Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Fundamentalists say the darndest things!

Wacky statements from Fundamentalist Creationists! It's a mine of comedy gold!

For example:
"You know how I always say I witness to telemarketers? Well just a few minutes ago I had another one...another foreigner with a heavy accent, most likely from India...and I think I got through to him, folks!!!! Please, everyone pray for whoever that man is! He LISTENED to me!...When it was over, he said, can we talk about business (mortgage refinance)? I replied, no, sorry, I'm not interested in discussing a mortgage, and he still thanked me."

These are actual posts on various Fundamentalist message boards. Check it out. Some of the posts come from my favorite nutjob website RaptureReady.com, where zealots talk about how they're sooooo looking forward to the Rapture, and what preparations they're taking and how awesome it would be to get vacuumed into the sky.

Speaking of RaptureReady, apparently today's "Rapture Index" is 154, which is categorized as "Fasten Your Seatbelts!" So, I guess my question is, if you WANT to be sucked into the gaping maw of God during the Rapture, why should you fasten your seatbelts? via [skeptico]

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Monday, November 14, 2005

New Media vs. Old Media

Buzz Bruggeman at ActiveWords was talking on the Personal Productivity Podcast and had an interesting observation.

Buzz said that after his first appearance on the podcast a few months ago, he got 300 customer requests for licenses. Later he did a print media interview with a Minnesota newspaper with a circulation of about 250,000. He got 5 requests.

Yeah, I think this social media thing has got some legs to it.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

In case anyone is listening...

I've put together a display on the bottom of the sidebar that tracks my recent musical listening via audioscrobbler. It was a pretty easy mock-up using FeedDigest. You know...just in case anyone cared.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Public Service Announcement: ICE

A friend of mine emailed this to me awhile ago. Today when I was cruising through my email archives I thought it would be a good thing to post here as a sort of Public Service Announcement. He's a doctor in the ER (in the US) so I'm pretty sure this is legit. Even if it's not in common practice now, it sounds like a handy little lifehack to me:
A campaign encouraging people to enter an emergency contact number in their mobile phone's memory under the heading "ICE" (i.e.In Case of Emergency).

Originally established as a nation-wide campaign in the UK, ICE allows paramedics or police to be able to contact a designated relative / next-of-kin in an emergency situation. The idea is the brainchild of East Anglian Ambulance Service paramedic Bob Brotchie and was launched in May this year in the UK. By adopting the ICE advice, your mobile will help the rescue services quickly contact a friend or relative.

ICE your phone now!

Simply select a new contact in your phone book, enter the word 'ICE' and the number of the person you wish to be contacted. For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

Please will you also email this to everybody in your address book, it won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this.

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Def Con One, Y'all!

Snap! Pop Will Eat Itself has come back from the dead! The band has decided to get back together and has been working on a new album. You can get a 10 minute preview sample via bittorrent here.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Freedom isn't free...

Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.

--A. J. Liebling

Lest we forget what makes this whole internet thing so damn cool.