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Thu, Jan. 20th, 2005, 10:46 pm

Why do they still show bowling on ESPN? Does anyone actually watch that? Well, I guess there are people who watch ER still. There's just no helping some people.

Thu, Jan. 20th, 2005, 08:08 pm
The future of the journal

So I just looked back through the most recent entries in this journal of mine... and you'd think I was a pretty pissed off politician-type person. Which I am not, really. So I'm making a New Year's Resolution. Yeah, that's right, and it's January 20th. Is it a 2005 resolution or too late for that? There are no rules to this shit, so I'll do what I want.

I am stepping off of my soapbox. For at least the next 3 minutes. There will not be any good news coming from the world of government in the United States, North Carolina, Durham, or any municipality of which my current location makes me a part. I will just cover it all with a one sentence political bitching Mad Lib.

"I can't believe that **Fill in politician** **said/signed/believes** **whatever they did/said/signed/believe**"

Because there are so many valid permutations of this statement that I could basically say "yeah, that's my opinion"

Today for example, GWB said that the "unbridled fire of freedom" is going to light up the corners of the world. Well, freedom wasn't so unbridled before you showed up. And I think he means "Unbridled Fire of Freedom" or "U.F.F." -- and the military is of course fond of their acronyms and "UFF" means "Tomohawk Missle." Watch out, Iran.

I invite you also to make up whatever fun statements you can with my little pattern. Some examples:

  • I can't believe that Condoleeza Rice is really a man.

  • I can't believe that Newt Gingrich is going to be on Fear Factor.

  • I can't believe that John Ashcroft was wearing a bra under his clothes the whole time.

The future of this journal is only for the more mundane. My system can't take the politics. At least for the next 3 minutes till I go to cnn.com and have another mini-aneurism.

Thu, Jan. 20th, 2005, 07:17 pm
My thoughts on today's inauguration

In at least infinity parallel universes, John Kerry won the election last November. It is now my goal to get myself to one of those universes. Shouldn't be too hard, there are lots of them. Of course, in another parallel universe I'm Britney Spears with an extra boob, but let's stick with the useful parallel universes.

Tue, Jan. 18th, 2005, 11:40 am
The Best Album of 2004

The best album of 2004, by the way, was Weightlifting by the Trashcan Sinatras, who I finally got to see live at a very small show in Carrboro, NC. It was amazing.

The best part of their music, aside from being alternately moody and very catchy, are the lyrics. Too clever for anyone's good.

honey, it's no crime to lose your way
everyone, in their turn, gets to fail

-- from "It's a Miracle" -- check out this song if you're unfamiliar with them.

Mon, Jan. 17th, 2005, 06:28 pm
Catching up

Just a few things by way of catching up:

* Best movie I've seen recently: "A Home At The End Of The World"
* I want to try Resident Evil 4, but do not want to buy a GameCube
* I want to try Karaoke Revolution to see how badly I sing
* Erasure's new single, Breathe, is released in North America tomorrow, 1/18/05, and the new album, Nightbird, will be out in another week. Both top notch. Going to see them in DC on 5/2/05.
* UNC and Syracuse basketball both doing quite well this year!

Sun, Jan. 16th, 2005, 04:59 pm
2 Years

You know, you take 2 years off of posting to a LiveJournal, and the vultures start to circle. I get so much email asking if they can have my account... What? And let classic postings disappear? I don't think so.

Mon, Feb. 17th, 2003, 11:34 am

Just for the record, I remain unconvinced that war with iraq is a good idea. Not to mention the wrong thing to do.

Mon, Jan. 20th, 2003, 07:46 pm

Real product: Softsoap aromatherapy bodywash with ylang ylang.

What's wrong with Dial soap?

Thu, Jan. 16th, 2003, 08:28 pm

So, Duke's commencement speaker this year is Kofi Annan, which I think would be incredibly interesting. At my graduation, we had some leader of an indian tribe that no one had ever heard of. I went into listening to his address with an open mind, but he sucked. He used it as a political soapbox for bitching at us about mistreatment of native americans -- a valid subject, but could you pick a crowd who could care even less? I don't think so. I hadn't nearly crawled out from under my hangover, and the beach balls were much more entertaining.

You know who a good commencement speaker would be? Jesus.

Wed, Dec. 18th, 2002, 09:53 am

My level of pissed-ness at George Bush right now is in the stratosphere. Missile defense system: like using a fly swatter (well, a fly swatter that doesn't work too well) to combat malaria, and at an extremely high cost AND we're running another huge deficit. Declaring Iraq in violation, but without military action, which says to me that Iraq isn't really in violation of anything, but our government is just setting the stage for their scheduled war. And on top of this, the Democrats don't have anyone lined up who can knock this clown out of office. If we're stuck with him for 8 years, I don't know what I'll do.

Wasn't education this guy's number one priority? I think the only education we're handing America's youth is the mistaken impression that their country is the global hand of justice. Which I guess might conceivably be OK if the idea of justice that our administration has was anything like the notion of justice that our forefathers had. I'm seriously writing my congressman.

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