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(no subject) [Dec. 10th, 2009|11:11 pm]
[mood |contentcontent]

Last Saturday, we had our office holiday party. We met at the Hotel Minneapolis, and our boss had us play a scavenger hunt based on the Amazing Race. We were split into three groups, and each group had a limousine. We were given clues to our destinations and went to the Basilica, Metrodome, Mary Tyler Moore statue, Great Waters Brewery, Governor's Mansion, Landmark Center, and finishing at Mall of America, where we were given money to buy Secret Santa gifts. I bought a bottle of Scotch, a Vikings flask, two Vikings shot glasses, a Vikings hoodie, Ong Bak 2 on DVD, and a Darth Vader Lego pen. We returned to the hotel, had dinner, and presented our gifts. I received Guitar Hero 5 for the PS3, a Joe Mauer Twins jersey, two Twins ornaments, and a Twins wallet.

I have been thinking about buying Beatles Rock Band, but I think that I can use the Guitar Hero controller as a second guitar controller in Rock Band.
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Penn and Teller are full of Bullshit! [Sep. 17th, 2009|12:19 am]
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]

I watched a Bullshit episode about taxes which was originally shown on Showtime a few weeks ago. I often agree with Penn and Teller but expected that I would disagree with their usual libertarian view during this Bullshit episode. Even that expected disagreement did not prepare me for the Bullshit skit which they performed to demonstrate the progressive tax system.

Teller had a piece of pie and Penn did not, so Penn took Teller's entire piece and ate it, leaving Teller with none. This process was repeated two times.

Even under the most heavily progressive tax rates of the mid 20th century, the richest people were still the richest people. There was just a smaller gap between the upper and lower classes.

Here's the best comment that I saw about it:

So that's why all the poor people are super rich, and the rich are super poor. The analogy fits reality perfectly, because that's what it is like to be poor. You get everything the rich people have, and the rich get nothing. Think about it! That's why rich people live on the streets and have no clothes or food, and the poor live in great big mansions and eat rich people food all day while doing nothing. Damn poor people. Oh wait, it's the other way around.
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Why Socialism doesn't work [Sep. 15th, 2009|05:41 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]


Seems the Department of Information Services (Ministry of Propaganda) was out in the field, taking "the Revolution" to the people: explaining the fundamentals of Socialism to the populace to bolster popularity. A member of the Department was out talking to a farmer in Siberia...

Official: So you see, comrade, dat it iz de way Marx explained: "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." You understand?

Farmer: (confused) Nyet...

O: OK. Iz like dis: Say a comrade has two cows. Ve take one cow from him and give it to comrade that has no cow. Dat is de Rewolution. You see?

F: Da, Da! Iz good!

O: And if a comrade has two tractors, ve take one of his tractors and give to man who has no tractors. Da?

F: Da! Da! Is WERY good!

O: And if a comrade has two cheekens, ve give one cheeken to man who has no cheekens. Da?

F: Nyet! Iz not good!

O: Why?

F: I have two cheekens...
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Facebook [Aug. 25th, 2009|08:28 pm]
[mood |curiouscurious]

I just created a Facebook account.
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Setting the record straight on health care [Aug. 25th, 2009|07:31 pm]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

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Gas mileage [Aug. 15th, 2009|10:33 pm]
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

On my last four tanks of gas, I got 43.1 MPG, dropped to 42.4, then improved to 44.4 and 45.9.
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Comic-Con Google design by Jim Lee [Jul. 23rd, 2009|11:37 am]
[mood |geekygeeky]

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Who watches the Watchmen director's cut? [Jul. 20th, 2009|05:10 pm]
[mood |impressedimpressed]

We watched the Watchmen Director's Cut yesterday at the Carmike 15 in Apple Valley. It is playing there through tomorrow, which is also when the theatrical version and director's cut come out on DVD.

Minor spoiler for those who haven't read the bookCollapse )
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The Onion's headline from 40 years ago [Jul. 20th, 2009|11:17 am]
[mood |nostalgicnostalgic]

Large text NSFWCollapse )
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Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern [Jul. 13th, 2009|02:59 pm]
[mood |pleasedpleased]

Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and has expressed interest in portraying the Flash, has been cast as Green Lantern.
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