6:38 pm EST
- Leisher - The Weakest Link. But not how you
Hollywood - Lacking a firm grasp
of reality (Part 1?).
The Weakest Link, NBC's hit game show,
aired Monday night and featured 8 Hollywood comedians, all of whom
have been on TV and/or in movies. The "stars" featured were Joe the
maintenance guy from Newsradio, Kathy the annoying redhead from
Suddenly Susan, Alisha the Talk Soup host, DL Hughley, George Wendt,
Rob Schneider, Nora somebody from Saturday Night Live, and another
guy who is such a huge
star that I've already forgotten him. This episode had the
"celebrities" playing for their favorite charities with the prize
money going to the winner's charity. Sounds very nice doesn't it?
Sounds like these celebrities took time out of their busy schedule
to help people in need or support something they believe in, right?
With the exception of George
Wendt, who was a class act throughout and also possibly the smartest
contestant ever on the show (he didn't miss a question through 5
rounds), the rest of these "stars" proved that they truly believe
themselves above the rest of us by making complete asses of
Now don't get me wrong, their
jokes during the show were expected and at times funny. Rob
Schneider in particular had me cracking up. The thing that really
irked me began after the first round. The host, Anne, announced that
the team had made an embarrassing $2,000 out of a possible $125,000.
In response, certain members of this "celebrity" panel began
whooping and giving each other high fives. Very funny. I'm sure all
the people who would have had a chance to benefit from that money
really enjoyed your mocking.
But, it gets better...certain
"stars" then chose to stall during their turns so they could make
jokes instead of answering the questions properly. Once again taking
money from the very charities they were supposed to be there
supporting. I'll bet the AIDS foundation found your "Earl" jokes
Finally, in probably the biggest
insult, three of these stars decided that George Wendt shouldn't
continue in the game even though he had not missed a question the
entire game. What could their possible motivation be? Hmmm...I'm
betting it's not charity.
I apologize right now to any of
these celebrities that may have made up for their intentional goofs
by donating a larger portion of their money to their chosen
charities. If any did so, you're a class act.
As for the rest of you, please
go find another forum to showcase your mediocre talents. Trying to
act out on a game show for charities isn't the right place to try
and get a new TV show or bit part on a movie.
AND while I'm on the subject of
The Weakest Link...
First, to the producers of The Weakest
Link, how about adding something in like immunity to the smartest
player every round? I'm sick of watching the morons vote off the
smartest. How about for once in one of these game shows we show that
brains actually matter.
Secondly, to those who object to
Anne's comments. Shut the hell up. If you're a man, I'm betting
you're older and object to a woman in a position of power like that.
If not, or if that doesn't apply to you, I'd bet that you're an
idiot and feel stupid by the show's questions, and thus, offended by
her remarks about idiots. Her comments are supposed to be rude,
that's part of the show.
What do you think?
1:06 pm CST - GORDON
- But he's not
An associate of mine is in the middle of a
As a form of therapy, he is venting a portion of
his anger and sadness into a webpage.
With his permission, here it is.
Read it. Help Vince vent.
Talk about your own experiences with other
Satan Spawn here.
3:29 pm CST - GORDON
- Valuable Public
I like to support companies that provide
I can't tell you how many times I've needed a
corpse to disappear quickly and discretely.
They even do carpets!
8:35 am CST - GORDON
Asshole du Jour!
Ms. Blue Geo Metro, Tennessee tags HXK 746, expiring
February 2002, who decided that even though her lane was ending, she
really really REALLY wanted to be in front of me. With a mile
of open road behind me, she guns her 4 cylinders of fury up the
right side of my car, partly on the shoulder, and proceeds to do her
best to tag me "it". Again, as usual, if I'd not been a
superior driver, we'd still be giving the police an accident
I'm glad the left shoulder was paved, because she sent me to
She looked pretty young, and lo and behold, she turned in to the
local high school.
Hopefully, a little call to the Principal will have her taking
the bus for awhile.
Yet another reason the minimum driving age should be increased to
about 20. Nah....25. GO! Mass Transit.
9:09 am CST - GORDON
- Tony Soprano is
This has to be the best show on TV
at the moment, with "Malcolm in the Middle" a close
What can I say...I can relate to dysfunctional
families. My Mom and I relate best over cocktails and a
If you watch the series and just
listen to the words without thinking, you're getting about half the
story. In this year's season opener, the FBI is trying to get
a court order to tap the Soprano home's basement. The judge
orders them to only enter the basement, and avoid the rest of the
house. Agents are shown roaming the house....rifling through
mail...etc. Later that episode, Tony's son A.J. is trying to
grasp the Robert Frost poem...I can't think of the name...the one
with "miles to go before I sleep" in it. Tony's daughter
Meadow is explaining to him the symbolism of "endless fields of
white snow" meaning death. A.J. says that he thought
black meant death. Meadow says that sometimes, white is death,
too. Good guys, bad guys. Black, white. Sometimes
white means death.
Plus, they say the F-Word a lot. Bonus.
If you've never seen the series, you'll do
yourself a favor renting the DVD's from the first seasons and
Otherwise, you'll never know whether or not
you're, "Disrespecting the Bing."
3:16 pm CST - GORDON
Oh please someone investigate Carty Finkbeiner,
Mayor of Toledo, OH.
|Lisa Marie Kowalski, 23, administrative assistant to
Arturo Quintero, the mayor’s executive officer, said she won’t
pursue the matter with police, through internal channels, or
with a lawyer.|
When asked why she decided to drop the
matter, Ms. Kowalski replied: "No comment."
police Chief Mike Navarre said he spoke with Ms. Kowalski
yesterday morning. He refused to explain why he approached her
or whether they discussed the nature of the
"Lisa Marie indicated to me that she did not
wish to file a police report, nor did she wish to pursue this
matter any further," he said. "She wanted to put the matter
Full article here.
Does it take a sledgehammer over the head before
people realize this woman was coerced? An "altercation,"
with unprofessional language and behavior from the guy in
charge...a known buffoon...and the police chief then pays you a
little visit. Afterwards, you're too scared to say anything
except "No comment."
Join in the lovefest here.
3:10 pm CST - GORDON
This is a little note to the
woman driving the Maroon Jaguar, Tennessee
Hey, nice car.
But as soon as you tell someone that you have
class; you no longer do.
Have a nice Friday.
3:10 pm CST - GORDON
- Math is
8:42 am CST - GORDON
Asshole du Jour!
Mr. Forest Green Ford Taurus SE, Tennessee tags CTJ 821, who proved to me
this morning that safely merging and using turn signals is HARD when
you're on your cellular phone.
And, there are brand new forums. I was getting tired of
multiple pop-up ads from EZBoard, often up to three at a time,
and sometimes of the exact same product. I could have paid $50
for a year to get the advertising removed, but I really
can't guarantee that EZBoards will survive for a year.
So enjoy the new non-advertising forums.
HST - Jesus - *Slaps
First those slapstick Afghans think their
God cares about ancient statues and trinkets, and now they think
headwear is the important thing. Oy vey.
No Turban, No
I tried contacting Mohammad for a
statement (and to make fun of him), but he and Allah were busy
trying to convince Muslim leadership that the whole "Don't
eat pork" thing was important at the time, but that there have
been wonderful advances in refrigeration technology since the 7th
century. Most of his priests remain unconvinced, being
distracted by headwear and facial grooming.
| The austere
Muslim group, which takes a 1,400-years-old model for
headwear, had already enforced the policy on students in state
education and public employees.
Now private education
centers offering courses such as computing and languages have
been told to expel any student arriving at class without the
head-dress that the Taliban considers an Islamic
Many government employees
have lost their jobs for failing to wear a turban, which the
Taliban say the prophet Mohammad wore in the seventh
Women have been banned from
most outdoor activities and girls are allowed to study --
mainly Islamic subjects -- only up to the age of
You wacky humans. I've said it before, and
I'll say it again: You get so caught up in the dogma, that you
totally miss the point. I can sum up every world religion into
one sentence: Just be nice to each other.
That's all we really care
8:37 am CST - GORDON
- Why you're an
idiot if you oppose nuclear power plants.
I was in a discussion
about nuclear power on a message board a
couple days ago when a poster by the name of "Pander18" trumped
everyone debating with....hard facts. And references.
With his permission, here's his post in its entirety. A link
to the original message thread is here.
This is a longie, but a goodie.
|ENERGY SOURCES FOR
US ELECTRICITY IN 1999:|
Solar - Nice but innefficient and currently
<.1% of our electricity output. It's MUCH better for
passive heating than electricity generation. Use it to heat
swimming pools, or add a greenhouse effect which can warm a
whole house. However, limited deployment when you get too far
north. It might be a viable energy source for sub-saharan
African nations, maybe a few Asian/European nations, but that
is many, MANY years into the future with research. This is not
a savoir power source though. You can't power Alaska on solar
Hydro - Nice but with environmental concerns.
Also, nearly all gone in the US. We can't dam the Mississippi,
so what we have(3.5 Quads a year) is all we'll get. This is
generally not debated. Hydro is a good continuous power
source, but far too limited to include in any real debate
about the future of energy. It's there, it's good, we need
Wind - Nice, with a future. I'm unsure of
the environmental damage(the Sierra Club cries about golden
eagles, I don't know if any have actually been killed yet),
and it is pretty useless east of the Mississippi, but in
places like the Dakotas and Montana it should be very good.
Still, not practical for the large scale, as even the largest
wind farms produce only fractions of what a 1000MW nuclear
power plant can make. Wind contributed .1% of all the
electricity the US used in 1999, and will probably grow to
maybe 1% by 2008. However, it still is too hard to deploy, as
mentioned, to provide anywhere near the fossil
Geothermal - Nice, but it does have a few
environmental concerns(mainly noise and loss of possible
wildlife areas like Yellowstone's geysers if you really want
to get the most out of geothermal). Plus, it's very limited.
The largest geothermal plant possible in the US has already
been made in California, and it still doesn't supply as much
power as a single nuclear power plant. We can squeeze a bit
more power out of geothermal, but it's just not that likely.
Geothermal isn't best used as an electricity source, but as a
heating source, same as solar. Most all of the hot water in
Iceland is heated through geothermal heating.
Ick. MUCH more radiation is given off in coal than in a
nuclear power plant, with much fewer safeguards and
environmental concerns. Hope you like sulfer dioxide, cause if
you oppose nuclear power that's what you're going to get. In
1999 Coal supplied 52% of all electricity in the US. While
it's safer now than it was 50 or 60 years ago(back in the
truly black, sooty days when sulfer dioxide and nitrous
emissions weren't being noticed), thanks to the implementation
of limestone scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, and
cyclonic dust collectors, they still emit sulfer dioxide
ranging from .4 to 3 million tons per year, in addition to
even more dangerous NOx gases and the usual CO2. Still, the
fact that these plants don't take as many permits and as large
a capital to make as nuclear plants makes them more attractive
at the moment to investors.
Oil-fired and gas-fired
plants provide some electricity, about 3% of our total, but
are generally not smart. They pollute, plus why not use the
fuel for cars while we can? Not a good application of
Natural Gas is used to provide a good bit of
electricity, about 15%, but again, why not use it for
something else(namely heating)? It's clean, but running out
fast. It's going at about the same rate as oil. Trying to
conserve it for heating is the best path I see...
cell technology doesn't seem very good for large-scale
electricity production, but it looks like a VERY good
alternative for gasoline in transportation. Give a good
hydrogen storage tank and we'll see a new industrial
revolution in about 20 years. EXTREMELY clean, reliable,
affordable, in use already(Louisiana buses are driven by fuel
cells), and without any moving parts, they are a great
replacement to fuel injections engines.
Tidal and Ocean
tech - Nearly useless with LOTS of green concerns. Tidals
generators use the idea that as tides rise you collect the
water they hold, then as they fall you dump the water like a
dam. However, this seriously screws up the marine life in the
area, and very hard to deploy(basically just a few areas in
northeast canada). Ocean thermal energy converters were an
idea where you'd make a huge pipe vertically down in the
ocean, and using natural convection of head you'd get an
amount of water to circulate and generate heat/electricity.
Found nearly unfeasible...might work later with better
research, but pretty much nobody is interested
Nuclear - The way to go for now for many
reasons. Economically, they are the most consumer friendly
group, providing the cheapest power at a very consistent rate.
Plus, the economic barriers to building them which scared off
investors in the 70's/80's are being reworked by the NRC and
Congress, getting rid of much of the redundant bureaucracy and
numerous permits for the same exact thing. Soon it will only
require one permit to conceptualize, build, and operate a
power plant instead of 3 seperate permits for each. Also,
there will only be one public hearing on safety instead of
two(think of these as filibusters used by coal companies to
stop the building of nuclear plants), overall reducing the
time it takes to build a plant by anywhere from 1 to 4
Also, modular design in nuclear plants means that
instead of 100 unique plants in the US there will be two major
designs, making retention for building crews very easy(thus
giving incentive and bonuses for the contractors to actually
build the damn things on time), employees can switch between
plants without needing new certifications or instructions, the
plants can all be modified together with new designs easier,
and overall permit times and building times will be shortened
by the simple fact that the design is already known and
approved. Plus, the design of the new pebble bed reactor,
which uses helium in the heat exchanger means that plants
using a pebble bed core will be more efficient and have a much
shorter re-fueling outage than normal fuel-rod plants(20 days
vs. 2-3 months).
Pollution is a concern. To say that there
is no pollution is incorrect. However, there are ways that are
incredibly safe to deal with the high level wastes. Out of the
spent fuel of a nuclear plant in a year(~30 tons), 28 of these
will be U-238, .8 will be the highly dreaded fission
products(such as cesium-137, Strontium-90), .35 will be
unspent U-235, and the rest will be transuranics(U-238 which
absorbs neutrons without fissioning, such as plutonium,
americium, curium). It's that .8 in fission products plus the
transuranics which are the high level waste. These are
currently stored in fuel rods they were used in, and these
fuel rods are placed into a pool of depleted water(no
minerals) 40 feet deep, with 6 foot cement walls coated with
stainless steel on the outside. Any dosimeter will tell you
that no radiation escapes(last month I visited the U of
Illinois campus nuclear reactor and verified that for myself,
actually. Got to look inside of the core, and inside the fuel
Now, what to do with these high level wastes
that amount to about a ton per year per plant. Right now they
are, as mentioned, safely stored in pools right next to the
reactor. The water blocks any radiation, plus cools them down
from their high core tempature, plus keeps the energy given
off as they decay cool. Some plants have been doing this for
25 years already. So right now the high level wastes with very
short halflives are already being worn down. But what to do
with Cesium and its 30 year halflife, or the transuranics and
their 1000+ year halflifes?
There are two steps.
Containment and isolation. First of all, the fuels are inside
dense oxide fuel pellets and zirconium metal rods, together
which retain more than 99.99% of the waste by-products from
fission. This is under EXTREME high temperature, high pressure
conditions which never take place in the handling of the fuel
later. However, if they are to be taken to geologically sound
locations later, they must be stored in safe containers
designed mainly to prevent the flow of water in or out, as
well as prevent the flow of any by-products. The first step is
to make the waste form acceptable. The fuel pellets we use
will corrode, nor spontaneously turn into liquid, so it will
not mobilize on its own(good). Next, the waste cannister of
steel or carbon is placed around it, with alloys of copper or
titanium. These will last thousands to hundreds of thousands
of years even under the constant heat and radiation of the
fuel, even if exposed to ground water. Next, an overpack
encloses all the other layers, and often a certain mix of
dried cement is placed surrounding the inside layers from it.
Thus, should any ground water reach this layer, it will turn
into cement and not let any more water pass. Over THIS is a
packing which stuffs the space between the host rock and the
container. This is usually bentonite clay and crushed rock,
which are very effective at reducing the movement of ground
water into the waste package, and delays the migration of any
waste by-products from the waste form. A 1-foot thick packing
can delay the movement of strontium and cesium up to 10,000
years, as one example.
EVEN IF all these somehow fail, and
water makes it in, the waste form itself acts as a final
barrier, as the pellets hold the elements well while
maintaining nearly no solubility at all. And even if THEN it
gets it...it needs to flow all the way back through the same
obstacles. Not going to happen.
These engineered safeguards
are not designed to last forever. What will happen though, to
the transuranics which will outlast the containers(many
thousands of years, but it will happen), is that they will be
stuck in the isolation factor of the equation. By storing them
in safe geological repositories they will be nearly harmless,
delayed for many hundreds of thousands of years before they
could do any harm.
Utah claims to be concerned about
transportation of nuclear waste through the state. Let's talk
background radiation for a second. Each person receives about
125 millirems of radiation per year from everyday sources,
such as the sun, microwaves, xrays, natural elements/minerals,
hell even bananas are a source of measurable radiation. 500
millirems is the most the US gov't allows an average citizen
as a safety rule, and 5000 millirems(5 rems) is the most
allowed to a nuclear power plant worker(although, with the
exception of Chernobyl, no worker has ever even approached
those rates, the VAST majority stay under the 500 millirems of
average citizens.). So 125 is average, 500 is most allowed for
most people, and workers can get 5 rems.
If you were to
live 90 feet from a road that saw 250 shipments of spent fuel,
the increase to your annual exposure would be a fraction of a
percent of what you get from normal sources. Virtually
unmeasurable. The transport cask, which must survive 40 foot
freefalls onto unyielding surfaces, direct falls onto steel
rods, 1475 degree F fire for 30 minutes, and underwater
submersion for 8 hours straight, ALL IN SEQUENCE ONE AFTER THE
OTHER without a SINGLE leak of so much as a drop of water. If
that isn't safe enough...well, I can't really figure out a way
to finish that sentence. But it's safe. I watched a couple
videos of trains colliding with these casks at 80+ MPH. Now
THAT was some cool! No damage to the things at all.
radiation shielding these things have is cylinders of
steel(1/2" thick) clad with 4 inches of heavy metal shielding,
enclosed by a shell of 1 1/2" thick steel, surrounded by 5" of
water, encircled by a stainless steel outer jacket. No
radiation is getting out.
Okay, enough about safety, I hope
that's convinced you a bit of the safety of waste products and
whatnot. How much fuel do we have? We have a TON. It is dirt
cheap because it is unbelievably common. Uranium mines are
generally not saught after because there is far too much
supply without the demand. Plus, fast-breeder reactors allow
more fissile material to be made at the expense of unusable
U-238. Without getting into too much detail, these plants
don't have a moderator, instead letting fast neutrons form
with U-238 to make Plutonium, a fissile material, while some
neutrons hit Plutonium to cause more chain reactions. More
plutonium is made than used, so you can get more fuel from
less fuel. Plus, reprocessing allows unspent fuels to be
re-used(They do this in France right now), further extending
usable fuels while reducing wastes. All in all there are about
26000 Quads worth of coal left, while the world uses about 90
Quads per year(assuming use is nearly constant, 300 years
left). There are many times more uranium in the world. We can
provide all the electricity we want for pretty much as long as
it takes until we develop fusion to a measurable degree. Lots
Dan mentioned the safety of plants, ie
Chernobyl and TMI. TMI has already been addressed, it released
only a trace amount of reactants(mainly Xenon gas) into the
public, while the containment building did everything it
should, and the core stabilized. It's a wreck economically,
but it caused no problems environmentally, and served to give
the alarm for tighter safety systems and increased emphasis on
inherantly safe systems as opposed to human-controlled safety
Chernobyl flat out CANNOT happen in the US. The
reasons are twofold. 1) We do not use RBMK reactor design,
which has a graphite moderator(useful for plutonium
production). This reactor type, if it loses all coolent, can
run into severe problems, as the graphite still remains to
keep the reactor running. As the reactor runs, it gets hotter
without water to boil off, and the graphite can then catch
fire or explode. Boom. We use water as both a moderator AND
coolent source in all our plants, thereby making sure that if
we DO lose coolent, the moderator goes away too, thereby
causing all reactions to stop. With the reactions stopped, an
ECCS can dump high-pressure water onto the core to cool it
off, and no problems then.
2) They did not have a
containment building. This is a HUGE HUGE HUGE NO. Like with
guns, no matter how safe you think it is, ALWAYS treat a
nuclear power plant as if the core can "explode", or send
highly radioactive particles miles around. As a result, all
American plants are required to have containment buildings.
These are huge concrete buildings, built to withstand(and
they've tested this successfully) B-52 crashes. They cost
$800million, but they will prevent any release of radiation to
the general public, as they did in TMI. The big fear at TMI is
that hydrogen from a reaction would form up, and blow off the
top of the containment building, but no such thing was close
to happening. It easily held all radioactive particles in.
Chernobyl, and most plants like it in Russia, did not have
one. If it did, you probably wouldn't even know about
Chernobyl. Since it didn't, when the graphite blew the core
out the top it spread radioactive particles all over Europe.
Finally, any fears that a plant could blow up like a
nuclear warhead are absolutely impossible beyond
impossibility. A nuclear warhead requires 95% fissile material
to maintian the chain reaction it uses to blow up. No reactor
has more than 3-5% enrichment. As a result, no boom. Enriching
to the 95% mark is something very few places can do, and I
believe they are all controlled by various governments around
That, is why I support Nuclear power as the
solution for the next 100 years. No atmospheric pollution,
high level waste can be dealt with, safe, plentiful, more
jobs, constant...altogether the best road.
Definitely need research, looks very promising provided we can
figure out how to mimic the sun. Right now we CAN do it. We
use tritium and deuterium to fuse into...lithium-3 I think?
I'm not sure about that one...there's a few kinds of fusion
possible, with the harder ones being the ones we want to do.
The end goal is fusing two hydrogen together to form
helium(roughly). This causes NO radiation, NO waste products,
uses water for fuel, and is incredibly powerful. It is THE
ultimate energy source. An olympic sized swimming pool could
supply the power for a city of about 400,000 people for a
YEAR. Yes, I think that works nicely. Which is why I'm
studying nuclear engineering to work with fusion in college
The problem with getting those good kinds of
fusion? Pressure and containment. The sun can provide an
UNBELIEVABLE amount of pressure, and hold the resulting fused
helium for thousands of years before finally releasing
it(gaining all the energy efficiency it can). We can provide
about 10^-9 amount of pressure, and can hold the result for
about one second. We can, however, provide hotter temperatures
than the sun can. We're around 200 million degrees K compared
to 15 million for the sun. Go us. We can use this to fuse
various isotopes of hydrogen such as deuterium and tritium,
but these have problems, such as tritium's radioactive
properties and deuterium's slight rarity(it's still fairly
common though). Lithium-3 is also used I believe, it's a bit
safer but a bit harder to fuse.
I saw fusion in action
about a week ago, now that was nifty. Just something to say,
"I saw fusion".
Nuclear Powerplants are your
7:58 pm CST - GORDON
Mr. GMC Sierra, Tennessee tag HXQ 582 believes that basic road
rules are for "the other guy." He's a mover; a shaker; and
can't be bothered to drive with the safety of his fellow motorists
in mind. Instead of waiting 30 more seconds in the
slow moving traffic, he had to drive 50 yards through the breakdown
lane to get off on his, and my, exit. I saw two vehicles who
were lawfully exiting swerve to miss him when he came barreling up
from behind them on the shoulder. Twenty more seconds and I
exited; and ended up right beside him at the first stoplight.
Meaning, he broke the law and put lives at risk for nothing.
To the two 40-ish blonds who gave me the dirty look in Shelby
Farms today when they stepped in front of my Trans Am, not on a
crosswalk, without looking for traffic, causing me to swerve and not
run over you...
Especially the woman who mouthed "asshole" at me in my rear view
I saw you walking toward the road from a quarter mile off, and
saw you not look for traffic. Good thing, too. Next time
I may not be in a good mood. You should be kissing my black
ass in thanks for being more aware of my surroundings than you are,
and not ending your lives.
10:40 am CST - GORDON - Horseshit in the
Have you ever wondered what substituted for news
in Ohio? I know you have.
In the absence of any sense of "prioritization,"
Blade found it fitting to blow the cover off the seamy
underbelly of....the Amish.
It seems there's a loophole in their
society...they aren't required to follow the tenets of their society
until they're 21 years old. This is leading to loud stereos in
their horse buggies, and driving drunk. Or buggying
drunk. Whatever it's called.
deputies attack hard in the spring, when most big drinking
parties start. On one night last year, they took into custody
an entire busload of Amish teenagers after breaking up a
On this night, deputies report "Buggy all over
the road ... headed toward [State Rt.] 168 1 mph." After
stopping the black buggy pulled by a single horse, they find
what they had suspected.
One mile per hour. I wonder if those
Sheriff's deputies have dashboard mounted video cameras...they could
submit them to "Non_Extreme Police Chases Caught on Video." I
wonder if their siren scares the horse. I wonder what the
police would do if the buggy doesn't stop....shoot out their
But wait, there's more.
interior is upholstered in royal blue velour. A triangular
swatch of the same material is attached to the dash. Silver
key chains with colorful emblems - Guns and Roses, Cleveland
Browns, and a miniature baseball bat - hang from
battery-operated light switches.|
Five stereo speakers -
including a 12-inch sub-woofer - line the inside of the
On the seat is a selection of old
cassette tapes: "The Outfield," "Vixen," and
The Outfield? The imagery is making my
Think of the carnage when these repressed kids
discover chassis hydraulics. Bouncing low-riding horse
Feel free to tell The Blade about such
trivial things such as China and Missile Defense and stuff.
Wake the hicks up.
9:54 am CST - GORDON - Since you brought it
Welcome Pamela Sue. I look
forward to endless hours enjoying your estrogen laden
Which reminds me of something I
noticed recently when I was on vacation.
A few days out of the week, I was exposed to
daytime television programming. Normally I am sheilded from it
by "working." But in visiting various family members, I saw
more Oprah and Montell than my system could handle.
What struck me were the commerials during the
day. Advertisement after advertisement for pills for women to
take during those difficult feminine times, both monthly and
menopausal. Pills to help "maintain your hormone balance," and
"control your mood swings." One of the commercials showed a
woman who looked pissed at her husband, pulling the standard, "Come
here to me, I love you....no, get away, you disgust me" move.
Husband just looks all confused.
And there you have the main difference between
men and women. Men are expected to always keep their emotions
in check. To not run into the back end of the moron who cut
him off on the freeway. To live his life in a cubicle like one
more ice cube in the tray, and be happy about it. To not smack
around the woman who spends every waking hour trying to make his
ulcer grow. Men accept the fact that the key to a happy life
is to find a woman who won't kill him outright.....to find one who
will kill him slowly, over 50 or 60 years.
And women? They get pills. Because
they aren't expected to be able to control themselves.
"How do you write women so
"Easy. I just think of a man, and take away reason
Men are from Mars, Women are from the local
- Pamela Sue -
Chee-rist. My pc is sooooo super slow, but using this
crappy web mail just sucks up all the energy in the entire room just
to pull up this boring plain white page so I can write an
Remember on Wonder Woman, they had the
supercomputer named Ira that knew everything and voluntarily
revealed information pertinent to
whatever case Diana Prince was
trying to solve. Why can't I have an Ira? Nooo, I've got
a Dell. Whatever.
I have no rants for you today except
that I have cramps. I don't believe in PMS, I just think that
people around you can somehow subconsciously
sense when you're on
your period and they act extra asinine.
men. That way, they can accuse you of having PMS
and then use it against you once a month in a futile attempt to
excuse whatever rude,
obnoxious, inconsiderate, or just plain
stupid thing they've done this time.
2:12 pm EST - Leisher - The road to hell is paved with good
So I'm driving home for lunch and
I wind up behind an old beatup blue Ford pickup truck. It was being
driven by a guy in a dirty t-shirt. He wore a ball cap and looked to
have less than ideal hygene. He had a passenger whose description
can be summed up by saying, "ditto". The truck itself was rusted and
seemed to be just covered with chips, cracks, and dents. As I was
riding along following this truck I noticed that the bumper was not
only completely rusted out, but the bumper was quite close to
falling off. That's when my eyes found the bumper
The bumper sticker read: Live Better. Work Union.
2:18 pm CST - GORDON - China
China's still in the news, stretching their
15 minutes of fame ridiculously thin. China's whining about
Taiwan. Whining about U.S. support of Taiwan. Whining
about the U.S. criticizing their human rights record. Whining
about the U.S. conducting surveillance off their coast...a practice
China recently admitted doing to Japan. China always talking
about their big ol' scary military. You know...the one that is
25% trained troops, 75% peasants with pitchforks. But, I don't
think most Americans would take the China threat all that seriously,
if they thought about it:
Their economy is dependant on the
USA...not ours on them. Militarily, yeah, they have lots of
people. So? So did Iraq. If they want to play with
nukes, they can reach about 5 major US cities. We can carpet
bomb their entire country several times over. Technologically,
they're morons, they stole the knowledge they have. China
doesn't even qualify as a Super Power, even though they think they
do. Their average per capita income is less than USA$1k.
They don't have the ability to move military forces across the
Pacific...if we don't want them to. Their current style of
government has a long history of failing in the long run. They
think they could survive an arms race is the U.S.A. builds a missile
shield. Why do they think they'll succeed where the USSR
What's so scary?
China, I fart in your general
10:20am CST - GORDON - Rich white people in
So there's a civey on the Space Station, and
Nasa's not thrilled. Russia got $20 million out of the
deal. Mr. Terminator wants to go up next.
Russia is looking to make more out of the deal. Why?
Yes, I know there are safetly issues....especially since, 1, we blew
up the last civilian to ride on the shuttlle, and 2, there are PC's
up there running Microsoft operating systems. Microsoft in
space...talk about a recipe for disaster.
If you have any vision or imagination at all,
you know mankind's future is in space. These are the first
steps. How about getting with the program, NASA?
According to the movie, I'm supposed to be able to visit an orbiting
Hilton by the end of the year.
9:48 am CST - GORDON - Not my fault.
"Jackass." No, not you....the show
currently being blamed for brainwashing children into doing things
that no rational person would do. If you have a television,
you haven't been able to escape it.
Violent movies and music. Currently being
blamed for brainwashing children into doing things that no rational
person would do. If you have a television, you haven't been
able to escape it.
Video games. Currently being blamed for
brainwashing children into doing things that no rational person
would do. If you have a television, you haven't been able to
How about we lay the blame where it really
belongs? I can't wait to see the following news
Toledo, OH, May 1 -
Lawmakers blamed modern literature today for the death of a
Toledo man on the high seas over the weekend. Carty
Finkbeiner, Mayor, stated "Without the influence of modern
literature, smut like "Beowolf," "Tom Sawyer," and "Call of
the Wild," Mr. Smith would still be alive today. I
only hope more lives aren't wasted before something is
done," refering to the April 29th death of John Smith,
19, of Curtice, OH. Mr. Smith was working as a crab
fisherman in Alaska at the time of his death, when the vessel
he was on capsized in high seas. All aboard are lost and
"I never taught him to do things like
this," said his Mother during an interview. "I tried to
teach him to stay home and find a nice girl to settle
down with, but he'd have none of it. As a youngster he
read "Treasure Island" over and over again," she
continued. "I blame Robert Louis Stevenson."
Ironically, in an interview last month
for the local newspaper, Mr. Smith was quoted as saying, "I'm
having the time of my life. The work is dangerous, but
for the first time I actually feel alive. I thank God
every day for giving my the courage to face life head on,
instead of slowly dieing in a life of steadily decreasing
Local lawmakers are meeting in closed
chambers this week to discuss how best to protect children
from the dangeous influence of free
Is there any blame to place for the actions of
idiotic kids? Personally, I think it's 50% parenting and 50%
luck. Kids are going to be kids no matter how the parents
teach them. All one can hope is that the parents were able to
trigger the "Common Sense Gene" early enough to matter. Your
kid set himself on fire because the guy on TV did it? Guess
what, parents....while you're blaming MTV, most of America is
pointing at you, laughing, and submitting the story to the Darwin
Stupid is as stupid does.
6:33 pm CST -
GORDON - By
Brought to my attention
by an associate. I can't describe it...you just need to go
It upsets me that I
find the theme music kind of catchy.
11:19 am CST
- Random musings.
* Experimenting with new
Most people with elderly
relatives know what the inside of your average nursing home
looks like. Somewhat institutional surroundings,
linoleum floors, and old folks in wheelchairs in packs looking
down the hallways to see if they have any visitors yet.
A lot of staring eyes and silence punctuated by the sounds of
game shows on unseen televisions inside open doored
rooms. World War II generation people inside aging and
failing bodies...wondering "What the hell
Which leads me to wonder
what, in 50 years, the Nintendo Generation is going to look
like in their own nursing homes? Instead of cable TV, I
envision broadband internet connections. Community rec
rooms showing classic movies 24/7....stuff like Star Wars, The
Matrix, and Gladiator. The stuff the teens of 2051 will
refer to as "lame...." in whatever the current slang dialect
is. Probably something in Chinese. Instead of
"Activity Hour" making bird seed lollypops and basketweaving,
I envision multiplayer LAN parties and tutorials on how to add
better functionality to their webpages.
The biggest complaint will
not be the flavor of pudding for Thursday night desert....it
will be that the "Goddam Microsoft proxy server is down
Liver pills will be downed
with Jolt Cola.
I believe we are seeing the
waning of the last generations of Americans that rely on
physical human contact with which to feel connected to the
world. And it isn't necessarily a bad thing.
We are certainly living in
What do you think?
9:09 am CST -
GORDON - George Fucking Lucas!
If you've read the current review under the
"Music" link, you know I'm a net radio fan. I've been
watching the news the last couple weeks about the RIAA now
going after internet radio broadcasters, retroactively, for
royalties on each and every song ever played. This is
something not done with airwave radio, but the RIAA seems to
think a tune over a modem is somehow worth more than a tune
over a radio.
I decided to do a little
research beyond what the daily headlines were telling me, and
started at the RIAA's webpage. There I saw the news articles near the top,
and hit the one about piracy.
Caveat: This is not anything I ever
read on a legitimate news source. This looks like
pure internal propaganda to me. Check this
|Again proving that
the law takes counterfeiting seriously, a Plainview,
Texas man was sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison
earlier this month after pleading guilty to conspiracy
and smuggling charges related to criminal copyright and
trademark infringement and other crimes.
Sounds like he was caught at the border with
a semi truck full of cocaine and Backstreet Boy CD's, doesn't
it? Lets see what he was actually charged
|Mr. Williamson was
initially investigated by law enforcement, with the
cooperation of the RIAA Texas office, in 1998 for
manufacturing and selling pirate CD-Rs. Among other
acts, Mr. Williamson was using MP3-encoded music to burn
26 Beatles albums onto one CD-R.
Sweet Jesus God in Heaven....WHAT ABOUT THE
Now, the guy sold it, and that's not
something I'd have done. But....lets see what else the
article mentions near the end:
|The sentence was further
impacted after Williamson also pled guilty to receipt of
child pornography, receipt of obscene material, and
attempted sexual exploitation of a
So let me get this straight...this guy is a
HORRIBLE PERSON BECAUSE HE PIRATED MUSIC....and oh yeah, he's a child molester,
too. I can just hear the
judge at his sentencing: "For the crime of distributing
child pornography and for the act of child molestation, I
sentence you to 6 months in prison. But for the act of
pirating 25 year old Beatles music, which hurt countless old
white music industry executives, I sentence you to 17
years. Get this pirate sum bitch (It is
Texas... - G) out of my courtroom."
Looks like a great spin job by the music industry.
If you'd like to call or email the RIAA and let them know
what you think about music piracy, you can email them at email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at
Long live the freedom to
choose. Long live freedom.
| April 25,
7:44 pm CST
- GORDON - Are
you not entertained?
Received this from a
buddy in Switzerland.
Does the statement "We've always done it that
way" ring any bells?
The US standard railroad gauge (distance
between the rails) is 4 feet 8.5 inches. That is an exceedingly odd
number. Why was that gauge used? Because that is the way railroads
were built in England and English expatriates built the US
railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Because the
first rail lines were built by the same people who built the
pre-railroad tramways and that is the gauge they used. Then why did
THEY use that gauge? Because the people who built the tramways used
the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which
used the same wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular
odd wheel spacing? Because the wheel ruts on some of the old, long
distance roads in England were a certain distance apart and if the
wagon wheels were spaced differently, they might break in the ruts.
So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first
long distance roads in Europe (and England) for their legions. The
roads have been used ever since. And the ruts in the roads? Roman
war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to
match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the
chariots were made for (or by) Imperial Rome, they all had the same
wheel spacing. The United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet
8.5 inches is derived from the original specification for an
Imperial Roman war chariot. Specifications and bureaucracies live
forever. So the next time you are handed a specification and wonder
what horse's ass came up with it, you may be exactly right. Imperial
Roman war chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the
back ends of two war horses.
Now, the twist ..... There are two big
booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank of a
space shuttle. These are called solid rocket boosters or SRBs.
Thiokol makes the SRBs at their factory at Utah. The engineers
who designed the SRBs might have preferred to make them a bit
fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to
the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run
through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRBs had to fit through that
tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track and the
railroad track is about as wide as two horses' behinds. So a major
design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced
transportation system was determined over two thousand years go by
the width of a horse's ass.
12:44 pm EST - Leisher
My 1.33Ghz 266FSB Athlon
chip arrived today. My 512MB 2100 DDRAM arrives tomorrow, then I'll
be a GeForce 3 away from Nerdvana...and that arrives in a week or
Almost got killed this morning driving to work. That's
twice in as many weeks at the same intersection. People turning left
from Street A don't watch the traffic on Street B to see if they're
turning left onto Street A. It results in morons trying to turn left
right into your car. Last week it was a private company's bus, this
week it was some fat bitch in her brown and white Ford 4x4. The bus
actually came within about three inches of my car, no
The scariest part of the two incidents is that I wasn't
even pissed afterwards. I think that I've gotten so used to you
fucking morons that have no clue how to drive or don't pay attention
that I'm becoming desensitized to your ignorance.
CST - GORDON -
This, that, and the other.
Back from vacation. Drove...and had
to drive around Kentucky because of that silly ol' Bench
Warrant for my arrest there. Silly hillbillies. But the
good news is, I brought home some phat lewt from the casino in
Windsor. Dig the l33t Blackjack skillz. Canada is my
Read a great line this morning morning on X-Entertainment:
The only difference between the
two countries (Japan and China) is one sends tanks after Godzilla,
while the other sends tanks after student protesters.
Things that amuse
- "No Fear" stickers on the backs of cars. Obviously, "No
Fear" of displaying a sticker that hasn't been funny since 1997.
- Minivans passing me and my 2000 Trans Am doing 95 mph.
Yeah, I'm fooled.
- Canadians. They actually do say "eh" a lot. I love
my frosty bretheren to the north.
- People on the Blackjack table who double down on a pair of
sixes when the dealer has a 5 showing.
And lastly, there is going to be a major page-color rennovation
here, soon. I've received "It's too hard to read" complaints
from several people recently. I think they're nuts....but
then, I'm young and have good eyes.
CST - GORDON -
MP3's and you.
Apparently, Big Business seems to think
they know what you want better than you do.
There's a law
known a "Fair Use" that states if you legally purchase a piece
of media, you may use it as you wish, as
long as you aren't reproducing it for redistribution. This is
what separates a guy making a mixed-tape for his car stereo,
and a Chinese black market media pirate. For many, ripping
MP3's is a completely legal and non immoral use of the illegally
fixed price CD's they purchased. Not all MP3 users used
Napster...I never did. I enjoy the freedom of ripping a CD on
my home computer, burning them onto a CD-R for archive and
transportation purposes, and also listening to the tunes on my work
PC. Soon, car stereos that can read the MP3 format will become
standard in new vehicles...they already exist in higher priced
What the industries are now trying to do is make
MP3's 'obsolete' by creating 'better' new methods. Their main
concern will be security...your tunes will only play on the system
on which it was created. Goodbye, Fair Use. They are not
attempting to achieve their goals by producing a better
product...they are doing it be reducing your choices. If you
buy a Windows XP system, there is code BUILT INTO THE OPERATING
SYSTEM that will cripple the production of MP3's. Isn't that
nice of them? I know, it's shocking....Microsoft pushing their
own standard by bundling code into their OS that you have no choice
but to accept.
I honestly can't wait for WinXP to become
popular....and see how many minutes it takes for hackors to strip
the anti-MP3 code out. As soon as the utility is written,
you'll find it on DTMan available for download.
Long live the freedom to choose. Long
CST - GORDON -
So after 11 days, our people are on their way
home, 10.5 days late.
They're flying on a charter jet out of
Guam. Lets hope that no Chinese MIG's get within 25
miles of the jet, or they might start crashing into the ocean and
China will want another apology.
So who won? I will admit that it was a
tough test for Mr. President. We could either negotiate, or
extract by force. You either roll over, or you possibly start
World War III.
Mr. President sounded slightly more contrite
than I'd have liked, but I'm an Ex-Marine, and therefor a psychotic
maniac thirsty for the taste of blood. I haven't killed anyone
in over a week, and I'm feeling a little twitchy.... but I
Our people are home after being illegally
detained because Mr. President made just enough groveling noises to
make the insane Chinese government happy. Now China will still
be allowed into the WTO, they'll still have a "Most Favored Nation"
trading status with the U.S., and the Olympics will be in Beijing in
2008. (Big) Business as usual. Joy.
Assuming No Chinese Jet Fighters Crash Into Incoming
5:34 pm CST
- GORDON - I
made this up.
British Helicopter Crashes Near Kosovo Border, China
Just kidding about that China
part. But how about....
"XFL Failing in the Ratings, China
"Nicole Kidman Suffers
Miscarriage, China Demands Apology."
"Rivers Rising in Minnesota and
Dakotas, China Demands Apology."
It all sounds equally as stupid
as, "Chinese Jet Fighter Flies too Close to American Recon Plane and
Causes Accident, China Demands Apology and will Hold Breath Until it
Think of other things China would whine
3:11 pm CST
- GORDON - Told
9:29 am CST
- GORDON -
Things and stuff and whatnot.
Thank you Hear
Ye! They are, to my knowledge, the first web page
to link Damn the Man. They recognize quality when they see
Secondly, Asshole du Jour. Acura Legend
driver, Tennessee tags DEZ 397, who thinks the world is his ash
tray. He flicked his cigarette butt out of his car window on
the highway this morning, and after bouncing off of the road it
bounced off of my windshield. He thinks that it is ok to
pollute your public areas as long as he's keeping his ashtray
Thirdly, lazy lazy worthless racists. The KKK has been kicked out of the litter program I've
mentioned a couple of times. Sad.
Additionally, here's a little message board of some white
supremacists. Go call them idiots. Show them the
And finally, our detained Americans in
China. It is amusing that a country with one of the worst
civil rights records in the world, a country which thinks it is a
good idea to run over student protesters with tanks, is having a
hissy fit because one of their idiot pilots didn't know enough to
get off the train tracks. There isn't a lot to say that I
haven't already said...but I am enjoying watching China hang
themselves over this situation.
Question....where is the U.N.'s opinion in all
this? They don't hesitate to slam the USA most other
times...why aren't they sticking up for us now that the USA is so
clearly in the right?
China comments here.
KKK comments here.
11:51 pm CST - GORDON
- Oops I did it Finally.
I got a music review online. Dig the l33t
Besides that, I'm too tired to stir the pot tonight. Go
read a book or something.
8:42 am CST - GORDON
- China is an Idiot Part V
The United States must not apologize
Besides the obvious fact that we didn't do anything wrong, of
I've seen a lot of message board traffic the last couple of days
saying otherwise. A lot of it from brainwashed Chinese, of
course, but also a lot of messages from loyal Americans.
Americans, who in attempting to speak from an angle of logic, say we
should apologize just to get our people home, and then take 'steps'
Look at it from the perspective of our servicemen. As an
Ex-Marine, I feel I'm qualified to guess at how they're handling the
situation. Our people were out there doing a job they felt was
very important. They knew there were risks involved, but put
their fears aside in order to get the job done. Then a
dangerous Chinese hot dogging jet pilot comes out, with whom we've
had problems in the past (pictures exist from prior flights of a jet
with the same tail number BUMPING into other flights. What a
dumb ass.), and gets himself killed. Our pilot with a damaged
plane makes a miraculous landing. Our people are taken into
custody...POW's for all intents and purposes. Our people are
being interogated, and probably threatened with a firing squad as
spies. Trying to break down their resolve. Trying to get
our people to admit to anything to make it all stop.
What keeps our people strong?
Love of country, and the knowledge that what they were doing was
right. If the USA issues an apology, it is selling out our
people. I guarentee that the Chinese captors have already told
them the USA has apologized, and "please to sign these forms
admitting your rolls as spies." What about the current
surveilance missions still happening? Do we want to undermine
their confidence too, plant the seed in their minds that they're
doing something immoral?
These surveilance missions are neccessary. The cost of
freedom is eternal vigilance. And China does not have a strong
track record for being, you know, sane.
So hold out, Mr. President. Be strong for our people.
Because they're being strong for you.
9:20 pm EST - Leisher
- The Vegetable Holocaust.
Gordon's post about PETA brought up a subject that I've always
been curious about, "vegetarianism."
Can someone please
explain this to me? Seriously, I don't get it.
Now before you
hit my name to drop me an email to explain, please understand that I
don't just want any vegetarian writing me. See, I think most
vegetarians are either misguided or full of shit. Now I really,
really don't mean offense by saying that, but I've found that a lot
of the vegetarians I know have beliefs that contradict each other.
So please review the following criteria, and if you don't match any
of them, then please write me and explain vegetarianism to me.
- If you're a vegetarian and you believe in God or Darwinism,
then go get a Big Mac because your beliefs don't mesh too
-Anyone who believes in Darwinism cannot believe in
the rights of the weak. Darwinism explains the weak as the one
that dies when two things meet or one that dies of its own
actions. It is nature's way of eliminating the bad
-Anyone who believes in God must know that Jesus was a
fisherman (Its true! - Jesus) so that disqualifies them, unless
they believe Jesus was wrong... Also, I believe religion
disqualifies Jews and Muslims, as their religions have specific
food rules stating they can eat meat, just not pork unless its
prepared right. But, even the reasons for that are now
outdated...before refrigeration, pork could and often did kill
you. Don't even get me started on those "Jesus was a vegetarian"
- If you're a vegetarian for health reasons, then let me
recommend a filet mignon because your argument holds no water with
me. We all know you're taking supplements to get those precious
vitamins and minerals meat provides so that you can live a full
and healthy life. The human digestive system just isn't built to
extract nutrition from plants efficiently. This is why we are
predisposed to eat grazing animals; their digestive system is
built to digest the hell out of plants, and the nutrients are then
locked into it's flesh. And then humans derive the nutrition from
the plants by way of the flesh. Quite elegant, actually.
- Now for those guys and gals who don't eat, wear, or use
anything that comes from an animal or its by-products (milk,
cheese, eggs, etc.). I've got to admit, I just don't get you. I
figure you are extremists that believe animals are our equals.
Well, I've got news for you kiddies, until I can play chess and
discuss politics with a cow, they're not our equals. Oh, and don't
let me hear that any of you are into S.C.A.T. (look it up) or
going down on your partner, that would be using an animal's
by-products for your own purposes...
- Ok, now for the atheist (if you are religious, you were
disqualified in #1) humanitarian vegetarians. Let's begin with the
-Bugs eat other bugs, plants, small animals (really),
and vile shit.
-Mice, birds, and other small animals eat
everyone above and each other.
-Cats, snakes, lawyers, and
other animals in this size range eat each other and everyone
-Here we get the bigger animals, like dogs,
wolves, bigger cats, etc. You know what happens by now
-Here come the biggest animals, like tigers, crocodiles,
sharks, and Rosie O'Donell.
-Here stands Man. We eat everybody,
including each other.
-The only exception is John Goodman. He
might be the very top rung of the food chain. Scientists are still
doing some tests.
So get over yourselves. Who the hell are you
to tell Mother Nature she's wrong? You are simply bored with life
and need something to prove to yourself that you've made a
difference. But let's be honest, you are a murderer. Just like
that butcher in the little shop around the corner. The only
difference is, you think you're better than him because the things
you kill and eat can't scream or look you in the eyes when you do
it. Does that make you a humanitarian, or a coward?
Now those veg-heads I don't have a problem with are:
- People protesting the cruel way animals are treated, killed,
and/or caged before becoming food. "Protesting" being the key word
- People with medical conditions; i.e. high cholesterol
problems, lactose intolerance, etc.
- People who just plain ol' don't care for the taste. I suppose
it could happen.
Before you bash me as an animal hater, please understand that I
love animals. I watch nature shows all the time, I have pets, I hate
the treatment animals receive from corporations, and I do believe
animals can be important family members and friends.
next time you're in the store, walk past the fruit and vegetable
corpses and head on over to the meat section. Look around at the
meat and the people shopping. Are you saving animals by not eating
the meat there? No, you're really not; we'll get to them soon
enough. But don't feel bad; you can do something productive and
important with your life. Try boycotting companies that slash and
burn the rainforests. Not only are they destroying the habitat for
thousands of species of animals and insects, but they're also
destroying the planet's ecosystem, reducing oxygen in the
atmosphere, putting holes in the ozone, raising global temperatures,
melting the poles, creating worsening weather patterns, and raising
water levels around the globe.
Why save a cow that will be
eaten by someone anyway, when you can save the Earth itself and ALL
of its inhabitants?
We now join a commentary thread already in
2:20 pm CST - GORDON - On a lighter
A coworker recently brought this
page to my attention. It is a fun little site that
lets you take the paper currency currently in your pocket and enter
it into a database, for tracking purposes. The site recomends
you write their URL on all the currency you enter. That's how
he found the page.
I'm about to dip my money in some diluted brown food coloring,
and enter the bills into the database with a description, "I proved
that you can swallow paper money and it will pass through your
digestive system undamaged."
Fear the Ass Pennies.
8:46 am CST - GORDON
- China is an Idiot IV.
"Hey America. We've been
drinking milk (when allowed by our communist government), and we
think we're strong enough to ignore international law and do
whatever we want." - China
Their stupidity is so thick that it hurts my brain to
even visualize it.
They've gutted the plane, are restricting our contact with the
crew, and are having tantrums because they want an apology for their
idiot pilot flying directly under our plane, its blind spot, and
then gettin clipped when the aircraft tried to turn. The jet
had to be within 20 or so feet of our plane, yeah, that's safe.
Here's your apology, China: Sorry your pilots suck so bad.
Unfortunately, there's a precident for how long our government
might let this drag out...the USS
"The USS PUEBLO was a U. S. Navy vessel sent on an
intelligence mission off the coast of North Korea. On January 23,
1968, the USS PUEBLO was attacked by North Korean naval vessels and
MiG jets. Eighty-two surviving crew members were captured and held
prisoner for 11 months."
Hopefully, our leadership wont allow our fellow Americans to be
detained 11 days, much less 11 months.
And we'd have to be nuts to let them into the WTO, now.
They're obviously crazy, with little regard for International
Sometimes an ass whuppin is
a learning experience, China...
6:15 pm CST - GORDON
- China is an Idiot III.
They're fuckin' crazy, too.
“All Chinese must stand up and fight against Americans,” declares
one participant in Beijing University’s online bulletin board.
“[T]his time we’ve already got some Americans in our hands. Let’s
kill some of them and brainwash the others.”
Psssss. Hey China. FUCK YOU. Psychos.
Why haven't we liberated our people
1:51 pm CST - GORDON
- You heard it here first..
I'm betting that foot and mouth and/or mad cow shows up in the
U.S.A. If being a citizen of the internet and the world has
taught me anything, it is that IGNORANT PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS TRY TO
DESTROY A GOOD THING FOR EVERYONE ELSE. In the online world
you have script kiddies making virii, and there are massively
multiplayer online games in which certain people go out of their way
to ruin the experience for everyone else.
In the real world you have "Pro-Life" activists setting up hit
lists for planned parenthood doctors, and PETA, who think animals aren't
food. If experience has taught me anything, then
even as we speak these crazed wackos are hatching a plan to infect
Because who needs common sense or the ability to see
other sides of the issue when you have passion?
1:30 pm CST - GORDON
- "...perhaps he can’t afford long-distance,
Remember my March 5 article on the KKK winning the right to
Adopt-a-Highway in St. Louis?
Apparently, they don't have enough motivation or
brainpower to even pick up trash.
It looks like the stretch of highway with their name on it will
adequately reflect the minds of their members...neglected,
cluttered, and generally unclean.
Trashy, lazy, cheap, ignorant, incompetent. At least my
impression of bigots hasn't changed.
10:50 am CST - GORDON
- More on the RIAA and Napster.
You already know my position. I've said it a hundred
times...the RIAA is against the artists as well as the fans.
Here's an article on AntiMTV
that agrees with me. Sounds a lot like the stuff I've written
in the past, but an good read nonetheless.
Damn the man.
9:17 am CST - GORDON
- China is an Idiot II.
They admitted the collision took place in
International airspace, so that's baldfaced lie number
One of the Americans they are holding prisoner is a Marine, so
they are risking pissing him off and him going Khe San on their
asses. The fact he hasn't already over-run (all) their base
means they're probably keeping him pacified with lots of beer and
Our Generals claim that the Chinese are "notoriously
bad airmen." Which makes me chuckle.
Chinese civilians want to know why we released information about
the accident as soon as it happened. They think we're trying
to embarrass their government. They don't understand what it means to live in a free
The Chinese leader, pictured here, was quoted as saying, "If
this plane is sovereign American territory, how did it land in
China?" I learned how illogical such arguments were
back in Junior High School. He's either stupid, or being an
Mr. President better just listen to the people he surrounded
himself with, who all know China is full of shit, and not ask the
opinion of his Big Business cronies, who would gladly sell the 24
imprisoned Americans for the ability to sell their products in
And now China has broken International Law
and boarded the plane. They've openly stolen
millions of dollars of U.S. property. What more has to happen
before Mr. President does something about this? To be honest,
I'm glad W is there for this instead of Gore. But I haven't
seen a lot happening, besides China bending us over and making us
like it. Is Mr. President going to let us be China's
5:29 pm CST - GORDON
- Real men make web updates immediately after
On a global front, it turns out China is an idiot.
China Blames U.S. for Midair Crash
Are they stupid?
A plane with the size and agility of a 757 is
operating in International Airspace. China sends out one or
two nimble fighter planes to go harass it. Either the big
plane veered and a jet was too stupid/incompetent to move, or the
fighter jet swerved and the big plane couldn't move in time.
Either way, it was Chinese jets out there harassing an American
Yeah, our fault.
Fuck you, China.
Share in the love for the eaters of
9:51 amCST - GORDON
- What is your major malfunction,
What were you doing 10 years ago
I was spending my first full day in Southern
California. My head was shaved for the first time, and my
scalp was blue. I was getting yelled at a lot and being
deprived of sleep. I had drunk my last can of soda and made my
last phonecall home for the next three months.
Yes, it was the first day of Marine Corps
Three months of constant supervision, stress,
physical and mental abuse, stress, and stress. Longest
three months of my entire life. Besides my long needed
discipline (and a bigger ego, which was not needed), I also had
6-pack abs for the first time in my life.
I've become more efficient since then; I now
sport impressive 1-pack abs. A pony keg, perhaps.
On to another way The Man keeps all
of us down.
We are well into the electronic age.
The ability to communicate our thoughts to our government
representatives has advanced from archaic snail mail to the much
more efficient email. It may not sway someone receiving
donations from high-dollar lobbyists, but it may give them pause to
consider their actions, when the true will of their constituents is
known to them.
Enter the spammers.
If it isn't the rich industry lobbyists, it's
the immoral special interest email spammers. Everyone take the
time to thank your local special interest for putting
their agenda ahead of yours, and taking away your most
efficient method of communication with your elected
In my book, nothing says "Thank you" like a flaming
bag of dogshit on a doorstep.
11:31pm HST - Jesus -
Happy "You" Day, Patrick.
Just wanted to suggest to thee to go here and buy stuff.
Of the following, guess which t-shirt
I'm currently wearing under my robes:
Groove is in the heart.
11:43am CST - GORDON
- Can I get a witness?
First, Today's Asshole: The driver of
the blue-green Neon, Mississippi license plate GWZ 327, who
because of his cell phone conversation couldn't be bothered to check
for the presence of stuff like other cars in the lane he was
changing into. If I hadn't slammed my brakes, we'd both be
giving our version of the accident to the cops. PS, your
plates expired in January, asshole.
props to this guy who's
perfectly captured the wonderful soft smooth insane creatures known
as "our women." He has a gift.
Here's a conversation from home last
Me. The Husband.
hypochondriac obsessive wife.
wife detects four miniscule specs of 'red' on varied portions
of her previously unblemished skin. She takes her
concerns of leprosy to our hero, The Husband:
Dawn: Gordo, what are
these red dots I'm getting?
What red dots?
Dawn: (pulls up shirt sleeve and
holds back of shoulder 3" from my face) Like THIS
Gordo: (squinting) Oh, I see it now.
How did you ever spot that?
Dawn: Oh god,
you see it too. Am I dieing?
you're just getting older. You'll get little skin blemishes
from time to time.
Dawn: I'm not THAT old.
What is it ??!!??
Gordo: I don't
know. It looks like nothing, but if you're concerned, go to a
Dawn: I'm not going to the
Dawn: Because he might tell me it's
Dawn: So what IS IT?
. . . . .
How can anyone stand not being me?
10:10am CST - GORDON
- I've not yet found the will to start working
This is amusing. Monty
Python, who art thou Daddy, have a decent little time
killing website. Worth a few moments of your time.
You wipers of other peoples' bottoms.
9:07am CST - GORDON
- Do cell phones piss you off?
This post inspired by the dick in the Tahoe
who almost hit me this morning, who was holding a cell phone to his
I mentioned before I was researching cell
phone jammers, no? I'm yet to find any schematics, but I've
found a couple places selling them. These devices
are illegal in the USA, so whatever you do, DONT BUY
Interesting fact about C-Guard (also known as
Netline), they are an offshoot of the Israeli Army's Electronic
Warfare Division. W00+.
3:47pm CST - GORDON
- Damn the Man, High School Style.
Stolen from /.
Sophomore Uses List Context; Cops
Good example of what happens when people who
are unable to "think" are put into positions of authority. It
is ok to be vigilant and concerned, just be smart enough to admit
when you've screwed the pooch and avoid national
Really bright, creative kids have a hard
enough time getting by without frightened adults giving them
2:39pm CST - GORDON
- While I'm in an environmental frame of
I found this website awhile ago, and
occasionally go back to read the psychos on their message
It is an anti-SUV page called I'm
Changing the Climate. They
sneak around and tag SUV bumpers with stickers saying as
much...basically trying to make the owners feel guilty about driving
a gas hog.
What cracks me up is that even though the
website gives simple instructions for removing the stickers within 2
minutes, their message board is full of angry people threatening
bodily harm to anyone tagging their beloved Lincoln Navigator.
Great spokesmen for the SUV crowd.
9:38am CST - GORDON
- *cough* *cough* *cough* (cha-ching).
As I age, I begin to realize that money may
not be the root of all evil, but it sure can help evil out a
Mr. President decides that keeping power companies
happy is more important than having breathable air.
I'd like to be able to
say I don't know what he could be thinking, but I already have a
pretty good idea. He's a corporate
My argument has one given...carbon dioxide
emmisions are harmful to the environment. I personally believe
it, but you can pay a scientist to tell you facts to the contrary,
so not everyone agrees. The tobacco companies had scientists
telling you nicotine wasn't addictive back in the 60's, so this
is nothing new.
You can do anything with enough
money. Money and a Republican, that
Mr. President railed against CO2 emmissions
while campaigning, because that is what environmentalists wanted to
hear. Never saw it personally, but it isn't too far fetched to
believe he was winking toward his old power industry cronies the
entire time. He achieved his goal and won the Presidency,
and immediately became a "Politicians Lie" cliche. If he had
stated his real intention for things like the environment and
abortion rights, I guarentee he would have lost some of his votes,
because he wouldn't have looked identical to Gore, on the
issues. And his PR people knew it.
What kills me are his main arguments for his
decision. 1, that CO2 isn't on the EPA's list of official
pollutants. 2, that energy costs are rising and that we need
to give the poor power companies a break.
The first point is just annoying nitpicking,
but the second point should really piss you off.
Your health and well being are being given to
big business for a better profit margin.
Allow me to plug the circumstances into a
basic economic model, and you will see it for yourself:
- Fossil fuel power is cheaper than
alternative energy (like the start-up costs for solar), so people
keep using it.
- Solar technology evolves slowly, and
doesn't drop in price, because people won't give up their cheap
- To keep fossil fuel manufacturers from
killing people, tougher guidlines are placed on production, just
as with any other dangerous product.
- The industry is hit with a double whammy
that drive up prices:
- Making their product less polluting
(which they should have done voluntarily) has driven up
production costs, and
- OPEC, who treats the USA like a red
headed stepchild, is playing with their output totals, so they
can make $3 trillion a year instead of $2.8
- With energy costs skyrocketing, this is
the point where solar becomes price competitive. Solar is
becoming more attractive as fossil fuel prices increase.
- As more people start using alternative
energy sources, the money for technology improvements becomes
available, and prices drop.
- We end up not needing the big polluting
fossil fuel burners, and in turn become less dependant on
But, the natural cycle isn't being allowed to
turn. Instead of leaving the market alone, government is
stepping in to help the existing power companies stay in
business. This ensures the polluting, bloated
Republican-donating power companies stay in business, and clean
energy technologies never get off the ground.
Thank you, Mr. President. "Fuck you, I'm gettin' paid." - W
I think I just coughed up a lung.
1:18pm CST - GORDON - Slow news
I've been trying to find a current
event upon which to comment, but nothing is really
jumping out at me.
So let me say this...
If you're on the highway in Memphis
during rush hour, and you're doing any of the following, then
YOU ARE WRONG:
- High speed
tailgating. Most traffic jams I get stuck in
are ultimately caused by a rear-end accident. How are
they caused? High speed tail-gating assholes.
- Using the breakdown lane as
a passing lane. Pretty
self-explainatory. Then you cut back into traffic,
causing a chain reaction of people hitting their brakes to
keep from hitting you, slowing down the flow of traffic even
more than it already was. Asshole.
- Cell phone
drivers. Worse than drunk drivers. I
hope you enjoy the dashboard mounted cellphone jammer I'm
- Speeding up/jamming brakes
in stop-and-go traffic jams. Why do you think
you're in a stop-and-go traffic jam? High speed
acceleration/deceleration. If you just go slow and
steady, the flow of traffic will speed up, and you wont be
riding your brake. Assholes.
Should be a capitol offense. There's just no
excuse. Stay home and watch Jerry Springer if you want
to gawk at 'accidents.'
I'm absolutely correct in the above
points, so it merits no discussion forum.
2:37pm CST - GORDON - Damn the
Pretend for a moment you're an
executive at one of the big record companies. You're
generally out of touch with technology, but you're well read
on the finer points of copyright law. You send high
dollar lobbyists to Capital Hill to buy high dollar lawmakers
to ensure laws are made to protect your high dollar
Then comes Napster. Suddenly, in
spite of increasing record sales, you claim Napster is cutting
into your profits. Knowing that you already have a bad
public image from CD price fixing scandals and a long history
of screwing the artists on your label out of most of the
money they've earned, you get a high profile band to front
your crusade against it. And they do. They take a
machine gun to their fans who use Napster. They get a
ton of flack for it. "I got something to say...I killed
your mother today...just don't share my music on Napster cause
You tie Napster up in court for months
and years. You win an injunction. Napster wins an
appeal. You win an injunction on their appeal.
They appeal it.... and all the while Napster users are
downloading record amounts of data, each day more than
And still the sales of CD's
You can see Napster going down in
flames, and you are pleased. But...in the shadows....are
other file swapping programs that are decentralized, unlike
Napster. They grow in number and popularity and power as
each day goes by. And they are owned by nobody in
particular. Your worst nightmare has become real...there
is no one to sue.
So without resorting to filing a
restraining order on each and every person with an internet
connection (you already looked into it; too expensive), how do
you get millions of everyday people to willingly not use a
Maybe by creating a virus and unleashing it in
order to anonymously scare the users into
Damn them to hell.
11:52am CST - GORDON - God Bless
Personally, I think the courts made the correct
Now, I don't like nor do I advocate the
KKK, or hate groups in general. But....I don't think
unpopular speech, even stuff as moronic as the KKK's, should
be censored. Just too dangerous.
Now, I'm not going to advocate
littering, or breaking the law in any way. But wouldn't
it be hilarious if everyone who drove that stretch of highway
dumped their trash, lawn clippings, dirty baby diapers, and
random containers of human urine out onto the side of the
road, and kept the racists really, really
10:53pm CST - GORDON - I am the RAM
So my new system just arrived. All I have to say is
12:34pm EST - Leisher - A DTM
Hello all. Yes, someone new is finally
posting. There will be others...
Before I even begin
ranting, I want to add that I'm talking to another guy about
posting here. I think he'll add another perspective that maybe
isn't being represented by the guys that typically post here.
I won't reveal his identity, but he likes to be called Lou.
(Yes, that's a hint.)
Please allow me to say "Hello" to
my friends and family out in Seattle. I was lucky enough to
travel to beautiful Seattle two years ago on business. If you
have not been to Seattle you're missing out. Any city with a
Benehana is ok in my book. Getting drunk at the top of the
needle was nice. Plus, there's a great, but expensive steak
place in the downtown area whose name is eluding me. Of
course, I was drunk the entire visit thanks to the corporate
card that paid for the whole trip, yes, including alcohol.
However, I do remember not seeing the sun even once the whole
time I was there. Also, while there are quite a few Seattle
women that were very pleasing to the eye, there are far less
than you would imagine. Let's chalk that up to the lack of
sunlight or maybe the rain. Now I'm not saying it rains a lot
in Seattle, but if its not raining, you're
However, the memory that stands out most for
me now is a conversation I had with a few Seattle natives
about earthquakes. See, earthquakes aren't new in Seattle,
they occur rather often, just not on the scale of their most
recent one. There's a mountain there called Mount Rainer and
this is the culprit behind the earthquakes. A mountain is a
typical place to find earthquakes, however, in recent years
the yearly total of earthquakes around Mount Rainer has
increased from 33 a year to 66 a year. Guess what this is
leading to boys and girls. Yep, Mount Rainer is going to erupt
at some point. The fun part is that nobody knows
Take the lack of sun, the constant rain, the
sunlight deprived women, the earthquakes, the constant looming
threat of Mount Rainer, toss in Courtney love and depressing
alternate music and you probably understand why Seattle has
the highest suicide rate in the U.S.
Seattle, a great
place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live
12:34pm CST - GORDON - Triumphant
Sounds fair to me.
Yes, I realize it's a bigger issue than
the basic tit for tat "women can have a group so men should
too" argument. I believe there probably is sexual
discrimination down under. But one needs to make sure to
not tilt the needle the other way; if men become
oppressed by law in favor of allowing 'equality' for women,
does that really amount to equality? I'd like to see a
department interested in ensuring everyone's rights regardless
of sex, age, race. I believe here in the states it's
known as the ACLU.
Anything else is special interest lobbying.
Off the soapbox.
If you glance left into the "Links:"
box, "Music" is now a valid selection. If you happen to
click on it right now, you'll be dissapointed. The first
review will go online tonight.
Additionally, except for Jesus, the
DTMan staff has been pretty sorry at updating, no? Bunch
of damn slackers.
Help! Help! I'm being
1:20pm CST - GORDON - Two steps
forward, one step back.
I can remember being about 10 years old
when I noticed the contradiction: I was being taught in
public school that the dinosaurs lived hundreds of million of
years ago, but then told in Sunday School that God created the
world in six days, about 6,000 years ago. Something
wasn't jiving. I asked my Mother about it. Without
hesitation, she answered, "Well, nobody really knows how long
a day is to God." And that was good enough for me.
That answer sustained me for several more years until I
decided I was tired of being told in church every Sunday that
I was a Sinner, and I needed to beg forgiveness to God
for my "Tresspasses." As far as I'm concerned, grown
adults have no business telling young kids stories about (Old
Testament) God's wrath....flooding the world killing all but
one family....taking out evil cities in a rain of
sulphur....being told you'll suffer in fiery torment if you
covet your neighbor's wife (whatever the hell 'covet'
meant.). I was a thoughtful kid, I took a lot of it to
heart; and almost always left church feeling bad about
myself. I had been convinced at the age of 12 that I was
doomed to hell.
But that's how they get you, isn't
it. Get their hooks into you young. Get you
accoustomed to feeling spiritually deficient. Keep you
comin back and forking out your 10%, as it is written in the
After all, if everyone went around
feeling good about themselves, why would they feel they needed
Which brings me to my point. I
don't mean to tread on J.C.'s turf here, but here I go
Must have been a temporary
I've argued this topic hundreds of
times with different people, from the evolutionary side of the
debate. And their arguments always, ALWAYS come down to,
"Well, the bible says ye must have faith." A point that
can neither be proven nor disproven. My fave line from
that article has to be
Religious groups argue that evolution
cannot be proven, and some feel that evolution is not in
accordance with Biblical teachings regarding the origins of
life. Many regard evolution instruction as part of a liberal
agenda that confuses children and undermines religious
What an excellent argument...evolution
can't be proven, unlike creationism, because the bible said
so. That has to be the worse argument I've ever
heard. And I'm loving that buzz word, "Liberal
Agenda." Doesn't that just send chills down your
spine? "Liberal Agenda." God save us from the
"If you aren't a Liberal in your 20's,
you have no heart. If you aren't conservative in your
30's, you have no brain." - Winston
"See, I'm making this tax cut, and
giving you $1600 back, right in your pocket. Al Gore
would have taken that money and given it to a tree."
- SNL's George W. Bush
I bet some people disagree with
8:11pm HST - Jesus of
Nazareth - So I was taking a
stroll after supper tonight....
When I happened across my good friend
Buddha sitting on a grassy hill under a lone tree, looking
"What troubles thee, my brothah?" I
"It is my children," he replied,
"sometimes they certainly vex me. Check this..."
And then he said,
I tried to hide it, but he could tell I
was trying to not laugh. I've never been good at
"Thou should laugh
not at my troubles. Sometimes it seems they have
completely forgotten the spirit in which my words were
intended, and instead follow the minutia of details I had
never thought of or intended."
"Dude. I can understand the "all
life is precious" angle, but what is the deal with the cows
running around everywhere down there in India? Looks and
smells like a Sioux City cattle yard. When my Dad
populated the Garden of Eden, he said something like, "Yo,
Adam, I give unto thee beasts for your sustenence.
These animals are made out of food. I recomend the beef,
it rocks." Or, something to that effect. The
schools weren't great in my part of town when I was
young, and I forget his exact words."
"Yes...the sacred cows....what were
"Oops....sorry...I just accidently
stepped on an earthworm. That wasn't an ancestor of
yours, was it?"
And I couldn't help but bust out
laughing at that point.
"Oooo....dog....that's harsh. You
know, you shouldn't laugh. You've got the Mormons and
Catholics. And don't even get me started on Jimmy
". . . . ."
". . . . ."
So, he got me there. But
hey...don't ever let it be said that The Son of God can't take
it as good as he gives it.
I myself added "Good sense of humor" to
the list of requirements for folks to be granted entry to
Wanna talk about it?
9:37am CST - GORDON - I think
Battlefield Earth negates all of his cool points from
I just wanted to say GO TO HELL AND
DIE to Travolta for being responsible for "Battlefield
I was very excited when I first heard
the movie was in production, and really talked it up. I
was a huge fan of the book, in spite of the fact it was
written by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the most rediculous
"religion" on the planet, Scientology. I dragged my
feeble and aged ('aged' pronounced with two syllables) Auntie
to the film. We payed cash to get in. We stayed
for the entire thing. I deeply regret the money and time
lost, time that I'll never, ever get back. Damn you,
Vinnie Barbarino. Damn you to Sweathog Hell. May
Arnold Horshack forever "Oooo oooo ooo" right in your
How spiritually lost does a person have
to be to actually find peace in a cult like that?
Whenever I see Tom Cruise in a flick, in the back of my mind
is the shadow of knowledge that he's a complete nutball.
I mean, the scene in MI:2 when he's hanging from the sandstone
cliff was cool and e'thing, but my god....he actually believes
in a god named "Xenu" and that his soul was put on Earth
thousands of years ago by aliens, into a volcano, and then
blown up with hydrogen bombs. Definately a screw
loose. I have newfound respect for Nicole for leaving
his psycho ass.
Here is the only religion sanctioned by Damn the
Man Productions. Praise
be unto "Bob." No offense, J.C. Praise be unto
You, too. Word. (I'll talk to you later about
this, Gordo. - Jesus)
Nothing like a sick cult peopled with
crazed wackos to make me feel really, really good about
9:39am HST - Jesus of
Nazareth - Quick
Just wanted to add that when a
Scientologist dies and meets Peter at Heaven's Gates, Peter
has standing orders from Dad to make the Scientologist feel
like it was all true, and hardly anyone BUT Scientologists get
into Heaven....and then when they are all happy and are
feeling good about themselves, Peter is to say "NOT" and send
them directly to either Hell or Utah, depending on how much
money they gave to Lron. One of Dad's rare displays
of cynical sarcasm. (If they get sent to Utah, a
surprising number of them become Mormons.)
2:37pm Heaven Standard Time - Jesus of
Nazareth - Holy Me!
Now where will I get my Benedictine Monk Choir
10:46am CST - GORDON -
Someone let me know when his 15 minutes are
Good grief. I can't wait until kids get
as board with Marshall as they are with Marylin Manson. Bring
on the next flash in the pan, already.
A duet with Elton John....hilarious.
Thursday Night Live had this to say about it: "Controversial
rapper Eminem will be pairing up with Elton John at the upcoming
Grammy Awards. When asked how he felt to be preforming with
someone so obviously homosexual, Elton John claimed to not be
bothered by it."
And, the vehicle by which Eminem arrived at
so much success; MTV. When MTV was born, it was about
music. Music videos 24 hours a day. It was
irreverent. It was disrespectfull. It was about Damning
the Man. Today, MTV is a corporation. Spoonfeeding crap
to teenagers and telling them how good it tastes....and if you don't
like the flavor, then there's Something Wrong With
You. MTV tries to be edgy while dressing their on air
personalities in the latest from Old Navy and Abercrombie and
Fitch. They claim to be progressive while spotlighting whiny
fake-angst-ridden pseudo-disenfranchised teens in carefully
planned-spontanious Real World situations.
They claim to be against all forms of
discrimination and hate crime by going off the air for 12 hours,
showing victims' names on the screen.
Of course, in order to do that they had to
stop their non-stop coverage and hourly videos of Eminem singing
about how much he hates homosexuals, and how much joy he'd get if he
could kill his wife.
So, this means hate crime is bad, mmm k,
unless you have money or are popular or have an image that can be
fed to millions of teens with stupid parents. Worked for
OJ. Domestic abuse is cool as long as you can sell a million
pairs of pants from your new clothing line while singing about
Someone please tell me I'm not the only
person who sees the hypocracy.
good site about Damning the Man, music style. For when you get sick of the same 10 videos
every 6 hours (in between the whiny-teen reality
February 9, 2001 - Jesus -
When Gordo first approached Me to become an
updater on DT Man, I had only three things to say: Give Me an
email account, I want My own section of the page, and I required of
him that he accept Me as his Lord and Savior. His exact words
were, "Cool, cool, and wassup with that?" Apparently he
believes not in My divinity, as he proceeded to take Me to lunch at
a nearby "Exotic Topless Establishment," and kept giving the wayward
ladies that worked there $20's to "Give my man the Son of God
here a little special attention." His irreverence went so
far that at one point when he finished his cocktail, he slid his
glass of water to My side of the table and asked Me to "Hook him
up," while waving his fingers in the air mystically.
I briefly considered smiting him, but I quickly realized he was
made in My Father's image, and his traits must be those of
Dad's lesser-seen side, and that makes us kind of like
brothers. No wonder He likes The Gordo so much...
So stay tuned for more updates from the Blood of the Lamb, and
watch for My upcoming advice column, "What Would I Do?"
In accordance with prophecy.
February 8, 2001 -
GORDON - Welcome new updaters.
New faces will soon be
appearing. Some you know, some you don't. We won't all
agree on every topic posted, but that's good, right?
February 3, 2001 - GORDON - Damn the stupid people, too.
Signs you may be too stupid
to be allowed to procreate (Part I):
1. You think it's BADASS to
anonymously threaten people over the web. Favorite phrases include,
but are not limited to, "I'll knock your teeth in IRL" and "Where do
2. You set yourself on fire after watching MTV's
"Jackass." Includes people who find fault in MTV for said
3. You think I'm wrong about anything, ever.
think your piano sized suitcase is of suitable size to serve as
5. You think turn signals are optional.
You think tailgating someone will make the traffic jam in front of
them move faster.
7. You got the email from the same-sex business
collegue and think they might actually love you.
8. You think it
isn't important to know the difference between 'there,' 'their,' and
'they're.' Also applies to 'your' and 'you're.'
9. You think a
personal insult is an excellent counterpoint in a debate.
think it's really hip to tell a chatroom full of people that you
need to take a break to go smoke some crack/weed. Nobody's buying
11. You are suprised to find your teen son had an
arsenal of weapons in his bedroom for months before he shot up his
12. You don't stand for no book learnin'.
think the people who stole the "W's" off the keyboards need to be
14. You think "W" would have won if the true wishes
of the Florida voters were truly recorded.
15. Conversely, if you
can't even punch a hole in a piece of paper correctly.
More to come.
|June 27th, 2000 - Hello and welcome to Damn The Man. If
this is your first time here, then please stop over and check out
our Manifesto, which will explain a bit about our existence and
presence on the web.