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The barbaric and backwards Canuckistani government has stripped from its citizens the right to have an attorney present during police interrogation.

I'm in ardent opposition to use of the military as a nation-building instrument, but it might not be the worst idea in the world to democratize these savages.
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... except that you have to watch it all the way through. It is Law.


Sep. 29th, 2008 11:09 am
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So, I liked I Am Legend, but the ending completely just fell apart, and requiring the invisible hand of God as an active player in events is a bit of bullshit. The alternate ending was a lot better, I thought - actually using story elements they'd been building through the rest of the movie, and all.

But apparently the original version of the script had a rather different ending, one a lot more faithful to the book than either of the others. Only managed to find part of the script - they never shot it, or did the CGI for it, but honestly ... I'd have liked to see this filmed. )
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So there's a meme going around Youtube. This is from some episode of The O.C. It's pretty crap, so just skip ahead to about 1:55 for the relevant bits.

The whole "Getting shot -> MMM WHAT YOU SAY" thing has been spreading quite a bit, after Saturday Night Live parodied it. The Departed. Reservoir Dogs. Fellowship of the Ring. And etc and etc.

I felt the need to contribute, but I also wanted to push things a bit. I love taking a thing to its logical extreme. So here's Bud Dwyers.

the zapruder was taken
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Bush has now publicly noted that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

Which makes me wonder one thing that I'd love to hear the president explain.

If you would like to have that answer as well, post these words in your blog. We're not gonna get an answer from the head dickcheese himself, but it would be interesting to see how many of you would like to hear that answer. Note: You will probably be bombarded by posts from neo-con right-wing asshats.
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Gonna call another webcomic, here. Better Days. Lucy's totally gonna get napolied.
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OK, I'm gonna go ahead and call the end of this Achewood storyline. Ray's too overconfident. This guy's gonna kick his ass, and Beef will win.
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Do you suppose European furries shave their armpits, and leave the rest of their bodies covered with hair?
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If you come in to work one morning, and spend about an hour typing out a lengthy resignation letter, detailing all the complaints and problems and inequities that have come up during your tenure at your job, and print it out, and tear it to little bits, and eat it with a lot of Ex-Lax and castor oil, and wait a couple hours, and head down to a restroom, and drop a massive disgusting foul resignation-letter liquid shit into a bucket, and then take that bucket back to the office, and then throw the contents of that bucket in your boss's face ... you probably shouldn't list that job on any resumes.
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If at any point your diatribe contains the word 'jew-diciary', it probably doesn't have a lot of merit.
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Been using this new SwheatScoop cat litter for about a week now. I must say, it's a big improvement over the old Arm & Hammer stuff I'd been using. Litter boxes don't smell as much. Cats don't smell as much. And it's basically just a bunch of wheat, so I can flush it, rather than having to carry a garbage bag full of heavy, heavy clay down 3 flights of stairs to the trash every so often. I like.
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OK, as a long-time watcher of Buffy and Angel, there's something I've learned about Joss Whedon. It's something that is important to keep in mind. You see ... )

That said, "Been more'n a year since I had anything twixt my nethers didn't run on batteries!" is the best line ever written by anyone ever.

(note: you just read a spoiler)
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This was originally just another Cream of Cabinet with Refridgerator, but turned out pretty good, so I've made it repeatedly.

You'll need:
1.25 pounds ground beef
1 can Cream of Chicken condensed soup
1 can Cream of Chicken w/ Mushroom condensed soup
2 cans mixed vegetables
1 can mushroom pieces
Some sort of starch (I use Jasmine Rice, but any kind of rice or noodles or whatever is good here)

Brown the beef in a big pot or skillet. Add the soups (no water), and mix up. Add the vegetables and mushrooms, stir, and cook a bit. Serve over your starch.

Chicken soups work surprisingly well as sauces in Beef dishes. It's weird.
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Drinking's a funny thing. I don't mean, like alcohol, though that can often be hilarious, but just ordinary drinking of fluids for survival. It's weird. I want to drink a lot less than I really ought to, and that want often manifests physiologically - if I don't really feel like drinking something, I won't be able to force myself to drink it. My mouth'll feel weird, or my stomach will feel full, or whatever; the point is, I can't drink. And it's far, far worse if we're looking at something I don't like to drink, like water or most juices; even if I'm thirsty, I can't make myself drink more than I absolutely have to, to take a pill or something.

So, I've found that what I have to do is trick myself, drink something I like that doesn't make me go "Bleh, I'm full" after a cup or two. Thus, of late, I'm making and drinking a lot of Kool-Aid. It goes down like water, being made from tap water (and thus is probably better to drink than the Minute Maid Lemonade I had been drinking for a long time), but it's sweet and tasty and doesn't burn out the tongue the way sour stuff does. So, I can drink a lot of it. I go through a little over half a gallon a day; this is probably less than I should be drinking, but it's way more than I usually drink, so I'm gonna stick with it.
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This is the stupidest idea I've ever seen. It's petty, hypocritical, deceitful, more than a little vain, and just generally repugnant.


What, you don't think people will buy that? In this sick fucking country?


May. 16th, 2005 09:49 am
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Once, in high school, I left a turkey and mayonnaise sandwich in my locker for two days. When I found it, I ate it, even though I could tell it had turned by the first bite, because I was just that hungry.

I am very thirsty right now.

And yet I am unable to force myself to drink a second mouthful of this Coca-Cola with Lime.


Fuck you

May. 16th, 2005 04:12 am
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I finally got around to watching Matrix Revolutions.

I gotta say ... )
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So, I saw a store over near the supermarket today, called Buy Buy Baby. Apparently, it's a big chain. Also apparently, they're a baby supply store, selling diapers and baby food and cloth books and suchlike.

And here I thought it was an adoption agency. Go figure.

Well, I leave you with [livejournal.com profile] al_qaeda.
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So, in an effort to deal with my weight and blood pressure problems (~270, ~150/90 respectively), I have taken up exercise. Specifically, I got an exercise bike, and am trying to use it on a regular basis. It weighs about 140 pounds, and the heart attack I got carrying it up to my 3rd-floor apartment (elevators are for the not-poor) should shave off a few. However, I've noticed that, according to its little counter, each minute's exercise on the resistance level I can handle (2 out of 10) is only worth 2 calories. So, at the recommended workout time of 20 minutes, that's a whopping 40 calories. Now, maybe that counter's inaccurate, and I'm burning off more because I get my heart rate nice and high, but it's discouraging nonetheless.

Also, it's weird: most of the strain while using the bike feels to be in the knees, and yet when I stop and start walking around, my knees and shins feel fine ... but my hips and thighs feel as though they're packed with lead. Odd.
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I felt a great disturbance in the Fen, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

Mmm ... the schadenfreude is tangible, and it tastes like sweet sweet candy! I'm glad I weaned myself off the series back around ep 78, and just read the manga now.
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I'd guess nobody will respond, but meh, one is expected to re-post a meme one responds to. So, to all my nonexistent readers:

Go here and scan my interests list. Find one that you'd like to know more about and leave a comment asking me about it. I'll explain it. Then go and post this in your own journal so that people can ask about your interests.
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Got my LSAT scores back today. 168, on a 120-180 scale. 97th percentile among test-takers. Not bad, given that I didn't spend any time prepping or studying, at all.

Felt like bragging, is all.
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Sure, my cats act indifferent or passive while I'm here. It might look as though they only interact with me when they're bored, hungry, or thirsty, or when they just want some attention. It might look as though my cats don't particularly care about me.

But when I leave the apartment, even just to get some chinese delivery, by the time I start back up the stairs I can hear my cats sitting by the door and crying out. They miss me. And especially given that this is from cats, that is truly a great comfort. Dogs'll whine nonstop no matter what, but to get a cat to miss you when you're gone ... well, it really makes me feel like I'm doing something right.
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So, I get home from programming class, and the first thing I notice while unlocking the front door of my apartment building is that the window's kinda smoky. I wonder if this is due to some pressure differential, causing it to fog, but when I open it I find out it's because the hallway is filling with smoke. Crap. I see that the smoke's pouring out of the crack underneath apartment 1B's door, and doesn't extend up above the first floor, and my first thought is that it's probably something minor, and that if it's serious that someone's smoke alarm will go off (none are). Then I realize that 1B must be filled with smoke, if it's visibly pouring out of the door, and their alarm isn't going off, so that's unreliable.

So I knock on 1B, no answer, I wait a few seconds and knock again, louder. Again, no answer. I run up to my apartment (third floor), grab my cell phone, and head back down. I knock again, still no answer, so I call 911. I relate to them the incident, then run around knocking on everyone's doors and letting them know there's a fire. After all the tenants that are home have been roused, I go to grab my cats, who do not cooperate AT ALL. I'm still trying to herd them into their crate when the fire department gets there, so I hurry down to meet them. I tell them that I called, and that I've alerted everyone, and they ask where the basement is (it smells like oil burning, you see). I lead them there, and they find out it's the furnace. Anyway, they shut the furnace down and assumedly put out any flames, and we're good. All is right with the world again.

Anyway, the point of all this is, if you have a Virginia cell phone and call 911 while in Baltimore, it'll call the Baltimore 911. Seems intuitive, yeah, but still a good thing to know.
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When you see this, post some poetry in your own journal.

put your mouth on it
oh yeah ... wait no argh argh wait
jesus christ your teeth


Sep. 11th, 2004 05:18 pm
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Anyone ever tries to tell you that deep-fried Oreos aren't incredibly filling, you punch them in the face. For they are liars. I weigh a good 270 pounds; I can put away two dozen potstickers, or $20 worth of reasonably-priced General Tso's, in one sitting. Six of these bastards wiped me out. You know how a snake will, like, eat an entire cow, and then just sit and digest for a month? I feel like that.

Tasty, though.


Aug. 4th, 2004 01:19 am
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Y'all read this, now.

This coming election just keeps getting more and more fucked up.


Aug. 3rd, 2004 03:29 am
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So, none of you did as I instructed, and so it is not until now that I have been able to provide photos of my cats. I am very disappointed in all of you. Thus, you get small, blurry pictures of full-grown cats, not big crisp pictures of kittens.
Cut for the poor dialup users )
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Here. Courtesy of the [livejournal.com profile] qow group. Apparently, all you have to do is create an account at the site, complete an offer, and get 5 others to do the same with you as a referrer, and you get a free 20gb iPod. I know, I know, you've seen a million sites like this before. But this one has one big difference: one of the possible offers is just making a bid on eBay. Doesn't have to be a winning bid. Go place a 1ยข bid on a diamond ring, and that'd count. It's actually free. And, please, go to the site through that link, that I may get referrer credit, please? Many thanks.
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So, we can be reasonably certain that there will be a Spider-Man 3, and this should surprise absolutely nobody. We can be equally certain that there will be an X-Men 3, and this should be equally unsurprising. However, this gives me an idea ... wouldn't it be approximately the coolest thing EVER if they were, in fact, the same movie?

Think about it. They're both Marvel comics. They take place in the same universe. Comics are known for constant crossovers. They need not even be just exactly the same movie, either; you could have Spiderman 3 and X-Men 3 tell the same story, but from different perspectives. Like, Spiderman 3 is Spiderman's take on the what happens, and X-Men 3 is their take on what happens. Hell, throw the Hulk and Daredevil in there, and brutally murder them both for having such horrible movies of their own.

I really don't see how it could go wrong.

Also, on the topic of the Green Lantern movie: OK, they're making it a zany, Mask-esque comedy, and Jack Black is starring as Green Lantern. This has caused fervor. Now, maybe it's just my lack of experience with Green Lantern, but I don't really see the problem with this. We have here a superhero who is, for all intents and purposes, omnipotent, but who is stopped by the color yellow. This is wacky and zany already. You can't make Green Lantern serious without either an idiot protagonist or inconsistent writing. As for the inclusion of Jack Black ... well, he can act, and he can be funny. Again, I don't see the problem.
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