Sunday, December 31, 2006


and it looks like Hammer's game plan is working out well.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

From The Mailbag...


I saw in your weblog that you have the film of the iranian actress Amirebrahimi. I have been searching for it on the web. Can you help me find it?

(name withheld)

Sorry, I do not have, and have never had, the video, nor the site containing such video, of an actress who shall not be named by me any longer.
And I do not know where to find it.
But I think this guy does.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Stepping In It...

Seems RW left it, I stepped in it, and now I got this stuck to my shoe... a meme, of course, of the Christmas variety. Never done a meme before, so may as well start now:
1. Players start by listing three things he/she got for Christmas.
2. Then they list three things he/she definitely did not want to get for Christmas.
3. Then he/she tags five friends and lists their names.
4. The ones who get tagged write on their blogs about their Christmas wishes, and state the rules clearly.
5. Then tag five more victims. The tagger needs to leave the taggees a comment that says you have been Christmas tagged! and tell them to read the tagger's blog.

The Blonde is getting kinda fed up with my sloppy coffee habits, what with the splash-splotched counter top from over-zealous pouring, combined with the splattered coffee maker going several days between wipings, she sought to remedy this. "It'll save you clean up time,honey." whaddya mean 'me'?
So she gave herself me the BrewStation. So far, so good. It brews coffee... Good enough.

I also got... ready for this... socks. Because, well, Mom is Mom, and it's been this way for 42 years, and it just wouldn't be Christmas for Mom without gifting me with,among other things, socks.

But what I really loved the most came from the kids. I mentioned these guys before, and I am now the proud owner of a a 2 DVD live set, one of only 1000 limited pressings.
Making me the envy of most members of a dedicated fan base.

What three gifts I am damn glad I didnt get? Hohohah... thats easy. I'm a kitchen gadget kinda guy, and it never fails... every year I get one of those "as seen on TV" gadgets that always suck. I've had my share of the Rotato, Perfect Pancake, or that microwave egg thingy...

Did I mention that all these things suck?
And I didnt get any of them. Not a single sucky one of them. It's been good this year, and I hope the trend continues.

OK, now I'm off to tag a few victims of my own...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Some Thoughts On The Day

Living nearly my entire life in southern California,I've never known a "white Christmas".Since Jesus and the apostles likely never have either, I dont understand what is so Christmas-ish about it.

Likewise, I'll never understand the ubiquitous display of inflatable snowman lawn decor, and how the hell it ever became synonymous with Christmas. Do folks in the northeast place inflatable palm trees on their lawns?

Jesus was a jew. Why do we celebrate His birth with a ham?

I really did grow up with chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Every year. Dad still does it, and not just for Christmas.

Every year, I wrap everything in the same color paper, with identical curlie ribbon. This year it's shiny gold wrap, purple ribbon. It's one of the few well-ordered things about me in a very haphazard lifestyle.

It's not Christmas Eve without canoli. I order ahead, and still wait an hour to get to the checkout.

Mid-Night Mass: Where have all these people been the last 12 months?

To you all:
May your heart be filled with peace,love and joy, as we celebrate the birth of the Savior, when Almighty God became true man, and walked among us.
Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Spirit Of Christmas Is How You See It, I Guess...

Andy has a good post, and subsequent discussion, concerning the scriptural inacuracy of the traditional Nativity Creche.

Basically, nativity scenes follow a general pattern of Mary,Joseph,Baby Jesus, Wisemen/Kings, shepherds, angels and various livestock, etc...

The order and content of the figures varies in importance from culture to culture. All to be expected as faith is also expressed differently the same way. But the Catalonians, it appears, have a little someone extra to add. Keep an open mind.
Here he is:El Caganer.

As for me: No thanks. I'll just stick to the traditionally American inaccuracy that I'm used to.

Friday, December 22, 2006

How The Times Have Changed

Now here's a Christmas gift idea from the past...

These verts were published in the December, 1966 issue of Boy's Life magazine.
Can you imagine the outrage in the media if this was published today?

(Click the images for clearer BIG view)

Growing up, nearly every boy I knew, myself included, got "BB" guns for Christmas by the age of 10. And we lived in the city. Cousins of mine in rural Illinois and Indiana all got .22 rifles.
Our parents knew what they doing, taught responsibility, laid down strict rules, and expected appropriate behavior in return for using these things. Getting a "BB" gun or a .22 was initiation, of a sort, into a Circle of Trust. A transition from 'little boy' status to Big Boy recognition. Keeping the privilage was actually more important than the privilage itself. Breaking the rules, and losing your gun, was not only disheartening, it was also something you wouldnt tell the other boys about.

Most importantly, nobody I know of ever got hurt. Well, not directly, anyway. I am aware of a few who got the ass-whipping from Dad as a result of misuse. Back then, Dads where allowed to teach their sons in this manner without facing a horde of child advocates knocking on their door. Even worse, if your neighbor saw you not being 'right' with your "BB" gun, he would snitch to your Dad, who would then whip you twice as hard: not just to teach you a lesson, but also for embarassing him. 'How dare you...'
And it would only happen once.

And if your buddies found out? That was embarassing for you.

Personally, I prefer the old time sensibilties of days gone by. I'm more at 'home' there.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Vatican City To Get NFL Expansion Franchise!

Could it be?
Oh, after the initial wave of anticipation ended, I realized of course that whenever a European mentions football, he's talking about a whole different game that is best left to third-worlders and Europeans. That sport which holds it's grand event every four years or so?... yeah, that one. Where the best teams in the world compete in 1-0 blow-outs? B o r i n g ...

Then I started thinking... just what would be an appropriate name for the Vatican NFL franchise, should such an idea ever come to fruition?
First to mind: the "Saints", of course. But it's already taken.Besides, it sounds just a little too LDS, dont you think?

"Cardinals?" Been done.

"Padres" might work, but we're talkin real NFL football here. We dont need to get confused with a case of mistaken baseball identity.

"Crusaders" rolled around in my head a bit. But with all this international jihad stuff going on, I think it's best we dont encourage them muslim people any more than they already have been, as if they needed much encouragment to begin with.

"Inquisitors" has a good fearsome sound to it... but then again, we need to worry about offending jews and protestants. Let's leave this one alone.

Better yet, forget the mascot for now. We'll just move along and design costumes for the cheerleaders.
Ya think this will work?

Naturally, considering the impracticality of international air travel for an NFL team, I already have the perfect host city in mind. And a broadcaster can be easily lined up..

I think we can do this...
NFL and The Church.
Two powerful institutions coming together under one roof.
We can make it happen.

I even found our first cheerleader.

Happy Wednesday!
PS: King David, I dare you. I double dare you. LINK And certified Polish,too.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Jewhadists Win One, Lose One...

Fort Collins,CO says to jews: "Go pound sand."...
For the second year in a row, this normally serene university town at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains is embroiled in a dispute over holiday symbols.
The controversy, similar to recent wrangling over Christmas trees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, centers on the refusal by Fort Collins to allow a menorah to be displayed downtown during Hanukkah, near a Christmas tree and other Christmas displays.
In November 2005, Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik of the Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado asked the city to place a nine-foot menorah near a Santa’s workshop display in Old Town Square, a popular gathering spot surrounded by shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars.
while Hawaii grabs its ankles:
Despite a dustup in Seattle over whether Christmas trees and menorahs have a place in that city's airport, both were put up this season at airports throughout the Hawaiian islands without controversy.
"In light of everything that's going on, we thought it was a good idea to approach the state ... and see if we can put the menorahs up there. And we got a very, very favorable response," said Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky, director of Chabad of Hawaii.
The national Chabad organization has put up menorahs in public places throughout the country, including one in Waikiki, which Gov. Linda Lingle was to help light Saturday night to celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights.
OK, lets get this argument over with.

A Menorah is a religious symbol and a sacramental. Candles are lit. Jews pray over it. Desecrate a menorah and jews will cry.

Christmas trees are decor, and are thrown in the trash or rendered into mulch by the millions every year.

Christmas is a national holiday.
Hanukkah is a religious observance, and a rather insignificant one at that.

Christmas celebrants out number Hanukkah worshippers by about 50-1. If jews dont like it, they can always move to Israel, and put up all the menorahs they want (and still be on land supported by the American taxpayer) or retreat quietly to their synagogues where we dont have to listen to them. Maybe they could practice some of that tolerance they keep demanding of the rest of us?

Christmas has long and deep roots in American cultural history. Jews need to respect that, and stop demanding their own religious displays on taxpayer supported property.

A Tribute To The Chameleons

My all time favorite band of any era, I can listen to them for hours and never get tired of it. I really mean never. No overstatement here.They were around in 1980's , never quite reaching the level of recognition due them, spawning a small, but dedicated, following that still follows today. In my not always humble opinion,I bring to you the greatest band ever ignored by the masses: The Chameleons,live, In Shreds.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

NeoCounter Nixed

Seems NeoCounter has been a source of difficulty for users of Firefox, spurring crashes, not loading, freeze ups. And not just myself, but for others as well.

It's gone.

At least until i can figure out the issues. Any suggestions out there? I'm about as advanced as a mousepad when it come to these things.

I kinda liked that scrolling flag thingy,though. But then again... i'm easily self-impressed. Not a lot of sophistication, here. I admit it.

But all was not lost. I've learned there are at least two people with internet service in Bangladesh. Hell... I didnt even think they had electricity over there.

Killing Them Softly, Or Not.

It keeps happening. **LINK**
Gov. Jeb Bush suspended all executions in Florida after a medical examiner said Friday that prison officials botched the insertion of the needles when a convicted killer was put to death earlier this week.
Good for Jeb. I'm glad he did it. But I would hardly use the word "botched" while describing a planned execution that resulted in death. But maybe that's just me.

And from the once Golden State:
Separately, a federal judge in California imposed a moratorium on executions in the nation's most populous state, declaring that the state's method of lethal injection runs the risk of violating the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Honest people can disagree over the method of putting somebody peacefully to sleep through lethal injection as being 'cruel' or not, but in California,with well over 600 prisoners(i think its nearly 1000 now,but not sure, and i'm too lazy to look it up), about 2-3 executions in a productive year(usually, it's less than one), and the average length of time on Death Row something like 25+yrs and growing, it certainly is unusual.

It seems to me, the more we try to out think the collective wisdom of the ages through complication of the simple, something goes wrong. In an attempt to render death as nicely as possible, we end up rendering very little death through the most torturously complicated of procedures.

Tell me. What is so goddamned difficult about placing a single bullet through the back of somebody's head? Thats the way it was done for hundreds of years, is still being done by other 'less wiser'(?) nations, and works effectively each and every time. It's quick. Relatively clean. Cost effective. And measureably painless.

Yeah, I know... the bleeding hearts and lefties will bemoan the brutality and bloodiness of it all, but if they can find it in themselves to defend the procedure of piercing a baby's skull and sucking out it's brains, given time, I'm sure they'll eventually come around to acceptance.

To be honest about the issue, I oppose capital punishment, but not for the reasons usually cited by others.
I dont think it's cruel.
I dont think it's unconstitutional.
And for some crimes, I can think of no other more fitting level of sanction.
But in a fallible system, operated by fallble humans, where the wealthy, the connected, the sympathetic, and the famous tend to recieve a more favorable level of justice than the rest of us; where 'equal protection under the law' is a promise without a guarantee, some things are just too final to be policy.

Friday, December 15, 2006

New In The Sidebar

Just for giggles, i've added a new statcounter to the sidebar.
Ok, i guess i'll just call it a perv counter.
Simply, it documents visitors by country of origin, and since, with the exception of the occassional Canadian, all foriegn guests are perv lurkers searching for "that persian chick" and her video, which i do not, and cannot, provide, i thought it would be kinda fun to actually publically document just how many there are, and from where.
The traffic has dropped off quite a bit, but there appears to be quite a bit left.

I'll see how this goes for a while.

Its A Small Small World

During my past several years of internet living I've had the privilage of interacting with tons of interesting people. Some bad. Most good. Some badder than others. And a few true gems.
Basically, that is why I am here. I like to network, get around, entertain myself. I operate under the assumption that anybody else I run into is reasonably socialable as well.
The internet makes the world smaller. Everything, and every type of someone, is within reach

With this project, I've tried to swing a wide net, interacting with as wide of variety of blog people as possible. This is still a work in progress. Wasnt quite sure where I was going with it when I started. Still not sure about it,today. And at this point, I really dont give a damn about the destination. It doesn't matter. My only agenda is to enjoy the ride. Maybe, if I'm lucky, others might find a little entertainment of their own as a result my self-indulgence. Icing on the cake,so to speak.

The blogosphere is democratic place. Social and geographical delineations are readily obliterated. On any given day, I can interact with a wood peddler in Chicago, laugh at the caustic commentaries of an aspiring lawyer in Arkansas, haunt an opera singer in New York, kid around with ice dwellers in Minnesota, disappoint Middle-Eastern porn lurkers (and steer their traffic all the way to Boston)... and so much more... all from the cozy pajama wearing comfort of my Anahiem living room,and an arm's reach from a fresh pot of Folger's.

Life aint so bad sometimes, ya know?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

For King David: Per Special Request

I know what yer thinkin...
"where is it?"
"did he really meet my request?"
"did he?"
"where is it?"

Now, i cant remember... where did i put that sexy polish girl at?
Was it Door #1?
or maybe it was Door #2?

To tell ya the truth, among all this excitement, i've forgotten myself.
Ya feel lucky today, huh...?
make your day.

Tip Of The Hat

New York City did something really stupid.
Brian had something to say about it several days ago.
I've been back a dozen times to read it.
I'm still laughing...

(insert title here)

Check him out.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Forget It. Got It? Good!

The American people need to prepare for a long-duration war against radical Muslims who are set to fight for 50 to 100 years to create an Islamist state in the region, a top Pentagon strategist in the war on terror says.


If this is so, I really doubt America has the stomach for this war.
Already, we've have lost so many of our liberties. Things we took for granted.
Its only a matter of time, as with each new administration, more government infringment in our personal lives will slowly whittle away in the name of The War On Terror.

There will always be a reason to give up some small insignificant liberty in the name of patriotism.
It will never end.
Until the end, when America ceases to exist, and implodes.
And the jihad will be over.
There wont be the American way of life left to preserve.

It's all under way to being over for us.

Oh, well.
Some things we can still feel good about.

I'm feeling better already.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Update: Christmas Wins, Jews Lose!

The Christmas Trees are back at SEA-TAC *LINK*
Airport managers believed that if they allowed the addition of an 8-foot-tall menorah to the display, as Seattle Rabbi Elazar Grinchstein Bogomilsky had requested, they would also have to display symbols of other religions and cultures,...
Of course. Feed one crybaby, and the whole societal nursery begins to wail.
Port officials received word Monday afternoon that Bogomilsky's organization would not file a lawsuit at this time over the placement of a menorah, Davis said in a statement.
Translation: "just wait 'til the furor dies down, and then you'll be sorry."
Davis added that the rabbi "never asked us to remove the trees; it was the port's decision based on what we knew at the time."
Of course the rabbi didn't ask for the tree removal. That's what he hired the lawyer to do. It's called 'plausible deniability'.
"A key element in moving forward will be to work with the rabbi and other members of the community to develop a plan for next year's holiday decorations at the airport," the port statement said.
Brilliant! Open the floodgates to clutter the place up with every kind of minority religious symbol imaginable, while Christmas is relegated to a few strategically placed unoffensive snowflakes.
"We are not going to be the instrument by which the port holds Christmas hostage," Grad said,...
Too late for that claim.
Not buying it...nope... Not me.
emphasizing the rabbi never sought removal of the trees,
Of course not. That was your job,remember?
The rabbi had received "all kinds of calls and emails," many of them "odious,"...
Maybe that's because people like me are fed up with people like you (who cry,bitch,moan and sue like you do?).
...adding he was "trying to figure out how this is consistent with the spirit of Christmas."
We already know litigating Christmas out of our culture is consistent with the tolerant spirit of judaism. So what was your point?

Monday, December 11, 2006

Eat More Beef,Drink More Beer

Meet the world's top destroyer of the environment. It is not the car, or the plane,or even George Bush: it is the cow. LINK
The United Nations says so, so it must be true.
A United Nations report has identified the world's rapidly growing herds of cattle as the greatest threat to the climate, forests and wildlife. And they are blamed for a host of other environmental crimes, from acid rain to the introduction of alien species, from producing deserts to creating dead zones in the oceans, from poisoning rivers and drinking water to destroying coral reefs.
Thanks to the UN, we dont need to feel guilty about driving SUVs anymore. These beef herds are even bigger polluters than first-world humanity can ever hope to be.
And their wind and manure emit more than one third of emissions of methane, which warms the world 20 times faster than carbon dioxide.
OK, so i guess the problem isnt beef herds, exactly. It appears to me the real problem is beef herds that are standing around and making 'wind' for too long.

According to the report, milk production is also devastating the earth's water supply.
Cows also soak up vast amounts of water: it takes a staggering 990 litres of water to produce one litre of milk.
I'm glad my lifestyle shuns gratuitous milk consumption, making beer my main beverage of choice. Since it only takes 50 litres of water to produce 1 litre of beer, I know I must be doing something right.

Now we know what we must do as good stewards of the environment.
Eat more beef.
More often.
And wash it down with lots of beer.
You'll be doing your part for the environment.
And your life will be happier, too.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Jewhad Against Christmas?

In another case of the War Against Christmas, Christmas Trees have been removed from public display at SEA-TAC (Seattle) Airport.
All 15 Christmas trees inside the terminal at Sea-Tac have been removed in response to a complaint by a rabbi.

As is so often the case, another jew was complaining and threatening lawsuits over public displays of Christmas, again. When are these people going to wake up and 'get it' that they are a minority in this country. If they dont like it, they are free to leave for Israel where offensive expressions of Christmas wont threaten them.

I guess the Rabbi Elazar Grinchstein Bogomilsky didn't like the negative press he was bound to earn for himself(and his congregation), expressing shock at the removal of the trees that he himself requested.

But he cant run from his own actions:
Bogomilsky had hired a lawyer and threatened to sue if the Port of Seattle didn't add the menorah next to the trees, which had been festooned with red ribbons and bows.

You are the one who hired the lawyer and threatened a lawsuit. Fess up to it and quit hiding behind references to 'spirit of the holidays' and wanting to 'turn the lights up'. I'm personally getting tired of whining, belly aching, crybaby minority leaders,such as yourself, and your attempts to remove the cultural aspects from our culture.
"They've darkened the hall instead of turning the lights up," said Bogomilsky's lawyer, Harvey Grad. "There is a concern here that the Jewish community will be portrayed as the Grinch."

And who's fault is that?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Curious Observation

How is it a man can become the Head of State of an emerging nuclear power and still not have the proper dental coverage to fix his crooked teeth?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I Am NOT Metrosexual

I am 6% Metrosexual.
Metro-What? Git Off My Lawn!
I need some advice. I need to STOP BUYING MY CLOTHS AT WAL-MART!!!! I will never land a decent woman unless I shave this nasty facial hair, and spend more then $5 on a haircut.

Seeking Answers

I have some questions concerning search engines.
How do they work?
How long does something float around before its picked up in a keyword search?

In an attempt to free myself of some of this traffic i've previously spoken of, i've made changes to certain keywords (like spellings) in the postings, but this has not solved the problem one bit.
I dont know why, so obviously i'm not doing this right.

Another question: what decides the order of appearance in a listing of search results?

Any information, relavent or otherwise, would be appreciated.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Because It's Wednesday...

...and some things speak for themselves.

Just Wait Til They Find The Stained Hijab

So it appears Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, known for flaunting his hardline islamic faith, is just another hypocrite turned politician. LINK
The famously austere Mr Ahmadinejad has been criticised by his own allies after attending the lavish opening ceremony of the Asian games in Qatar... The ceremony featured Indian and Egyptian dancers and female vocalists. Many were not wearing veils.

In the real world, a man can't be faulted for desiring to gaze upon attractive,athletic, dancing women.
But when this man is the head of state of the world's only Islamic Republic, a shining beacon of morality and sexual righteousness, the kind of moral paradise where "women are forbidden to sing and dance before a male audience", some political issues are bound to surface with the base of supporters that brought him along.

Poor fellow.
He may have just set the emergence of The Caliphate back 27 years. Now the coming of the12th Imam may have to be postponed. Hey, Mahmoud! You got some explaining to do.

Of course, being a politician, and this is politics, the spin miesters where in high gear:
"We have heard from some sources that Ahmadinejad was in the stadium at the time. Those who created the conditions for his presence should be investigated as quickly as possible."

Bwah,hah, blaming the intern for not getting out of the way.

Displaying the absolute inability to comprehend his nation's reputation existing outside of their medieval Sharia State, a wisely annonymous official states:
"The failure of Ahmadinejad to object and his constant presence has damaged the image of Iran's Islamic revolution..."

Not quite.
Your image has already been damaged long before this.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Zahra Amir that Persian Babe: An Update

Google hits on this site have gone absolutely berserk, nearing 1000 visits per day, from just about every nation on the planet... (still awaiting a visitor from Malawi.)

Its really fucking insane, ya know?

In an attempt to remedy the situation, I have gone through all postings that mention this persian babe by name and sort of tinkered with the spellings a bit.

Let the normalcy begin.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Cant Get This Outta My Head...

Ever since i linked this on my tribute to Kal's World, i keep going back to hear it again.
Good Stuff!
love it.

I'm Back in Town

While Kal and RW were glued to the Bears/Patriots contest, I was discovering...
Murphy's Rule Of Deer Hunting #197:
"In that rare instance when mindful scouting, and careful planning, actually does result in a 10 O'Clock shooting position, the targeted buck, upon perforation of his upper ventricle, will immediately run through two barbed wire fences, across a steeply banked creek, over more barbed wire, and collapse half-way up a heavily wooded slope, where the only path of retrieval is through a nearly knee-deep mud bog. All in about 6 seconds."

I had a great week.
Too bad it had to end.

But I did get an invite to a wild pig hunt in south Georgia sometime in Feburary.
I may need a bigger freezer.
Will keep you posted.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

My Ol' Pal,Kal

From the land of metrosexuals andgirlie-men one man stands alone.
Well, not really.
Kal stands upon the shoulders of men more than manly he, casting his lot with the New England Patriots, who have had the blind luck of coming out on top against the best defense in the NFL.
Proving, after all, some real men do indeed come from Massachusetts
I'll admit, having been over the river and through the woods the past week, I didn't suffer the misfortune of having to watch the travesty take place. Luckily, I was only forced to watch the highlights later that evening. (It being deer season, a man has got to have his priorities in place,after all.)
It appears, by all accounts, I missed a great game while out stalking game of my own.

Back to Kal...
I've known Kal for a very long time now.
Almost two whole months.
Besides the fact that his blog is widely visited by those who seek Middle Eastern sex videos, and his striking familial resemblance to our next president, I'd have to say since I've come to know Kal my respect for 'things Massachusetts' has doubled to a whopping number of two.
The first being none other than these guys:put your headphones on for this.
So, yeah... I'd have to say he's in good company (even if he is irish).