Thursday, November 25, 2004


OK, I admit it, I have become a Survivor: Vanuatu junkie. What I didn't realize was how much I had invested myself in the game. After the surprise twist tonight, I actually caught myself talking to the screen, "telling" Amy, the man-hating barista, that she was lucky she won immunity, otherwise "we would have voted your ass off tonight", as if I had a vote. I've never become this personally involved in a reality program before, and I was startled that it happened tonight. As it was, I cheered at the shocked expression on Amy's face when her ally Lee Ann was suddenly voted off in place of Chris (the last guy) or Eliza (the perpetual also-ran). I also laughed at the smirk on Chris's face, as he really expected to disappear tonight, as the Amy/Lee Ann/Julie axis needed just one more vote to determine who was going home, and Amy had expressed her "girl power" belief over and over again.

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Hooked on a reality show Timekeeper? Never never try heroin either. Crack and Fear Factor are approximately equivalent in their lack of substantive content, combined with their iron grip on repeat viewers. Never watched Survivor myself, but I assume that the syndrome is the same. I shall take your (unspoken) advice and be sure to never tune in to Vanuatu either.

posted by Michael Gersh on November 29, 2004 03:17 PM

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Weblogs/ pings

Am I the only one who is having MAJOR problems with pings to Weblogs and I have not had a successful ping in over three weeks now. Ping timeouts are not an unusual occurance, but every single ping for over three weeks?

UPDATE: 25Nov04/9:05 PM—I finally had a ping go through, after midnight (eastern time) on a holiday. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, and all that...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy the holiday, and don't slip into a tryptophan-induced coma from too much turkey.

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Too late.....zzzzzzzz.

posted by Mad Mikey on November 26, 2004 03:10 PM

Monday, November 22, 2004

The fiscally prudent choice?

Jacqueline Passey (most recently the Libertarian Party's Secretary of State candidate here in Washington) is also a blogger. Yesterday, she pointed out a post by another libertarian, Richard Shepard, on the costs of a hand recount, and a novel solution to the problem. I'm not going to steal Mr. Shepard's thunder, so follow the link to read his idea. I must admit that the idea does have its appeal...

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