March
29
Filed Under (Humor, Politics) by Justin on 2007-03-29

Apparently, it’s been a year already since I found myself with a new favorite comedian, Stephen Colbert. I discovered his show last year after his wonderful performance at the White House Correspondents’ dinner and now after this year’s dinner, I have another new favorite comedian: President George W. Bush. I guess he was a bit jealous of all the attention Stephen got last year, so he decided not to invite him back. Instead, he provided the comedic entertainment himself with the help of the geniuses at ABC Family’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway” who wrote some material for President Bush. Here are some of my favorites:

Noting that Vice President Dick Cheney was not in attendance, Bush said: “He’s had a rough few weeks. To be honest, his feelings were kind of hurt. He said he was going on vacation to Afghanistan where people like him.”

Cheney’s recent trip to Afghanistan was marked by a bombing near where he was meeting with officials.

But seriously, folks, Bush noted that another person missing from the audience of broadcast journalists was Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for president.

“Not enough press,” the president cracked.

There are a few more tidbits quoted in the article here, so go and enjoy them.

Update: I found the video on YouTube. Enjoy…

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March
26
Filed Under (Geekspeak, Humor, Politics) by Justin on 2007-03-26

This was too good to pass up. While I chuckled at their political humor, don’t mistake which side of political line I’m on. I’m merely passing it along as a humorous piece.

Hat tip: Alex King

Update (2007-03-27): YouTube has a message up now saying “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.” Bummer.

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March
16
Filed Under (Sports) by Justin on 2007-03-16

In one of the coolest deals I’ve seen in recent weeks, CBS Sportsline and YouTube have partnered up to host some NCAA tournament clips. My current favorite is an interview with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (aka “Coach K”) following last night’s upset by Virginia Commonwealth (VCU). There were two quotes or two that I found notable:

“One of the things about success… uhh… at time you’re going to lose”

“Sometimes in order to appreciate winning, uh, you uh, have to get your butt kicked. And uh, so we got our butt kicked and hopefully it will make us appreciate winning and make us better for next season.”

The game summary clip is enjoyable to watch over and over again too, especially since I missed the live broadcast of the game while I was in Winston-Salem watching my Heels play… and win!

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March
13
Filed Under (Geekspeak, Linux) by Justin on 2007-03-13

Following the outcry at their IdeaStorm website launched a few weeks ago, Dell has had no choice but to cave and introduce some new Linux offerings for the Desktop and Notebook line. In order to better assess where their energies should be focused, they’ve created a survey for anyone who has interest in such a program.

It’s good to see Dell responding – I have to admit that for a few days recently, I thought the IdeaStorm was spiraling into a disaster for them. However, if they follow through, I think Dell stands to succeed hugely, simply by answering the demands of their customers.

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March
06
Filed Under (Sports) by Justin on 2007-03-06

Finally, after years of putting it off, the Panthers have released Chris Weinke, the former Heismann Trophy winner turned third-string, washed-up, no-good joke-of-a-quarterback.

Someone had to go after they decided to keep six-too-many-concussions Dan Morgan last week.

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March
04
Filed Under (Sports) by Justin on 2007-03-04

The much anticipated Carolina vs Duke games is tonight. The cool folks at TarHeelBlue.com have written a neat article with a bunch of statistics and trivia about the all-time series between Carolina and Duke. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Carolina leads the all-time series with Duke, 126-96.
  • Overall, Duke has won 16 of the last 21 games in the series.
  • Carolina and Duke have accounted for 31 of the ACC’s 53 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championships.
  • Carolina and Duke are No. 1 and 2 all-time in the ACC in wins, ACC regular-season wins, ACC Tournament wins and NCAA Tournament wins.
  • Carolina has won the ACC regular-season title 24 times, including in 2004-05. The Blue Devils are second with 18 regular-season crowns.

I think one of the most telling bits of trivia there is that second item on my list above. My calculations says there have been 18 regular-season match ups since Dean Smith retired and I can recall a couple of post-season meetings also. Let’s leave out the various tournament games for simplicity sake, which roughly means that the pre-Bill Guthridge Tarheels are 121-80 against Duke all-time. Now add back in the recent Roy Williams years (he’s 3-4 against Duke since returning to Carolina as head coach), and you have a record of 124-84. I threw all those numbers out there strictly for the fact to point at the UNC has been mediocre at best since Smith’s retirement, but is improving since Roy’s coming to Chapel Hill a couple seasons ago.

I’m looking forward to the game (33 minutes until tipoff!), but unfortunately will miss the end of it due to church activities. Hopefully my faithfulness and dedication will be rewarded! After all, we all know God is a Carolina fan – just look at the sky on a sunny day!

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March
04
Filed Under (Sports) by Justin on 2007-03-04

As in years past, I’ve setup a NCAA Tournament Pick’em at Yahoo! for any of my friends, family, and pretty much anyone else who wants to join though. Brandon has won for the last two or three years, and he tends to gloat about it quite a bit, so the more people who I can get to join, the better chance we have to beat him. I have a fatal flaw that always causes me to lose, but this year, that flaw might just help me win! The flaw? I always pick my Heels to go the distance and bring home another National Championship.

You will need a Yahoo! ID to sign up for it, but that’s free, so don’t sweat it. If you’re interested in the details, just click the “Read on…” link below to get the info
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March
01
Filed Under (Geekspeak, Work) by Justin on 2007-03-01

If anyone reading has experience with T1s, specifically bonding them for higher bandwidth, please let me know. I think I’m getting a line of crap fed to me by a CLEC and I need to be sure before making a decision. If any of you have telecom experience at all, please do get in touch – I’d love to pick your brain for a few minutes.

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