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I found this via CNN:

I don't want to think about politics, or society, or treatment of prisoners, or anything! I just want to groove to 1,500 hardened Philippine convicts dancing to "Thriller."  Making something beautiful out of something ugly. And hey! Zombies!

Other videos from the same prison.
The CNN article I read.

As you were...

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I ran a couple of errands at the mall today, and while there wandered into the Apple Store. Touched the iPhone for the first time. Ooh! So NICE!!!  It's much slimmer than I thought it would be. It feels nice in my hand. It's not heavy. 

Then I looked at the monthly plans. The iPhone only lets you use AT&T, which I think sucks for several reasons. AT&T's coverage isn't as good as Verizon's (my current plan). AT&T has a slow data transfer system.  AT&T has never been one of my favorite huge corporations. I like competition.

But when I compare it to my Verizon plan, it's looking a little more appealing:



Feature

AT&T

Verizon

Minutes

450 minutes ($59.99)

450 minutes ($39.99)

Data

Unlimited (inlcuded in price)

10MB only ($24.99)

SMS Messages

200 (included)

200 ($5.00)

Night & Wknd

5,000 minutes

Unlimited (included)

Rollover

YES

Hell no

Unlimited Mobile to Mobile

YES

Only to other Verizon phones

Monthly Total

$59.99 + tax

$75.99 + tax (i have insurance)



Assuming there is the same rate of taxation (ugh) I would save at least $15 per month.  Over a two year plan I'd save $360, which would almost pay for the phone. I can almost rationalize that!

I wonder if I'll make it all the way through the end of next week without a shiny new phone. *Resist* *Resist* (Next week is my birthday, and I find that week is the toughest to resist buying myself something. It's the week I got my Treo two years ago. In fact, my service contract is apparently up 8/25. Sigh.)
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Google really IS trying to take over the universe. Or at least the galaxy.

Cool, though!
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My very favorite part of Bush's SOTU speech Tuesday was the bit about human-animal hybrids.
"A hopeful society has institutions of science and medicine that do not cut ethical corners, and that recognize the matchless value of every life. Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research: human cloning in all its forms, creating or implanting embryos for experiments, creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos. Human life is a gift from our Creator -- and that gift should never be discarded, devalued or put up for sale."

I must have ranted about that particular paragraph for an hour. I mean, does that come up often?

And now we have t-shirts! Once in a while, people come through. Wish I'd thought of it.
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A quick link to a couple of This Modern World strips over at Working for Change:

The Year in Review (Part I) and
The Year in Review (Part II)

The mind boggles...
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Last summer or so someone shared a Flickr picture with me of thousands and thousands of superballs let loose on the streets of San Francisco. The person who took the shot said it was for a commercial, soon to be released. The commercial has finally been released!

That's my kind of joyous!

The guy who took the flickr pictures lived on the street they used for the shot. Here are a few other shots of the bouncy balls. And according to the comments, Sony made sure no superballs went astray to clutter up the ocean or anything, so it's all good.

(If you aren't familiar with Flickr, there is a button at the top of each picture for "all sizes" -- use those to blow up the shots for more detail.)

Ha!

Dec. 23rd, 2005 11:38 pm
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The sneaky trees of the awesome holiday lights display that I linked to earlier are now prominently featured in a Miller Lite television ad!

Tagline: "Enjoy the Lites"

If I drank beer, I'd drink Miller Lite just because of that. At least a few times.
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] p_j_cleary for this link. Make sure your sound is on! This is definitely the best use of holiday lights ever. Whimsical, fun, exciting, and sly; the critics say YAY! for Mr. Carson Williams, of Mason Ohio. I am tempted to road trip to see what this guy has done THIS year!

Awesome. Note that the second link in the article can be downloaded...

I am Old

Nov. 11th, 2005 12:59 pm
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This is a pretty cool trip down Internet Memory Lane. So many things I've seen and forgotten! Like I'd forgotten "Suck!" I used to read it every day and somehow, since then, I completely forgot that it ever existed. And now it sort of doesn't, but the at least the archives are there. But...the hamster dance! and the I Kiss You guy! and the Abe Vigoda Status bar! and ExplodingDog! and all of it. It's weird to feel nostalgic about something so recent, but there you go.

And this: Terror Alert Level

I/O Brush

Nov. 9th, 2005 03:59 pm
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Fun link of the day: Further reasons to love MIT...Here's a video of the coolest digital paintbrush toy ever! Sadly unavailable thus far, as far as I can tell. More info on their site.

I want one! Also I want that song. Anyone know what it is?
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Found on kottke -- in case you're feeling warm and fuzzy toward nature, here's a little reminder that it's brutal and vicious: an extremely cool video of honeybees being wiped out by evil hornets (WMV format). I never felt sad for honeybees before! Poor little guys...

A note: Not for the fainthearted! Decapitation and dismemberment and eating of young! Scary voiceover! Sorta low res! Jumpy cuts!
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[livejournal.com profile] cicadabug sent me this link. Pretty useful! Nothing I hate more than trying to guess how to get to a live person, and waiting through endless menus and ads when my guesses are wrong.

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