Some ridiculous stories.
BTW — Steven Ceballes, you are an asshole. I hope someone gets the police to raid your house for false charges, so you can get a taste of your own medicine.
I’m sorry, but FUCK Germany. They lost the war, but still held on to a lot of their oppression. And since gay rights wasn’t popular in 1941, THOSE people remained in prison for years.. decades… Fuck Germany.
TVChannelsFree.com — I wonder how well this works? I don’t believe in streaming, but still… Might check this out sometime.
I decided flickr should have a black background, and not white. My TV auto-adjusts to various brightness levels, and thus the white is preventing me from seeing the deeper shadows as much. “Flickr Shades”, on this page, meets my need.
It seems like this would be a worthy safety measure for any car or bicycle. 1 roll is a bit expensive at $1/foot, but with 2 rolls the cost comes down a bit. It would make sense to buy 2 and split with a friend. I think I want some for Christmas!
May 27, 2008
May 26, 2008
Because of 2 extraordinary months earlier this year, I had predicted I’d reach 400,000 by April 27th (later revised to May 10). But it wasn’t until much later — May 24th — that I actually reached 400,000. I guess you can’t count on constant growth. Also, I had previously named some bad cops by name, in the subject line, and that seemed to really increase traffic. But a turn towards posting movie reviews instead of naming bad cops in the subject line definitely lowered the traffic some.
May 26, 2008
But of course, it’s important that we are tolerant of all other religions, and that we do not insult Islam, right? They should be allowed to kill each other, and we should not be allowed to insult them, right? Idiots.
May 26, 2008
PEOPLE: I could do without Sally Field, who I feel is a relic from yesteryear — but she was playing an “America’s Sweetheart” / washed-up-but-famous soap-opera actress anyway, so it actually felt appropriate. Kevin Kline and Robert Downey Jr. also costar — but it was Elisabeth Shue who provided a special treat … Other than Hollow Man, I haven’t seen her since Back To The Future and Adventures In Babysitting! She is delicious eye candy; so sweet… And only 28 or so in this movie. Also, a tiny role by Carrie Fischer.
QUIRKS: The entire movie was a quirky “tv show bleeds into real life”-type plot, which is a postmodern cliche that I’ve grown fond of. What’s in a plot, anyway? Jack London sold plots for $5, y’know. I am reminded of The Larry Sanders Show, another endeavor where shows bleed into real life in a twisted, comical way, often relating to rivalries between various “talent”.
To a lesser extent, I am also reminded of Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future, another show-about-a-show-within-the-show and the consequences therein. Though Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future was not a comedy; It was to me the most brilliant hour-long live-action show on TV until Twin Peaks, Six Feet Under, and 24, so it is always fresh in my mind.
BAD STUFF: The real problem with this movie, unfortunately, was that the humor level simply wasn’t high enough. Nor was it twisted enough. Like Bongwater or Hudson Hawk, this movie had an incredible cast, and did not live up to the expectations one would set when reading who is in it.
RECOMMENDATION: If this sounds like your kind of thing, see it. But if you’re just looking for great comedies — this isn’t it. But if you like Elisabeth Shue, or want to see Robert Downey Jr. movies now that he is even more famous as the star of Iron Man — go ahead. If you’re a fan of the cast, and just want to see them, then this definitely delivers.
May 25, 2008
FANTASY ANTHOLOGY SERIES: Thieves’ World. Robert Lynn Aspirin JUST died, and it reminded me of how much I absolutely LOVED this fantasy-anthology-series growing up as a kid. I have the original printing of the first 10 or so books. And now they are going to maybe make movies?!?!?! That would be SO awesome.
I never actually read any Aspirin, other than his contributions to the Thieves’ World books (Which were comprised of stories written by many authors, the only other name I remember being Diane Duane,I think.)
But Thieves’ World stuck in my mind growing up… a LOT. Though it was hard to get a hold of the “final” book(s).
It was like a mature Middle Earth. It was where I first heard of anti-rape devices being vaginally implanted, which, when raped, would close sharp teeth onto the invading penis, cutting it off. That haunted me in 8th grade, hehehe.
I remember the “Vulgar Unicorn”, which was an awesome name for a tavern… And I remember some of the characters names, such as Shadowspawn, Enas Yorl, etc. I really don’t remember much, come to think of it. But it was so freakin’ awesome at the time that I read it (middle school!)
May 24, 2008
Jundullah — sounds like bad stuff. As always, I am suspect of anything coming from PrisonPlanet. But, as always, they have a ring of truth that cannot be completely denied, and are sometimes proven right, by mainstream media, much later.
May 23, 2008
No shit, sherlocks!
You can sell your software to whoever you want, at whatever price you want! First Sale Doctrine — an important copyright-related law which the corporations have been trying to stomp out as we switch over to an all-digital world. The battle isn’t won, tho
One of the children was 27! Half were under 5! They had a fucking TANK. Teenagers get pregnant all the time (Esp in a shithole like Texas). Forceable separation is only legal for IMMINENT danger. Evidence was insufficient. Religion is dumb.
This looks a little more involved than our “Mr. Beer” kits.
Even some hospitals are starting to have patients blog because they recognize the therapeutic value. HT Ryan.
McCain is the only one to mention it in his campaign, yet he voted against funding anti-slavery operations! Also: If this is not a case for proper immigration laws, I don’t know what is.