Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Future. The Horrifying, Horrifying Future

Pentagon Plans "Cyber-Insect" Army

Butterflies that shoot laser beams? Spiders that capture people in their webs? Creeepy.
News From The Front

“The Americans have promised us a better life, but we get only death.”

Well, at least we're "supporting our troops": Haliburton failed to protect U.S. Troops water

Speaking of disasters...

Bush Approval? 37%

Bush's approval is so low that even Jessica Simpson won't meet with him.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

IM Downs USC

Just read this today. It is hilarious.

One of my favorite books was one that detailed the most famous, elaborate college pranks (I'm pretty sure it was this one). While this current one was notable for the technology it used, it still doesn't come close to some of those pranks in history.

My favorite was where a kid left on spring break, and his hallmates removed the doorknob from his dorm room door, plastered over the opening, and installed a lighting fixture, making it seem as if there never had been a dorm room there. Then they all pretended not to know who the kid was when he showed up, mystified as to where his room went. Overly elaborate? Yes. But brutal.

So all you athletes out there, be careful who you speak to on IM before gameday. And if your dorm room is missing, it's probably behind the lighting fixture.
Disturbing News For Radiohead Fans

That New Album?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

How Northwest Airlines Plans To Screw Over Passengers

Northwest's brilliant idea? You pay more for "choice" coach seats.

Apparently United and Virgin follow this policy as well.

So do I pay less if I'm seated near a crying baby?

Meanwhile, Senator Chuck Schumer is defending our right to actually know how much a flight is going to cost before we buy it.

Jacked-Up Fares

The airlines want to advertise cheaper flights... and then hit you with hidden charges when you pay up. Fees that push the purchase price way above the advertised rate. In other words, the airlines want to lie about how much their flights cost, so you get suckered into paying them more.

Why is Chuck the only one making a fuss over this? Oh yeah, that's right. All the other Senators have their flights paid for by Jack Abramoff.

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