Comments by Mark

Total Comments: 36
First Post On: 12/01/2003 11:59 PM
Last Post On: 07/10/2017 06:39 PM
#1) Saturday, November 29, 2003
Jesus H.-- You've got way too much skill and time on your hands Brian. Now I can comment on the daily news? (Forgive, it's been a while since I've been on the site...)

#2) Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Hey Brian, long time since I last talked to you, congrats on the house.

Funny you should post a link to that article about losing your temper on the phone, because I recently had a very similar experience with this. Needing to talk to a human about a problem with my shipping with UPS, I was instead confronted by the message, "Please enter your InfoNotice number." Well, this would have been fine, except I never received a freaking InfoNotice...

As you can imagine, a couple of F-Bombs later, I was talking to a human being. At this point, I was perfectly polite and saved the expletives until after I ended the conversation.

Worked great, now if I could only convince UPS that sending a driver on the same exact route every day, so he always arrives at the same exact time is bad, then there'd really be some progress in the world. Who knows, maybe it's the key to peace in the Middle East??

#3) Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Regular delivery is great for the business owner, and I'll grant that UPS makes most of their deliveries to commercial addresses, but it doesn't particularly help the average Joe who has to work at the same time during the week.

Okay, so maybe not world peace, but I can still try for an end to domestic violence, no?

#4) Monday, February 16, 2004
If you take Jim's suggestion, will you have a "family area" for married composers and their wives?

#5) Saturday, February 21, 2004
Oh how I hate PC revisionism. I'd usually type some nauseatingly long thesis on the topic, but I'm too busy trying to graduate to bother...

#6) Thursday, February 26, 2004
Yeah, those Quiznos cartoons have been floating around the internet for quite some time. I think I first saw those about 2 or 3 years ago. If you go to the main site, the guy has some seriously screwed up and drug induced stuff on there.

#7) Wednesday, March 03, 2004
Nice article on North Korea.

Two unbalanced leaders, two "nukular" arsenals, and China on the doorstep...

Too bad Americans are too stupid to realize that this is an incredibly volatile situation that threatens to really get ugly one day. Instead of telling us how the world is safer now that Saddam is gone, and covering up the fact that he never had WMDs, how about we actually have a dialogue about a country that DOES have nukes?

Sorry for the diatribe, it just infuriates me to no end.

#8) Wednesday, March 03, 2004
I'm not so sure I agree about painting a negative image. Most Americans over the age of 25 are probably old enough to still have some residual "Commie-hating" upon which the propagandists can draw...

#9) Thursday, March 04, 2004
Hmmm... after reading this article, it appears that the mother realizes that her daughter was ultimately at fault, but for the life of me I can't figure out how the 18 year old boy is anymore culpable in this death than the the driver, simply because he was the one who went into the store and forked over the cash. I'm certain that they made this decision together, and unless they can prove that he forced her to drink, they share the responsibiltiy equally. He broke the law by drinking, she broke the law by drinking, and then again by driving. Her family is paying the ultimate price, and so is he, and it seems frivolous to me to try to pin some extra legal blame on him...

#10) Friday, March 05, 2004
Interesting comments on CNN from one of the mothers of a victim of September 11th: "If Bush wants to show America what he was doing on 9/11, then why doesn't he have a picture of Air Force One flying around in that commercial?"

Pretty much sums up the way I feel about, but then again, I'm a liberal pig married to a commie, so what do I know?

#11) Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Brian.... Thanks for that article on the 13 year old Chinese boy... I think it's going to haunt me for the rest of the day...

Ummm... on a completely unrelated note, right? I'm starting Ternary form in theory today and preparing for class sure brings me back, right? ummm.... right?

#12) Thursday, March 18, 2004
Hmmmm.... The Israelis planted a gun for their security to find. Their security, perhaps the most paranoid in the world doesn't find it.

Oh yeah, I feel safe.

#13) Thursday, March 25, 2004
I think the Scottish guy should have had the right to defend himself, but why did he stab the guy four times? I would think that once, perhaps twice would have been enough to encourage me to find an easier target...

The parents at that preschool are worried about the possible "criminal element" that might frequent that bookstore, and with good cause. However, common sense indicates that these two establishments probably share much different operating hours. Unfortunate for all the fathers dropping the kids off at 7:30am...

#14) Thursday, March 25, 2004
You bet!

#15) Thursday, June 03, 2004
Well said Brian.

#16) Monday, October 25, 2004
Apropos of absolutely nothing, I discovered the "Llama Song" this morning and had to post the URL.

Disregard this message if you had a previous experience with the song, or if you just really, really don't care.

#17) Friday, November 05, 2004
Come on Brian. We live in a Wal-Mart society and it makes sense that we (they?) value the quantity of votes over the highest percentage of votes and/or margin of victory.


#18) Friday, November 05, 2004

After reading my comment above, the "come on" looks a whole lot worse in blue and white than it did in my cynical and sarcastic brain!

No offense intended.

#19) Thursday, March 09, 2006
Thank you Brian.

#20) Thursday, March 09, 2006

Of course I'm alive. I sent you an email a while back, didn't you receive it?

#21) Thursday, March 09, 2006
Oh my...

I wonder who got it?

#22) Thursday, March 30, 2006
You failed to mention that other than the slavery reference, the term blitz(krieg?) is an obvious reference to war, and shouldn't be trivialized during our "crusade" against terrorists...

#23) Friday, May 05, 2006

That was me in the post above.

#24) Tuesday, June 27, 2006
I would have tagged someone, but I don't have any friends...

#25) Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Well, I didn't quit smoking, but that was a very fun game that night...

Anyhoo, thanks for trying.

#26) Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I don't know about a "modicum of decorum" but do you want a better picture??

#27) Monday, September 25, 2006
I'd be shocked if I could remember more than one or two kids from my elementary school pictures, and we only had 2 classrooms per grade in my school!

Anti-social then, anti-social now, and that's the way I like it, damn it!!

#28) Friday, September 29, 2006
Congratulations Kathy!

#29) Thursday, July 05, 2007
"Likes the word pedantic" is the best you could come up with??

#30) Friday, July 06, 2007
Did you see my post about the American citizenship test?

#31) Thursday, August 23, 2007
Hate to be nitpicky (nah, not really...) but Pan's Labrynth is set in post Civil War Spain, which would have been during the Second World War...

#32) Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Hey, can I borrow $100?

#33) Thursday, October 11, 2007
If it makes you feel any better, the Bulgarian word for Spanokopita is Bahnitsa (Bah-neet-sa) which is two syllables more delicious.

#34) Friday, November 02, 2007
Google "PC Decrapifier"

Handy little tool for removing, en masse, the bloatware and the most aptly named bit of software ever created.

#35) Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Haha! This brings back some memories.

#36) Wednesday, March 16, 2016
In the age of Facebook and Twits, I had almost forgotten that the Uri!Zone persists. My apologies for missing this nugget. I appreciate being recast by someone breathing, but Michael Chiklis?