Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just raisin' the level of discourse, that's all.

Over at Nicest Girl, Izzibeth found the lovely, highbrow humour expressed in this graphic. I'm starting to be glad I missed out on the last 2 and a half weeks of this shit.
She also has a good list of the racism chucked casually around here: Let's Just Make a List

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Because you know it'll work.

It doesn't take much to cause the evangelicals to get their panties in a between the butt cheek Gordian knot.
I suspect a last minute YouTube blitz should pretty much do it. And let's face it, it'll work.
Christian right steps up attacks on Obama - Barack Obama News-

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

And that's why I'm not getting a trim.

I miss living in Tokyo

The Imperial Palace moat for chrissakes. Have you seen the water there? WTF is in it?
Naked guy in Japanese moat adventure |
The guy BTW claimed to be British. Now does skinny dipping and running naked around a foreign city seriously sound like something that a British tourist would do?

Russia: Bastion of Conspiracy Thinking

I'm starting to believe that there is a correlation between conspiracy thinking and a history of totalitarianism. If it's likely the government is out to get you, and you know it, then you will believe anything after than because it all seems reasonable.
PREVIEW: The Truthers' New Friends
Since these are not quite Soviet days, there was at least a semblance of debate. Several panelists, including a building expert and (amusingly) a retired KGB analyst, rejected the conspiracy theory. Vladimir Sukhoi, a former Channel One correspondent who was in Washington, D.C., on the day of the attacks and in New York a few days later, spoke movingly of the horrors he witnessed and said that he could not "betray" those memories by lending credence to Chiesa's thesis. Sukhoi also remarked that he had personally seen debris from Flight 77 at the Pentagon, though Chiesa's coauthor, French 9/11-conspiracy theorist Thierry Meyssan, earnestly assured him that he had not. Sukhoi listened with the patient, bemused expression of someone forced to endure the ravings of a lunatic.

Troofers: bridging the gap between self-deluded and whack-a-doodle.

Monday, October 06, 2008

This is beautiful

If you don’t read xkcd it’s time to update your RSS feeds. You don’t use RSS? I can’t help you.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Surveillance society and the infringement of rights. Blah, blah, blah

As prep for the move goes on I'm a wee behind in posting. But it's the same shit all the time anyway, so fuck it.
Caribou Barbie didn't drool on herself mid-"sentence" so she won the debate. A lot of my friends hate Harper but saw him at the least evil choice out of the 70 odd party leaders kicking around in Canada now.
Peace, order and good government, my ass.
And there's a war on journalism coming. Look I think journalists can be lazy and uninformed at the best of times. There's education and there's the Carleton School of Journalism. But those who are on their game are so far beyond vital that it beggars comparison. So we're stuck with Fox News as well.
But the kind of shit going on in the UK is nuts.

Bonus Fun: Surveillance society picture contest
Get snap happy.