General

Just(y) a Piece of Crap

I would have been better off leasing a Lexus. I took my Justy to the mechanic this morning because a week ago it started acting weird. Jerking, making bad grinding and screeching noises, revving the engine when I took my foot off the brake, stuff like that. Of course, I Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

More Wackiness

xcnl > en xcnl > en xcnl > en It’s good to see that some things never change. Before the fall of the Taliban I used to read news stories about the crazy shit they would come up with each week and shake my head and say, “Oh those crazy Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Holland Casino Rotterdam

xcnl > en xcnl > en So, the last time I went to a Holland Casino to play poker was months and months ago in Amsterdam and I lost my shirt, then committed the cardinal sin of hitting the ATM for another shirt and losing that one as well. That’s Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Spam

xcnl > en xcnl > en xcnl > en Although I hate spammers and wish for them to die slow, agonizing, tortured deaths, I have to hand it to the creative subject lines they have come up with to get past my spam filter: “I’ve been grim with my proportion Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Wacky wacky world

I love it. Jessica Simpson declines to meet the President and attend the Republican fund raiser because she says she doesn’t want to politicize her favorite charity: Operation Smile. And what does Operation Smile do you might ask? They provide plastic surgery for kids in foreign countries who are disfigured. Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Sony Delays PlayStation3

I don’t know why this stuff interests me so much, but it does. Anyway, they are cracking open the champagne at Microsoft. Not only does Sony have to delay the revenues/profits it is going to get from PlayStation until pretty much 2007, but they are losing something even more valuable: Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

TOC at the Nationals

xcnl > en xcnl > en So the Table of Contents ()is among the top 17.5% of pub quiz teams in the Netherlands. We deduce this from the fact that today we finished 35th out of 199 total participating teams. It was a fun time, even if the place was Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Rome – St Peter’s Basilica

I think it’s the biggest church I’ve ever been in. It’s sheer grandeur dwarfs every cathedral I’ve seen in the rest of Europe. A huge covered space, with vaulted ceilings () so high they remain in constant semi-darkness. Already from the outside you get an idea of the scale of Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Rome – Strangers in Line

We’re standing in line to get into St. Peter’s basilica. It’s our first day in Rome and it’s mid-afternoon. Sadly, the day is grey and overcast. I take the camera and snap a few shots of the square and the front of the basilica. I get a nice one of Read more…

By Brian, ago