Saturday, February 02, 2008

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Expelled: No Intelligence Required (2008)

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Arthur: Nerves of Steel, Arthur's Tasty Treats, Arthur's First Crush, Arthur's Great Summer, Prunella Sees the Light (PBS)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Email: Why Men Marry Bitches [EH]

Did the author [of Why Men Like Bitches and Why Men Marry Bitches] say it's about being assertive, the squeaky wheel gets the grease? Because that's saying be a brat or a bully [or a b----] since it gets you what you want. Machiavellian. (F---ed up.)

Email: Goals that work [VI]

It's good to have personal and career goals -- but goals are better when they are within, not outside of, your control. For me a goal would be: exercise five days a week, run a marathon in six months, write a novel in twelve months, etc. Not: win a Pulitzer prize for literature, win a marathon, find the love of my life. Those things can only come to us through the grace and mercy of God.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Email: Choose wisely [EH]

You only get so many chances to choose happiness and so many trusted friends who will encourage you to do so. Keep on the same track and continue to choose pessimism and eventually a person loses those friends and remains in the patterns that sow unhappiness. I’ve seen it happen and I know this about life: Our path is what we choose. We get to make the bed we lay down in. No one else does it for us.

Press: 'Pookie' keeps popping up in Obama's speeches - HC

'Pookie' keeps popping up in Obama's speeches - Houston Chronicle:

"'Pookie means a whole lot of different things; none of them are good,' Kevin Gray, a South Carolina writer and activist, said in March. 'Pookie's always the foil.'

To linguist and writer John McWhorter, Pookie is the kind of ghetto character played by Cedric the Entertainer or Chris Tucker in one of those Barbershop or Friday movies. In the 1960s and '70s, he would have gone by Leroy, Tyrone or Otis."

Web: Wi-Fi-detecting t-shirt

(ThinkGeek via MG)

It lights up! (But where do you stash the battery pack?)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Email: Netflix Support

It's been a month since I reported this and you still have the problem where sending a note about an instant-viewing movie that is divided into segments or does not have a DVD listing yields an error message ("Sorry the system encountered an error please try to send your message again later") but the note goes out to all selected friends anyway (which one only learns by ignoring the error message and checking the notes screen, where[as] if one did not ignore the error message and in fact did what it said, one will find he has sent out numerous copies of the same note to a list of now-disgruntled friends).

Monday, January 28, 2008

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Cruise of the Gods (2002)