Gawd Bless Amuricah

Last week, Belgian company InBev acquired Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser (Yay, America!) to the tune of $52 billion.

“I’ll tell you one thing,” said a 21-year-old concrete worker during his lunch break at The Brick of St. Louis bar, in the shadow of this city’s storied Anheuser-Busch Cos. brewery, “if Budweiser is made by a different country, I don’t drink Budweiser anymore. I’ll go back to Wild Turkey.” (Wild Turkey, a Kentucky bourbon, is owned by French drinks giant Pernod Ricard SA.)

via ... well, WSJ, for one.


You Heard It Here First ...

Gvangelist: N. One who consistently and completely unsolicited, proclaims the greatness and overall superiority of all Google software products and insists on your switching everything over to them immediately, ad nauseum.

Full disclosure: I am, in fact, one such Gvangelist. Seriously, Gmail! What are you using? It's better than that! Hotmail? Well, maybe if Hotmail came with unicorns and rainbows. Yahoo Mail? Does anyone still actually use that? Honestly? Horde? Well, OK ... But ... built in chat!

What's that?

AOL? ...

I don't ...

I ...

You ... should go now.



Occasionally, I read or hear a phrase that seems so right to me that I need to write it down to ensure that I remember it forever. So why not put it here?

This, from Roger Ebert's blog at the Sun Times:

"... is so definitely not my cup of tea that, for me, it is not tea at all, and does not come in a cup."



I Like This New Short Form

This commercial is fantastic!


Art Things

This is my latest freelance creation, a found-object, slightly steampunk inspired necklace. It actually ended up looking vaguely scarab-ish. Click the pic for more of the rest of the process and one of the completed, framed piece.


Great Review Of Reality

As though it were an MMORPG.* Go here

on Metafilter.com, via Kottke.org

*c'mon, nerd up. Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game


Signs Of The Times

I got April-fool Rickrolled like 5 times today. Is nothing sacred anymore?


Just So You Know

OK, sure ... you may be doing your part to save the planet, but driving that Prius doesn't make you any less of an asshole.



Am I the only one who can't tell Cher and Anjelica Houston apart? Is there something more sinister going on here?


Important Things I've Just Now Realized ...

Generally speaking, I don't like people who like Hunter S. Thompson.


This Just Has To Be A Metaphor For Something ...

Great article on fairness and Legos. Wow, this brings back a lot of memories.

Why We Banned Legos


Another Word That I've Been Looking For


As in, "You know I'm never going to give up bacon, so don't get all vegangelical on me."

via Kottke.org, originally from the NY Times


Having Slept In ....

Holy shit! Is it 2008 already?! I ... uh ...


I've got a lot of stuff to do.

Just saw this though, and thought it was important enough to share. So, um ... yeah, what he said.