Friday, July 29, 2005

Civil Rights for the Missing

"Eleven days after a young, pregnant woman who is black and Hispanic disappeared in Philadelphia, the national media are giving her the type of attention they previously devoted to white women."

Hey, I'm all for equality in the media, but MISSING PEOPLE ISN'T NEWS!!!

Disappearance draws media's gaze. Bloggers call for same attention as Aruba case.

- Adam

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Polanski V. Vanity Fair

Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair's editor, said in a statement after the verdict: "I find it astonishing that a man who lives in France can be permitted to sue a magazine published in America in a British courtroom. And that he can do so without ever having to show up in person.

"Furthermore, as a father of four children, one of whom is a 12-year-old daughter, I find it equally outrageous that this story is considered defamatory to a man who can't be here because he slept with a 13-year-old-girl and has been a fugitive from justice for more than a quarter of a century."

Polanski Wins Vanity Fair Libel Suit

- Adam


V for Vendetta

- Adam

Friday, July 22, 2005

Flaking Out

Well I'm burning bridges yet again and this time I've only been at work for a week. I managed to sleep through work on both Wednesday and today, and today I managed to sleep for an entire 16 hours.

I need to figure out how to treat this condition as soon as possible. It's gotten beyond the point of frustration. Having your sleeping patterns disrupted beyond your control is the most annoying personal issue I've ever dealt with. Everyone else just thinks you're lazy or unmotivated or don't care. And then trying to come up with an explanation for why you missed work and didn't call ("Because I was asleep . . ."), yeah that sounds great.

Most of all it's frustrating because it bothers me to deal with "flakey" people. Yet becuase of whatever is wrong with me (we're thinking Generalized Anxiety Disorder) I've become the epitome of flakes.

At this point I'm sincerely considering placing myself under some sort of house-arrest with my only scheduled tasks being taking my meds and meeting with a therapists as often as possible.

- Adam

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Nation States

NationStates is a nation simulation game created by Max Barry and based loosely on his novel Jennifer Government.


- Adam

Survival of the Fittest

"A recent study has predicted that more male Asian elephants in China will be born without tusks because poaching of tusked elephants is reducing the gene pool, the China Daily reported Sunday."

Tuskless elephants evolving in China due to poaching

- Adam

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Ray Guns

"Scientists are questioning the safety of a "Star Wars"-style ray gun due to be deployed in Iraq for riot control next year."

Scientists worry about Pentagon’s new ray gun

- Adam

Monday, July 18, 2005

So this post is quite unusual compared to the typical fare you've all come to expect, by typical I of course mean a series of links to other random pages I've stumbled across. In fact, I think I've already used the term "I" more than I ever have in the history of this damned project.

Anyway, I can't figure out whether waiting at my desk for people I'm trying to interview is the bane or blessing of my existence as an intern. On the one hand I don't have to actually do any work while this happens, yet on the other hand I don't get to do any work.

Emily owes me a new hat, what with her absurd subway antics. I suppose it's alright though as my previous hat was about 2 washes away from having run it's course. Now I just need to come up with some sort of amusing quip to write on the front of this next one as it's apparently going to have a blank front on it.

I still desperately need to find a job in Oberlin or the surrounding area if my plan on living there next year is going to succeed. Unfortunately the camus online classfieds are little help, and I'm dreading trying to convince my mother that going back to Ohio without a job already waiting for me is a good idea.

Poughkeepsie is still fairly boring as hell. The two upsides are, a prevalence of friends to shoot-the-shit with and a fairly centralized location to anywhere else on the northeast. Basically I find myself doing fairly typical guy stuff (tv and poker) on weekdays and spending my weekends visiting folks in NYC or the CT. An odd note, I've suddenly become aware that I don't have a single female friend in the area nor do I have any friends particularly in to all things indie. I guess i'm just too cool for my own party.

- Adam

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Reassuringly Elephants

Beware of the beer that turns you into an ostrich:

Stella Artois Ad

- Adam