tacocat is a palindrome

splendid…im sure sami and carrie would be pleased to wear this costume around the house. for those of you raised in substandard homes, a palindrome is a word that is spelled the same forwards and backwards, like ‘tacocat’ or ‘racecar’.

here’s a list of some other palindromic words [wikipedia]

slow to start the week links

don’t start working until you get a chance to browse around on monday morning. here’s a couple suggestions:

-interesting story about craft beers. i think it would be pretty sweet to be brew your own beer at home [time]

-esquire’s list of 75 things to do before you die, from a male point of view. i have about, oh, 71 to go [esquire]

-excellent site to meet zombies that share your similar interests [zombieharmony]

-random ‘best of craigslist’ ad. i browse craigslist while on the can at work because it’s one of the few sites that is speedy enough to enjoy on my slow EDGE network blackberry curve. i’m trying to get the blackberry bold or an iphone, then maybe i won’t browse CL so much [craigslist]

-be careful about posting stuff on your social networking page [mercury news]

…and for the work people

list of french swear words that you can pepper your emails and phone calls with [youswear]

happy birthday socram!

as if his legs weren’t big enough already, gma and gpa doyle sprung for a bike for marcos to ride around. i blame riding bikes for my big legs but i suppose that being nearly impossible to tip over is a benefit that most others don’t get to enjoy. there’s positive in nearly every situation.

we’re going to have a small bowling party tomorrow for him. he went with aunt liz and jacqui one time to do glow-in-the-dark bumper bowling and we were told that he was most delighted.

why do we even work on fridays?

i heard that one local company was going to propose going to a 4-day work week, to save everyone gas driving in on that 5th day. each workday would be extended to 10 hours, but i think that’s manageable knowing everyone will be getting friday or monday off. we work 8 hours already, what’s a couple more hours? just more personal web browsing of celeb blog sites and digg/reddit.

anyway, here’s some ed-filtered news to hopefully push you closer to the weekend.

-cellphone enabled application will be able to tell you when a parking spot opens up on sf city streets. 6000 of 24000 parking spots in downtown sf will be fitted with sensors that can tell you when they open up. no more driving around the block 20 times waiting for someone to move [ny times]

-i doubt its as bad as girls make it out to be in the first place, but these are things you can try to make it sweeter [bbc.co.uk]

-this about sums it up between males and females [funnyme]

-cameras on streets and in buildings use infrared to be able to see at night. you can easily defeat that by wearing a special LED headband that is invisible to regular people but will blot your face out for those cameras [wired]

-thepiratebay is a place to get lots of software, music and porn. it’s based in sweden so it’s outside the reach of us copyright laws. they post pretty much all their legal threats here. it’s hilarious to read these damn lawyers’ threats. they’re all worthless and seemingly out of touch with international law on these issues. here’s an example – dreamworks writes in with a legal complaint about them redistributing shrek on their site. here’s their response:

As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe. Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here. For your information, no Swedish law is being violated.


It is the opinion of us and our lawyers that you are ……. morons, and that you should please go sodomize yourself with retractable batons.

anyway, the responses are the best. seems like all these people filing complaints are just billing the clients time and not even properly assessing the merits of each case [thepiratebay]

-middle school in philly area locked down after a ninja is spotted in the nearby woods [phillyburbs]

and the icing on the cake – new order’s regret video.

marcos watching star wars

so, if you have been around marcos, you know that he’s a tornado around the house. return of the jedi came on the hd and it caught his attention. he sat down and started asking questions about what he was seeing – jabba the hut, tatooine, lightsabers, etc. i was both impressed and reassured – impressed because he actually seemed interested in what was happening on-screen with the look on his face and also reassured that he was going to grow up with a slight sci-fi edge about him (something that no doubt has propelled his father to modest success in his life).

he seemed to like chewbacca the most, obviously with his hairy body and weird assortment of noises that he makes. there’s probably a slight resemblance to daddy in the mornings.

i know you like that chewie calf tat. i’m going to go on a limb and say the guy who got this tattoo has probably been the subject of some chewbacca-type jokes considering how much body hair he has.