Saturday, February 14, 2009

J, Mikey: Feel like turning this to the [Chat] Thread?

Now THIS is the Sessler I've been missing.

edit: I am writing, so ros wins...or something

Friday, February 13, 2009

Verizon .002 cents

Here's the problem with the caller's argument: There is a difference between ".002 cents" and ".002 of a cent". The caller assumes that Verizon charged .002 of a cent. Verison actually charges .002 cents. The guy on the phone says "you're being charged 2/10 of a penny".

The base unit of currency in the United States is a dollar. Talking in terms of fractions of cents is somewhat absurd given that cents in-and-of-itself is already a fraction of dollars. ".75" cents does not mean .75 of a cent.

I think there is a wonderful little language theory discussion to be had of this.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Let there be METAL

Morning Joe: Joaquin Phoenix Letterman Interview

Have you ever wondered what makes Joe Scarborough laugh? Well, apparently, it's Joaquin Phoenix being incredibly awkward.

My President Keeping it Real.

I think I have found the reason that Obama is dear to my heart. It isn't his policies, although I do agree with many of them. It isn't his charisma and his ability to enunciate words, although they are both fantastic upgrades from his predecessor. It isn't even his ability to compromise which our country sorely needed.

What I love about this man, is his ability to keep it real. Yes, he is narrating his own audio book, and yes he is saying those things.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sony's Goddamned Piece of Shit

This may be the best bit of analysis of Sony ever.

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work