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January 2, 2008

Happy Gregorian New Year!

Hope everyone stayed safe and healthy this past Monday night. While gallivanting around town that night, I thought to myself, “How stupid is this?” There’s all these people out just to celebrate the changing of the last digit of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This lead me to think, if it’s just another excuse to party, why just limit yourself to one calendar why not celebrate all winter long?
  • January 1: Gregorian New Year
  • January 10: Islamic New Year
  • January 14: Julian New Year
  • February 7: Chinese New Year
  • February 8 - February 10: Tibetan New Year
  • March 14: Nanakshahi New Year
  • March 21: Iranian New Year
  • March 30: Saka New Year
  • April 13-15: Thai New Year

January 4, 2008

Facebook apps I’d like to see

Let’s face it, Facebook is the social network that all the cool people are on. Part of the appeal is the ability to develop new application via its API. The other part is the ability to ogle people who’d normally shun you faster than bacon at a bar mitzvah. Back to the point, apps; these are little web widgets that integrate into your profile that let you interact with your contacts in a new fashion. You can compare similarities, send random images, share recipes… basically all the crappy things retired people do because they have too much time and not enough will to live. Currently there are about 12,500 apps, most of them do the same stupid thing (hugs), but here are a few new ideas for apps that I’m just too stupid lazy to make:

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January 8, 2008

Zerg for president

I have a certain soft spot for third-party candidates and underdogs: Nader, Camejo, Kucinich. And while most people would say, “Why should I vote for them, they’re not going to get elected anyways”. I think you should really give this candidate a real look. Take a look at his stance on some of the key issues:
  • War in Iraq: Spawn more overlords
  • Immigration: Spawn more overlords
  • Education: Spawn more overlords
  • Foreign policy: Spawn more overlords
  • Health care: Spawn more overlords
  • Economy: Spawn more overlords
  • Energy & environment: Spawn more overlords

January 15, 2008

Stop global warming, legalize gay marriage

photo by noamgalai'
SHOCKING! I know right? But hear me out. Here, in California, where I live, registered domestic partners have to prepare three Federal tax returns between two individuals. Currently, Federal law does not acknowledged domestic partnerships, so when it comes to filing their income tax returns, they file two separate individual tax returns. Nothing new here. But when they file their California return, these two people MUST file as “married separately” or “married jointly”. However, since filing a joint California return requires numbers from a joint Federal return; a third “dummy” Federal tax return must be prepared. So that’s 2 individual Federal returns and 1 dummy joint Federal return as opposed to just 1 tax return a married couple would file.

Currently there are roughly 40,000 couples that have registered as domestic partners in California. Here’s where we get crazy with some assumptions. Assuming each one of these couples does not e-file, and that the average return is about 15 pages; an additional 120,000 pages of paper are created every year. All of which is due to this discrepancy between Federal and state law.

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January 17, 2008

Just so you know

Greenland's coat of arms is the best coat of arms. I mean, it's got a freaking polar bear ready to make out in attack mode. I dare you to find a better coat of arms.

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