Here's one I heard today... there is one numeral in the English language that, when spelled out, has its letters listed alphabetically. What is it?
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Last night at dinner, Dara, Justin, Debby, Steve, and I decided to start a CD exchange among the denizens of the PH4H blog. Modeled after the CD Klub my friends from college have, each month a person would be responsible for creating a mix CD and making a copy for everyone else in the group. The idea is to expose people to new music they might not otherwise find. The only rule is that you cannot repeat a song that is on a previous months' CD. Otherwise, there are no boundaries. If you are interested in joining, post a comment. If you have a month in mind, post that as well. Next week I will create a schedule based on the responses. I will kick things off with a delightful December mix, perfect for Chrismakanukah gatherings and office parties alike. Get excited!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Justin & I did it, now the rest of you need to do it too.
Here are our South Park self-portraits:
Go here and make your own. And then add it to the gallery.* (If you don't, we might make one for you -- which might not be pretty.)
* To do this, copy your window by pressing "Alt" + "Print Screen", paste the result in Paint, and then crop it in there. When finished, save it as a .jpg file. Then post it, or if you'd prefer, just e-mail it to me.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I announced to Dan last night that I would be willing to concede the race for Alderman if George Allen would concede his race for the Senate.
In a gesture to get Gordon elected Alderman, Allen conceded. I know you are proud of your long ties to Mr. Macaca, Dan, and I concede the race.
Now, get to work. When the hell are you going to fix the street signs? And our fence could use some work. Come to think of it, my closet doors have never worked quite right. And will you please do something about the outlets in the upstairs bathroom? And fix our DVR.
Aldermaning is hard work, Mr. Gordon. Get used to it.
Posted by Justin S. at 5:31 PM
D.C.: Don't you agree that former President Bill Clinton should invite S.R. Sidarth to a thank you dinner?
Michael Shear: S.R. Sidarth is the young man to whom Allen directed the "macaca" comment. He is a student at the University of Virginia, and on an application to a highly competitive political science course, he simply wrote the following: "I am macaca."
Posted by violindan at 12:41 PM
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
1) There is no physical evidence of a voice vote being called. Absent video or audio evidence, I cannot accept this vote.
2) If this vote was held at the Forest Inn over breakfast that morning, please let it be noted that it was not held at 1939 Westmoreland which is, in fact, where I was when the vote was held. The vote is therefore invalid.
3) Gordon hates puppies.
Posted by Justin S. at 3:43 PM
Mr. Gordon would like you to believe that he won the alderman race. This is simply untrue.
Here are the real results
1939 Westmoreland Alderman Race
Gordon ---- 0 votes
Storch ---- 0 votes
100% of precincts reporting
The fact is, in our failure to create ballots, set up a polling place, etc...
No one voted in the election.
Gordon's 0% margin of victory falls within the 0.5% margin in which I can ask for a recount, which I am doing.
As the votes cannot be certified until Nov 27, the recount cannot begin until after that date. I imagine it will be mid December before we know what really happened.
Posted by Justin S. at 1:08 PM
I would like to congratulate Mr. Storch for a well-run campaign and I look forward to working with him as I take office as the next alderman of 1939 N. Westmoreland. It was a hard-fought campaign, and I would like to thank my supporters for seeing past the mudslinging and making their choice based on the issues.
Posted by violindan at 11:33 AM
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Anyone want to read Chuck Norris's commentary on important issues like evolution?
Here's an example:
Alleged Chuck Norris Fact: "There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live." It's funny. It's cute. But here's what I really think about the theory of evolution: It's not real. It is not the way we got here. In fact, the life you see on this planet is really just a list of creatures God has allowed to live. We are not creations of random chance. We are not accidents. There is a God, a Creator, who made you and me. We were made in His image, which separates us from all other creatures.
By the way, without him, I don't have any power. But with Him, the Bible tells me, I really can do all things – and so can you.
Alas, there's more.
Friday, November 03, 2006
My opponent wishes to criticize me for encouraging voters in the state we call home—Virginia, in case he has forgotten—to go to the polls while he plays games in Maryland with his special-interest pals. Please, Mr. Storch. Spare us.
Paid for by BowlingCanWait.com
Posted by violindan at 5:26 PM
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Adapted from a letter I sent out this morning:
That respectable news sources would decide this is a story is truly a shame.
I clearly meant my words to be a dig at President Bush. The ensuing blowup smacks of the worst of Karl Rove (or, if you’re a fan of this master of deception and distraction, the best).
Voters, it is a smoke screen. Fortunately those of us disappointed in the direction in which our nation is moving can take action now: vote Tuesday, vote Gordon for Alderman, and see to it that our families and friends do the same. Let's take back the house.
Paid for by the Gordon for Alderman Campaign Krewe (GACK)
Posted by violindan at 10:40 AM
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Today, my opponent in the alderman race sent me the following email:
"Just a reminder/heads-up about this, in case you're interested. I think I'm going to go."
The message in this email is clear.... my opponent hates the troops.
A "reminder?" A "heads-up?" Well here's a heads up, Mr. Gordon. The troops need your respect, and I demand you apologize for your reckless statement. That is, if you're "interested" in democracy. And I have news, for you... if you don't apologize soon, you are "going to" lose.
Paid for by the Gordon's Gotta Go Gang
Posted by Justin S. at 8:02 PM
My copy of Washington Lawyer arrived in my inbox this morning. Normally, this is not even a marginally blogworthy event. Except this month, the magazine looked like this:
Yes, folks, it's the story of the legal struggles associated with Baseball's triumphant return to Washington. Excellent lunchtime reading, even if you're not a lawyer.