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Friday, June 25, 2004 Euro 2004: Match Report: France 0-1 Greece: Holders out: "France suffered another disastrous exit from a major competition at the hands of unfancied opponents as Greece achieved a sensational 1-0 victory in Lisbon's Jose Alvalade stadium." HAHA.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Google brings people together... Read the article, and read ALL of the comments. "There's that certain time of the night when there's nothing left to watch on TiVo and you can't bring yourself to write another word and you're on the west coast so there's nobody you can call to waste some time with and you aren't tired enough to go to bed and you've read all of your magazines and the book you're reading is too depressing to read in your current semi-drugged condition. That is when you find yourself Googling old friends."

Andrew: I remember a while back, I got the opportunity to see Warren Buffett in a panel in Seattle. He's a funny guy, and while explaining his ownership of the sweets company See's Candies, he said: "I've invested in companies that are cultural phenomenons, like Coke. I also own a company called See's Candies, and if you are a man who gave some See's Candies chocolate to a girl back in middle school, and she gave you your first kiss, WE OWN YOU." :)

Google is 0wning people all over the internet right now...

The New York Times > National > Schwarzenegger, Confident and Ready for Prime Time: "Asked to describe his governing philosophy seven months after toppling Gray Davis in California's recall election, he said, 'Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women.'"

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - "My Precious..." The Motorola MpX!! Pictures of a brand new ass kicking cell phone from Motorola

Protest Warrior HQ This is TOO funny - you HAVE to read this:

"My name is Bryan Henderson and I am an 18 year old senior attending Princeton Senior High School. Better known as Templar_Crusader on the PW forum, I am the proud leader of the small but growing PHS chapter of ProtestWarrior.

Operation Tiger Claw was my first attempt at leading a protest against the apathy and leftism running rampant at my school. It all started on Friday, May 14th with a small act of conservative pride. My socialist history teacher was on another kick about how articulate Noam Chomsky was, when I finally reached my limit."

When you can't work from home, Part 5 Strange new concept called the Workclub...

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Unfairenheit 9/11 - The lies of Michael Moore. By Christopher Hitchens A long long rant on Michael Moore...

Senate Race Sex Scandal - June 22, 2004 More weird Jeri Ryan stuff: "Actress says Illinois pol sought liaisons in kinky clubs"

Yahoo! News - Entertainment Photos - AP Weird story about 7 of 9...

Monday, June 21, 2004

Is the U.N. finally ready to get serious about anti-Semitism? Ms. Bayefsky delivered this speech at the U.N. at a conference on Confronting Anti-Semitism: Education for Tolerance and Understanding, sponsored by the United Nations Department of Information, this morning.

Cory Doctorow: Microsoft Research DRM talk: "This talk was originally given to Microsoft's Research Group and other interested parties from within the company at their Redmond offices on June 17, 2004."