Brian

I Feel GREAT!

xcnl > en —– Update: Katrin rightly pointed out the link was broken so I fixed it. —– This just never gets old. “Babies EVERYWHERE!”

By Brian, ago
General

Surreal Bed Conversations

I just need to share some of the surreal conversations Brian and I have had in bed: Conversation 1 (many years ago, early morning): Ann: “Brian, are you awake?” Brian: “It’s okay, I’ve transferred the data from the database.” Ann: “???” (apparently I didn’t get the joke) Conversation 2 (in Read more…

By Ann, ago
Brian

Brian Wins Fantasy Football!

xcnl > en xcnl > en Five points. That’s how close it was. After leading the entire season, sometimes by as much as four games, I dropped five out of the last six games to leave the season tied at 9 games apiece. Guze and I agreed to make this Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Mood-altering Cat Parasites

Came across this on Boing Boing and, since I’m tired, I kind of got freaked out for a second thinking about the implications of this. Parasites that alter behavior to encourage hosts to perform actions that are beneficial to the parasite. I probably shouldn’t be reading about behavior-changing parasites when Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Old Boy

Wow. It’s hard to know where to begin. First off, this is a Korean movie, so if you are a prejudiced bigot about foreign films, stop reading. However, if you want to see a really really cool movie… rent OldBoy. It’s pretty difficult to describe this movie. I’ll give you Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Jarhead

xcnl > en I really liked this film. All I knew about it was that Sam Mendes (director of one of my favorite movies – American Beauty) directed it, and it was about Marines in the first Gulf War. I was thinking, “Hmm, I bet Sam Mendes will make a Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Europe Shows Some Backbone

Here’s an interesting quote from an AP article about Europe saying no to Iranian request for more talks: “Even if there were consensus on sanctions, the five permanent Security Council members would be faced with a dilemma. Placing an embargo on Iran’s oil exports would hurt Tehran, which earns most Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz – S02E03

Another good night. We got off to a rocky start when the pricks from the “Alpha” team took the table that we were moving toward and left us with their tiny round table. Dicks. I gathered up all their dirty dishes and sliverware and brought it over and dumped it Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Brian: 1 Mobile TV: 0

I will take this article from the Guardian as proof that I am a predictive genius when it comes to media and consumer behavior. I told everyone that the difference in the level of involvement on the part of users meant that portable video is nowhere near as universal as Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Joining a Gym

So I get back from Christmas holiday and my friend Ian says, “I’m a fat bastard. We need to join a gym.” Since I stopped playing frisbee, and since the feeding frenzy that was my Christmas vacation, I gained almost ten pounds. I was right where I wanted to be Read more…

By Brian, ago