September 6, 2008 • 8:16 am 2
You might remember Mandy Steckelberg from the Laura Bush video I posted back in May of last year.
Just this morning, I got a little note from Mandy, thanking me for posting her video.
She digs my blog. *blush*
She also let me know that she’s got a new video out, and it made me laugh all the way through.
Her new video, not even remotely safe for most Medieval and/or Victorian era work places, is below the fold. (But if you’re surfing at work and concerned about that sort of thing… umm… what are you doing here????)
July 22, 2008 • 8:25 am 6
A peek above our garters to Greg Laden for this.
Take a look at John McCain’s America:
At a McCain event in Denver, advertised as “Open to the Public”, McCain’s Secret Service detail had Denver Police ticket, remove, and threaten to arrest 61 year old librarian Carol Kreck for attending the even holding a sign that said simply, “McCain = Bush”.
That’s right, in John McCain’s America, even little old ladies and libraries will be arrested for voicing dissent on city property. Carol Kreck had it exactly correct. John McCain does in fact equal George W. Bush, and that is exactly what this country needs less of, not more of. I shudder to think what he’d do to Ms. Kreck’s library, should he attain the power for which he rabidly drools.
July 13, 2008 • 2:47 pm 2
Full Disclosure: There was a monetary exchange involved with this review. The owner of the reviewed site donated $40 in my honor to Americans United for Separation of Church and State in exchange for this review of his website. I have received no other compensation from the site owner. All images in this review link to the appropriate page on the Tony’s Adult Cam Review website.
I was contacted a week or so ago by Tony, owner of Tony’s Adult Cam Reviews, with an offer of cash to review his site here on this blog. While I was hesitant to get myself into more trouble with WordPress (the WP staff is a little weird about sex), Tony and I hammered out a deal involving a donation to a charity of my choice. Let me take a moment to thank Tony for his willingness to work out this unusual arrangement, and also thank him for the donation to a cause I hold near and dear to my heart. The rise of the Christian theocracy movement in particular disturbs me greatly, and affects us all in every part of our lives. Tony’s $40 will go toward protecting us all from that.
(My review is below the fold)
July 12, 2008 • 12:41 pm 10
But I totally get it if you’re completely distracted. Do the best you can, and watch it a few times, if you have to.
PZ Myers and Abbie Smith discussing epigenetics on video.
It’s like science porn for your brain. Feel free to touch yourself.
July 11, 2008 • 8:29 am 5
So the website owner I mentioned previously sent me this screenshot, as requested, verifying his donation to Americans United for Separation of Church and State. (I’ve redacted the personal details for privacy reasons – click to embiggen.)
I’m feeling very skippy about this. It’s a warm and fuzzy glow in my belly to know that in my own way I have helped support a great cause.
I’ll be working on that review over the next day or two, and may be a bit scarce. Please accept my apologies for my inattendance to the blogosphere which as we all know will desperately miss me.
July 8, 2008 • 12:00 am 2
I love the Beeb.
A citizens group in San Francisco wants to pay an ironic tribute to President George W Bush when he leaves office – by naming a sewage plant after him.
The group, calling itself the Presidential Memorial Committee of San Francisco, wants the issue voted on at this November’s election.
“It’s important to remember our leaders in the right historical context,” said petition organiser Brian McConnell.
’tis an entirely fitting tribute to His Holiness, The Glorified Houseplant Who Would Be Caesar. He’ll be leaving many years worth of shit to clean up.
I ❤ ‘Frisco.
From whence came the art:
:That image of His Holiness, The Glorified Houseplant Who Would Be Caesar is titled Morph: George W. Bush and Nero, and was created using Morpher by Flickr user Wm Jas:
July 6, 2008 • 12:26 pm 22
Yes. I have been offered cash. Dinero. Moolah. Hard currency in (presumably) American Greenbacks. (For whatever they’re worth these days…)
Yes, I believe I will accept the offer. It’s mostly about negotiating the price at this point. “For what,” you ask tentatively? For (almost) exactly what you think, and possibly dread… Sex. Well, not sex, exactly. For my opinion on sex.
This morning I received in my inbox an Email, hand written typed and not spam generated, an offer of money to place an advertisement on this blog. Specifically, a porn ad. No, I will not be adding that ad, so don’t panic. I don’t like paid advertisements of any kind on personal blogs (and I’m pretty sure WordPress.com doesn’t allow them anyway, but that’s really a moot point to me).
Upon my declining of that kind offer however, an alternative suggestion was made. It is that suggestion which I believe I’ll be accepting.
(Negotiation details after the fold)
July 5, 2008 • 7:23 am 0
Kate and I of course returned to the scene of the crime, and later watched the fireworks aboard Camp Lejeune. Lee Ann Womack performed, and she was lovely. I’m not a big fan of country music, but I recognized one or two of her songs.
I was a little bummed that they didn’t have a Marine Corps band this year. I love hearing the band play the 1812 Overture, with the cannons firing at the end with the music just as the fireworks start. The fact that Tchaikovsky was not an American bothers me not a whit, just so y’know. Yes, I’ve actually heard that complaint about playing the 1812 on the 4th of July. It’s a stupid complaint.
It was wasn’t as sticky-hot this year, as we had a front moving in that brought the most wonderfully warm summer evening breeze.
The fireworks people had some new stuff this year, things we hadn’t seen before. The Rainy-Downy Things (that’s our technical name for them) were very cool, though we were a little concerned about the fire hazard. Each of those had quite a bit that hit the ground still ablaze.
The launch site was quite a bit farther from the spectator field than in the past, possibly due to The Rainy-Downy Things. Unfortunately, that seemed to lower the impact of the display. Two or three of the munitions fired during the finale went off early, very close to the ground, and that always worries me for the people on the ground working the display.
It was a fun night, traffic out wasn’t as bad as usual, and we crawled our still-stuffed-from-the-cookout asses into bed shortly after getting home.
From whence came the art:
That image is titled Celebrating Freedom by Creativity+ Timothy K, and is licensed by the artist under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 license.