putting the 'anksgi' back into 'thanksgiving'

November 28, 2002
Happy Thanksgiving all! Mo's making chicken, 'cause even the smallest turkeys are too much for four people. Personally, I think she should've gone for Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs.

Rant Quote of the Moment
"Because the big questions in life are tough. Why are we here? Where are we from? Where are we going? But if people believe in asshole, douche-y liars like you, we're never going to find the real answers to these questions. You aren't just lying, you're slowing down the progress of all mankind -- YOU DOUCHE."
--South Park's Stan Marsh telling 'Crossing Over' psychic John "I can hear the dead" Edward why he's a douche. I already kisrael'd about this bozo, but this quote gets to heart of the problem, and of faith vs. inquiry in a nutshell. (South Park is actually one of the most topical comedies on televsion. I don't always agree with the opinions, but they are usually well argued.)

News of the Moment
What I mentioned a few days ago has started to come true, as predicted by Salon, there's been a (mercifully failed) missile attack against a commercial airliner, an Israeli plane departing from Kenya. Oy.

Campaign of the Moment
A kind of amusing if not-fully-realized campaign to ban comic sans. (You can also check out microsoft's Comic Sans Café.) Actually, the letters from the font's creator on both sites are interesting. (And isn't it odd that fonts have creators? It seems like they're just there, but creating one is extremely hard work, I'm not sure what 'language' you describe a new font in, but it has too scale, look ok bold, in italics, etc etc.) The 'ban comic sans' campaign seems to be a poor copy of Andre the Giant has a Posse.

Huh. You know, I put this section in 'comic sans ms' as a bit of a joke, but actually, maybe sans-serif fonts are more readable online. Huh, I wonder if I should convert kisrael over at some point.


Music of the Moment
Surprisingly listenable, 9 Beet Stretch takes Beethoven's 9th Symphony and stretches it to last 24 hours. It's kind of like trance electronica. Divided into 19 sections of around 1 hour 20 each, for your listening convenience.