Month: April 2009

Really Out of My Mind for 30 April 2009

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. — Aldous Huxley

If she wasn’t dead, this is enough reason to run for president:

Look at this: The next generation of Russia’s post-Soviet thieves elite.

You do know part of sub-Saharan Africa’s problem is that it just keeps getting screwed by outsiders, like being given quack medicine instead of the real stuff.

Watch: Trailers for a £3,000.00 film.

Municipality provides low-cost competitive internet; private companies fight back with lies and fear-mongering.

Flash! Not all the dinosaurs died. Really!

Tough bitch — not. Like all wingnuts, she’s just talk. Palin’s principle goes all flaccid. Guess the First Dude is losing it and Sarah needs her stimulus after all.

Some of these almost made me laff…. (If to you these are NSFW, you work at the wrong job!)


Videolapalooza and More! Out of My Mind 29 April 2009

“What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.” — Yiddish Proverb

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? — Buddha

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. /.

This isn’t an ad (much as I love Macs) or even any sort of PSA. It’s just witty and factually informative:

As Atrios might say, Pakistan is truly fucked up and getting worse. Wotta mess!

It’s heart was clearly in the right place but my beloved “Quantum of Solace” was wrong. Quantum shouldn’t been trying to take control of Bolivia’s water but it’s titanium:

Another reasonable primer on the swine flu that will kill us all America-loving patriotic conservatives slowly and painfully.

Listen: The Swine Flu Sings! (About it here.)

Your grannie had one of these? If so, she wouldn’t have had your parent, maybe….

Another health threat: Crappy electronic medical records systems.

The true chair of the GOP dictates speaks. Get on your goose-stepping boots, dittoheads and the rest of the “loyal” opposition….

Whooaa! A small victory for freedom. Notice how all these victories, such as they are, come from the judiciary and none from the other branches of government?

Today I Get Deposed… Out of My Mind for 28 April 2009

Not that that’s any of your business. I just like the heading.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Buddha

Truth, even if it’s from a cracker anti-Semite:

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice. — Henry Ford

Dude may get the last laugh yet. Decades of being number 2 in Detroit, then leadership that, well, leads, and maybe end up as #1, maybe last man standing.

Swine flu pandemic in a reasonable perspective, without the hysteria.

OMG, “Superman Returns” didn’t have to suck?


Of course, Warners Bros. management’s well known for their, well, movie ignorance. One cannot say they wouldn’t know a terrific idea for the super-powered cipher and would instead simply get a big old hard-on over the director of two X-Flicks being in charge whether or not (latter proved likely) he knew what he was doing with the character. (Mine head still spins, so much of it so wrong-headed….)

Big Media-style scoop (of what we already know): Michael Jackson is even weirder than we know or can imagine.

Discovered: Why we just love junk food. (Not to be confused with loving to eat pols’ crap.)

The latest chapter in how the wingnuts are using global warming denial to destroy the world.

One of my gods, Teller, explains how magic works. More on that from the boys here:

Much as I can dis the Obama administration, I suppose you cannot say they’re Masters of Disasters like the GOP.

This is not good and is kind of scary….

Good news: Micro$oft builds new crap to keep the IT industry in full employment.

The story of someone who accomplished something important essentially all by herself.

Flash: Billy Kristol’s replacement at the Times is, contrary to the buzz, as fucked-up stupid as he.

Obama apparently drives people to murder?? Whooaa, that’s a little rough even for me!

Another Big Media failure: Pimping for torture.

Karl Rove:

I think it’s the pinnacle of hypocrisy that the same forces on the left who support same-sex marriage are now trying to limit our contact with pigs, which is the most normal thing in the world, and one of the most beautiful.

Out of My Mind for 27 April 2009

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Buddha

“There can be no joy in living without joy in work.” — St. Thomas Aquinas

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. — Peter McWilliams

Headline of the day:

Personal Internet use at work out of control

This piece to the contrary, you go to MBA skool first and foremost for the networking.

Really, this is part of the electoral process in India....

So, music’s been stolen since 1897 [sic], with no problems for the music industry til recently….

Glimmer of hope? No, not at all.

How to make a profit: Landlord refuses to consent to breaking of lease because of sole tenant’s death and demands back rent too.

Good luck to the Icelanders. We voted out the conservatives and got supporters of the destroyers of the global economy anyway.

Old news? Professor K once again explains the GOP system: No bad deed goes unrewarded, they take care of their own, they reward their America-haters.

If they can secede they surely can manage their own crises too.

Their failure explained: All of Wall Street has their hands up their BFF Geithner’s ass.

Quote of the day:

First, there’s no longer any reason to believe that the wizards of Wall Street actually contribute anything positive to society, let alone enough to justify those humongous paychecks.

So, what has Obama accomplished?