Friday, May 26, 2006

mmchronic test post

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Mothers Expect Anti-Christ

More proof idiocy isn't dead, with expectant mothers worried that if they give birth on 6/6/06, their child might be the Anti-Christ...

All this despite many biblical scholars agreeing that the infamous number was actually 616, not 666. Of course, that would be rather confusing when the British would consider that to mean 1st January, and the Americans the 1st of June ...

No-one has explained why 6/6/1906 or 1806 or 1706 or ... would have been the one. Perhaps it was Adolf Hitler's real s3kr3t birth date?

Of course, not all of the article is about this, much of it considers the "marketability" of that date as a launch date... with various hard rock/metal bands such as Slayer and the truely abysmal Deicide using the date for new album launches, as well as ultra-right wing talentless hack-harpy Ann Coulter's latest barely coherent diatribe appearing on that day.

It's also primary election day in the state of California...

Friday, May 05, 2006

"Creationism" is Paganism?

Head exploding irony from the Catholics:
BELIEVING that God created the universe in six days is a form of superstitious paganism, the Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno claimed yesterday.

Brother Consolmagno, who works in a Vatican observatory in Arizona and as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Italy, said a "destructive myth" had developed in modern society that religion and science were competing ideologies.
I guess that's superstitious paganism as opposed to superstitious tri-theism? Does that differ from superstitious monotheism?

Of course, the fundies are generally Protestants who think the Catholics are a couple of steps below the Satan Worshippers, so the prospect of burning in hell for their "paganism" probably isn't going to worry them too much.

Former Disney Dancer Becomes Playmate of the Year

A former Walt Disney World dancer who went on to become Playboy's Miss June 2005 has been named "Playmate of the Year".

Kara Monaco, who once perfomed at the theme park as Cinderella and Snow White, was awarded a car, a motorcycle and a cheque for $100,000 for the title.

Pictures of Ms. Monaco "doin' her thang" are apparently widespread on the internets. [NSFW]

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Best Own Goal. Ever.






Monday, May 01, 2006

World Cup Excel chart




Micheal Wray is simply the best at producing Excel football spreadsheets. On his site there is a 7.1MB World Cup chart (download here).

"Packed with all the usual features you've come to expect, such as:
- Review of all past tournaments and 2006 qualifiers
- Small preview of what's happening with the 2010, 2014, 2018 World Cups
- Review of host cities
- Review of stadiums
- Review of finalists
- Referee information
- World Cup stats for the finalists
- World Cup pedigree display for finalists - World Cup pedigree for all
FIFA members past and present (similar to what was in the qualifers, but
now includes note for which team prevented further progress). As I figure
most people will want to look at the finalists, I've separated into two
pages; one for finalists and one for the 175 other FIFA members and 4
non-members.
- Past World Cup results for all finalists
- Head-to-head World Cup results for all finalists
- Timezone converter with automated Daylight Savings conversion. I think I
have picked up all DST settings correctly, but there is an override
function if not.
- Group phase sorts using full FIFA regulation criteria. (FIFA caught me
out briefly by changing the rules from the qualifiers!)
- Brief article comparing UN and Olympic membership to FIFA membership."

You might have to reduce your security settings to enable all the macros. I have done this & my computer is still running :-)