Tuesday, May 11, 2004

General News and Grumbling

And now for your random news, in brief:

--"Happy f-ing Birthday, mate": Yesterday was the birthday of Mr. Paul Hewson, known by fans worldwide as Bono of U2. Rock on. He turned 44.

--"More Dramatic Pictures from Iraq": Here are some photos that the mass media outlets are hesitant to show the American public. Proceed with caution.

--"Why didn't you call me?": Look for the sequel to 1995's "Before Sunrise" to come out this July, in limited release (initially). The follow-up, "Before Sunset", will again star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, and will take place in the present day (i.e. nine years after the first film). The film was shot over 15 days, in Paris, and was directed by Richard Linklater, who helmed the original. Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy co-wrote the script. You can check out the trailer here.

--An Answer to the Question: Concerning last week's dilemma. Turns out the event was cancelled by the parties involved, leaving the question null and void. A pity, though. An answer would have been good.

--So predictable it's scary: The Cubbies gave me a scare for the past two weeks, going 5-5 in their last ten games. And while they are still above .500 and still in second place in the tightest division in baseball, they look like their starting to stall out already, while the Astros seem to be on a roll. It's too early to crap out, guys. Let's step it up.

--I say let's give him the electric chair: German authorities recently caught the kid who spread the "Sasser" worm worldwide. The seventeen-year-old claims he was trying to help his mom out, who is apparently a struggling computer repair tech. As a victim of this worm (which practically shut down whole sections of the hospital's computer system), I have no sympathy for the punk. I think that vicious computer crime should be punished more severely. Give these kids something to worry about, if they get caught.

--I'll be making the trek up IH-45 in eight days. It's odd how excited you can get about driving eight hours to stay in a small town for a week. Guess it must be all the people I love who may actually be excited to see me.

That's your news. Now we'll check on weather with our cutting-edge Weather tracking system.

... (sticks head out window)...

It was hot this morning, with 100% humidity. Now it's raining. Once the rain clears, it will again be hot with 100% humidity. It's friggin Houston, what do you expect.


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