Friday, December 07, 2007

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's new documentary is getting some serious buzz. His new film is titled Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, and the rumor is that Spurlock knows the answer. Which brings up a question: if a documentary filmmaker can find bin Laden, why can't the US government?

The answer to that is simple: With bin Laden on the loose, we will allow our government the latitude to do anything to protect us. If he were in jail, or, in my preferred scenario, his head was on a pike in front of the White House, we would all feel safe, and the War on Terror would end. Of Course, Operation Iraqi Freedom would continue since that has nothing to do with terrorism.

But has Spurlock really found bin Laden? I doubt it. We would have heard something from al-Qaeda by now trumpeting the fact that the military can't find him, but a filmmaker can.

Of course, bin Laden could be getting a cut of the net to keep quiet. . .


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Planning some holiday debauchery that will imperil your chances to get into heaven? Visit these fine folks to reserve your spot in Heaven. That's right, just like you can pay someone so you can drive your Hummer and still be green, you can pay some one and sin and still go to heaven.

Who says Capitalism has no soul?

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

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A German study has found that looking at boobs for five minutes a day will make you live an extra four to five years.

Well. Now I really want a Hooters here in Paradise!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

While I understand that companies I deal with online wish to protect themselves from lawsuits regarding the loss of consumers' data, I do have a gripe about the way they try to protect themselves.

Recently, I tried to pay my Sprint bill online. I haven't tried to access my account online for several months. I used to log in with my phone number and a password. Today, I had to create a new username and password, plus create and answer security questions.

Well, I'm glad their system is more secure. I just had to add a new line to my passwords file that I carry around on a thumb drive. I can no longer keep usernames and passwords in my head, I actually have to write them down.

Let me see if I understand: In order to make my passwords more secure, I should have to make them so complicated that I have to write them down so that all anyone has to do is take a piece of paper from my desk?

When I finally did hear from Sprint, who I have been a customer of for almost 8 years, they told me that in order to pay my bill, I have to name myself as the account administrator.

Sure would have been nice if they had said that somewhere on the site, instead of "Pay Bill Now" link that kicks you out of the system with no explanation.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Scared of Global Warming (Praise Gaia and her profits the Goreacle and Tom Brokaw! Hah-men!)? Well, apparently you should be. Here's a list of everything that peer reviewed scientific studies show that Global Warming causes.