Thursday, June 24, 2004

- Lots of new polls about the presidential election have cropped up this week. Looks like Georgie has re-taken the lead against John "the Senate keeps stalling my vote" Kerry. Here is a link to a brand-new Fox News poll. I know what you are saying, "damn you Todd, Fox News is completely bias!" Well this is somewhat true, but their polling over the past five years has been deadly accurate. Their final poll for the 2000 presidential race was closer to reality than any other national poll.,2933,123679,00.html

- Remember how twenty years ago sociologists, historians, and other members of academia were screaming that the earth's population was exploding, and humanity would run out of resources? Well, that's no longer the case. Many countries, including the most successful ones in Europe, are losing population. Here is an interview with a person who wrote a book about the falling populations of various countries, and how it effects us: Population decline

- I think I already sent this link to some of my friends, but it is worth mentioning again. I found a poll of 78 "scholars" who ranked the presidents from best, to worst. I agree with almost all the rankings, although I would move Ronnie from #8 to #7.

- In the summer of 1979, my family and I visited Toronto. At the time, Toronto had the tallest man-made structure in the world, the CN Tower. It stands at 1820 feet, and I was facinated by it. I am still fascinated by tall buildings, why we make them, and how we make them. Here is an article about the tallest structures right now, and the ones we will see in the future:

- I am thinking of moving this web-blog to The main reason why I would do this is because has built in functions that make it easier to produce a blog, and it allows me to put my favorite links on the right-hand side of the webpage. I might not do this because I cannot store files at At (the current site), I can store all kinds of files. Here is a preview of what the new web-blog might look like:

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

- Here is an article about the top 20 rivalries in the history of sports. Such a topic is extremely subjective, but I do agree with many of the picks in this article. By the way, Woody Hayes really did push his car from Michigan to Ohio, but it wasnt to avoid buying gas in Michigan. He was actually in a hurry because he had robbed a bank, raped a woman, and tried to sell red-mamba heroin to school kids in Detroit! As we all know, none of these acts are illegal in Ohio, in fact, they are encouraged!

- I received my first speeding ticket on the way to my parent's home last Thanksgiving. Boy, I was pissed-off that day, but I got over it. Now that I look back on it, I deserved that ticket. I was going 80 to 85 MPH on a 55 MPH freeway. Here is an article that gives tips on how to speed, and not get caught:

- Another story on dark-matter. I am fascinated with dark-matter. I am convinced that dark-matter is a physical representation of "the force", and humans have yet to find a way to tap into it. Ugh...I am using scientific mumbo-jumbo to justify my obsession with Star Wars. Another silent cry for help gets published to this webpage.,1282,63672,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_6

- The 2004 World Series of Poker finished last week. ESPN will show the whole thing starting July 6th. I think their poker coverage is more entertaining than the other cable networks. I accidentally caught a glimpse of the person who won this year's tournament. I hope I can lose the mental image before ESPN starts showing the tournament. Here is a link to the official EPSN/World Series of Poker website: