The Cynic
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Friday, May 13, 2005

Weekender...

Ahh just a few more hours at the condo here in West Palm before I go home to my life of slavery to the man and a nice WiFi connection (c'mon dad, please get back in the game).

This was definitely a bad weekend to head out of town because so much happened and I was getting so many page hits (including Ken Layne of SPLOID!, hey Ken, any chance of pushing an idea to Nick Denton for me?, I could use the $2,500/month). But I'm leaving this open thread for discussion and I'll be back in full force next week.

New XBox: Yeah baby! Apparently this puppy is gonna be wireless too (!!!). It'll have a full media player system, DVD compitable out the box, a few USB cables for digital photos, crazy gaming for live gamers. Basically it's my Christmas gift and the important people know this. So my goal between now and then is to beat Halo 2 and beat GTA: San Andreas (already given up on Vice City). However, if the new system isn't backwards compatible, that would suck. Not enough to where I'm not buying it, but it would suck.

New XBox Backward Compatible? Microsoft Won't Say [Seattle P-I]
MTV Pimps XBox 360 [Wired]
A Primetime Party for XBox [MSNBC]


Dennis Miller Gets Canceled: I haven't really ever seen this guy's CNBC show but what happened to him? Dennis Miller used to be funny, edgy, interesting, provocative. Did Jon Stewart steal it from him during a midnight raid or something? He made SNL's Weekend Update what it was and now he's getting canceled from a network that's happy drawing a 1.0 share? I guess the ghost of Howard Cosell is still haunting him after ruining Monday Night Football.

Business Network Cancels Miller [Reuters]


Bolton Gets Put to a Vote: This didn't surprise me and to be honest it needed to happen. Despite the fact that I think he's about the worst ambassador to ever be nominated, he should get a full vote from the Senate. Will he pass? I would guess so, my prediction would be 52-48. I doubt he'll change his style since being a bully has gotten him this far, but I hope he gets a better rug on his head.

Should John Bolton Be U.N. Ambassador [BBC]
In Face of Opposition, Bush Renews Support for Bolton [NYT]
Bolton Moves on to Bonus Round [The Spoof]


Everybody Loves Series Finales: Actually I haven't watched one since Seinfeld. And that was extremely disappointing, especially compared to the Newhart Show's great a few years before and The Wonder Years' one the year before that. I haven't seen Everyone Loves Raymond with the exception of a couple of times in syndication, proving that I am not part of "Everyone". But from what I hear, it's a quality little sitcom and far more entertaining than Friends (which I've never seen, never will see and doesn't exist).

Loving on Raymond for the Last Time [E! Online]
Surprising Number of Americans Depise Raymond [YubaNet]


And Elsewhere: There really was a lot of cool stuff I came across this week so rather than bore you by talking about it, just read what you like and leave the rest for the dogs.

More Love for the 20/30 Diet [Open Loops]
D.C.'s New Power Couple: Hillary and....Newt? [NYT]
Free MP3 Downloads for People Too Dumb to Use WinMX [Amazon]
Five Habits of Millionaires [Monster]
Tara Reid Reminds Me How Much I Miss Jules Anser [Page Six]
Searching for David Chappelle [Defamer]
Wal-Mart Looks to Nazis for Image Help [Washington Post]
More Fun From Jacko Trial [NYT]
Cancer Drugs Will Cost [Post-Gazette]

Enjoy the Weekend.

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