Saturday, June 18, 2005

I bought myself a birthday present: Medal of Honor European Assault. So no time for blogging. Time for WWII CGI carnage!

Friday, June 17, 2005

I'm Sorry, So Sorry

The Senate has issued an apology for not passing anti-lynching legislation. Some pundits called it ironic that the same Democrats who managed to save the filibuster are now apologizing for its use in defeating three attempts at anti-lynching laws, get this, led by Southern Democrats. I guess the filibuster is an obstacle to progress after all. Too bad the Civil Rights Movement will never link the sins of the Democrats of the past to the Democrats of today. That only happens to white folk and the Republicans, the Party of Lincoln.

I do have to wonder, though, why some Senators felt they had to apologize. They were not in office at the time. They bear no personal responsibility for past Senate inaction. But here they are, apologizing for the sins of others.

In that spirit, I would like to offer the following apologies:

* I'm sorry the media overhypes the disappearances and kidnappings of white women over women of color.

* I'm sory, really REALLY sorry about Britney Spears and Keven Federline.

* I hope you can forgive me for the inclusion of Jar Jar Binks in Episode One.

* I'm sorry Bill Clinton stained Monica Lewinsky's dress. You shouldn't treat a person's clothing that way.

* I apologize for the Watergate break-in.

* I'm sorry we went to war to oust Hitler, instead of giving more time for sanctions to work.

* Oh yeah, and sorry about that whole Teapot Dome thing.

* Sorry for the Salem Witch trials.

* I apologize for the death of Ann Boleyn.

* The Crusades were a really bad idea. Sorry.

* I'm sorry the Normans conquered England in 1066. I'm especially sorry about the arrow in the eye thing.

* I'm sorry that Christ was crucified. If they had only known. . .

* And, finally, I'm sorry Homo Sapiens drove the Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) to extinction. Our bad.

Now, don't we all feel better?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Oh, Dear Lord, Not Again!

Just when I thought it was safe to read the news on CNN again, the spectre of a long dead, if you'll pardon the expression, story reemerges to fill the ether for several more weeks. Apparently, Terri Schiavo did have irreversable brain damage, despite what the millions of Fundie bloggers said. Maybe their medical degrees are worth as much as their blog hosting, but I guess it's all a matter of definition.

And speaking of definitons, only a journalist could consider nothing to report in the Aruba case enough for a story. Early yesterday, Yahoo!News has a story headlined "Nothing New to Report in Holloway Case." But apparently that was a placeholder for subsequent stories.

Until all this blows over, I'm off to read Dilbert and Get Fuzzy.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

I am beginning to love Yahoo!'s new redesign on their My Yahoo! page. Yahoo! has raised the bar in their competition against Google.

My current My Yahoo! page used to have news headlines from all over. I seldom read them. Then I started adding RSS feeds to the page, and now my page is mostly blogs.

This feature allows me to keep track of many of my favorite blogs on one page! This is heaven. This beats Googles personalized page hands down!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

So Michael Jackson was found Not Guilty. So was Robert Blake. So was OJ. The only celebrity found guilty of anything (and she was tried in New York, not out in California) in recent years is Martha Stewart. I guess in California, being a male celebrity gives you diplomatic immunity.

Hmmm. Is Phil Spector a big enough celebrity to be found Not Guilty?

Monday, June 13, 2005

I'm a gadget freak. I agonized for three weeks about buying a PSP and wound up decided to wait until a decent game was out. I have twoo small, pocket-sized shortwave radios that I bought in Japan. I bought the second one because it had two more bands! They were great in Japan. In Texas, about all I get are Evangelical stations in English and Spanish.

Today, while surfing Blog Explosion, I came across Princess Wild Cow. She had two great lines I wish I had written. The first is in reference to some books she just bought: "The other is just pure mind candy for a woman that has so many books, she will have to read when she is dead." The second is about lusting after some new gadget: "The really sad thing is that I want the little doohickey over there on the right. You got it. It's an ACEPAD digital notebook. Only about $100. ("Only" Like I poop quarters every morning and just happen to have an extra 100 laying around...)"

I gotta remember that line when the newest gadget appears. Somehow it makes the money seem . . . dirty.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

It's nice to see the United States government agreeing to forgive $40 million in debt as part of the global assault on poverty.

The government is, however, hypocritical when you look at the recent revisions of the bankruptcy law. Foreign debt forgiveness is apparently good for the US economy, domestic debt forgiveness on the other hand. . .

I don't owe $40 million, that's true. But it would be nice to have my measely $15,000 forgiven.