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5 November, 2002

Tom Petty is Pissed

According to this Rolling Stone article, Tom Petty's latest CD has been banned from some radio stations because the lyrics are distinctly anti-radio in nature.

But being banned from the radio is not the reason that he's upset. In fact, he's elated about it. Read the article. Proof that there are actually some intelligent people in the music business.

I'm going to make an exception to my big-label CD boycott, and add The Last DJ it to my collection, where it will join eight other Petty albums.

Posted on 5 November, 2002

Election Day

Yes, this is the day. The main problem with elections is that the only people running for office are politicians.

At least it will signal the end of the obnoxious campaign ads. I wonder how long it will take to clean up all the political signs that litter the street corners?

Posted on 5 November, 2002

www.restrooms.org

Yes, there really is such a place. At least they have a comic relief section.

Posted on 5 November, 2002

Corporations and Monkeys

OK, so I'm probably the last person on Earth to encounter these words of wisdom. But it certainly rings true.

Life within a large corporation is like a tree full of monkeys. All are on different limbs, at different levels. Some monkeys are climbing up, some down. The monkeys on top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces. The monkeys on the bottom look up and see nothing but assholes.

Posted on 5 November, 2002

Why This Man Is Smiling

Microsoft shares increased by about 6% yesterday. According to reports:

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' personal wealth has jumped by $1.9 billion since Friday afternoon, when a federal judge approved a settlement in the Justice Department's antitrust case against the software company.  

Posted on 5 November, 2002