Quote: Colin Wilson

May 14, 2007

Colin Wilson, the man who could see the truth:

This, it seemed to me, is the basic difference between human beings. Some are perfectly satisfied with what they have; they eat, drink, impregnate their wives, and take life as it comes. Others can never forget that they are being cheated; that life tempts them to struggle by offering them the essence of sex, of beauty, of success; and that she always seems to pay in counterfeit money.

The Outsider: Twenty Years After by Colin Wilson, pg. xviii

Compassionate Conservatism My Goddam Ass!

May 14, 2007

US conservatives block cancer vaccine for girls

Plans to vaccinate young girls against the sexually-transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer have been blocked in several US states by conservative groups, who say that doing so would encourage promiscuity.

I have no words left…

The Lighting War Opens A New Front

May 14, 2007

LEDs emerge to fight fluorescents

NEW YORK – The light bulb, the symbol of bright ideas, doesn’t look like such a great idea anymore, as lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad are talking about banning the century-old technology because of its contribution to global warming.

But what comes next? Compact fluorescent bulbs are the only real alternative right now, but “bulbs” that use light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are quickly emerging as a challenger.

Just leave me in peace with my incandescents, dammit!

–linkswipe via reddit

Previously in this blog:
All Of You Who Want CFLs: Break Them And Eat Them!
Kill Kill Kill Kill The CFLs!!!
Lighting Nazis Must Die!!
Aha! Read This, You Lighting Nazi Bastards!
Eat Mercury And Die, Lighting Nazis!!!
Thank God! I Am Saved From The Lighting Nazis!!
Your Final Warning: Don’t. You. Fucking. Dare!
Don’t You Bastards DARE To Even TRY This Here!

Legalize Drugs? Yeah, Right.

May 14, 2007

Stopping a Kid Killer
A concoction called ‘cheese’ has led to 21 deaths in the Dallas area, and authorities worry it will spread.

May 21, 2007 issue – Nick Cannata finally seemed to be pulling his life together. A bright kid and talented artist, he had plunged into a spiral of drug use in his early teens after his parents’ divorce—marijuana, cocaine, then methamphetamine. But after attending a drug-rehab program in the fall of 2004, he seemed cheerful and motivated. By early 2005, he was doing his homework, going out with a new girl and testing drug-free. “Everything was falling into place,” says his father, Dave Cannata, who lives in Coppell, Texas, outside Dallas. Unbeknownst to Dave, however, Nick was likely taking a new, sometimes hard-to-detect drug concoction called “cheese”—a mixture of heroin and cold medication. One Saturday night in June that year, Nick, 16, came home from a party in an apparently altered state. Dave was worried, but decided to let his son sleep it off. The next day, when Nick failed to emerge from his room, Dave went in. “It was not pretty,” he recalls. “He was already gone.”

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Previously in this blog:
To Win The War Is Easy. Possession = Death. Period. No Exceptions. No Excuses. Buh-Bye!
Fucking Goddammed Motherfucking Meth!
This Is Your Face On Meth
Blunt-ed Minds
What The 1960s Tide Of Liberalism Washed Up
I Learn A New Word
The Kids Are All Fucked Up
Die You Meth Bastards! Die! Die! Die!
Meth. Die You Bastards!
Were They High When They Wrote This Shit?
You Meth Lab Bastards Must Die!
Ho Ho Owwwww…

Oh Wow. Color Photos Of America.

May 14, 2007

These are just amazing. Go look.

Bound for Glory: America in Color: 1939-1943

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Now I Know Why Analyst Starts With Those Four Letters

May 14, 2007

Can I coin a new term? Assylyst?

Dialing in to the iPhone bonanza

Some analysts argue, contrary to conventional wisdom, that the Apple phone won’t necessarily take a big bite out of other handset makers. Albert Lin, an analyst with American Technology Research, believes that in the long run the iPhone will ignite consumer interest in high-end phones, benefiting makers of so-called smartphones – devices that play music and movies and access the Web – such as Nokia, which he rates a buy.

Yeah, go ahead and buy Nokia. And kiss your money buh-bye!

Yeah, That HBO. It Ain’t Never Had No Future, Neither! Droool.

May 14, 2007

iTunes-like video services have no future: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video sites that sell shows and movies such as Apple Inc.’s iTunes will likely peak this year as more programming is made available on free outlets supported by advertising, according to a study released on Monday.

Sales of movies and television shows are expected to almost triple to $279 million in 2007 from an estimated $98 million last year. But unless the average consumer begins paying for their online video en masse, growth in sales will likely peter out next year, according to Forrester Research.

“In the video space, iTunes is just a temporary flash while consumers wait for better ways to get video. They’re already coming,” said Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey, the author of the study, who also called the paid download video market a “dead end.”

I mean, Jesus, can we get some thinking here, please? Bueller? Bueller?