Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Seeking Lionel Hutz

I need a good attorney. The Menlo Park police just busted me with their high tech gadgetry. They alleged that I ran a red light at 11:33 pm on September 15, 2008. Let's examine the facts:

Picture 1 claims that I was in front of the stop line .29 seconds after the light turned red:

That is ludacrisp. For the record and according to this picture, the light was yellow .29 seconds before I approached the line. I doubt that any high tech wizadry can detect that time differential.

Picture 2 alleges that I am beyond the stop line with the light visibly red. Ok, I can stipulate this. For the record, I am operating within the speed limit at 28MPH in a 50 MPH zone.

Picture 3 needs no explanation. That is unmistakeably my mug - although I argue that there is an uncanny resemblance to Daisuke Matsuzaka. A blatant abuse of power - to denigrate the citizenry like this. Also, for the record, my eyes and mouth are unusually wide because of the blinding flash from the picture. A safety hazard nonetheless and a fact in my favor, IMHO.

Picture 4 tries to tie it altogether by getting a picture of my license plate. I cropped it for privacy reasons. I can respect the logic here. That takes away my Anthony Kim argument as well.

My court date is approaching so I need some legal counsel. There are some good facts in my favor including, without limitation: the fact that I'm driving a Prius, the fact that I'm operating within the speed zone and the fact that I am driving home from Oakland to the Peninsula after an 8 hour flight on JetBlue visiting the parents, bless their heart. Wish me luck.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Moot Court days

DMX's performance reminds me of my Moot Court performance back in law school. Wish there was no bleep...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Facebook Beacon has a ton of hope

The answer to this question is a resounding, "Uh, yes." Good to know that "Ab exercises won't get me a cut body" since I had no intention of doing any anyways. Green tea switch is on the radar. "Ultra" green tea sounds intimidating...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Actually, yes, I'm the IT guy

A classic unintentionally hilarious article entitled "7 Things NEVER to Say to Asian-American Executives."

Some nuggets:

"You must be the IT person."

"You're not Asian, you're from India."

I guess I shouldn't find this so hilarious. I'm also lucky that I work from home, I suppose.

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

No snarky, self-consciously ironic, NSFW post here. Jennifer 8 Lee just wrote a book called, "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles." Haven't read it so I can't hype it but I was pleasantly surprised to see her set the record straight with one fact regarding my Pop, Yongsik Lee. Yes, this is how I went to college. My Dad invented the first fully-automated fortune cookie machine and I witnessed first hand the #1 requirement in starting a business: sweat.

I spent one year writing fortunes and in true outsourcing (ie, laziness) fashion, I hired a Harvard JD/PhD in Philosophy to write the fortunes for me. I paid $.50 per accepted fortune. A true CPI model. A man before my time. I never actually calculated the lifetime value of a fortune so maybe I wasn't really before my time...

Congrats, Jennifer, and look forward to reading your first work!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Threadless.com, Giants-style

I can respect this.

From Busted Coverage.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rickey Henderson Classic

Among the many terrific Rickey Henderson jokes is the one where Bobby Valentine was reading the newspaper in the dugout, and Rickey Henderson asked him, ‘what paper do you have there?’ and Valentine goes, ‘Wall Street Journal’ and Henderson goes, ‘pass me the sports section.’

From The Big Lead.