August 31, 2004
So long, Olympics
So the 2004 summer olympics are over. There have been some winners, and there have been some losers. But clearly the biggest winner of the entire olympic games was....
And why exactly did it take so long for this sport to come to my attention? I thought tv prided itself on catering to my primal instincts. You've failed me again, tv. You've failed me again.
(Last beach volleyball photo for a while. I promise.)
I signed Rocketpack up for Google's AdSense program, which is a service that puts ads on your site that are targeted to your readership. Ok, so I know ads are a bit of a pain, but I was vainly hoping (in much the same way women in bars vainly hope that I don't approach them) that I might be able to use it to help pay for the hosting costs of the site.
Interestingly, the first "targeted ad" Google served up for Rocketpack was to a place called "workforjesus.com".
Targeted my ass. But who knows? Perhaps this is Google's way of telling us that readers will need to find Jesus after reading a typical Rocketpack article.
August 19, 2004
Quote of the moment
I don't know where it comes from, but I like it.
"Imagine how stupid the average person is, now imagine half are dumber than that"
Personally, I suspect I fall on the dumber side of the bell curve
Olympics? More like Cool-ympics
Oh Canada, why can't you win any medals?
August 17, 2004
Slightly better than televised shot-put
Shh.. I'm watching legitimate sport. In my room. Alone.
August 16, 2004
Chubby Girl Melts into Couch and Dies
This story of a morbidly obese woman dying on a couch somewhat troubles me, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is that makes me feel uncomfortable...
"After years of staying put, her skin had literally become one with the sofa and had to be surgically removed.
She died at Martin Memorial Hospital South, still attached to the couch."