Monday, October 25, 2004

DataWhat Psychic Hotline 

PJ and I have made some pre-election week predictions:

I think on Wednesday, there will be some sort of major evacuation in New York City, causing the Terror Alert to be elevated to Orange.
Probably some kind of media outlet: Major newspaper, TV station, popular magazine, something like that.
I'm thinking some sort of chemical weapon scare, like Anthrax in an envelope or something like that, but I'm also getting a strong sense of "undesclosed terrorist activity" which would do the trick just as easily.
I'm partial to this idea because it would get instant media coverage, bring 9/11 instantly to mind, and do the job of scaring the American public into electing George Bush (legitimately this time).

PJ thinks that on Thursday, there will be some sort of scare in a public school or polling place, causing the Terror Alert to be elevated to Orange.
She was voting for "undesclosed terrorist activity" as the reported cause.
This is also a pretty viable option, since this could keep people out of the polls.

I guess my earlier prediction of the Bush Administration pulling Osama Bin Ladin out of a spider hole in October may have passed us by, but keep in mind: If we keep guessing, sooner or later we might be right!


Footage of Ashlee Simpson performing career suicide:

on a monday...

Singer Ashlee Simpson left the "live" out of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend in an aborted performance that culminated with the singer scrambling offstage after viewers heard her recorded voice -- singing the wrong song -- while her actual mouth stayed shut.

After first playing "Pieces of Me," the sister of singer Jessica returned later in the show to perform "Autobiography." But the sound engineers responsible for providing the music part of the performance mistakenly piped in "Pieces" again, and Simpson and her quote-fingers band fidgeted uncomfortably while the canned band played on (complete with the singer's recorded vocals). After just 35 seconds -- and an impromptu hoedown dance -- Ashlee scampered off, abandoning her band onstage.

On Sunday, her record company, Geffen, blamed "a computer glitch," but reaction on the singer's Web site was swift and judgmental. "Finally, you're exposed for the fraud that you are," wrote drdrewby. "You have cheated your fans and people who actually thought that you had a lick of talent."

Added CowboyJeff99: "I knew she sounded like crap live, so I was 'wondering' what was going on when her voice sounded like the radio edit."

But the principals involved shrugged it off. "What can I say, folks -- live TV!" host Jude Law gamely offered in the show's goodbye, as Simpson bravely laid the blame at the feet of her band: "[They] started playing the wrong song!"

The best is Jude Law's face on that "SNL will be right back" graphic at the "Oh My God. Did you just see that?"

A quote from a Lucky magazine interview where she was asked about lip-synching:
"I'm totally against it and offended by it," she said. "I'm going out to let my real talent show, not to just stand there and dance around. Personally, I'd never lip-synch. It's just not me."

Apparently her Dad blames heartburn.
That's cool. It makes my stomach hurt too.


Maeve found this story about a lady who broke into a house, started remodelling and changed some of the utilities into her name.
Kinda like "Trading Spaces"...but more like "Taking Places" I guess.


What's that? Futurama' David X. Cohen and Ice Cube? Together at last?
Ice Cube & David Cohen, creator of the animated series "Futurama," have teamed up to create a half-hour animated comedy about an early 80's Hip-Hop group. "Grandmaster Freak & the Furious 15" details the exploits of a rap crew in Englewood, New Jersey & their leader, 17-year-old high school student, Grandmaster Freak.


A guy sticks his head into a barber shop and asks,

"How long before I can get a haircut?"

The barber looks around the shop and says, "About 2 hours." The guy leaves.

A few days later the same guy sticks his head in the door and asks, 'How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around at the shop full of customers and says,
"About 3 hours." The guy leaves.

A week later the same guy sticks his head in the shop and asks,

"How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around the shop and says, "About an hour and a half." The guy leaves.

The barber who is intrigued by this time, looks over at a friend in the shop and says, "Hey, Bill. Follow that guy and see where he goes."

A little while later, Bill comes back into the shop, laughing hysterically. The barber asks, "Bill, where did he go when he left here?"

Bill looks up, tears in his eyes and says,
"Your house."


Our Man in Guatemala:
Maybe a bit stuffy for datawhat...but check this out:

University of Maryland did a study to capture the world view of supporters of Bush and Kerry on issues such as Iraq, WMD, world wide perceptions of the U.S, Kyoto treaty and tons of other stuff...

Study shows that all the way down the line Bush supporters overwhelmingly hold beliefs wildly divergent from reality.

Nice to see science confirming what we all suspected.

Hi Ashlee!!! Hiiiii!!!
Don't Forget My Numbah!
nice o.g. AMG image...

Thanks Gerard
Thanks David
Thanks Maeve
Thanks Dan
Thanks Perfesser

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