Monday, November 28, 2011

Dear God:

Please make Barney Frank go out and get a real job now. Thank you.

I really don't know anything about the guy, except his public persona is that of a jerk. Policy-wise, he belongs to that Kennedy clique which believes in using the law to force social change. For the greater good, of course. Like Kennedy, he felt the law didn't apply to him, and like Kennedy, the voters let him get away with it.
At least he admitted that ideology blinded him to the unfolding financial crisis caused in part by Fannie Mae. That doesn't mean he is going to pay for it though. Remember, intentions are more important than anything else.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trickle Down Art

In my opinion, Dune is a decent story, but one whose support industry is far better than the actual book. Cover art, music, and videogames are usually very good.

The movie was a little lacking, but there was an earlier attempt by Chilean mystic/comic book writer/ filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky to bring it to the silver screen. Featuring design by H.R. Giger, Moebius, and Chris Foss, it would have been a failure, but a visually epic one.

Depressing Thought Of The Day

The Penn State child abuse scandal is no more limited to one university than the Church abuse was limited to one parish.
I've been reading in comment sections people writing "Why, I would have given him a punch in the mouth!" but no one ever does. Someone has to suspect or know something; after all, it involves a lot of kids and goes on for years. Still, nothing.

Gotta wonder what's wrong with people.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's Always Right In Front Of You

I always knew that Steve Martin could play the banjo, I just never knew that he could play the banjo. Guess I was distracted by the silly arrow-through-the-head prop.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

From The Department Of Irony

I have lived in Texas for God knows how long, and have never seen a tornado. A funnel cloud here and there, but never the "Run Paw, it's a ternader!" full blast on the ground flipping trailer houses type. Also lived in Nevada for two years and never felt an earthquake. Ergo, I had to be in Texas to feel my first earthquake, the 5.6 one centered in Oklahoma. A very brief vibration, then a sudden thud, like someone had just run into the house.

Had to be in Texas for my first blizzard too, BTW.