Thursday, October 23, 2008

Used Clothing Shopping with Friday

Friday needs a coat. This gentleman needs a coat no longer.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Shambling, Brain Eating Monsters for Bambi

(from bekosh at

Remember in Cook County Illinois the dead have voted in the past. Shouldn't the walking also be allowed to exercise their franchise.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Business Consultant

And business consultants wonder why people see them as talentless hacks with no experience. Increased spending on consultants are generally a sign that company has too much money and too little brains.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pet Peeve: the Times versus The Times.

This is a major annoyance of mine. There is an actual difference between the Times and The Times and the London Times. There is no newspaper named the The London Times. There Is the The Times which because of its reputation has spawned numerous copycats/tributes. There is The India Times, The Irish Times , The Strait Times, The Los Angeles Times and of course The New York Times. It has been the practice of people writing from New York to abbreviate The New York Times to the Times this then entails the describing The Times as the London Times. I find this very annoying. It makes a lot of historical research difficult and cumbersome.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Professor Longhair's one major national hit was, according to Wikipedia, "Bald Head". Would an alternative version of Professor Longhair, a Dr Bald/Mr Clean/Clearscalp/Smooth Man, have a hit called "Long. Long, Long Hair", an erotic retelling of the Rapunzel story?

Howard the Duck Defiled Again

In the latest South Park George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are depicted raping Indiana Jones in recreations of famous movie rape scenes. In the scene based on The Accused, the pinball machine which Lucas rapes Indy is from Howard the Duck the Film. I was a big Howard the Duck fan. I love the cleverness and wit of the original comic by Steve Gerber. Unfortunately as he lost control of Howard the Duck, Marvel claimed he was merely performed work for hire, Howard the Duck was in a death spiral. George Lucas' abuse was enough destroy Howard. Marvel has recently brought back Howard as some halfhearted zombie version of the original comic.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hang the Snobs

I know most of your magazines inside out, I try to devour much as I can.
Ugly Betty

Literary and fashion Snob at Meade Publications

Ugly Betty S01E01

The Business of Love

You know what love is, Belle, a marketing ploy.

Unnamed Madam in Secret Diary of a Call Girk S02E06l

Jazz Musicians, Beret Wearing Heroin Addicts - Colbert

Don't give money to Jazz Musicians they will just spend the money on heroin and berets.

Stephen Colbert

Over and Entering 6th Year

With the Iraq war over and headed into its sixth year.

John Oliver to hapless Iraqi official,
Daily Show 2005/10/09

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Lowest Form of Comedy/Entertainmet/Showbiz - Clowns

Where can we find these clowns.

Drunk in a ditch somewhere.

Clown focused exchange in Pushing Daisies S02E02

In Homer the Clown there was a similar depressing view of the life of clowns by apprentice Krusty Homer J Simpson
Aw, being a clown sucks. You get kicked by kids, bit by dogs, and admired by the elderly. Who am I clowning? I have no business being a clown! I've leaving the clowning business to all the other clowns in the clowning business.

Zombie Prejudice

People who are dead but not dead traditionally come up against angry mobs with pitchforks.

Ned, Pushing Daisies S02E02

The Rewards of Pushiness

It is in my nature to reward pushiness with inattention.

Emerson Cod Pushing Daisies S0202

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Robert Gallo Snubbed by the Nobel Committee

The 2008 Nobel in Medicine, actually half a Nobel, has been awarded to the French researchers who discovered the AIDS virus. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier isolated the AIDS virus and then gave a sample to Robert Gallo's lab which then anounced that he had "discovered" it. From the American perspective the prize of discovery goes to who ever files the legal forms first. Public domain material has been copyrighted and therefore capture in the US. National anthems that have been in the public domain have been successfully copyrighted in the US. Folk songs have been copyrighted and then captured by unscrupplous music promoters, are there any other kind, this happened to the song St James Infirmary. In the case of AIDS the fight wasn't over the psychic benefit scientific discovery but the materials rewards of a patent on a medical test to detect AIDS/HIV.

Robert Gallo's loss of the Nobel makes me happy.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Rae on Harris

Rae Days are better than Harris years.

former NDP Premier of Ontario Bob Rae
on former PC Premier of Ontario Mike Harris
At CBC Toronto all candidates meeting,
2007/10/07 20:29.

Somali Pirates

There is currently a standoff between Somali pirates holding a cargo ship and the US Navy and soon the Russian Navy.

There are some, Somali and others, who defend the motives and interests of the pirates. On a radio discussion of this current crisis, On Point: Pirates and Power at Sea, there are many Somalis who called complaining and excusing the motives of the Somali thugs. Hussean Fiin of, a Somali-American forum, defends piracy by quoting an American terrorist.
The world neglected Somalia for eighteen long years, Injustice, killings, Raping, diseases, Hunger, is what is known about Somalia, The civilized world allow this thing to go on in Somalia so I will say about what is happening(pirates) ‘Chickens Coming Home to Roost’ Malcolm X.
Somalia has not an easy time of it for some decades. The breakdown of state order has meant an undefended coastline. Illegal dumping of toxic waste and illegal fishing have flourished. Somali is also a land of desperate poverty. At first Somali fishermen were merely defending their fish stocks. Later on better financed operations pirated ships further from shore for more than fish.

That Somali is a hell hole is the nobody's fault but themselves. About 15 years there was a major international effort to save Somali from anarchy and civil war. It collapsed after the Somalis demonstrated they would rather have anarchy than order, their own tyranny than another's freedom. If Somali is hell it is because it is filled with Somalis not just other people.

Defensively shipping companies need to revive the practice of convoys. Even if this would lead to more shipping delays and port congestion. Major naval powers need to degrade offensive Somali maritime capacity by destroying ports and coastal communities. Ultimately land needs to be taken for foreign bases to deal with the pirates. A generation or so ago there was foriegn military bases in the Horn of Africa. This stoppped the locals from being too stupid. Aden is needed again.