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Topic:
One last stab
Comment:
Here is the last Bush info link I will post in this election...
Date:
Tue Nov 2 13:27:22 2004
Posted By
Terry

PS: Rumour has it, this is a famous person's blog. VoteKerry2004
Topic:
Election Day nears...
Comment:
We are ready to see this thing finished.
Date:
Mon Nov 1 10:34:51 2004
Posted By
Terry

Well, Ian and I have taken a break from discussing politics because rather than beating you over the head with it like the media has we want people to make their own choices. (I’m tired of this election and really want it to be over.) I stopped watching television coverage or the news at all. I’ve made no secret of the fact that Bush doesn’t represent my beliefs and I don’t think he has done his job. I want John Kerry to win because I want change in America, good or bad. We really need it. My wife and I took a bike ride through Irvine neighborhoods yesterday and had to laugh at how every other house had a Bush or Kerry sign in their yard. This country is so divided, there is no true majority. I can get mad that people don’t question Bush’s policies and hold him and his administration accountable, but I can’t get mad because half of the country supports him. No matter who wins tomorrow, (or in a month,) it isn’t because the entire country thinks he should and that is something we need to think about. I could support a Republican candidate but I doubt if many Republicans would stand behind a Democrat. Our system of two parties doesn’t seem to help America solve problems or get things done. America needs to change a lot about what makes it work, because it isn’t working. We need a middle ground and we need to start working on real problems in this country. I feel like a lot of what this site has been about in the last couple of years has been a reaction to the Bush administration’s attempts to transform our country into a model of 1950’s conservatism. It is not the 1950’s and it will never be again. It is a more complicated world and maybe we need to simplify our lives and extend our help to one another more in order to bring peace to our country. We need to be smarter and to respect each other’s differences, and live and let live. In people’s hearts, they don’t need this site or the news to tell you the last four years have been horrible for America. Let’s give the Republicans four years to think about what made us unhappy about what this President has done, the Democrats four to prove they still matter. I believe John Kerry will manage this country better than George W Bush has and I still believe in America enough to believe more of you do too! I have a strong feeling about the outcome of this election, and either way, we will never be the same again.
Topic:
Electoral College for Dummies
Comment:
A lot of this, I did not know.
Date:
Fri Oct 15 14:24:24 2004
Posted By
Terry

Here is a nice link to how our voting system works. Since I voted for the first time this week, I thought I should research the process as much as I researched the issues on the ballot before I cast each vote. It only took an hour and a half to examine the issues and proposals and how I stood on each. I marked them down in the sample ballot book and brought it with me when I went to vote. People, too many Americans don't understand the parties they align themselves or the issues they fight for. Get educated and informed because it matters a little. I want to have children in the next two years with my wife and I would like to believe the planet will sustain life comfortably. If you believe as I do, that George W Bush doesn't represent your ideals or beliefs and hasn't done a good enough job over the last four years, please vote for Kerry. John Kerry has spent 20 years in public service and understands the issues and cares. He will surround himself with compassionate people who will actually WORK for your future and best interests. I believe this, but I also believe anyone deserves a chance over Bush. I can handle uncertainty under a new president, but I can't handle another four years of Bush. Electoral College Link
Topic:
vote for me
Comment:
Crawford is calling.
Date:
Wed Oct 13 17:50:49 2004
Posted By
Terry

Well, for the first time ever, I voted! California has an early voting system, and since I am going to be very busy with the new job, I thought I would do it. It felt magical! Maybe the Electoral College is a mess and out of whack, but if we let the disaster of 2000 jade us, we will never have a legitimate election again. I need to believe in the system, at least a little. I watched the Frontline special last night on Kerry and Bush and really found it to be unbiased and interesting. I can’t support a man who is as conservative as Bush and who wants to transform the nation to match his values because his values do not represent all American values. I cannot support a man who took us to war when we could have waited at least a few more weeks or months. The threat was not immediate, and we knew this. Whether you like John Kerry or not, at least he will surround himself with rational people who will help shape America in a positive way. As an independent, I feel comfortable with the Democrats winning this race this time. I want them to win because I don’t want America to lose under another four years of Haliburton.
Topic:
My life so far
Comment:
Terry wakes up from a dream, in a dream...
Date:
Fri Oct 8 14:14:16 2004
Posted By
Terry

Well, dear readers, the election is almost here and the debates have been fun, and politics are interesting for a time, but we all have lives and its time we start living them again. Whoever wins, can we get back to the business of looking after each other? Thanks, because our differences are supposed to be what makes us a great nation, not what makes us look like assh*oles! I do love America, though, but I need things to calm down a bit so I don’t feel like I have to be so involved in things I can’t control. My life has been full of highs and lows lately, but mostly positive highs, (I’d like to see more of my wife, but when I do see her I’m very happy.) My wife is adorable and I am madly in love with her. She is my best friend and my source of strength and inspiration. I haven’t been updating here as much as I’d like because I have been so busy. I meant to be active around the elections and do a lot of cheerleading and rallying, but I am honestly tired, and people are going to do what they will at this point. (Has anything I have ever said here actually influenced anyone’s opinion? Probably not, and I can live with that. Just around the time I was starting to feel like I might be working in video stores for another three years, something magical happened. I happened upon an ad for a video editor at a production company here in California, applied on a whim, interviewed and got the job. They liked my work enough, (as rough as what I presented was,) and it felt like we would all work well together and do great work. So, yeah I am finally doing what I love for a living with a company that I like and respect. I don’t know that I could feel any happier or more optimistic about anything. After years of grueling hard work and suffering, I have finally found a situation that matches my interests and ideals. Life is good.
Topic:
Climb on the peace train...
Comment:
I'd deport the f*cker, too!
Date:
Wed Sep 22 20:44:19 2004
Posted By
Terry

I once loved the music of Cat Stevens, (and even still do,) but I remember when he backed the killing of Salman Rushdie for the "Satanic Versus" and talked a lot of hateful ***, well he can go spew in the desert somewhere and praise Allah that he didn't wind up in Abu Ghraib. Tatu, on the other hand, should be sent to a detention facility in my house.
Topic:
Harold and Maude Will Never Be The Same...
Comment:
...Nor Will Russian Pop
Date:
Wed Sep 22 14:04:47 2004
Posted By
Ian

Rough day. Cat Stevens is a terrorist, and Russ Meyer is dead....

On the bright side, Tatu are are declaring their heterosexuality...


Topic:
Anne Rice...
Comment:
Too much time on her hands...
Date:
Tue Sep 21 10:02:48 2004
Posted By
Terry

I think I will send Anne a bill for the one million dollars she owes me for messing me up in high school with those damn vampire books. I kid, but she if you were Anne Rice, would you want those fans knowing where you live? Headline reads, "Author murdered in home by overzealous fans who believe they are REAL vampires." Scary. Ian, thanks for the laughter and the excellent reporting. I have spending too much time at these web sites lately, www.fleshbot.com and www.thesuperficial.com, both are NSFW most of the time and very amusing, (to me anyway.)
Topic:
Anne Rice On Amazon.com
Comment:
Get A Grip, Girl
Date:
Tue Sep 21 07:38:07 2004
Posted By
Ian

Anne Rice has kind of bugged me ever since the full page "letter" she wrote after Tom Cruise was cast in the "Interview" movie. You may or may not recall magazines like "Variety" running her lengthy justification letter for this odd casting choice, a letter which at the bottom read "Paid For By The Geffen Corporation".....

Well, this is even tastier. She apparently responded to Amazon.com reviews of her new book recently, beginning with "Seldom do I really answer those who criticize my work...", and proceeding to babble on for about 1200 words defending her work. Here's the link. Scroll down to "From the Author to the Some of the Negative Voices Here". She concludes with "If any of you want to say anything about all this by all means Email me at Anneobrienrice@mac.com. And if you want your money back for the book, send it to 1239 First Street, New Orleans, La, 70130. I'm not a coward about my real name or where I live. And yes, the Chronicles are no more! Thank God!

Leave it to the publicists, Anne. Oh yeah, buy the book while you're there....


Topic:
Someone else can do the blog today
Comment:
I founf this guy's site through Fark today...
Date:
Sun Sep 19 11:45:46 2004
Posted By
Terry

I'll let him do the talking today... Liberals are cool
Topic:
Terry speaks...
Comment:
...and doesn't hold back!
Date:
Tue Sep 14 11:44:52 2004
Posted By
Terry

Well, it is September 14, 2004 and we are just a month and a half away from the elections. I like the idea that a C student can be President, and that it doesn’t matter that he is an alcoholic who might have used cocaine, (that means people we know could one day still be President of this great country.) I would probably like George Bush in real life and pal around with him, but I’m not looking for a pal, I’m looking for someone to keep stability in America and not make waves. Well, you think Kerry sucks donkey balls and you hate liberals? Fine! Sometimes I hate liberals too. Honestly, from time to time, someone from every walk of life pisses me off. People are often self-serving hypocrites or they are just ignorant and clueless. Here is why I want John Kerry to win, George W. Bush is promising a lot of things now that he promised before he was originally elected that he hasn’t been able to do. Maybe John Kerry won’t do them either, but it is time for a change. We need to stop this “Right” versus “Left” bullshit and start talking and get unified. I don’t think we can go forward with George W. Bush. I think the world is nervous and we need a new representative, (even if he isn’t any better!) This is why I am asking people to vote for John Kerry. We need a clean slate, and a fresh start. In other news, I have cleaned house of a few things in my life that have been draining my energy and I feel great. I cut some ties, quit some reviewing jobs and am refocusing my energies. I have spent a lot of time dealing with people who didn’t want to pay for reviews or scripts and actors who were all too happy to take my money, but not fully commit to doing the job, (and then talked trash about me on their blogs while I bent over backwards for them.) From now on, I am only going to work with people who are honest and serious, mature and responsible. It is so important for me to finish a movie within the next couple of years and finally establish myself as a director. I am focusing my energies over the next couple of years to making this site great, working on my other site, www.mondopopsickle.com (which is basically just me listing the things I am into at the moment while full reviews will remain here,) and making “Codename: Silverfish.” Ian, if I haven’t said it lately, your friendship over the last 12 years or so has been very important to me. I hope our lifelong friendship continues and breeds more interesting, (but possibly paying,) collaborations. You are one of a kind!
Topic:
It's getting a little harder to defend the lies...
Comment:
...when the truth is so clear...
Date:
Thu Sep 9 08:40:26 2004
Posted By
Terry

We all knew Bush didn't show up for duty and lied about his service, but now it appears that, since this administration wants to make an issue of military serivce, Bush is the biggest cowardly liar there is. People, BUSH DIDN'T SERVE
Topic:
goose, meet gander
Comment:
i love america
Date:
Wed Sep 8 22:25:07 2004
Posted By
Terry

this will be news for exactly 5 seconds
Topic:
my record collection
Comment:
Your serve
Date:
Wed Sep 8 09:28:35 2004
Posted By
Terry

Who do you have to sue around here to get the truth?
Topic:
A Hand in the Bush...
Comment:
is worth, er...uh...
Date:
Tue Sep 7 15:37:50 2004
Posted By
Ian

This man gets scarier all the time. You may have heard about the latest Bushism:

"We've got an issue in America. Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."
(Speaking at a rally in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.)

Here's the audio goodness (mp3, 97KB)

And yes, I agree Terry, it was utterly horrifying how they "managed" the protesters in New York, especially stories like the Bikes Against Bush guy that got arrested while being interviewed by MSNBC.

Oh yeah. Then there was the Governor of Appalachia, Zell Miller:

At the Democratic Party of Georgia's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner – March 1, 2001:
"John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment."

At the Republican Convention:
"For more than twenty years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure. As a war protestor, Kerry blamed our military. As a Senator, he voted to weaken our military. And nothing shows that more sadly and more clearly than his vote this year to deny protective armor for our troops in harms way, far-away."

More audio goodness: Zell challenges Chris Matthews to a duel. (mp3, 108KB)


Topic:
Bushed
Comment:
What you didn't see at the RNC
Date:
Fri Sep 3 12:49:02 2004
Posted By
Terry

I will actually be writing a lot about George W. Bush's speech, (which was well written and delivered better than previous speeches,) but stil failed to speak to ALL Americans. First I would like to post an e-mail from my boss in NY... "Did you watch George last night? Well, he certainly changed my mind. What you are not seeing on TV is that there IS protesting going on. I do not think that the media is giving it any coverage. The City got fined $500,000.00 for keeping 500 people in central booking for more than 24 hours without being arraigned. The city was dragging its heels about releasing 500 protesters back on to the street. People not even involved with protests, people coming out of the subway have been rounded up. They are using these plastic nets to restrain the crowds. Policemen on scooters have been brushing up against the crowds and when people push them away the NYPD says that “officers have been attacked”. This is the new hope for our country. This *** is crazy. I cannot believe that this is going on. G"
Topic:
Rah, Rah, Siscoombah!
Comment:
How do you spell that, anyway?
Date:
Wed Sep 1 21:54:41 2004
Posted By
Ian

Man, this GOP convention ROCKS!!! Reagan's my man all the way! Oh wait. Huh? He's DEAD??? I'll vote him anyway. Great man.

BTW, Terry...Chris Matthews, partisan bastard that he is, pulled a great and probably overlooked little coup by having the other Reagan son (the one actually named RON) on the air as the GOP Reagan son finished his verbose preamble to the tear-jerking eulogy-slash-video.


Topic:
Nov. 2nd
Comment:
2 months to go...
Date:
Wed Sep 1 09:15:18 2004
Posted By
Terry

Bill Maher was really on fire this week on his show, which just gets better and better. Chris Matthews was on briefly and gave a great sound bite on swing votes, and the Republican guest came off like they all do, sputtering the same rhetoric, and just yelling louder than everyone else when it continues to not make sense. As an indepdenent, I say, get these Republican idiots out of office, and quick! Link of the day
Topic:
Now who's the "flip-flopper?"
Comment:
Scummy Bush
Date:
Tue Aug 31 22:36:29 2004
Posted By
Terry

I can't stand the idea of another four years of these assholes beating their chests in triumph when they've done nothing for this country but endanger the stability of the world. Make up your mind, asshat
Topic:
Electoral College Flunks Out!
Comment:
NY Times speaks its mind....
Date:
Sun Aug 29 14:41:57 2004
Posted By
Terry

It is revolution time, people! Good idea
Topic:
Not safe for work Link of the day!
Comment:
Do not go here...
Date:
Sat Aug 28 01:43:52 2004
Posted By
Terry

You won't believe your eyes... Seriously, don't go to this link! It isn't safe for work, home or anywhere.
Topic:
forgive me...
Comment:
my life has been a sin...
Date:
Wed Aug 25 01:55:38 2004
Posted By
Terry

I haven’t put any worthwhile thoughts into this Blog in a while and I feel a little contemplative lately. We’re in California again. The sun is always out and I still feel deeply troubled by the world. I am very, very happy, but not ready to let myself get comfortable. I want to know that all of the people I have ever troubled, trampled, hurt or lost are at ease and at peace. I would like to think the people I met when I was a screwed up kid have found their peace in adulthood. I would like to think the friends I left behind so long ago know that I still consider them dear friends. I would like to think my ex-wife has found happiness and joy from this world, (and hopefully is surrounded by the love she deserves.) Yeah, I made a lot of mistakes throughout the years. I stayed drunk and high for too long and let it burn my soul to a crisp. Besides drinking because I loved being intoxicated, I did it to stay numb, and I lost 15 years to a black hole that wears a ghost of my face. I haven’t aged much in those years physically, but my heart feels like a bruised apple. I would like to think that my dearest friends are on the verge of huge success and that they will wrestle those demons to the floor and scream in their faces that they won’t be needed anymore. I would like fewer prisons and more preventative measures. I would like us all to reach out to someone who really needs help, and for us all to give it without expectation of anything in return. I would like to leave this world a better place than I found it, but I think it is going to take a lot of help from all of you.
Topic:
Bush's Foreign Friends?
Comment:
Heh.
Date:
Sat Aug 21 06:18:36 2004
Posted By
Ian

For some mild amusement, go to Google, type in "bush's foreign friends" and click the "I'm feeling lucky" button. More by the same Google engineer here.
Topic:
kerry and bush
Comment:
Gee, I'm pretty concerned about Florida and this hurricane...
Date:
Thu Aug 12 10:48:20 2004
Posted By
Terry

I would hate for it to be wiped off the map and have the election go legit this time... I kid! It looks like they might be coming to their senses
Topic:
Paraskevidekatriaphobia is irrational...
Which begs the question:
What's the word for "Fear of Pronunciation"?
Date:
Thu Aug 12 06:44:23 2004
Posted By
Ian

HowStuffWorks.com explains Fiday the 13th.
Topic:
If it's the end of the world...
Comment:
...why does it have such a cute name?
Date:
Wed Aug 11 19:11:23 2004
Posted By
Ian

I always knew the BeeGees and GeeDubyas were something to fear, but I had no idea we should be afraid of Gee-Gee's! I always thought Gee-Gees were fun to ride, and adored by young girls worldwide....
Topic:
Who the hell is Tim Cuprisin?
Comment:
Er, a fat bald guy who works for a nothing paper in Wisconsin? **
Date:
Tue Aug 10 09:10:26 2004
Posted By
Ian

As of this morning as I post this, this article was the only thing Googleable about Clinton's appearance on The Daily Show last night, and the guy is DEAD WRONG. Clinton, as little as I cared for him in many ways in the 90's, came off as witty, articulate, and quite likeable. To bad he's not running this time, Bush would be toast.

** And has the hots for Monica Lewinsky



Topic:
killin for an XBox
Comment:
The florida killings were over XBox?
Date:
Mon Aug 9 01:25:39 2004
Posted By
Terry

...at least this was something I can understand. But seriously, how sad. Preach on anyway, Ian. We could all use some saving. By the way, I loved the last Bush info link. Chilling! I really want to talk to you in person, but am having a damn hard time getting a minute to call. Every day I think of it and set out to call, but am caught up in stuff. I went to a really nice gathering in LA yesterday though and saw a friend from the past. That was really nice. Her whole family is full of really smart and kind people and it was a very warm experience. And speaking of XBox... XBox Live has stolen my soul and my brain. Anybody who wants to play Rainbox Six: Black Arrow or Castle Wolfenstein with me should contact me at www.mondopopsickle.com. I love my job! I love California and I love that Bush might be out of a job in less than 3 months! Life is good. Ian, let's connect because I have a ton of material to submit to you, (including a review of a new photo book by Taschen that everyone is going to want to own.)
Topic:
God himself set a good example....
Comment:
....after working for six days, he rests for all eternity.
Date:
Sat Aug 7 16:57:02 2004
Posted By
Ian

Don't worry, I'm not preaching here; in fact I'm quite excited about the virtues of being the lazy-ass bitch that I am sometimes. (Finally, The Guardian posts some credible information.)
Topic:
The Big Lie Theory
Comment:
It's not just for Nazis anymore...
Date:
Thu Aug 5 18:00:47 2004
Posted By
Ian

If you've doubted the Bush administration's manipulation of terror alerts, check this out...
Topic:
Comment:
Date:
Thu Aug 5 11:02:43 2004
Posted By
Terry

Egads, I have actually been working so much since moving to California that I can barely find a spare moment to be appalled by our culture. Ian, I will be sending you reviews for new DVDs, (including the amazing “Outfoxed,” which I picked up for $6.99,) and some new erotic coffee table books from Taschen that will get people hot and horny for the November election. Because Orange County is in the news so much, I thought I would share the kinds of things we are in the news for out here… Also, here is a NSFW link to a site I may or may not be reviewing movies for… Ian, I will call you very soon.
Topic:
"Do As I Say, Not As I Do!"
Comment:
Is she brave or stupid? Or is someone lying?
Date:
Wed Aug 4 10:40:28 2004
Posted By
Ian

Laura Bush Visits Citicorp In NY Amid Terror Alert -CNN

A little refresher for the First Lady (especially perhaps number 4):

High Condition (Orange).
A High Condition is declared when there is a high risk of terrorist attacks. In addition to the Protective Measures taken in the previous Threat Conditions, Federal departments and agencies should consider the following general measures in addition to the agency-specific Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:

  1. Coordinating necessary security efforts with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies or any National Guard or other appropriate armed forces organizations;
  2. Taking additional precautions at public events and possibly considering alternative venues or even cancellation;
  3. Preparing to execute contingency procedures, such as moving to an alternate site or dispersing their workforce; and
  4. Restricting threatened facility access to essential personnel only.


Topic:
Kerry Leads By A Hare
Comment:
Ah, the Photoshopping possibilites....
Date:
Mon Aug 2 03:41:01 2004
Posted By
Ian

Enh, what's up, doc? Rare Bush Bunny also sighted.
Topic:
Thank God For Lawyers...
Comment:
How else would we know McDonald's coffee is hot?
Date:
Tue Jul 27 17:45:43 2004
Posted By
Ian

That JibJab link below was great. Figures they might be getting sued...
Topic:
Prostitution Crackdown At Democratic Convention
Comment:
You'll Have To Find A New Corner, Ann
Date:
Tue Jul 27 17:35:06 2004
Posted By
Ian

Although the quality of her journalism would be a good fit for USA Today, they dropped Ann Coulter anyway, allegedly because of her first submitted column which CBS News says started with:

"Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston, conservatives are deploying a series of covert signals to identify one another, much like gay men do. My allies are the ones wearing crosses or American flags. The people sporting shirts emblazoned with the 'F-word' are my opponents."

C'mon Ann, if being Republican is so great, how come Michael Moore makes more money than you?


Topic:
Here is the link
Comment:
Thanks to Allissa for this link!
Date:
Tue Jul 27 09:34:26 2004
Posted By
Terry

Jib Jab now!
Topic:
still lazy, but jazzed!
Comment:
I said "jazzed!"
Date:
Tue Jul 27 09:32:57 2004
Posted By
Terry

This link is seriously so funny you will roll on the floor! I was dying! Its such a weird time, but to quote porn scribe, Scott Fayner at lukeford.com, "Bush is a retard and if you vote for him, so are you!"
Topic:
somethin for ya
Comment:
I have been lazy
Date:
Mon Jul 26 13:41:23 2004
Posted By
Terry

Spend some time here while I get the strength back to be political
Topic:
Republicans ain't gonna steal no more
Comment:
strike that
Date:
Thu Jul 15 20:28:32 2004
Posted By
Terry

These little monkeys just don't want to play fair, but we're not going to let them do it again, are we? fighting the good fight against Bush
Topic:
Cameron Diaz= Good porn, Catholic Church = Bad porn!
Comment:
This is even scarier!
Date:
Thu Jul 15 18:47:41 2004
Posted By
Terry

This article on a recent massive stash of child porn found in a Catholic Church will shock you... (uh, actually no, it probably won't.) Here is the article
Topic:
Cameron Diaz's lawyers want you!
Comment:
Don't look or listen, and forget what you've seen!
Date:
Thu Jul 15 18:44:00 2004
Posted By
Terry

Wow, it seems the Cameron Diaz S&M photoshoot video that has proven to be her best performance to date is realliy causing a stir. Her lawyers are even threatening anyone who is reporting on it or linking to it. I encourage everyone of the legal viewing age to view this piece of history and to remember that whatever you do on camera might someday be seen by the whole world. Celebrities are no better than average citizens and shouldn't participate in things they might be ashamed of later, (especially in front of someone with a camera and a freakin` video camera.) Cameron Diaz has been one of my favorite actresses for a long time, but the harder she pushes on this, the less respect I have for her. Let it go. The video is so timid it isn't funny. It's just silly. Here is the link to the article.
Topic:
Ann Arbor celebrities
Comment:
Ian, do you remember this guy from Liberty Street Video?
Date:
Wed Jul 14 20:19:31 2004
Posted By
Terry

How funny. I found this link and recognized the name. He was always trying to get people to do his "nude in public" pics. Good for him, I guess. I prefer photographing nudes inside where you can spend a little more time getting it right, but good for him for making a living of it. Read about Ann Arbor photographer here
Topic:
Today's letter to CNN
Comment:
A letter a day keeps insanity away!
Date:
Mon Jul 12 19:12:51 2004
Posted By
Terry

I sent this letter to CNN. While I watched George W Bush defend his Iraq invasion today I realized if 9/11 hadn't happened, he would have NOTHING but air blowing from his mouth and now they are schemeing to delay the Presidental elections? Can't this administration and the Republicans approach this election without sabotaging it like they did in Florida? All Americans should be ashamed that we allowed this puppet into this esteemed office. More ways to sabotage the elections
Topic:
La Belle Noiseuse - Afterthought on art and nudity…
Comment:
I need to go to art school...
Date:
Fri Jul 9 11:37:34 2004
Posted By
Terry

Jacques Rivette’s 240 minute masterpiece, “La Belle Noiseuse” has just been released on DVD by New Yorker Video. It is one of my top ten favorite films, and is the exploration of art, the artist, the suffering, and inspiration. It is also over 2 hours of the beautiful Emmanuelle Beart nude, (which is incidental because of the powerful subject matter and execution of this deeply soulful movie.) Cameron Diaz may have made a silly nude S&M video, but she will sadly probably never make a movie as good as this one or give a performance as honest and raw as Emmanuel Beart’s. Go buy this DVD!
Topic:
Cameron Diaz S&M VIDEO
Comment:
We report it because you need to know!
Date:
Fri Jul 9 11:14:48 2004
Posted By
Terry

elebrity sex tapes come and go, (You’re nobody if you don’t have one floating around,) but when I heard Ms. Diaz had one released, (against her will,) I had to investigate. Cameron Diaz has been one of my favorite actresses for many years now. I like her spirit and her energy, and sure, she’s very beautiful! I heard about the tapes and pictures, but since Cameron is suing to block their release, I didn’t think the public would ever see them, (though Cameron Diaz did run topless on the beach when she was dating Matt Dillon,) so it isn’t like we haven’t seen her half nude before.) There are also topless images of her in a swimming pool that are a couple of years old and the bottom line there is, so what, she has breasts. America is obsessed with seeing and pretending we don’t want to see what everyone wants to see! Get it? We openly act offended and disgusted at Janet Jackson and Britney Spears when they do something shocking and then we search endlessly for the images in front of our computer screens in a darkened room, (or at least us men do!) I have seen the video! Cameron Diaz should not be ashamed of it, nor should she be ashamed that she is topless. The photographer is the one who should be ashamed because his verbal direction makes you cringe, “go baby, go baby, go baby…” over and over again until you want to slap him. The shoot, of Cameron and another woman in fishnets pretending to dominate a man-slave, is so cheesy it hurts, (but it’s still a better movie than “Vanilla Sky,” which is a shitty remake of a good Spanish movie where Cameron Diaz doesn’t get naked but sure as hell should of, making my $8 disappear less painfully.) Cameron Diaz has never done nudity in her movies! Not once! She has carefully controlled her career to support her status as a movie star and even though some of the roles she has taken might have called for it, she didn’t appear nude for her personal reason, (but I imagine it’s to ensure a wholesome image and mainstream roles and success.) Now, why do you think I am devoting so much energy on this topic when there is a very important election campaign heating up? I’ll tell you why. As a proud American, I am sick and tired of the lack of nudity in movies and television, and I am tired of the hypocritical, faux-puritanical attitude in this country. Sex is natural, and wanting to see the human body naked is natural and nothing to be ashamed of! I respect Cameron Diaz’s desire not to have this video and the images circulating the internet, but I’m also going to look at something I want to see if given the chance. People do crazy things when they are young and you have to live with it. It is said that the photographer who is circulating these images forged the release form, and to this I say, “I really, really doubt it.” From the video it is pretty obvious that it is a photo shoot and that the models are being paid, (or else they sure as Hell wouldn’t have stuck around,) and that they are all consenting adults. Cameron, you were an up and coming model, deal with it! Get a cut of the DVD release and grin and bare it! Photographer guy, you are a really cheesy motherf*cker, but thanks for the images. American public, stop acting like a breast is the “devil eating a baby,” it’s just fat and skin, (shaped deliciously!) Celebrities in general, please keep recording your selves having sex and acting like the human beings that you are so we all can feel better about ourselves and enjoy life just a little more! Thank you, this has been a public service announcement from the “Terry loves celebrity nipple association!” Now, unless Ian can find this thing for free, you have to pay to see it, but here is where you can, and here is the link to Adult Video News’s article! (None of this is safe for work or home. Go to a fallout s
Topic:
Subsonic Hedgehog
Comment:
"Am I dead now mommy?"
Date:
Wed Jul 7 14:13:19 2004
Posted By
Ian

Well, now that the mourning's over, let's recall some other, less savory things about Reagan, courtesy (of all people) Christopher Hitchens.
Topic:
We've got this thing!
Comment:
Kerry/Edwards 2004 - for a new America!
Date:
Tue Jul 6 08:28:19 2004
Posted By
Terry

This will swing a lot of people our way
Topic:
Tomorrow is the day!
Comment:
Kerry on, onward soldier!
Date:
Mon Jul 5 23:16:04 2004
Posted By
Terry

Kerry just might pick his running mate tomorrow, and that has me more excited than if it were my birthday. Pick me, pick me! Ok, don't pick me, but please pick John Edwards. (I hope none of you mind that I've been pciking up the slack while Ian takes care of business. I have been a slacker for the better part of three months while I switched coasts, so I'm making up for it by blogging every day until the elections.) Get ready for Kerry to take the lead
Topic:
An open letter to the Kerry campaign!
Comment:
It's getting down to the wire!
Date:
Sun Jul 4 14:24:38 2004
Posted By
Terry

Here is a copy of a letter I e-mailed to the Kerry people today! People, getting Bush out of office is so important it isn't funny. Put every other thought out of your head and support John Kerry. Once he is in office, stay involved and put the pressure on him to fight for what you want. We want freedom in this country without fear of our own government and we want peace and we want safety. (We can have both!) We want the conservatives to have freedom from being exposed to smut and vice in their faces and we want the freedom to our Howard Stern, porn and Janet Jackson without people trying to take it from us. We also want clean air and a healthy environment. We want decent health care for ALL AMERICANS, (hello George Bush, not just the rich and Christian.) We want a leader with common sense and a level head with an open mind and a healthy world view. OK, I have been a supporter of John Kerry long before he even announced he was running for President. I let every one in NYC know over a year ago that he was the one who could beat Bush. My support never waivered, (though Wes Clark and John Edwards tempted me,) and now more than ever I am ready to see John Kerry replace Bush in the White House and bring America back to the people! Here are a few suggestions... John Edwards is the best choice for Vice President. He has the energy and ideas, soul and spirit to steer steady the campaign. He will appeal to the heartland, the South and to young people! Get him at any cost because he will ensure a win! Offer Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt, wes Clark and, are you ready? Ralph Nader positions in the cabinet! Nader will not hurt the campaign if you have Edwards because people who used to love Nader, (myself,) will not vote for him this time because we want "Big Brother Bush" out! Last, do not let the American people forget that Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Rumsfeld have all been connected to very questionable practices, (see Fahrenheit 9/11 for a few examples,) and that they HAVE NOT had America's best interest in mind. It's also time for Democrats and Liberals to stand firm and strong. We need to stop letting these Right-wingers paint us as weak and soft. Put James Carville and Paul Begala to work because they are tough as hell and not afriad to point out the strengths of the Democratic party! We can't let these savages EVER take over our government again of this great country. Too many innocent lives have been lost because of these war-mongers! Thanks!
Topic:
Brando has left us! (How I wish this one wasn't true!)
Comment:
I may never watch another movie again!
Date:
Fri Jul 2 11:47:55 2004
Posted By
Terry

Marlon Brando has been one of my top ten favorite actors since I was a kid. I've read books about him and posted his pictures on my wall! I've seen almost every movie he has ever been in, (my favorite Brando performance is in "The Fugitive Kind," and my real first date with my wife was watching "Don Juan DeMarco" just for Brando. Losing Brando stings hard. It hurts because he was a huge star who never wanted to be a huge star. He was as anti-establishment as they come, and a rebel until the day he died. I hope everyone who ever made a fat joke about him loses all of their money today. Brando was so good an actor, you could feel him coming through the screen, breathing right next to you. His life was rife with tragedy and loss from the beginning, and it seems he had it rough right until the end. I wish this man would have lived forever and given us so many more performances. It is said that he had a wild and mischievous sense of humor and that he never took anything too seriously. Today I envy the afterlife, Marlon Brando is putting whoopee cushions beneath the angel's clouds and shuffling away giggling. We love you Marlon, we love you so much. Rest easy, sweet Brando!
Topic:
Terry's Fahrenheit 9/11 Review!
Comment:
Goodbye Yellow-Spined Bush!
Date:
Mon Jun 28 12:02:18 2004
Posted By
Terry

ahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore is the most important film of the last ten years, not because it reveals a conspiracy at it’s darkest root, but because it ties together what we already know and presents it in one place. It’s almost as though Moore is saying, “Don’t trust these people, because they simply don’t have your best interest in mind,” and then backed it up with fact after fact. Sadly, those people you shouldn’t trust happen to be the United States government and the Bush administration. Nothing depicted in the film is untrue. Moore simply spells it out, hands us Bush’s uncensored military record, illustrates the ties between Bush’s oil corporations and the Bin Ladden family, and the disturbingly close relationships with Saudi Arabia and the Bush family. The audience in conservative Orange County, California I saw it with cheered and applauded with the films and booed Bush at every turn. People seemed to leave the theater with the desire to run to the polls and vote Bush the hell out of office. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a great, great film on every level. I was nearly moved to tears on many occasions and felt very sad that this great country is being trampled and raped by scumbags like Bush, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft. Moore didn’t need to manipulate or bend the facts to dictate his message because the message is clear, Bush’s government is not interested in the status quo of America. They are only interested in their agenda, which is some twisted religious perversion, and to make their rich friends a whole lot richer. The important thing to remember here is that it isn’t just George W. Bush that has brought down America’s good name, this has been going on for a very long time and it is his father and the people who surrounded him, that are very much to blame for American’s bad blood around the world. The Bush’s should never be allowed to hold office again in this country, and fortunately Americans are getting hip to this on their own as Iraq gets worse and worse and we see that the Bush America is not a prospering America for all of it’s people, but only for the believers. Christians and Republicans alike should be insulted by this president because he has perverted both with a grandiose mockery! Bush’s evangelicals are only in the Middle East for two reasons, oil and to push the world closer to the brink of apocalypse so their beloved Jesus comes back faster. (This is my view, not Moore’s!) Fahrenheit 9/11 is smart, funny, sad and liberating. People are constantly insulting Moore and demeaning his work because they think he takes too many liberties and distorts the truth. This is the handiwork of conservative Right-Wingers who are really good at making good people look bad and discrediting them to save the face of their cause. In the case of the Bush administration, this cause can’t be saved. Americans who once supported Bush will be turning away from his lies and betrayals in droves. George Bush and his administration should be held accountable for the hundreds of dead American soldier killed for a lie in Iraq and hopefully Fahrenheit 9/11 will, at the very least, open the eyes of the sleeping and get them to vote Bush out in November. I love Michael Moore. I love him with all of my heart and soul and he is the bravest and most courageous American in this country. This isn’t about playing politics. This documentary is about a nation asleep, allowing a crooked government to step into power and abuse it with ever ounce of their fiber. Michael Moore, I love you! You make a difference where others just shoot off their mouth. Everyone needs to see Fahrenheit 9/11 as soon as possible, and we should never forget the lesson of these last four years. Absolute power corrupts and the best of America lies in the hearts of the little guy, not a cabal of wealthy assholes who laugh about the misfortune of the poor and send their children off to war.
Topic:
Yeah, hi Yahoo News. We already reported this story!
Comment:
Bush is Hitler? No, he just likes him in his adds! No, actually, Bush is Hitler!
Date:
Sat Jun 26 17:11:43 2004
Posted By
Terry

Click to see why the Bushie people think it's OK to use Hitler's image, but no one else can get away with it without Conservatives frothing at the mouth Now go read why Michael Moore's new movie WILL make a difference in November
Topic:
The Bush/Cheney ad
Comment:
...weird even for Bush/Cheney...
Date:
Fri Jun 25 20:52:21 2004
Posted By
Terry

Yesterday Cheney used the "F" word in public towards a Democrat, and today the Bush/Cheney web site has this creepy ad up that is really inappropriate and weird even for them. Check it out and e-mail them to take it down. Kerry/Edwards 2004
Topic:
Dick's feathers were ruffled...
Comment:
This is very funny!!!!
Date:
Thu Jun 24 22:04:45 2004
Posted By
Terry

Cheney has a potty mouth! F*ck all that, we've got to get on with the show
Topic:
And Iran, I ran so far from atomic weapons...
Comment:
Iran is in our crosshairs now...
Date:
Thu Jun 24 20:16:01 2004
Posted By
Terry

Iran has always been a country I hated. My earliest memory of having a political emotion was in 5th grade during the Iran hostage crisis. I would write long essays about how enraged I was, and my teacher would be impressed and say I was "level-headed." I believe Iran is now, once again, testing our limits and it is time to strike. I call for imeadiate sanctions and evenutal war against Iran. (Because, hey isn't that how it's done these days?) Bush can pronounce atomic much easier than nuclear
Topic:
Bush loves not to torture...
Comment:
Unless it stays secret...
Date:
Wed Jun 23 15:06:19 2004
Posted By
Terry

Is anyone else sick to their stomachs about all of this inhumanity from all sides?
Topic:
No more beheadings please!
Comment:
OK, now that I’ve asked nicely…
Date:
Wed Jun 23 14:21:34 2004
Posted By
Terry

No more beheadings please! These Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are compromising my liberal leanings. I am really starting to feel very militant and wish to see these maniacs plucked out of their cowardly holes and crushed into powder. And just who does Iran think it is? If they think bush won’t make them next, they are crazy! We need a new war. The old one is so 2003. Iran could use a good ass-kicking, bunker-busting, cluster –f*ck, kill joy, American style. Perhaps instead of abusing our detainees, we should start beheading them? Too extreme? If it continues, I may have to enlist.
Topic:
James Carville For President
Because:
We All Need A Little Levity
Date:
Tue Jun 8 09:27:31 2004
Posted By
Ian

"Back in 2000, a Republican friend of mine warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Al Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true."

James Carville, Democratic strategist


Topic:
A Nice Republican Idea
Comment:
Why Aren't Republicans Putting It To Work?
Date:
Mon Jun 7 11:20:06 2004
Posted By
Ian

"For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this long trend is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political, and economic upheavals. You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?"

Ronald Reagan, Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981


Topic:
Ann Coulter For V.P.!
Oh yeah:
Happy "Isn't War Great" Day
Date:
Mon May 31 16:35:24 2004
Posted By
Ian

McSweeney's has listed the pros and cons of possible V.P. picks for Kerry. My favourite:

Ann Coulter, columnist
Pro: Flattering position would silence her exposing of the true evil liberal agenda
Con: Is composed entirely of spiders and deadly snakes writhing beneath a latex "skin".

See more here.


Topic:
movie geeks debate
Comment:
Any takers?
Date:
Sat May 22 17:27:20 2004
Posted By
Terry

Politics, aintitcool style
Topic:
conspiracy or fact?
Comment:
I found this and had to share!
Date:
Sat May 22 16:50:10 2004
Posted By
Terry

Michael Moore's new documentary won the Cannes film festival's top prize today, sharing that honor with David Lynch, who won in previous years. I found this link at the talkback at www.aintitcoolnews.com Too Crazy to believe?
Topic:
Your Bush criminal fact of the day!
Comment:
I'll feign shock this time.
Date:
Mon May 17 19:38:42 2004
Posted By
Terry

I thought it would be fun to start looking for regular info on Bush's missteps and shady dealings. Here's the first one... Here ya go Mr. Kerry
Topic:
Stand up, Get up, Stand up for your rights...
Comment:
Ramblin return
Date:
Sun May 16 19:42:25 2004
Posted By
Terry

Ian, what a thought-provoking and well said post. I have been too absent here lately with my life in transition, but my participation will hopefully increase in the coming weeks. My outrage has been like a rollercoaster lately, but I am hardly surprised at the increase of the oncoming, (and seemingly unstoppable,) industrial military complex corporate government. The last few years have gone pretty much the way I assumed they would. The right-wing came in and bullied the free-thinking and peace loving Americans and waged war on the rest of the world. I feel bad for those of you who take pride in your religion and faith because this administration has made a mockery of faith and religion. For the rest of us, who love America too, (but don’t follow the guide to being a George Bush patriot,) America is becoming a looming shadow of doom and negativity. The more American flag stickers on the back of speeding SUVs I see, the more I want a bumper sticker that says, “I love my country too, but I’m not an asshole about it!” Take Ian’s advice and pray and hope that hope comes to this frightening time, and then take some from me… America is not your free settlement to ruin just because you were born here! If you love this country, stop littering and driving like an idiot, endangering other people’s lives. Stop going to church on Sunday morning and raping your stepdaughter in the evening. Stop lecturing about your beliefs and ideals and start listening. Above anything else, know that the rest of the world is annoyed with us because many of us have no common sense or respect for others. Stop defending freedom only when it supports your beliefs and start defending the right to be and live freely for all! We need to mind our own business and defend the rights of people who want to mind their own business as well. I just got back from Massachusetts and soon there will be gay marriage in that state and people, like it or not, there isn’t any reason they shouldn’t be able to. Marriage is not sacred. I’m on my second and how most of America’s hetros have had more than one. The only people who should be offended are stupid, ***-kicking hillbillies and uneducated Americans who only question what they are told to, (rather than information they have found on their own.) Americans need to stop being such hypocrites! End of story! Change America by starting with yourself. Take every day one at a time and vow with your first step off of your bed that you will be a better person and calmly respect others. Hatred and greed seems to be the most American quality we have seen lately, but it changed with individuals first! On a personal note, I just returned from Hawaii and had an amazing time! Americans need to follow the example of the lovely Hawaiian people who are the most chilled people on the planet! I’m days away from leaving my home state of ten years and for as much as New York is loved, I must move on. I have not said it here in awhile and I need to get my ass in gear. People, you may not like it, but John Kerry is the only plausible step towards undoing the damage of this administration. John Kerry may piss me off for not being angry enough or tough enough when he needs to stand up and be direct and clear on issues, but he’s my pick for the next President of the United States. If you don’t want Bush, he’s your pick too, and people better stand behind him and rally others to do the same before we lose this election and all end up in prisons for voicing our opinions. an example
Topic:
Just A Sunday Rant
Comment:
"Ian, Get Off Yuh Soapbox"
Date:
Sun May 16 04:01:05 2004
Posted By
Ian

The reason America creates war is that there is no personal peace here. We're consumed by the guilt of the horrible things we did to the people who lived here before us, and what we did to each other once we lived here. The civil war this country enjoyed was a cakewalk compared to the economic and social havoc we've wrought against each other since. The most abundant, and blessed land on Earth has been wielded as a shiny, sharp, and unthinking silver sword instead of the silver platter, the cornucopia it could be. I'm finding it harder and harder to be an American, as much as I could stand proudly for what I think that really means. The upcoming elections feel already like a lark, a sham, but I'll vote anyway, because I can.

I've lived long enough to learn that humans have always chosen to kill each other to shape their agendas, so I have no hope (though I have prayers) that we'll ever live in a world without war. In the meantime, in spite of the fact that I often express my feelings about life and the human race with a mixture of hope, cynicism, and humour, I pray, and wish we all could, that someday everyone will just look at the person near them and realise there's no reason to hate them, we're all so much more alike than we could ever be different. I'm going to keep praying, but it's so dark down here lately that sometimes I feel alone in my venture.


Topic:
"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier..."
:
"...so long as I'm the dictator." (GWB, Dec. 19, 2000)
Date:
Wed May 5 00:53:11 2004
Posted By
Ian

In one of only three press conferences since he took office, Bush was asked to name a mistake that he has made since taking office and what he has learned from it. With his usual deer-in-the-headlights expression, his mind went blank and he couldn't think of one. This site lists a hundred.
Topic:
Just the facts, ma'am
Or:
Unraveling Jack's Webb
Date:
Sat May 1 07:47:39 2004
Posted By
Ian

We all know we're being lied to on a regular basis, and that the news media has lost all credibility. Take a look at Iraq on the Record, FactCheck.org, or Claim vs. Fact. Cool resources for seeing who's distorting what.
Topic:
Articles
Comment:
Dude, you're not alone!
Date:
Fri Apr 23 08:08:42 2004
Posted By
Terry

I want to read your articles. I've got a bunch of new ones coming. I think we should have enough for a whole new launch, and then make sure we're keeping our dealines. How does July 15th sound for an official echopraxia re-launch? Avid readers, we haven't been updating as much because all of our lives are in transition. I'll be picking up my end of the slack as soon as my reloaction is complete. That said, I really love our site. Here is an amazing story on Stanley Kubrick to hold you over
Topic:
I'll Take The Chimp To Block
Comment:
Then I'll Pick Your Nits, If You Don't Mind
Date:
Fri Apr 23 07:48:20 2004
Posted By
Ian

Head lice getting you down? Get revenge. Kerry's proposed tax increases pissing you off? Fight back. Feeling frisky? Why not Spank Bush? Wanna play dressup? You can dress up GW here or here. (The second link's a little more fun.) And finally, play tic-tac-toe with the chimp himself (careful, he's crafty).

Hey guys, am I the only person left around here? Maybe I should write some articles?


Topic:
Halliburton Web Design
Or :
More Bang For Your Beck
Date:
Wed Apr 21 16:54:02 2004
Posted By
Ian

Your tax dollars at work. I'd love to know who the contractor was for the web site of the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority (I bet it was Halliburton Web Design). It's a direct rip-off of the Brookings Institution web site, all the way down to pieces of code, including things as obvious as:
"submenu name="Brookings Review" id="brs" url="/press/review/rev_des.htm"
If they've changed the site since this post, here are side-by-side screenshots.

On a positive and completely unrelated note, you can stream the entire Beck C.D. "Mellow Gold" by simply giving up your e-mail.


Topic:
Then she whipped out her gun, and tried to blow me away...
Comment:
...Dude looks like a lady
Date:
Sat Apr 17 08:01:19 2004
Posted By
Ian

I knew there was something a little peculiar about Brini Maxwell...
Topic:
My Posting Technique Is Unstoppable!
Comment:
When Are You Guys Gonna Actually Write Some New Stuff?
Date:
Tue Apr 13 20:13:07 2004
Posted By
Yo Mamma

Finally tired of Get Your War On? Try the new "My Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable" flash game at Unstoppable.com. Or maybe you're more the filing type (More Flash). Or maybe you think you're smart. (So far I'm only up to level twelve on that last one. Flash, make sure you jot down the passwords.)
Topic:
He Takes A Grilling
Comment:
And Keeps On Swilling!
Date:
Tue Apr 13 09:09:17 2004
Posted By
Ian

These former Enron execs are OUT OF CONTROL.
Topic:
Long time, no see
Comment:
Ian, I'll call you tonight
Date:
Sat Apr 10 10:23:03 2004
Posted By
Terry

The lies unravel. Check out this great site!
Topic:
Ball Of Confusion
Comment:
That's What The World Is Today
Date:
Wed Apr 7 07:01:12 2004
Posted By
Ian

Life is so confusing. Apparently moderate drinking is good for you, but drinking too much can kill you if you're a hypocrite. Meanwhile masturbating prevents cancer, unless you're John Ashcroft, and high oil prices are bad, unless you're Dick Cheney . Recent posts archived here.