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Day February 23, 2006

Governor Didn’t Know ‘Daily Show’ Was A Comedy

Doh! I hope he doesn’t read The Onion.

Blagojevich’s “The Daily Show” interview focused on his executive order requiring pharmacies to fill prescriptions for emergency birth control. At one point, Blagojevich turned to an aide to ask if the interviewer was teasing him or serious.

I’m Your Biggest Fan

A blogger flunks a job interview when the interviewer finds his blog and his letters to Star Jones.

“Well, I did google you,” one interviewer said, “and I found your web site.” She had an injured foot, which was propped up on the chair next to mine and pointing at me in all its Ace-bandaged glory.

“Oh,” I answered.

“I have concerns about some of your writing,” she said.

“Oh.”

“Particularly, your letters to Star Jones raised some questions.”

“Oh,” I said. Realizing it was my third “Oh” in a row, I added, “Really?”

(via Waxy)

The Solar System To Scale

This is one long webpage.

(via del.icio.us/nathangillett)

Update:
Martin sends in a story from Australia of another solar system to scale done on a beach.

8 Types of Meeting Attendees

This is pretty dead on. Be sure to check out the comments for some other good suggestions.

Vegas Lists

Some of these are informative and some are just funny. Here is their list for Worst Stuff About The Venetian

Description: I have issues with the Venetian and here’s why…

Shoddy Materials – This place is made out of balsa-wood and Duct tape.

Architecture – Nice try. The front area, instead of looking like beautiful Venice instead looks like a parking lot. Too much concrete!

Service – These guys go out of their way to be snooty – is that what supposed 5-star service means?

Focus – The focus here is on one thing: the bottom line. Great for investors, bad for guests. If they can save a buck, they will. I prefer places that put the guests first and understand that treating people right is always a good strategy.

(He’s right by the way. The Venetian sucks)

“Black Like Me” in Second Life

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She spent three months in the skin of a black woman. Some of her friends shied away, she believes. Then there were the “guys that thought I was an easy lay, for lack of a better term. It scared me honestly, some of the assumptions made. Especially here where everything [in avatar appearance] is changeable with a click. I lost a couple of what I thought were good friends [who] stopped IMing and chatting. They were polite to a fault when I showed up, but [it] was weird. You know how you interact and something changes and no one tells you. Some were subtle, some weren’t.” She laughs without mirth, recalling how some friends would ask her questions such as, “‘[L]ike, when you going back to being you?’”

(via Robot Wisdom)

South Dakota Senate Passes Abortion Ban Bill

They barely waited long enough for Alito’s robe to be fitted.

PIERRE, South Dakota (AP) — Legislation meant to prompt a national legal battle targeting Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, was approved Wednesday by the South Dakota Senate, moving the bill a step closer to final passage.

The measure, which would ban nearly all abortions in the state, now returns to the House, which passed a different version earlier. The House must decide whether to accept changes made by the Senate, which passed its version 23-12.

“It is the time for the South Dakota Legislature to deal with this issue and protect the lives and rights of unborn children,” said Democratic Sen. Julie Bartling, the bill’s main sponsor.


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