29 May 2007

Sunny Day Women #12 & 35

  • Beautiful white tiger named Odin loves to swim. He's in San Fran at the zoo. I want to bite those hands off.

  • A radical group at a Bronx fundraiser ambushed Giuliani this morning, calling him, among other things, one of the "criminals of 9/11."

  • Mayor Bloomberg said renaming a Brooklyn street after Sonny Carson is one of the worst ideas the city council has ever considered. Carson led protests against police brutality in the 1980s. He has said he was anti-white and said he was proud of the rioters in Crown Heights in 1991. He died at age 66 in 2002.

  • We may live in an era of unprecedented change for telephones, but one thing has barely evolved in the last 125 years: the phone number. Between home, work, and cell, most of us have at least three of them to wrangle. When you think about it, the idea that both landline and wireless numbers must remain tied to specific equipment and geographical regions is pretty archaic. It's as if you needed separate e-mail addresses for every computer that you used—and had to change your e-mail address if you moved cross-country. Enter GrandCentral, a service that tries to bring the phone number into the modern era. For starters, it gives you a number that isn't permanently associated with any line or handset in particular. Actually, GrandCentral rings all your phones at once, after you've registered your existing numbers on the company's Web site. And if you move, all your friends can keep calling your GrandCentral number rather than having to learn a new one. You simply have to register your new lines and delete the old ones. In other words, as long as you're near any of your phones, you'll get every call that anyone makes to your GrandCentral number. Or not—many of the service's seemingly bottomless bag of tricks are designed to help you avoid talking to people. It screens calls with ruthless efficiency, forcing anyone whom it can't identify (through caller ID and your address book, which it can import from Microsoft Outlook or Gmail) to say who they are. It then tells you who's calling so you can decide if you want to answer. GrandCentral also blocks calls from known phone spammers; it can even play an uncannily realistic "you have reached a number that has been disconnected" recording for telemarketers or folks you just plain don't like. Yes, but will it scramble my eggs?

  • Fruit punch and her music give me a headache but I love this pic.

  • I'm sorry but beautiful Pamela's poor kids are gonna have serious issues when they grow up. See: The Oedipus Complex

    Here's another pic of my boy Odin eating a tourists finger.

    This is sad. Feed me Seymour!

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