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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Some Lessons From Nations That Won the War On Terror

Friday, June 18, 2004

Microsoft stock buyback may be in works

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Natural Sciences Faculty Best professor name ever.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 Meet Joe Blog -- Jun. 21, 2004 Good article on blogs from TIME Magazine.

IMDb :: Boards :: Garfield: The Movie (2004): Garfield has been embroiled in a racist controversy: "Anyone notice that Garfield has black stripes, but his owner is white? Makes you think. "

The best post, cited by WSJ's OpinionJournal:

"Garfield is orange, which implies that he represents the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, i.e. making fun of muslim fighters because this is a comedy. The black stripes represent scars caused by torture with hot metal rods (see: Abu Ghraib prison), which sends the wrong message to kids, many of who will grow up to serve in the US army. He's also overweight, lazy, selfish and loves lasagna, which represents a racist stab at all americans of italian origin.

Who could've ever imagined that a film based on a 26 year old cartoon strip about a cat could have so many implications and controversial hidden messages? "

Wired News: Gmail Invitation Prices Crash: "On Monday morning, invitations to join the testing of Google's Gmail Web e-mail service were still fetching as much as $100 on eBay closed auctions. By Wednesday afternoon, sellers were lucky to crack the $20 mark. "

MSNBC - Movies: Bat Out of Hell As long as Joel Schumacher doesn't direct it, it's all good...

Monday, June 14, 2004

Yahoo! News - Sports Photos - Reuters Funniest sports sign ever :)

Google Search: "New Web Ads Follow Visitors Around" Revenue Science in the AP today, carried from San Jose to Australia!

TaxProf Blog: Summer Associate Weekly Salaries Top $2,500