2005, Politics, Society

I want to burn Rice, but I won’t…hopefully someone else will

Rice’s confirmation hearing is today. She mentioned this “Town Square Test” (the name of the academic she name-dropped is not important, though I would like to give credit to him or her) that determines whether a society is a “fear society” or not. Apparently, an individual enters the town square and speaks his or her …

Movies

Random list time!!!

To paraphrase BadBoy, “who’s procrastinating? Nooooooooooooooooooobody!” Sorry, that was really truly weak. I apologize. And yet I can’t guarantee it won’t happen again. Christmas movies that I think are worthwhile watching at Christmas (“But I can’t tell you why…” wow the Eagles suck): A Christmas Story (the GREATEST xmas movie EVER…and it’s Canadian! Go figure!) …

2005, TV

Um, God, tv sucks…please do something

God should really do something about the CSI explosion. If he existed, he would not allow it to exist, let alone for it to become this popular. I’ve caught bits and pieces of CSI for a number of reasons. It’s on all the time so it’s hard not to occasionally catch a snippet. Showcase now shows …

Movies

The Eve of Christmas Eve or Xmas Eve Eve…

I don’t really know. It’s one or the other. Maybe. A parental figure of mine is listening to Easy Rock. Surprised I haven’t pulled an Xmas suicide yet. Bad Dreams was a a major waste of money. It’s more a “psychological horror” movie than a horror movie. And it blows. It blows goats. Oh it …

Music

We care a lot…

Just had to mention…”Do They Know it’s Christmas?” or whatever the hell it’s called is the worst song ever!!! The hypocrisy of it is just maddening. I bet the line Bono sings “Well thank God it’s them instead of you” could only have been sung by him because no one else is that self-righteous. I’m …

2004, Movies

More movies, more movies, more movies

So I went to rent Shaun of the Dead and it’s only on DVD. No player in this house. Rats. Watched: Far From Heaven which was decent but I don’t have enough of an appreciation for classic Hollywood melodramas to truly get it.  The General which was awesome and I highly recommend it! John Boorman …

Music

Rock of the harder persuasion…but not metallic

So I’m working on my takehome for Nationalism. So far it’s going well. Over half done and it’s due Fri afternoon. In the CD player: Back in Black by AC/DC…earlier: Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion by the Gunners. “Given the Dog a Bone” has got to be one of the funniest songs about …

2004, Baseball, Sports

Please stop choking!

I’m listening to the Cards choke right now. It’s painful. Fuck!!! Apparently Jeff Suppan displayed one of the worst base running performances in world series history. I didn’t actually get to watch (TV is in use, and really, I’ve been hogging it for weeks to watch Baseball so it’s about time I let someone else …

2004, Baseball, Sports

World Series

So there’s a conundrum…Bosox or Cards. I.e. Walker, Edmons, Renteirea, Womack vs. Schilling, Menkievich, Cabrerra and the end of the curse (I know my spelling’s off, get over it) I think I’ll have to go with the Cards just cuz I picked them and the Twinkies to be in the series. And Walker’s Canadianess counts …

2004, Movies

Fahrenheit 911 (2004, Michael Moore)

So I saw Fahrenheit 911 last night. I thought I was going to come up with something witty to insult it but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Very polemical and full of the usual publicity stunts (and times when you wonder how insincere Moore was being when he was getting some of these …

2004, Politics, Society, TV

Random things

So Shatner has a new album. This is a momentus occasion in rock history! It’s soooooo good! Well, I don’t know if the album is, but the fact that he released a second one is just super cool. Oh it’s so cool. Parliament’s starting up. It drives me nuts that the government was able to …

2004, Politics, Society

Fringe parties

So, as you may or may not know, I espouse voting for fringe parties always. So in the US election, if I were an American (and really, we gotta stop thinking about the US so much…so I should stop talking about them…I suck) I would vote Nader or some other party (like the libertarians). It …