Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Russia, seriously?

Ex (actually, "actual") President Vladimir Putin just announced that Russia will expand its offensive weaponry to balance out the US.

Seriously dude? You think that the US has any intentions on your frozen tundra while we're battling not 1, but 2 wars and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Not to mention, with Russia's current state, couldn't those funds be better used for social services?


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Trouble waking up... again

Interestingly found this post from last year, about the same time of year, mentioning that I was having trouble getting out of bed.

I don't know if it's sleeping through the longest nights of the year, or being back in my childhood bed, or not having school, but once again, after another 9-10 hour outing with the sandman, I could have kept on going were it not for having stuff to do.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Independence Day

Nevermind that it's 15F outside, today, we celebrate our Independence Day! Done with Fall Semester 2009, despite yesterday's Finance II final being way tougher than expected. On to a little DC, NYE, and finally Vietnam!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Found: Missing Presidential Emails

Not surprisingly, looks like some IT guys were able to dig up the Bush administration's missing emails. Odd isn't it it that it took almost an year... Perhaps someone went to great lengths to try to destroy them? In any case, here are some choice quotes from the article:

Court records have shown that the Bush administration knew about the e-mail problems as far back as 2005 and did nothing to fix them, Sloan said.

"They never made an effort to restore them," she said.

But Scott Stanzel, a former deputy press secretary in the Bush White House, said the group "has consistently tried to create a spooky conspiracy out of standard IT issues."

"We always indicated that there is an e-mail archiving system and a disaster recovery system," Stanzel said. "We also indicated that e-mails not properly archived could be found on disaster recovery tapes. There is a big, big difference between something not being properly archived and it being 'lost' or 'missing,' as CREW would say."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What a Waste of Time and Talent

Just saw Funny People last night taking a study break. It was decidedly not funny. Aside from running 2.5 hours, the good jokes were few and far between and it seems like there are two movies side by side which are unrelated woven into one. They could have chucked the second one, tightened up the first one, and made a good funny movie out of it.

What a waste of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman of I Heart Huckabees fame (who I think is totally underrated), and the girl who plays Seth Rogen's crush who may be the funniest of the lot. Also, Adam Sandler is getting old, literally and figuratively. Despite being a huge fan of his in high school (over a decade ago), come on man, get a new schtick. Shape up, or ship out.

Don't watch this move.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Where has this song been all my life

Just heard this 80's song as it YouTube auto-suggested it for me. It's aching for a remix!