I'll be taking a break from the information reformation for a while. How long, it is unpossible to say.

Here are some wookies to take the sting out of my neglect:

And for a quick link to joy, check out the new interface at tinypic's most recent uploads if you're in need of entertainment.


I never knew white supremacy could be so adorable.

Q: Please tell me the significance of the name Prussian Blue.
A: Part of our heritage is Prussian German. Also our eyes are blue, and Prussian Blue is just a really pretty color. There is also the discussion of the lack of "Prussian Blue" coloring (Zyklon B residue) in the so-called gas chambers in the concentration camps. We think it might make people question some of the inaccuracies of the "Holocaust" myth.

from this interview:
Rising Stars: Prussian Blue

PRUSSIAN BLUE Official Web Site

If there's any justice in the world, these two will be doing interracial porn when they turn eighteen.

Dr. Phil Sex Therapist - video


Gore Vidal, Octocontrarian
Dick Cheney's Covert Action

And, since it bears repeating, that article "War is the health of the state" I posted a couple of days ago was one of the best things I've read this year.



poll: Iraqis support attacks on British troops

My (excellent) wife is down in Iowa this weekend, busy attending to another wedding which I was, due to professional obligations, unable to attend. So to honor her in her absence I went over to a friend's house where we watched the movie "house of wax". This is a horror movie that begins, typically enough, with some young adults in a backwater with no connection to the outside world. Pure schlock till the stage is set, but really, what a stage. If this wasn't a high budget picture, the people responsible for making it look as if it were deserve to have an award named after them. Paris Hilton is in it, and what could suit the mentality that craves a cheesy bloodbath movie better than feminity looking all sexy, and then being totally destroyed by some guy with serious mental problems? If, like me, you're familiar with her, uh, past acting, the idea of a vaguely cylindrical thing getting shoved into Paris's face will seem oddly familiar, but this time it's into her forehead, so don't feel bad if it doesn't ring a bell. (For those people who don't know what I'm talking about, look up "Paris Hilton" on this thing called "Google".)

On a different note, what's the deal with sunflower seeds? I got a cup of sunflower seeds as a present (who? why?) from someone at some point, and it's just sitting on my shelf waiting to be given a shit about, and it's in for a disappointment. I think that to be enthusiastic about sunflower seeds you have to be way more into spitting and fooling around with things in your mouth than I am. About the most commitment I could ever make to a mouth-habit thing would be chewing tobacco, which requires even less work than gum. But have you seen these seeds? It takes a lot of work to nibble around on these stupid things, then spit out half, then do it again and you're spitting the whole time. I don't have the patience if I'm not getting paid for this kind of bullshit.

Lifes Little Annoyances

This rose dipped in liquid nitrogen, shot, and then photographed at high speed knows exactly how I feel!


math as art

Aleph One

You can read about the significance of aleph one here:
Aleph-1 -- From MathWorld
and here:
Transfinite Numbers

The artist's site:

on actors named Fiennes

Ralph up, Joseph down.

It's a good day to stay in bed.


get your war on Arthur Rimbaud - Poems : Those who sit

what is war? print

War Is the Health of the State (Randolph Bourne)

War Is A Racket, by Major General Smedley Butler, 1935 the end of which no toner will remain.


"Sometime after 2009, when historians pick through the wreckage left behind by George W. Bush’s administration, they will have to come to grips with the role played by the professional conservative media infrastructure.":

Automatic blog tracker




New Scientist Breaking News - Astrology is scientific theory, courtroom told: "ID proponent Michael Behe, a biochemist at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, admitted his definition of “theory” was so broad it would also include astrology."

oh dear

An audio file. Not just any audio file.
It's a black preacher black preachin' 'bout the scourge of lesbianism. You just aren't going to believe that this would get said in a church. "Slap some grease on yo' behind.. yo butt ain't made for that!"

Oh man oh man. You could live without me but your internet life would be less colorful.

this is interesting

Images: EFF cracks printer tracking code | CNET

If you only look at one image of these, make it this one.

get this

US soldiers in Afghanistan have now posed dead bodies in praying position facing Mecca, then burned the bodies, to piss people off. This is so stupid I can't believe it. Correction. I can't believe that I can believe this is happening.

Film rolls as troops burn dead - World -

Here's a transcript.

Tom Delay's Capias

This is seriously very cool and if you have the bandwidth I recommend you watch it. Time lapse radar footage of Noth America.
NASA - 21 Named Storms From the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season
...all 21 named storms during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, from Arlene to Wilma...

Target now saying "screw you" if their pharmacist doesn't want to fill your prescription because "you're a sinner":
AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

Tom Delay's Arrest Warrant : Shop :

awesome porn-based art

DESTROY.HOT.ACTION ~ long live the new flesh

safe for work! - Baby Cages Product Line

Christian Exodus :: Come Out of Her, My People

" is coordinating the move of thousands of Christians to South Carolina for the express purpose of re-establishing Godly, constitutional government."

what an asshole

Tom DeLay's booking photo

EXCUSE ME, MUG SHOT. You know, from JAIL.

Pure Pwnage - Episodes


i'm in love

"The Church of Reality is a religion based on the practice of Realism, believing in everything that is real. Our motto is, "If it's real, we believe in it.""

Church of Reality

Let's play


TIME Magazine - top 100 Novels

Ok, me first, the bible.

The Ballad of Matt Harrigon, Pinewood Derby Winner.


Time of death at about eleven PM last night, cause, broken neck, reason, colby/jack.

He/she resisted the peanut butter so I devised new bait and placement and within an hour, SNAP!

RIP, dude.

Cheney's Office Is A Focus in Leak Case

"Some things just aren't funny — at least to the Church of Scientology...

A New Zealand-based website that says it is devoted to "exposing Tom Cruise's moronic behavior in his relentless crusade to promote the Church of Scientology" has been ordered by church lawyers to stop using the domain name"



car show photography


An email I received today:

Good Afternoon,

This memo is to notify you of a public safety concern. Recently we had two incidents involving Luis Cantos that you should be aware of, especially if you are a parent of teenage girls.

Cantos has been arrested twice in Southwest Minneapolis in the last two months, allegedly exposing himself to teenage girls. He is not in custody, and has a court date in November.

The email provides a photograph of Mr. Cantos:

By exposing his weiner to teenage girls, do their parents incur damage?

cool bookshelf

Are you in need of inspiration? Is the holy ghost neglecting you? Do you need some heavy-duty feel-good christian revival?

Look no further than the marcy zone! This puppet's got your spiritual needs covered!

Baby Lulu, Lil Markie, and now Marcy.

The views expressed on this website are somewhat bad.


to the Fucking Asshole Formerly Known as Boyfriend


Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Robert Winston: Why do we believe in God?

Well, not "we", obviously.

lil markie

That movie has come back. All three of these won't have gone own before you get to watch it.
Here's one


Concrete tv has two new episodes online.

i want to see this

Wired News: Finding Gold in Found Video

lesbians ruin everything

IOL: Sperm donor must pay child support


good read

We do not deserve these people

also, print
Imperial Hacks: Right and Left

Ideological Prozac, American Style

today in history

(Is this pretty much the most boring out of all the boring things I do here?)

456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire
1793 - Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.
1859 - John Brown leads raid on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
1869 - Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, discovered.
1940 - Warsaw Ghetto established
1946 - Ten war criminals of the Second World War, condemned in the Nuremberg trials hanged.
1968 - United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked out of the USA's team for performing a Black Power salute during a medal ceremony.
1973 - Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

a joke!

Four married guys go fishing. After an hour, the following conversation takes place:
First guy: "You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend.
I had to promise my wife that I will paint every room in our house next weekend!"

Second guy: "That's nothing. I had to promise my wife that I will build her a new deck for the pool."

Third guy: "Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I will remodel the kitchen for her."

They continue to fish, when they realize that the fourth guy has not said a word. So they ask
him, "You haven't said anything about what you had to do to be able to come fishing this weekend.
What's the deal?"

Fourth guy: "I just set my alarm for 5:30 a.m. When it went off, I shut off my alarm, gave the wife
a nudge, and said, "Fishing or sex?" and she said, "Wear sun block."


At work today, I am hounded by the recent memory of the video of Lil' Markie, which is basically a stage name for a guy named Mark Fox. I can hear the song ringing in my memory's special frequent-replay RAM cache, whose specific job is to hold all annoying songs at the ready. Boulevard of broken dreams by green day, The national cornbread festival theme song, The song that never ends, these are the neighbors of Lil' Markie's latest stain on my neurons.

Rather than forcefully expurge myself of the awfulness like the main character at the end of the (otherwise) horrible Aranovsky picture "Pi", I take some sage advice and make a friend of my enemy, thereby destroying him. So I sank deep into my thoughts on the subject of Mark Fox, and in about ten seconds of not fighting the madness, came to a conclusion. Mark Fox, all televised preachers (and lots of other preachers), and hypersuccessful pituitary white guy Anthony Robbins have in common that they're just entertainers. What they offer is essentially just entertainment.

Out of three functions of media, and there may be more, but out of informing, educating, and entertaining, sermonizing is much more about entertainment than it is either of the other two. You can tell this because in the course of these guys doing their jobs nobody learns very much, and their feelings get very involved. One teaching that preachers and motivational speakers do offer is how to get your feelings to respond, but they bill themselves as more or less indispensable, and that masks their real function. They aren't magicians, they're shysters, and their livelihoods rely on the general public, or at least their consumers, not understanding what they really do.


Yacht Rock #4 is out!

The other day a guy comes up to me an says "The thing about life is you can't have any regrets" an I says "what about the gorilla" an he says "don't regret the gorilla" an I says "what about the leprechauns then" an he says "don't regret them neither" an I says "well what about the muskox or the obelisk or the radish king" an he goes "nope nope nope" an I'm gettin into this now an I says "not even the terrible time tortoise" an he says "I loved the terrible time tortoise" an I figure this guy is the smartest guy ever an we're dancin jigs an singin songs an he gets eaten by a gorilla. The gorilla, she always remembers.

There was a point to this story and one day I will remember what it is and one day when you come back to read it it will be here again.

Fafblog! the whole worlds only source for Fafblog.

How to set up a home FTP server - Lifehacker

Tech Yogurt 23 Ways to Speed Up Windows XP

Big box mart, an animation from

Not safe for Wal mart lovers.



via boing boing, it's (sacred?) art from Jehovah's witnesses, including this picture of how happy you can be when the world burns down, if you believe. If I get into heaven, which totally exists because people believe it does, I'm not going to care that the world is a smoking ruin! I'll have that plastic mannequin's smile that these people do:

And that's just the beginning. Click for more omnicide.

Also see: Millions Now Living Will Never Die! by J. F. Rutherford (Book) in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity, published 1920


Jerry Falwell is an idiot, but at least he's a "patriotic" idiot.

He'll pop you one if you say "terrible things about our president."


Jim Anchower's Hard Rockin' Homepage

Now jean Teasdale needs a page.

And they can just cut it with Harvery or whoever the nerdy guy is with the black street language. That wasn't even funny the first time. But they're the onion and I'm me, so whatever.

Birthday Greetings

Send a Birthday Greeting to First Lady Laura Bush. Seriously. Via what else but the presidential prayer team! (Which is all too real.)

I'm going to tell her to have a great day on her birthday and just do something nice, you know, for HER!

Birthday Greetings

the little people - Bone of Hobbit-like species uncovered - Oct 11, 2005

cool evolution Guinness commercial


Watch an overweight guy with a mullet sing a christian song! Because it's LIL MARKIE!!!

I can't believe what have seen this day. And yet I have seen it.

blue cheese

This is some very good cheese. It sells for 14.99 a pound at the wedge. I bought a 90 cent hunk that they had for people like me who would rather taste the really good thing they can't afford than gorge on velveeta. The half-wheel is priced at 19.60 a pound on their website:

Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Vein - Half Wheel - Approx. 2.5 lbs.

I like this as much as any blue cheese I've ever had to eat as just a hunk by itself. Some cheeses bowl you over, some make you wish for a red zin to drink with them, some cheeses make you think about what else was there you didn't buy, but the Oregon blue was as close to perfect as any blue cheese I've ever had. I ate it at just under cellar temp and suspect it would get a little stranger (probably better) at room temp. Even with its outright deliciousness, this cheese's strength was in its balance, which was immaculate. A plus plus.

Last night I was putting THE finishing touch on a friend's watch (reattaching the bracelet) and I shot a spring bar across the room and deep into my couch, wherein lie the things of nightmares. It's pretty much go bye-bye and now I have to go get another one. Lesson, don't shoot things across the room. Watchmakers spend half their lives crawling around on the floor looking for parts they dropped.

It was a good watch to work on. A cheapie, one for which I'm already overqualified, a Skagen (Danish) that, I couldn't believe it, has plastic wheels. The case was titanium, though. The dial came loose when the dial feet broke in some kind of bad shock so I attached it to the movement with some dial dots (stickum) and put the hands back on. The day, date, and 24 hr hands had popped off when the dial came flying loose so I reattached those, and the crystal (clear part on front. made of glass usually) was scratched so I broke it out and replaced it with a new one. I also scratched off the nine phosphorescent dots that remained after moisture in the watch claimed the other three, and that's the only problem that remains. The little teeny scratches.

dumb video

I don't know what this is.


Crony Jobs

Crony Jobs - Choice government careers for the taking. No experience necessary.

proof of intelligent design

Origin of Noodleous doubleous

people are idiots.

Watch this video. It's pretty amazing.

CNNN (not US) asks people On the Streets of America who they would bomb next.

"Designer Jan-Henrik Andersen, in conjunction with particle physicists, developed a visual language that describes the interrelationships between the elementary particles, both known and hypothesized."

symmetry - October 2005 - gallery: jan-henrik andersen

the 16th Duggar child is born, mother to become pregnant again in 3... 2... 1...

Each one so special.

Arkansas Mother Gives Birth to 16th Child - Yahoo! News

drought in the Amazon

A boat makes its way through a section of the Amazon River suffering from lower water levels near Uricurituba, in northern Brazil, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005. Four Brazilian cities in the Amazon have been declared disaster areas as a continuing drought has dried up rivers and cut off thousands of families from access to food and medicine, authorities said Monday, Oct 10, 2005. (AP Photo/A Critica, Euzivaldo Queiroz)

The world is heating up.

U.S. Forecasts Warmer Than Normal Winter - Yahoo! News

Expensive places to live:
2005 Cost of Living Rankings

are naked women stupid?

This one doesn't know how to properly sit in a chair.

Niether does this one.

These dummies are looking for their lost keys in entirely the wrong location.

And this girl's going to strike a reef if she doesn't keep her eyes where they belong!

If only naked women were good for something.

how American

A new frontier is opening! Let's mob the formerly frozen polar wilderness! Anything up there we can GRILL?

As Polar Ice Turns to Water, Dreams of Treasure Abound - New York Times


food for thought

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. Revealed faith is not harmless nonsense, it can be lethally dangerous nonsense. Dangerous because it gives people unshakeable confidence in their own righteousness. Dangerous because it gives them false courage to kill themselves, which automatically removes normal barriers to killing others. Dangerous because it teaches enmity to others labelled only by a difference of inherited tradition. And dangerous because we have all bought into a weird respect, which uniquely protects religion from normal criticism. Let's now stop being so damned respectful!

- Dawkins


Icon Review - Kim Sterelny on Dawkins and Gould

Evolution is to allegory as statues are to birdshit: Professor Steve Jones

Gould, Dawkins and The Nature and History of Science

Today in watch school I made a screw bluer. It is a hunk of brass connected to a steel rod connected to a wooden handle. The brass has a bunch of little holes in it of various sizes that I put polished screws in and then heated till they were blue. What once was so-so is now intentional-looking. It makes a big difference that the screws are blue, especially because that's how this watch originally had them when it was made at the Illinois watch company in 1904. Somebody, maybe several people, hacked the crap out of it before it got to me so it's taking lots of work on all the parts, bushings have to be taken out and polished, etc. Tomorrow I'll put the screws in and fix Noel's watch, a Skagen quartz job with the hands falling off.

We ordered cases for our school watches from a company called Fricker. I like telling people where my case is coming from because I like saying "Fricker."

A friend of mine had three ferrets and one died a couple of days ago. He called some people and left them a message and told them that if they wanted to come hang out that would be fine, but he was kind of in a bad mood because one of his ferrets died. They arrived with a bottle of whiskey their roommate had given them to give to him and were deeply consoling to him. So consoling in fact that it struck him as a little odd. As he was out burying the ferret they were in the kitchen talking quietly to each other, and when he got back in they had figured it out. When he left the message it sounded like he had said "one of my parents died". They had a good laugh and called the roommate, who after he had finished laughing told him to keep the bottle because it had been worth it.

August Underground's Mordum is supposedly the goriest movie ever made.

I don't know how much you know about the Congo, but it isn't a good place to be.
Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone From Yahoo! News

GPS on the cheap

MAKE: Blog: DIY GPS tracking

via boingboing: "Just when you say to yourself 'industrial films about automated boar semen collection systems never have rockin' soundtracks' one comes along that surprises you. (NSFW?)"

Collectis - Automated Boar Collection System - Google Video



The Hill, The Newspaper for and about the U.S. Congress presents:

The 50 Most Beautiful people


reposted: reloaded

While we're at it, another golden oldie:
Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About

High in the running for best repost yet.

oh yeah, reposted

The crazy-ass christian puppet show!

If you decide to like "morning", then each day will contain a little joy. For me, it's an easy time of day to be happy; not a lot of noise or activity, or things to do. My coffee and I read the news in peace. All but for the garbage trucks, but at least they take the trash away.

Here at chez Dale, my wife and I have plasticked the windows to keep the heat in during what will be the most expensive winter on record, heat-wise. If it gets too expensive, I'll scale the buiding next door and run an extension cord over here to furnish power to my space heaters. I'll paint it black and run it along some existing wires so it won't be noticed, and then have people over for a "stop shivering for a while" party. (We have extra plastic, Rania, for the drafty window in the hallway on two, and more after that. You want it?)

I used to have three jobs at once. That was bullshit and I went back to two, eventually, but for that brief time I was always on my way to or from work. (Or at work.) I didn't need the money, I just wanted to stay busy. That was the year I had seven W-2s. During the time of multiple jobs I knew a lot of other people with multiple jobs, and they all agreed that what made it tolerable was that while they were at one job, they were being thankful that at least they weren't at the other.

These days I still have this experience once a week when the weekend of pharmacy is over and school starts again. It's not a bad job but it does get old, by which I mean, ages me.

Taking-forty-pills-and-putting-them-over-there and so forth, day in and day out, calls for patience of seeing eye dog proportions.

stencils for pumpkins

The Pumpkin Wizard



Overpeck_etal_EOS2005.pdf (application/pdf Object)

how about that bird flu?

I checked, and my hospital has enough doses to treat five patients.
14 WFIE, The Tri-State's News Leader: U.S. Not Ready to Handle Massive Flu Outbreak: Report

mean gene

what happened to this guy?

Jeff Gannon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He's still making a go of it! Does he think anyone is going to remember him for his journalism and not his gay prostitution? YES!!!

Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media

Two things about:
First, because of the way Google selects ads, right-wing websites carry ads for liberal websites, and they can't do anything about it. "Gannon" inadvertently points to a place where you can buy bumper stickers, for example
Image hosted by
Here's the link.

His site has a page that scrolls "So feared by the left it had to take me down." On this page you can donate money to his cause: " As you might expect, recent developments have left me without an income..." Heh.


Here's a blog devoted to boobs. Not safe for hungry infants or work.

It's not very good, but it is devoted entirely to boobs.

holy shit

Coulter turns on Bush:

...Bush has no right to say "Trust me." He was elected to represent the American people, not to be dictator for eight years.

today at the hospital

Transplants: couple of livers, couple of lungs.

"Mean" Gene, longtime wrestling emcee, was a patient of ours and I didn't even know about it. I think having your picture taken with Mean Gene would be much cooler than with some wrestler.

To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say,
No one dared to ask his business, no one dared to make a slip
For the stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip
It was early in the morning when he rode into town
He came riding from the south side, slowly lookin' all around
He's an outlaw loose and runnin', came a whisper from each lip
And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip
In the town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
He was vicious and a killer, though a youth of twenty four
And the notches on his pistol numbered one and nineteen more,
one and nineteen more
Now the stranger started talkin' made it plain to folks around
Was an Arizonia ranger, wouldn't be too long in town
He came there to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
And he said it didn't matter that he was after Texas Red,
after Texas Red
Wasn't long before this story was relayed to Texas Red
But the outlaw didn't worry, men that tried before were dead
Twenty men had tried to take him, twenty men had made a slip,
Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip
The morning past so quickly and it was time for them to meet
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out on the street
Folks were watchin' from their windows,
every body held their breath,
For they knew that handsome ranger was about to meet his death,
about to meet his death
There was forty feet between them
when they stopped to make their play
And the swiftness of the Ranger still talked about today
Texas Red had not cleared leather when a bullet fairly ripped
And the ranger's aim was deadly, with the big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip
It was over in a moment and the folks had gathered 'round
There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
Oh, he might have gone on livin' but he made one final slip
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip
Big iron, big iron,
He tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
Big iron on his hip



Living a Created Life

As working in a hospital has taught me, much of what life consists of is dealing with its container, and that container often malfunctions. But even when it doesn't, it's still an annoying place to be, and much of its maintenance is butt-related.

It is not me that is at fault for bringing attention to this state of affairs, rather, it is the state of affairs which is to blame for requiring my attention. [At this point you have to be asking yourself why you're reading this, and I want to offer you my gratitude for your perseverance. I don't deserve you.] the butt can't be avoided, for each day humans have to eat, and so, they also have to shit. What to do with all the shit is what plumbing and sewers are all about. But what I really wanted to talk about was invisibility.

Given the option of whether to be invisible or not, one has to weigh his options, and some of those considerations, too, are going to be butt-related. There's no escaping it. If you're invisible, one of the good things would be that you could fart whenever you felt like it no matter who was around, and no one who didn't already know you were there would have any idea who had done it. So that would be a plus, especially for someone with chronic indigestion. On the negative side, you'd never know when you were done wiping your ass, and that could, over time, result in uncomfortable chafing.

I guess I'm bummed out that you can't be invisible without a butthole.

This appears to be a good place to get cheap tech toys. - Buy Computer Parts, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras, and Electronics


Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible - World - Times Online

then and now, a cheerleader

President Discusses War on Terror at National Endowment for Democracy

A bunch of flags doesn't make a good president.

Tom Delay Gets Sauced On The Daily Show

A long video about a dj who controls time, and tries to undo accidents, ultimately complicating things.


eXile - Issue #222 - Feature Story - Masha 4-Everyone - By Genghis Goldberg

Brunette "Cassia Riley" is givin' away the store.

Young And Old World Leaders


pay your ticket

I want to pay my fucking fishing without a license ticket, but I can't because the county's fucking stupid web people can't get the site to work. So now I have to devote time I don't have to calling the goddamn phone tree for a half hour and then finally talking to dyspeptic boors who want nothing more than to ruin my faith in humanity's ability to reason.

And if that fails, the ultimate challenge. Actually going to the government office, taking a number, and not killing everyone with an assault rifle while waiting to be served.

It's understandable to tolerate this delay if I'm waiting, money in hand, for a blowjob.

But it's another entirely when I already pay the people who are charging me even more for using something I already own, as a punishment for doing something I should be free to do whenever I feel like it. The system I usually pretend not to hate to bloody pieces is a farce, an insult to my rights as a member of the tax-paying public, and a bureaucratic cock-up of soviet proportions. Fuck.

Hennepin County - Pay Your Parking, Moving or Criminal Citations

enjoy your coat

I sold a coat tonight, a greatcoat. It is huge and weighs a ton and is excellent.

Why I did it I am not sure, because it was a coat of the heaviest, warmest kind, the kind of coat you want when you're up against weather a little worse than you were expecting. And it looks sharp. It doubles as a blanket, and cold cannot penetrate it. I have had that coat so long I can't remember where it came from, and now, having not worn it in ages, have passed it along to a friend, who was looking for just such a garment.

I will still covet it when I see you wearing it, but it is going to good use, and that will have to get me by.

Even if hind-sight is twenty-twenty, it is frowned upon under the sexual harrassment policy.

milk spewer

This is a fake trailer for the Shining. Made me laugh out loud in the library.

awesome christian-ness!

True Christian Halloween Combat Guide

somethingawful points us here:
ClosetMonster's PhotoManipulations

Wherein lie 'shopped photos of men dressed up in womens' bodies. Yeah...

fascist children's book Books: Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!


President Bush's Major Speech: Doing the 9/11 Time Warp Again - New York Times: "The period right after 9/11, for all its pain, was the high point of the Bush presidency."

Seeing Creation and Evolution in Grand Canyon - New York Times: "'It's all theory, right?' asked Jack Aiken, 63, an Assemblies of God minister in Alaska who has a master's degree in geology. 'Except what's in the Good Book.'"

"What do you want to talk about? Politics? Our president is a complete twit. I'll talk about the death of the novel. I'll talk about anything you want."
Vonnegut, on politics, presidents and librarians - Yahoo! News

Not content with a holocaust of brain cells, TV Tower Wires Kill 400 Birds in One Night


God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq - and create a Palestinian State, a new BBC series reveals.
BBC - Press Office - George Bush on Elusive Peace

And just because the photo in this context is scarier than Brian Peppers, if you think about how spooky the president of the US hearing the voice of god telling him to go to war really is, here's that (I'd give you Peppers, I have it right here, but my image host is bonking.):

Bush claimed God told him to invade Iraq, Afghanistan: BBC - Yahoo! News

Do you hear what I hear...


Intelligent design is on the ropes, as it should be, in Pennsylvania. The Panda's Thumb has details on the lawsuit.

For more tear-jerkin' hilarity on the subject, Intelligent Design?� A Special Report from Natural History Magazine

Things in general are not so swell for the non-dipshits. Government cheese for only the evangelical, born-again, left-behind faithful? Looks like it. In America, anything is possible as long as it's krazy kristians who want to git 'r done!

A federal court in New York has ruled that the Salvation Army may hire and fire employees according to their religious beliefs, even though it receives most of its money for social services from the government.

Surprise, the heritage foundation thinks this is just great. What heritage are they talking about anyway?

So is the problem the government funding of religious organizations? Me think is so. Churches should quit sucking at the titty of Bush's theocracy and go rattle their tin cups at the easily intimidated, just as they always have. Fuck, wasn't it Jesus himself whose idea it was to separate church and state? "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s."

dumbass - Bush: Islamic radicalism doomed to fail - Oct 6, 2005

super bad

With mp3s!
WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Van Morrison's Contractual Obligation Album


"I came here today because I believe that American democracy is in grave danger. It is no longer possible to ignore the strangeness of our public discourse . I know that I am not the only one who feels that something has gone basically and badly wrong in the way America's fabled "marketplace of ideas" now functions.

How many of you, I wonder, have heard a friend or a family member in the last few years remark that it's almost as if America has entered "an alternate universe"?"

Text of Gore Speech at Media Conference

thanks for all the freedom!

Southwest boots woman from flight over a T-shirt - Oct. 6, 2005:

" of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a phrase similar to the popular film title "Meet the Fockers.""

Aside from the obvious limited free speech on t-shirts issue, I dig the "similar to the popular...". Weak.

As of this moment I acknowledge the term "mainstream media", for the reason that it is that which identifiably, and unnecessarily, self-censors. The chickenshits don't deserve readers.

cool cgi videos

Not as good as pliex, though nothing really is, it's - home



How much money would you lose if you actually followed the pump-and-dump "stock tips" you get in your spam?

A lot: Spam Stock Tracker


Common-place: What’s "Sacred" about Violence in Early America?

nthposition online magazine: Fundamentalist mind siege and psychic terrorism

The Human and his Spectacular Autumn, or, Informatics after Philosophy

Paul Craig Roberts: Bush is Cooking Up Two New Wars

MP3s lying around.
I thought this was enforced against, or something.

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
- PJ O'Rourke

Cool music video
Call On Me - Ministry Of Sound

WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price


random shit

"So a guy walks into a bar with a monkey. I forget the rest of the joke but your mom is a whore."

"Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it."

If this is true, let us pay close attention to the soundtrack to The Karate Kid. Going through a period that sanctions music like that, for a second time, is too awful to contemplate.

My brother sends this. I think it's the universe's way of getting me back for something.
Joe Esposito - You're The Best
Warning, bad song.
Here are the lyrics.

I wrecked a watch today and rather than order the part to fix it, I tossed it. It was a Belair seventeen jewel with shock-proof jewels with spacers between them. I didn't lubricate the cannon pinion post so it stuck, and when I was trying to pry it off to oil it I snapped off the second-hand arbor.

Lesson: oil the post.

Daily show torrents:
Content tagged with daily-show - CommonBits

Upcoming Republican Rallies:
village voice > news > by Ward Sutton

Grand Jury Indicts DeLay on New Charge - Yahoo! News

Andy Rooney bitches about Iraq and the military industrial complex.


"spice up your dreams" in a skortman sleepskirt. lol

free stereo


An Evolutionary Look at Human Homosexuality

Here's every mad magazine cover ever made.
Doug Gilford's Mad Cover Site

Some days when it's just beginning to rain, I just want to stay in bed. But some days, and I didn't know this before today, but some days when it's raining and I want to stay in bed all day, a giant aircraft passes right over my head, so low it seems like it's going to take out my chimney, and I leap out of bed like Dick Fosbury. I immediately turned on the television to see the breaking news story about the jet that crashed into a residential neighborhood, but thre wasn't one. Instead we're just having some extreme weather, which is going to make driving to school more of a challenge than usual. When it rains here people drive like there's a foot of snow on the ground.



Last week we learned how to pound out and cut out balance staffs, something I wasn't fully comfortable with until today. They're hardened steel so I had to get a carbide graver. I got over the weekend from Otto Frei, and now it's smooth sailing.

We're doing a lot more lecture all of a sudden. We had one about timing last week, and started off this week with one about removing roller tables, hairsprings, and staffs without destroying the balance wheel. The balance wheel is easy to destroy, and impossible in many cases to replace. We learned to true a wheel today. Tomorrow poising begins.



My two favorite radiohead albums are ok computer and amnesiac, in that order. Mystery bug kills 4

20 Things That Only Happen In Movies - Nostalgia Central

Adult comics, if you're into that sort of thing.
All Titles

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
- John A. Wheeler

American Idol singing contest winner Fantasia, it turns out, can't read.

And now she's written a memoir.

Fantasia Barrino Reveals She's Illiterate - Yahoo! News

Fantasia: so amazing I could just shit.



This is a live webcam of some watering hole in Africa.
National Geographic Magazine - WildCam AFRICA

I wonder who would buy this toy.

bad pr

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Magazine ad "unleashes hell" for Boeing and Bell

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Christopher Walken Attempts to Convince a Harlem T-Shirt Vendor That Scarface Can Be a Religion.

Actually pretty interesting.
Alphonse van Worden: It's Only A TV Show


To the Person Sitting in Darkness - Mark Twain

Killer Shots/ Combat Photography


Flora Bush // The Child Left Behind

via mefi

Is God nothing more than an attempt to explain order and good fortune by those who do not understand the mathematics of chance, the principles of self-organizing systems, or the psychology of the human mind? Daniel Gilbert, a professor of Psychology and head of the Social Cognition and Emotion Laboratory at Harvard, discusses his latest research and soon to be published study about the vagaries of religious experience.