Friday, September 30, 2005

My Crop Dusting Face

RIP: Dr. Valium




Stepford wives the world over throw an extra shot in their Bloody Marys, double their dosage and observe a moment of silence:

TRENTON, N.J. - Leo Sternbach, the inventor of a revolutionary new class of tranquilizers that included Valium, one of the first blockbuster "lifestyle" drugs, has died at his home in North Carolina. He was 97.

His other breakthroughs include the sleeping pills Dalmane and Mogadon,Klonopin for epileptic seizures and Arfonad for limiting bleeding during brain surgery.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Halloween Costume Ideas





The Good Witch

Broken Arrow's Kristin Chenoweth [Tony Award winner, Glinda the Good Witch in the original cast of Wicked, Annabeth Schott on The West Wing among many other
things] has been uninvited to perform in the Oklahoma City "Women of Faith"
concert this November. It seems to be a real Woman of Faith one has to hate the
homogays, and Chenoweth isn't towing the American Taliban's party line.

This quote from the pint-sized diva seems to have pushed the OKC zealots
over the edge:
“I am a Christian and I don't want there to be any confusion about what I believe or who I am. I don't believe gay people are going to hell. I believe that judgment is left to the one upstairs and I believe Jesus is all about love.”

Hmmm. Admittedly, I'm a bit of backslider, but I thought that was exactly what Christianity was all about. Besides, girlfriend knows who her fans are. The Women of Faith ain't fillin' the seats on Broadway. via Queerty

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That ad Rocks!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Vive la France



I shared a couple of images from a French AIDS awareness campaign with a couple of you earlier this summer -- the naked guy humping a giant scorpion. This is their end of summer campaign. Rough translation: Congratulations to those who used protection this summer. Very clever; I want to meet their creative director. I also want to be best boy at all their photo shoots, but that's another story...

They posted this campaign in the Metro, along with the toilet paper ad I posted last month, but they banned these ads. I guess we Americanos aren't the only ones that are totally FUBAR.

Quiet, You

1974 needs to install one of these, booths for cell phone users. for OJ.

(as I type this out my cell phone is beeping at me, low battery).

I like these....

the feel good blog of the year is...


post secret

of course the farting one is my fav.

The Lost Art of Mixtapes

Mixtapes

Your assignment is to make a mixtape (15-20 song). You will not be graded ... but you will be held up for ridicule. ;-)

Post it here. (and that other place)

Have fun!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Urban Tulsa design

Thomas heard from a Tulsa contact that Keith Skrzyktpjack fired all his designers and hired WALSH & ASSOC.??? to do the paper layout and design? Is this true?

Stuff On My Cat


Cats are cool. Sometimes their owners frighten me though.

Who knew so many people enjoyed stacking things on their cats?

AND, where is everyone today - still recovering from the weekend?

Friday, September 23, 2005

words I would like to scream at the top of my lungs

"I dont come to your work and tell you how to do your job... when I take my car in to be repair I dont tell the serviceman how to repair it... so STOP TELLING ME HOW TO DESIGN!!"

thanks I needed that.

It's the Cheesiest


Lounge singer Richard Cheese performs swingin' Vegas versions of rock, rap, and Top40 hits, turning contemporary songs into traditional pop vocal standards. With his swanky jazz trio, his tiger-striped tuxedo, and his enormous microphone, it's the perfect mix of music, martini, and madcap. Richard Cheese

Note: it's in the "other place"

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Free Calendar

I got this from our paper rep, looks pretty cool.

SMART Papers in conjunction with Magnum Photos is once again producing a 2006 Agenda Calendar.

The 2006 limited edition calendar promises to inspire and enlighten as it takes your customers week by week through the streets, skylines and secrets of New York City.

Calendars will be mailed in November to those who do sign up at our on-line link www.smartpapers.com/newyork

The calendar is printed on Kromekote, Kromekote Brushed Silver Foil and Pegasus – a great combination!

Biker Fox Who?

Not sure if you guys remember Ill Mitch but he's MUCH cooler than your Biker Fox guy. He has his own album and everything.

I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Biker Fox's Rival

Prince Valiant over here likes to wear fairy costumes EVERY DAY. He even designs his own. Have a peek (Aren't you guys going to be glad I'll be gone tomorrow and Friday!) Peter Pan

Ultimate Hippy Vacation

Um, from what I can gather, this was an actual ebay auction. Kind of crazy...someone actually paid $6,100 to go on vacation with this guy. Hippie Vacation
I am very bored AGAIN today. Luckily will be in Phoenix the next two days and you guys won't have to hear from me! But today, you will not be so lucky.....I have absolutely NOTHING to do except blog all day long. Oh, the evilness!

Graphic Design Position

This was posted by Evan on the OKM Survivors blog. Thought I'd share. I know there are some of you unhappy with your job (ah-hem...Jared)...

PennWell Publishing has an opening for a presentation editor. Basically graphic design work designing magazines. Don't have to design ads, don't have to design marketing or interoffice material. Strictly layout design.

Here is the ad

Graphic Designer Tulsa, OK
Full time / Employee Corporate

We are looking for an experienced graphic designer to produce several of its monthly magazines. Highly skilled with desktop publishing applications like QuarkXpress, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and adept at problem-solving. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor¿s or associate¿s degree in graphic design, an award-winning portfolio and at least 2 years of publication experience. Please send resume and internal application to Bill Beckman.

Salary Grade:
Posted: Sep 08, 2005
Bid Close Date: Oct 01, 2005

Contact Info.
PennWell Publishing Co.
Attention: William Beckman
Human Resources Department
1421 S. Sheridan Rd., Tulsa OK 74112

Phone: 918.831.9591
BILLB@PENNWELL.COM

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Biker Fox

You may have seen this guy around town. Either way, if bored, his picture gallery (and Web site) always make me cry....from laughing....Biker Fox

Build A Bush

Would you like to make George W. bald, drunk or look like Hitler? Well, now you can....you can build your very own Bush at
Build A Bush

Ass Clowns

I love Star Wars just as much as the next gal, but this is taking it a little far. That and I'm bored...as I've mentioned before...
FREAKS

Canadians

And another reason Canadians are f@#$ing crazy and the U.S. border patrol are mindless numb nuts! This isn't exactly new news, but like I mentioned in previous post...am very bored at work. This led me to google "bored at work," which led me to boredatwork.com, which led me to this wonderful story about another damn crazy Canadian and freaking idiot Americans!
Damn Canadians

Death Trivia — I am obviously bored

• In 1355, when King Pedro of Portugal was crowned, he dug up his mistress to have her properly honored as queen. Loyal subjects bowed before the decorated corpse and had to kiss her hand. That was nice of him - most women can't even get their husbands to take them out to a simple dinner while they're alive ...

• Cosmic Irony - The person who wrote the famous song, "Keep the Home Fires Burning" burnt to death when their home caught fire.

• Armadillos and humans are the only animals that get leprosy.

• Nosophilia refers to those who get sexually aroused by the knowledge that a partner is terminally ill. They will even stake out support groups for those with terminal illness like others flock to dating services, pretending to have had a family member or friend that passed from the disease, which is why they're there "trying to learn".

• When Thomas Edison died in 1931, his pal Henry Ford trapped the inventor's last dying breath in a bottle.

• Henry the VIII executed some 72,000 subjects. His favorite method was boiling people to death.

• If you're planning on being cryogenically frozen, the ideal time to start the procedure is within 10 minutes of death.

• It's impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath, so if a kid pulls that on you, say, "That's nice, dear. Go right ahead.."

• When Thomas Edison died in 1931, his pal Henry Ford trapped the inventor's last dying breath in a bottle.

• King Cambyses of Persia (525 BC) marched 50,000 troops into the desert to attack Amun, on the Libyan border. A sandstorm of epic proportions boiled up and buried them all. Maybe that was Vida’s ancestor…

• The leading cause of death to military personnel in peace time is drunk driving.

• Funeral directors in Florida get 500 frequent flyer miles for every corpse they ship out of Daytona Beach International Airport.

• It would take more than 2.5 minutes to fall from the top of Mt. Everest. Then you'd go --->S P L A T <---

• In the 'old days' men and women used a Laff Riot of deadly substances for cosmetics, which would often lead to their insanity and death. Lead was used for that pale white skin in the form of Lead white and Venetian Ceruse, which was absorbed into the skin, into the tissues and blood and caused acute lead poisoning. Mercury, in the form of mercury sublimate or "Solman's Water" was used to remove warts and bleach freckles. Ditto. Belladonna, a fatally toxic hallucinogen, was used to redden cheeks and lips.

• When Anne Boleyn was beheaded, so was her dog, Urian. Guess that showed her.

• Mysophilia is the practice of ingesting the body fluids of corpses, particularly urine.

Monday, September 19, 2005

No WW For Me

Can't go this week....will be in Phoenix at a copywriting seminar and sourly missing the Bravery, bunko, Wilco and Movin' Out. Hope everyone has fun! Have a rum and coke with cherries for me while I sit all by my lonesome in a hotel room.

Hey

Jared — Tell your bouncer buddy that there is an opening in the marketing department at Cherokee Casino. It's for a traffic coordinator position....not sure if that is something he'd like to do, but I know they are looking hard for someone. At least would be a foot in the door.

Thom and Jason — Sorry I didn't make it to the Magic Stick Saturday! I never get to see my friend Clay and we were hanging out at Caz's (with the incredibly cute bartender who kept winking at me). Promise to go next Saturday and resume role of fag hag. I miss you guys!

Read this one aloud

Q: What is George W. Bush's position on Roe vs. Wade?
A: He really doesn't care how poor people get out of New Orleans.



Pulled from Thomas Conner

Also Thomas had dinner at Frontera Grill. The chef/owner is Rick Bayless, an Oklahoma native and former archaeologist. (I have seen Rick a few times on the Food Network and just love him.)

Friday, September 16, 2005

No Further Comment Necessary

The Other WW

I Googled "Whiskey Wednesday" and found a group that is doing the same thing we are doing. Whiskey-Wednesday they have a hyphen.

12 Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

1. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
2. A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
3. A shrimp's heart is in its head.
4. In a study of 200,000 ostriches, over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
5. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
6. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
7. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
8. Horses can't vomit.
9. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
10. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. And, if you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
11. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
12. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

I Wonder What's In These?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Bad Design Kills


Read the front page article about the fire; but DEFINITELY see the
Propaganda section, particularly the "Undo" sticker!

Heart to good design!
Boo to bad design!

bad design kills

Diebold Insider Speaks to The Brad Blog

For those not up on their conspiracy theories, Diebold is the Ohio-based company that produces the infamous no-paper-trail electronic voting machines (and about 99.9% of the world's ATMs). This is also the company whose CEO said in the run up to the 2004 election that he would do everything in his power to see that W was elected. By any estimation, there were some disconcerting irregularities in many of the voting precincts handled with Diebold machines, leading to rampant speculation and accusations that the company had worked with and/or looked the other way while Bush operatives fixed the election.

While I am always skeptical of anything that remotely resembles a conspiracy theory, I've always thought this story might have legs. This is particularly true in Ohio where there were so many red flags one couldn't help but smell a rat. And if any of you have followed Ohio politics in the past few months you know the place is a cesspool of GOP corruption and it's all coming unraveled. Several top officials, including the Governor, are in deep trouble and may end up spending time in jail.

I knew, though, that all the spinning and investigating that occurred immediately after the election probably wasn't going to amount to much. However, if there is any truth to the vote rigging theories, history shows that no matter how well the bad guys think they've covered their tracks, one day someone will squeal and come forward with the smoking gun. Actually, a few have squealed over the last year but none have had any really damning evidence.

Could this be the one? If so, it is sooner than I would have expected and it's really bad timing for Bush Co. Could be interesting. Or it could be nothing.

* EXCLUSIVE! * A DIEBOLD INSIDER SPEAKS!

If you're lost in Jenks on Saturday

Just in case you guys might be hanging around Jenks this weekend, or think Tulsa has nothing more to offer, you can come hang out with me. On Saturday, some of my friends are playing at the Elm St. Pub, and I am offering my support by being there. I know this could be a lot to ask, with gas prices being the way they are, but anyone that would like to join me would be appreciated. They say the show starts at 9, but in all actuality they will begin playing around 10. I've included a flier if you need to be visual.

JROD

The Many Faces of Dr. Coburn

Max Blumenthal has an interesting article about Tom Coburn and his chief of staff, Satan, in The Nation.

I'm speechless...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

WW tonight

Sorry guys, but I will be unable to attend Whiskey Wednesday. Drink up and have lots of fun, drink extra for me.

search

do a google search for "failure".

Music for a Rainy Day


British Sea Power is one of my favorite bands to come out of the new new-wave movement. Here's a free download of "It Ended at an Oily Stage" from their new(ish) album Open Season. Very Bowie. Sorry it's an wma file... note to self: get an mp3 converter...




If you prefer something a little more upbeat on a dreary day like today, try Danish Dance sensation Infernal and check out their naughty, Tron-inspired video for "From Paris to Berlin." Muy caliente!

Bad News Bears

Thom, I can't go to the Bravery now! I have a seminar in Phoenix next Thursday and Friday and my flight leaves Wednesday evening. I am PISSED....not only am I missing the Bravery, I'm missing Movin' Out at the PAC and my bunko party is having to be rescheduled! Sorry! Maybe Kelly will still want to go...

More Bareback Mountain



The trailer is now available at the Brokeback website.

perfect blog for a rainy day



Postsecret

I Love The Rain

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Match the Carpet to the Drapes



Or your iPod to your shoes as the case may be.

ColorWare offers iPods, notebooks and even game consoles in tons of cool colors. You can even send them your existing component for custom coloring.

Above: iPod mini in Blush with wheel in Envy (Yes, Blush, but, sorry, no Bashful).

I just want to pinch this man!

and by pinch I mean pinch his head off. story

The last paragraph is the best!! (I did a "spit take")

Monday, September 12, 2005

Go F*ck Yourself Tom Coburn

Mr. Coburn nearly broke down today at the hearings, lamenting the divisions in this country. From the Washington Post Blog:
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), following Sen. Brownback, choked back tears as he gave his statement. full story on AmericaBlog

Everything Is Illuminated



I knew Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated was being made into a movie starring Elijah's Wood, but I didn't realize it was releasing this month. It's a low budget flick and Liev Schreiber's directorial debut, but it looks very well done. Keep your eyes out for it in the next couple of weeks. I think most of you will like it - it's quirky like us. And I am certain that you will all want an "Officious Seeing Eye Bitch" t-shirt just like Sammy Davis Junior, Junior, above, is wearing. In fact, that might wake a great Whiskey Wednesday shirt...

ON ANOTHER NOTE: If you haven't heard, my most anticipated film of the year won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago - it's going to be a tear-jerker girls - with lots of man on man!

a test of morals

This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand on an important moral issue.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line.

You are in Miami, Florida under hurricane conditions with severe flooding. You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster.

The situation is nearly hopeless. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.

Suddenly you see a man floundering in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is.

It's George W. Bush!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under .. forever. You have two options--you can save the life of G.W.Bush or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

So here's the question, and please give an honest answer:
1. Would you select high contrast color film, or 2. would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?

Outraged!

Okay, I just went to Rotten.com to try and get a funny picture to show you guys and look what came up! Rotten.com
I had been laughing at this part of the site for six years now. Bush has done some shitty things before, but now he's really pissed me off!

My Dream Journal

I had some strange dreams this weekend and am bored at work so you guys get to read about them whether you want to or not. Hahahahahaha!

Dream #1 — Because of the hurricane and some other weird natural disaster that left more than half of the U.S. in shambles (I think it was a super volcano) the U.S. decided to change its borders to include only a small square in California (smaller than Oklahoma). My sister and mom were moving there along with most of the country, but I wanted to stay here. I had one fear — the Mexicans were probably going to try and invade now that the land was unclaimed. Then my dream kind of altered a bit and Mexicans in football uniforms started beating the shit and killing boys from my home town (which was at this point something like Miami or Vinita). I stayed in my house and Mexicans that looked more like Old Western dudes took over it....one tried to rape me, but his general busted in and saved my life. I think we may have fallen in love after that, but not so sure.....Very lonesome doveish.


Dream #2 — This one I can't go into too much detail...it was a little dirty. Okay, a lot diry...Christina Agueliera dirty. Let's just say it involved a guy from high school with a very large attachment and my ex boyfriend's little brother (though not at the same time). Apparently I was very slutty in my dream last night. Then later on in the dream, this young girl showed up with a baby, only the baby looked like a miniature doll with toilet paper stuffed all in its clothes. Very scary looking baby. She was sitting in a hot car with it, saying the baby was cold even though it was burning up. Then the kid started talking like an adult. Very strange. Didn't quite understand that one. I'm sure you guys wanted more detail on the former part of the dream, but I turn red even thinking about it!

Why I watch Battlestar Galactica

Reason ... do i need to say more?

little america

You should read Thomas's Blog. He has some great articles about Katrina and the aftermath.

Friday, September 09, 2005

WEEKEND!!!

So what's going on this weekend? Daddy needs a drink!

Audio Bullys (ft Nancy Sinatra)


Cool dance mix! Shot You Down and video

If you have RealPlayer you can hear it at Dance Records

IT THE SHIT B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!

fox news SUCKS!!

I love Salon.com, they put together this little video montage.

If you are not a member you will need to get a "site pass" where you have to watch an ad.

LOVE CLOGS


Birki's



Crocs

Fat Man Dancing

Promise this is my last post of the day. Just wanted to share my other favorite video clip. Once again, I don't know how to link addresses.....it's worth the cut and paste.

big boys

Rat Chicken

Okay, so this was my favorite little video to watch in college. It showcases my very strange sense of humor. Not sure if it will actually link. If it doesn't, just copy and paste it onto your web browser. Enjoy....

Chicken

Thursday, September 08, 2005

McNellie's Street Party

As Whiskey Wednesday Blog's new social coordinator, I am inviting all of you to McNellie's tomorrow night. They are having a street party from 6 p.m. to midnight, $5 cover,live bands, portion of the night's proceeds being donated to Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina victims. Could be fun. I'll be there, so if anyone wants to come with or meet me up there, just call.

The New SNAFU

AMERICAblog caught this new definition for snafu in today's New York Post.

Situation Normal, All FEMA'd Up

iPhone TV spot




Umm... guess that leak I posted last week was pretty well placed. Here are stills from the TV ad. And also check out the phone booth intro on the Motorola site. I still think they could have come up with a cooler phone though...

Rum is the Devil

Yeah....so....I think I drank just a wee bit too much last night. I had three meetings today and thought I was going to upchuck in every single one of them. Didn't help that I was up until 1:30 on the phone trying to figure out how to get Miss Kelly Clarkson home safely. Anyways....I still feel like shit and am in desperate need of a serious siesta. You'd think the Cherokees would buy some cots for those of us who need a little sleep on their lunch break. I am never drinking again....at least not until tomorrow night....

Uh huh, this is my shit
All the girls stomp your feet like this

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna to happen like that
Because I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
(repeat one time)

Ooooh ooh, this my shit, this my shit
(repeat one time)

I heard that you were talking shit
And I bet you didn't think that I would hear it
People hear you talking like that, getting everybody fired up
So I'm ready to attack, gonna lead the pack, gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out
That's right, put your pom-poms down, getting everybody fired up

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna to happen like that
Because I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
(repeat one time)

Ooooh ooh, this my shit, this my shit
(repeat one time)

So that's right dude, meet me at the bleachers
No principals,no student-teachers
All the boys want to be the winner, but there can only be one
So I'm gonna fight, gonna give it my all
Gonna make you fall, gonna sock it to you
That's right I'm the last one standing, another one bites the dust

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna to happen like that
Because I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
(repeat one time)

Ooooh ooh, this my shit, this my shit
(repeat one time)

Let me hear you say this shit is bananas
B-A-N-A-N-A-S
(This shit is bananas)
(B-A-N-A-N-A-S!)

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna to happen like that
Because I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
(repeat one time)

Ooooh ooh, this my shit, this my shit
(repeat one time)

Apple Special Event



Special Event Gallery

Watch Steve Jobs deliver a special announcement from San Francisco's Moscone West. See the video-on-demand event. video

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

all hail ipod nano



Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again. With 2GB (500 songs) and 4GB (1,000 songs) models starting at $199, the pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design. So small, it will take your music places you never dreamed of.

iPod nano

Apple Phone

Apple introduces iTunes-enabled Motorola Rokr phone, Harry Potter collectible iPod emblazoned with Hogwarts crest and complete Harry Potter audiobook collection, and complete Madonna catalog. Rokr phone will hold 100 songs and automatically pause when the user gets a call. www.apple.com

The Bravery

The Bravery
Cain's Ballroom
September 21

Who's in? We could move the latter half of Whiskey Wednesday to the Cain's that week. Thom, I know you said you wanted to go. It would be like when we go to the Majestic only with more expensive drinks, better music and men that might look my direction.....

The Gas Gauge

Once again Atom Films has taken the words right out of my mouth by providing a comical spoof to gas prices. I hope everyone enjoys.

Those Damn Gas Prices

Monday, September 05, 2005

a letter to bush

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Dear Mr. Bush:

Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.

Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?

Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died and, as of today, there were still homes without power. That night the weatherman said this storm was on its way to New Orleans. That was Thursday! Did anybody tell you? I know you didn't want to interrupt your vacation and I know how you don't like to get bad news. Plus, you had fundraisers to go to and mothers of dead soldiers to ignore and smear. You sure showed her!

I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this -- after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?

And don't listen to those who, in the coming days, will reveal how you specifically reduced the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for New Orleans this summer for the third year in a row. You just tell them that even if you hadn't cut the money to fix those levees, there weren't going to be any Army engineers to fix them anyway because you had a much more important construction job for them -- BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ!

On Day 3, when you finally left your vacation home, I have to say I was moved by how you had your Air Force One pilot descend from the clouds as you flew over New Orleans so you could catch a quick look of the disaster. Hey, I know you couldn't stop and grab a bullhorn and stand on some rubble and act like a commander in chief. Been there done that.

There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland.

No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this!

You hang in there, Mr. Bush. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Pretend the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are near Tikrit.

Yours,

Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
www.MichaelMoore.com

P.S. That annoying mother, Cindy Sheehan, is no longer at your ranch. She and dozens of other relatives of the Iraqi War dead are now driving across the country, stopping in many cities along the way. Maybe you can catch up with them before they get to DC on September 21st.

Friday, September 02, 2005

The Emperor Has No Clothes

And his ass is showing...

I know we're all almost to the point of being completely jaded with media coverage of "Killer Hurricane Katrina" and the like, but what a freakin' mess! As I've told some of you, I spent many of my childhood/teenage summers in the areas hardest hit by this disaster. So, when I see images of New Orleans, Biloxi, Gulf Port, Waveland, Bay St. Louis, etc. in ruins it literally makes me sick to my stomach.

But the biggest tragedy is the complete ineptitude of our government, which is now painfully exposed. When did the Keystone Cops and the Three Stooge's take over FEMA? Bush has, time and time again, funneled money away from building and maintaining our national infrastructure in order to pay for his phony war in Iraq and to give his buddies tax breaks. And now Bush and his cronies have the gall to lie about the situation and play the blame game with state and local officials.

Please, please arm yourselves with the facts (all sides) and don't let anyone get away with whitewashing the complete and utter failure of this administration.

I recommend John Aravosis's AMERICAblog for a good compilation of media coverage from around the world -- with a bent to the left, of course.

And props to Anderson Cooper, Paula Zahn, Ted Koppel and the many others from the MSM who are turning up the heat on these roaches.

ONE OTHER THING: FEMA is listing Operation Blessing as one of three organizations for cash donations. Please be aware that Operation Blessing IS Pat Robertson. Please discourage everyone you know from giving anything to that bastard.

And thanks for allowing me to vent! It's therapeutic...

Thursday, September 01, 2005

3D Walls



3D Walls

Smartwrap


My iPod earphone cords always seem to get in the way as I move around and work. I may end up ordering one of these.

Smartwrap

Cables & Cords


This site has a neat little gadget for cleaning up all those messy wires we seem to have.

Cables & Cords

Free iPod Book


I'm too lazy to write anything, so I'm copying and pasting.

"It’s here: The Free iPod Book & Back to School Guide, by iLounge.com. Covering all things iPod and iTunes, our first book includes exclusive sneak peeks at new iPod accessories from JBL, Belkin, Griffin, Oregon Scientific, Blumac and Sumo Cases, plus tutorials, contests, and more."

iPod Book

Madonna and the iTunes Phone?

This from Andy Towle's wonderful blog:

Rumors have been swirling that a September 7 event thrown by Apple at San Francisco's Moscone Center will be the introduction of the long-awaited iTunes phone that the company has been working on with Motorola. The new phone is reportedly going to be called the Rokr. Madonna has thus far held out on entering the digital music sphere but news out of London is that she has just finished (arm sling and all) a commercial for the new phone that will feature instrumentals from her upcoming dance single "Hung Up". This photo is said to be taken following the
shoot for the commercial at Shepperton Studios. Fansite Madonnalicious reports the details of the commercial as such: "Open on a phone booth in a village in the mountain desert of the Middle East. A teenager is talking on the phone with his girlfriend. He's speaking a foreign language; so what he's saying is subtitled. Madonna walks up and into the phone booth. She puts her hand on his cheek and kisses the teenager. Madonna asks the teenager 'Who's that girl?' We then hear his
girlfriend’s voice screaming through the receiver: 'Who's that girl?' An instrumental version of Madonna's new single Hung Up then begins to play as other characters are introduced and squeezed into the phone booth. First Beethoven and Hendrix join Madonna and the teenager in the booth, then the other stars arrive and pack into the booth with various difficulties. Just when we think no one else can fit in along comes Biggie Smalls....and the commercial cuts to Madonna's face being pressed against the glass as she yells 'Biggie....NOOOO!'"
An iPod Cellphone said to be Imminent [ny times]

Satellite Imagery of New Orleans



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