Monthly Archives: May 2003


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Getting ready for work while listening to Good Eats.

The show was about curing and smoking bacon. I have always enjoyed this show for both the humor and the fact that the host goes into the science behind the cooking (chemical reactions, etc.) When he got to the point that the bacon was smoked, he said that it was now ready to be sliced and cooked, or you can freeze it for up to a year (memo to self, might be fun to make some bacon at some point soon – if I can get the five days it will take to make it free). He recommended that you might want to freeze or at least chill down the bacon before slicing though. Just for ease of slicing, or as he put it:

“Slicing warm bacon is like trying to shave a ferret. No matter how careful you are, someone is going to get hurt.”

Oh I needed a good laugh.

In case anyone is actually interested in the recipe


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Singh says he’ll withdraw if paired with Sorenstam

From the ESPN site.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Vijay Singh made it clear how he feels about Annika Sorenstam playing on the PGA Tour.

He wants to her miss the cut next week in the Colonial.

And on the odd chance that he is paired with her, Singh says he won’t play.

In the strongest comments yet about Sorenstam becoming the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour, Singh said the 32-year-old Swede has no business playing at the Colonial and should stick to her own tour.

”I hope she misses the cut,” Singh said in an interview with The Associated Press after his runner-up finish at the Wachovia Championship. ”Why? Because she doesn’t belong out here.”

Singh knows he won’t be playing in the same group as Sorenstam when she becomes the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour. His name will be drawn from a pool of PGA Tour winners when the pairings are made.


There is a lot more to this article, some people may want to go read it. But this really is hard to understand for me. I grew up believing that gender didn’t matter for most things (sorry ladies, but you are built for having children, men are not and as a result women have a demonstrated higher pain resistance).

I personally believe that a woman can do any job a man can, there may be some strength differences, etc. But that is very minor, this man’s attitude really is repugnant to me.

This man really needs to get over himself.

Oh my . . . redux

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This time it is from MSNBC

(At least my friends who are big Brad Pitt fans will get their jollies out of this.)

When the undies are free

Boxers or briefs?

Reps for Brad Pitt were all too happy to divulge this seemingly personal bit of info if it meant that the mega-rich super star could get some free skivvies.

Reporters for Jane magazine, pretending to be working for a fake company called Body for Him, phoned the star’s management team and offered some freebie underwear. They report the results in the upcoming June/July issue:

“Cool!” the pranksters were told. “Right now he’s a 32/33 or maybe a 34. He’s getting a little bigger because he’s training. Definitely boxers.”

In terms of fabrics, the “Fight Club” star prefers flannel over silk, and when given a choice of patterns, the reps told the Jane writers, “Cow print or stripes are good. And maybe polka dots.”

Oh my . . .

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What is the world coming to?

From the Sydney Morning Herald

Chinese couple name their baby son Saddam SARS

May 13 2003

A couple in China have named their baby son Saddam SARS to mark the two important events taking place at the time of his birth, a news report said today.

The boy was born on March 20, the day the Iraq war broke out and at a time when alarm over the SARS outbreak was spreading across China.

His parents, from Hubei, have named the boy Saddam Deng SARS, the South China Morning Post reported. Deng is the parent’s family name.

Special post just for sandradelete and avaaricious

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This is from The Yahoo! Movies Entertainment News & Gossip Page

Movie Scoop
Fri May 02, 1:36 AM ET

by Anderson Jones

Coming as You Are–or Not: Alan Cumming, who plays the blue-hued Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, wore a sequined denim kilt, custom-made by Levi’s, to the premiere. Halfway down the carpet, he got tired of coming up with creative answers about what he was wearing “down there” and decided to tell the truth: Nothing but a, um, metal ring.

Ever the intrepid reporter, I verified this myself–I touched it. Over the kilt, you perverts!

That was just one of the things I learned in X-wood, when Fox transformed Hollywood Boulevard into a blue fantasy land, from the blue carpet to the Cirque du Soleil-esque dancers in blue bodysuits.

Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead!

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Dear Customer,

I’m excited to be able to share with you the outcome of Divine’s Chapter 11 auction process. Divine Managed Services welcomes its new partnership with Saratoga Partners (, a leading private equity investment firm, which has acquired the managed services business from Divine. The business will operate as a standalone, independent company under the name Data Return. We anticipate the formal completion of this transaction within the next two weeks.

Data Return’s management team will remain unchanged, and operations will also be unaffected by this change. What has changed is that we will be operating as a stable, secure, profitable business from the outset, backed by an investment firm that has completed acquisitions with a total value of more than $3.6 billion. The combination of our experience, innovation and capabilities and our financial stability and profitability is unique in our industry, and we believe will set the standard for managed services.

The coming weeks will see the relaunch of Data Return, a new brand identity and our new corporate website. We will also be establishing new banking relationships, and new payment instructions will be forthcoming. Your service will of course remain unaffected by these events. If you have any questions regarding this news, please contact your Client Services Manager or me personally. We are enthusiastic about what we believe is a pivotal milestone for our business, and we hope you share our excitement for the future.

Sunny Vanderbeck