Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
And speaking of Crash, if you really want to be disgusted with the state of the world, go look at the top 5 netflix rentals and keep in mind that Crash was #1 forever before finally getting knocked off by the horrible bullshit that sits atop the standings now. And yep, there's the Departed at 5. Apologies if you liked that movie, but with all due respect, that thing sucks. Hey Einstein! The mole in your crew? It's the cop! Hope I didn't ruin that for anybody.*
*If you are a Facebook friend of mine and you were paying attention, you may have seen me post that about The Departed yesterday and take it down like 5 minutes later. I realized I was kind of trolling and I try to only do that about the Chargers over there. Here I'll troll on anything. Queens of the Stone Age sucks.
That's not the exact one she had on there, but you get the point. Now go check out the rest of the list at the link above.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Of course, there is no chance the next guy will be any better.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Original url is here.
OK, I have a new hero. Here's another one:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The upside is that it appears from the trailer that Gwyneth Paltrow's character dies, which might be worth the price of admission alone. The bad news is that I'll be wading through piles of paper towels every time I enter and exit the restrooms at my work for the foreseeable future. I'll watch this, though, because I love a good apocalypse film. The reason? If everybody dies, that's an awful lot of comeuppance for a-holes.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
but this was too good to pass up and I needed to highlight it.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
He's going to go from being on the #1 cable news channel to something that will have less impact than public television.
More here: http://www.gbtv.com/
Friday, June 24, 2011
My first, most obvious problem is that white babies are absolutely still the majority. Hispanic, Asian and Black babies are not all part of one big baby conglomerate. They are Hispanic or Asian or Black. End of story. This is such a common way of looking at things from a political point of view where you are white or you are not, and I think it does nothing but further the divide because...
Secondly, the entire tone of the article appears to be, "Look out White America, it's time to change the way you do business!" Of course, this is how small interest groups manufacture fake power in America today. They ally themselves with other disenfranchised minorities, no matter whether their interests intersect or not, to make themselves appear stronger. The old adage goes that the enemy of my enemy is my friend and that may be true, but when all is said and done that friendship lasts only as long as the enemy remains. What then? The real truth is that there are no enemies here, or at least there shouldn't be. In the end, we must all learn to coexist, and propagandist articles like this only make that more difficult.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
"Teenagers are not pests to be repelled."
Now, as a teenager I would have found this device to be the height of discrimination and my moral outrage meter would have exploded off the charts. As a full grown hippocrite, however, I couldn't disagree more. Teenagers are the worst. I intend to cut off all communication with my brother's kids whence they become teens, and if I ever have children of my own they will most assuredly find themselves in a boarding school between stints of summer camp sooner rather than later.
However, I am aware that there is always due controversy when one begins to squat on the rights of anyone-even if those oppressed are not fully formed or contributing members of society-so it is my opinion that we should not punish too harshly the teen who has the balls to take it upon himself to destroy the transmitter the first chance he gets. Although, if he's wearing a Che t-shirt at the time I say they throw the book at him. Responsible choices youth of today. Responsible choices!
Bronstein told Fox News Radio that his organization was especially concerned with the use of the word “heaven.” “We’ve concluded as atheists there is no heaven and there’s no hell,” he said.
That just stirkes me as one of the more smug statments I've ever heard. Why not, "Our years of thinking about it have led us to the clear conclusion that we are right and they are wrong. How can you deny this?"
And check this out:
City leaders seemed dumbfounded by the atheists’ outrage because no one complained about the sign as it was going through a public approval process. “It’s unfortunate that they didn’t raise this as an issue while it was undergoing its public review either at the community board level or when it came before the City Council on their public agenda,” said Craig Hammerman, the district manager for Brooklyn Community Board 6.
Yes it is indeed unfortunate that the atheists didn't come forward during the approval process. And you know what else? It's downright fishy. It's almost as though they figured they could drum up more support for their bitter cause if they pretended that the city has sneaked this in under their noses.
Makes me miss the days when atheists would merely shake their heads and chuckle at when people discussed religion. My guess is that too many lawyers have adapted the non-faith because otherwise they'd have to come to terms with the idea that they may have to answer for their choices in life. And once you have the lawyers on your side, well...
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
*I hope I didn't need to use the Burnt Umber Sarcasm Indicator on that line.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Was Shannon Spaulding exercising her right to free speech? Or did her valedictory address violate the civil rights of others?
Seriously, does the term "civil rights" even have an actual meaning anymore? The law seems to interpret one's civil rights as the right to not be annoyed or offended at any time. At this point it would be easier to examine what is not a civil rights violation.
(Honestly, I was going to list some things that wouldn't offend anyone, but I can't think of a single one.)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
And the second post has to do with the picture above. It's a new toy collection that has the caption bellow for it's description.
Viva la Revolución! So maybe you can't take up arms and join the resistance
right now. In the meantime, keeping these guys handy will remind you of your
revolutionary roots and let everyone else know that you don't roll with
What The Fuck? Those guys ARE! "The Man." By definition Lenin and Mao are The Man. Do I need to explain why?
(on a side note, I find it interesting that Gandhi was put in there and no Martin Luther King. Instead we have Malcolm X. Most people I know who love Gandhi also love MLK because of their strong stance on non-violence. Why a gun toting muslim convert instead? Has MLK become too Christian? For that matter, why is Gandhi in there at all? Surrounded by murderers! Clearly anyone who buys this toy isn't opposed to violent men. Why not Marx himself?)
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Monday, June 06, 2011
Quick Thought: While their might have been sexism thrown at Clinton (I'm not so sure by whom or in what context), their was definately sexism towards Palin. Oddly enough it wasn't men who were sexist towards Palin, but in fact other women. Don't believe me? all you have to do is watch The View and you will see.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Where was Kobe in that ad?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
It's clear that these rapture people do a lot of harm to other people of faith's message. Nevermind that people who say they are a person of faith say they are happier, that their relationships are healthier or that religious charities are very successful. These rapturists reinforce the notion that religion is harmful and designed for sheeple. I think it's a shame and I wish these rapture believing idiots would shut up.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I just saw this old photo. You know, if every gas station would just be this honest and show this price breakdown at the pump, then it would surely benefit the argument against big government. Strange that gas stations don't do this.
Same thing with cigarette prices.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
What I find odd is that everyone has been focusing so much on whether or not KSM gave the couriers name that they forget KSM also gave quite a few other names as well. Didn't those names obtained lead to others being captured?
Now, I don't want to start another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory situation here, but this new one looks about 1,000 times better than the crappy original. I think we can all agree that the Arnie version was a big sack of shit, am I right?!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
On August 31, 2010, Darabont reported that The Walking Dead had been picked up for a second season, with production to begin in February 2011. On November 8, 2010, AMC confirmed that there would be a second season consisting of 13 episodes. He would also like to include some of the "environmental elements" that take place during Volume 2 of Kirkman's book.
Now, maybe my memory is failing me here, but I don't remember there being a lot of focus on environmental issues in the early stages of the books. That may come in later on (I'm only 48 issues in), but if those things came up in Volume 2, I don't remember them. Again, there may have been mention, but environmental issue were not the focal point of the narrative. Just more reason to believe this series cannot save itself.
Monday, May 02, 2011
Well, I think about it kind of like a Silver Surfer comic. Usually Silver Surfer (the 2nd most powerful character in the Marvel universe) and Galactus (the most powerful character in the Marvel univers) just ignore humans. There's nothing humans can do to them. Their power is so grand, and what they think about is so beyond man, that humans are rarely a thought.
Its only once a human gets their attention that a human's worth is proved, and at that point you should start crapping your pants.
Just like Sarah Palin, the powers that be have judged Trump to be imporant enough to start attacking him. I'd wear it like a badge of pride if I was him. I'm sure he does.
And, like Trump says, Obama never bothered with the birth certificate until Trump started making noise about it. This just helps prove that Trump gets stuff done.
I hope he stays in the race and mixes it up, just for the sake of entertainment.
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that" - Martin Luther King, Jr
I don't know if any of these facebook friends are christian, but I know for sure one of them is not. Doesn't this quote sound like scripture? Don't my liberal friends know they sound like religious zealots when they write a quote like this in light of what has happened? I wrote to one of my goofy friends "It is not OBL's death I celebrate, but Praxidike herself" who is the Goddess of exacting justice. Even if we are the most powerful country and the most "progressive" we still have a right to be happy when justice is served. CELEBRATE!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Get Off the Phone
This is a common complaint in most retail industries, but it bears repeating here: It's rude to talk on the phone while interacting with the person behind the counter. And when you're at the airport checking your bags, it slows things down for everyone, says Mary Ann DeVita Goddard, a former customer service representative for Continental Airlines.
"Passengers would walk up, stand in front of you, continue their conversation, and expect you to know where they were going and how many bags they were checking," she recounts.
Respect the people behind the counter enough to put your phone away when you're speaking with them. And if not for their sake, do it for the people behind you who are delayed by your chatty ways.
Okay, so I know this isn't likely to go over well, but as far as I'm concerned customer service workers who complain about this can go and get fucked. Do you have the right to expect to be engaged? Sure. But guess what? You are getting a paycheck to deal with the inconvenience when it doesn't work out that way, and I-the guy on the phone-am the one whose business pays for your wage. You are not doing me a favor. You are doing your job. As a paying customer, I reserve the right to tell you to go to Hell.
Now, I firmly believe that common courtesy dictates that you engage the person you're doing the transaction with, but you can't force people to be polite. Especially in the travel industry, where most workers are total fuckheads anyway. And by that I mean, I've never had anybody in the travel industry go out of their way to make me happy, but I've had several who went out of their way to make me miserable.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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I may have to check it out just for those bad ass special effects.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
So, what happened to the dudes? Or were some of those chicks supposed to be the dudes? Whatever. I hope this manages to drum up interest because I would really love to see how badly Hollywood could fuck up Elfquest. And frankly, I'm surprised they haven't made it, what with all the opportunity to bash humanity. I think the truth is, however, that the reason they haven't made an Elfquest movie is that when you break it down it's the story of little people riding around on dogs. I don't know how well that translates to live action, but maybe the Smurfs movie will open the door. La-laa La-la-la-Pfttttttt!
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
"But if Romney is the front-runner and Pawlenty the freshest face, the Republican Party will have let both its own constituents and the country down." - here
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
- The Patriot
- Passion of the Christ (and to prove that the audience isn't just a bunch of bible thumpers I'll throw in Last Temptation of Christ as well)
Monday, March 28, 2011
A Dumb War After September 11th, after witnessing the carnage and destruction, the dust and the tears, I supported this Administration’s pledge to hunt down and root out those who would slaughter innocents in the name of intolerance, and I would willingly take up arms myself to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. I don’t oppose all wars. And I know that in this crowd today, there is no shortage of patriots, or of patriotism. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other arm-chair, weekend warriors in this Administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne. What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income — to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression. That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics. Now let me be clear — I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity. He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him. But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history… …I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda. I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars.That was a speech given by Obama back in 2002 when America was discussing for what would be over a year whether or not to invade Iraq. A time when Bush got congressional approval and a time when Iraq had been issued up to 18 U.N. resolutions. None of which happened in Libya and yet the collective is painfully quiet. I am a little sick about it. In fact my hatred for the collective has turned into, ummm, more hatred. If there is anyone from the collective that will finally sympathize with Bush it will only be Obama, but in quiet and behind closed doors.
Friday, March 25, 2011
I just watched Unstoppable last night. Meh... moments.
But as I was watching I realized the movie isn't about stopping a run-away train at all. It's about stopping corporate fat cats who make stupid decisions from their cell phones on golf courses and worrying about the bottom line.
But don't let the title confuse you. Armed with a man forced into early retirement in order to cut costs (Denzel Washingto), a rookie (Chris Pine), a federal bureaucrat, a cowboy hippy and a woman, the Death Train (corporate assholes) is in fact, stopped. Washington keeps his job, Pine gets the girl, the bureaucrat shows off his big brain, cowboy hippy becomes hero and the woman kisses Denzel. The Boss-man gets fired.
And then we all rejoice. YAY!
Cory Casciato (From The AV Club)
"I was a superfan of Robert Heinlein (and yes, I know this makes me a giant, irredeemable nerd) growing up, so my first viewing of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers adaptation filled me with incoherent nerd rage. Where was the powered armor? Why was everyone so bland and white? What the hell was going on, and why did this Dutch bastard ruin my second-favorite book ever!?! Years later, I came back to the movie after several friends recommended I give it another shot, and I found, much to my surprise and delight, that it was a brilliant deconstruction of the fascist ideology that existed just under the surface of the novel (and modern society…), full of sly, winking humor and cutting social commentary, not to mention some great action setpieces and kick-ass CGI bugs. The fact that it can also now be seen as a darkly prophetic look at the mentality behind the war on terror is just the cherry on top. (Oh, and the book? Not nearly as good as I thought as a kid.)"
Translation: I used to be a dumb kid. Now I'm a bitchin' Liberal!
Just stay away from Heinlein pinkoes!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The club is tired of it, so they post the gal's name and address above the city's sign explaining that the liquor license is temporarily revoked.
I squarely side with the club on this one. This is not the first time people have moved to SF and then gotten clubs and events shut down due to noise complaints.
You have to ask: Where the hell did you think you were moving to? The countryside????
"The National Organization for Women (NOW) refused to comment on Maher’s use of the derogatory term. A rep told FOXNews.com it is a “known fact” that NOW does not correspond with FOX News."
Like with Maher's Koran comments gaining very little reproach from the collective, somehow I gather he is off the hook with his Dumb Twat comment as well. Mostly because he insulted Palin and not because he is one of them. NOW agrees with Maher, I gather.
Update: NOW speaks up
With Guatanamo, troops in Iraq, troop surge in Afghanistan, Bush tax cuts and now Libya (eventhough Obama stepped on his dick before finally getting in there. Hmmm, I wonder what it would have been like if he committed when the rebels were control). He is the same guy. Hopey-changey became exactly-samey. I even heard that Obama has own version of No Child Left Behind. Glorious!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
"INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’..."
Udpate: Here's another one.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I don't mean the media's tone, I mean with people in general. On Facebook or in the grocery store or at work or anywhere. Everyone seems to be indifferent about the whole affair. Conan, who was doing jokes daily, has been quiet and when our pop culture reference expert is quiet we know it's not worth thinking about.
BTW: In case anyone was wondering, Ghadaffi is on the verge of completely decimating the entire Libyan rebellion and no one is really talking about it. I find it sorta odd.
I think I know the reason too.
People look at the Egyptian rebellion as Gandhiesque. Peaceful. A peaceful uprising where students and tweeters and facebookers and shopworkers and whomever fits the mold rose up and disposed of a dictator American puppet. That and it only took a week.
Libya has become too bloody, too time consuming and too much work. The only way the rebellion will win this is if America or its allies get involved and we know that isn't going to happen.
But let's just say we did get involved. Oh man would that piss people off on Facebook.
All those facebook requests to copy and paste "Tell Obama to let Libya fight its own battles" would go to waste. Though I know this to be true, I sorta find that odd as well.
In my whole life it seems to me the only time I've ever heard the liberal collective allowing or asking for American involvement is in Darfur.
Does anyone even know where the Fuck Darfur is or what they do? Or am I proving the media is right-wing by saying that?
UPDATE: I'm changing my position. I'm going to give people the benefit of the doubt and say Japanese nuclear reactors has become more important. Which makes sense.
Of course, the mere idea of not wanting to piss off the commies already chaps my ass, but now they expect me to suspend my disbelief enough to accept that somehow North fucking Korea is going to take over portions of the United States of America. Of course, if they were going to do it. right now would be the time. Under the current administration they would get to the Mississippi before we even assessed the situation.
Seriously, though, the link says that they have to change the opening scene to set up the story of a North Korean invasion rather than a Chinese invasion. I'm going to go ahead and suggest a scene wher the North Koreans discover magic. Powerful magic. Ugh, remakes.
The court papers implied the school could have damaged Lucia's chances of getting into a top college, citing an article that identifies preschools as the first step to "the Ivy League."
Whoever wrote an article about how fucking preschool is a gateway to Harvard needs to be taken out back and disposed of as inhumanely as possible. Look, I know that once people have babies, their brains generally turn to mush, but how can you blame them when this is the kind of child rearing material they are exposed to in the world?
The rest of the article contains some really outstanding lawyer speak, highlighted by the assurance that the child in question will bounce back and indeed gain exceptance into an Ivy League school some day. Thank God!
P.S. People who spend $19,000 on preschool for their little angels are fucking fucks.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
“It’s a great opportunity that this idiot, uh, Walker has given us, to remember our strength and to remember that we are the many and they are the few,” Sarandon said. “Even though they have the wealth, we have something which is as important if not more important, and so I came just to say thank you and to remind them that we are watching, even if the media hasn’t been on top of it as much as they should have.”
Who doesn't love a well informed and constructive argument like that? I like to believe she then spent the next 20 minutes yelling "Fox lies!" at the camera.
But I'm telling you, this president doesn't even look like a politician anymore. He used to, but not anymore.
Now he looks like, I don't know, just some dude who is sitting in the most powerful chair in the world while everyone's backs are turned. Ya know, farting in the cushion, making nudie flip books and thinking to himself, "I wonder what it would be like to actually be the President. Oh the things I would accomplish. Hmmmm, one can only dream."
"Relax: this is not another Chernobyl or Three Mile Island, and I'll tell you exactly why. The only thing to fear is the sensationalist reporting that has the world panicked."
and in his update he writes this
"The frustrating part about writing on this stuff is that people don’t seem to have any middle setting between “everything is fine” and “run in circles scream and shout”. So saying “no, it’s not Chernobyl” is interpreted as “it’s nothing.”
So let’s go ahead and make this clear: no, it’s still not Chernobyl. But no, it’s not nothing."
It's a long read, but if you are interested in this nuclear explosion it's worth it
Update: Nevermind, I get it now.
Monday, March 14, 2011
[hwuht-ev-er, hwot-, hwuht-, wuht-, wot-, wuht-] Show IPA
1. anything that (usually used in relative clauses): Whatever you say is all right with me.
2. (used relatively to indicate a quantity of a specified or implied antecedent): Take whatever you like of these.
3. no matter what: Do it, whatever happens.
4. any or any one of a number of things whether specifically known or not: papers, magazines, or whatever.
5. what (used interrogatively): Whatever do you mean?
6. in any amount; to any extent: whatever merit the work has.
7. no matter what: whatever rebuffs he might receive.
8. being what or who it may be: Whatever the reason, he refuses to go.
9. of any kind (used as an intensifier following the noun or pronoun it modifies): any person whatever.
10. (used to indicate indifference to a state of affairs, situation, previous statement, etc.) 10. (used to indicate indifference to a state of affairs, situation, previous statement, etc.)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
1. a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.
2. (in ancient times) a leader of the people.
–verb (used with object)
3. to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice, etc.
–verb (used without object)
4. to speak or act like a demagogue.
Today, I'm looking at Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, or as i like to call them, the Broken Lizard of England. These dudes are the masters of the swing and miss in my book. High concept meets low delivery.
Shawn of the Dead? Great idea. Where are the laughs? Killing zombies with LPs while riffing on the bands? Meh. Hiding out in a pub during the zombie apocalypse? What dedicated nerd over 21 hasn't thought of that? If you're going to play the zombie apocalypse for laughs, you got to have jokes and not just funny ideas.
Hot Fuzz? Pretty much the same. Clever ideas with no real payoff. Ooooh, the old people are foul mouthed gun toting criminals! Hilarious.
Run, Fatboy Run? Never saw it.
And now we have Paul. The alien is a stoner! Nuff said.
The Broken Lizard crew does the same thing, but at least they cater to my refined sensibilities with lots of gratuituos boobs, so they remain at least partially relevant in my opinion.
So there it is. These guys suck. I'm sorry if you didn't already know. And I'm sorry if you disagree, but at least I left Ricky Gervais alone. For now.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Ugh, what a glorified after school special! I know this movie was based on a true story, but the artistic license here is pretty obvious. This movie contains some of the most offensive overuse of outrageous stereotyping I've ever seen. And as someone who's pretty okay with stereotyping as a whole, that's saying a lot. This film panders to white guilt in a way that makes Crash look wishy-washy in it's messaging.
And hey, Hollywood, if you're going to insist on casting Miss Congeniality in a role where she has to speak in a thick southern accent for two hours, be prepared for me to assume your movie is a some kind of ridiculous family comedy. I kept expecting a Saint Bernard to kick a game winning field goal.
By all means, though, if you love annoying child actors go see The Blindside right now, because they found the most annoying one. Ever. Two thumbs down and Hollywood can eat a dick.