Archive from August, 2007
Aug 28, 2007 - media, mpaa, riaa, stupidity    No Comments

What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.”

At least, that’s the way the adage goes.

Appar­ently, the con­tem­po­rary equiv­a­lent is “If it worked for the RIAA and they didn’t get busted for extor­tion, then it should work for the MPAA with the same level of crim­i­nal immu­nity.” I think I’m going to be sick.

Can we at least turn the tables? Can we demand that they stop pay­ing Hol­ly­wood actors incred­i­ble sums of money for crap movies and we promise to still go see them from time to time?

Aug 9, 2007 - google    No Comments

Is it just me?

Has Google Reader become slower than crap lately? Try to add a feed, and it wan­ders off into no-man’s land. Use Fire­fox, flip between tabs, and it takes upwards of a minute to come back to the Reader tab.

Some­times it works, some­times it doesn’t.

Google … hello? You been “improv­ing things?”

Aug 7, 2007 - local, religion, stupidity    No Comments

And I thought the media was bad

Ok, so I absolutely detest the feed­ing frenzy the media’s been in around last Wednesday’s col­lapse of the 35W bridge here in town. I’m even dis­ap­pointed with how MPR’s gone FoxNews with inanely repetitve report­ing, lead­ing ques­tions, and dubi­ous “experts”.

But … that all pales in com­par­i­son to this joker, who fur­ther rein­forces my com­pre­hen­sive dis­gust with orga­nized religion.

Fred, got a bit of advice for you: stay the $#@!% away from our city and our state. Your idi­otic, moronic, child­ish, brain-dead, headline-grabbing, pathetic excuse for reli­gious intel­li­gence should stay right where you are, with the rest of the idiots.

Bet­ter yet, come on up! Bring your entire con­gre­ga­tion of losers, so we can throw your sorry, stu­pid asses in jail!

Aug 2, 2007 - local, stupidity    No Comments

I’m fine

I wasn’t near down­town with this hap­pened last evening. While my heart goes out to those who’ve either lost loved ones or just don’t know yet, I’m grow­ing more and more irri­tated at the media, even pub­lic radio, who appar­ently has decided that the Fox News method of report­ing is the most effec­tive way to go. Then again, they’re no bet­ter or worse than the mas­sive num­ber of gawk­ers flock­ing to the site just to watch and hope­fully wit­ness a wee bit of car­nage (and, even bet­ter, if they can film it and get it up on YouTube).

You want a good exam­ple of how low our species has started to stoop? Watch the media feed­ing frenzy, the lit­i­ga­tion blood­lust, and the repet­i­tive, inane mut­ter­ings of one “expert” after another over the next few weeks.

It’s a tragedy, yes. Let’s treat it, and those affected by it, with the dig­nity and respect they deserve, let the author­i­ties get on with the unen­vi­able task of sort­ing it all out … and get on with life.

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