My DD214

Veterans should be a thing of the past.

Links – 11 April

  • Short tech demo video for the Steven Spielberg-produced live action/CG Transformers movie due out next year.
  • From the Sunday NYT Magazine: El Salvador criminalized any and all abortions in 1998; here's what's happened. (free registration required)

11 April, 2006 1:07 PM Posted by | Linkage | Leave a comment

Albino, even

Even on the internet, where April Fool's jokes are as common as Clay's sex fantasies about chili dogs, FARK's was a hilarious stand-out.

FARK April Fool's 

Also: big shout out to Monty, and thanks to all for the kind birthday wishes.

1 April, 2006 5:49 PM Posted by | Linkage | Leave a comment

The Corps is getting desperate

Keep your eye on that caller ID boys, the Corps is running out of viable recruiting options.

(via Drudge)

25 March, 2006 5:31 PM Posted by | Linkage | 1 Comment

Geely will go with you for a happy life

Geely, the Chinese automaker with designs on competing here in the US, has one of the most sadly entertaining websites I’ve seen in quite some time. In the process of preparing for the big move across the pond, they’ve put up an English website that appears to be the work of two adolescents with a Chinese-to-English dictionary and some powdered Ritalin.

Here’s a gem from the company’s official website:

geely1.jpg

Somebody want lager, indeed.

19 March, 2006 5:01 PM Posted by | English as she is spoke, Linkage | Leave a comment

Warren Ellis spits in your green beer

Everyone’s favorite curmudgeon had this to say about yesterday’s holiday observance:

The next person to wish me a happy St Pat’s Day will have their ISP anonymously informed that they download pictures of dogs fucking babies. I’ve slept with Irish girls and gotten drunk in Belfast, which makes me more Irish than 99% of you — and, whoops, here’s the clue train pulling up to the station, and it says I’m not Irish and neither are 99% of you so you can stick St Pat’s Day up your arse.

If you want to celebrate St Pat’s today, eat a raw potato, build a house out of peat and get yourself
shot by an Englishman.

And guess what? If you were born in America, you’re not Irish, you’re fucking American. Deal with it.

(Though I still advise American tourists in Europe to tell people they’re Canadian at all times.)

This was your Daily Truth. Please return to your duties. Thank you.

18 March, 2006 3:32 PM Posted by | Linkage | Leave a comment

The end of ethnic profiling

It’s time to end the discrimination against Belgians.

15 March, 2006 2:26 PM Posted by | Linkage | Leave a comment

When the going gets tough..

Confronted with the President’s lowest ever approval ratings, the White House has turned to adorable bomb-sniffing dogs to turn the tide of the public opinion war.

13 March, 2006 9:29 PM Posted by | Linkage, News, Politics and other hazardous materials | Leave a comment

The Thin Burqa Line

The rest of the world watches entirely too much American television. (via Metafilter)

Continue reading

1 March, 2006 8:39 AM Posted by | Linkage | Leave a comment

S for Subversive

  Although I’ve made a half-assed effort to get back into comic books over the last couple of years, there’s plenty of “must-read” stuff that’s escaped my attention. Apparently, the V for Vendetta graphic novels fall under that heading. My favorite movie reviewer (Devin Faraci) at my favorite movie review site (CHUD) has written up a very interesting editorial after attending a screening of the soon-to-be-released V for Vendetta movie. Here’s some of what Devin had to say:

It’s shocking that a film like V For Vendetta, in which the hero can be described in no other terms but terrorist, has been made by a major movie studio, which is itself a part of a major, world-dominating corporation. Either the folks at Warner Bros and Time-Warner weren’t paying a lot of attention or they just don’t think that a movie will make any bit of difference at this point. I couldn’t disagree more, and I have to tell you that if I was still actively working as a political organizer I would be standing outside theaters showing V and handing out anti-Bush and anti-Iraq War pamphlets to exiting moviegoers. Sure, this film is about a fictional fascist state that denies its people basic liberties and makes them live in fear, and sure it’s set in the London of the future, but there’s no hiding the fact that the film’s timeline is one that begins today.

After reading that whole spiel, I can honestly say that this is the first movie I’ve been excited about seeing since Murderball. And if tweaking conservatives isn’t enough for you, the movie also features Natalie Portman with a shaved head. I think it’s hot. Infer from that what you will.

Here’s the link to Devin’s write-up, and here’s a link to the most recent trailer for V for Vendetta.

See also: Movie Review: V for Vendetta

27 February, 2006 8:26 PM Posted by | Linkage, Movies | Leave a comment

“You remember me now, Peter?”

I post a lot of links. I know this. But let me assure you, that this is beyond question the best thing I’ve ever seen on the internet. I took a break from writing an essay to check my email and cruise over to Metafilter, which is where I found the trailer for:

The Passion of the Christ 2: Judgement Day

Absolutely hilarious. If this movie were ever to actually be made, the movie theatres that showed it would get burned down. And I would be nice and warm, not to mention totally entertained, on the way out.

21 February, 2006 11:09 PM Posted by | Linkage, Religious Tomfoolery | 2 Comments