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neurotwitch

Thursday, July 11, 2002

How come I never get junk mail like this?

Eli Lilly, Where's My Prozac?

From Act for Change: "Last month, several dozen Florida residents found a surprise in their mailboxes -- free samples of the controversial prescription drug Prozac. The drug's manufacturer, Eli Lilly, appears to have used patient medical records in order to target people who had been prescribed anti-depressants in the past ... "

Lest you think this is BS, here's another news source: Nando Times - Woman sues after receiving unsolicited Prozac in mail.

Walgreens was involved in this. Of course it was Walgreens: that's where I have my prescriptions filled.
posted by lee on 07/11/02 at 04:31 PM

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Now we’re all supposed to coo and simper and think this is a wonderful thing?

`A bundle' _ Alabama woman gives birth to sextuplets: four boys and two girls. I think not.

Human litters are not cool, they're abnormal. And a burden on the planet -- and probably on taxpayers too, somehow.
posted by lee on 07/10/02 at 09:54 AM

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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

shoot the dog

George Michael's New Video. A sock puppet teaches Dubya the facts of life.
posted by lee on 07/09/02 at 08:55 PM

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Is it a bomb? Oh, it’s just some cadbury’s

Scanners can mistake chocolate for bombs. I wonder how many times they're going to have to empty the entire terminal before they conclude screening all bags is pretty pointless. If it scans like a bomb and smells like a bomb, it's probably limberger cheese.
posted by lee on 07/09/02 at 07:18 PM

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Monday, July 08, 2002

pointless wonders

This is one: Scrollbar Racing. (I forget how I found this. Probably blocked it out.)

I want one: Aquariass.

Making custom scrollbars.

All things Jurgen Prochnow.

More than I want to know about these cookies.

My. Oh my. Just ... oh my ... Art Gallery.
posted by lee on 07/08/02 at 01:03 PM

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Saturday, July 06, 2002

Just so you don’t seem totally ignorant when watching the superhero movies

I was never much of a comic book reader. So I always feel somewhat dumb whenever Stanley drag ... er takes me to see a movie like Spiderman or X-Men and, soon, Daredevil. He's usually pretty patronizing about my total ignorance of the important features of the plot, characters, all that crap, uh, I mean those details. So, imagine my delight when I stumbled across this feature, from no less an august body than the BBC: The Science of Superheroes. Now maybe I'll "get" Daredevil when we go see it (probably the second it opens in Fairfield County, CT).
posted by lee on 07/06/02 at 05:30 PM

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Friday, July 05, 2002

MIB 2 - thumbs down

frank.jpgWe went to see Men in Black II on Wednesday evening. Seemed like a good thing to do as it was 90+ degrees at 9:00 pm. And we both wanted to see it.

Well, the best thing about the movie was Frank, the talking dog. It was an okay movie, but more of a "made for tv" okay than an "$8.75-per-ticket" okay. It made us smile.

The theater was nice and cold (Hoyts Wilton 4), but the popcorn machine was broken, thus throwing off all our plans for dinner. (Next time, Stanley said, we'll call ahead to make sure the damn machine is working.)

The best premise in the entire movie was that the post office is staffed by aliens - the writers could've had a field day with that alone. But it was barely touched. Lara Flynn Boyle was funny as the evil alien (what the hell did she do to her lips? Looks like someone went a little crazy with the collagen there - not very attractive. She's gorgeous without the fat lips, dopey-looking with the fat lips.)

In shorts, enough yucks, but nothing special. Either save your dinero and wait for the video or DVD, or go see it as a discount matinee.
posted by lee on 07/05/02 at 11:26 AM

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Design Sense

Guideline dogma: an interesting article from System Concepts, a British management consultancy specializing in ergonomics and usability.

Check out their "Blooper of the Month."
posted by lee on 07/05/02 at 11:00 AM

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the “miss cleo” defense

Testimony: Slaying tied to bad spiritual advice The defendant [Isom] called the Miss Cleo hotline: "The psychic identified a friend of Smith's as the thief and said the person had a 'facial dysfunction.' Larkin [the deceased], Smith [the partner] said, had a bad eye." Turns out that Smith murdered the wrong guy -- it was really his PARTNER in selling drugs who stole the money from him. My oh my.

Seems like Florida is home to a lot of people who are a special kind of stupid.
posted by lee on 07/05/02 at 10:31 AM

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Thursday, July 04, 2002

dubya’s current version

Bush SEC Delay Called 'Mix-Up' (washingtonpost.com). Yeah, sure it was.
posted by lee on 07/04/02 at 05:04 PM

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