Monday, April 26, 2004

An Interesting Chart

Here's an interesting chart and statistics from the WP Post. Just goes to show you what would happen if the "poor" of America really turned out to vote. No more Bushie. I also find it interesting that Post-Graduates tend to vote Democratic just like folks who didn't graduate from H.S. Guess they wised up by the time they got through all that educatin' Also interesting that Protestants are so pro-Republican - probably explains why I'm no longer a church goer. :) The stats also show how non-inclusive the Republican party is - not good when Hispanics will soon be a majority in this country. The key for the Dems? - get minorities and poor folks out to vote - Dems would win easily. However, that is not an easy task, since most of those folks are suspicious of just about everything (sometimes for good cause).

Computer Tip of the Day

Troubleshoot IE image issues (from TechTV web site)

Scott from St. Albans, W.Va., called to say Internet Explorer keeps saving images as bitmaps instead of in JPEG format. How does he solve the problem?

A Java or ActiveX issue is preventing your browser from seeing images as anything other than a bitmap. If you have Windows XP, look at available Windows updates. Microsoft has a fix available for the problem. The company also recommends clearing your cache and History files (Tools > Internet Options > General tab) and restarting IE.

The Restaurant

Tune in tonite at 10 p.m. Eastern on NBC for the 2 episode of Season 2 of The Restaurant (reading the link will get you up to date on the show). I saw this last season and it was GREAT! Reality TV in the restaurant business. But this is for real - The chef and his accountant are suing each other as we speak and perhaps we will get lucky and even see a Season 3 (although this looks somewhat doubtful, especially considering the fine character of the financial guy). Check it out. (It's up against that fine show CSI Miami (gag), so if you're one of the 20 million who watch it, then you'll miss the better show on NBC).

If you like watching the restaurant business and enjoy good food, also check out the book Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. (If you're easily offended by four letter words, you may wish to skip this book.). :) But, if you can tolerate that, then you'll find out what it's like to run a restaurant in crazy NYC, written in a very engaging style. (If you're ever in NYC, you should try Les Halles, where Anthony is Executive Chef).

Quote of the Day
"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out."
Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Oddly Enough
Berlin has introduced five talking waste bins which say thank you in three different languages or scream "goal" to help promote a cleaner city. (The Germans do some strange things!)

and from Mexico, comes the story of this lucky fella:
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican man who got drunk, fell asleep on railroad tracks and was run over by a train slept through the entire episode and escaped unharmed, local officials said on Friday.