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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Pre-Colombian Journeys to North America

I am watching a show based on the Gavin Menzies' book: 1421. I thought: who got here before 1492? There is a lot of controversy that Colombus, wasn't the first, but just how much a Christopher-come-lately was he? Let Wikipedia detail the accounts of pre-Columbian arrivals:

For convenience's sake, events will be preceded with the following key:

  • H (Historical - currently accepted as fact)
  • A (Ahistorical - insufficient evidence; postulation)
  • M (Mythological - derived from cultural legend or religion)

At times categories A and M overlap as often the destination is never fully described beyond 'a large landmass' (and never described with enough detail to conclusively prove it is in fact the Americas). Furthermore, events are often exaggerated in the retelling, thus lending a legendary quality to an ahistorical account.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

I'm your lady

This from Craigslist:

Chuck Palahniuk Reading

Reply to:
Date: 2007-05-27, 11:07AM PDT

I have a spare ticket to the sold-out Chuck Palahniuk reading on Monday May 28.

You can have the ticket for free, but only if you're a really hot chick. I'm not going to try to get you in the sack or anything; I just like hot chicks and I like being seen in their company... it makes me feel like a big man.

If you're a guy, or a chick who ain't hot, you can't have the ticket. I'll just throw it away. I'm like that. And it's good.

So... the ticket is yours for the taking just for being a hot chick.

And if you wear a vintage cocktail dress I'll take you to dinner, too. We don't have to converse.

This was the email I sent in reply:

May 27, 2007 12:26 PM

I'm your lady

I will promise to wear the slinkiest cocktail dress you have ever seen. Let me know where we will meet up to exchange... tickets.

And for the point of reference. This is me clad in red:

Friday, May 25, 2007

Sims: The Movie

Electronic Arts Inc. has sold the movie rights for "The Sims," the best-selling computer game, of all time to 20th Century Fox, Variety said on Friday.

"The Sims" is one of EA's biggest franchises and, including sequels and expansions such as "The Sims: House Party" and "The Sims: Vacation," has sold nearly 85 million copies since it debuted seven years ago.

It's official. They are 100% tapped out. Projects I'm waiting for in 2008:

Index: the movie after the book but before the cover
Trailers: 40 previews of itself in a recurscive death spiral
Big Mirror: The silver screen will be replaced with a very large mirror, slightly tilted so that the audience can see itself until they leave.
Projectionists' Day Off: the bulb is fired up but no film is run through. If I were you, I'd wait for the sequel-- it has big guys who sit in the back and make shadow puppets. Damn: sorry, I just spoiled it.
Transformers: more than meets the eye. God they can earn extra-screwup points by putting some man-child like Shia Leboeuf in the lead.

Sir! Imperial Walkers Have Entered the Base. Imperial Walkers-- sqawk!

So here's the deal: your at your office. It's Friday afternoon-- maybe you're new to your job and you're going to push your limits.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

One small step to clean up the streets of Victoria

This from CFAX News:
Victoria police have taken a big bite out of the local drug trade after searching a torrington place home last night.
A 39 year old saanich man is in police custody after a month long joint investigation between victoria and central saanich police turned up one kilogram each of crystal meth and cocaine, as well as $15,000 in cash. Alexander Djafar-Zade was arrested last night, he was on bail for two other drug trafficking charges from this past december and february. Hamilton says police are requesting he be held in custody.
Police say if sold on the street, the crystal meth is worth of $50-80,000 while the cocaine is worth between $60-80,000.
Police call Djafar-Zade a mid to high level drug trafficker who lives with his mother in Gordon Head at 4370 Torrington Place.
Djafar-Zade has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of breach.
Good riddance to the garbage that make garbage on the street.

Cthulhu Water Fountain

This sculpture project has a special feature:

It also acts as a water fountain!

Stay tuned for a construction update.

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