Saturday, September 21, 2002

It's all about love
Dave and I finally got around to watching the premiere of Survivor that has been sitting our our Tivo since Thursday. The experience was affected somewhat by the recent reports that contestant Brian Heidik, who is represented as a used car salesman on the show, has a history of involvement in soft porn. In short, this knowledge presented a whole different perspective on the question and answer session with the host, Jeff Probst, during the first tribal council.

Jeff: "Brian. In your profession as a used car salesman, do you have an advantage, do you think, in assimilating with strangers?"

Brian: "No. If you judge people by the surface, or just by sheer looks, then you're a very shallow person in the first place, so you've got to go a lot deeper than that and really get to know people, and it's just... it's all about love. So it's a beautiful thing, once you get to know everyone and not judge the book by its cover. It's very important. Very important."
posted by Rebecca 9/21/2002 11:25:00 PM

Friday, September 20, 2002

They really do review everything!
There are two possibilities for this headline at Either no one really thought it through, or somebody did think it through, but put it up anyway. I'm hoping for the latter.
Review: 'Banger Sisters' enjoyable romp
posted by Rebecca 9/20/2002 11:05:00 PM

Some output from ShowtimesToGo, the Palm application that I use to grab movie times and descriptions...
4.8% Querying IMDb for Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever... [Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)] no plot found
posted by Rebecca 9/20/2002 11:00:00 PM

Candid photography
The good folks at managed to capture Bush arguing with the little devil that suddenly appeared over his left shoulder.

With images like these, I may find myself wooed away from the antics at
posted by Rebecca 9/20/2002 05:02:00 PM

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Boozing for health
New Dutch research shows that middle-aged women who consume moderate amounts of beer increase their HDL-cholesterol levels. (HDL is the "good cholesterol" that actually reduces the likelihood of heart attacks.) These fun-loving Dutch researchers have defined "moderate" for women as three beers per day. Boring American researchers always define "moderate" as one beer per day for women.

This does me wonder. Were the health benefits due to the actual alcohol consumption? Or to the activities that ensued? I've always found that dancing on a table with a lampshade on my head is a very aerobic activity.
posted by Rebecca 9/17/2002 04:02:00 PM

Problem solving
Should I be worried?
posted by Rebecca 9/17/2002 03:29:00 PM