April 29, 2006

QWERTY reporting for duty, sir!

Okay, it's a bit over the top, especially since I've never served(my father did though; does that count?). Anyway, see Captain Ed, Frank J. and Derek for more info.

I support the war on terror. Could some things have been done better? Sure. Then again, hindsight is always 20-20.

And here's the logo, which will be proudly displayed in the sidebar as soon as I can update my template:

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April 28, 2006

Sounds about right

From VW Bug comes this:




Your Famous Last Words Will Be:



"I dunno, press the button and find out."

Aparently my friends are somewhat at risk simply by hanging out with. Crap, I knew that already. I'm not certain that they know yet. But they will...

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April 27, 2006

There IS a God

Okay, readers of this blog will know that I already believe in a divine being. However, the fact that the SciFi channel is creating a BSG spinoff is actual proof. Okay, that and beer. Whatever works for you.

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A lost cause

I'm with Jonah on this one:


Irrespective and regardless of numerous objections from readers, I stand by my position that irregardless is not a word. As this explains it is at best "nonstandard" English. The most I am willing to concede to my critics is that the war to keep irregardless out of common usage is surely a losing one.

For a longer explanation of the "word's" controversy check out World Wide Words

I grit my teeth every time that piece of claptrap dribbles from someone's mouth. Gah.

Update: Derbyshire has more:


---Irregardless. A lost cause. I saw the wonderful movie Hester Street soon after it came out in 1975. At the point where the smart-aleck lawyer says: "Irregardless, as we lawyers say..." everyone in the movie theater laughed. Today, nobody would see the joke.

I'm reminded of time back in the 1990s when Websters essentially said fuck it and stopped to point out the distinctions between imply and infer, finally listing them as synonyms. I knew then that the end times were upon us.

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How to look happy at work

Via a coworker:

Obligatory Office Equipment (OOE)

"Keep On Smiling"

Another sensational idea for office equipment!


  • Workload getting to you ?
  • Feeling stressed ?
  • Too many initiatives “cascading” down ?

    Here is the new low cost way to cope !

    Take 2 paperclips and elastic bands. (Fig. 1)

    supplies.jpg

    Assemble them as shown on the picture.(Fig. 2)

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    Apply the construction as visualized in Fig. 3


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April 26, 2006

This week's sign that the Apocalypse is upon us

Beer manufactured specifically for dogs.

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How to fix your computer

Even if your's isn't broken right now, this will greatly improve the look and feel of your current PC. See below for the informational graphic. more...

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Say it ain't so!

Experts claim that astrology doesn't have any "connection between the traditional sun signs of the zodiac and characteristics of individuals."

No shit.

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April 25, 2006

Rrequired reading

Sometimes, Mike is good. Other times, he's damned good. Excerpt:


f you want our national defense to be supervised by such people, vote Democrat. I know lots of people — Bill Quick and Al Maviva, two people whose opinions I deeply respect and almost always agree with, come immediately to mind, but there are others — who say they’re done with the Republicans. I sympathize greatly; I’m pretty pissed at them myself. Al and I have tossed some e-mails back and forth about all this, and I simply can’t say he’s wrong; I share his frustration, and I think it’s more than clear that the Repubs do indeed need a damned sharp reminder of what they’re supposed to be all about.

But every time I’m just about to the point of joining Al and Bill and tossing off a long goodbye-and-good-riddance letter to the Repubs here, I run across something like this. And the marrow-freezing thought of the Dems running our foreign-policy and national-security strategies stops me dead in my tracks.

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Important announcement

Gregg Easterbrook and TMQ return to ESPN's Page 2 after a two year hiatus at NFL.com.

That is all.

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In a nutshell

The fact that President Bush, among others, has publicly called for an investigation into the high price of gas pisses me off, because he should know better. Liberals are even more hypocritical on this issue, as Jonah so clearly illustrates:


We are horribly dependent on foreign oil. But we shouldn't develop domestic oil or boost our refining capacity. We need a gas tax to wean Americans from foreign oil, but high gas prices are an outrage. We need alternative forms of energy, but we shouldn't use nuclear power. We need renewable, sustainable energy, unless it spoils the view of rich liberal icons.

Got it?

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April 24, 2006

I go on vacation and...

Michelle Malkin founds "the world's first full-service conservative Internet broadcast network", which goes by the name Hot Air. Bryan Preston and the Maker of Worlds are on board as well. Their purpose? I'll let Michelle give you the scoop:


I formed Hot Air Network, LLC, to bring ideological diversity—because we all love diversity–to the videoblogging world. And because it looked like a lot of fun. Two of the most cutting-edge bloggers on the Right have joined me in my cyberquest: video editing whiz Bryan Preston and the almighty Allah Pundit. Allah likes to think of us as a little Internet garage band. Only we’re playing in three separate home offices and a basement. But you get the idea.

And now my already extensive blogroll expands a wee bit more. Very, very cool.

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More yummy goodness

Everything and Nothing hosts this week's Carnival of the Recipes, installment #88 in the series. If you're looking for some ideas to spice up your table, then this is the place for you.

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Bark! Bark! Bark! Owwooooo!

Well, well, well. I've received various responses to one of my posts that have, on occasion, been a tad out there. However, I feel that I've finally arrived: I just got my first raving, anti-Semitic, frothing moonbat response. Not to be confused with non-anti-Semitic frothing moonbat. Anyway, I've adjusted the comments to reflect what he/she really meant to say. However, I couldn't resist the temptation to reveal what this oozing pustule on the ass of humanity had to say. Let's examine the comment line by stark raving batshit crazy line:


The comment justifying the stance of Israel is ridiculous. Israelis have become biggest destroyers of humanity..they are repeating Nazis have done to them

What was the comment to which this brain donor referred? Perhaps this one:


1) Israel peacefully coexists with its frothing mad neighbors

2) Said neighbors kill a buttload of Israelis

3) Israel kills the people responsible

4) The world condemns Israel's action as not helping the peace process

5) Repeat ad nauseum

Why yes, I can how the idea that a country that only wants peace might actually take issue with the murder of its citizens could make you mad. And the Nazi reference just gives the whole construct some panache. But let's continue with our peace lover:


When i read about the fucking cruelty which they show to palestinians today, i feel that Nazis should have burned all of them alive at that time itself, so that the world would have been better.

Wow. I wonder if this most civilized of commenters hies from Europe, considering that that is the prevailing opinion over there. I'm certain that if a nuke wiped out Israel, a few of our self-styled betters would wipe a tear from their cheeks before continuing their slide into the abtss. Most, though, would probably celebrate for weeks on end because "that shitty little country" would no longer bother their collective consciences which, of course, are underdeveloped.

Here's an FYI to any other people who feel tempted to post anti-Semitic claptrap on this my blog: don't. I reserve the right to censor you, ban you, fuck with your comment in general. I do not tolerate your kind here. Now go fuck yourself.

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April 19, 2006

Cool: a conservative woman and minority to boot

I read with disgust the insane rantings on idiotic moonbats on Michell Malkin's site. However, Frank J. has started a list of blogs that are proud to display the following banner:

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I am a proud supporter of Michelle Malkin's right to be a woman and a minority.
Feel free to join in.

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Food resource

An infomercial coming soon to a TV near you:


Cue the music. The curtain rises and it's Tom Cruise!

::applause::

Tom: I'd like to thank everyone for coming today.

Host: Tom, we're so happy to have you on today. You're here to show us your new cookbook, right.

Tom: That's right, and here it is: After Lunch. After Dinner. Yes, Afterbirth!. Placenta, one of the great untapped food resources in the world today.

Host(clapping): That's great, Tom! Isn't it, audience?

::crickets chirping::

Put it on right after one with the spray-on hair. It'll be huge.

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I do not think it means what you think it means

Here's the title of the article: U.S.: Israel Has Right to Defend Itself

And here is some of the text:


Israel has a right to defend itself but should consider the effect on peace prospects as it weighs a response to a deadly suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, the State Department said Tuesday.

Peace prospects? PEACE PROSPECTS?! Are you fucking kidding me? The only peace that Hamas wants is the kind that they'll get when all of those icky Jews are dead. Well excuse me for thinking that Israel should make a new parking lot where the current Palestinian headquarters are located.

It's like Groundhog Day, only without the Andie McDowell sex at the end:

1) Israel peacefully coexists with its frothing mad neighbors

2) Said neighbors kill a buttload of Israelis

3) Israel kills the people responsible

4) The world condemns Israel's action as not helping the peace process

5) Repeat ad nauseum

The freaks out there depend on the fact that the Israelis are civilized people. THere are many times that I wish they were a little less civilized and that they would fucking wipe one of their enemies off the map. Then again, I'm a dick, so your mileage may vary.

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April 17, 2006

Free grill

You can get a free BBQ grill from any of the following stores:

A&P

Albertsons

Costco

Food Lion

Fry's

Kroger

Meijer

Publix

Safeway

Sam's Club

Target

Vons

Wal-Mart

Winn-Dixie

I especially like the higher shelf which can be used for keeping things warm!


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I can dream, can't I?

I will be too old to visit when it's completed, but I'm looking forward to at least seeing construction being on a permanent moon base. Excerpt:


Nasa, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is developing a plan to send people back to the Moon half a century after it was first visited by Apollo astronauts.

Only this time Nasa intends to stay on the Moon by building a lunar base permanently manned by astronauts who will help prepare the groundwork for an even more ambitious manned mission to Mars.
...
The 2008 mission to the Moon will be the first of many robot missions that will culminate in a manned lunar landing between 2018 and 2020, the first since Apollo 17 in 1972.[ed. note: If you'd have told me back in 1972 that we wouldn't have visited the moon again before my 40th birthday, I'd have assumed that you were insane]

As a lifelong scifi buff, the thought of visiting the moon and staying there for a while is pretty exciting.

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The sky is fallying!

Then again, maybe not. Chresten Anderson links to an open letter to the Canadian Prime Minister. I'll excerpt briefly:


The problem is very clear since “observational evidence does not support today’s computer climate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future. Yet this is precisely what the United Nations did in creating and promoting Kyoto and still does in the alarmist forecasts on which Canada’s” as well as all of Europe’s “climate policies are based

The 60 experts, many of whom are European, go on to say that “even if the climate models were realistic, the environmental impact of Canada delaying implementation of Kyoto or other greenhouse-gas reduction schemes, pending completion of consultations, would be insignificant. Directing your government to convene balanced, open hearings as soon as possible would be a most prudent and responsible course of action.”

That must have been a BIG check from the fossil fuel industry.</sarcasm>

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