Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mayor for life

A short shout to one of my absurdist inspirations for this here blog, Marion Barry. Warmest regards. 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Lance Armstrong is just the worst

Of course Lance Armstrong thinks he's like Nelson Mandela. I'm not even going to waste the brainpower to think of a good analogy.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Maradona is back

The World Cup is back, and as such so is Maradona and so am I.

Luis Suarez going to a jail like Guantanamo for assaulting 3 people over 3 years, that would be like being handcuffed and thrown in Guantanamo. A 4-month suspension,  not like Guantanamo. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Feminism in action

2 million dollar advance

Risk is my middle name.
Amazing. Jealous.
Probably mostly jealous.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dexter finale gripes

All viewer gripes miss the ending that was preordained for the show: slowly zooming out on Harrison sitting in a pool of blood, just as Dexter was found.

Nothing else about the season matters; I stopped watching 4 episodes ago and have only followed recaps. The whole series is Dexter born of blood and surrounded by blood. I forgive everything else, but not that.

Oh well. Back to the Good Wife I guess.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Lindsey Graham in Egypt is a Saturday Night Live sketch waiting to be written.

Monday, May 06, 2013

I do still like this think, in spite of the html text they are trying to bring.

What if I brought the blog back? Would it be like > Aunt Diane?. It's been a while. Not that bad, though.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baltimore Celebrates Soft Shell Crabs!

Rob reacts, 'What!!!???'

I know. I also think of Baltimore as a hard shell crab kind of place.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize and Every Other Award in the Universe

Seriously my first thought is that the New York Times has been taken over by The Onion and I'm going to read a multi-paragraph essay on Obama as the greatest man ever to live. Which he probably is, but it still makes me giggle.

I'm still not entirely convinced.

Now back to work on my speech celebrating the 2nd and 3rd people ever given this blog's address.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"When it leaves here, it does not have any cocaine in it"

Best spokeswoman quote draws me out of retirement. What a strange set of studies to run, and how awesome to need to justify whether the printers impregnate currency with cocaine:
Money can become contaminated with cocaine during drug deals, or when users snort the substance through rolled bills. It can then spread to other cash when banks process the money.

Zuo said his research shows an increase in contaminated U.S. cash. In a similar study two years ago, he found that 67 percent of bills had traces of cocaine.

I'm listening to:
The Dodos- Time to Die

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Now: Taxation WITH representation!

So hooray for Washington! But this gun-control language... why does it have me singing about bad- idea jeans:
"We want the law-abiding citizens to have the arms--not just the criminals,"
Thanks Senator Ensign. And now that I have kids, I feel a lot better having a gun in the house

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Zim Zimma / who's got the keys to my Zimmer

Well if this doesn't make you sick to your stomach, I don't know what will:
Once, he said wistfully, he made $1,300 on a single transaction, when a religious charity needed to convert $8,000 in donor funds to Zimbabwean dollars.

Oh, development

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

give it up Georgia

Can you believe the nerve of some people, questioning our societal right to put people to death as a punishment for their crimes:
“Unfortunately, you have people who say they’re willing to consider the death penalty, but when they get on a jury, it becomes clear that they’re actually death penalty opponents,” said Representative Barry A. Fleming, a Harlem Republican who twice sponsored efforts to revoke the unanimity requirement.

I want to say something more sophisticated than 'jerk' or 'douche', but I'm really having trouble this morning not being angry that someone can be upset that anyone could come in to a trial perhaps undecided, and then come to a decision that maybe, just maybe, the death penalty isn't an appropriate punishment.
Brian Nichols' crimes are heinous. But he can sit it out.

I'm listening to:
Puccini- Madame Butterfly.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Now is the time on Schprokets when we dance!

Never first on the scene, I do really like the idea of Mike Myers returning to SNL to play Rod Blagojevich:

I'm listening to:
Aphex Twin- Richard D James Album

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

maradona breaks the blog silence

ok, I know it's obama day and go vote and this is a blog, but come on:
MARADONA is back.

hell yes:
In 1994 and 1995, he piloted two Argentine club teams to just three wins in 23 games, and he was once forced to call the shots from the stands because a suspension for ephedrine use prevented him from sitting on the bench.

I'm listening to:
Biostatistics. Plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose

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