Monday, October 31, 2005

Since Google generally does everything better...

I am giving Google Talk a whirl. Unlike the other major chat applications, it doesn't install toolbars and other unwanted programs, nor does it change your settings without your knowledge.

In order for this to work, though, I need some friends. You can download the app
here. If you do so, add me as a friend.

Now if only they would add a calender to Gmail...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

While we're on the topic of race...

People need to quit being so sensitive and "politically correct." According to this article, the Air Force Academy reprimanded their head football coach for rationalizing a loss to TCU by saying that they "had a lot more African-American players than [AFA] did and they ran a lot faster than [AFA] did." He further commented that "It just seems to [him] to be that way. African-American kids can run very well. That doesn't mean that Caucasian kids and other descents can't run, but it's very obvious to [him] that they run extremely well."

What's wrong with that? Is anybody really going to argue that his comments were without merit? Don't mistake me as a member of the Fisher DeBerry fan club...this is the same guy who hung a banner which read "I am a Christian first and last ... I am a member of Team Jesus Christ" in the locker room last year, and we all know how Obi feels about religious intolerance. However, I don't think he should be reprimanded for stating something which is pretty much common sense.

This week's fortune.

You are one of the people who will go places in life.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I hate to rant about a previously discussed topic, but...

I have not been the subject of much racial discrimination in my life. In fact, there have been only maybe two times that I have felt that I was the victim of such an act. However, I don't think I'll ever let one of them go.

If you read my post on March 21, 2005, you witnessed a faux-expletive-laden explosion regarding Jim Caple, a writer for, being pictured on the Alma Mater statue on the campus of U of I. If you recall, this is the same statue I was busted for climbing while a student there. Well, I received an e-mail earlier today aptly titled "i see no black people and no po-po", which contained nothing more than this picture:

I have made it my personal mission to take a picture on top of the Alma Mater when I visit Champaign next month. Hopefully, I will return to post that picture on this very blog that you are reading. If not, I might be in jail. But more likely, I will probably forget.

Thanks to Julie for the picture.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

This week's fortune.

There is excitement to be found everywhere you go.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

Steve Kim fired shots at the U.N.

From CNN...

"A gunman apparently protesting the state of human rights in North Korea climbed over an unpatrolled fence at U.N. headquarters Thursday afternoon and fired seven shots at the building with a revolver, narrowly missing several employees, the U.N.'s security chief said.
When apprehended Steve Kim had in his possession a business card from a postal processing center in Palatine, Illinois."

This act was perpetrated on October 3, the birthday of a certain "shady" friend of ours.

Read on here.

By the way, this is not the Steve Kim that we all know and love.

Many thanks to Steve for the hilarious link.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Happy birthday, Thom.

Thom Yorke, one of my idols, turns 37 today.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Today's weight.

177 lbs.

Target weight: 170 lbs.

This week's fortune.

You will continue to take chances, and be glad you did.