Robots Vs. Monkeys

If you haven't ever read Scott Adams* blog, you should. He's a great writer, and he's got a lot of wonderful opinions about a very broad range of subjects. Kinda reminds me of myself, in some ways. Mostly all the ways that don't have to do with him being a uber-cartoonist and me being ... well ... not. Still, he's right up my alley, especially with this particular post.
Check it out.

For those of you who don't know, Scott is the creator of Dilbert**
** For those of you who aren't nerds, Dilbert is a comic strip.


Stupid People Vs. Children

You thought this post was going to be about "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" didn't you? Well, it's not. But only cause I didn't even think of that until just now.
No, this post is about how stupid rich people and their views on things like money and the value of material possessions and their stupid sense of superiority above all else. You can read the story whole story here. via Consumerist.com


One Man's Journey Into Music Piracy

The funny thing is, his definition (and the RIAA's definition) of piracy is exactly the problem. At any rate, you can read his essay here. Via one of my favorite blogs ever, Consumerist


Please Make It Stop!

Seriously, are the monkey-robot-putting-together people working overtime this week, or what? Must have been a slow February for everyone else too. Seriously though, I'm not kidding. You have to put an end to this before they realize what you've done. I mean, what's next, monkey Transformers? Oh God ... Please don't do that!

From MSNBC, via Dethroner


Pushbutton Power

The Neilsen ratings are a way for the people in charge of television programming to tell what a random selection of people are watching and therefore, what kind of crap they should develop to feed you next year. It's a system that works by blah, blah-blah technical details blah blah. They don't really need any of that. All they need is some way to tell when I turn off my TV because I see that a particular show is coming on next. Not change the channel. Turn off.

TV: "Another show like Survivor, but now with even less watchability!
Me: "Click"

TV: "Coming up next, The Black Donnelly's, in place of that other show you like with the compelling scripts and decent acting."
Me: "Click"

TV: "Lost, up next! You'll be ... lost ... Haha. Get it?"
Me: "Click"

TV: "American Idol?!"

TV: ... um ...(sheepishly) ..."The New Adventures of Old Christine?"
Me: "No ... Click"

iDon't Get It

I've still got my doubts about the new Apple iPhone. (If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, you might want to mosey along now) On the other hand, I've just watched the commercial for it which, in my opinion, is one of the best pieces of advertising I've seen in a very long time. (most likely since I first watched Cog) I absolutely cannot believe they didn't roll this out during the SuperBowl. It would have been 1984 all over again.