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27 December 2006

A Look Back

20 December 2006

More Than Meets The Eye

The Transformers trailer is up. It actually looks a little creepy.

In Which I Kneel Before My Sweet, Sweet Master

After a more than three year hiatus, we've got cable again. It's the cheap, basic kind, but, just like the last time we got basic cable, they didn't filter out the higher channels. No more watching Countdown, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report via YouTube. In completely unrelated news, posting could be scarce in the near future.

So what else should I be watching?

17 December 2006

A Moment Of Silence

It's a good thing nothing important was going on...

14 December 2006

The War On Christmas Returns

Via Film Chat I came across Operation Merry Christmas. I was going to make fun of them, but it really seems like they do a better job of making themselves look ridiculous on their own. It's kind of like comedian Lewis Black says in his HBO special, Red, White, and Screwed. Comedians today don't need to write jokes anymore. They just need to sit onstage and read the newspaper to the audience.

Meme Pool

A while back everyone's favourite Aussie, Liz, tagged me for this meme. This is the part of the movie where I finally get around to doing it. So off we go then:

Six Things Nobody Particularly Wants to Know About the Person Who May or May Not Be Responsible for This Blog

1) Unbeknownst to many, my left nipple proudly wields a piercing. Yes, it hurt. No, you can't touch it. Weirdo.

2) No department store will ever employ me in their gift wrapping department. My gifts come bundled in saggy, bloated, poorly-taped, easily torn paper receptacles. My poor wife's Christmas presents appear to be placed in gift bags, but that's only an illusion.

3) People who have loud, annoying mobile phone ring tones that go off in public, people who answer their mobile phones while standing in checkout lines, and people who loudly, endlessly twitter on their mobile phones in public places, ought to all be rounded up and shot in the face. Twice.

4) I have never been in a car accident.

5) A piece of advice: you should download or purchase as much Longmont Potion Castle as you can possibly find.

6) Future goals: adopt two children of race or ethnicity other than own; have cars converted to electric; have solar tiles installed on roofing; own various livestock, including hens, cow and goat; slow, deliberate destruction of Western civilisation.

I have been instructed to tag six people to play along. If you're reading, consider yourself tagged.

05 December 2006


This may be the most disturbing video I've ever seen. At least now I know why German hip-hop act Tic Tac Toe always sounds so pissed off.

(hat tip: God Is Not A Hamburger)

Another Dispatch From The War Of Terror

A week ago, a 40-year old man was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a U.S. District Judge. His crime? Attempting to obtain what he thought were the ingredients needed to make Sarin nerve gas and a block of C-4 explosive, and possession of stolen explosives. His plan? To explode a briefcase bomb while Congress was in session. The man, who was convicted in April on a total of five charges, will now instead go to prison.

Of course, you haven't heard about any of this. The "liberal media" didn't report it. Michelle Malkin and Bill O' Reilly didn't go apeshit. The President didn't use the sentencing for a photo op. Hell, it didn't even make the front page of the local paper in the city in which it happened. But I suppose that's what happens when a terrorist is a white man from Tennessee, instead of a Muslim.

(hat tip: Crooks and Liars)