Archive for November, 2008

Another reason to be a proud resident of Long Island

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Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2008 at 3:28 pm.

Because we are classy people:

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/nassau/ny-limart1129,0,167903.story

This poor sap not only had the job of being the guy who greets you when you walk into the  store, but of getting killed when the crowd literally broke the doors down at opening.

After announcements were made to customers to stop and exit the store after the trampling, most people kept shopping.  Sure gives you new faith in your fellow human being.

Happy Thanksgiving!

GH gone viral

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Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2008 at 3:46 am.

Vishal actually posted this a few days ago, but I deleted it because he posted a bunch of other things the same day. I also found it previously and was going to put it up, but forgot about it until now.

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Nationwide Rickroll at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Rick Astley Himself (His First)

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Posted on Thursday, November 27th, 2008 at 3:02 pm.

Yes, if you were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you should have noticed that Foster’s (I believe) pulled a Rickroll, obviously staged, on the audience. The announcers and NBC were in on it, and it’s the first time Rick Astley has actually participated in one.

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I Kind of Wonder What to Think About This.

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Posted on Thursday, November 27th, 2008 at 2:32 pm.

*http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f7/i-got-married-last-weekend-pics-877461/

I’m sure some of you may have seen this thread by now; it’s been making the rounds around the internet over the last ten or so days, the thread has had thousands of viewers at any given time, and it’s been linked to multiple other widely viewed forums.

At first, I was like “lulz epic troll”, then I was like “well those pics are real even if the poster is just trolling with them;” and finally after a couple dozen pages of the responses, I kind of just hope they never see it although they probably have some idea of what’s going on…; when your MySpace page gets tens of thousands of views and you change it to private, you must have some idea of what’s going on…

Crafty Bastards

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Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at 10:18 pm.

As an added motivation to find employment, I swore off using Facebook. (Sadly it has been replaced with online dating sites.) My logic was based in the fact that Facebook is especially depressing after you graduate. Pictures of parties you weren’t at, notifications of who’s changed to be a lesbian and the always inspiring wall posts with the insipid LOL. It has been two weeks since I last touched the sweet nectar. And then tonight, I got this email:

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Dubai Drowning in Debt: Chickens Come Home to Roost for Dubai's Debt Financed Property Boom

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Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 at 7:03 pm.

I know there was a blog entry about Dubai’s building boom earlier in the year from Kevin:

http://www.softpillowcase.com/?p=158

Now, however, the boom has been exposed as something of a bubble of sorts, which has saddled most of Dubai’s real estate companies with mountains of debt and threatens the emirate’s viability as well as the current structure of the UAE. The housing bubble has burst around the world and especially in the areas which experienced the largest part of the boom such as Dubai, London, California, and Florida. Dubai’s main problem is that it’s economy hasn’t been diversified (as I covered tangentially in a reply to that blog post) and as such they far and away the most exposed to the housing bust since their boom has been entirely debt financed.

For those of you who don’t know about the UAE’s current structure; it is a loose confederation of 7 states. Think of a system closer to the EU or under the original Articles of Confederation of the US as opposed to the current US Constitutional government.

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Memories

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Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 at 12:03 am.