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Monthly Archives: January 2006

Exxon-Mobil with record profits?

by Rob Friesel

[tag]Exxon-Mobil[/tag] reports 2005Q4 as being one of record profits. $10.7 billion in profits. Revenue rose 20 percent to $99.7 billion as rising demand and hurricanes lifted prices for oil, natural gas and gasoline. Full-year revenue was $371 billion, pushing Exxon Mobil past Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as the largest U.S. company by sales. The average U.S. […]

dream.20060130: apocalyptic preparation

by Rob Friesel

Suburbia.  An impending apocalypse.  Stockpiling food.  Organizing.  Family members missing.  A wife that is unfamiliar and isn’t fit to be called partner.  Adopted daughters.  A missing son.  The house is too big an unfamiliar.  Cardboard boxes won’t do it.  There’s looting.  Protect yourself from the looting.  Ride that out and you’re still not safe.  But […]

Feature Request for Web 3.0

by Rob Friesel

Open note to all those working on the “[tag]social software product[/tag][s]” of “[tag]Web 2.0[/tag]” (or are otherwise pre-gaming for [tag]Zeldman[/tag]’s hypothetical [tag]Web 3.0[/tag]): [tag]Semantic equivalent[/tag]s in tagging apps. I don’t think this is anything remotely like a new idea but SERIOUSLY please make your applications smart.  And by “smart”, I mean that if you’re going […]

WoW’s GLBT FAQ

by Rob Friesel

Via Boing Boing: [tag]Sliwinski[/tag] at [tag]In Newsweekly[/tag] reports on [tag]Blizzard[/tag]’s roundabout discriminatory policies re: [tag]World of Warcraft[/tag]. The response from Blizzard was, “While we appreciate and understand your point of view, we do feel that the advertisement of a ‘GLBT friendly’ guild is very likely to result in harassment for players that may not have […]

Dept. of Baby-Eating

by Rob Friesel

Fafblog! presents, in the continuing War on Terror: the Department of Baby-Eating: Q. How many non-terrorist babies would it be acceptible for the president to accidentally eat in the course of enforcing a rigorous terrorist baby-eating program? A. First of all, the president would never ever eat a baby unless it was reasonably suspected to […]