Saturday, March 07, 2009

DARPA Challenge (2004)


Monday, March 02, 2009

Rauma Dialect


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Band of the Day: Carioca


Thursday, November 13, 2008

spooning earwax

  • oatmeal
  • raisins

Monday, November 10, 2008

an appeal to television viewers everywhere

Did I just see a television ad for the lately bankrupt Circuit City that compares sexual predatory behavior with the ease with which one may pick up a flat screen TV from Circuit City?  A tag line of "We'll hook you up!"?  Or did I just dream this?  

People I May Know

  • Thomas Munger
  • Brandi Ylla
  • Kristen Hallcroft
No, this is not what I had for breakfast.  These are people Facebook thinks I may know.  I don't.  If you think otherwise, please advise.  I would like to know someone with such an anagrammatical name as Brandi Ylla.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Yes, hunting is still legal in Oklahoma

and now it's written into the constitution

  • oatmeal
  • coffee
  • orange juice

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

also sprach my gut

I'm sorry to make you wait three weeks. I know you've all been worried whether I have been eating my breakfast. The answer is, I have. I've eaten many things--some things fruity, some things bread-y, and a few things bacon-y. Sorry to keep you with fingers crossed, with bated breath, on pins and needles, much like the volunteers at Rick Fleharty campaign headquarters.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My friends...

  • protein/soymilk shake

Monday, October 06, 2008

also

  • Grape Nuts, also
  • Cran-apple juice, also
  • coffee, also

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

with a great appreciation for the food industry

This morning I ate whatever it was that was put in front of me, as I've done over all these years.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sarah Palin loses the youth hostel vote

  • eggs with green chile
  • tomato
  • soy milk
  • coffee

I love National Geographic Magazine as much as the next candidate for second-in-line-to-the-leader-of-the-free-world. However, I wouldn't presume to know how not to negotiate without preconditions with the leader of Iran after reading a fascinating article about Roman swords discovered in a Slovenian river bed. According to Mrs. Palin, there are a select few people who are able to enjoy travel to foreign countries, to explore other cultures, to learn that a Norwegian is not just a Nebraskan who speaks a strange language and wears a funny costume for national festivals. These lucky few world travelers are apparently trust fund kiddos whose parents hand them a passport, a backpack, and a wad of cash for them to blow on prostitutes in Prague, hash in Amsterdam, jugs of wine in Rome, and four-star hotels in Paris while she continues slaving away at the Dairy Queen and Motel 6, hoping to save enough money to buy the "C" volume of the World Book Encyclopedia and thus continue her education of foreign affairs. (I believe Cambodia was next on her list.) One would think, through all of her hard work, she would be able to afford to save up enough for a weekend jaunt over to Russia (which, to hear her tell it, is a matter of a few steps across a few well placed stones in the Bering Sea) to trade some moose meat for some nesting dolls.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

homunculus

  • green chile omelet
  • toast
  • coffee
  • grape juice

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

light and variable

  • omelet
  • tomato juice
  • coffee

Monday, September 15, 2008

stop the blinkin' presses

Grape Nuts
Apple Juice
Coffee

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

a room of Jean's own

In addition to my meal already posted, I had some fruit after I got to work.

Then I noticed this on the opinion page of the OU Daily, written by a senior [sic] at the University of Oklahoma. At first, I thought I had mistakenly clicked on a link for The Onion. Given the many opportunities for studying abroad through OU, I'm used to reading this sort of column in the school's newspaper. They usually describe the author's great awakening upon learning that university students at the University of Paris don't always share his love of chicken-fried steak and gravy, or his amazement that 15 year old boys in Germany are allowed to drink a beer on occasion. I'm looking forward to a follow up column by our correspondent in Scotland who, after spending a full three months there, will return with the thickest Scots dialect, reciting Burns, lamenting that what his fellow Sooners refer to as "football" bears no resemblance to the true sport as it's played across the Pond, but comforting us all with the realization that Aberdeen is really just like the south side of Ponca City, but with a funny accent.

niggardly

Grape Nuts(tm)
four prunes
one egg
coffee

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

the original macaroni

soy milk and protein shake
melon
coffee
grape juice

Thursday, September 04, 2008

tele V on mute

just got a call from my girlfriend, which I couldn't ignore, even while watching the bio video of our potential future first lady girl. I put the TV on mute, but am sure I missed much. There were many still photos a la Diana Spencer, especially with that community organizer Mother Theresa. Why did she debase herself so much as to work with a community organizer??? In any case, I'm hoping someone can fill me in, as I missed the part about the adultery and what a grand American value adultery and teen pregnancy is. Is the presidential candidate's first wife going to speak next? Did I already miss her?

maverick maverick maverick!

I drive myself to work too, and I'm quite fond of the moose stew. What I couldn't get over was the thinly veiled plagiarism of the theme tune to the TV show Dallas.

I forgot to mention...

this morning I also had orange juice and cantaloupe.

I ate these as I rolled my eyes to the ceiling, contemplated my own membership in the academic and nutritional elite, and lamented the fact that I will never have the opportunity that John McCain and Sarah Palin have, nor the legacy left behind by George W. I took college, I completed assignments, I did what I thought would prepare me as a productive member of society. I didn't realize that the country, my own country, would prefer to be led by a man who prided himself on being a 'C' student, who got access to one of the most prestigious universities in the world thanks and grace to his father's connections, and who spent that time of opportunity leading cheers, drinking, and snorting cocaine. Now we have a candidate who prides himself on graduating 894th out of a class of 899; a man who would have been thrown out of university for his behaviour were it not for the fact that he happened to be the son and grandson of naval admirals. I don't know what the vice presidential candidate's academic transcript holds, but I would hope that my country's voters find some intuitive correlation between a liberal education and successful leadership. As for me, I can only continue eating arugula, exercising, and educating myself on domestic and international events.

another breakfast post from the liberal east coast blog-o-media

oatmeal
two eggs
coffee

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

...President Bush has kept America safe

did I hear that right?

Friday, August 29, 2008

She eats moose burgers. Cogito ergo sum, we'll be fine.

oatmeal
coffee

and a timely post by D'ale on the topic of men's fashion. Casual Friday, and the only wrinkle-free shirt in my closet was dark blue. Can I wear a blue shirt with blue jeans? I ironed a white shirt. I was late to work.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

humanize and swing

egg
hash browns
soy milk
coffee