Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

of the great zombie uprising of 33 A.D.

"and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many".

(Matthew 27:52-53)

stolen from The Swash Zone

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

oh, crap

I just had a horrible thought: With the ascension of China as a world power, we'll be seeing them exporting more and more of their cultural products, as well as manufactured ones. This will no doubt include a lot of high-voiced, really high-voiced, Chinese female pop stars*.
If the gods are particularly merciless, those pop stars will make heavy use of Autotune.

Some one, please, just shoot me now.

* like this one

Monday, April 18, 2011

quote for the day

"To truly teach is to instill the values and knowledge which promote the common good and protect a society from the folly of historical amnesia. The utilitarian, corporate ideology embraced by the system of standardized tests and leadership academies has no time for the nuances and moral ambiguities inherent in a liberal arts education. Corporatism is about the cult of the self. It is about personal enrichment and profit as the sole aim of human existence. And those who do not conform are pushed aside."

Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System.

I see nothing in this article that isnt true, or at the very least, unconfirmable but quite, quite plausible. And it is part of why I believe America is doomed to become a third rate power in the years before I die. If you are a parent, encourage your children to learn whatever portable skills they can, and to take them elsewhere.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

quote for the day

"Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither."

(author unknown)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 09, 2011

a definition

A liberal says "others must be able to do what they want, but your own life has to follow rules. A conservative gets to do what he wants, and everyone else has to follow his rules".

from Christopher Baldwin's "Bruno"

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

quote for the day

"Yeah, well, secrets meant a lot more before the internet."

Eve, in Octopus Pie

Monday, April 04, 2011

a thought

Maybe things in America would be better if the "Beast" that the GOP wanted to "starve" was the Military-Industrial Complex, rather than than the old, the poor and the civil service.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

a public service announcement

consider this a gift, Pooby*

* assuming I didnt get this from you in the first place