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To anyone who clicked on the link to ‘Guy breaks up to his girlfriend via PowerPoint’ after about 1 pm today I apologize for what you saw. Apparently the person whose website this was hosted at was not entirely happy with all the publicity and decided to put a very lewd picture up. It was not a pleasant sight, which I found out when I tried to show the site to my sister (to which she responded “I’m gonna vomit” over and over again). Unfortunately, the bookmarks on the right side of my site are an RSS feed of my del.icio.us bookmarks posted with javascript. This means that I have to wait until the javascript refreshes the feed for the link to go away. If you’re reading this and you still see the link, consider yourself warned. If you missed the photo, consider yourself lucky and if I find another link to the PowerPoint presentation I will post it, because it was very funny. Also, I apologize for being so slow on the posts this week, for whatever reason I was feeling fairly unmotivated over the last five days and just haven’t gotten around to doing much of anything. As an apology, here are a couple links to keep you busy (as usual all during the week I was keeping my del.icio.us bookmarks updated).

Since 1980 the President has been correctly predicted by whose Halloween mask sold better.

Signs you may be a hipster.

New York Times editorial looking at the speech styles of Bush vs. Kerry. This is worth reading, Kerry is putting himself in a dangerous position by taking a pretentious approach.

Transcript from Jon Stewart on the O’Reilly Factor.

Upcoming.org is a social calendar. You can subscribe to an RSS feed for your area and then add events and see who else is going. It’s a cool concept that I need to play around with more to decide if it’s actually useful.

September 24, 2004