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Why think up your own political opinions when you can just take a perfectly good one from someone else?

What Mr. Rove understood, long before the rest of us, is that we're not living in the America of the past, where even partisans sometimes changed their views when faced with the facts. Instead, we're living in a country in which there is no longer such a thing as nonpolitical truth. In particular, there are now few, if any, limits to what conservative politicians can get away with: the faithful will follow the twists and turns of the party line with a loyalty that would have pleased the Comintern.

Karl Rove's America - New York Times
Ha! I knew conservative were like communists. You know, the C thing.

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Posted on 16 July, 2005 | Post Page |
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Excessive jewelry or stylish clothing from labels like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are forbidden, and so is watching television, listening to secular music (even Bach) and reading unapproved books or magazines.
Gay Teenager Stirs a Storm - New York Times

It's not what side of the debate is right, it's what side is crazier.

Thanks Findory

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Awesomeness-o-meter! Awesome!

Some random line from the last post has inspired me to create this crazy machine. Don't get too close or it may chop your finger off. Anyway, how about the top gaining person on the Google Zeitgeist?

To be tallied: Kelly Monaco

Hot: +20

Won an Emmy: +5
... a Daytime Emmy: -7

Playmate of the Month award: +7

Was on Baywatch: +3
... after actually being a lifeguard: +2
... and being hot: +20

Somewhat graceful wardrobe malfunction while on Dancing with the Stars: +8

Winning Dancing with the stars as an underdog: Awesomeness of this depends on who you ask, so +2 for being an upset winner.

Having a Wikipedia Entry: +10
... with a detailed list of every appearance in Playboy Special Editions: +5

Awesomeness score of 75 somethings! You know, something HOT.

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Snarking Websnark

Notice Geeky Post: May cause blank stares and boredom. Not really, but whatever.

If you have looked through my blogroll, and I know so many of you have, you may have noticed a blog called Websnark by Eric Burns. Unless the first line of this post didn't deter you I can't recommend it full heartedly (but since you are actually reading this then knock yourself out). For you see, I stumbled upon this site by a link from PvP to a post talking about the intricate relationships between the characters of that webcomic. Yep, PvP. For some reason the oddness of this site didn't strike me; most of the posts are like scholarly studies of Pee Wee's Big Adventure (ow! stop that irony club!) with a few candid moments sprinkled in. I stayed on past discussions of why Eric used to read Megatokyo but doesn't anymore and how Ground Protection Fault pulled a First and Ten, even basically a lecture on why infinite canvas webcomics suck. I even knew what half of that meant! So, yea. I still look at the site's stuff now and then but I usually skim past most of it.

But that doesn't mean Eric Burns is not awesome. For you see, the popularity of Websnark, at least in the elitist webcomic community, allowed him to start writing a comic called Gossamer Commons and get a pretty talented guy to draw it. It's awesomeness makes up for the anti-awesomeness of Websnark. I can't really describe it without making it seem kinda stupid, but it involves faeries. Faeries that can KILL YOU!

Update:

Notice the comment from the writer dude. Cool. I sent him this e-mail in responce:

Hay, thanks for responding to my blog post on Websnark, and for being thrilled that I think that your website is stupid. Anyway, I think it's worth noting that I've changed my opinion since I wrote that. I discovered your column Feeding Snarky and I think that it's pretty good. Now Websnark, it has grown on me. I like it now. And Gossamer Commons? Total crap. Sooo, how do you like that?

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Crazy changing stuff

Not necessarily because this is the fiftieth post, but anyway, my site now looks a little different. A little. Less needless crap. It's cool.

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Yes, a magazine called The Economist mentioned wheatgrass and world domination

Thus, at a recent “factory tour”, the press learned that Google's engineers, in an average month, consume 2,300 lbs (1,043 kg) of chicken, 1,600 lbs of coffee beans, 500 lbs of pasta, and 112 lbs of wheatgrass. They also heard about the sock collections of certain executives. At an event for equity analysts in February, Google did roll out the “CFO”, but he was the chief food officer (ie, chef), Charlie Ayers, who talked about his grilled pork tenderloin. The chief financial officer was there somewhere, but did not actually give a presentation.
Google | What a lot of wheatgrass

Stolen from John Battelle's Searchblog

Also... EPIC 2014

Remember, when google takes over the world it's stockholder's deaths shall be quick and painless.

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"I feel like Batman or something," he said.

The mysterious, ubiquitous and eminently destructive graffiti artist known as Borf was arrested yesterday after waging a months-long campaign that may have been intended to enlighten Washington, but mostly just confused us.

The Mark Of Borf...
who is a dork.

Thanks Findory

Posted on 15 July, 2005 | Post Page |
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The late late post

Okay, so no posts in the last twenty-four hour period. Big deal. It's a part of my rehabilitation program. It, um, failed. Anyway...


You can probably guess what I've been doing all day.

Now, good night.

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Arrowheads, astral layers, figments, mental cobwebs, emotional baggage, memory vaults, merit badges, playing cards, and scavenger hunt items.

Have you ever noticed how obsessed the internet is with monkeys? I mean, do a google search for monkeys and you get 7,760,000 results, but search for the most incredibly awesome thing ever and you get only 766,000 results, the most incredibly awesome thing ever being Psychonauts. No seriously, it's that good. And it's sold, what, two copies? Holy crap. Tim Shafer, you are a wondrous curse. Grim Fandango got a game of the year yet still managed to sell so badly it basically shut down Lucas Arts's adventure game department. And now Psychonauts has pushed the company that took the huge risk of publishing your masterpiece straight downhill. And by masterpiece I do mean masterpiece. Let's take a look at some of the comical banter that takes place in the game:
Raz: A madman is stealing all of the kid's brains in order to build a gigantic death ray to take over the world! And the only one who can stop them is you and me, Lili.

Lili: Oh my god! Let's make out!

Awesome!

Where to buy these awesome games (which you really ought to do):
Grim Fandango
Psychonauts

Posted on 13 July, 2005 | Post Page |
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Weird thing I saw on FOX NEWS.

The seventy-three people who have read my other, as good as dead, blog know I have an odd fascination with FOX NEWS. While that blog was oddly fun to write, it was eventually died in the face of the freedom this site allows. Anyway, I thought I might as well share something odd I saw while watching it, because sharing is caring.

Anyway...

The bit of news was that the lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin, had said that the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition makes him cry and that he wanted to be a part of it. First off, Chris Martin is a wimp. Not new news, but whatever. Secondly, this is pointless celebrity crap that really shouldn't be news. It wasn't even quarantined into some kind of Hollywood Minute type of segment. Lastly, the subtitle at the bottom of the screen, you know, for those who cant figure out the news from what the people are saying (Actually, that's not an unreasonable failure.), called Martin Coldplay Guy. Coldplay Guy? They didn't even give the band's real name, Ridiculously Overprodused Knockoff Radiohead.

I also saw a segment with global news called Around the World in 80 Seconds. Yep. They even have a countdown clock.

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The Freudian slip of a lifetime.

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An eternal argument

No No No, it is you who are wrong, Google!
Link

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Dang IE

For all of y'all who have come to my site and wondered why the page seems to stop halfway down, let me just say that it only looked weird in IE. You ought to switch to Firefox, you know. But it works for all now, so be happy.

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