Europe

Pub Quiz – We’re In!

So we only had three tonight, but we had good fun. I have to give Julia the “mad props” she deserves for pulling a couple of fantastic answers out of her butt: the finger whose nail grows fastest (middle) what you would get in Italy if you ordered “diciotto francobolli” Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Dirty Politicians

“Um, yes your honor, I took $2.5 million in bribes, but can I just finish out my term? Pleeeeease? Oh look, a yellow terror alert!” Man. I really really hate politicians.

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Whiteout by Ken Follett

I picked up Whiteout while I was in the States buying goodies. I love Ken Follett and have read almost everything he’s written. As far as thrillers go, this one is alright, but like most of the reviews on Amazon point out, it’s a pale shadow of the kind of Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Fantasy Football – Week 12

Disappointing. I picked two receivers who, together, only gave me seven points. Even a heroic effort by Ladanian Tomlinson, who accounted for just under half of my whole team’s points, wasn’t enough. Congrats to Guze for picking another team that racked up over 100 points, and as I write this Read more…

By Brian, ago
Brian

Fantasy Football – Week 11

Another close one. Which I won. It was still too close to call going into the final game on Monday. I was in the awkward position of being down a fair amount of points, but still having a running back to play. Unfortunately, Guze had the kicker for the same Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Trip Home

So I took a trip back to the States just this week and here are a few highlights of my trip: Thanks to Mark and Katrin for a fine fajita lunch the day I got in. Kira was as cute as ever, even when we were being mean and boxing Read more…

By Brian, ago
Brian

Thank Ian for His Python

It’s always a good idea to say thank you. And since I am in the mood after the format of my last post, I’d also like to say a big ‘thank you’ to my good friend Ian Mulvany, for taking his own time to write me a script that processes Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Sea Change in TV

First it was Gates with his memo about the sea change in software, now it’s TV. I think this is awesome. The first steps toward a complete redefinition of “television”, a new distribution model for TV shows, and a new added value of the Internet. I predict it will only Read more…

By Brian, ago
Brian

Fantasy Football 2005 – Week 10

Wow, what an amazing weekend of football. Of course, I had to sit glued to my computer screen watching the stats refresh on all the games from the NFL website, but still it was exciting. First of all, Guze picked an incredible lineup. Guys who normally are a bit inconsistent, Read more…

By Brian, ago