10/02/2002

They just had a pine wood derby here at work for United Way. There weren’t
any rules aside from CO2 not being allowed. A guy from our department entered
a car with heavy lead weights. It won in our department but the wheels
kept coming off. Dunno what’ll happen in the finals.
“Madchester was a dominant British rock style in the late 80?s and early 90?s distinguished by a fusion
of acid-house dance rhythms and melodic pop with looping beats, psychedelic
flourishes and catchy choruses. The style was also referred to as ?baggy?
since the bands wore baggy clothes most of the time.”
cryptobiotic:Much
like the computer industry is with Microsoft, it’s now virtually impossible to do business in radio without supporting some arm of Clear Channel.

nathanalter:[Kelly’s
last message was brought to you by Clear Channel.]

nathanalter:well,
you didn’t get fired when they went to satellite

cryptobiotic:Oddly,
Clear Channel does not provide any 24/7 music formats. I just thought of that.

nathanalter:eh?
what do you mean by 24/7?

cryptobiotic:Satellite
formats that offer music programming and DJs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

nathanalter:what
do they have instead?

cryptobiotic:Well,
through their Premiere Radio Networks, they distribute a lot of music programming
like Rick Dees Countdowns and other short programming. They also distribute
a lot of talk, like Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Dr. Laura…and such.

nathanalter:Maybe
it’s similar to how straight videos got lower ratings on mtv so they quit
showing them

nathanalter:I
think it turns out people actually aren’t as interested in videos today

cryptobiotic:Yes,
that’s annoying. You can’t find just videos, it seems. They’re either not
there at all, shortened (like TRL) or they have annoying split screens
with the video in one screen and some other rubbish in the other.

nathanalter:I
figure as things like Tivo become more prominent and it’s easier to fast-forward
through commercials, they’ll do a lot more overlaying the commercials on the show…like TNN

cryptobiotic:Sportscasts
on TV have gone that way, it seems. “It’s time for the Nextel kickoff, brought to you by Nextel.” “The Verizon game stats brought to you by Verizon.”

nathanalter:really?
the nextel kickoff?

cryptobiotic:Well,
not necessarily Nextel…but somebody quite often.

nathanalter:they
name the kickoffs?

cryptobiotic:Quite
often.

nathanalter:wow
cryptobiotic:“I
had no idea it was as bad as this,” exclaimed Nathan.

nathanalter:perhaps
the companies (at a reduced rate) could sponsor injuries. This dislocated
arm brought to you by Cracker Barrel.

cryptobiotic:“This
bulky defensive line for the Steelers being brought to you by Beef…it’s what’s for dinner.”

In case you ever hear of some exercises that can supposedly improve your vision, here
is Quackwatch’s article about it. (The exercises don’t really work, of course.)

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