Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Well, here you go..
>Four things you may not have known about me!
>A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
>1. Paper Boy
>2. Clean up at bakery
>3. Producton Manager/Stage Crew at Performing Art Center in El Cajon, CA
>4. Editorial Assistant (twice - different companies)
>B) Four movies I would watch over and over:
>1. The Broken Hearts Club
>2. Star Wars (original theatrical release)
>3. Star Trek IV
>4. Moonstruck
>C) Four books I have loved:
>1. Tales of the City. Especially, Sure of You, Armisted Maupin
>2. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
>3. The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant, Dan Savage
>4. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Joseph J. Ellis
>D) Four places I have lived:
>1. El Cajon, CA
>2. San Francisco, CA
>3. SF, Twin Peaks
>4. SF, The Castro
>E) Four TV shows I love:
>1. Brothers and Sisters
>2. Phil of the Future (don't ask me, I don't know what it is that I like about this show)
>3. Arrested Development (R. I. P.)
>4. The Office
>F) Four places I have been on vacation:
>1. England/Scotland
>2. Japan
>3. The Grand Loop - RV trip to National Parks in Utah, Colorado, Arizona
>4. P-town, Mass
>G) Four of my favorite foods are:
>1. a good cheesebuger and fries in an athentic all-american diner (Louie's Diner, up the road from The Cliff House in SF)
>2. My mom's potato salad
>3. Cereal
>4. Cake with whip cream frosting
>H) Four places I would rather be right now:
>1. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
>2. Zion National Park, UT
>3. Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, England
>4. London, England
>I) Four friends I think will respond first: I honesly don't know, but...
>1. Kel
>2. Bryan?
>3. Mikey
>4. Chad

Police To Reunite For Grammys

In what can only be the recording [damn Itunes is eating up our profit margin] industry's admission [desperation], the Grammys announced The Police will reunite [resurrect] for the 49th Grammy Awards. You can almost hear the pleading in the their voices:

not a real quote: (hey, I'm not Fox)
"Please, pleeeease, watch our show! Look, we dug up a cool 80's band to show how much we care [are desperate]!"

From A&M records referring to a rumored 2007 tour:
"It is our intention to mark the anniversary by doing something special with the band's catalog of songs. Needless to say [really? needless to say?], everyone is hopeful the band will support our plans [save our corporate assess] and while early discussions have taken place, nothing has been decided [Sting is asking for waay too much money]," said the statement.

It is unconfirmed that Sting will refuse to attend the Grammys, "if that screechy Justin Timbopond, or whatever his name is performs." Okay, maybe I am little like Fox.

cherry-picked via: CNN.com

Friday, January 26, 2007


I stated my views as an Atheist in a previous post, but lately, I have come to the conclusion religion is actually dangerous for society. It is the kind of thinking this guy in the article holds that only fuel my fear of religions effect of society:

"No you will not teach or show that propagandist Al Gore [referring to An Invconvenient Truth] video to my child, blaming our nation -- the greatest nation ever to exist on this planet -- for global warming," Hardison wrote in an e-mail to the Federal Way School Board.

The 43-year-old computer consultant is an evangelical Christian who says he believes that a warming planet is "one of the signs" of Jesus Christ's imminent return for Judgment Day.

Forget the mischaracterization of An Inconvenient Truth, to say that global climate change is an indication that Judgement Day is around the corner is just nuts! Not only is it nuts, but this line of thinking is dangerous for society as a whole (awfully close to what the Islamo-fascist think). When we have large groups of people that wait for Judgement Day with hope and glee (Judgement Day, BTW, foretells the destruction of earth) is insane! Where does this guy get the idea that global warming is a sign of "Jesus Christ's imminent return for Judgment Day"? He feels it. Truthiness, indeed.

via: sfgate


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Puppy Pic

Haven't posted one for a while...


What's Your Fine

Mine is $485.10

Find out what your fine is


A Very Dangerous President

To illustrate just how over-reaching and dangerous the Bush administration is, just look at what Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claimed during a January 17th Senate Judiciary Committee hearing:

"The Constitution doesn't say every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right of habeas," Gonzales told Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Jan. 17.

Gonzales acknowledged that the Constitution declares "habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless ... in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it." But he insisted that "there is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution."

Specter was incredulous, asking how the Constitution could bar the suspension of a right that didn't exist -- a right, he noted, that was first recognized in medieval England as a shield against the king's power to dispatch troublesome subjects to royal dungeons.


Who would've thought our own President would be more of a danger to our civil rights than terrorist?

via SfGate

Monday, January 22, 2007

What Makes This Virgo Happy...

a butterfly trash can by Simplehuman.

Isn't it beautiful? I could just open and let itself close all day long...

I told a bunch of people at work about my fantastic new purchase, but they didn't seem excited about it. People are weird.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Why Blog?

Friend of mine asked me why I blog?

I could only say, "I don't know"


Monday, January 15, 2007

Drive By Review: VH-1's Surreal Life

This may come as a shock to some of you, but I do not have cable. That's right, I have all of 7 or 8 channels to watch - as long as I can watch Ugly Betty and Brothers and Sisters, I'm happy.

About the only time I have the "opportunity" to watch cable is when I am visiting my parents, at a friends or doing laundry. When I am at my parent's (500 channels and counting), I find myself flipping through all these channels for hours unable to find anything to watch. How is that possible? The have 500 fricken channels? It is this experience that has lead me to not have cable. Now, granted, there are a few shows that I would like to watch like Battlestar Galactica, but, like I said, I have friends with cable. Failing the chance to watch BSG at a friend's house, I will wait for the DVD to come out - I'm very patient. The other time I watch cable is when I am doing my laundry at Sit and Spin on 18th in the the Castro. With a big screen TV, I can catch up on the latest dreck produced by VH-1 (the only channel that plays, it seems). For whatever reasson, the only show on when I am doing my laundry is The Surreal Life (an abortion of bad taste inhabited by the vommit of Hollywood).

Watching these sad people compete to stay on the celebrity "A-List" and not be sent to the "B-List" is sad and depressing. Wathing people sell there dignity and self worth for a gratuitous shot at regaining some low level stardom is deprssing. Watching Chyna(?) bemoaning how celebrety should mean something to people and show that someone is special is as difficult as it sounds. After watching this show, I can understand what pisses off all those religous right nuts!

Anyway, this was supposed to be a "Drive By Review", not some long-windded rant. So, here is my review of VH-1's Surreal Life:

I needed to take a shower after watching just one episode.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Jet Jaguar Forever!

A small crush/obsession with the Jet Jaguar has resurfaced (don't ask). I remember watching Godzilla vs. Megalon in the late '70's as a child and feeling some weird...feelings for Jet Jaguar. Is it possible to have a crush on a robot?

Anyway, here are some pictures of Jet Jaguar (you have to say his whole name - to call him just Jet is a social faux paux that would be talked about in hushed embarrassed whispers for years).

Isn't he the coolest?

The raddest?

The baddest?

And who can forget the closing song?

Long Live Jet Jaguar!

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

Fox has announced the once totally rad show (well, the first season, anyway) is now cancelled.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Gratuitous Puppy Pic

Wuv, twue wuv...

New Year, Old Blog Returns

Spent my New Year's Eve, and previous two days sick with a nasty cold, so I did not ring in 2007 in some party all the time fashion (Dan, I got your message, but was feeling all icky and snotty).

Still feeling a little foggy right now, but hope to be back in the saddle by Monday at the latest!

On a brighter note, Toby is back! He's bigger and better(?) than ever!