Sunday, January 08, 2006

Blogging is too much effort for my frail and weary bones

I'm listening to a band called Yonderboi. The song is Road Movie. It's nice. Really nice.

This blog is what it is. It was a reason, more than a year ago now, for me to start writing again. Writing about some things I was discovering for myself: the blog (mostly) was the result of the research I did for a class I was teaching at the time.

After I finished the class, I kept the blog going - with things like letters to editors, random rants against Bush, and rips at christianity.

Lately, though, I've just been posting a link and writing a line or two.

So, while this blog achieved what it was originally designed to do, it has been something less than inspiring lately.

(Now I'm listening to Enigma)

It is with mixed feelings that I announce (to the select 2 or 3 that still read) that, for the foreseeable future, I'm going to leave this as a sort of time capsule, an anachronistic monument, to my blogging days.

I'm not shutting it down, I'm just not going to come back here for a while. If ever.


Friday, December 23, 2005

Clone clowns

Ah man! The Koreans didn't clone that dog, after all. And people are right fired up about it.

Just as well, though. You think we really need more Afghan Hounds?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Google mail is starting to freak me out

So I wrote an email to a buddy about proselytizing, and all of a sudden google mail pops up a little tiny bar just above my inbox with the latest news items about religion.

The folks at google are getting a little too nosy, too sneaky.

But the news link they sent me was pretty interesting:,1283,69883,00.html?tw=rss.TOP

This bill just won't die

Man, just when you think that the drilling-in-ANWR thing is over, it resurfaces yet again.

This time, some 82 year old dude wants to stay up all night and thru the holiday hours to try and get a bill passed which would allow oil drilling in the ANWR.

The kicker is that it, once again, is attached to another bill - this one increasing funds to the Iraq war...... I'm not sure if these two items should be related and voted on in the same bill.

Makes no sense. We'll be fighting over this when I'm 82.

As usual, Tim Harper breaks it down for us.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

If you've ever hated the Shaq

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Have you ever visited this page?

It's pretty funny.

This "headline" discusses how the Kyoto targets are just symbolic targets, and that the US trying to meet them would just be for PR purposes.

But implied in this position is that the Kyoto targets are just the tip of the iceberg - the world will need to go far beyond the Kyoto targets if we're to rescue this green and blue orb from some thermal fate. If the US isn't even meeting the symbolic targets, how is it going to meet the real, necessary targets?

Listen, just make the GOP webpage your start page today, OK?

Sunday, November 06, 2005

"No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power"

One step closer.... and this time it looks like the real deal:

All that is required is a rubber stamp through the House of Representatives, and then we'll have drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. And since the bill for drilling is attached to the budget bill, it's almost certainly to pass now.

When the drilling begins, the outlook has the US supplying itself with oil for a year and a half, or as few as 200 days. If the figure is closer to 200 days, then we really shouldn't be doing this. At all.

PM Martin is going to take beef with Bush during the summit of rioters and hippie protesters in Argentina.

You gotta check this page out - make sure you scroll all the way down and see the whole graphic.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The most bizarre story of the year

Jacques Demers, the last man to coach a Canadian team to a Stanley Cup, is illiterate.

And to top it off, he wrote a book about his life story.

How does an illiterate man write a book?