updated booklist

available here. unfortunately, i still haven't practiced any html stuff on the site. oh well.

stealing elections

or at least trying to...


hail to the chief

14 years from today, i will be eligible to become the president of the united states of america. you should probably start bracing yourselves now.


yeah, that'll fly

on a good idea scale from 1 to 10, i'd have to say that this one is just plain stupid.


check one two, one two, check check....

does anybody else wish that people would come up with something more creative to say when doing a mic check? on that note, i'm going to test out the new picture function blogger put in. picture taken from the APOD website.

impressive... most impressive

the dialogue could use some work, but over all i was fairly impressed. especially since this was done before the star wars sets actually came out.

surprise, surprise.

but only sort of. the "insurgency" in iraq is being funded by europeans.

i <3 british writersy

they often say stupid things. but than again, so do many americans. on that note, this article by mark steyn is, as usual, amazing. and even this one by some guy i've never heard of was pretty good. (free registration required, but i think it's well worth it).


finally, someone who agrees

and actually feels like taking the time to write about it. i've thought almost exactly along these lines for years, but a combination of laziness and a lack of education on the relationship between israel and the "palestinians" has kept me from writing about it. jay tea's piece is actually a response to a rather large comment, but i think it's a good read.


quote of the century

"It's queer how out of touch with truth women are. They live in a world of their own, and there had never been anything like it, and never can be. It is too beautiful altogether, and if they were to set it up it would go to pieces before the first sunset. Some confounded fact that we men have been living contentedly with ever since the day of creation woutl start up and knock the whole thing over."
bonus points to anyone who can tell me who/what the quote is from.

on that note, i hate mornings. i've got my first day of work tomorrow, so it's time for bed.

Testing, testing

So apparently you can email updates to your blog. let's see if it works.

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. --Missionaria Protectiva


this one's for nate

it has absolutely nothing to do with anything i care about. but the title of the post is the same as the name of nate's old city on sim city 4.


better late than never

happy belated birthday to my favorite actress, natalie portman. natalie turned 24 yesterday; now that star wars is over, hopefully she'll be able to land some better roles.


mr. bean on politics

sort of. he does, at least, have a complaint about a new law passed in britain.

h/t the rott


stupid moments

last night, i was playing trivial pursuit with some friends and had a rather stupid moment. a question something along the lines of this came to me:
"Which actor was the first to be a pitch man for an internet company?"
while i was contemplating an answer, one of the other players asked what a pitch man was; i gave them the example of william shatner doing advertisements for priceline.com. i finally gave up and threw out some random name, only to find out that the correct answer was actually william shatner. i stayed upset for the rest of the game.

logic that makes sense until you think about it:
1) Liberals want all people to be equal
2) The only time all people are equal is when they're dead
3) Therefore, liberals want all people to be dead

technically it's a valid argument, but it's far from being a sound one.

ok, now i'm off to do something else unproductive. later.

oh yeah, i put up a list of the books i've read so far over here; i'll be updating it as i go.


graduation, part zwei

well, sort of. my little brother just graduated from high school today, and he's off to whitworth in the fall. to those of you still there, look out for him, and try not to corrupt him too badly.


learning html

i'm going to go for it this summer, using this site as a basis. it will probably be quite some time before i get anything of my own up there, but oh well. it's free.


if you're bored

i ran into this the other day after clicking a link from PA, and i really like it. if you've got time to spare, i recommend giving it a try.