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Topic:
Can You Bring Crutches To A Cakewalk?
Comment:
Yeah, But You Can't Bring Clothes To The Cockpit
Date:
Fri Apr 25 12:03:46 2003
Posted By
Ian

It's time again to Get Your War On and take your clothes off. (SFW)
Topic:
Change The Paradigm...
Comment:
...isn't it the economy, stupid?
Date:
Tue Apr 22 17:22:31 2003
Posted By
Ian

War, war, war....Why let the Bush administration shape the paradigm? Instead of living out of a healthy but knee-jerk reaction to constant proclamations of whom we must combat next, why not re-shape the question entirely? The cold war worked well for Republicans, and you can bet the game is to keep all our attention focused on the current "hot" wars. Instead, why not ask Who needs help? What can we do to improve our future? Who's corrupt ? (That one's especially funny. CNN has an entire section devoted to the topic) Why do these guys have so much money, and these folks have none? Why are we still dependent on "foreign oil"?

By the way Terry- they should give Santorum a promotion. If the GOP kept all the jerks like him and Trent Lott around, they wouldn't stand a chance. Imagine if every black person, gay person, bigamist and adulterer voted third party or Democrat...

One more thing...what do you think about a "Guest Blog Week"? We could put the input form right here on this page and let visitors blog for week, kind of like a "Guestbook", but hopefully less trite.


Topic:
Please write this idiot...
Comment:
Homophobia in office....
Date:
Tue Apr 22 10:11:47 2003
Posted By
Terry

I just wrote this jerk, please do the same... Read the story E-mail the Jerk... Here
Topic:
Who do I have to Blog around here...
Comment:
...to get this to be a "two-man" blog again?
Date:
Mon Apr 21 20:57:07 2003
Posted By
Terry

Hell, I don't understand this Blog business anyway, but I sure love doing it. It's like a little place to stick my crazy brain farts. Anyway, Ian must be taking a day or two off like I did last week. I am going to watch that short film from his previous Blog tonight. I have been tweaking my Digital Fantastique Studios site and working on the upcoming movie, "Beyond Redemption." I also found this fantastic site for your enjoyment.... Another great site about true liberation
Topic:
my new favorite Blog
Comment:
No More Bush in 2004!
Date:
Sun Apr 20 21:42:09 2003
Posted By
Terry

Lately, I have been trying to cope with the fact that America isn't what it used to be. I have been trying to rationalize how thing got this crazy. I just want to have nice life with my wife, and make my crazy little movies, and write occassionally, but I feel like I have to become more politically active to combat this wave of "conservative control" over this country. I never really considered myself a liberal, but I support Gay rights, and affirmative action, and am pro-choice. I used to support capital punishment but have changed my views. I believe people should have a right to do and say what they want, (as long as it isn't hurting anyone else.) This stuff seems pretty simple, right? Naw, not since pissed off fanatics crashed planes into the World Trade Center. Americans are so shell-shocked now and afraid, they are becoming more conservative in their views because they think it will keep them safe. Eradicating Arabs will not keep us safe! Killing innocent, unprovoked civilians, will not keep us safe. George W. Bush will not keep us safe! I don't hate George W. Bush, but I do hate what his corporate cronies are doing to America. What I hate most of all is that I am not fit to be President of this, or any country, but I am more qualified than George W. Bush to be the President of the United States. Shouldn't we have a President that is smarter, and better than the average citizen? He clearly isn't, and even his supporters will back this up. "I like him `cuz he's just a regular guy," I often hear. No, he isn't a regular guy. He is a rich guy who wants to help his rich buddies stay that way. He is also a deeply religious, (ie:fanatical,) man who has an agenda for the rest of America, (and it involves keeping the freaks and deviants quiet and keeping Jesus in a prominent place in all of our homes!) W. is the ultimate missionary! He wants us all to love Jesus as much as him, and he doesn't like Gays or foreigners. When did the "rednecks" in this country get to be so prominent, and since when did they become President? The answer is when oil is involved, because you don't have to be smart or sophisticated to get rich, and aparently you don't have to have those qualities to be President! I like the Dixie Chicks, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, and anyone else who has the guts to stand up to this corporate monopoly that has become our government, and if people have a problem with it, well I guess you can go burn some CDs and get back to beating your kids and having sex with your relatives. My America isn't about stupidity, drinking beer, sports or going to war! My America is about acceptance, tolerance, culture, and understanding. My America is about compassion and peace, and working towards the future for all citizens of this world, not just the wealthy! My brand of Patriotism is honest, clear and embraces even those I disagree with, (unless you try to compromise any of the rights I have mentioned.) America is worth fighting for, but it's a fight against ignorance that I am fighting. No More Bush in 2004! Almost as good as those Iran/Contra Trading Cards Great site about the Conservative Movement
Topic:
I want to take a break from the war...
Comment:
...to slam Texas for being America's Taliban...
Date:
Sat Apr 19 20:48:39 2003
Posted By
Terry

This is both stupid and outrageous.... keeping abreast of the idiots
Topic:
More war fun...
Comment:
The war gets even more wrong....
Date:
Fri Apr 18 12:18:04 2003
Posted By
Terry

So, the Iraqi people are starving and our troops are feasting on the former dictator's meat. And the media announces this story like it's proud of it. Gee, could raping the villagers be far off? This is pathetic. What century are we in? Disgusting barbarianism
Topic:
Who says there isn't any more good news?
Comment:
Shame on you Mr. Bush...
Date:
Fri Apr 18 09:28:12 2003
Posted By
Terry

Dropping like flies It's called the law, Mr. Cheney, and it is for you too
Topic:
Tear it down...
Comment:
Hand him his head...
Date:
Sun Apr 13 18:35:13 2003
Posted By
Terry

The rage is relentless... I left my heart in San Francisco
Topic:
This Is My First Post
Comment:
I'm a 22 Year Old Transexual from Duluth, MN
Date:
Sat Apr 12 14:12:26 2003
Posted By
Ian

Copped this link from Metafilter: You MUST watch The Parlor (85 MB, Streaming Windows Media), a short film directed by Geoffrey Haley. It's won a number of awards. I can honestly say it's the sort of short I wish I had done. Simple set, small cast, clever idea.
Topic:
The unknown soldier
Comment:
Support the troops and draft dodgers in office...
Date:
Fri Apr 11 23:26:43 2003
Posted By
Terry

Dubya is so fond of supporting the troops because he skipped out of Vietnam, I guess. Too bad, I guess he was a pretty good pilot, but a really dumb human being. Read it here
Topic:
Most Wanted
Comment:
Sniffin` around the "Bush"
Date:
Fri Apr 11 23:09:32 2003
Posted By
Terry

War sucks, and so does the Bush administration. Great site listing Bush's crimes
Topic:
Shock & Opportunism
Comment:
Coming Soon: Suicide Bomber Games!
Date:
Fri Apr 11 11:13:42 2003
Posted By
Ian

Talk about exploitive...Sony has already trademarked "Shock & Awe". So have a lot of other people, apparently (click here to search the latest list, if you care). Presumably you get extra points for collateral damage and creating anarchy. On a lighter note, Wired has a cool article about The Matrix. Check out The 10 Movies That Rocked John Gaeta's World (half way down the page).
Topic:
Where is Salam Pax?
Comment:
He hasn't Blogged since March 24th...
Date:
Thu Apr 10 13:10:37 2003
Posted By
Terry

I posted a link to this Blog last month, but shortly after, he stopped. Let us hope he is OK and has survived the invasion. His story is likely to get even more interesting soon as Starbucks and McDonalds are thrust into Iraq. Keep an eye out for Salam
Topic:
wake up... wake up... wake up...
Comment:
No one can tell you what the Matrix is...
Date:
Tue Apr 8 08:52:50 2003
Posted By
Terry

...You get to see it for yourself in a month from next Tuesday! There is not much else as exciting for me this season. The Matrix was by far the greatest movie of the Nineties, (just after Fight Club,) and I'm sure that the next two movies will be even better! There are themes in the Matrix that are more than relevant in our lives, and it is time for us to wake up and recognize this. PS:I have been crazy busy working on "Beyond Redemption," and will call you ASAP, Ian.Digital Fantastique http://www.digitalfantastique.com/beyond_redemption_cast_page.htm Enter the Matrix now...
Topic:
Jimmy the Greek Says...
Comment:
Odds Are, War Makes You Crazy
Date:
Sat Apr 5 11:55:54 2003
Posted By
Ian

In spite of the fact that this is all you get when you search "war makes you crazy" on google, the surgeon general seems to disagree. In fact, the American Psychological Association has specific tips for not going crazy.

By the way Terry, I don't think not posting at all counts as not making a war-related post. So pull my finger. And here's a new bet. I bet you can't make one post a day, five days in a row with an informative or amusing link not related to war. Oh yeah. Just one more war thing before I kick the habit. Anybody remember April Glaspie ?


Topic:
I'm back, and I win the bet!
Comment:
5 days of no war talk...
Date:
Thu Apr 3 09:37:36 2003
Posted By
Terry

Now let's get back to f*ckin` business about what a horrendous criminal Bush is, and how evil this administration is. But first, some poems by a man who knows nothing about peace... Donald Rumsfeld
Topic:
Where's Geraldo?
Comment:
A New Book for Kids Coming Soon...
Date:
Tue Apr 1 13:19:58 2003
Posted By
Ian

Don't know why everyone's in such a tizzy about Geraldo Rivera revealing U.S. troop positions. If you recall, he often thinks he's 300 miles from where he actually is anyway. Wondering where he is now? Why not play Where's Geraldo?
Topic:
The "Shucks and Awwww" Campaign
Comment:
Can War Really Be Funny?
Date:
Fri Mar 28 13:12:28 2003
Posted By
Ian

I'm going to try to stop babbling here about the war. There is more to life, I think. So to help ease away from expressing my horror and contempt for it all, here's a little satire. Infinite Jest has some fairly good stuff, especially "Cross Afire", which seems a lot more insightful than Crossfire ever could be. They also did some Propaganda Leaflet parodies, which is kind of like shootin' fish in a barrel. The real ones are already like parodies. Like this one, which seems to be threatening the civilians with US military MRE's..."If you don't do what we say, we'll bomb you with inedible food packets!"
Topic:
How To Get Shut Down By Your Hosting Company
Comment:
Show the Truth...
Date:
Wed Mar 26 13:50:51 2003
Posted By
Ian

If you've been finding the "night vision" views of the Iraq attacks entertaining, take a look at this. Be sure to bring a vomit pail. This is what war really looks like, not this.
Topic:
Dear Raed
Comment:
Is He For Real?
Date:
Wed Mar 26 12:23:32 2003
Posted By
Ian

An interesting follow-up on the Baghdad Blogger. Ran across this while reading about the censoring of Yellow Times, the hacking of Aljazeera.net, and why my cable company replaced the International Channel with the "Speed Channel" as the Iraq invasion commenced. Can't find any info on that one...
Topic:
Ian Bets Terry Can't Go Five Days
Comment:
Without a War-Related Post
Date:
Tue Mar 25 13:36:02 2003
Posted By
Ian

France declares war on McDonald's. Adbusters declares war on America. Looney tree-huggers declare war on civilisation. High-ranking officials declare war on their jobs. Feds declare war on 50 Cent. Oscars declare war on their penchant for overlooking genius. The U.S. government doesn't need to declare war. It initiates operations.
Topic:
...and the rich get...
Comment:
Iraqi oil
Date:
Tue Mar 25 10:49:34 2003
Posted By
Terry

This is so sad, and yet so obvious. Cheney must still have very strong ties with his former company. The Christmas bonuses at the White House will be sweet this year! Ian, thanks for the "What a Cute" link. It's my new favorite online journal. His name is "Dick" for good reason
Topic:
Let us pause and reflect....
Comment:
ABOUT SOMETHIN' BESIDES WAR, FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD?
Date:
Tue Mar 25 08:44:55 2003
Posted By
Ian

Okay, we'll segue to avoid giving you some kind of content trauma. Yes, it's time to get your well fire on. When you've realised it's still possible to laugh, take a look at Natsuko Murakami's blog. What A Cute! The Blogging is Large! Or check out HomeDespot.com (which could be pretty funny if they fleshed it out) Or meet Sally & Johnny. Black People Love Them!

You may now resume obsessing about war.


Topic:
Bush Sr.
Comment:
drug war in reverse
Date:
Sun Mar 23 22:31:11 2003
Posted By
Terry

Look back in anger
Topic:
actors & politics
Comment:
I've been a thinkin`
Date:
Sun Mar 23 22:28:56 2003
Posted By
Terry

Ya know, as I watch the Academy Awards, and witness so many intelligent people, I think of the conservatives and Republicans who attack actors for their political opinions. I just want to say, F**K You, Motherf*ckers! You had an actor for president, and Ronald Reagan was the beginning of a long line of evil men in office. Let us not forget his crimes, and as I watch the war atrocities today, let us never forget those our current Bush is committing with this war. back to the Iran Contra days
Topic:
The coin has two sides
Comment:
War is HELL!
Date:
Sat Mar 22 13:35:53 2003
Posted By
Terry

It has been a crazy few days. CNN showed the father of one of the killed Marines. The man held up a picture of his dead son and screamed in tears, "Mr. Bush, you took my only son!" My heart broke. How can America ever recover from this in the way we are viewed by the international community? I don't trust the Iraq leadership, and I don't trust ours. Cheney and Rumsfeld are the world's greatest liars! It is horrific what American's will believe. The "shock and awe" phase, which I watched with my wife, was indeed terrifying. If George Bush wants my respect and allegiance, he will end this war quickly, and we will help as much as we can to rebuild Iraq, and then step away. We have no business in their oil, but you know damn well the money trail to whoever is selling the oil for the Iraqi's, will lead back to this administration's pockets. Greed is not good, and it is running this country. Every day we lose more of our troops to death, and we can only hope we will not lose many more, and that innocent, suffering Iraqi's will not suffer too much. We know Bush will not rest this time until Saddam is gone, which is fine now that we have no say in this war, but how we proceed from here on, is crucial to the peace of this planet. Don't believe the white-washing, innocent people are getting hurt. Yahoo U.K. & Ireland is telling the story America is ashamed of
Topic:
One Bad Apple Don't Spoil the Whole Bunch, Girl
Comment:
But One Bad Bush Sure Messes Up A Country
Date:
Sat Mar 22 10:04:46 2003
Posted By
Ian

Two thoughts:
1.) I hope as people around the world stoke their hatred for America, someone can remind them that less than half of American voters (see totals at bottom) voted for our current militaristic regime, and that the citizens don't get a direct vote on who the politicians and generals decide to bomb anyway.
2.) During General Franks' press conference today, a reporter asked a very good question: If we're in Iraq primarily because they have "weapons of mass destruction" (like weapons don't create mass destruction anyway...) why has Iraq not used these weapons to defend themselves? He continued to ask if it was all a lie to justify the invasion. Guess he'll never get a job at Fox News...

Topic:
If we all stopped watching the war on TV.....
Comment:
...would they cancel it because of bad ratings?
Date:
Fri Mar 21 10:03:40 2003
Posted By
Ian

Very cool indeed Terry, I saw that guy's blog last month. It made me laugh when the U.S. media acted like setting trenches filled with oil on fire was something new. He mentions it here, on March 2. Unrelated: The British show something resembling decorum about flag waving, but to hell with that for us...and...we're listed as a PeaceBlog...
Topic:
CHECK THIS OUT NOW!!!
Comment:
This Iraqi engineer has a BLOG that is the real news...
Date:
Thu Mar 20 23:05:42 2003
Posted By
Terry

The best reading I have experienced in a long time. This is amazing, heart-breaking and just plain incredible. A REAL BLOG
Topic:
Slaughtering Humans
Comment:
It's just not as funny as it used to be...
Date:
Thu Mar 20 13:01:55 2003
Posted By
Ian

Good God, Terry. I know what you mean. After the initial queasiness I felt last night as GWII began, an altogether different kind of queasiness gripped me as I watched GWB deliver his address with those Stepford Wives, teleprompter eyes. I can't pull myself away from the news, whether on TV or on-line, but there's little other than speculation going on. Rumsfeld looked a little winded during his press conference this morning, but still conveyed more confidence than Bush ever could, which reminded me of this recurring image I have of Cheney & Rumsfeld being the Shari Lewis to GW's Lambchop. (Which then reminded me of the time Lamb Chop was asked why he talked so funny, to which he replied: "You'd talk funny too, if you had Shari Lewis' hand up your ass for forty years...") In any case, having Rumsfeld's hand up your ass would sure explain that weird, pained look on the The Dubs face. The only relief I've had the past couple days has been watching the Daily Show. Remember when war was funny?
Topic:
I want my MTV...
Comment:
Almost nodded off at war coverage...
Date:
Thu Mar 20 09:01:06 2003
Posted By
Terry

Horrific and dull. I wish we could sue. Support the troops who are pawns of the evil Emperor, Bush. Today I am proud to be an American... (who opposes this WAR!) (Ian, I'll call you tonight or tomorrow morning.)
Topic:
War is bad for children and political careers...
Comment:
stupid man, wages stupid war!
Date:
Thu Mar 20 08:06:49 2003
Posted By
Terry

So, it has started. Bush got his way, and the whole world is inflamed. Sadam will die smirking and too many American people will believe this war is about "freedom." It's just too perverted. More war updates later....
Topic:
DoublePlus Orange UnGood
Comment:
Goldstein Is Out To Get You! BB! BB!
Date:
Tue Mar 18 16:31:51 2003
Posted By
Ian

Wow. The already pointless and irritating Homeland Security Advisory System seems to have a new level: OrangePlus. Sounds like a soft drink....
Topic:
Another 48 Hours...
Comment:
I wish this was the Eddie Murphy version...
Date:
Tue Mar 18 09:08:19 2003
Posted By
Terry

...Instead of the "Bush vendetta" version. This is the most absurd time in American history. Everyone, please step down...Meanwhile, let the random killings and violence begin. Way to go Dubya, you're going get that bad man back for trying to kill your daddy.Death in Yemen
Topic:
Cowboy Diplomacy
Comment:
Hey Don, Hey Dick: Load up them six-shooters!
Date:
Mon Mar 17 14:22:06 2003
Posted By
Ian

Time to put on some Ennio Morricone and watch the world fall apart. Looks like in spite of positive spin articles like this one at CBS News and this one at MSNBC, the Bushes are back in the saddle, riding high on Cowboy Diplomacy. If (like me) you're feeling utterly embarrassed for the moment about being American, maybe you could seek Canadian citizenship, or at least hide in one of these T-Shirts. I can't believe they're moving ahead this way.
Topic:
What Am I Gonna Do With All This Ketchup?
Comment:
And then there's the Swiss Cheese problem...
Date:
Tue Mar 11 16:59:55 2003
Posted By
Ian

All this French-bashing lately is getting a little ridiculous. I'm sure they're devastated by our re-naming of the French Fry, that heart-attack-inducing lump of deep-fried potato substitute that has nothing to do with them in the first place. So, the country that brought us Descartes, Pascal, Sartre, photography and film ( I could go on...) is our enemy because they don't want to bomb the f--- out of an already eviscerated and impoverished country? Maybe they take this stance because they had their own Bush family over a hundred years ago. By the way Terry, don't worry about the War on Drugs any more...
Topic:
Dangerous Drug Dealer Chooses Leap to Death...
Comment:
..Instead of capture from campus police....
Date:
Tue Mar 11 07:45:54 2003
Posted By
Terry

Another sad incident of how law enforcement officers should be going after "real" criminals instead of student pot smokers...The war on drugs rages on...
Topic:
Flash!
Comment:
No really, just Flash....
Date:
Sat Mar 8 10:10:24 2003
Posted By
Ian

I've always thought video games were a waste of time. Strange then, that I like interactive things that have no purpose. Check out FlyGuy - float around and interact with random objects. Or, if you've never heard of Han Hoogerbrugge, check out Nails or Modern Living.
Games? For some reason, these two engage me: In this spear tossing game, it's incredibly hard to hold the cursor on the guy just the right amount of time for a good throw. And finally, someone has at long last done a 360-degree "breakout".
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