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Mar. 26th, 2009 @ 02:26 pm One point about the BSG finale. (Spoilers)
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Click here to read.Collapse )
Jun. 26th, 2008 @ 04:04 pm Okay, here it is...
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What you've all been waiting for.Collapse )
Jun. 19th, 2008 @ 01:18 pm [Insert Evil Villain Laugh Here]
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I want one!



It's called the Villain Chair.

It's made in England by Suck UK. They want an arm and a leg and an arm, and your first born child for one (£3600, OUCH!).

But that is just... yeah.
Mar. 25th, 2008 @ 05:44 pm More Politics...
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This article, by David Brooks goes over the possible consequences of Senator Clinton continuing her campaign when she has only a slim chance of winning the nomination.

Here's what I think. I can understand Senator Clinton's frustration to a point. She believed, and quite rightly prior to the start of the Primaries, that she was going to be virtually unopposed and would take the Presidency easily, riding a wave of anti-neocon sentiment. Neither she, nor her advisers were prepared for the grassroots phenomenon of Senator Obama. Since the beginning of the Primary season, Senator Clinton's campaign has progressively turned more negative and become far more concerned with why Senator Obama should not be President, rather than why she should be the Democrat nominee. At this point, her campaign seems so determined to hang on to the bitter end. Which may end up radically dividing the Democrat party, giving Senator McCain an enormous opportunity to win in November.

Earlier in the campaign season, I posted in this blog that I would most likely vote for Senator McCain rather than Senator Clinton, if she were to win the Democrat nomination. I don't for a moment think either would be a good President. Senator McCain, despite his experiences as a POW, sounds far too much like a Neocon Hawk, and Senator Clinton when not attacking Senator Obama, spends too much time praising Senator McCain or padding her qualifications to be President with highly exaggerated versions of her experiences as First Lady. I don't want more war, and I don't want another President who uses FUD as easily as Senator Clinton has lately.

Politics is often referred to as the Art of the Possible. It's all based on compromises. However, for several Presidential elections now, we've had to put up with choosing between the lesser of two evils. Or, as I like to put it, figuring out which one will be worse and voting for the opponent. I'm tired of that.

My grandfather always said that you should vote at every election. As he put it, "Too many people have died so you can." I agree with that sentiment. But, if Senator Obama doesn't win the nomination, I am seriously considering not voting at all.
Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 02:53 pm Scab Posting/Ad-support
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Y'know... I understand why people are a little upset by this. Plain and simple, no one like ads. However, Livejournal has been ad-free all this time, as I understand it, due to their paid accounts. It seems the paid accounts aren't covering the bills anymore.

So now, free accounts on Livejournal will be ad-supported. So? If you use Google at all, you see ads all the time. If you don't want the ads, then pony up for a paid account. If I understand it correctly, it won't even affect current free accounts, only new ones. If true, then no present free account holder should be whining, since it doesn't affect them. However, this is the Internet, and people use it to do three things primarily. File-share, watch porn, and whine. I've done my fair share of the whining.

It's not that big of a deal with the ads. Also, it's not that expensive to get a paid account.
Mar. 10th, 2008 @ 11:43 pm The new Hulk movie.
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Here's the teaser.



Okay, what you don't see here, but has been shown in various leaks about the project and some of the stills is that they're using crap from the Hulk tv show from the late 70's.

I want to see Hulk. I want to see Hulk smash things. I want to see Hulk get medieval on people/armies/generally anything that might get in Hulk's way. I'm not real interested in Ed Norton's take on Bill Bixby's Emo Banner. Half of the entire setup for the tv series was itself taken from the Green Lantern/Green Arrow "hard-traveling heroes" storyline from the same time period.

What I do not want: Lame.

What I am afraid of: That while the moon may not be made of green cheese, this film is starting to smell like it might be.
Mar. 6th, 2008 @ 06:07 pm More traditional Bush
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This article from Reuters, over King Dubya's comments today on the fifth anniversary of Homeland Security founding.

Same old Bush, same old fearmongering.

He tells us to be afraid by mentioning 9/11.

He tells us why we're supposed to be afraid by mentioning Bin Laden's "plans are in preparation."

He tells us who's to blame for us being afraid, the Democrats in the House who refuse to okay the bullshit wiretapping law.

Oh for fuck's sake! At least vary the god damned formula every now and then. Every time our great King wants something, he does the same thing: Be afraid of ____! Here's why you should be afraid of _____! >Insert random liberal<, is why we can't stop _____! So give me what I want, or _____ will happen!

How many times has he given the same speech? I mean they change the structure around slightly, change the names to protect the guilty and say the same shit, over and over and over. At this point I don't believe that George W. Bush has the leadership ability to get a den of cub scouts to go a block and a half so they can get milk and cookies. I seriously wonder how he ever ran Texas.

Over in mckitterick's blog, I commented that it would be just too damned funny if King Dubya got sentenced to eat a half pound of Escolar a day for the rest of his life.

For those not familiar with Escolar, extempore (Professional Poker Player Paul Phillips) summed it up quite nicely:

"Escolar: the fish that makes waxy orange oil explode uncontrollably out of your ass."

I keep seeing ol' Dubya in my mind trying to do one of his little speeches and he keeps having problems.
Mar. 1st, 2008 @ 01:00 pm Blarg!
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Such a wonderfully expressive word.

I know that this will make my conspiratores in the Mac Writers' Group happy

The 70 Days of Sweat Writing Challenge

I'm like #213.
Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 08:21 am The People's Mario
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Click to watch the clip.

A soviet/russian Mario complete with bloody struggle of the proletariat worker.

Note: This is about Mario Mario, as opposed to Luigi Mario. I don't want anyone to be confused.
Feb. 27th, 2008 @ 11:22 am A sad day.
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William Frank Buckley Jr. is dead at the age of 82.

If you've read this journal for any length of time, you should be aware that for the greater portion of my life I've been a political conservative. In fact, I still am. At least, for the most part. As a teenager, I remember reading National Review, and I remember watching Firing Line. I have always been amazed at his command of English.

He may have been called sesquipedalian and pleonastic, but for me he was the very definition of the word erudite in terms of the English language. While he fed my political beginnings, more importantly, he also gave me a lifelong love of the English language itself. Without which, I'd never have had the desire to put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard.

He will be missed.