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Archives for May, 2006

I’m beautiful—on the inside

I’m not a particularly attractive person. I’m your typical middle-aged schlub, someone you wouldn’t look at twice on the street. But I have a secret: there’s a part of me that is spectacularly beautiful, and every once in a while I get to take it out and admire it.

Pinko Jesus-hating!

Confirming my obvious un-Americanism, let me praise two things: Godlessness and Socialism. And here, watch a video that ties the two together. (Actually, I’m not against America. I’m just for a godless America that cares about the welfare of its citizens.)

More YearlyKos

If you’re getting tired of the Yearly Kos news, have no fear, it’ll all be over in two weeks. If not, Matt Bai has an article on it in the NY Times. It’s The Future!

I believe in making things easy for my stalkers, so here’s where you can find me in the near future. Our good and gracious Seed overlords are flying me in to New York next weekend, June 2-4. I’m going to be wrapped up in a little bit of a social whirl, but I might have…

Graphing Pharyngula

Here’s a applet that traverses the html of a web page and turns it into a pretty graph. There is an online explanation and examples, too—and here’s Pharyngula. The dots are color coded specific classes of html tags. That red flower at the top, for instance, is a table—the Friday Random Ten turned into a…

Speaking of mutants…

My daughter has turned out to be a hippie. How could that have happened? Oh, wait. It’s been a long time, so I forgot. I guess maybe she just bred true. Peace and love, baby.

Things blowed up real good: X-Men 3

The plot: Imagine that people have invented a “cure” for mutants, which is housed in an isolated building, guarded by swarms of soldiers armed with guns that fire hypodermic needles loaded with the cure and bombs that send clouds of cure-shrapnel flying through the air. Now imagine that you are the cunning mastermind of an…

A new Planned Parenthood clinic is opening in Woodbury, a Minneapolis St Paul suburb. It’s a small place without a doctor on staff (a PA or nurse practitioner will be available), and it’s primarily there to dispense contraceptives and information. No big deal, right? It’s a useful service to have available in a community. So…

Friday Random Ten

It’s been a while, but here’s the noise I’ve been listening to for the last half hour: Lord Death’s Counting Song Shoko Asahara Wanna get next to you Rose Royce Stranger Inside Boondogs James Bond Theme Moby Drunken Lullabies Flogging Molly Laenge siden (Long Ago) Sorten Muld Macary Mamani keita & Marc Minelli Bobby Hughes…

X-Men!

Gary Farber has a round-up of the reviews of X-Men: The Last Stand. My two boys and I are going to go see it tonight (yes, it’s true—we have a first-run movie on opening day here in the little town of Morris). Skatje is going to be working the refreshment stand at the theater, so…