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Saturday, February 07, 2004

Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science | Online from Slashdot

The Smoking Gun: ArchiveFEBRUARY 6--Next to the third and final installment of Robert Caro's Lyndon B. Johnson opus, TSG can think of no other biographical work more eagerly anticipated than Paris Hilton's memoir, "Tongue-in-Chic: Paris Hilton's Confessions of an Heiress." As first obtained by our friends at, the 22-year-old socialite's book proposal--which began circulating last month--promises chapters on sister Nicky, the "jet/set life," and her cavalcade of paramours. And Paris and co-author Merle Ginsburg will not be avoiding the young woman's recent "trials and tribulations." The notorious Rick Salomon sex tape "has made me change my life. I used to have fun and dress up--and that was my life. But now I'm moving on, I've grown up a lot." If you say so, Par. We won't quote any other passages, since that might dampen the joy of literary discovery. (13 pages)

Friday, February 06, 2004

CK just came out with a new book on the future of competition - I'm waiting to get my hands on it Fast Company | Can C.K. Prahalad Pass the Test?

Thursday, February 05, 2004

John Kerry eschews Vietnam service as campaign issue.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Brains can hurt job applicants. I'm not sure what to think of this editorial. Certainly, it's an odd story.

These are my kind of Americans. Wait! Didn't anyone tell these people that we don't have free health care and 100% literacy like Cuba? News - Latest News - Man Lived with Dead Brother for 18 Months

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Theory in chaos | Viewing literature through the lens of some "ism" seemed revolutionary in the 1960s. Today, many are calling it an irrelevant approach.

New Yorker Writer Accumulates Points in Corporate Circles

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Amazon's strategy of big discounts is questioned

Monday, February 02, 2004

What's Your Brand Mantra? One of the top 3 advertising/marketing blogs. Highly recommend.

Yahoo! Finance Special Edition: Tech's Top Venture Investors

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Shit hits the fan in Iran.

John T. Reed's view of various real estate investment gurus. The post by David below mentioning broke PUAs reminded me of the vast numbers of real estate "gurus", fitness "trainers", and technology "experts". It seems that any field in high demand (due to payoff placements on maslow's hierarchy of needs) or with high profits (due to internet bubbles) will attract some of the most unqualified people.

Pettus-Brown done in by savvy date, Google The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a New York City woman decided to Google a man she met on the Internet before meeting him for dinner. Turns out, there was an FBI warrant for his arrest and that he had eluded police for more than a year. She called the FBI, and he ended up in custody at an Applebee's restaurant on Long Island. "We had surveillance there to see if the tip was good, and lo and behold, the tip was good," said Jim Turgal, spokesman for the FBI in Cincinnati.

Ahh, one of my best friends is a PUA. He's met Mystery, ToeCutter, Bishop, etc. I met Juggler myself last year. Anyhow, this stuff actually works using Kino, NLP, Mirroring, patterns, etc. Honestly, I don't need these tools to get girls. Keep in mind that a lot of PUA's and GM's are broke. Cheers!