Mar
31
2013
2

So. GI Joe: Retaliation sucked?

Howard Tayler thought so, and he’s usually a little nicer about films than I am.  Depressing, if true: I wanted that movie not to be horrid, despite the fact that it got delayed a year (usually a really bad sign).

Oh, well, there’s always Pacific Rim.

Mar
31
2013
3

Nevada state Rep. Steven Brooks (D) expelled, chased, cornered, tased, punched, arrested. In one day.

I believe that ‘expulsion’ usually is not intended to be meant quite so… literally.

Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.

Steven Brooks was jailed in California’s San Bernardino County after being subdued with punches and a Taser. Police alleged he attacked a police dog with a wrench.

The AP managed to not mention Brooks’ political affiliation (Democrat) until the fourth paragraph, although to be fair: the phrase ‘attacked a police dog with a wrench’ can reasonably seen as being an irresistible lure for reading further.  At any rate, this should be a fascinating HBO movie in a couple of years.  Assuming, of course, that they can figure out some way to get some skin in it.

Via Drudge.

Moe Lane

PS: All joking aside; there may be something neurological going on, here.

Mar
31
2013
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Gee. Processed sugar. What a MARVELOUS product…

…to feed small children as part of a major holiday.

It’s a good thing that Easter is so associated with Christianity: that’s about the only thing keeping me from learning necromancy and wreaking a bitter revenge on whoever it was that linked this holiday with high-sugar candy.

Mar
31
2013
3

Should this be my new icon?

I’ve had the Evil Giraffe for a while, but this has its points:

dova

Yeah, I’m more or less back.

Mar
30
2013
3

Wine, and Bioshock Infinite.

Just… not at the same time. Contraindicated.

Contraindicated. (more…)

Mar
29
2013
9

…This mood just keeps getting fouler and fouler.

I’m off for the rest of the weekend. I’m sure that the universe can function well enough without me to shout out stuff from the peanut gallery.

Mar
29
2013
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Book of the Week: Interior Desecrations.

Largely because if you buy Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible ’70s via that link you’re rewarding James Lileks, and not Buzzfeed’s rip-off of the rip-off of James Lileks*. Some people have no class.

So long, Space Eldritch. It was a good run, huh?

Moe Lane

*Excuse me: ‘alleged.’

Mar
29
2013
24

Simple question, DC folks: do you WANT wolves in Rock Creek Park? Right THERE?

Seriously, if you are a DC suburban resident: do you want a pack of wolves to move in next door? Right next to your pets? Digging into your garbage for all that rotten meat that you threw away?  Howling at night?

No?

Well, here’s the thing:

Biologists generally recommend that area should have no more than 20 deer per square mile. [Rock Creek Park], according to official estimates, has about 70.

(more…)

Mar
29
2013
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I’m not surprised that North Korea is ‘targeting’ Austin, TX.

We forget that, reservation-of-deliberate-weirdos* aside, Austin is the capital of Texas.  And if there’s a place that’s pretty much the antithesis of North Korea, it’s Texas.

Which doesn’t make North Korea any less insane for targeting Austin with missiles that it doesn’t actually have.  And here I was, hoping that the new King of North Korea might not be as crazy as the rest of his dynasty…

Via

Moe Lane

*Actually, I can say that.  I’m a weirdo myself.

Mar
28
2013
3

“Stayin’ Alive.”

What the hell; it’s been a more or less wreck of a day anyway.

Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees

…I called this ‘creepy’ a while back; but it’s more like it’s… from forty years ago, when all the cultural tags were slightly different.  Anyway, best to just listen to the beat and try not to look too hard at the pictures.  Or at all.

Mar
28
2013
3

“The Wolverine” trailer.

…Hey, this might not actually suck.  Depend on how long The Thing That Happens, happens.

Via Hot Air.

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