Archive for August, 2004

Fun With Words

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

This was “compassion” night at the Republican National Committee. Nothing says “compassion” like Ahnold, who starred in such family-friendly fare as The Terminator, Total Recall, Predator… Yes, he was Kindergarten Cop too but I do recall some fisticuffs in that one. Tsk. I admit freely I didn’t watch Ahnold’s speech. I saw he was on […]

Shame On You, John McCain

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Our illustrious Senator John McCain has been seen everywhere campaigning for President Bush and made a keynote speech at the RNC last night. (Nice jab on Moore there, geez. McCain has this problem that when he finds a joke or a line he likes, he will repeat it ad nauseum. Someone please help him out […]

Michael Moore Crashes the RNC

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Yup, let’s give it up for the spirit of bi-partisanship at the Republican National Convention! Or… not. Michael Moore got booed when people realized he was in attendance last night. He’s there covering the convention for USA Today. It’s an interesting idea, no? A local delegate doesn’t think so. The Arizona Republic is having an […]

I, Robot: Wait For Cable

Monday, August 30th, 2004

Yep, the title pretty much sums it up. It was a large disappointment. It had special effects and a scene with Will Smith naked, but it still sucked. I had read a few reviews that stated as such, and now I can see what they were talking about. I haven’t read the original Asimov story, […]

Cell Phones: The Secret to TV Success?

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

During the Olympics broadcasts we were deluged with ads for upcoming shows, and it hit me: In order for a series to be successful, the storyline must involve heavy cell phone use. Really. A few examples: 1. “The X-Files.” Yes, this really was the show that started the trend. It just wasn’t a proper episode […]

Adventures of Bob, The Plush Alien Toy

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

Aemilia walked into Bubbles of Joy, a store of greeting cards, Beanie Babies, candles, assorted gifts, and Other Stuffed Toys. Walking down an aisle, she accidentally bumped into a shelving unit. Turning to the shelf to make sure nothing fell off, Aemilia came face to face with… an alien. An alien toy, to be exact, […]

Idiots or Geniuses?

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Amusing/depressing article on cnn.com: “Canadian MP calls US idiots.” It’s not generally a good idea to call people in another country idiots, but then again it’s probably equally inadvisable to call other nations evil. I guess we’re at a stalemate here. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank President Bush for his wretched foreign […]

If I Hear/See This Again I Will Perform An Act of Violence, So Help Me God

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

1. “Zoom zoom” ads from Mazda. 2. “I ordered a CD/DVD/thingamabob during your pledge drive ten days ago and I still haven’t received it!” 3. Anything even vaguely mentioning/showing Michael Jackson. 4. Arizona drivers cutting me off because I’m driving the speed limit, which is apparently way too slow around here for them. 5. A […]

School Daze

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

So, yep, school’s started. I think I remember a time when I viewed the start of school in a more positive light, but those days are pretty much over with. It used to mean new clothes, new school supplies, new friends, etc. Now it means a huge book bill and the stress of finding parking. […]

A Letter

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

An Open Letter to Those Responsible for the Theft of “The Scream” And Other Pieces of Artwork Recently Taken from a Norwegian Museum To Whom It May Concern: I think I speak for the whole world when I say: GIVE IT BACK NOW, GODDAMMIT. You walked into that musuem and saw a painting you recognized. […]