Thursday, July 29, 2004

Fox "News" Channel and The DNC

Here's a tip: one of the best ways to watch the Democratic national primary is to watch it on the Fox "news" channel. Especially for the after-speech reaction. It just makes the whole experience more interesting. Here's a good sample of what I saw last night:



John edwards "....thank you, good night, and God bless America!"

[applause -- music fades into Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke"]

Fox pundit "well I think that was a very powerful speech. Now he said he was going to try to be positive and not make any ad hominym attacks, but on 3 separate occasions he attacked Geirge W. Bush directly. I don't think that kind of language has any place in politics." [etc.]

Other Fox idiot " well I agree with you.....uh...hmmm.....well apparently, the democrats have a plan......a....method in place to prevent any of the new correspondants from being heard after the speeches. What do we have going on down there??"

First idiot "looks like a rap group is blasting away down there on the stage. I'm being told it's the Black...Black Eyed something. Peas. Whatever they are, they are certainly interrupting our broadcast, so lets just let them play for a while and watch."

[cut away to shots of the black eyed peas, whose female singer, honestly, looks a little too angry for a semi-professional gathering such as the DNC. anyways, the camera shots are all of young democratic female capaign volunteers, all dancing and shaking it. Presumably supposed to enrage the old folks at home. Song eventually ends]

Fox 'Journalist' "Well, I think we can clearly see what they helped to lend to this occasion...they certainly spoke to a certain.....element...of the democratic party."

Next loser "yes. I think Kerry especially likes the positive message they have sent. Especially the part where they sing "ya-ya-ya-ya-ya" I think that really gets Kerry's point across to his constituents."

[all of the onscreen white republicans share a hearty guffaw]

Anchorman "...OK new they are playing another song down there, but the Black Eyed Peas are off the stage. They are playing something a little more well-known....a little more mainstream, something by the Isley Brothers. I think it's "you know you make me want to shout."

Others "yeah I recognize this one. Good song..."

music and movies

allmusic.com has recently redone their site and it's pretty badass, check it out.

also, i've seen a bunch of movies recently including:
Amores Perros, 25th Hour, Identity, Permanent Midnight, The Red Shoes, Man Bites Dog, Rosemary's Baby, House of Sand and Fog, and Boiler Room. I'll be reviewing some of these in this space in the weeks to come.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Mexico attorney general gets microchip implant

More than a little freaky, if you ask me.
 
Mexico attorney general gets microchip implant

Election Projection - 2004 Edition

Here's a pretty cool site detailing how the electoral college would play out with recent statewide polls:Election Projection - 2004 Edition

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Canoeing across the Panama Canal

This is just a stupid little joke article about it.

Also, what do you think would happend if there were no locks? How much of one ocean would flow into the other?

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Quinoa, a Protein Powerhouse from the Andes

Quinoa, a Protein Powerhouse from the Andes

I had some of this stuff out in San Fran a little while ago. This stuff is awesome. Season it with some spices like curry etc. and it is dynamite.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Political TV ads

This is a great site archiving a bunch of political ads from 1952 onward:
Living Room Candidate

Be sure to check out the legendary Johnson ad that aired once:

Daisy Girl

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Iraqi group threatens to kill al-Zarqawi

I don't want this to necessarily become a political blog, but this article really caught my eye.


Of course, the truly cynical might assert that this group is merely a puppet of the US or something, which it might be, but I bet that there truly is a lot of homegrown Iraqi resentment at all foreign fighters no matter what movement they are fighting for.

Welcome

This will be a blog for thoughts of all sizes. However, because we live in such a fast moving world, nanothoughts are to be preferred.

Thanks for reading,
Rog