Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, October 09, 2004

The first Subway opens in Iraq. Oh, yea -- that's great. We'll spread our shitty food around the globe. That is progress.

Highlights of the debate (for me):

  • Bush's "Texas" accent getting more pronounced, then disappearing.
  • Bush shouting at the audience.
  • Bush shouting at the audience and holding his left arm straight out for minutes at a time.
  • Damn! The internets! Damn you, Bush, for letting the secret out.
  • Bush shouting down the moderator. Good impulse control, man. I'm glad you have the launch codes.
  • Kerry blanking on the word "paralyze." Making a valiant attempt to pantomime "spinal cord injury" with a chopping motion to the neck.
  • Bush referring to Kerry as "Kennedy."
  • Two WTF moments, in frighteningly close proximity: battling green eyeshades and off-road diesel engines? Are we still speaking English?
  • Bush's flop sweat as he tried to make up some kind of pro-environment policy (Ii was actually for the environment before I was against it).
  • Bush making some kind of point based on a Supreme Cout decision from the 1850s.
  • Kerry looking deeply, lovingly into the camera. Clever Republican tactic to frighten the public.
  • Bush failing, once again, to admit that he has ever made a mistake. Holy shit, Rove -- you knew this one was coming. Have an answer, stupid.

Friday, October 08, 2004

"That's not a government I want to be a part of. It's wrong, and you all need to do something about it."

POTD (Polska of the Day)

marching band

flag waving

baloon stomp

Thursday, October 07, 2004

And...just so I end the night on a high note: Pee Mail.

[via vowe.net]

Bush's debate notes.

My God -- I missed this: Richard Avedon dies at 81

Here is a nice gallery of his work.

My phone number was found starting at position 16905148 to the right of the decimal point in pi.

The final issue of 28mm is out. Final issue.

I'd be much obliged to the first person who can explain what the hell is going on here.

[via morgan via blennus via screenhead]

I don't know why I like this screen shot so much.

screen shot

But I do. [Warning: large]

William Shatner is weird, but Ben Folds is weirder.

[Update: Good God -- there is video]

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Shots fired into Knox Bush/Cheney headquarters.

At about 8:00 this evening, I lost interest in just about everything.

JBoss IDE -- cool. An Eclipse plugin that streamlines XDoclet for Hibernate, deployment, and debugging of JBoss-based applications.

Subversion 1.1 is released. Martin Ott (of the Coding Monkeys) has a MacOS X package.

The thing about being gay these days is that it's not that weird anymore.

- It's more accepted than ever.

It's like having a Mac.

- Straights are Windows, and gays are OS X.

Yep. Small market share, but acceptably "alternative." Trendy even. The favorite of artists and filmmakers. Think different!

- So you're not even Unix.

Not even close. The plushies and poly's? Now, they're Unix.

Via Scribbling.net.

Reprinted in full because I couldn't figure out an excerpt that maintained sufficient pith.

Marginal Revolution: When I was young I had a counterproductive obsession with owning the yellow properties.

Ha ha! Daily KOS has a photo!


"Cheney got our domain name wrong -- calling us "FactCheck.com" -- and wrongly implied that we had rebutted allegations Edwards was making about what Cheney had done as chief executive officer of Halliburton.

In fact, we did post an article pointing out that Cheney hasn't profited personally while in office from Halliburton's Iraq contracts, as falsely implied by a Kerry TV ad. But Edwards was talking about Cheney's responsibility for earlier Halliburton troubles. And in fact, Edwards was mostly right." [emphasis mine]

Funny. FactCheck.org also dug up a quote refuting Cheney's assertion that the Vice Presidential debate was the first time he had met Senator Edwards.

"Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I'm up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they're in session. The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight."

FactCheck.org turned up the following, attributed to Cheney in February of 2001:

"Thank you. Thank you very much. Congressman Watts,
Senator Edwards, friends from across America and distinguished visitors to
our country from all over the world, Lynne and I are honored to be with you
all this morning

ABC News also turned up a few other instances when the two have met. It leaves me wondering why Cheney would make such an easy-to-refute lie.

Hee hee. Vice President Cheney last night directed people to factcheck.com. He meant to say .org. Factcheck.com is run by George Soros, one of the Republicans' favorite people.

Update: FactCheck.com is not run by George Soros. It is held by a domain squatter who quickly redirected traffic to Soros' site. Very funny.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

CNN: Rodney Dangerfield dead at 82

So cool: zoomquilt.

Two Faces of Bush


Monday, October 04, 2004


Sunday, October 03, 2004

"We can forgive you for electing him once. As we ought to know, any electorate can make a tragic mistake. But if you elect him twice, we will start fearing you Americans as much as we currently fear your government."

I'm watching Meet the Press with one eye closed thanks to a splitting headache, but Rep. Brad Carson (D-OK) is pretty slick. He really knows how to deliver a sound bite. He also seems relatively moderate.