That’s It For Today

July 30, 2007

Oh yeah. I know I’m waaaay behind on things.

Time runs away from me (just like most people — except the fucking schizos who talk out loud to themselves!).

Traffic here has been running about four times the previous rate for the past month now.

What the fuck have I done wrong?


The Future Has Come Back To Haunt Us

July 30, 2007

Soylent Green (1973)

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People living out of cars.

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Stepping over the sleeping homeless.

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“How did we come to this?”

I saw this a year or two after its release, on TV. I instantly recognized the real future in it. And what it dramatized has come to pass.

And will continue to…

Soylent Green trailer (YouTube)
Soylent Green review (scifi.com)
Soylent Green review (stomp tokyo)
Soylent Green Biscuit Company


Blog Notes: Blogroll Deletion, Probations

July 30, 2007

Oh man. Stupidity Tracker is apparently dead. I hope that didn’t happen to its webmaster too!

Probation:

Scribez hasn’t published anything new since March. A tragedy!

Junkiness has also recently gone silent. An email to them didn’t fetch any reply.

Thanks for making me feel like the fucking Kiss of Death!


Second Quote Of The Day

July 30, 2007

A follow-up…

Happy motherfucking Monday!


So As Usual, The Smiletards Jump Me

July 30, 2007

I’ve had cause to post in the WordPress forum today to complain about their new signon page and to bitch about a new policy that states:

if you don’t have an avatar you won’t be able to make the top lists anymore.

And, oh yes, that was bolded in the original text!

I’ve made the top lists with several posts here.

And now, because I won’t put on some fucking imbecilic mask, that isn’t ever going to happen again?

Well, fuck that!

I still refuse to have a goddammed avatar.

How soon will this policy extend to No Avatar = No WordPress blog?

I should start FURLing all my posts…

The Smiletard part comes in when someone posts in reply to me:

mikecane: if you had a nice, fluffy avatar, your harsh words just now might have been softened. since you want people to judge you by your words, you’re not offering much for a positive judgment with that last comment there. just a thought. :)

honesty in blogging is great but honesty with tact is even better in my wee opinion ;)

Well fuck you is all I have to say.


Quote Of The Day: iPhone

July 30, 2007

The iPhone’s secret sauce? Software.

People talk about how Symbian phones have great software, but I don’t think those people get the iPhone. The pocket-sized iPhone is a mini-Mac, and its software outclasses any other mobile operating system I’ve tried.

Why? The most obvious thing is the smooth animation, which makes the icons zoom into view and pop open. It’s easy to dismiss this as cartoon-y excess, except that once you use it for a while, you realize that the fluid interface makes you feel as though the device is sensitively responding to your every gesture. That animation, the legacy of Mac OS X, makes the difference between feeling that a device is working against you, and feeling that it’s an extension of your brain.

He gets it. He groks it. Those of you who don’t, please move to Redmond or Espoo and talk to yourselves. You’ve revealed that you obviously have nothing to say to everyone else.


Is The Wayback Machine Any Damn Good?

July 30, 2007

After the previous post, I went to The Wayback Machine to see what it had for Tom Snyder’s site.

All it had was the Flash movie intro!

Nothing else.

All that history — that I never saw! — gone.

What a national disgrace this is!

Where’s the Smithsonian or the Library of Congress to preserve the Net?

(Yeah, The Wayback Machine has my goddammed blog in it. I’d rather it had as much for Snyder’s site instead!)


R.I.P.: Tom Snyder Of Tomorrow Show

July 30, 2007

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Tom Snyder of `Tomorrow Show’ Dies at 71

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tom Snyder, whose smoke-filled interviews were a staple of late-night television, has died after a struggle with leukemia. He was 71.

Snyder died Sunday in San Francisco from complications associated with leukemia, his longtime producer and friend Mike Horowicz told The Associated Press on Monday.

Known for his improvised, casual style and robust laughter, Snyder conducted a number of memorable interviews as host of NBC’s “The Tomorrow Show.” Among his guests were John Lennon, Charles Manson and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols.


“Tomorrow Show” with Tom Snyder Highlights

These clips are a collection of some of Tom Snyder’s best interviews. His television program “The Tomorrow Show” ran fom 1973 until 1982 immediately following Johnny Carson at 1 am in the morning, NBC’s first foray into late late talk show programming. In 1980 the time slot changed to 12:30 am. By the end of it’s run it was known as “Tommorrow Coast to Coast.” and included an additional host. “Late Night With David Letterman” would eventually occupy it’s time slot. In 1995 Tom would return to late night chat with “The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder” on CBS. He was later replaced by Craig Kilborn in 1999. Interviewed guests in the segment include Elton John, Stephen Spielberg, Johnny Rotten, Bono and “The Edge” from U2, Cheech and Chong, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Manson, and Muhammad Ali.

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Even when Synder was bad, he was at least fun to watch. At his best, he was required viewing.

Hey, TV networks, listen up. People like Snyder interviewed subjects who are now historical figures. Do you really think you can squeeze any pennies out of these old shows by releasing DVD compilations of shredded clips? Do the nation a favor and digitize all these old interview/talk programs and put them up on the Internet for free. Do something in exchange for all those decades you had the broadcasting spectrum and blithely ignored the part about “broadcasting in the public interest.”

Tom Snyder YouTube search results
Tom Snyder wikipedia entry


Armageddon Catalysts

July 30, 2007

Nucking Futs, or Crazy Like a Fox?

Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour

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John Hagee (Hagee the Hut)

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Hagee: “Our support for Israel has…”

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“…nothing to do with End Times prophecy.”

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“It has absolutely nothing to do with Eschatology.”

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Being confronted by PR Nazis. (“Papers! You have papers?”)

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Lieberman wants America to pre-emptively bomb/invade Iran.

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Hagee: A short fat man probably ridiculed as a child.

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Ejection: “I’m just asking you to leave, that’s all.”

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“We have security here. We want you off the premises.” (Rasch! Schnell!)

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“I don’t have that answer, sir. They just told us you need to leave the premises.” (I was only following orders!)

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www.thirdgender666.com: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Morals Are Worse Than Animals. Proof: The National Zoo

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Max Blumenthal, Thomas Shomaker


Today’s Absolutely-Fatal Bellylaugh

July 30, 2007

I was going to post something I’ve been carrying around with me for years, but then I came across something else via a MySpace page and, damn, the stuff is lethal.

Not Safe for Work, Christians or Other Children.

Coloring Book Land — this shit will fuck you up.