Sunday, December 25, 2005
Jesus is a popular figure for statirists and comics. In TV series South Park Jesus, the son of God and the host of a cable access program has a boxing match with Satan. The entire town bets on Satan over Jesus. Satan in the red trunks 7'8" weighing over 500 pounds fought Jesus in the white trunks 5'8" 150 Pounds. Satan took a dive and won everyones money.
A newspaper in Denmark published some cartoons about big Mo'. Now the Muslim world is very upset.
Click on cartoon to enlarge.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Christmas: a Documentry:
This is a little mocumentry about the working conditions at the north pole. The animator of this peice says he influenced by "the Office" there is a little bit of Aardman here as well.
The Twelve Pains of Christmas:
This flash is a negative version of the the Carol. The first verse is "buying a tree" with several different trees being offered.
A standard nice positive carol plays while Santa leads his troops into battle against all of the world. Nice use of fascist iconography.
Suicide Santa resembles oneof those early arcade games. Actually alot of flash are retreads of earlier 8 bit games with some additional creepy feature. In this case Santa(s) is trying to kill people.
Finally one Christmas flash without any creepy sophpmoric humour.
Cluck of The Bells:
a choir of chickens sing.
Friday, December 23, 2005
Recently all over world people are listing their religon as Jedi in census forms. Here is a little post from SHWI suggesting that Dick Cheney as well as being unpleasant in normal ways is also a Sith Lord. Here is way tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much information on the Sith from Wikipedia. Which kinda of proves the point that the web in general and Wikipedia in particular are very good sources of nerd knowledge.
Update: Here is the story of the guy who politely requested that Cheney commit a anatomical impossibility.
Now according to a blog I follow, Dhimmi Watch, the Gazans are begging for the Israelis to come back.
Here are some recent notable ads. There was a recent ad from Space, the scifi channel from ChumCity. A school teacher is shown teaching Klingon language, grammer and the batleth. Here is an AIDS awareness ad from Nike in South Africa. what is interesting about this ad is way that it is both a PSA and recognizable Nike Ad.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Here is the main page for BBC3 Bach Christmas.
Here is the schedule for BBC3 Bach Christmas.
here is a link for BBC player.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Very little of the coverage focused on the inability or unwillingness by the moslem rapists to understand and accept western culture. A society that needs the chador and purdah to restain its men does not will prepare its members to spend any time on a beach. Then there is the problem of moslem crime generally. Here is an interesting and alarmist report about moslem gangs in Sydney by a retired cop. The report comes from a literary magazine.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
This gets to one of my pet peeves. At what point after long decades of occupation does an artist, musican, scientist or whatever begin to identified with his chosen country. Handel spent most of his life in England. Listz, French-Polish, spent his entire adult life in France, shouldn't he be considered a French composer rather than a Polish composer who never composed anything in Poland. Whistler painted in England, and Madame Currie spent her productive years, the last 43 out of 67, in Paris.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
At this point the refugee can return to the hellhole of Gaza. A lawless slum where the ammunition has fallen as food costs have gone up. A consequence maybe of the orgy of looting of the greenhouses of gaza. Allowing stonethrowers to attack the already purchased greenhouses was not wise.
The terrorist refugee should be happy that her life goal of self government of palistinians, or was that conquest of Israelis, has been fulfilled in the Chaos of Gaza.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
The problem with the new Conservative Party is that the old Progressive Conservative Party was killed so that the Reform Party could wear its skin as camouflage. If the Conservative party was composed of people like Hugh Segal and Joe Clark they would be the government now. Instead they are composed, like the Reform Party, of angry cranks, with a split between angry religious cranks and angry economic cranks. Only the occasional leavening of old PCs allow for an impression of a party with fitful sanity.
Onetime supporter of Progressive Conservatives, longtime opponent of the Reform Party.
Friday, November 11, 2005
Bit Torrent link for No More Star Trek.
There was some discussion of people being able to manufacture on demand for their own personal needs. Star Trek was mentioned in only to say that the technology for replicators are not here yet.
Listen here for discussion.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
The general, the host and the regular panalists all talked about the need to reduce poppy cultivation in Afghanistan. All were wearing poppies, as part of the regular run up to Rememberance Day.
I would describe the refusal to drink wine a symptom of a lack of willingness to be French. It is an unwillingness to fully intergrate.
"It's the police who are provoking us," said a bearded man in a white cap and North African robe in Aulnay who would give his name only as Mohamed. "They don't like foreigners."
He said he had moved to France from Algeria in 1971 and lived in the neighborhood for 30 years. All four of his children were born in France, and though he is unemployed, they have all found jobs.
"They say integrate, but I don't understand: I'm already French, what more do they want?" he said. "They want me to drink alcohol?"
If Algerians want to live in France why did they make Algeria leave France. If the Pied Noirs, the French in Algeria, had to leave Algeria maybe it is right in the future for the Algerians in Franch to return home to Algeria.
Problems With Splogs & Time-Based Searching
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Just like so many Americans my friend loves the clubs and club music lyrics so he went ahead and built an awesome website about club music lyrics. When he's in high spirit he goes to the site and start reciting all his favorite club music lyrics. Says it's good for the heart. Guess what? I gave it a shot and it works great!
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Week on the Web
A CHINESE blogger's site has been shut down days after its nomination in the "freedom of expression" category of an international blogging contest.
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Wednesday, November 02, 2005
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This week it is Duke Ellington. I have always liked Ellington and his program has exposed me to more of his pieces than I knew existed before. Today episode dealt with the more complicated peices he wrote after the death of his mother. It ended with Caravan. The "Duke of" comes from an antedote from Haval that unlike Count Bassie and Earl Hines it was assumed that Ellington's first name was also his title.
Here is a little ad about the headbanging appeal of all good music. Enjoy.
Monday, October 17, 2005
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Thursday, October 06, 2005
A came across a blog called Mini Microsoft while logging into blogger. I find it interesting that a blog detailing the inner bureaucratic life of Large and Flabby is hosted by one of the arms of Google. Inside I found a wide discussion about Microsoft employee rating system and other HR issues. The discussions in the deep innards of microsoft reveals a company too big, so it fails. Also here is another dinosaur/microsoft joke based on the horrible ads.
The book composed of three intermingled parts. It is a general history of the Pacific war. It is a travelogue of a middle aged veteran touring the battlefields, the ones he fought on and the rest of the allied battlefields of WWII in the pacific theater. And a harrowing account of a young man's killing time. The problem is a whole it doesn't quite work.
The general history covers much of the same ground that other works including ones by the author have done better. The emphasis is on a general overview only. The travelogue by middle aged author is a morose and sad remarching through the battlefields he never saw and the ones where he never saw much of, except the man in front of him, the ground, the slit trench, some trees. It is the last part of the memoir is a memoir. It sketches a story of the author up until he joins the US marines from the narrative gets more muddled, scary, and angry. There is a lot of anger. The anger of the young is why can't things be better, the sadness of the old is the realization that things can't be.
The memoir of the young marine written by the middle aged man hits many of the points with the same we have seen in other works of history, memoir and fiction. Manchester is sent to Parris Island and is exposed, along with his fellow ivy leaguers, to the ignorance and violence of the traditional south. He is sent to OCS and flunks out. He trains with his intelligence squad. He has some experiences in California before shipping out and killing. Then the long slog as one by one his squad is killed. He gets a million dollar wound, not disabling but enough for a ticket home. He escape hospital and flees into combat for a worse wound. If Operation Downfall had occured he would out of hospital in time to die in Japan.
The violent language of the young marine is in sharp contrast to the Olympian view point of the historian or morose musing of the middle aged veteran. The language comes alive with descriptive terms both appropriate and filthy. REMF, rear enclelon mother fuckers. Fuck your Buddy, the self rating system of officer candidates. One of his squad, the Ragged Ass Marines, is turned away from a new cemetery because of a lack fresh clean clothes. The pointless death of a souvenir hunter. The necessary death of an incompetent officer.
All in all a good read filled with anger.
Here are two obituaries of William Manchester by a military site, and by his college where he taught, that reflects on some of the horror of memory.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Mark Tidwell wrote a book about bayous and other land forms particular to coastal Lousianna, called, Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast.
Saturday, October 01, 2005
I was trolling around the BBC4 archives when I came accross a series called Soundscapes. This a series of programs where various animals are recorded. These recordings are then edited down and narrated by a naturalist.
Since I have been listening to alot of ambient stations lately, I found these recording great. Here is the Sea Eagle, the Swallow, a Grey Seal Odyssey, a Serengeti March, and the Pond. Enjoy.
Friday, September 30, 2005
The reverse is also true. Societies/economies that find it to be increasing expensive to provide for durable goods, like austerity in wartime will spend less on consumption to provide human and material resources to feed factories. In Island in the Sea of Time, a small town is marooned in the Bronze Age. They find they don't have all the human, material and technological resources to maintain late 20th technology. One engineer calculates that entire population could spend five years building a hydroelectric dam to power an aluminium refinery. Of course they would all starve before dam is finsihed.
The problem with American deindustrialization is not that they have discovered they can produce the same material goods using few technological and human resources. The problem is that they have decided not to run their own factories better but increasingly to buy from Chinese ones instead. Blame Walmart the traitors, although, many people don't want to, like Slate, CIO Magazine, Robert Reich, and many other apologists, paid shills and the usual suspects.
For more information on the Philosopher Pangloss go his wikipedia page.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
From Ted Rall
It is no accident that almost every tinpot hell hole calls its leader "el Presidente". In earlier times buccaneers would annoint themselves kings. Now after winning, killers appoint themselves president. President is just annother word for king, it doesn't have anything to do with democracy. That is why there is order of succession for the yank president. And that the american president has the powers and responsbilities of George III. A prime minister on the other hand has no set term of office but can lose any time. He or she serves at the pleasure of the legislature. A prime minister has to do more than convince people with TV Ads occaisionally but also to continue to convince people close up everyday.
Update: Listened to an Antholpological discussion on "kingship". It also brought up the problem of having presidents as temporary kings.
The Image is from Ted Rall's site, used without permission.
Monday, September 26, 2005
Roger Ebert's review the latest Cronenberg film, The History of Violence, has a weird simile. He writes how Viggo Mortenson's character is like Jimmy Stewart until violence erupts. This statement drew me back because Jimmy Stewart DID kill people. Stewart flew a B-24 heavy bomber in the US 8th Air Force in WWII. He piloted his own bomber and lead a bomber wing. Bomber crews don't directly kill people mostly, the machine gunners on a bomber do. They are part of a weapon system that delivers explosives hundreds of miles to cities and other military targets. In Stewart's 20 missions he delivered 120 tons of bombs. He probably killed someone.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
I am sympathetic for a bunch of well meaning intellectuals. I can idenify with them more readily than the mad mullahs. However they are the Iranian Revolution Trotskyites. If their side had won and the mullahs lost, someone else would have been tortured, someone else would have been the torturer. The revolution reshuffled the deck of Iran and the intellectuals lost again.
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There must be some evil spambot some where that leaves pointless and meaningless advertising on updated blogs. At first I was pleased that some one cared enough comments. Now I want to hunt down creator and users of the blogspambot and crucify them. Then I play a killing game and thirst for blood is sated.
The governing Republican party should very proud of its ideals carried out. The American Republicans believe in the profit motive as universal organizing pricipal. They also think that government is never effective. It is only matter of time that they reinstate the features of traditional government. Sale of government offices, which are then run for profit. The collection of revenues contracted out to tax farmers. The use of horrific and depressing workhouses to discourage the use of social services and thereby reduce spending on the poor. Capital punishment for crimes such as theft to defend the right of property.
Partying like its 1799.
However industrial development and trade is not wedded to any political philosophy. Most of the political philosophies that have existed or exist now are less concerned with individual living standards of populations then our western civilization. There other animating philosophies than crass materialism and grubby vote buying. When such societies proceed down the path of industrial development the result are societies with productive capacity of the West without a means or inclination to distribute the fruits of production.
Let us look at the productive tyrannies of recent history and how successful they have been at raising living standards. Many such monsters and their appologists would protest that our aims are not their aims. They have other goals and dreams. Sometimes their goals were even more focused on industrial production. Sometimes they were fixated on some mystical ideal. And sometimes the leadership of the productive tyranny would be busy itself with personal luxury. Because of their various hobby horses these regimes didn't let increasing production from industrial development filter down into higher living standards.
There is a new political philosophy that is good for business and bad for people, sort of like neutron economics. Recently read a depressing little tract about how the west is doomed because of deindustrialization. Not because we are using less manufactures but because the factories owners are have transfered their factories to cheaper lands. The trouble is the kind of country that is willing to oppress its own populace to keep down the cost of labor is also the kind of country will violate other contracts. The countries that run tanks over their own citizens will also cheerfully nationalize foriegn assets.
Friday, September 16, 2005
A direct link to the debate is on the front page of KPFTX, a radio station. The debate is broken down into 5 chunks. The first chunk is the pre-game commentry. Feel free to fast foward. The last file is an except of George Galloway's testimony before some congressional committee.
On BBC page for this debate there is a nice suming up. Here is the BBC's seven minute report and condensation of a 2 hour debate.
Journalist Christopher Hitchens takes on MP George Galloway in a ferocious encounter over the rights and wrongs of the Iraq War. Hitchens thinks deposing Saddam Hussein was a noble act. Galloway retorts that an illegal occupation will only create more Jihadist terrorism.
J. Frank Parnell: Ever been to Utah? Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too...
Thursday, September 15, 2005
In my opinion, what is really behind the "chicken hawk" charge is resentment. It's a way of saying, "how dare you ask others to sacrifice what you aren't willing to sacrifice." This is ridiculous and foolish.What is annoying and pernicious about the chickenhawks is the way they are so pro war, pro military and militaristic as long as they don't have to do anything. In a Nation article, Generation Chickenhawk, one coward says.
"I know that I'm going to be better staying here and working to convince people why we're there [in Iraq]," Hauser explained, pausing in thought. "I'm a fighter, but with words."It is as if he talking how privileges for party cadres are justified because cadres can rouse "the people" to fight for the defense of the "homeland".
A chickenhawk is a super patriot who wants somebody else to die for his country. An ancient newspaper, The New Hampshire Gazette, has created a database of these yellow bastards. It also a name for those prey on teenagers.
Sleepbot: Sleepbot is the radio station to fall to sleep to. It is a station mainly devoted to ambience. Here is an educational filmstrip devoted to the history of the sleepbot environmental broadcast.
Radio Rivendell: Radio Rivendell is the radio to play D&D to. Instead of station ID breaks that other stations have, Rivendell has snatches of Gandalf intoning. This station is seriously into the Lord of the Rings. It also has a archive of the music they have played, sorting music by composer, album, movie and game. Rivendell broadcasts in both the Winamp and Windows Media formats.
Blues on Air: Blues on Air is from South Korea. American bluesmen and women have often had to leave the States to get some respect. White Americans only began to listen to the blues after a bunch of Brit blues fans, Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, rose to prominence. Leave to foreigners to take American music and culture seriously.
Poolside Jazz: Since the swamping of New Orleans I sought out places to hear the city's music. I haven't found a station playing ragtime but Poolside Jazz is good jazz station. Listen here for Poolside Jazz, there isn't a link on their homepage.
There are thousands more stations out there listed on shoutcast. Nearly everly genre and style are available. As well as music there are stations with comedy, as well as more specialized venues playing only Goon Shows (off air) and Star Trek.
Then there are huge stations run by the large public broadcasters, BBC, CBC and NPR. These stations have archives of past shows, not limited to merely streaming. BBC has both news, documentry and music stations. They have streaming and archived programs. NPR is focused on news and current affairs. NPR also has a weird federalism structure where the individual stations are run somewhat like franchises only looser. The CBC is mostly offline now because of lockout. CBC has streaming accross the five time zones of Canada. Program archiving is hardy used instead transcripts are sold. As if the business unit for selling transcripts has not beeen adjusted to the internet age.
Today I came across a machine gun ad in IFilm from Dillon Aero (a maker of gatlings). I'm impressed as the helicopter flies above a long line of cars and blows them up. Like the Highway of Death in Gulf War I. Remember that quote from a door gunner in a Vietnam movie, "If they run they're VC, if they don't run they're well disciplined VC". Enjoy.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
The bear was defending his home and native land. Now the "killer bear" will be hunted down and killed. When it was the bear that was at home and the hikers were where they shouldn't be. If a bear does a home invasion whack it. If a human goes where humans don't belong whack the human.
The wilds should be left to the wildlife. Humans should accept that the risks they run, if misadventure happens, should not be bourn be the wildlife. As in the latest Herzog film, Grizzly Man and in Project Grizzly. And in the Simpson episode The Fat and Furriest (EABF19), a take off on Project Grizzly. The sacrifice of wildlife over the graves of dead humans is mildly pagan. As if people want contracts put out their killers.
In 1916 an elephant killed. Because the incident happened in the American south the elephant was lynched, (see here for more elephant lynching details)
"My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years," he says, "to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."Many commentators, bloggers and letter writers have remarked on the antisocial aspects of the neocon philosophy. On MaxSpeak blog this poster, and this incitement to drown Norquist. A letter to the NY Times. There has also been quibbling to follow up the source of the infamous quote. Here in something called the National Debate, where Norquist agrees he said it putting more stress destroying government than "drowning" it.
Here Norquist compares taxing rich people to the holocaust. Here a group called Citizen Solidier , which is mainly concerned with infiltration of the US by Jihadis, complains of Norquist's links with Moslem terrorists. These links are mainly with Saudi financed groups. The US right has its own terrorism, mainly right wing and focused around Operation Rescue and shading from there to assassinations and bombing.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
America has very high tech like India. America subsidizes its aerospace industry like Brazil. It is full of the wealthy like Saudia Arabia. Unlike the rest of the first world the US doesn't have some kind of "socialized medicine", (see Malcolm Gladwell's excellent New Yorker article). The society that can ignore the problem with uninsured can ignore almost anything until a city floats away. A Blogger Kottke put it well when he wrote.
You can point fingers at what's wrong or who's responsible all day long, but the facts remain, America's health care system sucks...well, unless you're rich, in which case nothing really sucks. The BBC put it well earlier this week in writing about the crisis in New Orleans:
The uneasy paradox which so many live with in this country - of being first-and-foremost rugged individuals, out to plunder what they can and paying as little tax as they can get away with, while at the same time believing that America is a robust, model society - has reached a crisis point this week.
Friday, September 02, 2005
Using the same reasoning the Islamic Facists use we would have held Jodie Foster responsible for Reagan's attempted whacking.
Today I listened to a short documentry by a young bully. It's an revealing self protrait by a boy who doesn't fully accept the wrongness of beating up his younger brothers, 5 and 7. One point all you can hear is thump, thump thump. He also looks forward to having his own family where everything will go right all the time. I shuddered as I thought of the future family violence by this young bully.
The rationalizations of the bully and bomber for their actions boil down taking their disappointment and unhappiness on the world.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I was poking around in the Simpson archive. There are the usual episode and character guides. I looked around something on Duffman, there is the Nelson Muntz File. Instead I find this essay on Advertising and the Duff Corporation, here are some more serious papers on the Simpsons.
. Long before the Superdome,
. Where the Saints of football play,
. There's a city where the damned call home,
. Hear their hellish rondelet:
. New Orleans!
. Home of pirates, drunks, and whores...
. New Orleans!
. Tacky, overpriced souvenir stores...
. If you want to go to hell, you should take a trip
. To the Sodom and Gomorrah of the Mississip':
. New Orleans!
. Stinking, rotten, vomiting, vile...
. New Orleans!
. Putrid, brackish, maggotty, foul...
. New Orleans!
. Crummy, lousy, rancid and rank...
. New Orleans!
Friday, August 26, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Years ago I came across a sci-fi story from the fifties about a suburban family after their subdivision died, can't remember the name of the story. There was lots of great grim sci-fi in that time. As a reaction to the postwar cornecopia zeitgeist. Who can forget Harry Harrison's, Make room, Make Room, later made into the movie Solyant Green.
The Anti-Malthusians believe that nothing can ever run out, things will always be great. They feel reassured Malthus and Erlich most dire predictions have not been fulfilled. The difference between optimists and pessimists is that if they recognize reality, not automatic, optimists are disappointed and pessimists are pleasantly surprised.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Merc books and movies
The Wild Geese
The Wild Geese (historical Background) from a pro terrorist site.
The Dogs of War the book, the movie is sucky.
My prospals for reducing drunk driving without descending into some sort of neo-prohibitionist dreamland.
- Drop drinking age to 18. (Teenagers binge drink when they can't legally buy booze.)
- Raise driving age to 21. (Teenagers can't drink and drive if they can't drive.)
- Double the price of gas. (Reduces driving)
- Double transit funding. (Reduces need to drive.)
In a related way it is good when fascists, islamic or otherwise, engage in normal politics rather than using their "armed wings". But they are still nut jobs who would vote in policies they would impose violently. Of course can you trust any political party with an armed wing.
Friday, August 12, 2005
Recently there was anti-Japanese riots in China. The Chinese has recently protested against Japanese atrocities in China 70 years ago. Of course the Chinese would object to oppressive tranny. Because oppressive tranny is by defination is what the Chinese government does. So any occuping force that also practices oppressive tranny makes a claim to be the legimate government.
Sunday, August 07, 2005
The picture is from a fan site, South Texas Diecast, for people who collect, but never play with their toys.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
I found these pictures in alt.binaries.pictures. military. Because of the advances in medical technology in WWI, soldiers survived to be maimed from injuries that would kill them in earlier wars. They were that lucky.
Monday, August 01, 2005
The Saudi crime family was established by his father, Abdul Aziz, a noted thief and rapist. Subsequently, leaders of the family kept up their founder's high moral standards.
In recent years an associated gang has caused legal problems for the Saudis. Luckily, the global policeman remains on the take and will arrest the "usual suspects" to take the heat.
He will succeeded by his brother Abdullah, who has been running the family rackets.
Listened to a documentry that was made a couple years ago, 2003, on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the Indian Railroad. There are also links on the site for the radio documentry for steam preservation societies and official organizations.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
I go look at Rathergood only because I followed a link from a NY Times article was on dominence of cats on the web. On Rathergood the best music video was The First drink of the Day. The sight of drunken monkeys dancing and playing on flying beer cans was energizing. In the same way a new Ringo Starr song Free drinks, is good drunken song.
100% recycled material.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
We have to remember that Islam what spread as a governmental system that had a religon attached. After an area was conquered its inhabitants were encouraged to convert to get a tax break and to be spared enslavement, see the Sudan. Lately I have reading a suitably scary website called Khilafah. It doesn't aim to be scary but it has pronouncements like the below.
...as they are of course forbidden from supporting political parties that stand on platforms of kufr.
Islam grants non-Muslims who hold citizenship, the full rights and duties that Muslims have. Thus again identifying islam as a state instead of a religon. Found in a long series complaining that the Taliban were in sufficently Islamic. Even through the rhetoric of this group rarely spits venom, it can still be scary as in this post about how "respect and tolerance only goes so far". Complaining that in the west Islam can only be a religon.
Look here for a Site called Jihad Watch.
I think the events in London this month show the problem with having immigration to fix short term labor shortages.
In the US and Canada the Japanese population, first to third generation were interned in WWII. At the time the security services suggested that there was no threat. And the programs were pushed through to give some a chance to loot Japanese assets. By all analysis it was pointless.
That was then. Maybe we in the west will have to intern Moslem populations as a precaution. It does not have to be total only those between 15 and 60.
Another fine piece of flash from Newgrounds. Note, graphic violence.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Orwell as also shown up in my favorite Newsgroup soc.history.what-if, also accessible through google.
In 2003 Phil Hunt started a DBWI, wondering what would have been Orwell impact if he had died in the late forties. Look here for The Road to Saigon not written. And another post about Orwell's 100th birthday.
George Orwell, or at least non pseudonymed as Eric Blair, in a huge multipart timeline "A Shot Heard Around the World". He shows up in a where are they now piece as police official/part time writer.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The way to turn your toothbrush into shiv is to sharpen the handle to a point. It doesn't need to be sharp since it is going to be stabbed not slashed. (link from alt.bianaries.pictures.weapons)
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
This is not the usual fare for Newgrounds. Usually they get the first Flash animations produced by budding programmers. That is extremely violent and offensive flash. My favorite flash cartoon series full of offensive violence is the Retarded Animals Babies.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Movementarians: (noun), American political cult of like minded, like thinking, like breathing robots. They have surendered their power of thought so that they can all agree all the time.
I looked at a couple of conservative blogs and then followed links from there to other conservative blogs. The random assortment of interlinked blogs had posts on the same topics du jour. What I found agreement in topic, wording and tone.
Outside the Circle of Fire, Chris Watson. Cheetah picture from a zoo.
The cartoon is from Christian Science Monitor which is from Boston, the source of much terrorist funding of the IRA.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Lately, since 911, and before Lewis has been both well hated and loved. All this hatred and love has less to do with his merits as a historian than to content of his works.
The hatred comes from one side who feels he is not sufficently pro-arab.
The photo is from the BBC website, I only got notice of the blast from Boingboing. Before then I was trying to connect to BBC Radio 4, and was failing even to get the BBC site. I thought I had technical problems because early this week I was having long involved conversations with my ISP's technical support. I had to connect my modem direct to a phone a wait while it was tuned. They had to thottle back the modem to 80% of peak, because my distance from an exchange.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Got this picture and others in the set at alt.binaries.pictures.weapons.
The Catoonist, Lief Zetterling.
Found on Cagle's Editorial cartoons.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Of course the most notorious example of party line behavior is the behavior of the communists before and during and after WWII. Before WWII there were in favour of war on Germany, the same party line was used in multiple countries. Then the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact occured and all communists every where was in pacificists. Then after Operation Barbarossa was launched all communists everywhere were in favour of war. With the cold war developed and all communists every where were in favour of peace and disarmment. The Neocons who are currently infesting Republican party in the US were origimally Trots, or trotskyites.
Of course if you you are going to back evil why not back the worse evil. Check out Cthulhu for President. Their slogan is "Why vote for a lesser evil?" And then recently on SHWI Mike Ralls wondered what would have happened if H. P. Lovecraft created his own cult in same manner of L. Ron
Hubbard. He also included is a theology lesson in the manner of the Jack Chick publications.