Thursday, October 23, 2003

Apparently, the word "lacrosse" has a whole new meaning in Quebec. So when all these atheltes say they got their reflexes from playing lacrosse, just what did they mean...?

GM Drops Risque-Named Buick Car in Quebec

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Apparently, the dweebs in Washington have nothing better to do with their time.
Lawmaker Wants 'French' Back in Fries

Like the French give a 'merde' about what we call "pommes frites". What's next, open a Disneyland near Paris? Oh, yeah - did that already

Friday, September 12, 2003

Ahh...for want of a stamp. Another one for the "Stupid Crook File", or in this case, "Stupid Con File"...

Man's Plans for Alibi Foiled by Mail

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Saw a troubling story on the web today. Seems a judge has ok'd a set of lawsuits to go forward regarding the 9/11 attacks. The lawsuits allege that the airlines and the NY/NJ Port Authority were negligent in not preventing the attacks. (see Story: Judge Allows 9/11 Suits Against Airlines

As far as I can make out, the basis of the claim is that the airlines and the Port Authority should have been able to foresee and prevent an attack by 20 hijackers on different airlines from different airports with unknown targets. Somehow, they should have been able to stop a plane from flying into the WTC.

I understand grief, and the desire for restitution of some kind, but this is not the way to go. The airlines have already been hit hard, now the lawsuits threaten to damage them further. The Port Authority lost good men and women trying to save lives, and they're going to be sued for not being clairvoyant.

To me, this smacks heavily of lawyers. But even so, it just doesn't make sense. They want money for some type of compensation? The average payout from the 911 federal victims compensation fund is $1.5 million. So if they're suing for more, it's because they think they'll get it.

I'm all for folks getting help because of the loss of a loved one. But it hurts me to see that someone thinks they should punish the airlines and the Port Authority for this tragedy.

Friday, August 29, 2003

OK, I'm not positive this story is true, but it did come from AP. The victim's first name says it all...

Excite News - Cambodian Dies After Attack on Testicles
OK, things seem to be working a bit weird. So I'll use that to explain the lengthy hiatus. What, you're not buying it? That's OK, it was only a cover anyway.

This have been busy - really busy - and getting busier. On the one had, there's the aforementioned bambino (See my other blog for details). It's also the beginning of trade show season for me. Chicago three weeks ago, Indianapolis next week, Phoenix and Vegas two weeks later.

But otherwise, things are good. Maybe I'll find more time to blog when I'm on the road.