Take something you love, tell people about it, bring together people who share your love, and help make it better. Ultimately, you'll have more of whatever you love for yourself and the world. -Julius Schwartz (1915-2004)

Monday, February 27, 2006

....or maybe not.

It never happened. Too many ideas, too little time.

I have another idea....lower-maintenance. Good idea, though. We will see.

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Coming Soon

I think I have bored of this site and this format.

My blog is moving...

New Title
New Format
New Blog


...the loyal will be rewarded with the new address.

The disloyal can kiss my @$$.

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

File this under "dumb bitch got what she deserved"

...but not nearly enough of it.

from today's Chicago Tribune:

Ann Coulter Cuts University Speech Short

By SHELLEY K. WONGAssociated Press Writer

December 8, 2005, 4:10 AM

CSTSTORRS, Conn. -- Conservative columnist Ann Coulter cut short a speech at the University of Connecticut amid boos and jeers, and decided to hold a question-and-answer session instead.

"I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am," Coulter told the crowd of 2,600 Wednesday.

Before cutting off her speech after about 15 minutes, Coulter called Bill Clinton an "executive buffoon" who won the presidency only because Ross Perot took 19 percent of the vote. Coulter's appearance prompted protests from several student groups.

About 100 people rallied outside the auditorium where she spoke, saying she spread a message of intolerance.

"We encourage diverse opinion at UConn, but this is blatant hate speech," said Eric Knudsen, a 19-year-old sophomore journalism and social welfare major who heads campus group Students Against Hate.

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It goes on, but you get the idea.

Ann, you're a f*cking nazi, and you deserve to be booed off the stage every time.

(Clinton only got elected because Perot...? Why do I have the feeling she glossed over how Bush blatantly stole the election in 2000 in Florida by refusing to allow every vote to be counted? We're bringing democracy to the world, but we don't practice it at home, etc.)

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

What I'm Reading Now

Right now, I'm reading Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. Its pretty good.



For a long time now, I have wanted to read a book by sequential art superstar Frank Miller called 300. Frank Miller is known for many works, including The Dark Knight Returns, which I used to think was one of the greatest graphic novels ever, and Sin City which was recently a movie starring uber-skank Jessica Alba. I didn't see it because I didn't want to contract a venereal disease. (For those of you who don't know the code, "sequential art" and "graphic novel" both mean "comic book." For the literati.)

Anyway 300 is out of print, and I don't feel like paying the going rate at ebay. It is available at half.com and elsewhere, but sometimes I'm just lazy. Besides, I found out Gates of Fire is pretty much the same story (kinda) and Barnes & Noble is just down the street.

As Bill Cosby used to say, I told you that story to tell you this one. Both 300 and Gates of Fire are about the Battle of Thermopylae. Never heard of it you say? That's because it happened in Greece 2500 years before you were born.

Things weren't looking good for the Hellenic world. The Persians were invading. (That's Iran to you and me today.) Thermopylae was a resort town in the northeast of Greece. Hot springs and whatnot. It was also strategically interesting in that there were jagged mountains to the south and cliffs to the sea to the north. And you have to cross that strip of land to go by land to the rest of the penninsula.

Now comes the really interesting part: as the legend goes, 300 Spartan soldiers (tough bastards, those Spartans) held off 100,000 Persians there for a week. A whole week. Also as legend goes, when the Persians arrived at the scene, they called for the greeks to lay down their arms and surrender. The Spartan king replied, "Molon labe." Translated, that means come and get them.

I told you they were tough.

Anyway, good read so far. And quick. Check it out for yourself before Hollywood ruins it.

I would be reading this or this, but I'm afraid my brain would asplode.

Now go read something for yourself.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Office


The best part about The Office on NBC?

Each episode is better than the previous episode. Its as if the television gods have given me the perfect gift: a television show in which each episode...is the best episode ever.

Check it out on Tuesdays (soon to be Thursdays) on NBC.

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Coded Message Mondays - 12/5/05

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Battlefront II

Mrs. 1047 bought me Star Wars: battlefront II for the Xbox quite unexpectedly today.

I will see you all again when I emerge from my den next spring.

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