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Sunday, August 29, 2004

Sunday Night @ the Movies

Saw "Garden State" tonight...was quite impressed. Natalie Portman's character reminded me of "Beautiful Girls" (another favorite). Great music, too -- The Shins, Thievery, Coldplay, Frou Frou. 'Twas time well spent on a Sunday night.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Mork Plays Bimbos


Experienced another first last night -- a Robin Williams live comedy show, at one of my favorite SF venues (Bimbo's). He was an absolute riot. The show was called "Working on New Material." He owned the stage for nearly two hours, covering a wide range of topics including the Olympics, politics, and every imaginable racial stereotype. He wrapped up by calling out to the audience, "What do you want to talk about?" What followed was improv at its best. He riffed about Burning Man, In and Out, and reality TV (he had never heard of this one!). Of course, there's always one sucker that comes in late, takes a seat near the front and gets called out by the performer. Last night, Robin berated some innocent guy,then said, "oh, it's OK...you already have your Google stock options!"

Friday, August 27, 2004

4 Years!

Just not sure where all the time went...but last night, LB and I celebrated our 4 yr. wedding anniversary.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Take a Shower, Chicago!

This is disgusting. Dave Matthews should pick up the city's water bill for the month of August, so residents can take long showers.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Tunnel Vision



I find it hugely amusing that 1.) CNBC takes a break from normally scheduled financial programming each afternoon to broadcast Olympic action, and 2.) they ONLY show boxing! I've never seen any other coverage from Athens on this channel.

Their demo must be mostly male traders, at happy hour after the market closed.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Google Doodle Scandal?


This is hilarious! I remember seeing a similar message when we celebrated Michelangelo's birthday on March 6 last year. The complete archive of DH's great work is here.


Zzzzzzz...

My recent "24 hour NY Marathon" experience left me in this state .

(I'm flying on a Gulfstream IV...check out those passenger windows!)

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Ohmigod!


Sunday, August 15, 2004

In Memory of Stefan Bloomfield



Cancer took a dear family friend last night. Stef and Molly have been in my family's life for more than 30 years. From pre-school to bar/bat mitzvahs, to high school and college graduations, to weddings, to Thanksgiving on the Oregon coast. I grew up sharing nearly every memorable occassion with the Bloomfield family. You'll be missed, Stef...

"Kaze Wo Atsumete..."

The web is so amazing. Just stumbled across English lyrics for one of my favorite songs on the "Lost in Translation" soundtrack (by the Japanese band "Happy End").

Brief history of this cool JPOP band...

1970
Happy End released debut album. This was the first experiment to combine Japanese serious lyric with sophisticated rock rhythm. They were heavily influenced by Buffalo Springfield, The Band, James Taylor. Basist HOSONO Haruomi formed Caramel Mama, drummer MATSUMOTO Takashi became top selling lyrisist after the band split.

Riding Giants

Saw this movie last night...great fun! Amazing cinematography and a darn good soundtrack, too (also selected by Stacy Peralta). Musical highlight -- The Waterboy's "This is the Sea." Laird Hamilton is the best the world has ever seen...

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Googling in Cairo

The intersection of the Google brand and a Cairo cybercafe (alternate view)...

Larry and Sergey, Unmasked!



A candid conversation with America's newest billionaires, about their oddball company, how they tamed the web and why their motto is "Don't Be Evil."
September 2004 issue


Monday, August 09, 2004

250 GB of "Wild Boys"

I acquired a very cool new toy last week...Chris and Steve-O's latest stunts, 24 x 7.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Corporate Partay Smack Talk

Just discovered that Yahoo! is hand-manipulating their search results to remind us that we ran out of beer earlier this week @ The Google Dance (a 2,000 person party we throw each year in conjunction with the Search Engine Strategies conference)!


(band = Ozomatli)

More Google Dance pictures: 2004, 2003, 2002

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Get Well Soon...



Steve Jobs just announced he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer, called islet cell neuroendocrine tumor. The surgery went well and he should be back at 1 Infinite Loop in September.

He sent this note to Apple employees...(thanks for the Google mention!)

The far more common form of pancreatic cancer is called adenocarcinoma, which is currently not curable and usually carries a life expectancy of around one year after diagnosis. I mention this because when one hears "pancreatic cancer" (or Googles it), one immediately encounters this far more common and deadly form, which, thank god, is not what I had.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Monday, August 02, 2004

Look Familiar?

Word has it that Mark Cuban is behind this.

"Watch Out Google, Here We Come!"

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Disco Rice?

"Disco Rice" and other terms frequently used by the 6,200 NY Sanitation workers explained here.

You may notice them in their sweaty haul from curb to truck, but understanding what they say is a different matter. That's because the insular subculture of this thankless job requires a lingo almost as funky as the work itself.