Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Media: Smarter Than You and Me

As the photographer points out, "This does rule out the terrifying possibility of an unkillable zombie Bin Laden." Thank goodness.

Source: BigBrainBoy

Entomologist Seeks Passionate Cricket Woman

The Times of India is a great newspaper, but I've gotta tell ya that sometimes -- just sometimes -- their advertisements make me chuckle a tiny bit.

I Think You Just Did a BANG UP Job as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Mr. Vader

As far as I'm concerned, he's 257 days late, but Douglas "Darth Vader" Feith has finally resigned from the Department of Defense.

Um... Can I Have Some Chicken?

Amazon's new image-intensive yellow pages are big brothery wonderful; however, something tells me that this isn't a KFC.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

It's Always Who You Least Expected

He is the Commander-in-Chief and must be protected from blood sucking sorority vampires.

Source: Wonkette

Monday, January 24, 2005

Our Day in the Independent Music Sun

Sinister Dexter's Morenita is the Latin track of the week on Check it out!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

A Question And A Comment That Are Completely Unrelated

Pop-up ad seen at Can Southern California's Premier Resort really be named Morongo?

Secondly, sure he's an international sociopath of the first order, but I'm a little disappointed with the most recent al-Zarqawi edict. Democracy is a lie? That's the best you can do?

I've come to expect more, Abu Musab. I've come to expect more.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

With the Cross of Jesus Going On Before...

Permit me to summarize our Commander-in-Chief's speech in haiku:

O' Onward, Christian Soldiers
Marching As To War!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Is That a Smile I See, Madame Secretary?

I just have the sense that Condi's going to be a lot of fun as Secretary of State.

Source: CNN

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Really Big Planes are Cool

I know this is just my gear fetish talking, but I'm really excited about the unveiling of the Airbus A380 on Tuesday.

This passenger airplane is significantly larger than Boeing's 747, which has been the largest passenger plane since its introduction in the 1970's.

The A380 has two levels that run the length of the plane. If equipped to carry only economy passengers, each A380 can carry up to 840 people. The vehicle is large enough that airlines are considering adding amenities like an office, a childrens' play area, a gym, a bar, shops, a smoking area, and a mini casino.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Bryce Special @ Patxi's Pizza

Since my blog appears pretty high up in the Google search results for Patxi's Pizza, permit me to abuse that power.

The Bryce Special needs to appear on the printed menu. The world has waited long enough.

Friday, January 07, 2005

A Much Quieter Neighborhood

"This whole area was littered with commercialism," said Greg Ferrando, the 43-year-old from Maui, Hawaii jogging on Patong Beach, Thailand. "There were hundreds of beach chairs out here. I prefer the sand."

Too bad that the removal of all that litter brought with it abundant human suffering.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Jon Stewart: 1 Tucker Carlson: 0

Not only was Tucker Carlson canned and Crossfire cancelled, but the new president of CNN cited Jon Stewart in his rationale for these decisions. Ouch.

"I guess I come down more firmly in the Jon Stewart camp," said Jonathan Klein. "I doubt that when the President sits down with his advisers they scream at him to bring him up to date on all of the issues. I don't know why we don't treat the audience with the same respect."

After Jon Stewart dissed Carlson with both hands last year, I almost take pity on the guy for being let go in such a public and nasty way.

...of course, the key word is almost. Flacks like Carlson are firmly part of the problem in this lowest-common-denominator, Fox News-inspired race to the bottom among conventional media outlets.

See you on MSGOP, Carlson.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Heidi Klum and Seal engaged to wed

Could there be a better headline than Heidi Klum and Seal engaged to wed?

My only regret is that the writer ruins this perfect headline by following it with a story explaining how this Seal is Seal the Singer, and not Seal the Flippered Animal.

Since supermodels represent the public face of the anti-fur movement, I like the idea of one of them deciding to go ahead and marry a marine mammal.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Republican Dissent? Who Gave Her Permission?

Another former Bush White House employee, Christine Todd Whitman (former EPA Administrator, former governor of New Jersey), has written a tell-most tale of her time in the White House and her take on the current Republican party.

Whitman's book hits shelves on January 27, so I suspect that this page will be erased in short order. Enjoy it while you can. Here's the copy in case the Bush webstapo delete her profile before you get the chance to read it.