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February 24, 2009

Cas has a pants problem and Bono is an idiot.

Also, reader gmn10, in reference to The Great ATM Heist, writes in to say:

Bono uses the term "ATM Machine" in the song "Moment of Surrender" on the new U2 album.

I'm going to assume that's true because I don't want to actually listen to the new U2 album.

Posted by Will at 5:25 PM | Comments (2)

February 13, 2009

Taking Pelhams

The trailer for The Taking of Pelham 123 (remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, it was cool to spell out numbers in the seventies) came out today.

Take a look, if only to see this:

The trains in both movies are downtown 6 trains called Pelham 123 because they started in Pelham Bay at 1:23. That's how the MTA refers to them internally, anyway. Subways don't tell you where they came from and at what time on the side, they tell you where they're going. Why the movie and the trailer think it's important to go out of their way to get the words "Pelham 123" some screen time is beyond me.

Posted by Will at 4:06 PM | Comments (2)

February 11, 2009

Google has stopped indexing this site past the home page

I used to be able to find old posts of mine with google. (For those of you who don't know, you can search one specific site by putting in something like: "site:diogenesclub.net google has stopped indexing this site.") In the past few months, however, this has stopped working. The only page on diogenes club that will come up in google for any search is the home page (a search for diogenes club, for example). Try it yourself. Go to the archives, find a sentence, put it quotes around it, and put it into google, don't even add the site:diogenesclub.net. You'll either get a No results found... Here's some results without the quotes message like this, a search for "An old woman offered me a seat on the subway this morning", or you'll end up with some weird spam site that scraped the text from diogenes club and put it on theirs like this, a search for "Do the people that make Bazooka Joe comics care about anything?" That's right. Google thinks random spam sites full of gibberish are more interesting than diogenes club.

Try those same searches on yahoo. Diogenes club comes up. Try them on MSN, they're there too. Even ask.com has them for crying out loud! (As a brief aside, jeez, ask.com, lighten up with the ads, would you?)

You may remember me inventing the term identity theftee in 2005. Google doesn't have it. Yahoo, MSN, and ask all confirm that I'm still the only person to have ever typed those words on the internet.

In short, what the hell, google? How am I going to make fun of people who end up on random old posts and leave stupid comments? I doubt I'm blacklisted, because you can still get the home page in the results. Is this happening to anybody else? It must be. Try it on your blog. This passive aggression will not stand!

Update: diogenesclub.net is back in google, so you can stop using bing now.

Posted by Will at 11:03 PM | Comments (1)

February 10, 2009

Video Game Night: A success! (except for the clips I didn't actually watch)

Video Game Night was awesome!

Kevin and I scoured the internet and some VHS tapes for some obscure and not so obscure video game clips. (By the way, none of them were from all the video game movies I've seen over the years).

A lot of clips went over a lot better than I would have expected, like a montage I put together from Secret Video Game Tricks, Codes, & Strategies of all byzantine NES codes that made the Contra code look like pushing the start button. Although one clip that I never actually watched all the way through, the Mario Bros meeting Cher and her dog, seemed to make people physically ill. The Mario Bros meeting Milli Vanilli didn't go over that much better, and I actually cut some of the really bad stuff out of it.

Best of all, I got to talk about being the greatest Ice Climber player that ever lived to a bunch of people who actually seemed to be somewhat impressed. And then I lost a game of Pac-Man, and lost all my street cred, but whatever, I'm never said I was the greatest Pac-Man player that ever lived. Anyway, thanks to Kevin and everybody who came out!

Posted by Will at 5:41 PM | Comments (1)

February 9, 2009

Job interview

I got interviewed by my company about my job.

Who's building Meetup.com? Episode#1: Will Carlough

How clever is it that I titled this post "Job Interview," making you think that I went out on a job interview but was in fact interviewed about my current job? So clever.

Posted by Will at 2:52 PM | Comments (1)

February 4, 2009

Video Game Movie Night!

The illustrious Kevin Maher and I are hosting an evening of video game related movies that will be hilarious and fun and awesome. If you've ever heard me talk about how I'm the greatest Ice Climber player that ever lived, well, you'll probably hear me say it a lot more this Monday, but at least there'll be a reason for it.

Everything you need to know is right here:


See you there!

Posted by Will at 9:28 PM | Comments (1)