6. July, 2002 - Post-ballgame
- Talked to my neighbor Larry (across the street) last night. He wasn't especially hip to the impromptu fireworks display last night at 3am, either. But apparently John from the next block is the real hero, because he walked over and told the people who were making the noise to cut it the hell out. Me, I was too lazy/tired to get dressed to go yell at people and just called 911. The cops apparently never showed. There's a shocker.
- Actually met Scott McGerik at last night's Saints game. He seems like a pretty reasonable sort of folk. And if you're in Minneapolis and haven't checked out Scott's Local Interest Section, you probably should. He's putting together restaurant reviews of locally-owned places, and it's already a big list. But maybe you could add one (I know I could... if I put in the effort). I keep thinking that Scott and I should collaborate on the smoker's guide (which is also useful for non-smokers), since it would be a pretty good fit, but I just don't think I have the time to take on yet another project at the moment, and I never quite finished up all the code that needs to be written for the guide.
- Wanna live on a Really Big Boat? The Freedom Ship looks like a pretty cool place to live. The only downside is that they're not pushing the envelope and trying to declare themselves a nation.
- Schell's eyes buying Grain Belt beer. No word on whether they'd consider saving Pig's Eye, but I doubt they will. [strib]
- In Dave Winer's review of Minority Report, Dave grumps about the commercials that show before movies. That's part of the reason I don't see movies in theaters anymore (the other part is that at 195cm tall, I fit poorly in their seats). Hell, it's seldom worth even $5 to see a cheap matinee in the atmosphere provided in most theaters. I'd rather wait a few months and buy the DVD and watch it at home. Which way makes more money for the studios, I wonder? I suspect they get richer from me buying the DVD, but I don't know for sure. It's definitely a much more pleasant experience on my end when I buy the DVD and sit and home to watch a movie. [scripting]
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