listening to neil young's massey hall concert lead me to find this interview - excellent


i keep resisting posting fda notices (like an erection aid that has been recalled because it *actually* has viagra in it) but here's one i couldn't resist - my emphasis added:
Harry & David Operations Corp., of Medford, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling approximately 5880 tubs of the Milk & Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Macadamia because they may contain macadamia nuts not declared on the ingredient statement, and 4400 tubs of the Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate, Macadamia Nut because they may contain macadamia nuts and peanuts not declared on the ingredient statement.
from http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/harrydavid11_07.html


you would think sir paul would not be so keen on a coffee chain distributing his music....cash crops and all
yup - i would call this jay leno clip racist


remember this moment of dr who when living in australia


i really like this guy's concept of a pixel....


excited about maurice sendak and spike jonze
i am on an fda mailing list for life threatening recalls:
FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html

beyond blowfish being labelled as monkfish - i thought this recall is pretty funny considering the product name:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Atlanta, GA -- August 27, 2007 -- Bella Cucina of Atlanta, Georgia is recalling units of Death by Chocolate cookies [my emphasis] if your bag does not correctly state that the product contains walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Walnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.


celine can't be that bad:
Although the Academy Awards ceremony didn’t sit too well with Smith, and he, as well as his bright white suit, was trashed on television, he says it did force him to change his mind about Celine Dion, who performed right after he did. "She was really sweet, which has made it impossible for me to dislike Celine Dion anymore. Even though I can’t stand the music that she makes -- with all due respect I don’t like it much at all -- but she herself was very, very nice. She asked me if I was nervous and I said, ‘Yeah.’ And she was like, ‘That’s good because you get your adrenaline going, and it’ll make your song better. It’s a beautiful song.’ Then she gave me a big hug. It was too much. It was too human to be dismissed simply because I find her music trite."


my favourite segment on fame....except it doesn't show that jimmy osmond FREAKS OUT when all the students rush to congratulate him....
tom jones and janis joplin


angry about pet food contamination and so on? they executed the guy!....


i think i actually walked by this guy playing in a frantic michael hedges stylee on prince arthur - i was wowed but in a rush so didn't stop....although i almost just stopped to buy his cd


this american life:
Glass, who personally contributed over 2,000 anecdotes from his own life for documentation, called the project's conclusion the "end of an era."

onion article


best article i've read so far on the pet food recall. i have a je mondou can of tuna on my desk (possibly part of the recall - ups number same but not the expiry date)
which i've marked "poison"....i realize that might be a little too close to "poisson"....


From a document on the Quebec government's site

A quote from what I assume is associated with the Protestant School Board (I need to read the whole doc):

At the same time, the Committee points out the importance of emphasizing the Judaeo-Christian heritage of Québec society. Québec’s cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, it says, should not neutralize our own convictions and values (p. 4).


i love playing takamine acoustic basses - i want one of these


spoof of herouxville - that sad, sad, little town....

here are some excerpts from the letter section that do a pretty good job of following the actual site:


Moi j'ai une farme pis j'ai pas envi ki fassent pousser des légumes bizarres pis que ma terre soit pognée avec des bebites de pays chauds. Chu ben près à les accepter mais pas à n'importe quel prix.

Jacques Éroule

Bonjour ,
l faut pas généraliser quand même, y prennent pas tous du sang de chrétiens pour faire de l'Azyme ! Moi je connais un japonais qui est vraiment cool pis sage à l'intérieur de lui. En plus il y a ceux qui apportent des affaires le fun comme le karaté ou les tacos. Pis aussi, il y a ceux qui sont d'apparence immigrants mais que dans le fond y son québécois.

Bon succes ,

Guy Éroule



google suggestions for why
i assume these are the top why questions....


hum a song and it will find it
pretty impressive - it actually got every song i did (if it was in the database)....content based indexing of music. whois says the domain is owned by this guy who heads this company


gingerbread hindu man

gingerbread hindu man
Originally uploaded by prasun.
rupe's baking
the google toolbar
i was impressed enough by the google search capability of doing calculations like
37 choose 9
but now they have added that to the suggestions for the google toolbar
look in the top right corner
btw - that is the total cortical surface area in the human brain....


i get this type of spam all the time but seeing the first line made me laugh out loud and read the rest. i love the fact that the spammer doesn't care but they have some stats to back up who does...:

Hello sir

I don't care why your weenie is so small, but 86% of women do.
They are pretty sure that bigger meat will make their desire
stronger. You have the chance to change your life.

Here (link deleted) you can get the thing.

It will help you for sure.
The remedy can be sent worldwide.
If you wont be satisfied - we will return all you money.
No bullshit.