Friday, April 30, 2004


Been there, done that:

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

The Stench of Cowardice

Any doubts I had about whether our president rode his father's name to a national guard position out of harm's way during Vietnam are gone. Not only will he not appear before the 911 commission without his baby daddy (Dick Cheney) but he has refused to allow a recording. A "note-taker" will be allowed in the room.

I never liked Bush, but during the past 2 years I thought at least stands on the strength of his convictions. He has disabused me of that notion. If the leader of the free world can't speak for himself, on the record, about something as nation-shatteringly serious as 911, he should not be the leader of bupkis.

Monday, April 26, 2004

If I were Bill Gates

If I were Bill Gates, in my will I would not ask to be buried, or cremated. I would ask for a giant space pyramid to be put into permanent orbit around the earth with my body inside.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Something Just Occured

Where are all the anti-semitic hate crimes caused by Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ?

Now look, I'm jewish, and I understand that there is anti-semitism in America. But as I said when the jewish establishment was up in arms over this movie, dumb people who see the movie will remain dumb, and rational people will remain rational. Anti-semites don't need a movie to hate jews. They just do.

Note that there has been no "uh, yeah, we were wrong about that, we guess most Christians are nice folks" from the JDL, ADL, B'nai Brith or the mass media.

Can you even imagine Tom Brokaw doing a segment on how anti-semitism didn't explode after the release of the movie? Never in a million years.

This country is too busy being xenophobic to deal with the fact that most of its fears are completely unfounded. Cases in point: the myth of the angry black man, gay marriage, breasts.

One more thought on the breasts issue: Any boy old enough to know that seeing a breast is naughty has a dirty magazine in his room, as did his ultra-conservative right-wing father at one point in his life. He has the same chance as his father to turn into a functional, productive member of society. Any child too young to know better will not be emotionally scarred by seeing a breast because he was eating one a few years ago.

Quickie v2.0

Couple things -

First off, new title graphic. I need to remake it with a better pick of myself, since the lighting was horrible and I look like a jaundiced Umpa-Loompa. Secondly, the vending machine in the cafeteria is now stocked with kettle cooked mesquite barbeque chips so my snack life has achieved nirvana. If only I had some chocolate milk...

3rd, South Park continues to push the boundaries of hilarity. I don't know if anyone watched last night but Michael Jackson moves to SP with his son, and at one point tries to cheer him up by playing "got your nose!" At first Blanket is indeed cheerified, until he tries to play too and actually pulls Michael's nose out of his face...

For the few of you who are tech-minded and know about the SCO bullshit that's been going on for the past year, and for the majority of you who aren't but who enjoy poop humor, read this immediately.

Peace out!

Monday, April 19, 2004

I Do What Lee Tells Me To

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

"In this case, using the fully qualified class name is of no help because the compiler lacks the type definition."

Long Overdue Pictures Update

These pics are about a month old and I have at least 2 other batches to post, I've just been crazy busy the past month. Anyway here we go:

First up, is the Milwaukee Hilton. I walk past this on the way to work every day:

Next is my boss, Kaye:

Eric and Philippe (sitting) chat about argyle, abstraction, and action packed bruce lee movies:

This is a great little bakery where I often get lunch. They make great sandwiches and the chocolate cheesecake muffin is, as my mother would say, "To die for!"

The townhall clocktower, a beautiful piece of architecture in the heart of downtown. I'll try to get a pic of it lit up at night sometime, it's stunning:


I was walking home one night and saw this ribbon fluttering in the snow. "Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it . . . and my heart is going to cave in."

The dockside lit up at night.

More pics tomorrow, including new Casper shots!

Friday, April 16, 2004


Not only does Bobh have a blog which I didn't know about, he just got linked to by instapundit! This is quite possibly the most jealous I have been in a very long time.

Of course, Bobh is a law student with a blog devoted to politics while I'm just some yahoo who occasionally posts half-informed political rants, but still.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004


A google search for my name returns this blog as the top result (unsurprisingly). I haven't spoken to a friend of mine from high school in almost 2 years now, and regret the way we left things. Amber, if by some chance you read this, please email me.

Monday, April 12, 2004

I've Got You Babe

I'm a little disturbed by how much I enjoyed the "Nick & Jessica" variety hour last night. I mean, newlyweds is hysterical, but a variety show?

I think the single best thing the special had going for it was its pacing. No segment lasted more than 3 minutes and they came rapid fire due to the miracle of modern editing. However, I wonder if anyone else felt the same spooky chill I did when Nick and Jessica paid homage to the original married variety show hosts, Sonny & Cher, by singing their signature number. I mean, first of all here's a happy couple singing the same song that that other happy couple sang when they were deliriously in love, until they split up that is. Talk about a shadow over your marriage. And another thing that worries me is, is Nick Lachey going to be a Congressman? Even more disturbing, on last week's episode of Newlyweds Nick demonstrated what a horrible skier he was. If I were the two of them I'd want to get as far away from the curse of Sonny and Cher as possible.

Still, you can't deny their raw talent. I particularly enjoyed Jessica and Kenny Loggins duet. I wish Jessica didn't make such stupid faces when she's singing though.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004


Note to cat owners:

Never leave the door to the litter box closed when you leave for work in the morning.


Monday, April 05, 2004


I am not dead. Afsheen does not get my dvd's.