Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Howl Snippet #2

who howled on their knees in the subway and were dragged off the roof waving genitals and manuscripts,

Allen Ginsburg

Don't we all want to wave our written words and genitalia to the world.

Howl Snippet #1

who disappeared into the volcanoes of Mexico leaving behind nothing but the shadow of dungares and the lava and ash of poetry scattered in fire place Chicago.

Alllen Ginsburg

Political Scandal in Brief

It is the classic Washington scandal, we screwed up by telling the truth.

C J Craig, the West Wing

California Wildfires: Nature's way of Clearing Builtup Suburbs

The fires in California are more then the result of a "natural disaster". It is the result of the development of low-tax, low density suburbia. The low density means too much land is used for too few people. Low taxes mean that public services can't be provided. Little or no regulations means that suburbia mindlessly grows.

Southern California was the birth place of a type anti-reality "conservativism". The Reagan revolution believed in making the world safe for billionaires, millionaires and assorted retainers, with low taxes and lots of growth. In the same way some that parts of coastal Gulf of Mexico shouldn't be rebuilt in time for the next hurricane, the low density semi wild land suburbia of California probably shouldn't be rebuilt in time for the next wild fire.

Here is a an article about San Diego and its fires. It includes this description of a developer friendly civic regime.
Local politics also plays a role in this "natural" disaster. San Diegans have failed to learn the lessons from the terrible firestorms that ravaged the county in October 2003. At the time, San Diego had no unified county fire department. The city, the county, and outside agencies failed to work in concert. The city had a small fleet of antiquated fire engines, no firefighting helicopters, and not enough money for radios, batteries and emergency fire shelters for its firefighters. At the time, the city, arguably the most fire-prone major city in the United States, ranked 40th in the nation in firefighters per capita.

Beware of Smokey the Bear

I am to only one who wonders who he mauled to get that hat?

Stephen Colbert

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Living in an Alternate World

If We Were Living In An Eastern World, we would drive Korean cars, watch Japanese Anime, and wear clothes made in China.

Metallidude wondering if we aren't already
in the althistory discussed in the thread,
"If We Were Living In An Eastern World".

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Paying for The Bullets

The current Chinese Communist regime has habit of whacking lots of people. It is an old Maoist tradition. They charge the families of the condemned the cost of of the bullet through the brain. An Austrailian comedian in this video is asking the local Chinese communist consulate to pay part of the cost of whacking its dear leader.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

What Else is New

Here is a review from the New Yorker of a new technology history, The Shock of Old.

It blew my mind.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Hunting for Vegetarians

So let's say... I'm a vegetarian and I like to strangle something recreationally.

-Bucky Katt defending
meateaters role in the cycle of nature
October 11, 2007

Another Promised Land

God: so to where do you want to lead your people

Moses:Ca caa caan


Moses; no! to CANADA!

Chrono's Fog redirecting
Moses in Jews Discover America on

Monday, October 15, 2007

An Insult to Ireland and New Ireland

In a thread on, All countries' populations switched with their "New" counterparts, there is thus Irish insult from Wesforce.

And "New Ireland" is a tiny, rural island full of cannibals.

No change there then

A Few Good Ad Men

You can't handle a bigger logo!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Identity Fraud Explained Away as the Cost of Living in an Interesting Country

Even if this was true who cares. This country was built and run run by men with worse stories than whatever you imagined.

-Bertram Cooper of Sterling and Cooper

Ah the Wonderful Accepting Right

I spent the night with every republican luminary save McCarthy and Jesus.
-Bertram Cooper of Sterling and Cooper on the ocasion
of the 1960 American Presidental election.

The Voices in Our Heads

On Jihad Watch in a thread about a Muslim's attempt to promote "world peace" by random killing.

reference to the Bicameral mind and the origins of conciousness

Funny how that voice in the heads of Muslims never seem to tell them to clean the parks, help the poor, look after the orphans, get off welfare, stop forcing your wife to wear the bedsheet in public, buy breath mints, stop blaming evrything on other people, speak up about the Jihad that smears Islams image of Peace, treat females like actual equal Humans .

BUT NO , Allah keeps telling them to Murder, steal, whine, sue, behead, attack, plot agianst(sic) people, use welfare to breed like flies for more Jihad-Johnny's, bomb Public Transit, kill children, kill little girls going to school, Kill Kill Kill Kill.

Can you see a pattern here folks?

The voice in my head tells to to lose weight, pay your bills, be polite, help neighbours, pick up trash, help the elderly, help tourists, help immigrants adapt, donate to charity, give away my old PC , fix PC's for free or almost nothing, pay fair price for Yardsale items, and don't act as if my SH*T don't smell like everyone elses does.

Buy hey, maybe Allah is so deep and loving that I just can't comprehend why murdering people to show you're a Peaceful God is the correct way to love someone.

There are many psychotic people who hear 'voices'. Some of them hear the 'voice of God'. When God says 'strike that man down, it is time to strike that man down. With psychotics , there is a lack of critical reasoning. It may be that 'God' told this individual to drop his pants in public, or throw his dinner plate. The psychotic never question why 'God' would tell them to do something so stupid, or meaningless.

At least in the Islam, when Allah says to 'drop your pants', you can understand why. The voice of Allah comming either as a hallucination, or through the Quran, another hallucination, makes the motivations clear. With the psychotic infidel, the motivations are not so clear. So what Islam really is, is a structure provided to hallucinating muslims, who desire to 'drop their pants' in a pure and holy way.

So for the sake of purity, it is important to follow Allahs insructions, killing people, or 'dropping your pants' in public, is acceptable as long as you have Allah on your mind when you do it...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Cool New Show: Pushing Daisies

This show Pushing Daisies combines the amusing tweeness of "the trouble with Harry with lots of other amusing tweeness. Here is a quote from the secound episode from a "villian".

"...a long subliminated interest in botany."

Art School , Why?

If I wanted to mingle with a bunch of geeks wearing leotards I would have stayed in art school.
- Chi McBride giving the reason why or why not enough
of us have gone or stayed in art school.

The Downside of Misplaced Optimism

When it doesn't work out you end up drunk in my apartment and yell at my roommate's cats.
Donna Moss giving the other side of plans oft gang awry.

Be (un)Kind to Animals

"I've done unspeakable things to animals I've never intended to eat.
Stephen Colbert promoting anti-vegetarianism

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Beware the Wrath of the Barefoot

"'d have your throat cut within five minutes."

"Because I'm a northerner?"

"Because you're wearing shoes."

An exchange on the danger of drinking
around shoe-hating rednecks in
Bernard Cornwell's Rebel.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Forest Factories

"It was not until November that I found my brother, printed on the back pages of a magazine..."

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Roman Discipline

Legionaire Titus Pullo is a hero of the XIII legion, but look at him now. Justice knows everyman's number. He has committed a terrible sacrilege, he will pay for with his life. As will any man here who breaks the law. Brawlers and drunkards will be flogged, thieves will be strangled, deserters will be cruified.
- Senior Centurion Lucius Vorenus laying down the Law

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Hitler as a Game Character/Player

Xbox Hitler is not as scary as Nintendo Hitler.

He can find Jews hiding behind walls simply by head butting the wall!

- Anonymous comment on a chart on Indexed that
shows an inverse relation between
calmness and the hero population.