2008-03-21 Long, rambling 'blog entry about Evil

I read a couple of really good, interesting novels recently: "The Atrocity Archives" and "Bad Monkeys". The commonality that they share is that both of them deal with Evil. In "Bad Monkeys", the author describes a secret organization dedicated to "Evil"--blowing up orphans, kidnapping children, &c. The "Atrocity Archives", a sort of Lovecraft-meets-le Carré sci-fi novel, suggests that the Holocaust was a type of blood sacrifice that Hitler used to summon demons to fight the war (essentially).

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2008-03-19 Oh, and, also, WTF Obama?

Ah, I forgot to mention, "Don't blame Isreal, it's all the fault of radical Muslims"??? WTF?


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2008-03-19 Liveblogging Obama's Speech (24 hours later)

Dude, watch his speech. It's great. Really.I think I'm about ready to give up my cynical distrust and fully expect him to lead us into the Glorious Future. (Reading a New Yorker interview with his wife didn't hurt, either, she's awesome).

Here's a text version.

Here's what I thought, while (and shortly after) I watched it:

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2008-03-13 Wow, good analogy.

I didn't think I cared much for Cracked.com's writing, but I was incorrect.

About the upcoming Horton Hears a Who adaptation:
"I’ve got the strong feeling that, based on the talent involved, this is going to be a “loose adaptation,” in the same sense that the Holocaust was a loose adaptation of Nietzsche."


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2008-03-10 Wow.

Food Court Musical. I'll just link to BoingBoing, but add that it's really much better than it sounds. And it sounds awesome.


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2008-03-10 I said what?

So, I had to meet my boss with a bunch of material for this meeting with the Extremely Important Senior Associate Dean. I got there a little late, so they were already meeting. I knocked on the door and handed her the papers.

Now, this Extremely Important Senior Associate Dean happens to arrive at and leave the gym at the same time I do in the morning, so he recognized me. And he said, "Oh, hey. It's nice to see you..."

And as he paused, I said, "Fully clothed?"

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2008-03-10 Woot.

Sounds pretty spectacular, at lest according to Gaiman.


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2008-03-06 YES, YES, YES!

No, I really don't care if you thought The Cell was just a hour-and-a-half-long music video. I don't care if Beauty won't save the world, after all, it still trumps most other ways to spend an hour and a half.

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2008-03-05 Russell T. Davis

Even after consuming all three seasons of Dr. Who's Ninth and Tenth Doctors in less than a month, the novelty of seeing interracial dating has yet to wear off. It really brings to light how much of an issue ethnicity really is in my life.

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