March 31, 2009
"To see the look on the faces of the kids as we were handling and weighing the toads and then euthanizing them was just...The children really got into the character of the event."Uh, no, actually, that's pretty much in context. I'm not sure if Australians are budding psychopaths at an early age or if this particular city councilman needs to have his basement checked for a layer of limestone covering a bunch of dead bodies.
March 30, 2009
I don't think we should dismiss Patterico, and if you're on Patterico's side, you shouldn't dismiss Goldstein either. Jeff has a lot to bring to the table regarding classical liberalism, individualism, language and intentionalism. I think ugliness of the personal drama is starting to eclipse the original debate, which was of critical substance. As I said in my first commentary on the whole thing, we need both of them. I meant it. I don't think it serves any of us well to have Pat and Jeff completely destroying each other, or their readers trying to do the same by proxy in comments and elsewhere. I'm hoping they call a truce at some point, and this goes back to being solely a philosophical argument.
March 29, 2009
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March 26, 2009
"Good, because charging full price for preseason games is a total ripoff, man. Those games totally suck!"
Let me be blunt: the NFL will charge whatever they want for the preseason games, and so long as somebody pays it, it's not too much, and the price is not a rip-off. If you feel spending for preseason games is a waste of money, use the tried-and-true method that other consumers use with the Shamwow, New Coke, and the Segway Scooter: don't buy the damn thing.
But please, spare me the faux-populist outrage against "exorbitant" ticket prices. For one thing, most of the simpering nimrods doing the bitching can't even spell exorbitant. For another, nobody forces you to go to preseason games. In fact, if they suck so bad, you should be thankful to have a reason not to attend.
If the NFL started auctioning off used jock straps (complete with ball sweat!) on E-Bay, I'd not only steer clear but have to clean my E-Bay account with bleach. But you know that some wannabe's somewhere is willing to pay $110 plus shipping and handling for a used TO jock strap. Maybe even more if it was worn in a big game, or had authentic "battle stains" on it.
And that is right, and good, and the natural state of capitalism. Exercising our economic liberty to make stupid choices about sporting events and memorabilia is a form of freedom, and we should encourage people to do that.
Because freedom in abundance is never a bad thing.
Look, I like to pretend I know what I'm talking about when I kick people in the shins. Help me, Morons, you're my only hope!
March 25, 2009
The trailer for Spike Jonze's new film was just released today (I think). Can't. Friggin'. Wait.
March 24, 2009
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March 18, 2009
A family living near the 67-year-old folk and rock icon's house in the posh California beachside community of Malibu have complained to city officials about an outdoor portable toilet, which is apparently used by guards on Dylan's compound.
Cindy and David Emminger say the toilet wafts fumes from waste treatment chemicals, and that the smell makes their family feel ill.
March 17, 2009
P.S. - This mug is HUGE. It currently holds two full 12 oz beers and, as you can see, is not remotely full.
March 16, 2009
Public Fister. That is all.
P.S.: The Memory Hole has not dropped into same and is being developed as we speak. Certain limitations of the crawler originally developed are making the scraping of large sites more troublesome than originally anticipated.
March 15, 2009
A point-breakdown of my ranking.As an added bonus, it's in Palo Alto. Suck it, Stanfurd!
+5: Great Haircut
+1: Close attention to detail/wet-shave
-5: Frotteurism / Sexual Assault
(Thanks to mesa.)
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