Not too long ago, I read a few articles about how Netflix slows down the shipping process for customers who view too many movies in a month (around 8 – 10 for the 3 discs at a time plan). Over the past few days, I sent in two DVDs and finally received replacements. Each one, as always, came with a return envelope addressed to the “Nearest Netflix Shipping Facility”.

The addresses?

PO Box 17699
New Brunswick, NJ 08906-7699

PO Box 49021
San Jose, CA 95161-9959

And my personal favorite…

PO Box 30720
Honolulu, HI 96820-0720

Because we all know Honolulu, HI and New Brunswick, NJ, are practically right next door to each other.


No Really

Is this guy for real? All hail our heros Tom Delay and Grover Norquist.



I would like someone to explain to me why this is true.

To quote the article,

Pogue writes: Late tonight — specifically, 123 seconds after 1:00 a.m. — the time and date, for the first time in all of humanity, will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

Wouldn’t this have been true in 1906, 1806, 1706, etc., as well as come again in 2106, 2206, 2306?

Am I missing something?


On the Flip Side

I may have missed out on dirt cheap hotel stays in Japan, but UCLA beat LSU, giving me the edge over B-Dawg in our basketball pool for third place.


Golden Opportunity

Travelocity goofed, posting multiple hotels throughout Japan at just a fraction of their regular prices. Hotel rooms at some of the top end hotels around Tokyo and Osaka were available for $0 – $5 a night, much like the Expedia fiasco late last year. Unfortunately, instead of being home where I could find out about the deal and hop on, I was out having fun.

Hard to believe lighting strikes twice, though this time I get to follow along without having any skin in the game.


The Simpsons

The only thing surprising about the idea of a Simpsons movie is that it took 17 years to come about.