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.