Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Well, it has been a very strange year, indeed.

Monday, December 29, 2003

According to Human Rights Watch, an international NGO (non-governmental organization) dedicated toward the preservation and monitoring of human rights and human rights abuses (respectively), during the air war by US and "coalition forces" (Mar. 19 through Apr. 09, specifically), over 29,000 (29,199, to be precise) bombs were dropped on Iraq, out of which 31% were not "precision-guided" warheads. The heavily concentrated bombing campaign on Baghdad and other major cities in Iraq earlier this year has led to the deaths of approximately 3,000 Iraqi civilians, according to HRW and Associated Press estimates. However, according to this, the count much higher.

You can read the report ("Off Target: The Conduct of the War and Civilian Casualties in Iraq") here. There is a downloadable version of the publication in PDF format (16 MB).
I still have creative control over this, right?

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

I just got back from seeing The Last Samurai. It is a magnificent film, and can be summed up in that it portrays the struggle between the ancient and the modern for the soul of Japan.

Monday, December 22, 2003

I saw The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King last night, and all I can say is that it is a glorious, overwhelmingly epic conclusion to one of the greatest motion picture trilogies of cinematic history. Director Peter Jackson ought to be awarded generously for his magnificent work, which may not be paralleled for many, many years to come.

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Well, I have had my iPod for about a year now (I got it last Christmas), and so I guess that I have six more months until I have to get a new battery (because after 18 months, the battery apparently dies). Of course, if you do not know what I am talking about, go to this website now.

"iPOD'S UNREPLACEABLE BATTERY LASTS ONLY 18 MONTHS."

P.S.: According to an article about this in the Washington Post, Apple, because of this issue (see the site above), has now announced that it will sell replacement batteries for $99.

Friday, December 19, 2003

I just got the news that Libya has reportedly dismantled its weapons of mass destruction. No doubt great news, because Libya has one of the most repressive government regimes in the world (according to Amnesty Int'l) and has supported terrorism in the past. But if we really want to make the world a lot safer, we ought to be looking at a country which has the most chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons* in the world (the United States); why don't we dismantle our WMD?

*Of course, we don't refer to them as weapons: we call the former two "agents," as in chemical agents and biological agents; as for our nukes, we wouldn't dare call them "weapons," but rather "deterrents."

Sunday, December 14, 2003

I think that it would be a really good time to put Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, "Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964) back in theaters. Such a funny movie, and all the more relevant than ever.
I just watched Bush's address on Saddam's capture. You know, it's funny, you can basically construct anything Bush might say out of the following words:

FREEDOM
TERRORISTS
LIBERTY
IRAQIS
DEMOCRACY
LIBERATION
FEAR
INSURGENCY
VICTORY
According to this, France and Germany, the two major opponents of the war in Iraq, were the first to hail the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Anything to say from the people who poured French wine down the gutter?
Well, as you all now know, we have finally succeeded in capturing Saddam Hussein. I guess that this means that we will get out of Iraq soon. Bush is expected to address the nation about the capture at noon today, which is in around a little over two hours from now.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

I can't fuckin' wait for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It's gonna be so fuckin' awesome. In fact, Entertainment Weekly, in their latest issue, gave it an A.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

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Well, the Dow Jones Industrial has hit 10,000 for the first time in 18 months; so I guess it looks like the economy is finally back on track. Now all Bush needs to worry about in 2004 is, you know, those wars we're still fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Hello, peoples. No new Strong Bad email this week. Oh, and for those you who don't know what that is, Strong Bad is a cartoon character on this website, probably one of the funniest websites out there. Check it out.

Saturday, December 06, 2003

There is now an impending crisis with Taiwan, as well as with North Korea (25 days and counting) and Iran (57 days and counting), which has a timeline, too, which says 105 days and counting. (www.globalsecurity.org)

Thursday, December 04, 2003

The following is my review on Alexa for the evil psycho bitch that is Ann Coulter and her website that serves as the perfect vehicle for her vile lies:

The Official Site of the Devil Incarnate Herself (11/27/03)

Ann Coulter is a psychopathic megalomaniac, and that is not an overstatement. She will stop at nothing toward being vicious, cruel, and hypocritical. In the first paragraph of her latest screed, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, she submits to gross generalizations, irrational ad hominem attacks, and disgusting invective: "Liberals have a preternatural gift for striking on the side of treason. You could be talking about Scrabble and they instantly jump to the anti-American position." Her website faithfully delivers her wholly unfounded views and beliefs (like this, when referring to Muslim nations after 9/11: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and covert them to Christianity") for all to see and admire. I truly hate her, and I recommend her website to all of those willing enough to be able to digest her sadistic, libelous propaganda.

I think that that is a fair review.
Yo, peoples. I hear that it is supposed to snow tonight here. I hope so. I mean, if it doesn't, well, then it won't, but I hope it does.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Well, it's about 22 days until Christmas, which is great because, well, it's fuckin' Christmas. Um, about two weeks until, uh, Chanukah, which I used to celebrate, too, until we all realized that, in comparison, let's be real here, it kinda sucks. And I'm a Jew. By the way, six more days until the new Offspring album arrives on the shelves. That would be good to get. Too late: the Strokes album is on my list.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Welcome all and everyone, to my blog. My cousin has linked me to his most reputable online fashion boutique, and now you all can come here, too. Of course, I have nothing to sell, except for my rantings and insights (which are free). So, make yourself at blog. Check my links, look through my archives, vote on my randomly updated poll, whatever. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 27, 2003

President Bush has secretly absconded last night via Air Force One from his ranch in Crawford, TX, to Washington, D.C., and on to Baghdad to give the troops there a needed boost in morale. He assured them that they were fighting for a truly noble cause: "We will win because our cause is just. We will win because we will stay on the offensive." However, it must be asked, Will staying on the offensive in the short-term have beneficial consequences for the long-term? It seems that Operation Iron Hammer will most likely do more harm than good, and probably increase the volitility of the insurgency against our forces in the long run; nevertheless, in the short run, good things should have immediate effect.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

I'm sure you all have heard of this: the Republican National Committee has released this ad, which claims that those who are exercising their Constitutional rights of criticizing the President on his policies in Afghanistan and Iraq are actually "attacking" him "for attacking the terrorists." That is not patriotic, RNC, now, isn't it. Disgusting.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Well, according to a quite credible source, which I have cited before (www.GlobalSecurity.org), 44 and 76 days remain until military action of some kind takes place in North Korea and Iran (respectively). Well, they were right about Iraq. I pray it isn't true.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

So, right now in the Washington, D.C. area, in which I reside, there are high winds, a huge cold front is passing through, and there are about 100,000 without power (or heat, for that matter). Not very good.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

"As the 20th century ended, there were around 120 democracies in the world -- and I can assure you more are on the way."

-- George W. Bush (November 6, 2003)

Does this sound ominous at all? It does to me.

Sunday, November 09, 2003

After having seen "The Matrix: Revolutions," all that I can really say about it is that is better than "Reloaded," which was not much better than terrible. Both films are a fair disgrace to "The Matrix" (1999), which is my favorite movie that I have ever seen (number two would probably be "Pi"), but "Revolutions" does an OK job giving the trilogy an acceptable conclusion.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Dell has released a blatant iPod rip-off called a "DJ". It has less hard drive space and cost more than an iPod, and probably, being a Dell product, will suck. (I would know; I, unfortunately, have a Dell laptop.) I have an iPod (for Windows, but its good), and people, if you are looking to a get an MP3 Player that will work and work great, just get an iPod: they're cheaper and better. Don't listen to what Dell is making to compete with it. There is no competition when it comes to Apple.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

According to the most recent CIA World Factbook statistics, about 13% of the population of the United States is living below the official federal poverty line: that's about 40,000,000 Americans. Why isn't the administration addressing this?

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

According to www.GlobalSecurity.org (you can access the link to it here), we have about 71 days until the U.S. military exacts some sort of military action in North Korea and approximately 103 days until a similar action by the United States occurs in Iran; both of these countries, by the way, were a part of the "Axis of Evil," along with Iraq. Speaking of Iraq, this website had a countdown for U.S. military "intervention" in that country, and it predicted it on the nose, almost exactly to the hour. (For North Korea, 71 days points to around Tuesday, December 30, 2003 or Wednesday, December 31, 2003 on the calendar; for Iran, 103 days points to around Thursday, January 30, 2004 or Friday, January 31, 2004.)

Thursday, October 16, 2003

I finished reading Michael Moore's new book, aptly titled, Dude, Where's My Country? last night. The sequel to his previous book, Stupid White Men ...And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!, his new book deals with everything from 9/11 to the 2nd Gulf War (you know, that War in Iraq thing), and makes note of the truthfully un-Americanism of the USA PATRIOT Act and even discusses the Democratic candidates for the 2004 election. One of the chapters, entitled, "Woo Hoo! I Got Me a Tax Cut," has Michael Moore talking about how he received a tax cut and how he's spending all of it on getting rid of Bush in 2004.

Kudos, Mr. Moore. And I can't wait for your upcoming film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," which is due to come out sometime next year. (Rumor has it that he is planning to premiere the film on the day before the Presidential election. Brilliant.)

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Here are my thoughts about "Ghettopoly," the spoof of Monopoly that features a black thug with a bottle of malt liquor and an Uzi. I've seen the game, and it's sad that people have failed to realize that this is a brilliant satire of how the stereotypes of blacks are portrayed by record labels who promote them. The game pieces, which are a machine gun, a rock of crack, a basketball, and a marijuana leaf, symbolize how blacks are portrayed by rappers and the music industry. (Ever see a music video, NAACP? It's all there.) And, finally, this board game does not offend as much as it shows life, however unfortunate and sad, how it is, and how it's sold to the mainstream.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

And now, another "Bushism":

"Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."

-- Oct. 3, 2003 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)


Hmm. Then, by Mr. Bush's logic, the United States is the least free nation in the entire world. Makes sense, right Dubya?

Saturday, October 04, 2003

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present My Pitiful Attempt At Rap:

V1
Fuckin' philistines
Layin' down kerosene
Watch the fire rise
They roll out the scene
As the cops pull up
It ain't what it seems
Believe me, you saw wrong
What you think you saw,
you in the wrong


Chorus
'Cuz I'm in the right
You know I fuckin' am
Don't tell me what you can't back up,
'cuz I can
Ya see here ya got no fight?
Yo' end's in ya line of sight
Aight? Aight?

V2
They see y'all there
Feedin' offa tha government's bleedin' hand
People revoltin', they fed up here
Country's bombin' tha world, 'n invadin' land
We ain't gonna live no mo' in fear
'Cuz we gonna get the fuck outta here,
ya fuckin' hear?

Chorus
'Cuz I'm in the right
You know I fuckin' am
Don't tell me what you can't back up,
'cuz I can
Ya see here ya got no fight?
Yo's end's in ya line of sight
Aight? Aight?

V3
Go to hell, 'an take yo' money
You'll need it, ya fuckin' criminals
of the corporate world
He took the globe and out tha window
hurled
Don't care 'bout fuckas upstairs,
runnin' our fate, runnin' tha hate
Take yo' poison ya sell to millions
and call us in tha mornin'

Chorus
'Cuz I'm in the right
You know I fuckin' am
Don't tell me what you can't back up,
'cuz I can
Ya see here ya got no fight?
Yo' end's in ya line of sight
Aight? Aight?

v4
Hey, gimme that prescription,
I wanna go back to yesterday
When everything was play,
not stop rewind
Fast forward, past this shit
See what happens in 2004,
'n chase this Bush bastard out,
progress 'n prosper no mo'
C'mon, we gon' get to a better world,
some day
But tha question's how

Chorus
'Cuz I'm in the right
You know I fuckin' am
Don't tell me what you can't back up,
'cuz I can
Ya see here ya got no fight?
Yo' end's in ya line of sight
Aight? Aight?

Fuckin' philistines, layin' down
they kerosene
Tha fire's risin', burnin' up tha town
World's sold itself to the Devil,
so it seem



Thursday, October 02, 2003

Ann Coulter is such a bitch.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

"If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us." -- George W. Bush

Sunday, September 28, 2003

The Administration is finally showing its cracks ... the American people are fed up ... Revolution appears nigh.
According to a Newsweek "Live Poll", out of over 7700 polled (and counting), over 70% want Secy Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. So, the majority now wants Bush and Rummy out.

I saw the new flick, "The Rundown," last night; very good, I do say. The Rock is an OK actor, and I admit that he does have some talent.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

"Revenge is so incredibly negative." (March 23, 2000)

"I am a person who recognizes the fallacy of humans." (September 19, 2000)

"I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun."

"I don't want nations feeling like that they can bully ourselves and our allies." (October 23, 2000)

"Dick Cheney and I do not want this country to be in a recession." (December 5, 2000)

"Presidents, whether things are good or bad, get the blame." (May 11, 2001)

"Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." (June 14, 2001)

"I believe what I believe is right." (July 22, 2001)

"This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating." (April 23, 2002)

"There's no doubt in my mind that we should allow the world worst leaders to America hostage, to threaten our peace, to threaten our friends and allies with the world's worst weapons." (September 5, 2002)

"I think war is a dangerous place." (May 7, 2003)

"I'm the master of low expectations." (June 4, 2003)

"My answer is bring them own." (July 3, 2003)

"Security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace." (July 25, 2003)

-- George W. Bush

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

According to a NBC poll, George W. Bush's approval rating now stands at a record low of 49%! (142,800,000 Americans surveyed now oppose that unelected bastard. Hallelujah.)
I can't wait for Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume One" (Oct. 10?). It's gonna be fuckin' awesome.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

I'm back. We lost power at exactly 4:44 PM on Thursday, and got it back three days later. Then the cable was out for awhile, but now it's back.

P.S.: I am not dead. I weathered the storm.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Hello, all. I am sure that you have all heard and/or seen of the supposed coming onslaught that Hurricane Isabel is expected to bring upon the North Carolina/Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. The hurricane, now, I believe, a Class 2 storm (although that could change), is expected to bring winds up around the neighborhood of 75 mph.
This may or may not very well be my final post on this weblog. If I talk about what the storm was like after the fact, then everything was OK. If I do not make any sort of post after the hurricane hits and is well away, I either do not have an Internet connection (due to a very likely power outage) or I am dead, as the case may be.
Goodbye for now.

Friday, August 22, 2003

Going to coffee.comedy (its a coffee shop/comedy club with Internet access, in case ya wonderin') at Sea Isle City, NJ @ 9 pm, so you know where I am if you want to kill me for whatever reason. Psyche!

Monday, August 18, 2003

Hello, all. Right about now I'm in Jersey, Sea Isle City to be exact. I'm actually connected through a phone line, which is weird considering I've been so used to having a broadband connection for so long that I've taken it for granted. But, not to worry, soon I'll be back home and I'll have high-speed Internet again. (Unfortunately, the wireless router ain't workin', so I won't be able to connect wirelessly, but that's ok; I don't mind connecting directly through the cable modem, anyway.)

Sunday, August 10, 2003

I'D RATHER BE HISTORICALLY ACCURATE THAN POLITICALLY CORRECT.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Well, my Internet connection was down for awhile. But now it's back on. Cool.

Sunday, August 03, 2003

After having seen the newly restored, authorized version of Fritz Lang's science-fiction masterpiece, "Metropolis" (1927), on DVD, I can say, at the very least, that I am stunned by its cinematography, its social criticism, and everything that made it the inspiration for films such as "Blade Runner" and "The Matrix." The first time I watched the film was, too, on DVD, but the digital transfer was terrible; the titles were blurry and somewhat illegible, and the music used was not the original score, and did not synchronize at all with the action.

However, Kino Video, in association with the Murnau Foundation, restored the classic German silent to its former glory (as much as possible). That is, it is the closest possible version (restored in its full length) to what people saw in 1927. And no, this is not hype. In fact, the restored version of "Metropolis" has been selected as the VERY FIRST FILM to be entered in the "Memory of the World" databank, alongside Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the Gutenberg Bible.

Aside from what is said on the back cover of the DVD keep case, the film, which has been cleaned up, removed of scratches, dust, and other "artifacts," is absolutely incredible, in both its scope and context. In fact, I was inspired to make a remake of the film* after first seeing it on the other DVD version of the movie, which is, by the way, (as virtually all versions of the movie are, until now), "shortened and truncated." Now, after seeing the restored Kino version, "the definitive version," apparently, I am convinced that a remake would be wholly unnecessary, and the movie, as it now stands, is in of itself a complete masterwork.

Finally, several scenes that were originally in the movie when it premiered have long been lost, so the people at Kino Video and at the Murnau Foundation took their time to insert new title cards, explaining what occurred, so that there are no plot holes.

*By this, I mean that that I actually began to write out what the look of my version of the movie would be like, a paraphrasing of the premise, and so on. After having seen the new version, I think I will delete those notes, for they are no longer needed; there does not need to be a remake, at least by me.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Sorry. I haven't posted in awhile.

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Just got back from watching Bill Maher's special, "Victory Begins At Home" on HBO. So, so funny. I practically agreed with everything he said. It's so true. LONG LIVE BILL MAHER!

Friday, July 18, 2003

"Trust Me" will be hitting the Wechsler Auditorium in the Mary Graydon Center at American University tonight at 7:30 or 7:35 PM.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Apparently, North Korea and South Korea have begun firing rounds of ammunition at each other along the Korean DMZ. Oh, shit.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

I don't know about you, but Quentin Tarantino's new film, "Kill Bill" looks pretty cool.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Q: How can you tell when Bush is lying?

A: When his lips move.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

The 4th of July is coming up, and I have brought along some patriotic slogans to my site:

"Real patriots ask questions." (Carl Sagan)

"Where there is doubt, there is freedom." (Ancient Latin Proverb)

"Political interest can never be separated in the long run from moral right." (Thomas Jefferson)

"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty." (Abraham Lincoln)

"Repitition does not transform a lie into a truth." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." (Harry S. Truman)

Friday, June 27, 2003

"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do."

-- Ronald Reagan

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."

"Senator Strom Thurmond led an extraordinary life."

-- George W. Bush

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that's doing it."

-- Dan Quayle

"I would have made a good pope."

-- Richard Nixon

"I will never apologize for the United States of America . . . I don't care what the facts are."

-- George Bush

"I am a Ford, not a Lincoln."

-- Gerald Ford
Hello, and welcome to my recently renamed website! This site, The Idiosyncratic Ramblings of a Nonsensical Nature (TIRNN, pronounced turn), is great and awesome. Check it out!

Thursday, June 26, 2003

According to this list, several U.S. corporations as well as several corporations in foreign nations sold chemical, biological, and conventional weapons as well as rocket and nuclear weapons programs to Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1980s. Check it out!

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Will Strong Bad & Co. sell out? Vote now!

Monday, June 23, 2003

(.sdrawkcab si llop s'keew siht ,lla retfA) .sdrawkcab gnitsop trats ll'I kniht I
No new email this week. Oh, well.
I think I'll run for President in 2024.
Sorry about the delay, but it turns out that Hulk was terrible. I mean, god-awful bad. The movie made no sense whatsoever and the plot was totally rambling; not to mention that the first half of the movie is extremely boring. Despite that, the movie is edited in perfect, comic-book style, which gives the movie a plus. Also, the visual effects in the movie are unbelievable. Aside from that, it sucked.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Gonna see Hulk to-night. It's-a gonna be cool.
Everybody! Everybody! Email Strong Bad!

Friday, June 20, 2003

Thai food = good stuff.
If anyone cares, I'm gonna reset my hit-o-meter, which will, therefore, make the blog below the one below this one totally meaningless.
Hello, all. If you wanna know when the U.S. is going to war with North Korea and Iran, check this out.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Although I must admit that this blog is in no way shape or form as good or better than any other blog you see, I can say with some confidence that this blog is one shitty blog. Like, for instance, this one, which is way better. I mean, I have owned (well, not really owned, per se) this blog since February something, and I have hardly gotten any hits at all from people other than myself. Except, of course, for my immediate family; and, for some reason that I cannot explain, I have gotten a hit from Ireland, a hit from the Netherlands, and a hit from Japan. Perhaps, in order to increase my traffic or noticeability in this great expanse of billions upon billions of sites on the Internet, I should probably opt for owning a site on this server (instead of using it for free), get a domain name of some sort (like, e.g., www.itsfunnywhenithappenstothem.com, www.hahahahaha.net, or www.gimmesomemoney.org), or actually learn . . . watchucallit . . . HTML. As Strong Bad once said, "The Internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens." Whatever. Well, until then, later.
Check this out. It's gweat.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

According to a recent Gallup poll, 42% of the U.S. public (that is, 18 years and older) think that Saddam Hussein was somewhat responsible for the September 11 attacks. This is what I have to say to the (approx.) 117,600,000 that have been either misled, misinformed, or outrighted brainwashed by the Bush Administration: According to my knowledge as well as that of the (approx.) 61,600,000 that have avoided the deceit disseminated from the propaganda machine, the United States was attacked on that date by terrorists under the direction of al-Qaeda (established and directed by Osama bin Laden, who has referred to Saddam Hussein as a "secular infidel"); the majority of them (15 out of the 19) were Saudi Arabian, and the funding for the attacks came from Saudi Arabia. But I may be wrong; I mean, what do I know?

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Got Radiohead's new album, Hail to the Thief. It's quite good, I must say.

"Maybe you'll be President,
But know right from wrong"

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Hello, all. I have gotten word that NewsMax Store has issued a "Deck of Weasel" card set (in parody of the "Deck of Death" cards that showed the images of top Iraqi officials). The people who made this deck, which features such evil, un-American people as Michael Moore, Sean Penn, and Susan Sarandon (by the way, I'm being really, really sarcastic), are unpatriotic bastards, and I hope they go to hell. (See the second post on the 03-16-2003 - 03-22-2003 page in the archives.)

Saturday, May 24, 2003

The Matrix Reloaded has gotten a lot of shit from people, but I have to say that in spite of its shortcomings, it is a very well done movie. As my very wise brother said, "It's a filler movie." And he's exactly right, for it is just the 2nd movie of a trilogy. I particulary enjoyed the philosophy in it, but I have observed that it is basically a rehash of the same "Fate vs. Free Will" motif. Despite this, new revelations are revealed, especially about Neo's purpose; purpose, that is, one's meaning is, I have to admit, a new aspect of the philosophical dimension of the movie, which, in contrast to the first one, is more layered. In addition, the visual effects in The Matrix Reloaded are abso-fucking-lutely incredible, just utterly amazing. I must say that there are a few shots, especially in the "Burly Brawl" scene (that is, the one where Neo fights 100 Agent Smiths, who's really no longer an Agent), in which it is quite obvious that it is digital.* In summary, the movie has a lot of philosophy, a lot of amazing action and visual effects, and a great plot to drive it along (albeit a few slow moments). The only negative is the somewhat cheesy dialogue at some points in the movie. All in all, a very good movie, though not as great as the first, which still remains my favorite movie of all time.

*In the "Burly Brawl" scene, Neo and the Smiths were not completely rendered digitally. The Wachoski Brothers, with John Gaeta and his team, created a visual effects company specifically for the film (ESC). The Wachoskis and Gaeta pioneered a groundbreaking new visual effect that they, especially Gaeta, dubbed "Visual Cinematography." In this new technique, a subtechnique called "Universal Capture" ("U-Cap") employed 5 high-definition digital video cameras (capable of recording even the most subtle, barely perceptible facial movements) that recorded the performances of Hugo Weaving and Keanu Reeves from multiple angles (the supercomputers used would later fill in the rest). Then, all of the data was fed to the supercomputers at a throughput of 1 GB/sec, where the faces could be literally pasted onto computer-generated bodies (in full detail, including skin, clothes, etc.). Meanwhile, extensive motion capture would be done with Keanu and a team of stunt doubles. From there, all of the information (a massive amount) would be put together. The net result would be one of the greatest visual effects moments in cinematic history, not likely to be paralleled for several years.

Sunday, May 18, 2003

gtg
I wonder what backlash will follow that . . .
MILHOUSE: I guess this shows that war's not the answer.
BART: Except for all of America's problems.

Thank you Simpsons!

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Friday, April 25, 2003

Wanna translate English into Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Swahili? Well, not swahili. If so, go here.
Hey, all, I haven't posted for a really long time. In the meantime, I've written this song here. Hope that you like it (my email is tamujin39@hotmail.com or gnomeslayer@comcast.net). Here it is:

(V1)
I’m so sick of this world
Slow down, you’re gonna kill someone
Nobody cares, nobody gives a fuck, the hate’s unfurled
I don’t wanna know/what you think
I don’t care, no one does/For
it’s all gone, it’s all dead/There’s no more hope
Left, I see it all clear now/The world’s gone to hell

(Chorus)
I don’t know anything, don’t ask me
Anything/I’m so sick of these questions
Because I don’t have the answers
Don’t tell me what I don’t know/What
I don’t know, don’t know

(V2)
Please tell me why we got to go, and
Fight a war for nothing
Please explain to me why we gotta act so goddamn arrogant/So
damn oblivious to the hatred
Just shut the fuck up and drop the leaflets and the bombs/’Cuz
we gonna liberate the oppressed and install our ideology
After all, oil’s more important than civilians

(Chorus)
I don’t know anything, don’t ask me
Anything/I’m so sick of these questions
Because I don’t have the answers
Don’t tell me what I don’t know/What
I don’t know, don’t know

(V3)
All I see is what appears to be
The end of world nationality/And yet I see
the projections of irrationality in the powers that be
I can’t see the wrong, for the right has blinded me
What good is freedom when it’s being taken away
I’m tired of this ambiguity
No answers

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

I WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH, DAMMIT!

Saturday, April 05, 2003

If anyone gives a flying fuck, Daylight Savings Time will commence at 2:00 AM tonight.
Well, eventually I did get Meteora. Awesome album. Just fuckin' great. My personal favorite track would be "Nobody's Listening." That or "Faint." The debut solo, "Somewhere I Belong," is pretty good. It comes with a nice DVD, at least the one I got, showing the making of the album. The CD itself is an enhanced CD, so it has all of these cool features, including this 30-minute video "Art of Meteora". Just, all around, a great sophomore album by one of my favorite bands.

Monday, March 31, 2003

Well, as long as these people are here, I guess I won't be able to get Linkin Park's new album, Meteora.
I gotta buncha shit to tell ya: (1) the Washington Gas Co. has dug a huge hole in my street, looking for a leaking gas line, (2) my iPod hasn't been working for some reason (it's not the battery) and that's pissing me off, and (3) I'm in the middle of reading Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon (in fact, I'm on page 320, I think).
You know what are fun? Haikus. Like this one:

Get outta my face
Ya stupid fuckin' biznatch
Just kiddin', y'all. . . Peace out
Hey, if you wanna convert your own text into binary, check this out. It's pretty cool!

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Hello, all. What can I say? The world's goin' to hell.

Saturday, March 29, 2003

I'm back. I forgot to post as soon as I got back. Well, DisneyWorld was fun. I went to MGM Studios, Epcot, the Magic Kingdom. A lotta fun. I wish I could tell ya all about it, but I'd have to write a whole lot, and I don't really want to. All I can say is that I went on the Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios, the Test Track (awesome ride) at Epcot, which is actually an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of The future or something, and Space Mountain at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom, pretty much.

Monday, March 24, 2003

This will be my last post until the 28th. Tomorrow I'm goin' to DisneyWorld for Spring Break, and it'll be hella fun. Tomorrow Land in the Magic Kingdom is the best, in my opinion. Peace out.

Sunday, March 23, 2003

I'm out.
Thank you, Michael Moore. You have said everything that needs to be said. And fuck all of those who booed!
If you're ever bored, go here.
U.S. troops are about 100 miles away from Baghdad.

Saturday, March 22, 2003

I hope The Onion publishes a new issue soon . . .
Are we killing innocent civilians in this war?
I hate people who think that protesting the war is "anti-American." What kind of bullshit is that?! This country was FOUNDED on people who PROTESTED Britain, our Bill of Rights gives Americans the FREEDOM TO PROTEST THE GOVERNMENT. My God, who are these people that think that protesting is "un-American"? I think that the people that think that protesting this war is "anti-American" are the ones who truly ARE anti-American! After all, the real patriots are the ones who question the system.

"Real patriots ask questions."

--- Carl Sagan

Friday, March 21, 2003

Hey, if you like this site, email me at gnomeslayer@comcast.net or tamujin39@hotmail.com
I'm sure that this is some kind of violation of some law, but I copied a post I found from Slate. Extremely funny, and so, so true. Props to whoever "Progress" is. Well, here it is:


Subject: WHY THIS INVASION MAKES SENSE
From: Progress
Date: Mar 20 2003 5:37PM

Peacenik: Why did you say we are invading Iraq?

Warmonger: We are invading Iraq because it is in violation of security council resolution 1441. A country cannot be allowed to violate security council resolutions.

PN: But I thought many of our allies, including Israel, were in violation of more security council resolutions than Iraq.

WM: It's not just about UN resolutions. The main point is that Iraq could have weapons of mass destruction, and the first sign of a smoking gun could well be a mushroom cloud over NY.

PN: Mushroom cloud? But I thought the weapons inspectors said Iraq had no nuclear weapons.

WM: Yes, but biological and chemical weapons are the issue.

PN: But I thought Iraq did not have any long range missiles for attacking us or our allies with such weapons.

WM: The risk is not Iraq directly attacking us, but rather terrorists networks that Iraq could sell the weapons to.

PN: But couldn't virtually any country sell chemical or biological materials? We sold quite a bit to Iraq in the eighties ourselves, didn't we?

WM: That's ancient history. Look, Saddam Hussein is an evil man that has an undeniable track record of repressing his own people since the early eighties. He gasses his enemies. Everyone agrees that he is a power-hungry lunatic murderer.

PN: We sold chemical and biological materials to a power-hungry lunatic murderer?

WM: The issue is not what we sold, but rather what Saddam did. He is the one that launched a pre-emptive first strike on Kuwait.

PN: A pre-emptive first strike does sound bad. But didn't our ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, know about and green-light the invasion of Kuwait?

WM: Let's deal with the present, shall we? As of today, Iraq could sell its biological and chemical weapons to Al Qaida. Osama BinLaden himself released an audio tape calling on Iraqis to suicide attack us, proving a partnership between the two.

PN: Osama Bin Laden? Wasn't the point of invading Afghanistan to kill him?

WM: Actually, it's not 100% certain that it's really Osama Bin Laden on the tapes. But the lesson from the tape is the same: there could easily be a partnership between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein unless we act.

PN: Is this the same audio tape where Osama Bin Laden labels Saddam a secular infidel?

WM: You're missing the point by just focusing on the tape. Powell presented a strong case against Iraq.

PN: He did?

WM: Yes, he showed satellite pictures of an Al Qaeda poison factory in Iraq.

PN: But didn't that turn out to be a harmless shack in the part of Iraq controlled by the Kurdish opposition?

WM: And a British intelligence report...

PN: Didn't that turn out to be copied from an out-of-date graduate student paper?

WM: And reports of mobile weapons labs...

PN: Weren't those just artistic renderings?

WM: And reports of Iraqis scuttling and hiding evidence from inspectors...

PN: Wasn't that evidence contradicted by the chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix?

WM: Yes, but there is plenty of other hard evidence that cannot be revealed because it would compromise our security.

PN: So there is no publicly available evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

WM: The inspectors are not detectives, it's not their JOB to find evidence. You're missing the point.

PN: So what is the point?

WM: The main point is that we are invading Iraq because resolution 1441 threatened "severe consequences." If we do not act, the security council will become an irrelevant debating society.

PN: So the main point is to uphold the rulings of the security council?

WM: Absolutely. ... unless it rules against us.

PN: And what if it does rule against us?

WM: In that case, we must lead a coalition of the willing to invade Iraq.

PN: Coalition of the willing? Who's that?

WM: Britain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain, and Italy, for starters.

PN: I thought Turkey refused to help us unless we gave them tens of billions of dollars.

WM: Nevertheless, they may now be willing.

PN: I thought public opinion in all those countries was against war.

WM: Current public opinion is irrelevant. The majority expresses its will by electing leaders to make decisions.

PN: So it's the decisions of leaders elected by the majority that is important?

WM: Yes.

PN: But George B-

WM: I mean, we must support the decisions of our leaders, however they were elected, because they are acting in our best interest. This is about being a patriot. That's the bottom line.

PN: So if we do not support the decisions of the president, we are not patriotic?

WM: I never said that.

PN: So what are you saying? Why are we invading Iraq?

WM: As I said, because there is a chance that they have weapons of mass destruction that threaten us and our allies.

PN: But the inspectors have not been able to find any such weapons.

WM: Iraq is obviously hiding them.

PN: You know this? How?

WM: Because we know they had the weapons ten years ago, and they are still unaccounted for.

PN: The weapons we sold them, you mean?

WM: Precisely.

PN: But I thought those biological and chemical weapons would degrade to an unusable state over ten years.

WM: But there is a chance that some have not degraded.

PN: So as long as there is even a small chance that such weapons exist, we must invade?

WM: Exactly.

PN: But North Korea actually has large amounts of usable chemical, biological, AND nuclear weapons, AND long range missiles that can reach the west coast AND it has expelled nuclear weapons inspectors, AND threatened to turn America into a sea of fire.

WM: That's a diplomatic issue.

PN: So why are we invading Iraq instead of using diplomacy?

WM: Aren't you listening? We are invading Iraq because we cannot allow the inspections to drag on indefinitely. Iraq has been delaying, deceiving, and denying for over ten years, and inspections cost us tens of millions.

PN: But I thought war would cost us tens of billions.

WM: Yes, but this is not about money. This is about security.

PN: But wouldn't a pre-emptive war against Iraq ignite radical Muslim sentiments against us, and decrease our security?

WM: Possibly, but we must not allow the terrorists to change the way we live. Once we do that, the terrorists have already won.

PN: So what is the purpose of the Department of Homeland Security, color-coded terror alerts, and the Patriot Act? Don't these change the way we live?

WM: I thought you had questions about Iraq.

PN: I do. Why are we invading Iraq?

WM: For the last time, we are invading Iraq because the world has called on Saddam Hussein to disarm, and he has failed to do so. He must now face the consequences.

PN: So, likewise, if the world called on us to do something, such as find a peaceful solution, we would have an obligation to listen?

WM: By "world", I meant the United Nations.

PN: So, we have an obligation to listen to the United Nations?

WM: By "United Nations" I meant the Security Council.

PN: So, we have an obligation to listen to the Security Council?

WM: I meant the majority of the Security Council.

PN: So, we have an obligation to listen to the majority of the Security Council?

WM: Well... there could be an unreasonable veto.

PN: In which case?

WM: In which case, we have an obligation to ignore the veto.

PN: And if the majority of the Security Council does not support us at all?

WM: Then we have an obligation to ignore the Security Council.

PN: That makes no sense:

WM: If you love Iraq so much, you should move there. Or maybe France, with the all the other cheese-eating surrender monkeys. It's time to boycott their wine and cheese, no doubt about that.

PN: I give up.

*****
Well, today we've seen some really big explosions in Baghdad. BUT WHAT ABOUT NORTH KOREA?! Sorry, I couldn't help myself there.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

I wonder how much traffic I'm gettin'.
This is the best TV show ever.
By the way, if you want to see when we are apparently going to bomb North Korea, check this out.
About 2 Hours and 50 Minutes Until We Invade.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

23 HOURS UNTIL WE INVADE.

Monday, March 17, 2003

A Word or Two of Wisdom: ONE MAN'S FREEDOM FIGHTER IS ANOTHER MAN'S TERRORIST.
Here's where you can see his latest address.
Just got back from watching Bush's latest address to the nation. I felt like I was watching Big Brother spew propaganda and jabber on and on about bullshit and opinions that he is delivering as facts. It makes me sick. I mean, does this guy actually think that Hussein is actually going to abdicate and flee the country in 48 hours?! Bush is a moron.

P.S.: Iraqi citizens, prepare to be bombed.

Saturday, March 15, 2003

This is one of the greatest websites out there. Check it out.
Actually, come to think of it, no, don't.
ATTENTION HACKERS: Go ahead.
The Matrix + Anime = this.
Wanna see funny shit?
If you are for the war, click here. If you are a independently thinking, freedom-loving patriot, click here.
I wish I could make this site more interesting, but I am afraid I cannot, for I am operating this website for free, so I cannot upload any pictures or anything.
Spring is upon us.

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Fifty Cent rules.
Freedom fries . . . what the hell is that? This whole renaming of French-named foods is completely unnecessary and moronic. I am truly losing faith in this country.
So, if you ever visit this site, tell me what you think. Unfortunately, the Onion does not accept submissions; they're missing out on some primo talent. By the way, I've been thinking of some others. Perhaps they could be, I don't know, "U.S. Eliminates All Other Countries; 'Now we can secure peace throughout the world,' says Bush" or "Everything Remotely Associated With France Renamed."
And another:

Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Togo, Cyprus, the Bahamas, Fiji Islands, Micronesia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Canada, Philippines, China, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea to be Established as 51st—70th U.S. States

_________________________________________________

United States Invaded by Everyone Else, Becomes Totalitarian Islamic State, Renamed the United Provinces of the Empire of Ameristan



In a bold, profound move by former President Bush, 15 sovereign countries, with the exception of Washington, D.C., previously a district, and American Samoa, Guam, the Marshall Islands, and Puerto Rico, previously American territories, will be incorporated into the Union, “effective immediately.”
Among the previously sovereign and independent nations are Togo, Cyprus, the Bahamas, the Fiji Islands, Micronesia, Iceland, and nine others, including major industrialized countries like China and North Korea, countries which both have admitted possessing nuclear weapons.
In a sweeping, lofty speech, considered by many reporters to be “the single somewhat-intelligent, coherent thing Bush has ever uttered,” Bush attempted at justifying this immense acquisition by the U.S. government.
“Making D.C. a state is self-explanatory,” said soon-to-be-dictator Bush, speaking from his desk in the Oval Office. “And no, I’m not talking about that whole ‘taxation without representation’ thing. It’s because this city is where I, your ruler, live, so why not make it a state? And who’s gonna argue with me? You? Get the fuck outta here.”
The broadcast was live, so the millions of Americans watching were able to hear him utter the obscenity for the very first time.
About turning U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, among others, into states, pretty-much-dictator Bush said that “we might as well.
“I mean,” he continued, “Puerto Rico, Guam, heh heh, Guam.” He added, “Guam sounds funny, doesn’t it? And, American Samoa, too. It already has our name, doesn’t it? Make it a state, I insist. Marshall Islands: named after one of our great generals in our history. That’s a state now, too.”
Further speaking on the behalf of granting statehood to the remaining 15 already established nations, almost-dictator Bush said that “it is in our common interests, and by that I mean my interests, that all of these other countries become states, too.
“For example,” stated just-about-dictator Bush, “Togo will become of state it’s funny to say the name. Heh, heh, Togo. Actually, let’s say we rename it Pogo. Or, better yet, Pong. That was a great game. As for Cyprus, well, it’s a state for the hell of it. Same goes for Micronesia and the Bahamas. Fiji Islands, too, well, for the reason that I like the name ‘Fiji’. It makes me laugh.” He added, “What’s Iceland doing? Take Iceland, too, I say. Besides, we need some of that ‘gee-o-termil’ [sic] stuff, er, energy. And I like them volcanoes. Very cool. Luxembourg has the highest GDP per capita in the world. Or is it GNP . . .? Whatever. It’s still money, money all for us, and me especially, heh heh heh. Madagascar. Hmm. I like that. Ma-da-gas-car. Hey! I just, um, uh, thought of something. Take ma and da from that name: mother and father. Family. Unity. The American Dream. And then take the last two: gas and car. One’s a fossil fuel and the other’s a great American invention. I think it’s pretty self explanatory then why Madagascar should a state,” he added with a self-righteous smirk.
“I’m very suspicious about, I mean aboot, Canada,” continued any-second-now-dictator Bush. “Yes, they’re our ally.” He paused. “I think. Yes, they make Canadian bacon, which is pretty good. I tried it once, if you believe that. Canada’s also got a big lake, big enough for all the oil we’ll be dumping into it as soon as it’s given U.S. statehood. And I think it’s unsound that one of the world’s largest countries with the world’s longest coastline is not a state in the next, uh, five minutes or so. But time flies. I’ve seen time fly before. I was at Yale, snorting a gram of coke at a frat party. It was a bad trip.
“Anyway,” continued practically-yet-unofficially-dictator Bush, “we now move on to the Philippines. I don’t much about this country, but I’m pretty sure it’s A-OK. Now on to China. Although I do not like that it’s a commie state, I, and all of you out there watching, can’t get enough of that Chinese food. Oh, yeah, and, uh, thousands of years of culture and stuff is another bonus. China: the 66th state! Woo!
“As for Afghanistan, we carpet-bombed it back to the Stone Age, and freed its people from the iron-grip of the Talibin [sic], so why not make it a state? Sure, it’s mostly barrel [sic barren] desert, but what the hell.
“Iraq is a wild card. As we are about to invade it, I say instead of doing that, which will most seriously cripple our economy, I say we get John Muhammed Malvo and that other guy to go in there and take out Saddam. And then we kill them, of course, the bastards. Then, after Saddam, Malvo, and the other sniper are all killed, Iraq becomes a state. When you have a country home to 20% of the world’s oil, hey! look out! Same basic reason goes for Saudi Arabia. They’re the biggest exporter of oil in the world. Poof! They’re a state.
“Finally,” said now-Dictator Bush, “North Korea will be the 70th and final state of the former United States, which, under my sole direction, is from now on called the United Provinces of the Empire of Ameristan. As the title implies, from now on this country is an Islamic state. By the way, the reason for North Korea being a state is plain and simple: they got nukes. ‘Nuff said. Thank you and May Allah Bless.”
Immediately following Pres—, rather, Dictator Bush’s speech, the remaining 173 countries of the world invaded the United Provinces of the Empire of Ameristan (UPEA). The ensuing attacks by land, air, and sea decimated the country’s infrastructure, shattered its defenses, and destroyed the very fibers of the new “Ameristanian” way of life.
The unfathomable mass invasion of the former U.S., which ended up obliterating the east and west coasts, leaving the Midwest and the heartland for the most part unscathed, was primarily conducted by the European Union (except for Cyprus), the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, Japan, Germany, and Vatican City. Switzerland, renamed Neutralia, stayed out of the conflict, and was immediately bombed by the Ottoman Empire, whose unexpected resurgence to power was colossal.
Meanwhile, in the UPEA, Dictator Bush calmed a worried press and public, watching at home, where that still existed in the now almost desolate wasteland which once was the United States.
“We must remain calm and sit tight until all of this blows over and world order and stability is restored,” said a visibly irresolute Bush, flanked on both sides by his cabinet and secret service bodyguards, hunkered down in a 1000-ft. titanium-encased shelter, which has been given an undisclosed location. “To whoever is watching, and if anyone is at this unbelievable, horrible time in our history, let me say this: an unfathomable attack on our country has taken place from which we may never recover. But, rest assured, if Allah is my witness, and He is, I, your beloved Dictator of the United Provinces of the Empire of Ameristan, will make sure that justice will be delivered. To our former allies, our former enemies, or even us, it does not matter. We must get back at someone, and fast. Thank you and Allah bless.”
And yet a third:

Alex Cacioppo
10/26/02

Area Man Sees Independence Day for the First Time, Annoys the Hell Out of His Neighbors




According to MSNBC and CNN sources, resident of Wilmington, Delaware Larry Whitestone, 27, has seen Independence Day for the first time, a record six years after its first release. In the process, he has totally annoyed the “holy living shit” out of his neighbors, who, of course, have seen the movie “like, a billion times.”
The movie, starring a six-year younger Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and Will Smith, has become Larry’s obsession, immediately starting on the night he rented it, luckily, from a nearby Blockbuster’s.
“I was surprised that [Independence Day] wasn’t on the shelves, so I asked the clerk,” recounts Larry. “The guy was like, ‘Dude, are you shittin’ me? We don’t have that on stock anymore! Go over to an antique store, they might have it.’ I just can’t understand why a big video rental chain like that wouldn’t carry a hit movie like Independence Day!”
Then, trying to act out parts of the movie, he said, “Remember the part with Will Smith finding the alien in the ship? That thing was some weird-looking shit with that exoskeleton thing! And,” trying to stifle his laughter, “Will Smith’s like, he’s like ‘Now that’s what I call a close encounter.’ That was so funny!” Larry continued to laugh hysterically at the now really unfunny joke.
“Oh, yeah,” Larry said as he suddenly remember something else, “and the part with him in the fighter jet and the alien ship fires that green stuff at him, and he’s like ‘No you did not shoot that green shit at me!’ Ah, that’s gold. And the computer effects were incredible. I hear by next year, Independence Day, or ID4, however you call it, I personally like ‘ID4’, the video game will be on PlayStation. Hot shit!”
Robert Sanders, 32, neighbor of Larry’s who lives in an adjacent house, expressed his thoughts on Larry’s “pathetic”, “really, really sad” obsession with the now-ancient movie.
“I just think it’s fuckin’ sad, you know. I mean, Jesus, how old is that movie? Six years? Get a life. I mean, it’s not like it was hard during the interim to watch it. It’s been on FOX on the 4th of July pretty much ever since. Jesus, it’s even worse than the week earlier when he asked me if I thought Bill Clinton might get another term, or if,” in a slightly demoted voice, “this is really sad, if mad cow disease is real. God. If you’re watching, Larry, for the last time the answer’s yes.”
Laura Baker, divorced wife of two who lives across the street, shared her thoughts on Larry, or, as she calls him, “that annoying loser.”
“What do I think of him?” she asked. “What do I think? Well, for one, he’s annoying as shit. Seriously. He has this delusion that I’m attracted to him for some reason. I mean, I just divorced my husband. I need my space. And, besides, I have two kids, they’re both in the first grade at this, uh, private school for gifted . . . whatever, that’s beside the point. [Larry] keeps trying to invite me over to his house to watch that goddamn movie and I’m like, well, ‘Uh, no, because I need to take care of my children, and I’ve already seen that miserable load-of-crap movie a trillion fuckin’ times now. It’s gotten old a million years ago.’ I’m like, Get a life, you loser.”
Seemingly never despairing at trying to entertain his neighbors with “jokes” and “memorable moments” from the movie, Larry continues to try his best at making the movie what it has been for him for everyone else.
“I just think that Independence Day is a great movie. I’d like to thank the people at Twentieth Century Fox personally. Keep up the good work.” And, citing the talent of Will Smith, the leading actor in the film, Larry said, “Oh, yeah, he’s a great actor. He has a whole lot of talent. I just can’t wait to see his upcoming movie Men in Black.”
And here's another:

Bush: “Long Story Short, 111 Million Will Die at the End of All This”

Alex Cacioppo
10/19/02



Citing a war with Iraq, Bush stated that in the end of all three wars, 111 million people will be “left for the vultures.
“The other two wars, which will be against Iran and North Korea,” Bush said, “will come one after the other. It will go like this: Iraq, Iran, and then North Korea. North Korea has nukes, you know. Hey, it’s kinda like a trilogy.” He added, “A . . . Trilogy of Freedom . . . against the Axis of Evil.” This statement was followed by immediate, thundering applause.
Upon receiving statistics on the populations of all three countries, Bush began to calculate the answer, and 15 minutes later using an ordinary calculator, delivered the answer to a waiting media crowd.
“Hold on . . . It’s, wait . . . low bat—no . . . on sec . . . carry the two . . . right, 111 million people,” Bush said, embarrassed, as he had just found out that he knew that figure 15 minutes earlier. “So, that’s over 100 million people, civilians and military, combined of the three countries, which will all be entirely eliminated. God bless America. So,” applause had interrupted him and then abruptly stopped, “it is obvious that we know what we must do. Kill them all. Every man, woman and child of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea must die so that these countries no longer show as a threat to the world and the countries’ combined evil is abolished completely.” Applause and cheering from the crowd immediately followed.
According to Bush’s “Trilogy of Freedom” plan, Iraq, the first country to be targeted, will be “completely pulvised [sic] into oblivion, which will be preceded by a massive air and naval strike, and then an invasion of the country, in which our armed forces will storm the country, literally going door to door, executing every person and thing they see, until he have finally killed Saddam, his henchmen, and terrorists he may or may not be harboring, whatever.” Bush added, “But the fun doesn’t stop there. We still have two more . . . sequels [of the Trilogy] . . . left. We will then invade neighboring Iran, and kill every living thing there, ridding the country of evil just as we would have done in Iraq. Then we coordinate an air strike with a flying fortress of bombers located around North Korea, and nuke it all to hell. Thus, all 111 million will be killed, and all evil will be rid from the world.”
Addressing the possible negative response that this plan might incite across the nation, Bush continued on a more positive note, saying, “But don’t fret. Hopefully, no American soldiers will be killed. And we’re safe, because the Axis of Evil must be destroyed forever, and it will be soon.” He continued, “If all of this sounds too sudden and/or too much for you, you are free to leave the country, but,” he quickly added, “try not to get within 100 miles of either Iraq, Iran, or North Korea, because the nuclear fallout won’t be very pleasant and whatnot.” Applause resonated from the room “like thunder,” recalled some journalists at the scene.
Other thoughts from the American people seemed to oddly differ from those of Bush.
“I think [obliterating Iraq, Iran, and North Korea] is ridiculous and absurd if you ask me,” said Wendy Northrupp, a random person in a CVS. “It’s all crazy. I mean, I just can’t believe what [Bush’s] saying. It’s all too crazy,” she said, as she took some items from a counter. “Excuse me,” she added as she quickly ran out the door. An alarm then sounded and the clerk shouted profanities. Fortunately, within minutes, the police were there and caught her. Wendy Northrupp is now serving 5 years in prison, no parole.
“I, aside from Bush, of course, think it’s our God-given right and necessary,” said Bill Wrightberg, a city planner, “to invade, attack, and annihilate Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, which would in the process kill everyone there. Hail Bush!”
In a speech to the U.N. Saturday, Bush made the following comment:
“If you are watching this bridcast [sic], Saddam, and the same goes for you, Mohammad Khatami [Pres. of Iran] and you, Kim Jong Il [North Korea]. Your people have served under and endured oppressive, totalitarian regimes long enough. It’s time to open up a can of whoop-ass.”
So, anyway, I have been writing a slew of Onion-type articles (they aren't real, in case you've never heard of the Onion). Here's one:

Bush Orders U.N. to Disarm U.S.
‘All 20,000 Must Go,’ Bush Says in Highly Illogical Statement


In a speech Thursday, on March the 13th, Bush ordered the U.N. to disarm the U.S. of any “weapons of mass destruction,” subsequently after the House agreed on a resolution to go to war with Iraq.
“Millions of innocent lives are at stake,” Bush said in a conference the following day, seemingly to clarify the ‘statement’ that he made the other day. “If war with the U.S. is necessary, it is evident that first we must disarm the country of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
“What is there to say? President Bush is a madman,” said Bush. “He’s evil, as a matter of fact. You know, this man tried to kill my dad. So, as you can see, it is impertive [sic] to conduct further weapons inspections and weapons disarmament of the United States. This way, we can successfully go to war with the U.S.”
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reportedly said that he “had no fucking clue” of what Bush was talking about.
“What the hell is he talking about? Has he gone crazy?! I mean, what the fuck?!?!?!” Fortunately, most were calmer about the “situation” in the United States. Colin Powell had his thoughts:
“I think this is a prime example of Bush quite possibly losing his mind. I mean, aren’t we supposed to be disarming Iraq? After hearing the craziness that Bush said and Rumsfeld’s response, I am starting think that I am the only sane person in this administration.”
According to a recent poll, 50% of the American people think that war with Iraq is necessary. The other 50% think that America should go to war with America.
Newspaper companies like the New York Times and the Washington Post are as confused as anyone. Writers for both newspapers continue to put down everything Bush says on print, be it “Saddam is evil,” “We must form a unilateral, pre-emptive strike against Iraq,” or “America must be destroyed.” The same is going for other newspapers across the U.S.
Joe John Bill, Editor of the Hickville Post-Gazette, confidently said, “Whatever the President is done sayin’ about thar U.S., we’s done write it down, regardless if it’s some crazy, illogical bullshit.” The Editor then hiccupped.
The United Nations, too, is equally troubled and perplexed by the irrational situation.
“I just don’t understand it,” said U.N. representative Robert Schoffe. “One minute [Bush] is telling us to go into Iraq, disarm Hussein and wait until the House passes the resolution, and they did, and now he’s ordering us to disarm and attack our own country! It’s making absolutely no sense at all!!” The troubled representative, in a quick move, took a gun from nearby Representative William Hurst and shot himself in the head. His suicide was ignored by Bush, who thought of the death as one by a henchman of Saddam.
Condaleeza Rice, one of the remaining “sane people” of the Bush Administration, had this to say:
“It is the intent of [Colin Powell] and I to immediately send Bush to a psychiatric hospital. Bush has obviously suffered a psychotic episode where he mistook “Iraq” for “United States,” and “Hussein” with “Bush”. Unfortunately, before he was strapped onto the gurney and rushed off to a padded-wall cell, he already gave the codes to launch nuclear weapons that he aimed at the United States. So, we have about,” looking at her wrist watch, “2 hours left to live. Good night, America.”

Only 12 more days until the new Linkin Park album, Meteora, comes out. Kickass.
Isn't geometry pointless and boring?
However, all of this Political Correctness stuff is BULLSHIT. I am tired of being told by the government what I can and can't say. George Carlin is right: When you control the language, you control thought. Here's my addition to the equation: When you control thought, you have domination over the individual. I guess the latter is property of the other great George, George Orwell, but I agree with it completely.
Now, I'd like to pass on some wisdom: No matter what you do or say, you will always piss off someone.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The previous post DOES NOT endorse, condone, and/or support racism, bigotry, prejudice, and/or discrimination of peoples of different creeds, colors, religious faiths, or ethnicities. I am sorry if I have offended you.
I know that this is random, but I have to say that we have gotten too far with this political correctness shit. I mean, we gotta loosen up, you know. We can't be all uptight like this. Why do you think that people kill each other? 'Cause they're uptight over their land, or their God, or their "ethnicity." We all gotta chill out; we'll live longer.
Some people have told me that this site is "lame," "boring," and "uninteresting." And what do I have to say to that? FUCK OFF! Just kidding, y'all . . .
Sorry that I haven't posted anything in awhile. Mental block. Well, I'm back, beotch! Heheheh, beotch.

Friday, February 28, 2003

Yo Eric! I made some changes 'round here.
I can't wait for the Matrix sequels, Reloaded and Revolutions. They're gonna be so cool . . .
Funk music . . . timeless.
Hello, all. I've just added some links. Check 'em out.

Thursday, February 27, 2003

What the hell am I doing here? No one is ever gonna see this. Why waste my time? Oh, well. Maybe a billboard would work. . .
Anyways, I am inventing my own language. I call it "Fuhuian." I've been working on the vocabulary, and have yet to do the grammar for it, but it's coming along pretty damn good. Don't laugh.
Snow, snow, snow. Kick ass.
Appparently Jerusalem got a foot of snow. Interesting how it wasn't in the paper.
Got any comments for my site? Want to know why it exists? Why server space has been squandered like, um, yeah? Then e-mail me at gnomeslayer@comcast.net or tamujin39@hotmail.com Just don't send me any viruses, please. C'mon, people, I need this.
Hey! Wanna e-mail Saddam Hussein's son? Well, now you can: udaysaddamhussein@yahoo.com
Thanks, Wired News. Just try not to get arrested for treason, OK?
Damn, look at the snow. We're supposed to get 8 inches of the white stuff by tomorrow morning. Sweet.
Wanna search through Google? Go ahead, ya bastard. I'm just jokin'. Google better be payin' me for this, though . . .

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Here's a list of still-available domain names:

nothingobjectionable.com
e-belligerence.com
crackedsidewalk.com
underdogstale.com
totallybodacious.com
self-title.com
pimpingirony.com
toppledpowerline.com
downloose.com
htothehizay.com
somapimp.com
uptightisadrysugarcube.com
sinucitis.com
bikodito.com
ditobiko.com
luvduvmuvshuv.com
christiandeli.com
cartmanversusbinladen.com
carpetbombinafghanistan.com
whatismyname.com
alexcacioppo.com
extraordinairre.com
googgoogajoob.net
mmhmm.net
snotonastick.net
itsfunnywhenithappenstothem.net
blangblang.org
yocosp.org (ye old confederation of space pirates)
rate7.org
Here's a song that every protester around the world should adopt:

(To the tune of "If you're happy and you know it, clap your
hands")

If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are Saudi,
And your alibi is shoddy,
And your tastes remain quite gaudy,
Bomb Iraq.

If corporate fraud is growin', bomb Iraq.
If your ties to it are showin', bomb Iraq.
If your politics are sleazy,
And hiding that ain't easy,
And your manhood's getting queasy,
Bomb Iraq.

If we have no allies with us, bomb Iraq.
If we think that someone's dissed us, bomb Iraq.
So to hell with the inspections,
Let's look tough for the elections,
Close your mind and take directions,
Bomb Iraq.

If the globe is quickly warming, bomb Iraq.
If the poor will soon be storming, bomb Iraq.
If the ozone hole is growing,
We'll pretend that we're not knowing,
Though our ignorance is showing,
Bomb Iraq.

If you never were elected, bomb Iraq.
If your ideas are rejected, bomb Iraq.
If you think that SUVs,
Are the best thing since sliced cheese,
And your father you must please,
Bomb Iraq.

Fall in line and follow orders, bomb Iraq.
For our might now knows no borders, bomb Iraq.
Disagree? We'll call it treason,
It's the make war not love season,
Even if we have no reason,
Bomb Iraq.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

This will be the last post before I publish this shit. If you have any comments or whatever, then, I dunno, make ur own blog!
Wanna see pictures of public transit? I don't. But if you do for some reason, go to www.orenstransitpage.com
I should be doin' homework 'bout now. Fuck it. It can wait.
(V1)
Tell me what’s happened to the world
Seein’ that all evil has unfurled
And no bomb can right the wrong
We’ve been fightin’ this shit for far too long
No protest can stop the fireball
And it is just one against all

(Bridge)
And if only the people could see
What they’ve done (2x)

(Chorus)
So don’t tell me what the terror’s at
It’ll be all over by the time we know
A nuclear war, we can’t predict that
War battlefields covered with red snow
It’s been too long since we last invaded a country though

(Bridge #2)
Whatever, I don’t care
Just tell me where to drop the bombs
Drop the bombs

(V2)
Right the wrong
Fight fire with fire
Come on Frenchie, get along
Fuck Bush, oil-hungry liar
Puppet governments are what we make
Deceive and invade and bomb innocents
Freedom and liberty are fake
They have been our trademarks ever since
The oil fields were ours to take

(Bridge #3)
And what can be given
Can be taken away

(Chorus)
So don’t tell me what the terror’s at
It’ll all be over by the time we know
A nuclear war, we can’t predict that
War battlefields covered with red snow
It’s been too long since we last invaded a country though
(2x)

(V3)


It's not finished, as you can see, and I haven't been able to come up with any rhythm or anything like that for it yet. Whatever.
Tuesday. I hate Tuesdays. I wrote this song a few days ago. I could post it. I think I will.