Dispatches from Outland
A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. Copyright © 2003 Roy M. Jacobsen.

Thursday, February 27, 2003  

In Memory:

Fred Rogers, 1928 -- 2003.

We'll miss you, neighbor.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 11:26 AM

Wednesday, February 26, 2003  

Financial Analysis Department: For those of you who are still trying to make sense of the dot-com boom and bust, here's some analysis from Dave Barry:

Stupidity was the principle behind the dot-com boom a few years ago, a wonderful example of which was an Internet company called Boo.com. According to an article I read in the New York Times, Boo.com was conceived as an Internet site that would sell, at full price, "urban chic clothing . . . that was so cool it wasn't even cool yet." That's right: the plan was to sell, with no discount, clothes that nobody was wearing! This plan was so obviously stupid that it was irresistable to the financial experts.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 2:49 PM

Tuesday, February 25, 2003  

Yet Another Silly Quiz Department: I guess they've got my number.

I am the number
I am friendly


what number are you?

this quiz by orsa

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 8:47 PM

Hell In Our Backyard Department: Our backyard, in this case, is 90 miles off the coast of Florida, and this Hell is the creation of a dictator named Fidel Castro. Jay Nordlinger has an interview with a Cuban-American, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Miami, who provides some insights to life in Cuba under Castro.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 8:43 AM

Monday, February 24, 2003  

I'm A Traveling Man Department: Gary Peterson has been to China and back. Head over to Country Keepers and read some of his trip reports. (Scroll down; they're in reverse order.)

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 7:59 AM
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