Archive for December, 2005

If you’ve got your health…

Friday, December 30th, 2005

insurance, you’ve got something more than me!
Should the United States give every individual free health insurance, or do you want sick people to die slowly and painfully?
Minipundit suggests as a possible alternative biased poll question for Rasmussen Reports in a post entitled “Conservative Media Bias”.
First, let me state for the record that I agree that […]

Keep your Gatorade and Pocari Sweat…

Friday, December 30th, 2005

PrimAde’s the drink for me! Yummy!
Remember not to drink too much tomorrow night! (urp)

Why impeaching George Bush is such a bad idea

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Richard Cheney would become President. Like, HELLO? Is that something we really want? I mean, Bush is the lesser of the two evils, right?
But of course with Cheney in the Oval Office we could revive the old Nixon era slogan:
Dick Cheney. Before he dicks you!

Gone in 60 seconds I’m back!

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Or less.
I’m feeling kind-of burned out and bored, so I’m shutting down shop for a while. Got a lot of things to do (as I noted recently) and have to get started on them tomorrow (grrr, later this!) morning.
Ciao for now!
OK, minor post-Xmas low phase seems to be passing…passed already?
Gotta use the high while it […]

Happy 2000+th Birthday, Jesus!

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

What say? Not exactly in a party mood right now? Don’t feel like any cake or another punch? OK, that’s cool. The cake’ll hold until you get done…doing whatever it is you think you’re doing there. I can understand, it would be kinda hard to eat right now with your arms out like that and…Dude, […]

what do you think about online dating ?

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

a spammer inquires in a comment that I zapped a few minutes ago.
Well, since you ask (instead of trying to inform me about online poker or black girls on a mission or how I can add inches to specific parts of my anatomy…re which, folks, I’ve already written the book, thank you: I’m seemingly adding […]


Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Today is the 72nd birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Peace and Prosperity, Akihito.
On a blog I had a quick look at yesterday (can’t find it again right now), someone wrote to the effect, “I’m an American and so I’ve had an awe for royalty bred out of me.” Well, I’m an American as […]

The Tale of Genji and World of Waka

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Anyone planning on attending this “international symposium”? It’s on Saturday, January 14 between 1:00 and 5:00, in the large conference room on the 12th floor of the General Research Bldg (Bldg No 14) on the Shibuya campus of Aoyama Gakuin University. Free admission. More info here.
Just wondering….

Vacation agenda: No rest for the wicked

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Been sitting here in the office trying to make a list of all the things I have and want to do over the end-of-calendar-year break. (Today was our last day of classes until January 10. Yippee!) Let’s see….

Check 14 senior theses* for grammatical and stylistic…infelicities.
Read and review Vonin’s CJ ref grammar (Be patient a bit […]

VideoBlog: One from the Vaults

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

We’re hoping to start adding streaming video materials to the IEP site; since I haven’t done much (at all) with video to date, I decided to play around a little with iMovie, etc., yesterday afternoon. Using some footage which also originated from playing around with a new toy.
So without further ado, IDR presents The Beef […]

OK, let’s settle this: Beans in Chili or not?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Bob at the office claims that down in Texas they don’t put beans in their chili. I maintain that without ‘em, it ain’t got no right to be called chili. I can’t imagine a chili without a beans…although after the day I’ve been having, maybe that isn’t a good thing….
What do the rest of you […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like a quasi-religious, mostly commercial Western celebration grafted into a largely non-religious Oriental setting, as a mostly cynical celebration of commerce!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

And who said I didn’t have the spirit this year?


Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

The “love hotel” demolition I reported on previously has unfortunately been followed by a reconstruction. Pretty little sex cottages all in a row. Feh.
(Is this just envy speaking? Nope!)
Today was a work-at-home day, but during “lunch” I ran downtown and put in an application at my bank to add an ETC card to my regular […]

Wannabe Deep Question of the Day #2

Monday, December 19th, 2005

So, is it possible to be a complete and utter misogynist and not be sexist as well?
Or am I just fooling myself?
(Actually, this is just half the story: I’m pretty much a confirmed misandrist as well. So why don’t I just come clean and admit to full misanthropy? Who says I have to be consistent!)

Necrofilic Electronic Critters debuts new robot!

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

NEC (not to be confused with that NEC!) announces
NopPeRa 2005!

Further details here.