outliving hendrix

I am a long-time Hendrix fan. Listening to his final show today I noticed that his between song banter was strange and somehow childish. Then I looked it up – Hendrix was 27 when he died.

Now playing: Jimi HendrixRoom Full Of Mirrors


what is it about f1 bosses?


According to Pitpass.com (which has an RSS feed ) Ferrari team manager Jean Todt is engaged to Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh.

Apparently Flavio isn’t the only team boss with lady-skills.


untitled mike judge comedy


Untitled Mike Judge Comedy (2005)

Directed by
Mike Judge

Writing credits
Etan Cohen
Mike Judge

Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi (more)

Plot Outline: Private Joe Bowers, the definition of “average American”, is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program, set 1,000 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he’s easily the most intelligent person alive. (more)

Production Notes/Status:

Status: Post-production
Comments: Filming wrapped July 2, 2004
Status Updated: 19 July 2004

Since this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change or could be removed completely.

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson …. Pvt. Joe Bowers
Maya Rudolph …. Rita
Dax Shepard …. Frito
David Herman
Sara Rue
Stephen Root

living the movie – office space

They announced our new seating plans today. Basically I’m getting moved from a coveted semi-private window spot to a deep into the building middle cube, middle row. Of course I proceed to gripe loudly about it and Vinod quotes Milton and it hits me — I’m living the movie.

[Scene: Milton’s cubicle, under the banner. He’s on the phone with Peter.]

Milton: I, I don’t care if they, if they lay me off either, because I, I told Bill that if he moves my desk one more time, then, then I’m quitting. I’m going to quit. And I told Dom too because they’ve moved my desk four times. I used to be by the window, where I could see the squirrels and they were merry. But then they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline. (he’s holding his red Swingline) (Camera pans to Peter) They have me staples for the Boston and I kept the staples from the Swingline stapler.

Peter: Ok, Milton.

Milton: And if, if they take my stapler, I will, I will set this building on fire.

Peter: Oh, that’s great. I will talk to you later.

Complete movie script


har mar superstar

Har Mar Superstar (10 updates, showing 5)

10-14-2004 New York, NY
10-15-2004 Philadelphia, PA
10-16-2004 Cambridge, MA
10-19-2004 Cleveland, OH
10-20-2004 Milwaukee, WI

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Check out Har Mar’s website to get an idea what this guy is all about.




chess for girls

Hugh has a story of the history of chess pieces on his site gapingvoid.com. Apparently it comes via a drunk Scottish guy in a pub.

Chess pieces are wee representations of ancient warfare.

Somehow I was reminded of playing Battle Chess as a kid. Here are some kick-ass EGA screenshots.


Click the one on the right to zoom

Title is a SNL reference to a skit where “chess for girls” was like my little pony and you dressed the pieces up and put makeup on them etc.