Archive for September, 2005

Bar Sinister

Friday, September 30th, 2005

I have a confession to make (tangentially related to the comments here): I’ve always wanted to be left-handed.
I don’t know why. I remain stubbornly right-handed, except for being able to do small tasks with my nearly useless left hand — oh well, okay, I can type as well with my left as with my right, […]

The Internet can do anything moment

Friday, September 30th, 2005

“Go look at china bugs dot com” Gnat begged. Dang, I didn’t even make my dad go to the library to verify his pronouncements; I just accepted them. I was such a sap.

Site changes and a request

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Okay, I’ve had it with Blogrolling. First they weren’t updating, and now they are down. It’s time to quit being lazy. I’ve been wanting to rebuild my blogroll again anyway; the old one was full of defunct links, blogs that hadn’t been updated since June, and blogs I hadn’t read for months. So now I […]

The Pork Latitudes

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

All this fuss and bother about spendthrift Republicans and the current blog-paign to “cut pork from the national budget” is going to go nowhere because people keep avoiding the elephant in the room. In a move to quit hiding my light under bushels on other peoples’ websites, I’m going to share with you, my readers, […]

They’re staring at me again

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Bumperstickerist’s gonna make the news.

Poor mouth rides again!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Heh. The “Poor Mouth, the Neverending Story” has attracted the attention of the Earnest Ones. They are even now castigating me in the comments for being a big old meanie ‘cos I don’t think it’s particularly admirable for “poor” Americans to feel sorry for themselves when they live in a country where the opportunities for […]

Why I haven’t completely written off Canadians

Monday, September 26th, 2005

This is why.
On a side note, though I casually accepted the common (un)wisdom that the girl in the famous photo had been burned by bad old American napalm, I never could get too worked up about it. Part of it was a certain hard shell I built up as a result of a lifetime of […]

Poor Mouth, the Neverending Story

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Remember this “my empathy beat up your empathy” saga? Now the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has gotten into the act, with a fawning interview of the author of that bullshit, which as you all know I panned. You know, I really have to finish this book of mine. Then I think I’ll rest on my laurels and […]

“Fat, pink, and stupid is no way to go through life, hon”

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Michelle Malkin has pictures from today’s “anti-war” protest in Washington D.C. My personal favorite? The girl carrying the Carter/Mondale poster. WTF?

Random hurricanes thought

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

You know what? I’m beginning to feel sorry for New Orleans Mayor Nagin. It’s a kind of what “an owl feels for a blind puppy in the dark” sort of pity*, but still.
*c.f. Ambrose Bierce.