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Penguin lust.

September 15th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Movies, Politics, Rants

“Nature is really stupid.”
That was my immediate response to March of the Penguins as Aubrey and I left the theatre. Specifically, I believe I said those words should be included in the film’s title. I may also have used the “f word.” After sitting through it, I couldn’t help but marvel at [...]

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Always the last to know.

September 14th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Misc., Rants

So I get email from my insurance company about ten minutes ago:
Valued Policyholder,
We recognize that you may soon be experiencing severe weather conditions due to the hurricane heading toward your area. Our thoughts are with you and your family as you prepare for this possibility.
We would like to offer you some basic safety procedures that [...]

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Why, oh why?

September 6th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Politics, Rants

Rape gangs, dead babies, oceans of feces, looting, snipers, reports of cannibalism, fires, suicides and on and on and on down there in the bayou. Why’d this happen? HOW could this happen, here in the Good Ol’ US of A?

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The New Front Line.

September 1st, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

“It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.”
- HST

Strange and dangerous days in the Big Easy. Things are getting worse and worse, just about everywhere. Everywhere, that is, except for a certain [...]

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I continue to love the media.

August 30th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it made landfall on Monday.

Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a [...]

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No ski = zombies

August 24th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Rants

Don’t make Jamie angry.

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And on this day, I came to truth.

August 19th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

The truth of Pastafarianism.
I can’t WAIT for the next census.
Anywho, what started as a gag has become a much bigger “deal” as of late, with the great folks at boingboing putting forth the $250,000 Intelligent Design Challenge:
We are willing to pay any individual *$250,000 if they can produce empirical evidence which proves that Jesus is [...]

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Well, fuck you guys.

August 12th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

This is about as annoying as it gets.
A former investment banker and the son of a Swedish ambassador to the US, Wachtmeister got the ASW idea during a boar hunt at a friend’s estate in Germany. “I was crouched in the leaves, meditating alone, and thought: Relationships are like assets. Why not create [...]

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86,400.

August 2nd, 2005 · 1 Comment · Rants, Technology

That’s how many new blogs are created every day - according to the BBC. (Via Lum)
On the one hand, it’s nice to see people taking an interest in… uh… well, whatever the hell blogging’s purpose is. Glorified navel-gazing, I suppose. But the signal-to-noise ratio is starting to get pretty dodgy.
It’d be [...]

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Hi. We’re England…

July 31st, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies, Politics, Rants

…and we RULE the “shutting your ass down with technology” game.
While we can all agree that smacking potential suicide bombers is a good idea, you have to wonder how far-removed we are from… well… a world you’re about to learn all about from a movie*.
* Movie based on comic book you haven’t bothered to read [...]

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Best. Comic. EVER.

July 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics, Rants

Liberality for All.
It is 2021, tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 9/11 It is up to an underground group of bio-mechanically enhanced conservatives led by Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy and Oliver North to thwart Ambassador Usama Bin Laden’s plans to nuke New York City…And wake the world from an Orwellian nightmare of United Nations [...]

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This just in…

July 12th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Misc., Rants

…one in three Americans is an idiot.

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Attn. Corporate America.

June 30th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

Controlling the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile for a day would not be “the ride of my life.” That distinction is reserved for riding around a Chuck E. Cheese’s on the back of Maggie Thatcher while a top-shelf REO Speedwagon cover band plays Can’t Fight This Feeling.
That is all.

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Awesome.

June 28th, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

In the wake of the SCotUS’s decision that local governments are permitted to use eminent domain to forcibly transfer land from one private party to another, this press release makes me smile:
On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire [...]

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Open Letter.

June 22nd, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Politics, Rants

To Kansas School Board:
I am writing you with much concern after I read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design to be taught along with the theory of Evolution. I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for [...]

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Okay Billy.

June 22nd, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Rants

Ladies and gentlemen, please stop what you’re doing and take note of the fact that mankind has achieved a new high watermark in delusional, megalomaniacal bullshit:
Fresh on the heels of the release of his first solo album, “TheFutureEmbrace,” Chicago rocker Billy Corgan says he’s breathing new life into an old dream: The Smashing Pumpkins.
In a [...]

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And I thought AMERICAN fundies were creepy…

June 17th, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

According to Scotland Yard, young boys from Africa are being used as human sacrifices by Christian fundamentalists in London.
They are brought into the capital to be offered up in rituals by fundamentalist Christian sects, according to a shocking report by Scotland Yard.
Followers believe that powerful spells require the deaths of “unblemished” male children.

The 10-month [...]

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It’s time, once again…

June 14th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies, Rants

…for movie reviews - Kingdom of Heaven and Cinderella Man.
Spoilers abound, of course.

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OFFICIAL.

June 10th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

Scarface t-shirts have replaced Che t-shirts as the uniform for the most consistently irritating people alive today. I have much science with which to prove this point.
DO NOT QUESTION MY SCIENCE.

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Update.

June 9th, 2005 · 4 Comments · General, Politics, Rants

RE: The gay kid stuck in the Jesustani Penal Colony.
Wonder of wonders, it looks like a rescue effort is - in fact - underway.
For the past four days, groups of protestors have gathered outside of the Refuge prison compound to show support for this poor kid. And they’ll be out there every day for [...]

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