Weekend Update

Posted by: on Nov 30, 2003 | 4 Comments

On Thanksgiving, I whipped us a mes’-a-sumthing! Butternut Squash Crumble (ala Martha), Potato Rolls, Buttermilk Pound Cake with Lemon Icing and Raspberry Sauce, and smoked ham. Mmmm… good! Although I do need a food processor. My crap kitchen is over-flowing with uber-gadgets, including the mondo KitchenAid and Le Creuset for miles, so I’m not even sure why I don’t have one yet… Santa?
Thanksgiving night, Mike and I went to Alegria. Having seen La Nouba, Dralion, Mystere, and O (3x), Cirque has yet to disappoint. I know it’s all a bit fruity to love a bunch of French Canadians that much (especially given Celine), but this ain’t Madonna or Babs… so shuddup. To get the best seats, you’ve gotta buy their “Tapas Rouge” package which consists of all sorts of foo-foo extras like a VIP tent with drinks, hor d’oeuvres, and dessert.
Saturday, dealmac pointed me to a 200GB HD at Circuit City for $249. Not a good price, but $150 in rebates brought it down to a steal at $99.99. 7200rpm with a 8MB Cache. Fancy. Natch, 8 weeks for rebate processing. Ugh. My 4 year old Mac now packs 1.5GB in memory and half a terabyte in storage. Think it’s time for a G5.
Saturday night saw Lost In Translation. Feel good. Bill Murray needs a face lift and dermabrasion.
Um, that’s about it.

Say Happy Thanksgiving with Turkey & Gravy Soda!

Posted by: on Nov 25, 2003 | No Comments

No joke folks, it’s a real creation of the Jones Soda Co. And it’s vegetarian to boot! Lordy. Story.

Don’t cancel those Thanksgiving feast preparations just yet — the soda’s taste can politely be described as, um, interesting. But the limited-edition novelty soda tempted enough curious taste buds that the entire supply sold out within a few hours on the company’s Web site.

Ann Coulter Talking Action Figure (and Jews are bad)

Posted by: on Nov 23, 2003 | No Comments

This article is typical Coulter crap, this time the Dems are all a bunch of evil Jew-lovers. Zionist conspiracies abound. *yawn*
But if you scroll to the bottom of the page, there’s an ad for the upcoming Ann Coulter Talking Action Figure. It seems to me the mission is clear. You know… one of those lovely stop-action movies. Who can forget what could of been between Obi-wan and Disco Lando? I mean, the bitch is practically begging for it! Fool. Hmmm, where to find appropriate action-figure co-stars? [2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

FBI Targets Antiwar Rallies

Posted by: on Nov 23, 2003 | No Comments

NYT Story [via Yahoo]:

The memorandum, which the bureau sent to local law enforcement agencies last month in advance of antiwar demonstrations in Washington and San Francisco, detailed how protesters have sometimes used “training camps” to rehearse for demonstrations, the Internet to raise money and gas masks to defend against tear gas. The memorandum analyzed lawful activities like recruiting demonstrators, as well as illegal activities like using fake documentation to get into a secured site.

F.B.I. officials said in interviews that the intelligence-gathering effort was aimed at identifying anarchists and “extremist elements” plotting violence, not at monitoring the political speech of law-abiding protesters.

Extremist elements? Training camps? Oh man. What, not enough people in the Middle East to satisfy our totalitarian bloodlust?

Fast Food Nation? Redux

Posted by: on Nov 20, 2003 | No Comments

On the 5th I mentioned KFC’s kookie “healthy” fried chicken ad campaign, along with their even more whacky “not applicable in all areas” fresh guarantee. Perhaps they ran out of crack, or maybe it was the complaint the Center for Science in the Public Interest filed claiming false advertising, but KFC won’t be touting the greasy-bucket’s pound shedding capabilities any longer.
Freshness continues to not be available at all locations, however.

Salon gives me a Hardon

Posted by: on Nov 19, 2003 | No Comments

I really do love Salon, and you know what? The money they want for Salon Premium is totally worth it — it’s just that good, and I’m shamelessly plugging it. No one is perfect, including Salon, but they’re leaps and bounds above the rest — and it’s just good hard-hitting journalism.
Save the Earth — dump Bush: an interview with Robert Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer

All of the investment we have made in our environmental infrastructure since Earth Day 1970 is now being undermined in a three-year period of astonishing activity.
The NRDC Web site lists over 200 environmental rollbacks by the White House in the last two years. If even a fraction of those are actually implemented, we will effectively have no significant federal environmental law left in our country by this time next year. That’s not exaggeration, it’s not hyperbole, it is a fact.

Lining up to fight “the forces of evil”: The religious right will mount a scorched-earth battle against the Massachusetts decision to permit same-sex marriage. And the White House may join in. (This one really pisses me off. What the hell is everyone so damn afraid of?)
“Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President”: As White House denials grow insistent, some of the sharpest thinkers of the Vietnam generation see stark parallels with the war in Iraq.
Is Dean too hot?: The Democratic front-runner has ignited a blaze of Bush hatred. But will it burn up the party’s chances in 2004?
Joe Conason’s Journal. It’s a nearly-daily dose of tasty food for thought.

Guys, meet my friend… Foreskin Lips!

Posted by: on Nov 12, 2003 | No Comments

blonde.jpgMy friend and old roommate got “lip augmentation” today. (He owns a tanning salon, Doc pumps lips — they worked out an arrangement.) Sure, he’s gonna look like Stifler’s Mom, but that’s not even the best part: he got Cosmoplast injections, a natural substance which has better staying power than collagen but still metabolizes within 4-6 months leaving nothing permanent. But it gets better. This latest round of injectables (including Cosmoplast) is derived from newborn babies’ circumcised foreskin. Oh yeah, that’s HOT, HOT, HOT!
Other new fav lip injections, such as Perlane, are harvested from roosters.
Ah… vanity!


Posted by: on Nov 8, 2003 | No Comments


My Kinda Granny!

Posted by: on Nov 8, 2003 | No Comments

NEW ORLEANS — Gertrude M. Jones didn’t want flowers or cards when she died. She wanted to get rid of President Bush.
The 81-year-old woman’s obituary asked that memorial donations be given “to any organization that seeks the removal of President Bush from office.”
And people around the country are following her wishes.

Full story: Woman’s anti-Bush obituary inspires donations [AP via salon.com]

Damn! I missed Protection From Pornography Week!

Posted by: on Nov 5, 2003 | No Comments

By proclamation of the “President” of the United States of America:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 26 through November 1, 2003, as Protection From Pornography Week. I call upon public officials, law enforcement officers, parents, and all the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities.

Why Mr. Bush doesn’t like pornography is a bit of a mystery to me. It’s a private unregulated industry depicting his constituency (plumbers, truck drivers, pool boys, Maytag repair men) enjoying something he obviously enjoys doing every day (screwing the hell outta someone). So go figure.
You may be disappointed to know you probably also missed
National Character Counts Week in which “we must promote a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility in our Nation” (mmm, Orwellian!) and the homophobic Marriage Protection Week.