Friday, January 28, 2005

Your blog for today is.....

You, Robot
Markus Giesler, professor of marketing at Toronto’s York University has this to say: "…Consumers often say the iPod has become part of themselves. The iPod is no longer just an instrument or a tool, but a part of myself. It's a body extension. It's part of my memory, and if I lose this stuff, I lose part of my identity."

Kind of losing like your bankie when you’re two, I guess, only now you’re grown up, and some kind of android.

Another Canadian in the news!
A Canadian won a Supreme Court appeal against a conviction for indecency. British Columbian Daryl Clark, it seems, had masturbated "in an illuminated room near an uncovered window visible to neighbors."

The Supreme Court ruled that an indecent act has to be performed in a public place - home doesn’t count - and that Mr. Clark did not intend to give offense.

He had been convicted after a complaint by his neighbor, who had been watching television with her two daughters, when Mr. Clark indulged in his particular recreational activity. She then alerted her husband, apparently, and the two watched him from their darkened bedroom for 10 to 15 minutes, using binoculars and a telescope, before calling the police, whom they then invited up to the bedroom for a four-way.

Job Alert !
A Christian movie company here in San Francisco just posed a series of job opening on Craigslist for a science fiction adaptation of the story of Joseph. The company seeks grips, choreographers, costumers, pyrotechnicians, fight coordinators, nd prayer intercessors: “To pray on & off the set during & before filming.”

So if you’ve got an “in” with the Lord, and like to blow things up, why not send ‘em your resume?

Dick, under fire
At the freezing outdoor ceremony commemorating the liberation of Nazi death camps at Auschwitz, Vice President Dick Cheney showed up wearing a hooded parka and boots. Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan sniffed that his look was "the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower."

Further, she wrote, "Cheney stood out in a sea of black-coated world leaders because he was wearing an olive drab parka with a fur-trimmed hood." He was also wearing a knit ski cap, on which were stitched the words "Staff 2001."

He looked "looked like an awkward child amid the well-dressed adults."

At least he wasn't taking nips from a hip flask of Schnappes.


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