Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The glorious return of the Hump Day News Round-Up (enhanced!)


  • MW Crush of the Year 2005 Scarlett Johansson is recording her first CD - an album of Tom Waits songs. Hell, it sounds cool, but even if it is of Lohan quality, I'll be buying it just for the booklet.


  • The Japanese (of course) have developed a wine tasting robot. At least when the machines become self-aware, they'll be useful at dinner parties. Not that we'll be invited.


  • Finally, some good news: social drinkers earn more than non-drinkers. I will be alerting my temp agency in the morning.

11 comments:

spydrz said...

a) the Esquire cover is excellent.

b) props for using the phrase "the machines become self-aware" twice in the same day.

The Dubin said...

Personally, I've always wanted to get SkyNets opinion on wine selection. I just figure out where they're going to get grapes in the nuclear wasteland they create in 1997.

The Law Fairy said...

I've always said that people who drink are just better people, period. As evidence of this I submit one of my very favorite people from law school. One of the kindest and yet still funnest people I knew in law school -- he was a Southern Baptist, though, and didn't drink. Still a great guy, but he didn't drink.

I recently saw him at an alumni event and he is now a social drinker.

I always knew he had it in him. I know good people when I see them. :)

Micah said...

spydrz - a) Yes. Yes, it is.
b) It's one of my favorites. So dorky, yet it will happen. I saw not one, but three documentaries on the subject. The governor of California was in them.

dubin - They'll probably set aside Safe Zones in Sonoma and other regions in France, Australia, etc. Of course, we humans will be forced to work in their wine mines. I, for one, welcome our robot overlords.

law fairy - What's that old joke? "Jews don't recognize Jesus as the messiah, protestants don't recognize the authority of the pope, and Baptists don't recognize each other in the liquor store."

We all come around sometime.

The Dubin said...

Micah--You're such a pushover....first it was our Ant Overlords, now the Robots...

Micah said...

Don't blame me - I voted for Miles Bennett Dyson.

Hasselback said...

God Micah, I think I'm one of three people in the world that would get the "Miles Bennett Dyson" without looking it up...

I have been preparing for the inevitable resistance movement. I certainly hope we can maintain congenial communications if I am rebelling against your beloved robot oppressors.

Micah said...

So that's why you moved to Saipan.

jasdye said...

geez, and here i was getting every reference until micah brought up miles bennet dyson.

is that the vacuum guy?

Micah said...

Naw, you're thinking of Mr. Oreck.

Wanna read something geeky? Try this.

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