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The Gallery of Regrettable FoodAPR 28

The Gallery of Regrettable Food is the funniest site I've been to in a long time. Some highlights: 100s of ways to cook with lard, Spam clones, and gaining social stature through common nuts. The ads are funny and the copy completes the experience nicely.

UndoneAPR 28

I've been leaving my fly undone lately after I use the restroom. I never used to do that, but it's happened 5 or 6 times in the past two or three weeks. Do you think that this signifies a larger problem in my life? I hope not.

Futurama good and good for youAPR 27

Well, it's official...Futurama is pretty damn good. The writing is sharp, lots of good jokes, the animation is excellent, and for the geeks out there, oodles of computer/sci-fi references.

Rasta mamaAPR 27

On the way home from work today, I came up behind a car that had a vanity plate reading "rasta2" and several bumper stickers featuring Jamaican flags. When I passed the car, I glanced over to look at the driver. Expecting a dreadlocked black man, I was a little surprised to see a middle-aged, heavy-set, bespectacled, blonde woman driving.

Shatner and Ben Folds Five on ConanAPR 23

I caught William Shatner singing with Ben Folds Five on Conan last night. Well, singing really isn't the right word. It was more like he was talking over music...on the bridge of the Enterprise.

Sadly, Conan did not ask him if he's serious about his singing. Darn darn.

The Remedi Project updatedAPR 21

Josh Ulm and company have updated the Shockwave and Flash extravaganza know as The Remedi Project. It's purty.

ColumbineAPR 21

Well, just like everyone in the US (and probably the rest of the world as well), I'm trying to make sense out of the happenings in Colorado. I can't seem to do it. "Senseless" is an overused word, especially by the television media, but in this case, it seems to fit pretty well.

We humans are a weird bunch...the best goods and the worst bads all in one freaky package.

20 DatesAPR 20

20 Dates: some annoying guy goes out with 20 women and tapes it all. There were some really funny parts, but he never really tied it all together. Plus, the guy was a real jerk.

Older episodes of SNLAPR 20

Evidently, NBC runs older episodes of SNL an hour or two after the regular episodes on Saturday night. I saw the last 30 minutes of a circa 1990 show hosted by Mel Gibson. All my favorites were present: Carvey, Lovitz, Hartman, and Dennis Miller. Ahhh...takes me back to high school.

Shakespeare in LoveAPR 20

I saw Shakespeare in Love for the second time at Suburban World. It was even better this time around than the first time I saw it. I'm beginning to think that the Academy voters weren't so loony after all.

Lack of updatesAPR 20

<sigh> Sorry about the lack of updates. I've been alternately extremely busy and extremely not busy. When I'm busy, I don't have the time to update. When I'm not busy, I just want to get away from my computer...thus, no updates.

Also, it's day two of the new job. For those of you playing along at home, that's three or four (depending on how you want to look at it) jobs for Jason in the last nine months.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late : The Origins of the InternetAPR 14

Reading Where Wizards Stay Up Late : The Origins of the Internet depressed me...even though it was really good. The people who developed what eventually became the Internet were ever so smart and cared about what they were doing and why they were doing it. The Internet today is increasingly in the hands of people concerned only with power and money. I'm going to try to do my small part to keep the spirit of the Internet founders alive.

Se7en seven 7APR 14

I had forgotten how good Se7en really was. Man. I'd seen it before so I knew what was going to happen, but it still had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. A well-written thriller.

IydkydgAPR 14

Have you seen those commercials with the URL that's briefly flashed up on the screen, but the URL is so weird that you couldn't possibly remember what it was? Well, I've seen it so many times that I finally figured out what it is: http://www.iydkydg.com/. If you don't know, you don't go.

For fun, check the source code and look at the keywords meta tags. Looks like they're trying to attract the teen crowd from the search engines.

Taxi DriverAPR 13

Taxi Driver was one of the classic movies that I had not yet seen. It was excellent...of course. The cinematography of the last scene had me puzzled though. It looked all jerky and robotic...I couldn't figure out if that effect was intended or if it was just crappy special effects.

Buy MennenAPR 13

I never realized just how clever the "by Mennen" jingle is. Not only are they telling you who makes Speed Stick, it's also a command: "buy Mennen." Of course, it can't be too clever; I use Old Spice.

The MatrixAPR 10

The Matrix. Wow. A Hollywood action movie that doesn't suck. The special effects are out of this world, the martial arts are very well done, and the plot is not that bad either. Make more films like this please.

WatercolouredAPR 10

Watercoloured is a community of designers who just happen to be women. Some very nice stuff here if you root around a little.

Out of OrderAPR 10

I have no idea why I read Out of Order almost every day, but I do. It's so good. I even have the t-shirt.

Obscure Store and Reading RoomAPR 10

Jim Romenesko provides several excellent links per day in his Obscure Store and Reading Room, plus a jumping off point to quite a few online periodicals.

Annie HallAPR 08

Woody Allen is a neurotic freak...and it works for him in Annie Hall. After a while though, the constant self-analysis of the characters in the movie became a little overwhelming, and I lost interest. If I was Jewish and lived in New York, I might have understood it better.

Simply Porn happeningsAPR 08

Tons of things have been happening with 0sil8 so I will summarize. The Simply Porn ads are still off of my site, but can be reached on several other sites (a list is available). They've also garnered some press coverage, most notably in The Wall Street Journal, news.com, The San Jose Mercury, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Salon.

0sil8 was selected as Rave of the Day over on Netscape's What's Cool page.

No work and all play make Jason a fun boyAPR 08

Today's my second day of no work. No work is fun....especially when there's lots of email to catch up on. I'll get to yours soon, I promise.

A non-updateAPR 07

You know, I really should update this, but I'm not going to. But I just did. Wrap your mind around that one if you can.

In the meantime, visit Every web page I went to this week. It is what it says.

April Fools DayAPR 02

Well, April Fools Day has come and gone. Much merriment was had by all. Several Web sites pulled pranks with various degrees of success and excellence. One prank that I wish had been pulled was the mess that I've created over at 0sil8. Unfortunately, this isn't an April Fool's joke. On the bright side, 0sil8's been getting a lot of traffic because of it, and I'm learning all sorts of neat things about the law, big corporations, and "the little guy". Hopefully I'll publish it somewhere sometime.

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