Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why is this?

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among faithful

Story Highlights
  • 742 American adults surveyed on use of torture against suspected terrorists
  • 54% of those who go to services at least once a week say it's often or sometimes OK
  • In survey, people unaffiliated with any religious group were least likely to back torture
  • President of National Association of Evangelicals yet to comment on survey

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

in my next life...

so i was reading Wired last night and thinking, 'gee whiz. i sure wish i was smart. i wanna be a superscientist in my next life.'

then i watched this and changed my mind.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Super Serious Update/NY recap.

Guys! We just found out that the Melrose Mac Contest ends tonight at midnight. So, if you haven't voted, pretty please go here and do so. #7 So Close. As I said on the facebook: everyone who votes for Rob and causes him to win will be remembered by us when Rob is rich and famous. If he doesn't win, we'll still love you for trying.

In other news, Rob and I just got back from a totally crazy, super fun, little bit soggy trip to the Big Apple. Rob had some work to do at the Nettwerk office and I had a generous dad with extra skymiles and some time to kill. Here's what we did:
  • Spent some time at Rockefeller Center with a hoarde of teenaged, mustachioed (even the ladies) Portuguese tourists.
  • Listened to an organ recital at St. Patrick's Cathedral after lighting a candle for St. Jude on behalf of my lost-cause older brother (bless you, Cliffy).
  • Explored the eclectic shops in SoHo. And by shops I mean toy stores. Because we are children.
  • Hit up Dylan's Candy Bar on the Upper East Side. (They gots candy in the floors!)
  • Had dinner on the Upper West Side at City Grill with Nick, followed by dessert featuring special guest star, the best brownie sundae ever.
  • Got caught in the freezing rain on Canal St.
  • Saw 'The Great Buck Howard.'
  • Ate delicious pizza in the East Village at a place called Bite Me Best.
  • Went to the airport only to be delayed, delayed again, then bumped from our flight.
  • Called every hotel in our price range to stay for the next two nights until the next available flight back to LA.
  • Split a cab back to Brooklyn with an Army Dentist named Owen.
  • Had matzoh ball soup and a pastrami sandwich at Katz's Deli.
  • Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Went back to the airport, only to be turned away again.
  • Finally got back to LA on Sunday afternoon.
Here are some pictures:

Top of the Rock


Brooklyn Bridge



The moral of the story is: never fly Delta. That, and if you have to pee before a 5 1/2 hour flight, you'd better just do it.

And the MasterCard price breakdown for the 2009 NYC Adventure is...

Two pounds of goodies from Dylan's—$20
Four days worth of Metro and Air Train cards—$50
One unexpected night's stay at the Brooklyn Marriott—$240
The chance to see the handiwork of New York's finest smart ass on this billboard in the subway...


Priceless.