Senator Larry Craig is a gay man

August 29, 2007 at 9:28 pm (Politics)

And guilty of the charges he faces (read: plead guilty to). Read the police report. There is little room for nuance or interpretation.

Personally, I feel sorry for him. The cloud of intolerance that surrounds the Republican cadre forces so many people to deny who they are and engage in this type of behavior; it is truly a sad commentary on conservatism. Being a gay Republican is tantamount to being Judas. Or a Muslim. If they had accepted homosexuality as part of the human condition this man would likely continue to serve as a Republican Senator. But there’s no way that will happen now.

I for one welcome the growing acceptance of homosexuality in our culture, for several reasons, not the least of which is that it will ultimately result in the utter demise of the Republican Party.

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The Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen

August 26, 2007 at 8:55 pm (Movies)

It could be Caddyshack 2. Or Short Circuit 2. Or even better, Ghostbusters 2. Anything with a 2 in the title most likely blows. (except Terminator 2) Airplane 2, Hot Shots Part Deux, it works in all languages. Napoleon Dynamite, also The Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen, is a rare exception. But I think the prize must ultimately go to Major League 2.

I had a date to see that move back in 1995, with a really hot girl who was a senior at PHS. (I, a mere junior) That movie was so bad, so horribly, uncomfortably awful, that there was no possibility of a second date. The dinner at Chi Chi’s probably didn’t help matters. I am still mad at Major League 2, 12 years later. I was admittedly preoccupied on this date, however, because the handle of Bacardi we had acquired for spring break had just been confiscated by TSS’s parents, who proceeded to use it as a centerpiece on the dinner table. No one ever said Old Bob didn’t have a sick sense of humor.

The thing about sequels, is that their relative quality is in inverse proportion to the original. Major League was fucking great. But when I saw that Cerrano had converted to Christianity, I should have cut my losses and walked out. A perfect example is The Matrix 2. It was pretty shitty, but at the time I reconciled it by thinking , “well, The Matrix 3 will be awesome!” Unfortunately, The Matrix 3 was The Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen. In fact, it was so bad, it made its predecessor worse, since the only redeeming quality of The Matrix 2 was that it was merely a segue into a glorious victory for humankind over the machines, which ultimately, never happened. A threequel working backwards in time and worsening the sequel is an unprecedented event, a record Hollywood should respect and allow to stand.

What is The Worst Move You Have Ever Seen?

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Karma

August 26, 2007 at 8:36 pm (Justice, Personal, Religion)

I severely injured a squirrel the other day while playing disc golf.  I think I hit the little fucker with my driver and broke his leg.  I decided at the time that he probably fell out of a tree, but in retrospect, the coincidence is just to much to accept.  I am now reconciling it by saying that it was the same injury my cat had a few years back, and he healed up just fine.  So old squirrely will recover 100% in my mind.

I ran over a squirrel 11 years ago, and most likely killed it.  At the time, I felt that I made amends by rocking out to”The Divided Sky” on my way to work at Napoli’s.  (I used to smoke a ton of pot)  But this time I am hoping that actually admitting to it, anonymously on a blog, will serve as the karmic balance I need.

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Weekend plans

August 23, 2007 at 10:49 pm (Sports)

I am going surfing for the first time ever on Saturday.  If I survive, stay tuned for JB’s Book Club.

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Question of the day

August 17, 2007 at 12:02 am (Beer, Best of, Sports)

How many beers can you fit inside a frisbee?

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Think about it…

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Exactly 4.

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Dumbasses in government

August 15, 2007 at 10:12 pm (Politics)

This blog’s got a future.

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Spam

August 15, 2007 at 9:34 pm (Best of)

I just spent a little while de-spamming my comments. WordPress has a filter called “Akimset Spam” which is the industry standard, and works really well. I have it set so that anyone who posts a link in a comment needs approval, and anyone who posts more than one link is probably a spammer and gets flagged as such. But I was surprised at how many get through. Mainly people with horrible grammar, saying things like “very good site! Please to view my homepage?” But they don’t provide a link. Kind of defeats the purpose.

I had some fun reading through my archives, reminiscing to the time when I actually put some thought into my blog, before it became a mindless brain-dump to satisfy my perpetual boredom now that I am no longer in school. We had some good discussions on here back in the day. Here are some of my favorite posts. Read, ponder, add, laugh at yourself. Enjoy.

Stop killing kids who kill kids

Smokin’

Circular logic

Us and Them

Benjamin Franklin part 1

Benjamin Franklin part 2

UPDATE: I unfortunately can’t vouch for many of the links; they have expired.  And Jones, I miss you man.

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A Midsummer Night’s Haiku

August 15, 2007 at 8:57 pm (food, poetry)

Oh sweet sweet mango

In my motherfucking mouth

I want another

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Nutrition Update

August 14, 2007 at 8:26 pm (Beer, food, Health)

I have found lately that I’m not eating much for dinner.  I have further found that food takes up valuable stomach real estate, that the Free Market best allocates to beer.  A 12-pack of Hamm’s in a can goes a long way to meeting the body’s caloric needs.

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Headline of the Day

August 14, 2007 at 8:23 pm (Humor, Justice, Portland, Random)

Bank robbed by clown.

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