Posted by the maz-hatter at 1:53 PM
Well, all signs point to a health care reform bill being passed, possibly/probably as soon as this weekend. Up until about twenty minutes or so ago, I had no idea who is gonna be voting on what, which bill was being passed in which house and how, what will be reconciled with who, or when the doctor is going to insert his what in my where. I'm sure many of you are with me in my confusion.
So I did the old reliable cursory internet research. And now I think I have quite the handle on things. I thought I'd share.
Here are some helpful links to help get you up to speed... Reading these won't take you more than the twenty minutes it took me to read and compile, I promise. It's all awfully informative and will surely allow you to partake in some delightfully pretentious conversation at your upcoming cocktail parties:
Health care news from today
The "self-executing rule." WTF?
A summary of how everything will likely play out
(Thank the Good Lord for About.com!)
Boy, if those Dems don't get this thing passed right now, they damn sure deserve one of these:
Posted by Simon at 3:14 PM
Brandon Hardesty impersonates Christopher Walken and Jack Nicholson in a scene from Willy Wonka. The characters are perfect.
Posted by Simon at 11:32 AM
The Lady Gaga Pack 01 for Rock Band is coming out next week and will include Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," "Just Dance," "Monster," and "Bad Romance." But the best part is that it will contain the redition of "Poker Face" by Eric Cartman from South Park.
Posted by Simon at 10:54 AM
Are you a fan of Legos? And a fan of Star Wars? Well, if you have $22, you can get one of these fancy Lego Star Wars Watches. If you've got $30, you can get slightly better, more mature, looking ones. [StarWarsShop]
Posted by Simon at 10:31 AM
Last call is an interactive movie in which the viewers get a phone call from the protagonist in the film. From there on out, the viewer with the cell phone directs the character on how to react to certain situations (left or right, upstairs or downstairs). Depending on the reactions by the viewer, the film's direction and ending change.
Audience members supply their cell numbers at the beginning of the screening and, at one point in the movie, one phone is selected to receive a call from the character on screen. Voice recognition software listens for the moviegoer's commands and the story unfolds based on their instructions. From the looks of things it seems like it's a "left" or "right," "stay" or "flee" type of thing, so your exhortations for the main character to take off her clothes will likely go unfulfilled. [Gizmodo]
Posted by Simon at 2:01 PM
Suite Arrival is a website that sells travel sized toiletries to wherever you are going. You don't have to worry about bringing a 1 quart bag with items of less than 3 oz. in them to get through the TSA security checks at airports, just have travel sized items waiting for you at your hotel or other destination. They carry everything from first aid kits to shampoo and shaving gear to baby needs.
Simply buy the items on their website and you'll have a kit waiting for you when you get there. As long as you purchase the items 2 days prior to your arrival, shipping will be $5 (free with purchase of over $50). If it's within 48 hours, they'll charge you a fee.
I'll have to try this out on my next trip.[Suite Arrival]
Posted by Simon at 12:50 PM
The damn thing looks like a fugly turkey that could poison me. Today, the Interior Department, the group that decided on whether or not an animal is on the endangered species list, decided that this bird thingy isn't endangered or threatened. Let the hunting begin...