Archive for August, 2006

Rex Hudler: Motivational Speaker

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Rex Hudler was one of my favourite baseball players when he was with the Expos, mostly because it was an absolute blast to watch his near-psychotic enthusiasm. Now companies hire him to give them pep-talks, and I can only imagine that he motivates the living snot right out of them.

Punching up Wikipedia – Part VII

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

This is one of those “what the hell?” Wikipedia entries: Julie Aberg Robison (born November 30, 1958) is a member of the town council of Cary, North Carolina. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Robison holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A public administration specialist with Research Triangle Institute, Robison has […]

Punching up Wikipedia – Part V

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Today’s entry is a fascinating, fact-filled romp through the lawyer-infested outback of Wyoming: University of Wyoming College of Law is a law school located in Laramie, Wyoming, affiliated with the University of Wyoming. The class of 2009 had an enrolment of 86. I don’t think it’s possible to improve on that, frankly (except to add […]


Monday, August 28th, 2006

Punching up Wikipedia – Part II

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Today’s random article: Nottingham University Press (NUP) is the academic press of the University of Nottingham, England. Founded in 1992 by Dr Des Cole and Dr Phil Garnsworthy, the press specialises in scientific and technical publishing, particularly in the areas of animal and food science (in line with the University’s strengths), although it has also […]

Is this any dorkier than the Boba Fett PJs you wore as a kid?

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Yes. Even worse than your He-Man jammies or your Spider-Woman Underoos. On a 1-10 scale of dorkiness, these go to 11. Via Sporkless, who rightly points out that you shouldn’t make fun of someone’s religious beliefs*; you should make fun of their dorky, religiously-inspired attire. * Proscription does not apply to Scientology, naturally

Take that, you holy sunuvabitch

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Your daily dose of head-booting

Friday, August 25th, 2006

I choose to accept this theory out of sheer bloody-mindedness

Friday, August 25th, 2006

So much more of the world would make sense, were this the case. Before game one of this year’s Stanley Cup finals, Lauren Pronger found herself without a ticket to one of the biggest games of her husband’s life. Not wanting to break her husband’s concentration by bothering him with a ticket request, she burst […]

Shorter Russell Shaw

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Xenu is no more preposterous than Jesus, so Tom Cruise’s behaviour is perfectly normal and you should be ashamed for thinking otherwise, bigot. Update: More on Tom Cruise and his perfectly-legitimate, not-at-all-crackpot “religion” at CultNews. (Warning: The CultNews article may exceed your daily recommended dose of bad movie-title puns. Consult your doctor.)