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Entries from February 2004

Oscar Predictions

Sunday, February 29th, 2004 · 2 Comments

My 76th Annual Oscar predictions, despite not having seen nearly as many of these movies as I would’ve liked (yet): BEST PICTURE: THE LORD OF THE RINGS ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Bill Murray – LOST IN TRANSLATION ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Charlize Theron – MONSTER ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Tim Robbins – […]

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Tags: movies

Bin Laden Prediction

Saturday, February 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I’ve been meaning to post my prediction here for the past few months, so given the headlines this morning, now seems as good a time as any. I just wish I had beat these headlines, and, in fact, was just talking about this with Jen last night when the same topic came up on Real […]

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Tags: politics

USA Today Survey

Thursday, February 26th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Take this quick survey from USA Today on whether there should be a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage: Vote Now As of now, results show NO leading with 91.48% to 8.52% for YES after 297,415 votes. Also, a couple interesting points on the topic were made yesterday about how even in the remote possibility that […]

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Tags: politics

DirecTV vs. Digital Cable

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004 · 3 Comments

I’ve long been a fan of DirecTV and have clocked about two-plus years with the service when i’ve been able to get it (Treasure Island and Inner Sunset). The picture quality is consistently better than digital cable, it’s cheaper (no taxes), and there’s no onscreen menu advertising as there often is with digital cable providers […]

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Tags: television


Wednesday, February 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on Montreal

Going to Montreal is like visiting Paris for the weekend. Prior to last week, my Canadian experience was limited only to a quick Niagra Falls visit with my brother Pete in 1999. But Tuesday through Thursday last week, before Jen was to start her new job this week, we took a quick international get-away. Only […]

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Tags: photos

Gay Marriage

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004 · 6 Comments

This is what the LORD has commanded…saying, “Let them marry whom they wish.” Numbers 36:6-6 Though I voted Green in December’s mayoral election in San Francisco, I’m proud to see Mayor Gavin Newsom taking the national spotlight as the proponent of gay marriage this week as the battle heats up. Adding to the fire, Bush […]

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Tags: politics

Whirlwind Day

Monday, February 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Whirlwind Day

Wake up around 6:30am, feeling energized. Call from someone with wrong number at 6:45am. Get up. Why the hell not? Push-ups, sit-ups, shave, make espresso for Jen on her first day at new job (congratulations, baby!), make coffee (you can never have too much caffeine), be good house husband and see wife off to work. […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Don’t Be Evil

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004 · 1 Comment

This is a form letter I just sent to Google’s PR directors since the company seems to be violating its own motto. I’d encourage you to please do the same. Recently, your AdWords service rejected two advertisements placed by the international ocean advocacy group Oceana ( on the grounds that they “contained language critical of […]

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Tags: google

Attack Cat

Saturday, February 21st, 2004 · 1 Comment

First off, congrats to Jen on her first-ever blog post! Last night after returning home from a night out in Saratoga with some new friends (whom we actually met thanks to my blog), Jen and I took the dogs for a walk. Little did we know that we would soon experience. The walk started out […]

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Tags: dogs

“Nay” on Nader

Saturday, February 21st, 2004 · 7 Comments

Ralph is scheduled to appear on Meet the Press tomorrow morning to announce whether he will enter the presidential race as an Independent. Although I am holding on to a shred of hope that he won’t run, I fear the worst. Can you just hear the resounding white house high-fives once the announcement is made? […]

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Tags: politics