Month: January 2006

Misc. Leno

From last night:

In a stunning loss “Brokeback Mountain did not win a single SAG award last night. Those two guys really got shafted. Someone really stuck it to them didn’t they?

Everybody is still talking about Kobe Bryant’s 81 points. Kobe was asked if this will hurt his relationship with the other Lakers? Kobe said, there are other Lakers?

The Mexican government has begun issuing maps to people who want to cross the border into the U.S. Do they really need a map? All you have to do is follow the person in line ahead of you.

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Two ID Cards

GK Chesterton once said that some things can’t be reasoned with. Instead, you simply have to stomp on them with your heel. I say a similar thing: You can’t reason about some things. You just have to vomit on them. From Britain:

Transsexuals who have yet to have a sex-change operation will be entitled to two ID cards, Home Office Minister Lady Scotland of Asthal has said.

One would be in their gender at birth and the other in their legally-acquired “gender of designation”.

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The Science of Polling

You need any more proof that people lie in polls, and they’re often meaningless?

What appears to be a first leading up to Super Bowl XL is that the most popular snacks millions will munch in front of television are now vegetables.

The news came from market researchers, the NPD Group, who said vegetables were eaten at nearly 30 percent of all dinners on Super Bowl Sunday for the last five years, beating out potatoes, sandwiches, salads, salty snacks, and even the venerable pizza and chicken wings.

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Polyamory Society

The Polyamory Society homepage.

Polyamory is the nonpossessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultanously. Polyamory emphasizes consciously choosing how many partners one wishes to be involved with rather than accepting social norms which dictate loving only one person at a time. Polyamory is an umbrella term which integrates traditional mutipartner relationship terms with more evolved egalitarian terms. Polyamory embraces sexual equality and all sexual orientations towards an expanded circle of spousal intimacy and love. Polyamory is from the root words Poly meaning many and Amour meaning love hence “many loves” or Polyamory.

All sorts of good resources, like this “Relationship Agreement.” It’s so loving and open that it’s not even legally enforceable. How (feel) good … Read the rest