Archive for July 27th, 2007

Friday Quote & I’m-Not-Entirely-Sure Blogging

This week’s quote is from The Wife, which I remember only vaguely. It has Wallace Shawn, tho.

Could you calm down before your head pops and you’re flopping around on the floor like a fish?

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s… umm… whatever these are.
You can thank ::matthew.

1 comment July 27th, 2007 at 11:16pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

More Trouble For Vick

In today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

As if Michael Vick didn’t have enough troubles, he may have to fork over $63 billion – that’s billion, with a B – if one Jonathan Lee Riches prevails in court.

The aptly named Riches’ lawsuit against Vick, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Richmond, was handwritten. That’s because Riches is currently a guest of the Graybar Hotel in South Carolina (it’s not clear which town; his handwriting’s a little hard to read). The lawsuit does not explain what landed Riches in the clink, but does spell out a number of dastardly allegations: that Vick supposedly stole Riches’ dogs for dogfighting purposes, opened credit cards in Riches’ name and stole his copyrighted property. (“Mr. Vick uses my name to sell T-shirts,” the suit alleges at one point).

But wait. It gets worse.

Riches claims that Vick sold the pilfered pooches on eBay and used the proceeds to purchase missles from the Iranian government, that he has “plead (sic) allegiance to Al-quaeda” and has subjected Riches to “microwave testing.”

Riches is demanding $63 billion “backed by gold and silver.” Should he prevail against Atlanta’s erstwhile sports hero, at least another hometown team will benefit: he wants the loot delivered by Atlanta-based UPS.

Any lawyers out there? Does this guy have a case? He sounds pretty credible to me.

(h/t Jenny From The Blog)

July 27th, 2007 at 10:08pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Sports,Weirdness

Lost In Space

I wonder if these two stories are related…

From a Gavel post on NASA’s poor control over its physical assets:

This [$4200 laptop], although assigned to me, was being used on board the International Space Station. I was informed that it was tossed overboard to be burned up in the atmosphere when it failed.

From today’s NYT:

NASA administrators promised fast action today in response to an internal investigation that said astronauts had flown after drinking heavily on at least two occasions.

The investigation, which relied on anonymous interviews, found “heavy use of alcohol” by the two astronauts within 12 hours of flying. The astronauts involved in the incidents were cleared for flying even after flight surgeons and fellow astronauts raised concerns with NASA officials that safety might be jeopardized, according to findings of the investigation, which were released today.

The investigation also found that flight surgeons felt their warnings about medical or behavioral problems among astronauts were routinely ignored.

I’m sure flying a space shuttle is much easier than driving a car. They’ve got all those computers, and there’s not as much traffic, and Mission Control is like the world’s biggest, smartest OnStar system.

4 comments July 27th, 2007 at 09:29pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

Coney Island Volleyballblogging

Proving once again that I can take pictures of people in a pinch:

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She appears distinctly unimpressed.

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I love the random toddler who wandered into the frame. I don’t think I even saw him when I took the shot.

July 27th, 2007 at 07:46am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coney Island,NJ/NYC,People,Photoblogging

Eli’s Obsession With The Yahoo

This is more cool than weird, really. #1 Yahoo search result for bushs fuckups.

I assume I must have a lot of competition…

July 27th, 2007 at 07:15am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google

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