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  • Caption Bush (Born to Be Wild?)(vanity)

    08/17/2006 12:44:27 PM PDT · by itsamelman · 89 replies · 3,062+ views
    MSNBC ^ | vanity
    President Bush, in York, Penn., gets on a motorcycle during a tour of the Harley-Davidson vehicle operations plant. At right is roll test operator Joel Toner.
  • Military Helicopters (NOT Black) Over SoCal - San Gabriel Valley (Vanity)

    03/21/2005 8:51:09 PM PST · by itsamelman · 23 replies · 446+ views
    me | 5/21/05 | It's a melman (me)
    Okay, anyone else see/hear all the miltary helicopters over the San Gabriel Valley this afternoon and evening. They're not black and I'm relatively sober. Four flew over my truck at about 300 or 400 ft on the 10 FWY at about 4:00 p.m. today (heading west). Rattled my truck at 70 MPH. Looked like two Chinooks(?) and two smaller, single-rotor ones (sorry, I'm not a rotorhead). Since then they've been back and forth, east and west across the Valley rattling the it's-a-melman estate in Glendora. Anyone have any idea what's up?
  • NY Punk Venue CBGB Faces Closure Over Unpaid Rent

    03/08/2005 6:36:50 AM PST · by itsamelman · 48 replies · 1,160+ views
    Reuters via yahoo ^ | Mon Mar 7, 4:20 PM ET
    NY Punk Venue CBGB Faces Closure Over Unpaid Rent Mon Mar 7, 4:20 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's legendary rock club CBGB, which helped launch everybody from Blondie to the Ramones, faces closure if it does not resolve a dispute over unpaid rent with the homeless charity that owns the building. AP Photo   Club owner Hilly Kristal said the dispute dated from 2001, when the landlord presented a $300,000 bill for unpaid rent. Though most of that has now been repaid, the club was handed another bill earlier this year for $76,000 which CBGB has...
  • The Pathology of the Left

    02/25/2005 11:13:54 AM PST · by itsamelman · 6 replies · 569+ views
    Federalist Patriot Newsletter | February 25, 2005
    Top of the fold -- Pathology of the Left...In 2003 the American Psychological Association printed a study by a few academicians from Cal-Berkeley and the University of (the People's Republic of) Maryland. The study, entitled "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition," purported to have identified some determinants that are common to those holding a "conservative" worldview.As one reads the report, it becomes readily apparent that their "norm" -- that is, their control group -- was somewhere to the left of SanFranNan Pelosi and her Ya Ya sisters, Babs Boxer and Di Feinstein -- but then, what are we to expect...
  • Mozilla (Firefox & thunderbird) Vulnerabilities Identified

    01/06/2005 11:10:03 AM PST · by itsamelman · 7 replies · 395+ views
    Infoworld ^ | Jan. 6, 2005 | Matthew Broersma, Techworld
    Mozilla vulnerabilities identified Most serious bug affects all versions of Mozilla prior to 1.7.5 and could result in system crash By Matthew Broersma, Techworld January 06, 2005 Users of the Mozilla and Firefox browsers and the Thunderbird e-mail client may be vulnerable to flaws that could allow an attacker to spy on or take over a system, according to security researchers. The most serious bug affects all versions of Mozilla earlier than 1.7.5, and could result in a system crash or the execution of malicious code, the Mozilla Project said. A boundary error in the way Mozilla handles "news://" addresses...
  • Brits Pick Best Music Acts of Past Decades

    11/12/2004 9:35:34 AM PST · by itsamelman · 159 replies · 2,835+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/12/2004 11:42 AM
    Robbie Williams , Michael Jackson , Queen, The Rolling Stones and Cliff Richard have been chosen by the British public as the best music acts of the past five decades. The musicians, each representing a decade in the last half of the 20th century, were inducted into Britain's first music hall of fame along with honorary members Madonna , Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, U2 and The Beatles at a ceremony in London. The honorees were selected by a public vote by Channel 4 television, which invented the British hall of fame. So far, there's no building. Williams, 30, won the...
  • Guitar World Names 100 Worst Riffs, Solos

    10/08/2004 11:12:21 AM PDT · by itsamelman · 248 replies · 5,412+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/08/2004 11:12 AM
    Guitar World Names 100 Worst Riffs, Solos (AP, 10/08/2004 11:12 AM) He may be known for his over-the-top antics but Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille has another claim to fame: his "Guitar Solo" has been named the worst of all time by Guitar World magazine. The magazine selected the "100 Worst Riffs, Licks & Solos of All Time," identifying ones that are "lazy," "boring," "just plain stoopid," or "involve C.C. Deville." The list includes songs by David Bowie , Def Leppard, Metallica , Green Day, B.B. King, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith and The Strokes, among others. Many are guitar...
  • Police: terror cell had smoke detectors

    10/07/2004 1:48:16 PM PDT · by itsamelman · 21 replies · 429+ views
    UPI ^ | October 3, 2004 Sunday 21:03 PM Eastern Time
    Police: terror cell had smoke detectors LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) British authorities have said they believe suspected Islamic terrorists were harvesting radioactive materials from household smoke detectors. Time magazine reported that following the arrest of a suspected terror cell in August, British police discovered large amounts of smoke detectors that contain small amounts of americium-241. They believe the group planned to use the radioactive element to construct a primitive dirty bomb. U.S. officials have said it's extremely unlikely that enough americium could be harvested from smoke detectors to create a device potent enough to inflict radiation sickness, let alone kill...
  • Tom Morello Rages Against Bush, Republicans

    08/31/2004 11:37:37 AM PDT · by itsamelman · 61 replies · 1,639+ views
    Reuters/Billboard ^ | Mon Aug 30, 2004 07:06 PM ET | John Benson
    Tom Morello Rages Against Bush, Republicans Mon Aug 30, 2004 07:06 PM ET By John Benson CLEVELAND (Billboard) - Billed as the Nightwatchman, Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello is taking his acoustic guitar, three chords and the truth on the road this fall for more than half of the 20-date Rock Against Bush tour, which features such punk acts as Anti-Flag, Midtown and Mike Park. "I've been rocking against Bush for quite some time," Morello told "I'm good friends with Anti-Flag, as well as a fan of PunkVoter, which is the sponsor of the tour. I wanted to do my...
  • Caption McAuliffe & Richardson at DNC (Siamese Twins Alert)

    07/26/2004 2:42:05 PM PDT · by itsamelman · 10 replies · 589+ views

    06/28/2004 7:16:42 AM PDT · by itsamelman · 14 replies · 271+ views ^ | 6/28/04 | Binyamin L. Jolkovsky
    Believe it or not, in the last sentence of his bestseller's acknowledgements, the guy who would never 'fess up without qualifiers declares outright that none of his friends and family "are responsible for the failure of my life." "It's a typo," an Alfred A. Knopf PR flack told the New York Sun.
  • Need help replying to e-mail (Gun Control Argument; Vanity)

    04/22/2004 11:58:06 AM PDT · by itsamelman · 31 replies · 125+ views
    RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL TODAY: Praise St. Charlton and Pass the Ammunition: April 20th came and went without much noise this year. You know, Hitler's birthday, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the Littleton massacre-all days associated with April 20th. These last two incidents made me think about all the debate about where we're headed as a nation. And how the debate has stopped after the news value of those incidents faded. After the Littleton massacre, gun control was a hot topic again, and heats up every now and again. Especially when children are involved as either victim or perpetrator. But...