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Wacky.

October 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

Quite unexpectedly, joshdrescher.com became available recently. I, of course, snapped it up post-haste.
In so doing, I was forced to wonder a bit about any OTHER Josh Dreschers out there. There are apparently eight of us in the US, which is a weird combination of creepy and interesting.

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Look Dad, I’m famous!

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

I’ve given up on tracking most of the press I do at this point, since it would turn this poorly-maintained blog into little more than a mountain of self-pimping nonsense. HOWEVER, I feel obligated to point out this recent GameSpy piece because it’s written/inflicted by Patrick Joynt, who is a stand-up dude that I [...]

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Just in time for Halloween…

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

It begins.
I am, of course, prepared.

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Dammit google.

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

How many times must I point out that *I* am the most important Josh Drescher in the world?

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Are you a Nazi [ ]YES [ ]NO (Check One).

August 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Misc.

Paul and I are at the bar on our flight home from London to DC and he hands me a green customs declaration card. I’ve seen the one we give to US citizens returning home, but haven’t seen the one we give foreigners entering the country. I review the front. Lots of [...]

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Learning things The Hard Way

August 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

The last few weeks of my life can be summed up by the following (click to embiggen):

As a note, I recognize that citing Cerebus will make Paul assume I’ve lost my mind, but that’s what happens when he abandons us Colonists for a few days.

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Search me.

July 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Misc.

Google Analytics presents:

Search Engine Referral Theatre!

or
How People Find Me On the INTERNET!

snallygaster (there were actually about ten variations on this one)
christians against manga
sideshow bob cruel cold hearted republican
why is bobby fischer screwed up
kucinich/gravel ‘08
death from choking on a carrot
how to fix a scorched carpet
thomas kinkade drunk
mmo guide of carnal knowledge
josefine mutzenbacher pörno

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Rated ARRRRR.

July 2nd, 2007 · No Comments · General, Misc.

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
* torture (3x) * abortion (2x) * fucking (1x)
All things considered, I’m surprised to find I’ve been so well-mannered recently.
(via Ralf)

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Democratic Simpsons casting.

June 29th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

Ralf’s cast is posted here.
My take would be:
Joe Biden

Sideshow Raheem - An angry man. An angry, angry man.
Hillary Clinton

Cookie Kwan - Aggressive, overbearing, confident. Good at what she does, but profoundly unlikeable. Prone to screaming.
Chris Dodd

Hans Moleman - Doddering, frumpy, somewhat depressing to watch.
John Edwards
Tries to [...]

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Democratic Debate number… uh… whatever.

June 28th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc., Politics, Rants

[NOTE: I need to go back through and extract more specific quotes, as the format moved SUPER-fast and made it tough to get details down without missing the next response. I'll do that tomorrow.]
Tonight’s debate is from Howard University and is apparently all about “black issues.”
I’m not black, but I appreciate PBS still letting [...]

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Summer Project: Reading Cerebus

June 22nd, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Over the course of the summer, I’m going to read the entire 300-issue (6,000 page) run of Dave Sim’s Cerebus. My initial thoughts on the project are posted here.

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CULTURAL DISPATCH.

June 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” is very good.
Am I referring to the album or the song?
Now THAT is a good question.

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The Circle of Life.

June 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc., Politics

Ralf takes one of my drunken, off-hand comments and runs with it:
This inclines me to be inspired to write up a further list of candidate/Simpsons character parallels. But I don’t have time at the moment.
Well, okay. Maybe just a few….
Brownback=Reverend Lovejoy
The one where he is sad and playing with his trains.
(see above)
Tancredo=Moe Syzlak
“Immigants! I knew [...]

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Look, Ma! I’m on the “iTunes!”

June 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

Our podcasts are now available on iTunes - for the low, low cost of nothing at all.
If you have iTunes installed, check it out and subscribe. DO IT NOW.

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You MUST buy Runaway Comic #3.

May 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Art, Misc.

Why, you ask?
Because, in addition to being the swanky work of one Mister Mark Martin, it sports a glorious back cover featuring artwork by two of my childhood (and current) artistic idols - Jim Woodring and Steve Bissette.
Oh, and also ME.
And a bunch of other people. But mostly ME.
Yup, feast your eyes, kids:

In case [...]

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Blood Diamond.

April 24th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

1:47 in the AM EDT (ignore whatever the damnable time-stamp says).
Am an hour into listening to a two-disc set of Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits - with no sign of stopping (who knew he had so many Hits?).
Growing concerned RE: my possibly being a Neil Diamond Fan.
Obviously, Sweet Caroline is great, but what’s up with He [...]

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In this time of tragedy…

April 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc., Politics

…please note that:
Your personal political beliefs regarding guns and gun control have been completely validated.
I don’t care what side you’re on, I just want you to know that I know that you were RIGHT and that this whole sad situation would’ve been avoided if only everyone had listened to you. Your support for or [...]

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Vonnegut Week.

April 17th, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Harrison Bergeron
THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, [...]

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Vonnegut Week - LIBERAL CRAP I NEVER WANT TO HEAR AGAIN

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

LIBERAL CRAP I NEVER WANT TO HEAR AGAIN
Give us this day our daily bread.
Oh sure.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Nobody better trespass against me. I’ll tell you that.
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are the merciful.
You mean we can’t use torture?
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Jane Fonda?
Love your enemies. [...]

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Vonnegut Week - Day One

April 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Because I won’t be able to resist fixating on it anyway, I hereby declare the next week to be VONNEGUT WEEK. I am also doing this to try and rebalance the scales, since far more people seem concerned about the career of professional skeleton cowboy Don Imus that with the passing of a literary [...]

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