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Baracky.

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

I’m looking forward to the fourth movie, where Baracky has to fight a oiled-up, hairless, musclebound Putin to avenge the death of Hillary Clinton.

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So… very… awkward.

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

Ye gods. Someone needs to stop Obama for his own sake. His response to “Bittergate” is actually worse than the original remarks:
As the audience listened nearly in silence, he added: “So I said, well you know, when you’re bitter, you turn to what you can count on. So people vote, they vote about [...]

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What the world eats.

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

An impressive photo essay over at Time.
I was feeling pretty bad about the US until I got to Germany.

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Please don’t suck.

April 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Art, Misc.

Battlestar Galactica comes back tonight. After starting super-strong, last season spooked me all throughout the surprisingly weak middle portion. But things took a decent turn for the better by the end, so I’m hoping that the extended time off has given them the chance to get everything on track and deliver a solid [...]

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My chance at last…

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

…to become a civilian crime fighting dynamo!
Facing tighter budgets, law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly turning to civilians to respond to some calls that sworn officers and deputies are usually responsible for.
That means people calling 911 to report a traffic accident, a burglarized home or a stolen car RAMPAGING SUPER VILLAIN may be [...]

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AFK.

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · General, Misc.

I’ll be in Paris for the next week doing a European press junket. Blogging will probably dwindle to nothing as a result (though I may post random stuff on my professional blog).

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Godless commies! Oh wait…

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Misc., Politics

Mikhail Gorbachev has come out of the closet - as a devout Christian.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Communist leader of the Soviet Union, has acknowledged his Christian faith for the first time, paying a surprise visit to pray at the tomb of St Francis of Assisi.
Accompanied by his daughter Irina, Mr Gorbachev spent half an hour [...]

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The silver lining.

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc., Politics

Obviously, the whole “sub-prime” thing is a national tragedy and people are losing their homes and that’s terrible and blah, blah, blah. That being said, you’ve just GOTTA love this story:
HTFC Mortgage Company CEO Has A Potty Mouth
HTFC mortgage CEO Aron Wider is being fined $29,000 for dropping the f-bomb 73 times during a [...]

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The Devil Horse of DIA.

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Over a decade ago, a statue of a mustang was commissioned for the Denver International Airport. It’s thirty two feet high and freaky blue.

With glowing, red eyes.
And it killed its creator.
It will surely fit nicely with the batshit crazy murals they’ve got in the airport as well (ignore the Art Bell paranoid tomfoolery and [...]

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And now, I panic.

March 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you pants-shitting terror.

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Dammit.

February 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Misc.

Well, as much as I hate to admit it, this is pretty funny (NOT WORK SAFE):

And this, of course, is even funnier (EVEN LESS WORK SAFE):

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25% of Brits think Churchill was a myth.

February 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

No, really. They do.
Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real.
The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth.
And 23 [...]

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Apparently, Eli Manning used to bullseye womp rats in his T-16 back home…

February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

…because he just fired a proton torpedo into Tom Brady’s ray-shielded exhaust port.
I hate both teams, but damned if that wasn’t the second best Superbowl I’ve seen (XXII being the obvious GREATEST Superbowl of all time).

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Important reminder

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc., Technology

Today is International Delete Your MySpace Account Day. Please bear in mind that this is NOT an excuse to run off and open a Facebook account.

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I am an old man.

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

Tonight’s episode of The Simpsons seems to have been tailor-made to make the generation that grew up with the show feel unbelievably ancient. I spent half the episode pausing it and explaining how Gag #252 was a reference to a specific interview Weird Al gave in 1993 on Regis and Kathy Lee or how [...]

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Bobby Fischer has died.

January 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

He passed away in Iceland - cause currently unknown.
Poor, crazy Bobby Fischer.

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Something’s wrong.

January 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Misc.

For some reason, Ye Olde Blog went crazy on me and reverted to a four year old version of itself.
[EDIT] AAAAND we’re back. Apparently, all I had to do was finally get around to upgrading my super-outdated WordPress install. As a side note, things may behave weirdly for a bit, as all of [...]

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Bandwagon, ahoy!

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

With my beloved Redskins eliminated from playoff contention, I am now officially on the Brett Favre Bandwagon from this point onward.
In Brett we trust.

Mr. Favre, tear down that wall!

Brett’s will be done.

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Reminder.

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

Obviously, not much is going on here anymore. That’s because most of my blogging happens elsewhere these days. Specifically, these places:
Random nonsense blogging - http://funtax.tumblr.com
Day to day professional blogging - http://www.joshdrescher.com
I’ll probably put things here from time to time, but the VAST majority of posting will be happening elsewhere from now on.

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Tumblr archives.

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

Tumblr 3.0 is out. One of the cooler (if unpolished) features is the new archive system.
If you’re not on dial-up, check mine out here:
http://funtax.tumblr.com/archive

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