Posts Tagged ‘Television’

You don’t have to put on the red light

Saturday, May 17th, 2003

Los Angeles has a faulty red light camera. It has been in operation for over three years now, with over three thousand fine errors. It will cost the city over half a million in an attempt to set things straight.

Charolette is slated for installation of these devices. Chapel Hill is also next on the drawing board. Durham and Raleigh aren’t too far behind as well.

(Speaking of bad red lights, "Roxanne" by Puff Daddy seems to be a sampled Sting song with a few "yeah, yeah"s tossed in for hip-hop effect.)

Anyway, after seeing quite a few people run through red lights, I can understand why some people think this is a good solution. I don’t like the fact that there is yet another ever-watching eye of the government (yay, fun), however, especially if it can be faulty as stated in the first article.

Weather, in XML

Monday, May 5th, 2003

There’s a site which has weather information in XML. They even have Raleigh‘s and Cary‘s weather.

Also available is a web page which lists available countries (and then cities).


Thursday, May 1st, 2003

It was inevitable. The term "bling-bling" has made it into the dictionary. MTV also has the scoop (different article).

Having the term "bling-bling" is in the dictionary is almost as silly as a mouth full of bling.

The Icy Hot Stuntaz (also: site #2) would be proud.

Time traveller

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

"Federal investigators have arrested an enigmatic Wall Street wiz on insider-trading charges — and incredibly, he claims to be a time-traveler from the year 2256!"

Wow. Sounds like Biff from Back to the Future II, an HG Wells novel gone wrong, or a bad Star Trek Voyager episode.

Thanks to Bryan to pointing out this article on Yahoo News (well, it seems to have been sourced from Weekly World News. Shocker, huh?)

It’s a jungle out there

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003

"‘Flipper’ Fights Saddam," heralds Fox News. The New York Post exclaims, "Navy Gives Dolphins a Porpoise in the War." Evidently, the Navy is using sea lions too.

No word yet from the Navy SEALs on, well, the Navy Sea Lions. Yes, seals and sea lions are different.

If you’re interested in animals helping humans (outside of war), check out helper monkies. Amazing. (View the video on that site too.)

Transforming bar & other headlines

Thursday, March 20th, 2003

Optimus Prime is heading off to the bar in Iraq.

Live! More war non-news: The script for Gulf War II: Iraq of the Clones has been dropped in favor of the new sequel, Gulf War II: The Vengence.

Not everything silly today is war-related.

Some people are tying to make money off of Ice Cream Sindaes, including all flavors of "the seven deadly sins".

Here in Raleigh, the FBI has just discovered the Bill of Rights. (A document that the Patriot act doesn’t seem to take into account.)

Also, Monica Lewinsky is back in the news — she’s not just selling handbags — she will be the host of a wacky "reality" game show. I’ve never understood those "reality" TV shows. There’s nothing "real" about them.

In case you haven’t heard, there’s something going on in Iraq. The latest is that we’re dropping bombs over Baghdad (and, no, it’s not that one cheezy song).

Dell dude

Monday, February 10th, 2003

If you haven’t already heard, the Dell guy on TV ("Dude! You’re getting a Dell!") has been arrested due to possession of marijuana.

Check out all of the headlines (and beginning of articles) that news sources around the globe have made up. Most are quite silly.