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Archive for September, 2007

September 27, 2007


I don’t get tipping. I mean, I understand the concept of paying someone a percentage of your food bill, but I don’t get it. You’re supposed to tip someone between 15% and 20% for waiting on you. That means if you have a $100 restaurant bill, you have to kick in at least another $15 […]

September 26, 2007

NASCAR: Car of Tomorrow? Or Yesterday?

I really had high hopes for the Car of Tomorrow. It made sense that if the cars were more or less identical, that would put the driver back in the driver’s seat, as it were. But it’s beginning to look like I was wrong. About 7 or 8 years ago at a televised race at […]

September 21, 2007

Microsoft Goes “EU”

Microsoft lost their big court case in the European Union the other day. They’ve got to pay a 2/3 billion dollar fine and, get this, give the source code to Windows to their competitors. I’ve often wondered why Microsoft just doesn’t take their ball and go home. What’s to stop them from saying “OK, EU, […]

September 21, 2007

Survivor: China – Episode 1

The new season of Survivor started last night. This time they’re in the middle of mainland Communist China instead of on an island somewhere. Actually, it appears that they’re on islands in the middle of China’s biggest lake. I was disappointed in the outcome last night of Survivor: China. They voted off a guy named […]

September 19, 2007

Big Brother 8: The Finale

Well, I was wrong in my prediction that Daniele would win Big Brother 8. It pretty much came down to who played the game better, and I’ll have to begrudgingly agree that Dick did. He did what he had to do, when he had to do it to advance. Of course, that wouldn’t have been […]

September 17, 2007

Big Brother 8: The End

I watched the penultimate episode of Big Brother 8 last night. It’s funny: early on I was rooting for the Donatos, but then Dick started his stuff which totally turned me against them. I guess I’m rooting for Daniele, but it’s hard not to hold some of Dick’s actions against her. She had every opportunity […]

September 14, 2007

Charity Fatigue

It’s getting about that time when employers waste their employees’ time by having some of them hit up their fellow employees for donations to this charity and that charity. My employer has a big deal every fall where they anoint someone in each area to do this. They give you this pre-printed form with your […]

September 11, 2007

September 11

As everyone knows, today’s the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Perhaps fittingly, I won’t be at work today; I’ll be helping our democratic process by working at my local precinct for the Nashville run-off election. I’ll be a “machine operator”, which means that I take the application […]

September 7, 2007

NASCAR: Cha-Cha-Changes

Quite a few major changes have been going on in NASCAR lately. Here’s my take on a few things: Toyota’s first year in the Cup Series hasn’t been much to write home about. The teams they signed up weren’t very good with their prior manufacturers, so I’m not sure why anyone figured they’d do any […]

September 3, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

What is it about death anniversaries that makes people want to “celebrate” them? Every August at Graceland Elvis fans flock there on the day of his death. And with the 10th anniversary of Princess Dianna’s death a few days ago, the media went crazy. Fox News showed some kind of memorial service for Dianna during […]