Friday, October 28, 2005

Sulu is gay!

I was reading CNN.com this morning, and you know what grabbed my attention? The impending indictment of Scooter Libby? Anti-Israel demonstrations in Iran? Tropical storm Beta approaching hurricane status? No, it was this: George Takei is gay.

Well good for him! I'm glad he felt secure enough to come out of the closet after all these years!

But come on, CNN, of all the pictures you could possibly have chosen to accompany the story, you chose this one?

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Meanwhile, back at the Mineshaft . . .

Over at Unfogged, everyone is engaged in a very earnest discussion of food and recipies. I don't want to spoil the party, so I won't stink up that joint by responding to the question "What should FL eat?" with a link to eathufu.com. Hell, I won't even respond to bostoniangirl's begging-to-be-innuendoed comment about not having a slotted spoon anymore. See, I can master temptation! Even the Alter Ego has a modicum of self-discipline!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Compare and Contrast

Here are the opening paragraphs of an article from St. Louis Commerce magazine entitled "Cyberspace CEO", proudly posted on the SAVVIS website:

Rob McCormick swivels in his office chair, pulls two bottled waters from a small fridge and hands one across his desk to a visitor. There’s nothing ostentatious about him or his office, but there is an energy you can feel in this CEO and in his company SAVVIS, headquartered in Town and Country.

Unlike most CEOs, McCormick doesn’t have a corner office. He sits in a converted storage area that now has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking two stories of flat screen displays and rows of computer monitors that make up SAVVIS’ St. Louis Global Operations Center (one of three, the others are in the UK and Singapore).
And here are the opening paragraphs of a story on CNN.com:

NEW YORK (AP) -- American Express is suing the CEO of a communications company for payment of $241,000 worth of disputed credit card charges at a Manhattan topless club.

American Express says in papers filed in state court that Savvis Inc. chief executive officer Robert A. McCormick was in the club Scores in October 2003 with at least three other men.

After McCormick got the $241,000 corporate credit card bill, Savvis called American Express and complained that some of the charges were fraudulent, the lawsuit says. The communications company said its chief disputed all but about $20,000, according to the lawsuit.

Soap Opera Update

In case anyone is following the story of Mr. & Mrs. Ego, well, believe it or not they are actually making significant progress at working out all the shit they have to work out. Will wonders never cease? Once again, the judgement of the Ego proves superior to that of the Alter Ego.

I still think my blog is more fun than his, though.

Friday, October 14, 2005

What are those kids up to?

From deep in the Mineshaft, apostropher points out the most exquisite example of generation-gap-cluelessness ever documented.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

ATM

When I encounter the letters ATM and my brain begins to decipher their meaning, there are three distinct phrases that spring to my mind. And it is with an odd mix of shame and self-acceptance that I realize that the meaning that the vast majority of Americans would assign to those letters is #3 on my list, and that #1 and #2 on my personal list are too raunchy and/or obscure to appear on this list.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Update, for the curious.

Inquiring minds may be interested to know that the Ego did not take my advice. He is much more of an optimist than I am. So he and Mrs. Ego are still together. All in all, I guess it's a good thing that the he is the Ego and I am just the Alter Ego. But man-oh-man, he and she have some serious shit to work through. And to be fair to her, she is not the only crazy one in the relationship. Hell, the existence of this blog, complete with the whole "Alter Ego" pretense, should be evidence enough of that.

But enough about that, already. How 'bout them Sox?

Wise beyond their years.

Here are some valuable insights by kids aged 7-10 on the subject of marriage. Ah, if I knew then what they know now . . .