Tuesday, January 27, 2004

You're a Non-box.

What box do you get put in?
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(oh by the way, I'm taking a hiatus. this blog needs some direction.)

Monday, January 26, 2004

yet another snowy Amish Country Winter Morning

And all they gave me was a two hour delay. Bleh. No 9am, so I get to sleep in a bit for a change.

Sunday, January 25, 2004


It's probably going to snow till May so enjoy the mini ice age.

(yeah, it's snowing AGAIN. w00t!)
Angry Picture

(click at your own risk.)

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Thursday, January 22, 2004

9/11 Commission Watch

Holy shit!

For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston.

"This is a very, very important part of history and we've got to tell it right," said Thomas Kean.

"As you read the report, you're going to have a pretty clear idea what wasn't done and what should have been done," he said. "This was not something that had to happen."

Appointed by the Bush administration, Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey, is now pointing fingers inside the administration and laying blame.

I want to see this get more press.
Interesting thoughts on what should really be done to the Constitution, in full snark mode of course.

Gays speak out.

And speak...

(They're not liberal gays either...believe it or not ones sexual orientation does not determine ones political ideology)

...and speak...

Well damn.

I have a sneaking suspicion, just sneaking of course, that none of the proponents of this lovely little amendments have actually asked the gays how they'd feel about this. Just a suspicion.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

excellent writing

I think the Koufax Awards are over. However, Don Fox at Nitecrawler keeps hitting them out of the ballpark. Awesome writing. More people should be reading him.
primary season

Governor Rendell made a good argument. Pennsylvania, a very key swing state due to the large urban population at both ends of the state, has almost no say in who the nominees are. PA's primary for both parties is April 27. By that point, it's fairly irrelevant in terms of federal races.

For 2008, the governor wants to move the primary back to February. I say it's a good idea. It gives PA residents the chance choose their nominees. Go for it, Eddy!

In other primary news I was surprised that Kerry won, and I'm looking forward to New Hampshire in two weeks.

By pundit class, I meant television pundits. Bloggers, for the most part, are not pundits. They're armchair quarterbacks.
F**k that bastard C**t

That's really all I can say. After last nights' cocky, belligerent and disgraceful SOTU (except of course, his supporters, who likely had to wipe various fluids from their TV screens when he was done) I just have nothing nice to say about the President. Not that I did before, but then it was just a strong dislike. Now, I'm one of those pathological types the Republicans always whine about...those "Bush Haters." You know, I'm fairly proud of that fact. I don't care what anyone thinks.

I may downgrade it to "strong dislike" if I see those education initiatives get funded. It may fall to "dislike" if he drops his support for the Federal Marriage Amendment, a bigoted thing if I ever heard one. Of course, I'm not holding my breath.


Reaction: Fury. There really is no profanity strong enough. I'm still pissed off. I'll talk on this tomorrow.

(Take a WILD guess as to what nearly got me kicked out of the student union...I issued a prompt slur of choice words that would make a public toilet WITH a glory hole blush.)


1. War with either Iran or North Korea is coming.
2. A new wave of homophobia, led by our already despicable pundit class (and i'm talking people on both sides of the aisle) will soon sweep the country.

Monday, January 19, 2004


Hmm, I'm inclined to agree with Adam over at Throwing Things. It's time to dismantle Liberty One and Two and all other offending buildings and return Mr. Billy Penn to his rightful place as the tallest thing in Philadelphia. If not that, find a way to return Billy Penn to the forefront of the Philadelphia skyline. Or buy Philadelphia sports fans lots of Zoloft. I'm not sure which choice is cheaper.

Billy Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, is a vengeful, spiteful little bitch. Sure explains a lot.

(I'm not sure which stage of grief I'm at...Oy)

Sunday, January 18, 2004

i'm pissed off

If I die young due to high blood pressure, it's all the Eagles (and Penn State) fault. Fucking hell. Fuck.

and 2004 begins on a "wonderful" note, considering nothing at all went right in 2003. I predict an awful year. Really, I do.

All I'm going to say about the impending playoff game tonight is praise God for the snow. We all know how Southerners are about snow.


Wednesday, January 14, 2004


This low-carb cult is getting out of hand. I'm starting to ask at restaurants to bring me the normal bread---not that low-carb swill. Some observations I've made so far:

1. Low-carb beer tastes like crap. And I do like me some beer.
2. Low-carb bread tastes like crap. And hello? Bread is nothing BUT carbs.
3. Positing from 1. and 2., I am going to conclude that all low-carb stuff tastes like crap.

I may be biased. I love beer, and I've been known to eat an entire loaf of bread in a sitting.

Now, doing this low-carb thing may indeed help people lose weight and get healthier. I, however, think it's a very strange cult. I'm no dietian, but I think that controlling portions and being active, not what's in the portions, will help people make diets, whether they are gaining weight or losing weight.

Monday, January 12, 2004


Rush Limbaugh can seriously pucker up and kiss my big ass. Haha! Bliss.

Sunday, January 11, 2004


Being 5'4"(and a half), shopping for clothes, especially winter and dress clothes is an incredibly frustrating and irritating experience for me. I am also somewhat thin, which makes it even worse. My waist size isn't hard to find..it's the inseam that is. Shirts are frustrating even when they are smalls. The sleeves are too long or the neck too big. The pants, even when they're in the right waist, are usually too long, or the butt isn't in the right place...etc. Relatives always buy mediums which I then have to shrink in the wash, and then they're still too big. I also absolutely refuse to shop in the boys section. I don't need that kind of . . . embarrassment.

I know there has to be at least one short man who reads this site. If there is. . . where do you shop? And do they have a website?!

Slave trade

An article on the dark skinned people of Southern Iraq, legacy of the Arabian Sea slave trade---one that was just as brutal as the Atlantic slave trade.
Bush's Immigration Idea

In a couple days I'm going to write on this, but for now, here's the thoughts of others.

*Andrew Hagen---says it's a bad idea.

*Charlie Crystle---goes into the reasons as to why millions from Latin America come here.

*Billmon---interesting argument (although Billmon is ALWAYS interesting), I suggest you go read for yourself. The man knows his history...wish everyone did.

I actually think I'm coming around to the side that thinks this immigration proposal is a bad idea--NOT because I strongly dislike President Bush and his entire administration--but because I see nothing good out of it. I see immigrants attempting to come here for a better life and getting abused by the system (which, incidentally, already abuses them). Honestly, the US needs to rebuild its tech and manufacturing sectors so our jobs stop getting outsourced. I'll address all that later this coming week.

Saturday, January 10, 2004


my face cleared up overnight.

No posts until after the Eagles cream the Packers all over Lincoln Financial Field.

and god bless those Detroit Lions for allowing us home-field advantage all through the playoffs.

Friday, January 9, 2004


For some reason, I like to learn lessons the hard way.

I got a new Mach3 for Christmas, and I just had to use it. So I used it for New Years (picture at left is from New Years). Needless to say, I didn't do what I should have done, which was shave every other day to avoid ingrown hairs.

When I woke up this morning, my face was a wreck. I think I did good by picking all the hairs out individually with a set of tweezers and some rubbing alcohol, but I need to know if there's anything that will get rid of the bumps before Monday (which is when school starts again).

So, in short, help. Hints most welcome (and hints on how not to get them again!)
New Years Resolutions

1. Graduate
2. 3.6 for my final semester(s)
3. 90th percentile on GREs
4. I'm getting in shape.
5. I'm writing my thesis.
6. I'm reading more P6, Billmon, and Nightcrawler and less Eschaton (although I still like Eschaton, a lot)
7. The Miserable Failure is going back to Crawford. This really isn't a resolution, just a wish.
8. Understand macroeconomics, because I really have no clue.
9. I will try not to yell obsenities at the morning news on CNN. The neighbors are starting to complain.
10. Be happy.

Monday, January 5, 2004

happy 2004

Actually it probably won't be a very happy 2004.

I'm going to take just one more week then I should be back, full force, rested with my brain ready to go.