This Is Too Funny Not To Mention
LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR over at The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler posted a letter that gives some insight into the feminine mind. I'm not even going to excerpt it because it flows too well to break it up. I'll give a taste by posting one of the comments though.
Kahlua and a hunting rifle?
Screw thatâ€¦try Tequila and an AR-15. And if your plan is sketchyâ€¦take some pamprin and concentrate. Youâ€™re not trying hard enough.
If that's not enough to capture your interest... somebody should pull the plug. Just sayin'
With all the fine Memorial Day threads around, there's not much for me to add. To all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of liberty... thank you. You are not forgotten. You will never be forgotten.
And here. (Check the original graphic!
And here. (Always loved this song... thanks for the video)
And here. And here. (Two nice cartoons and a couple of good vids) And here. And here. And here. And here. And here. (All different posters at Blackfive) And here. And finally here. (warning: .pdf link to U.S. Army Memorial Day Message)
Weekend Moronosphere Links
Go over to doubleplusundead's for the links roundup. Lots of good stuff by It's Vintage Duh (a couple of very good posts!), Nice Deb (congratulate her on a full year of blogging!), and the rest of the morons.
Send dpud your Rachel Ray pics too, he likes that.
Now, my idea of classical music usually involves Olivia Newton-John, but others apparently have different ideas. A post by kishnevi at Horseman, Pass By! has a very funny link that prompts this discussion. I asked Machinist for his recommendation for an embedded classical music video and got this:
Opera might have been a bit "pretentious" maybe? *snort*
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 24 May 2008@12:36:04 (Q5ggV)
As usual, Firefox won't play embedded videos for me, so I have absolutely nothing to say about it. But try this one http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=shostakovich+violin+hahn&search_type=&search=Search The first five on the list, in order. There's several pieces where Shostakovich got the devil to come out and dance, and this is one of them, starting with the second movement (the video apparently slices it up with no reference to the movement divisions--it should be midway into the second video) and not really giving up on it until the very end.
Posted by: kishnevi at 24 May 2008@14:32:52 (ntdZU)
It should play in Firefox. Clear your cache... under Tools, Advanced tab, you'll see where to clear it. I'm disappointed in your links though, Olivia Newton-John wasn't anywhere to be found.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 24 May 2008@14:36:48 (Q5ggV)
Kishnevi's blog has classical music AND posts on desktop siege engines! I may have to move into that neighborhood!
Posted by: Machinist at 24 May 2008@14:44:35 (yFIK0)
(comment deleted about how kishnevi is poaching my readers with orchestra and catapult pr0n... too salty for a family blog)
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 24 May 2008@14:48:26 (Q5ggV)
Vista is singing the blues, that's for sure. Corporate customers are holding out for the next OS after XP, and even Microsoft has redirected its attention to the Next Gen, from what I understand. I only know what they tell me, though --- not an expert.
Ahem! Sorry, had to get that out. I am not one of those rabid mac users but I do like them better than the vista machines I have played with. I kept getting flash backs of windows ME and how bad that OS was.
The only thing that sucks about macs is the price. They are pretty expensive and alot of people just don't need all of the stuff that they can do. Oh, and not to mention that you can't get the same software for them like you can get for a PC. Eh, good and bad.
Posted by: Old Iron at 24 May 2008@09:49:28 (tD0Cq)
The guy commits murder and confesses. Sentenced to death, he gets a delay while the Supreme Court decides whether lethal injection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. After the Supremes decide that things don't have to be guaranteed perfect (paraphrasing there) for them to be Constitutional, an execution date is scheduled. Two hours and thirty minutes before he's to be executed, a phone call comes in... is it the Governor? more...
Links Around The Moronosphere
Some very good offerings today... from photoshops (S.Weasel!!), to e-card fun at The Pillage Idiot, to another example from the "Religion of Perpetual Offense" at The Drawn Cutlass, and more.
Make sure to leave a comment at doubleplusundead's to let him know how appreciated his hard work is. If he stops, then I'll have to do it... and that would suck.
dude, you've linked me a bazillion times... If I thanked you every time you sent me traffic, plus all the other help you've given with the blog and the bleg, I'd never have time to write regular posts. Besides, when the few folks who come here are sick of done reading my stuff, they can go on to the quality-stuff from at your place.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 21 May 2008@19:23:33 (Q5ggV)
Iranian Teen Permitted To Remain In UK
Remember the Iranian teen who went to the UK for school and was almost deported after requesting asylum? I first wrote about it here, then had a follow-up post here. He feared being returned to Iran because while he was at school his boyfriend was found out and executed for being a homosexual. The young man's appeal has been granted and he will now be able to avoid his own execution by the Iranian government.
The U.K. Border Agency said on Tuesday that Mehdi Kazemi will be allowed to remain in Britain. Kazemi came to England to study English in 2005. He discovered his boyfriend had been charged in Iran with sodomy and hanged.
This should have been a no-brainer, but the end-result is good.
actually, these folks can get very out of hand. I'd have to go digging, but Israeli ultraOrthodox have a habit of throwing stones at cars that drive on the Sabbath and women who don't dress "modestly"; and they had a nice little riot and send out death threats when a Gay Pride parade was scheduled in Jerusalem a couple of years back--rioted enough to force cancellation of the parade and then, when a second attempt was scheduled a few months later, turn it into a nonambulatory rally at a suburban soccer stadium. And they're usually close to the settler movement, including the guys who like to provoke Arabs in Hebron and shoot or rough up stray Arabs in the West Bank for no reason at all (by which I mean, said Arabs are going about routine things and making no attempt at the time to be violent towards anyone else) [not to mention Yigal Amir and Baruch Goldstein].
And given the fact that burning of books in Jewish history is often the prelude to the burning of Jews by the people who first burnt the books, one would think the people in Or Yehuda would have looked for other means of disposal (although perhaps they were simply hewing to a ruling in the Talmud that says books by "heretics" should be burnt even if they contain Divine Names).
Posted by: kishnevi at 21 May 2008@12:12:53 (ntdZU)
Yet, it's not violence. The story sensationalizes and misrepresents what happened. I will say I'm glad you're around to give the backstory that the MSM doesn't.
Like the earlier "hate the MSM story" (I left a comment at your site btw), I get to pick the low-hanging fruit and you're there for the in-depth. See why I had to put you on the blogroll?
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 21 May 2008@12:34:21 (Q5ggV)
You know, you're making it awfully hard for me to qualify for the moronosphere.
Posted by: kishnevi at 21 May 2008@15:44:51 (406FR)
Shhhh.... if they start looking at you funny, make an Ewok joke or talk about the cinematic history and technical expertise necessary for "Tron" to become such an instant blockbuster and film classic. That always throws them off.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 21 May 2008@15:51:05 (Q5ggV)
Posted by: sillyblindharper at 21 May 2008@18:32:16 (5+XEL)
That looks photoshopped Gentle Lady, but even then, it needs more neon... much more neon!
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 21 May 2008@18:39:50 (Q5ggV)
The guy has guts though... the door is clearly unlocked.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 21 May 2008@18:42:06 (Q5ggV)
You're right about more lights! Fortunately, there's a tutorial on how he made it and the kind of light ropes he used... I'll expect photos of you next Halloween. And photos of the kids reaction.....bwahahaaaa.
Posted by: sillyblindharper at 21 May 2008@19:24:48 (5+XEL)
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