Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu and You

Since I work in the healthcare industry, people have been bugging me about the Swine Flu. Well, I'm not a doctor or a nurse, so I'm not really qualified to give any medical advice or give any information regarding the matter.

What I do have is a widget from the Center for Disease Control that has links to Swine Flu information on their site. I figured that I really did not need to repost something they already have. Besides, I don't think any of you would actually listen to a monkey regarding health issues.

If I do hear anything important, I'll make sure to post something.

From what I do know, there are no confirmed cases in Northwest Florida at the time of this posting.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fox killed Terminator

I'm still pissed off at learning that Fox canceled "Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles". Because of that, I have decided to boycott the "Terminator: Salvation" movie.

I know my one person protest isn't going to bring back the show, but it's a matter of principle. I have always believed is supporting the people and things that makes me happy and keeps me entertained. On the other hand, if something makes me unhappy, I make no hesitation at all in taking my business elsewhere.

At this point, I'm going only going to watch the other Fox shows that I like, "House MD" and "Dollhouse", on Hulu. That should essentially kill the effectiveness of any commercials on Fox on me.

Know that I'm not asking anyone to join me. I'm just exercising my right of expression and letting my wallet make my voice be heard.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Meet the Tweebots

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I’m not prone to writing about cute things, but when I accidentally stumbled up on www.tweenbots.com I decided to break my rule this once. Besides, it’s also about robots and humanity; topics that are both close to my heart.

What are Tweenbots? They are part of the Kacie Kinzer's thesis at ITP in New York which aims to answer the following question:
“. . .could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself?”
To answer that question, she built robots! These robots were named “tweenbots.” Kinzer defines “tweenbots” as:
". . .human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal."
Personally, I think it’s a great project. It demonstrates the propensity of good people to be helpful, and shows how can empathize with someone (or some thing) that is lost or trying to find its way back home. Real decent people will always want to help out someone who is in need. It also doesn’t hurt to have that cheerful happy face.

Find out more about the Tweenbots at http://www.tweenbots.com/





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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Smell like Kirk!

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Have you ever wished that you had the confidence and charisma of the greatest Captain of the Star Fleet, James T. Kirk?

Well, tough luck. You or anyone else will never be as awesome as Captain Kirk, but now, you can at least smell like him.

According to EntertainmentEarth.com, you'll be able to order the Tiberius Cologne for men in May 2009. They describe it as "a casual yet commanding cologne spiked with freshness and sensuality."

So put down that Axe cologne and spray some Kirk on you, and start attracting bold women from places where no man has gone before.


Read it for yourself: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/…odinfo.asp

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Grant Me the Serenity

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I cannot accept,

And the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people

I had to kill today because they pissed me off...

Help me to be careful

Of the toes I step on today as they

May be connected to the hind end

That I may have to kiss tomorrow....!

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bring Wolverine to your Hometown

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Attention Pensacolians! I just got an email that says that 20th Century Fox is running a promotional campaign to see where they will hold the premier of the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie.

Now, I know our town sucks and everyone complains about not having anything really cool happen. Well, now I'm asking for you to quit your bitching. I'm putting in your hands the power to have something totally awesome happen in our town. Visit http://x-menorigins.com/premiere/ and plug in our zip code.

Just remember that if you don't vote for Pensacola, then it's your fault that our town sucks. If you do vote, you can hold your head high and know that you are not part of Pensacola's sucky problem.

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Treating myself to Crabs!

After briefly loitering around at UWF's Festival on the Green, the gang and I decided to grab some grub at Pensacola Beach. We started off with a plan to get some hot wings at Hooters, but somehow ended up going to Crabs Seafood Restaurant. To be honest, I can't really remember what made us change our minds but we ended up there somehow.

At the restaurant, I realized that of all the times I have been there I had never ordered crabs from Crabs. For years, I had been limiting myself to the appetizers or the fried seafood baskets. Well, I decided that I would fix this major oversight and ordered some crabs.

Now, one of my main character flaws is that I can get somewhat indecisive on things that are very similar. Often, I try to do a lot research when I have to deliberate on things. This time, I didn't have the luxury of knowing what kind of crab was good, so I opted for the Combo Crab Platter which had a little of Alaskan Snow Crab Clusters, King Crab Legs, Dungeness Crab from San Francisco. There was some coleslaw, boiled potatoes, and corn on the cob also thrown in there for good measure.

To say the least, it was very good meal. Although it was pricey at about $30, I felt it was worth every dime. I don't make a habit of spending that much when eating out, but I'm a firm believer in treating yourself every once in a while.

Remember that you only live once. Don't die with any regrets of not having tasted something. If it looks good. Why not treat yourself and give it a try!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Car pwns Woman


Some lady in Orlando, Florida got pwned by her car. She called 911 because she supposedly locked herself in her car. Attached is the actual 911 call. Police say that this was not an April Fool's prank.

As someone who lives in Florida, I find this to be hillarious. I just did not believe that Floridians have reached a point in the advancement of technology that we are unable to manually operate a car door.

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