Tuesday, May 25

Jon Stewart's ('84) Commencement Address at William & Mary

From Site: "Lets talk about the real world for a moment. We had been discussing it earlier, and I, I wanted to bring this up to you earlier about the real world, and this is I guess as good a time as any. I don't really know to put this, so I'll be blunt. We broke it.
Please don't be mad. I know we were supposed to bequeath to the next generation a world better than the one we were handed. So, sorry.
I don't know if you've been following the news lately, but it just kinda got away from us. Somewhere between the gold rush of easy internet profits and an arrogant sense of endless empire, we heard kind of a pinging noise, and uh, then the damn thing just died on us. So I apologize.
But here's the good news. You fix this thing, you're the next greatest generation, people. You do this'and I believe you can - you win this war on terror, and Tom Brokaw's kissing your ass from here to Tikrit, let me tell ya. And even if you don't, you're not gonna have much trouble surpassing my generation. If you end up getting your picture taken next to a naked guy pile of enemy prisoners and don't give the thumbs up you've outdid us. "

Oh to have been at that focus group.

"We need a name for this project: think people! Flying robots that will someday save the world. It has to be catchy - so people will like them and we can get funding. HAH! I've got it: MADMEN!!!!!"

USATODAY.com - Asteroid-eating robots considered for Earth's protection: While those methods promise some fantastic explosions - and maybe a blockbuster hit - a team of engineers are looking at a more patient approach. Their weapon: a swarm of nuclear-powered robots that could drill into an asteroid and hurl chunks of it into space with enough force to gradually push it into a non-Earth impacting course.
'We're aiming to examine the whole idea of these robots,' said Matthew Graham, design project manager for the study at SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI), an engineering consulting and concept analysis firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
SEI researchers have completed a preliminary study into the robots, called Modular Asteroid Deflection Mission Ejector Node (MADMEN) spacecraft, under a grant awarded by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) to come up with new techniques to defend the planet against pesky near-Earth objects (NEOs).
'Previous studies by NASA and NIAC focused on concepts that could detect asteroids or bump them using propulsion systems of nuclear weapons,' NIAC director Robert Cassanova told SPACE.com. '[MADMEN] was rather unique in that it would nibble away at the asteroid.'

Thursday, May 20

I wish this were required reading for all voters.

I'd like to force this article down quite a few throats, for all the good it would do... Exerpt is a quote from Goering prior to his suicide.

The Independent Weekly: With trembling fingers: "'It is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.' "

Tuesday, May 18

Somebunny wants to be a big fat ZERO!!!!!!

Bushism of the Day By Jacob Weisberg: "Bushism of the Day
By Jacob Weisberg
Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at 9:08 AM PT

'[B]y the way, we rank 10th amongst the industrialized world in broadband technology and its availability. That's not good enough for America. Tenth is 10 spots too low as far as I'm concerned.' -Minneapolis, Minn., April 26, 2004"

Wednesday, May 12

The Infinite Cat Project

This has gone on long enough. Hasn't it? A picture of a cat looking at a picture of a cat looking at... well:

Molly watching Torin watching Chloe watching Luna watching Frida watching Sammy watching Spot watching Brad Kitt & Cat Stevens watching Fumphy watching Ugly watching Clyde watching Cat1 watching Pixel watching KC watching Wookie watching Jackie watching Tiger watching Farrusko watching Skinny White Boy watching Peaker watching Brit watching Plien watching Eunheui watching Datsa watching Tasha watching Duma watching "99" watching Snowball watching Hawkeye watching Copper watching Fritz, watching Zoot, watching Abby, watching Frankie, watching Poozy, watching Frankie, watching Sammy, watching Frankie.

Tuesday, May 11


What a great night last night. I came back from our first decently promising Godspell rehearsal and not only was the lawn short (FINALLY!) but there were 3 new shirts in my closet for my wearing pleasure. I am well taken care of by the love of my life!

Now if only the new firewall would come in so we wouldn't have to fend off these darn DOS attacks by hand. It should be in today - hoowray!

Tuesday, May 4

Why can't anyone see..

what a damn $*%ing moronic unpleasant excuse for a human being we have as a President?!?!?!?!?!?!?


"'There's a lot of people in the world who don't believe that people whose skin color may not be the same as ours can be free and self-govern. I reject that. I reject that strongly. I believe that people who practice the Muslim faith can self-govern. I believe that people whose skins aren't necessarily -- are a different color than white can self-govern.'"

I mean WHO SAYS THIS CRAP? People whose skins isn't white can self-frickin govern? First off, this ass genuinely feels that America's face is white! Then this ass thinks that no countries besides "his" can govern themselves. I HATE HATE HATE that we have this miserable idiot for a president.

That is all.

Monday, May 3

Priest Charged with Ritualistic Slaying of Nun

Yahoo! News - Priest Charged in Nun's Death

Wow - This must have been before Vatican 2... kinda sounds like that old-timey Latin-style Catholicism.