What Kind of Dog Are You?

April 25, 2005 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Life, Television, Web/Tech 

A new British Comedy “Gone to the Dogs” has created a website for the program.  Included in the site is a game where a realistic 60’s-era computer simulation asks you 10 questions, and then determines the breed of dog that you would be.

I came up “Picardy Shepherd” – a French sheepdog.

Judicial Overkill

April 21, 2005 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Can't Make This Up, Current Affairs 

Michael Mayo, of the Sun-Sentinel in Florida talks in his column about judicial overkill.

Male juror Stacey Forbes, age 19, was arrested and sentenced to 4 MONTHS in jail for lying on a juror questionnaire.  He has been arrested twice before for minor drug offenses (but never convicted), and answered “no” to the question asking if he’d been arrested.  According to him, he thought that they’d meant convicted, not arrested.  He’s a high-school dropout with reading problems.

In Broward County, Florida, failing to show up for jury duty gets you at most a $100 fine.  Showing up and accidentally lying on the form?  4 months.

This is out of control.  The kid apologized for his mistake, but activist Judge Eileen O’Connor (a Bush appointee) has decided to use him as an example.

He’s currently free on bond awaiting appeal, but has to report to authorities 3 times a week and has a 1am curfew.  Here’s hoping that the Appeals Court has better judgement (and is less fascist) than Judge O’Connor.

Note that Mr. Mayo has posted her office phone number in his column.  Feel free to use it.

It’s Not Me – I Love Cats

April 12, 2005 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Life 

I just want to make it clear to everybody, I’m not THAT Mark Smith.

Mark Smith, a firefighter from LaCrosse, WI, is trying to legalize cat-hunting.  That’s right – hunting Fluffy!  (Yahoo News Article)

The law would reportedly allow hunting of wild cats without collars.  I have a hard time believing that a hunter looking through a scope is gonna be able to identify a collar on a moving animal.

The opposition has created the Don’t Shoot The Cat website.  I’ll be signing the petition there now.