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Topic:
Pigs In Space!
Comment:
Bet Halliburton Gets The Contracts...
Date:
Fri Dec 5 10:50:12 2003
Posted By
Ian

This is sickening. The Bush administration is planning moon bases to help us forget about Iraq. Don't be fooled, they've been talking about "Space Control" at New American Century for ages:

....CONTROL THE NEW “INTERNATIONAL COMMONS” OF SPACE AND “CYBERSPACE,” and pave the way for the creation of a new military service – U.S. Space Forces – with the mission of
space control. ....

Read all about it in (right-click, save as, it's an Acrobat File) RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf available on ther web site.


Topic:
Warblogs
Comment:
Ouch! I've been hyperlinked!
Date:
Wed Dec 3 08:36:55 2003
Posted By
Ian

Is blogging against war a waste of time? Pass the cheetohs, yo.
Topic:
How does Michael Jackson pick his nose?
Comment:
From a catalogue!
Date:
Sun Nov 30 21:27:02 2003
Posted By
Ian

YIKES!!! No wonder Michael Jackson had all that surgery....
Topic:
Thankfully-Thanks, Giving, Got it!
Comment:
Er, what?
Date:
Sun Nov 30 14:55:10 2003
Posted By
Terry

Ian, love your new self-blog! More please! Will I get rotten fruit thrown at me if I admit how impressed I was that Bush ate with the troops? It might have been calculated, but it was still sweet of him. (Grumble, I don't know why he didn't invite us to the ranch!) Anyway, what I want to know is whether you and I will be having dinner together this week? Give me a call!
Topic:
My Bum is on the Bush
Comment:
A Full Moon in the U.K.
Date:
Mon Nov 17 08:18:04 2003
Posted By
Ian

Seems G-Dub is a little less than popular in the U.K. these days. There are a bunch of blogs promoting ways to protest his presence there. My favorite so far:
Bare Your Bum at Bush!
They offer advice like:
"If you hear of a visit to your part of town or happen to see George W Bush, bare your arse in his general direction. Don't be afraid to wiggle it about a bit and maybe even spread your cheeks; this is a political statement you're making and you don't want to do things by halves, now do you?"
They also have some cute posters:


Topic:
MP3 Dot-Bomb
Comment:
Make Room For The New Indies...
Date:
Sat Nov 15 09:52:27 2003
Posted By
Ian

Took much longer than I thought, but it's over at mp3.com. If you want a collector's item, buy the Ambient Items Benefit CD (until Monday 11/17/03) to support Amara Conservation . Can't believe mp3.com survived as long as it did, or was re-acquired so many times. Over the past couple years, it became impossible to find any decent indy music there, but I still used their CD services for a few projects. Time to start our own virtual label ...
Topic:
The last Paris Hilton Blog comment
Comment:
...but how was your stay, Ms. Hilton?
Date:
Thu Nov 13 07:09:09 2003
Posted By
Terry

Good work, Ian. I did manage to find it that night, but quickly realized what a waste of time it was. Nonetheless, we all love a good video scandal, and I enjoyed this one just as much as any other. I don't know why her family was so outraged, Paris is going to be a huge star, and not just in the Hamptons. The verdict is, people have sex, and sometimes they videotape it. Sometimes we get to watch. Oh, by the way Ian, I changed the passwords aftre our computer was hit with a virus. The old computer was wiped out, and we had to get a new one. It was awful. Anyway, I hope to talk to you tonight.
Topic:
Terry wants a womb....
Comment:
....at the Paris Hilton
Date:
Wed Nov 12 03:24:45 2003
Posted By
Ian

Well, here's a link, it worked at 3am EST. Kinda creepy. Sony Nightvision™ looking stuff. I saved a copy if that link doesn't work. I would've uploaded it to digifan, but you seem to have changed the password for FTP access. Anyway, who'd you pick for the Democratic Primary poll? Where the hell is Tom? Is democracy dead? Waaaah....
Topic:
Voting is fun and easy
Comment:
I vote we find a working link...
Date:
Tue Nov 11 18:36:04 2003
Posted By
Terry

... to the Paris Hilton sex tape so the whole world can enjoy this wonderful family's contribution to American culture. Ian, if anyone can find a real link, it is you. (Getting sued by the Hilton's could suck, so you could just e-mail it to me so I can apply my journalistic tuner to it.) On another note, I love what you've done to the site. I'll call you tonight.
Topic:
Yatta, Yatta, Yatta
Comment:
Damn Democracy! Full Speead Ahead!
Date:
Tue Nov 11 09:21:39 2003
Posted By
Ian

Terry, that video was amazing. Well worth the 7 meg download. Was that you second from the left? It looked like your ass, anyway...

Hey- added a primary poll on the main page. Game it as you wish. Invite friends. Add comments. Whoopee!


Topic:
Everybody "Yatta" with me.
Comment:
Blogging is easy, if you try!
Date:
Mon Nov 10 07:16:43 2003
Posted By
Terry

I'm going to be a better blogger. I've neglected my cyber voice for far too long. Hearing Ian's voice reminded me that he and I have a lot of work to do and we cannot get lazy. People need to know, (as only Ian and I can express it,) the world is a crazy place. insane little movie here
Topic:
I'm Sorry...
Comment:
Really Sorry...
Date:
Sat Nov 8 14:53:12 2003
Posted By
Ian

I just couldn't resist...Dude looks like a lady!
Topic:
Sweet Echopraxia!
Comment:
Echopraxia, you sexy!
Date:
Sat Nov 8 09:47:58 2003
Posted By
Terry

Nice job, Ian. I love what you've done to the place when we were all on vacation. I've never lost my enthusiasm for this site, (just all of my free time,) but I am still on. I'll call you today and touch base.
Topic:
The Only Drug Problem Here...
Comment:
...is that they can't seem to find any.
Date:
Sat Nov 8 09:06:50 2003
Posted By
Ian

Jeez. If it weren't for all the drugs we did in high school, this site probably wouldn't be possible. Imagine a raid like this when we were in school...this country gets scarier all the time.

Those crazy Canadians. Keeping the September 11 paranoia alive on the CBC.

Hey Terry, Tom...you guys alive? I just added Terry's September book and DVD reviews. I'm working on a database-driven design for the site. Are we still go?


Topic:
The World Ended....
Comment:
...And All I Got Was This Lousy Subpoena
Date:
Thu Nov 6 03:38:08 2003
Posted By
Ian

Wondered why I couldn't sleep. The world's ending this weekend. In case you're unprepared, it's never too late to get religion. Or you could react like GWB: "The voices! They never stop! 'Kill! Kill! Kill!'"

Elsewhere...did you know that nudity is a threat to national security?


Topic:
Welcome the trooper home!
Comment:
Glad you are back!
Date:
Mon Nov 3 23:12:25 2003
Posted By
Terry

America is certainly a lot crazier, but better off with you in it. I'll save my good news for the telephone, but will you be in L.A. in December. I'll be there sometime around the 6th. I'll try and catch you at home, (if I'm still welcome to call you there.)
Topic:
I'm back....
Comment:
...and it's badderer than everer.
Date:
Mon Nov 3 09:34:34 2003
Posted By
Ian

Wow, it has been deadly quiet around here. Not for lack of things to talk about, I guess. Jeez, I go to Kenya for a month and America goes insane...
Arnold Schwarzenegger a politician? Yikes. Hillary Clinton's winning the primaries (scroll down) without actually running? After everyone already said so in 2002, Rumsfeld's finally noticing there's a guerilla war going on in Iraq? Could it be Paul Wolfowitz who suggested the idea to him? Hey everybody, is Ken Lay ever going to jail? Remember Enron? Well, wag my dog...California's quaking, burning, and sliding away... Terry, Tom, got any good news???



Topic:
Where did everybody go?
Comment:
No Ian, No Tom, and no Terry...
Date:
Tue Oct 14 22:03:52 2003
Posted By
Terry

Having no computer has really sucked, but I guess everyone else is swamped as well. Is Ian in Africa, or Los Angeles? I have been so out of touch, and my life has completely changed. Bush and Clarke are tied in the polls, the Terminator is Govnr of Cali, and my wife and I are just six months away from getting out of here. Ian, we have a lot of catching up to do, but it looks like we might have to wait until next Summer in L.A. I hope you are well and not too mad at me for slipping away. I have so much to tell you. Anyway, as long as this site is still up, I'll try to Blog a little more and get the word out that the world is a really crazy place and life just moves way too fast. I love you all.
Topic:
Ladies and Gentleman...
Comment:
...the next President of the United States...
Date:
Wed Sep 17 22:14:18 2003
Posted By
Terry

Wesley Clark
Topic:
Follow Your Nose...
Comment:
...It Always Nose!
Date:
Thu Sep 11 11:44:52 2003
Posted By
Ian

This is creepy
Topic:
Finally, Al Jazeera In English
Comment:
At Least As "Fair & Balanced" as Fox, no?
Date:
Fri Sep 5 19:21:57 2003
Posted By
Ian

Wow. wonder how long before these guys get DOS'd/Hacked/Defaced...Some interesting views from the other side, in any case. Catch it while you can.
Topic:
Reverend Dr. Calvin Otis Butts in 2004!
On Second Thought:
How 'bout Edie Bukewihge?
Date:
Sat Aug 30 05:55:11 2003
Posted By
Ian

What do...

...Edie Bukewihge, George W. Bush, Reverend Dr. Calvin Otis Butts, Franklin Dean Christensen, Philip M. Crane, Thomas S. Fabish, Lowell Jackson 'Jack' Fellure, Bruce Allen Gidner, Mildred T. 'Millie' Howard, Michael Idrogo, Yehanna Joan Malone, Beatrice Mooney, Frederick Eugene Ogin, Louis J. Rapuano, Michael Wade Rogers, Ben F. Schoenfeld, Keith Harold Slinker, Kenneth Scot Stremsky...

...have in common?

They're all Republican candidates for president in 2004. Tom, I know what you mean. The candidates sound like the teacher on Charlie Brown to me at this stage. Found a cool resource though. Check out Project Vote Smart, especially the 2004 Presidential Candidates page.


Topic:
I'm here!
Comment:
Just cookin' for, tendin' to, and Lovin'.
Date:
Sat Aug 30 01:48:52 2003
Posted By
Tom

Sorry about the lack of participation. But, I'm a wonderful example of a confused voter. I know so little of the democrats. Worse, I automatically dismiss them as I hear about them. Without even researching. The one man that catches my attention is the Retired General Wesley Clark.Can this man balance the act of cleaning up our current foreign policy mess while resisting the knee jerk isolationist reaction of sending our young men into combat zones in the midst of globalization? Does he learn from history?
Topic:
Heck, I'd Vote For Alfred E Neuman...
Comment:
...if he weren't already president.
Date:
Fri Aug 29 15:31:30 2003
Posted By
Ian

Okay, okay, I give. You're right. The three of us (Tom, you out there?) are pretty like-minded about basic values. I like that idea, Terry. So here's my stance right now (don't laugh):I'd back ANYBODY who espouses even a few key values I believe in, provided I thought they were also electable. I liked Edwards for a second or two, simply because he seemed genuine. Think he's too young and too centrist though. Kind of like Dean, but I question whether he's intelligent or cunning enough to be effective, OR get elected. I've never had a good feeling about Kerry, it's entirely gut-level. As the joke goes: "He's commited to being the next JFK, except the part about being assassinated". Okay, here's where you can laugh... I'd vote for Billary just to put a woman in the White House. A Clinton, as slimy a creature as it may be, could never equal the pricks in the Bush administration. And Wesley Clark? Although he's ex-military, there's a strange level on which I feel that's why his values may be in the right place. I need to know more about him, but he's bright, understands foreign policy, and doesn't seem to be owned by the oil industry. Not a bad start. I still can't name my candidate yet... more on why later.
Topic:
The question is...
Comment:
...will Ian pick a candidate?
Date:
Fri Aug 29 14:25:45 2003
Posted By
Terry

Ian, it would be interesting if the three of us picked the same one and put this site to use in supporting the candidate. The trouble is, I agree with you absolutely about the Democrats in America. I just want to be free.
Topic:
If Wesley Clark DOES run....
(Oh, please Forgive me):
...does that mean there'll be GENERAL elections?
Date:
Fri Aug 29 14:18:32 2003
Posted By
Ian

You know, they've got me over a barrel. Simply declaring yourself to be aligned with EITHER political party says you're part of a corrupt system that I find revolting. Yet the election process is so thoroughly controlled by the ensconced power base in Washington that to support an independent candidate at this point is clearly an exercise in futility. I think the last president we had that wasn't completely corrupt was Jimmy Carter, and look what they did to him. There used to be this notion that politicians were public servants. It didn't matter if they were wealthy or not, because being a politician didn't mean that R.J. Reynolds, Exxon, G.E, and every other megacorporation in America was burying you in cash. There's a hard to find book called by robert Heinlein about this topic called "Take Back Your Government!: A Practical Handbook for the Private Citizen Who Wants Democracy to Work ". Somebody buy me a copy! I want Democracy to work!

By the way, notice how I haven't mentioned my candidate yet?


Topic:
I nominate you... Pikachu!!!
Comment:
Too many good flavors to choose from.
Date:
Fri Aug 29 13:24:58 2003
Posted By
Terry

Ian, so far I like Howard Dean & non-runner, Wesley Clark. At this point, I'd like Marilyn Manson to throw his hat in the ring on the "Decadance in Democracy" tour, 2004. Also, there should be a new law that if you bang your head on the concrete in the name of your lord, you should have to do it until your dead! I started to see your side of things in defense of the Alabama thing until I saw the footage of those people. My new rule is, if you are willing to die for your religion, please be my guest!
Topic:
If Hillary DOES run....
Comment:
Does that mean Slick Willie Would be the First Male First Lady?
Date:
Fri Aug 29 09:58:28 2003
Posted By
Ian

Alright Terry, Tom...give it up. Have you picked a candidate yet? I love Kucinich, but he wouldn't stand a chance in hell of getting elected in contemporary politics. All the other Dems bug me in one way or another. How about Hillary? Maybe Retired General Wesley Clark? Or maybe we can all help re-elect the guy who likes to pretend he can land on a carrier.

Really speak your mind here. I think we could have some fun with it, and maybe learn something.


Topic:
Remember When Bottled Water Didn't Exist?
Comment:
Well, Invest In Bottled Air, NOW.
Date:
Wed Aug 27 18:53:04 2003
Posted By
Ian

Yeah Terry, they've not only lied about the air quality around the WTC site, they're loosening regulations to aid in even poorer air quality elsewhere. I've always known politicians are by nature liars, but the truth-to-lie ratio with the Bushies is out of control. For a fairly thorough (if a bit sensationalist) list of Bush lies, check out the Scorecard of Evil.
Topic:
Yawn, White House lies again to "save us"
Comment:
Corruption is awesome!!!
Date:
Sat Aug 23 09:24:20 2003
Posted By
Terry

I'm sure glad I moved a month before 9/11 so I didn't have to breathe that bad air. It does kind of suck that people I care about were still down there and that innocent people continually suffer because of Bush, his family and the Right-Wing/corporate agenda. Let's get the religious extremeists out of the White House. Terrorism is so yesterday.Unpatriotic to die for no good reason
Topic:
Great News From Microsoft!
Comment:
They Prefer Linux Too!
Date:
Sat Aug 23 09:19:27 2003
Posted By
Ian

An interesting solution to Microsoft's security problems. It's not that strange. For instance, I have friends that work at Ford but wouldn't DREAM of buying one.
Topic:
Who Left The Windows™ Open?
Comment:
We're Still Waiting For The Hailstorm...
Date:
Fri Aug 22 11:31:06 2003
Posted By
Ian

Jeez Tom. Scary to think nuclear power facilities may be running Microsoft products . Especially if they're e-mailing Word documents around... Me? I'm not changing my OS until the HAL 9000 is available.
(Anybody remember Hailstorm?)

Topic:
Planes, trains and.... nukes?
Comment:
Come on, put Micro$loth to rest, please
Date:
Thu Aug 21 13:38:49 2003
Posted By
Tom

Computer security just might affect your body. Come on everyone. It's time to pop in that Linux disk. When all the desktops aren't spreading some horror, we can lower downtime, lower the internet traffic clogging all these filters, the boynextdoor site I run out of my bedroom won't require so much buffering for my subscribers.... and trains and nuclear power plants won't waste you.
Topic:
Booty Call
Comment:
GWB May Get A "Bum" Rap
Date:
Wed Aug 20 16:15:34 2003
Posted By
Ian

George Bush's White House becomes the "butt" of yet more derision.
Topic:
Power To The People!
Comment:
The Ones In The White House & Energy Industry, That Is...
Date:
Tue Aug 19 22:46:13 2003
Posted By
Ian

Yeah Terry, and you know who's gonna pay for all of this? We are.

According to Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham:
"The people who benefit from the system have to be part of the solution here. That means the rate-payers are going to have to contribute."

Wait a minute. Have we finished paying for Enron yet?
We are getting SCREWED.


Topic:
Blackout 2003
Comment:
"My friend spent the night with thousands of people in total darkness in NYC and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!"
Date:
Tue Aug 19 09:14:16 2003
Posted By
Terry

So, Mayor Bloomberg of NYC has now said several times that there were no problems with the blackout and it went smoothly. Dear friends, that is because Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC police weren't anywhere near Grand Central Station where thousands of people were stranded on the sidewalks for thirteen hours wondering how they would go home. He forgets to mention how police vans forced the media to leave and how police and soldiers ignored weary and suffering elderly as they collapsed on the sidewalk. Only once in thirteen hours were the masses told what to expect, and that was around 10pm, almost 8 hours before we were finally able to board a train. There is no backup plan for helping thousands of people leave Manhattan in an emergency, (meaning 2 years after 9/11, NYC is unprepared for a large scale problem.) I got home at 5am, Friday morning, and am just now recovering. I was in Times Square when the lights went out. Traffic went crazy. People were walking in mass numbers to nowhere and it was like the end of the world. I saw Sarah Jessica Parker in Greenwich Village, (much prettier in real life,) and watched as a "crazy man" directed traffic and people bought all of the bottled water and food they could. I made some new friends on the street outside of the train station and yelled at the police to let us know what was going on, (they blamed the Transit Authority and said the police were only there in case "something bad" happened. We survived, uncomfortably, but alive and uninjured. I am thankful for my place in this crazy world.In other news, today is the deadline for "Hybrid" submissions and we have received some really good ones! I can't get mail from my digitalfantastique server because it cites an STP Server problem, (Ian, what should I do?) And Summer is almost over! (I can't wait for 2004 so I can get out of here!)
Topic:
Hi, my name is Ian, and I'm powerless in the face of...
Comment:
...powerlessness?
Date:
Fri Aug 15 21:35:28 2003
Posted By
Ian

Wow. That was fun *crosses fingers*. "D" battery shortages, MagLites swaggering everywhere in the dark, water rationing...I couldn't help noticing the lack of looting. Maybe Americans aren't so bad after all. Power's back on here, for now.

I figure it's all some kind of retribution for what we're doing to Iraq. On that note, CNN has posted some advice from our friends in Iraq. My favourite:

2. Use foul language
"When the power goes out, I curse everybody," said Emad Helawi, a 63-year-old accountant. "I curse God. I curse Saddam Hussein. And I curse the Americans."


Topic:
There will always be a war
Comment:
They're already trained for the next
Date:
Wed Aug 13 16:59:16 2003
Posted By
Tom

It's so on. All these troops in Iraq knocking down doors looking for a deck of cards.
After a year in the Gulf, what are they going to do? Re-enlist? Many will move on, but some will go into law enforcement. Watch the war on drugs go bigtime. Give it two years.
I had a roommate in '97 that did time after being busted for a bag in Michigan. He was shipped down to Texasfor six months in '95.
By '98 I was hired at a chemical company in Texas as a college intern. The major buyers for the cleaning products are prisons. The prison industrial complex.
The greedy capitalist within suggests the brick and mortar companies that supply these institutions have a bright future. Hot new buzzwords such as narcoterrorism only add cream. You can even diversify by starting a rent-a-cop service! They drive around a parking lot while you sleep... and bank! It's the cleaning service of the future.
War inevitably turns within. Bring our boys home. Rock on.

Topic:
Blogging for dollars!!!
Comment:
What I wouldn't give for 5 minutes!!!
Date:
Wed Aug 13 00:39:43 2003
Posted By
Terry

So, we're back at the beginning, but moving forward! New content from us all sounds great. I love this site. It has been a lot of fun and when time allowed, I have felt like we were getting close to something interesting. I have some big news that I might be able to announce when it won't jinx my good fortune, but for now I'll say, my future is looking very interesting. Ian, I'll call you soon and send new content this weekend.
Topic:
The Death of the "Guestblog"
Comment:
Celebrated By My Nerdiest Post Ever
Date:
Wed Aug 6 17:12:14 2003
Posted By
Ian

While Vivendi unloads mp3.com as fast as possible, Michael Robertson (the guy who started mp3.com and ran off with the loot) has tackled Microsoft (sort of) with "Lindows", is in treacherous Linux territory (if you believe what SCO is saying) and has now launched a Net Phone Service.

The only reason I care is that I pay mp3.com $20.00 a month to sell my music (Ambient Items) and if all these big, badly managed sites tank, I can get investors re-interested in a well-researched alternative I've been sitting on for two years.

Also:
I retired the "Guestblog" for awhile. So it looks like it's just the three of us. I e-mailed Tom the info on how to post. Hope to get some new content rolling soon. It's our one-year anniversary, and we've definitely slacked a bit.