Ah, Now I’ll Never Have To Try Red Bullshit!

June 18, 2007

Sorry, just the name of it scares the shit out me turns me off, even though Warren Ellis exists on it.

So now comes Diet Pepsi Max!

Diet Pepsi Max

Pepsi-Cola North America just launched Diet Pepsi Max, a zero-calorie cola (sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium; regular Diet Pepsi is sweetened solely with aspartame) with extra caffeine (46 milligrams per 8 fluid ounces compared to 24 milligrams in regular Diet Pepsi) and a touch of ginseng extract. It’s designed to get 25- to 34-year-olds through the day by giving the mind and body a boost. “Diet Pepsi Max will bring invigoration to the masses,” said Cie Nicholson, chief marketing officer of Pepsi-Cola North America. Time will tell. Tasters liked the flavor, which was devoid of an aftertaste found in some diet soda counterparts. Look for the product in 20-ounce and 2-liter bottles and 12-can packs (12 ounces per can) at retailers nationwide. Suggested retail is $3.99 per 12-pack.

Ooooh, and look at the exciting possible health side-effects I can anticipate:

Acesulfame [Potassium] K stimulates insulin secretion in a dose dependent fashion thereby possibly aggravating reactive hypoglycemia (“low blood sugar attacks”).

Acesulfame K apparently produced lung tumors, breast tumors, rare types of tumors of other organs (such as the thymus gland), several forms of leukemia and chronic respiratory disease in several rodent studies, even when less than maximum doses were given. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, it was petitioned on August 29, l988 for a stay of approval by the FDA because of “significant doubt” about its safety.

Today’s Cruel Vile Nasty But Still Damned Funny Laugh!

June 18, 2007

Ah, Junkiness delivers the goods!

4/19/06: The Music Video

June 18, 2007

The Moody Blues – I Know You’re Out There Somewhere — YouTube video

YouTube: Gerry Anderson’s Very Rare Torchy

June 18, 2007

Torchy the Battery Boy (Episode 1 – part 1)
Torchy the Battery Boy (Episode 1 – part 2)

Premiere episode of the Gerry Anderson/Roberta Leigh puppet series which aired only in the UK, and was in some ways a forerunner to “Space Patrol”.

This is very, very rare. Grab it fast! Four Feather Falls disappeared not long after I noted it in this blog!

Previously in this blog:
Gerry Anderson category
Supermarionation category


June 18, 2007


You’re pretty young, Mr. —

(remembers the name)

Mr. Thompson. A fellow will remember things you wouldn’t think he’d remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on a ferry and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in —


— and on it, there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on — and she was carrying a white pastrol — and I only saw her for one second and she didn’t see me at all — but I’ll bet a month hasn’t gone by since that I haven’t thought of that girl.

Citizen Kane by Herman J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles

There are no time machines.

God damn it.

Apple Boosts iPhone Battery In Effort To Kill Me

June 18, 2007

iPhone will feature up to 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback.

Emphasis added by me.

Six hours of internet!! Six hours!!! With Safari!!!


You bastards.

I must not sell my privacy for a trinket…
I must not sell my privacy for a trinket…
I must not sell my privacy for a trinket…

And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
— Genesis 25:29-34

AT&T I am now convinced is Abusive Temptation & Torment!

You bastards. You rotten privacy-invading, MPAA-spying bastards. To do this to me!

Previously in this blog:
Two Weeks To iPhone
iPhone: No WiFi Without Data Contract?
Open For Comments: Should We Boycott The iPhone?
Now I Just Might Boycott The iPhone