Monthly Archives: October 2002

States To Try Taxation Of

States To Try Taxation Of The Net Again

Online retailers *are* taxed like everyone else.

If I walk into NineNine’s porn store in (say) Kalamazoo, and ask you you to ship the dildo I’m purchasing to my girlfriend in Texas*, you do not have to charge me sales tax unless you have a business presence in Texas.

* unless she’s in Austin and already has 6, in which case that would be illegal

The Truth About Charlie: What

The Truth About Charlie: What the HELL was THAT!?!?!
Does Johnathan Demme have a drug problem? Did he have a big chunk of his brain sliced away? This thing was appaulingly awful, even ignoring the fact that this movie is a remake of a movie I’m not sure I liked in the first place. Never mind that Mark Wallberg is no Carry Grant, he isn’t even a Luke Perry. Perhaps if he wasn’t so horribly bad the rest of the movie would have come into focus.

As it was though, it is hard to find anything good about the film. I can think of worse films, but not by a director that I generally respected.

Thandie Newton was quite nice to look at, but the most I can say about her acting is that she seemed to put everything she had into her lines, even though they rarely made much sense. I suspect she was wasted, as was Tim Robbins, on a sinking ship of a film dragged down by the boat anchor of a leading man.

Erik’s Geekfun Emergency Despite warnings

Erik’s Geekfun Emergency
Despite warnings to the contrary, Salon did not pull my blog 30 days after the free trial ended. It isn’t a suprise really, the number of active posters seems to have dwindled dramatically. I suspect total page views have also dropped. The clearest evidence of this is the fact that my old blog hasn’t plummeted down the overall rankings more quickly.

I am helped by ringing up a decent number of page views early in the experiment, but, most of all, by the fact that at least a few people a day come to my blog as a result of a porn related search on google. It used to be that most of them were looking for a diary of a video store clerk I linked too a while ago. Now though, it is sometimes hard to guess what they thought they would find.