Friday, January 23, 2004

Howard Dean = Pets.com?

Via Jeffrey Nolan of SAP Ventures. Salon is running an article comparing Howard Dean to the dot-com bubble. Funny, I thought that was Ricky Martin. Anybody heard from him recently?

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Mayor Bloomberg Isn't An Atkins Fan

Apparently, Michael Bloomberg isn't a fan of the low-carb Atkins diet. Bloomberg: "I don't believe that bullshit that [Atkins] dropped dead slipping on the sidewalk." He also stated that Atkins was "fat" and served "inedible food."

Sign the man up as a spokesman for the bread industry!

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Churchill's Parrot Is Gangsta!

Apparently, Winston Churchill's pet parrot Charlie is still alive and well at 104, making her the oldest bird in England (insert Queen Mother joke here). Best of all, the great man's bird is still happily squawking out Churchill's favorite phrases: "Fuck Hitler!" and "Fuck the Nazis!"

Life is good.
Howard Dean Is Gangsta!

As my man Lang Whittaker at Slam Online would put it, Howard Dean is gangsta.

In his Iowa caucuses concession speech, the former Vermont Governor released an impassioned primal scream as he whipped the crowd into a frenzy. AP characterized it as a "bellowing, guttural response."

While some might feel that this hurts Dr. Dean's chances of winning the Democratic nomination, he can look to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for inspiration, and proof that thrashing about like a man having a seizure is no disqualification to success.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Improvements over at LinkedIn

I just noticed that LinkedIn has finally added a feature that allows you to browse your contacts' networks. The problem is that A) this feature is useless unless your contacts opt in (whereas if it had been implemented from the start, there wouldn't be any privacy concerns), and B) there's no indication in your address book of whether or not a person has made their contacts public.

C'mon, Reid, you've got the momentum now, but you've got to keep improving!