Monthly Archives: March 2006
“The President’s mother, Barbara Bush, donated tax-deductible money to the Katrina Relief after the flood. And now we find out that it was with specific instructions that the money be spent for educational software owned by her son Neil. Because who can forget those tragic images of the poor black people on rooftops in New … Continue reading
Weird Stuff buys and sells surplus computer equipment. A great name for a company that tries to recycle all the tech detritus of Silicon Valley.
First, I’m denied entry to the local YMCA yesterday night since they have a gas leak (I noticed the PG&E truck out front, but I thought it was just doing routine maintenance). Then, this morning, I hear they shut down BART for awhile since there was a computer error. These little breakdowns to our infrastructure … Continue reading
‘Unit’s’ military expert has fighting words for Bush My wife and I love the gravitas that Dennis Haysbert exudes in “The Unit”. Here’s an interesting short interview with a founding member of Delta Force who’s an executive producer and technical advisor for the show.
I watched the A History of Violence last night, and I thought of the term “Gore Noir” when I was thinking about the movie this morning. It appears that other people have come up with the term before, but David Cronenberg’s film perfectly fits it. The scenes of violence and gore are classic Cronenberg, but … Continue reading
The Losing Edge – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The song Randy trains to is “You’re the Best”, which is the training montage song used in The Karate Kid. Randy can be heard singing the chorus of “I’m [You’re] the best, around” when he is fighting Bat Dad. Thank god for Wikipedia. I was wondering where … Continue reading
Where is the seminal S.F. movie of the 2000s? In the 1960s, it was 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). In the 1970s, it was Star Wars (1977). In the 1980s, it was Bladerunner (1982). In the 1990s, it was The Matrix (1999). Will we have to wait till the end of the decade for the … Continue reading
OpinionJournal – Peggy Noonan The money quote: Back to Mr. Bush in 2000. I believe it is fair to say most Republicans did not think George W. Bush was motivated to run for the presidency for the primary reason of cutting or controlling spending. But it is also fair to say that they did not … Continue reading
Andrew Sullivan | The Daily Dish: Matt and Trey Fight Back All Praise Xenu!!! If you want to download the South Park Scientology episode, Operation Clambake has it up on their site. It’s a fast download and well worth watching.
Store reports Allen admitted fraud Claude Allen, with a $161,000 annual salary, decides to commit a pretty pathetic fraud for little gain. I’ll never understand why people commit small crimes when the penalties can be so relatively large. If you’re going to commit a crime, go for a big score.