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yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Thursday, April 29, 2004

Google's Feeling Lucky

Bush To Iraqi Militants: 'Please Stop Bringing It On'

WASHINGTON, DC—In an internationally televised statement Monday, President Bush modified a July 2003 challenge to Iraqi militants attacking U.S. forces. "Terrorists, Saddam loyalists, and anti-American insurgents: Please stop bringing it on now," Bush said at a Monday press conference. "Nine months and 500 U.S. casualties ago, I may have invited y'all to bring it on, but as of today, I formally rescind that statement. I would officially like for you to step back." The president added that the "it" Iraqis should stop bringing includes gunfire, bombings, grenade attacks, and suicide missions of all types. (stolen gratuitously from The Onion)

- Wednesday, April 28, 2004


Danny Hopkins was finally arrested for murdering a friend of a friend last October. 106mph in a 30mph zone ?!?! - all thanks to the black box in his Caddy. Of course this murderer's attorney is arguing that his client's right to privacy should eliminate the black box evidence. Aside from the eyewitnesses, fibers from his coat were found on the airbag. How can this asshole (and his asshole attorney) live with himself? (video)
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I learned a new word today: STET. Its direct meaning from Latin is "let it stand" - in proofreading terms it means "ignore my changes" - or in the words of Sealab 2021's Captain Murphy: "Shut up mailboxhead. It's cupcake time."


Hey jerks, I'm on Orkut. I'm only about a year late. It sure as hell kills Friendster's ass. (yay .Net!)
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The Sanchez Bros, they got some hella good rhymes. "I'm hittin switches in my Escort LT... not hydraulics, just wipers and defrost..." (from Jon)
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- Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Do you like spam?

If you would like spam (be it Tonic or techno related), be sure and send my buddy Jon your email address. You can contact him at: or or or or

...the only way to describe it is with a Brasky quote: "He hated Mexicans! And he was half Mexican! .......And he hated irony!"
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- Monday, April 26, 2004

Little John in Iraq

You'd probably have to see Chappelle's Show to get why this is funny.

Jay-Z Construction Set

After downloading 2 more torrents of Jay-Z remixes this morning, i decided to visit the artists' links to see WTF the deal is. There is actually a site devoted solely to remixing Jay-Z's Black Album. I still think that the Grey Album is the best so far (Beatles - White Album mash up), but I'm eager to find something better. I've just started listening to the Weezer mash-up and the Metallica and Pavement are downloading now. The funny part is that I never cared all that much for the original Black album.

[Update]: the Metallica one is a horrible piece of garbage, the cadences of the songs barely match up. I don't understand why it keeps showing up on suprnova. The Weezer one is decent, the cadences and moods of each song seem to mostly match up well. The LO2 (Blackfish) is OK, it's better than the Metallica one at least. The Pavement one is probably my second favorite overall (to the Grey Album), it might be because I read the dude's site who did it - he is a University Music Professor working on his PhD.

- Friday, April 23, 2004

Spider Post-its

The Reg has a great write-up about how the technology behind a jumping-spider's hairy legs will be used to help Post-It notes stick, even when wet. Those crazy boffins.