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Sweatpants

  (Disclaimer: This post was written at airport lounge while I sipped on my 2nd and 3rd Bloody Marys. Also, it is posted in lieu of the Chinese New Year of which I have nothing to blog about. I am NOT celebrating it as I am on a business trip for the next three days... [...]

Cool Parents. Oxy. Moron.

Confession: I have been obsessed with this website I came across from my 13-year-old's Facebook wall. It is aptly named "I Waste So Much Time". Unfortunately for my reputation, it is not a philosophical statement born from my existential angst. They omitted "On the Internet" in the name. This website is "curated" for middle schoolers... [...]

The Ice Cream Index

Earlier today I learned of these numbers today from Mature Landscaping: Salary of retired US Presidents ...............$180,000 FOR LIFE Salary of House/Senate ..........................$174,00​0 FOR LIFE Salary of Speaker of the House ................$223,500 FOR LIFE Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ...... $193,400 FOR LIFE Average Salary of a teacher .................... $40,065 Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN [...]

I suspect that you have been seeing this picture popping up on your Facebook and/or Twitter stream this week. I did. Like you, I had a visceral response to it. FUCK YEAH! Was exactly what I said to the monitor as I responded to the plea on Facebook "This was an ad made by bodyshop. But Barbie [...]

For the Bard

Yesterday April 26 was Shakespeare's birthday, well, it was the day he was baptized. Nobody knows the exact date when he was born but traditionally it was celebrated on April 23. I can tell you that on either day there was no Google Doodle for him and "Shakespeare" was not on the Twitter trending topic [...]

I know many of you have written about spam comments lately. Like the piracy industry, the spamming industry gets smarter and smarter each time we retch up our defense against it. I have been observing the improvement in quality in the spam comments I have been receiving and been amazed by how much I could [...]

Dear Internet, I miss you. Yes, in these past two weeks, you still see me coming around once in a while, reading articles online, sharing random pictures on Facebook and Twitter, and flirting with my lady friends with my witty one-liner tweets. It has been still only Drive-by Interneting, which in my book does not [...]

$5000 a Bullet

Many of us have seen Chris Rock's standup routine on gun control, or as he called it "Bullet Control", either on YouTube or in the movie Bowling for Columbine. In the wake of the shooting in Arizona, there is a heated discussion surrounding the fact that 1) the gunman fired off a large capacity magazine [...]

Thanksgiving. I had an existential crisis last year when my then almost-7-year-old Mr. Monk started talking about a golden turkey. Complete with legs wrapped around in silver tinfoil and tied with red strings. I honestly had no idea where he got the idea. I still don't. But an idea he did have. In fact, he [...]

If you are like me, your life, at least the part that is connected to the computer and the Interweb, is interconnected with Google: Google Chrome (which I am using right now). Google search (Duh!). Maps. Directions. gmail. GTalk. Picasa. YouTube. Picnik. google checkout. google translate. Calender. Google analytics. Feedburner. Google Reader. Google Desktop. Google Docs. [...]

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