prepared for… read more

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Survivor Exile Island was an odd one this episode. It was obvious from the getgo that Terry was everyone’s target, but he was also clear he was not going out without a fight. Meanwhile, Bruce was in pain from bowel problems. When Tree Mail arrived for Reward Challange, each Survivor was issued a voodoo doll… read more

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Amazing Race opened with Eric & Jeremy in first place. Upon opening their clue, they learned they were to fly 2,300 miles to Muscat, Oman, once there they needed to find a giant incense burner to receive their next clue. The teams were also instructed to locate a charter bus station location on the main… read more

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If you’ve seen over 117 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 190 movies on this list. Put your score in header and repost: (x) Rocky Horror Picture Show (x)Grease (x) Pirates of the Caribbean ( ) Boondock Saints ( ) The Mexican (x) Fight Club ( ) Starsky and… read more


Music

April 23 2006

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!

So, 30 years ago today, a little known Brooklyn band launched their first album, and somehow, their music would later find me a few years later and make me sit up and take notice. Ladies and Gentleman, let us all take a moment to raise our glasses and salute, the one, the only…The Ramones. Hey… read more


I love Beau (blonde cocker spaniel), he’s like a little member of the family. He always makes me laugh, makes me smile, no matter how bad the day. That is unless it’s 3 AM and he decides “Hey! Now would be a good time to wander as deep into the surrounding woods as I can!… read more


Netgear is finally taking pre-orders on their SPH101 Skype Phone. The bad news? Amazon.com is listing it for $249. So, why am I still tempted to buy this? IT’S SKYPE…WITHOUT A COMPUTER! *runs around the room until he passes out* It works with 802.11g WiFi and backwards compatiable to 802.11b (non-tech speak:99% chance if you… read more


Wow, no clue how I got a week behind on Amazing Race recaps! And with such a heart stopping ending too! Eric & Jeremy were first out and their clue instructed them to travel 350 miles by train, and then ferry, to Rome, Italy and locate Trevi Fountain. The train was of course an equalizer… read more

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Well it appears I am not the only one that feels this season of The Apprentice is an exercise in pain! Maureen Ryan, of the Chicago Tribune, wrote today about how starting next Monday, NBC will having a contest to give $10,000 a week to viewers. Wonderful. So basically NBC has decided this season is… read more


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