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Gongol.com Archives: August 2004
Cable-Addicted Man Threatened to Sue Charter Communications
He wrote: "I believe that the reason I smoke and drink every day and my wife is overweight is because we watched TV every day for the last four years." It turns out he didn't really sue; he just needed to vent.
UK Information Commissioner: National ID Cards Could Mean "Sleepwalk Into a Surveillance Society"
Americans should be worried: The UK is one of our top trade partners, and alongside Canada and Ireland, the only other English-speaking trade partner among the top 15. The more commerce nations conduct with one another, the more they tend to behave alike (just like individuals tend to do the same with co-workers). And there's already talk of a national ID program in the US. Opposition happens, but they're not assured of victory.
British Critic of Arab States Gets Tossed From BBC
British TV host wrote a newspaper column criticizing Arab states. He later resigned from his show. The fallout later caused the firings of 65 employees at his TV production company. Now he's a prominent "Euroskeptic" member of the UK Independence Party, a group that is presently hopping mad that they're subsidizing the Summer Olympics in Greece.
State Capitol Building Histories
Impressively detailed site
If you can stand the fact the site is in French, they have some pretty funny pictures
Guinness Factory to Export the "Essence" to 50 Countries
A secret kept as closely as the Coca-Cola formula
Idiot Put "Rob Bank" on To-Do List
Lists are generally useful, but that's just stupid