GROW: 11,500 so far. I’m going to figure this out, damnit.

UPDATE: Ok, 13,900. I’m close!

I’ve spent so much time on this site now that I cannot remember where I came from to get to it (No, I can’t just hit back in my browser since I open almost all new links as a tab in Mozilla), but it was probably Slashdot.

Anyway, after having debated for a few years in high school, I learned a few terms for debate tactics, but here is an entire site with terms for each fallacy. Honestly, I must have observed all of these at one time or another. A few are extremely frustrating because it is almost as hard to explain the fallacy as it is to fight in the debate. Some examples are burden of proof, confusing cause and effect (seems easy to explain, just try with some people!), and straw man. I will admit that I have used a handful of these fallacies as well, but I usually know I am using them. They are only used when I do not have quite enough evidence to back up my clain so I attempt to hoodwink someone with a fallacy while I think of better evidence. If someone catches me in the fallacy, now I can give an offical term for the fallacy to show that I genuinely knew what I was doing.

I put almost $700 worth of food on my credit cards in December. Can you believe that? I spent about as much on food as I did on rent! Someone needs to stop eating out so much.

Starbucks Drinks Simplified (kinda): A fairly comprensive list of all the drinks and options available at Starbucks. Just reading it made me thirsty so I had to grab a Venti nonfat, no foam vanilla latte. Gotta love the fact that most Microsoft cafeterias offer a full Starbucks as well.

AOL Presidential Match Guide: Yes, it’s an AOL affiliate, but it’s a fairly simple site to see which presidential candidate your beliefs most match. Here is my not terribly surprising list:

(100%) Kerry

(96%) Dean

(93%) Sharpton

(93%) Clark

(91%) Kucinich

(87%) Edwards

(28%) Bush

“It’s like trying to rebuild a car that has been disassembled to individual parts with just a crayon drawing as a template.” – Me, trying to explain a situation at work.

God damnit, Winamp! You were great back in the v2 days! Then you turn into v3, a bloated, slow, mockery of a rewrite. Oh lo’, you said that v5 would be the best of v2 and the best of v3 combined! All I get is crash after crash after crash. DELETED! iTunes for me for life, or until something better comes along.

UPDATE: So I go to uninstall Winamp and the uninstall program freezes my system! I force-reboot (no, not a Jedi power) and try again. It takes four minutes for the uninstall UI to come up. Once the app uninstalled, it crashed explorer (not IE), requiring another reboot. Bah!

So, would you get just the TL:

…or would you get the TL with a side of rice?