Saturday, May 29, 2004

Bush Game

Hate Bush? Want to play a series of presentations on the Bush Administration superficially disguised as a video game? Then click on the image above to play the online Bush Bashing game.

With the twelve different playable characters, from Hulk Hogan to John Kerry, you battle against Bush and his minions, icluding the mighty Voltron to regain control of the country.

Even if you don't feel like playing the game, the intro is pretty good as Hogan gathers up his homies to go fight the good fight (though if you don't like a bit of the sexually explicit or profanity you may not want to play).

It's a pretty easy little game, and I found myself killing off my characters just so I could play as other ones. I beat the game in a little under thirty minutes, finally beating Bush with Michael Moore.


Thursday, May 20, 2004


There was an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force on a few days ago where Meatwad is playing what looks like an Atari game, called 'virtual ouija board' or something like that. Shake kills himself to get inside the game and really make fun of Meatwad, but then Meatwad gets tired of the game. Frylock then hires [one convenient locations] to come in and raise Shake from the dead.

To do this has Carl, Meatwad and Frylock hold hands and read from cards that he holds up saying:

I Am
Sofa King
We Tod Ed

He has them say it faster and faster and then laughs and says 'You say something funny.'

I don't know what was more amusing, the actual bit on the show itself, or the fact that when I was telling one of the guys at work about it I had to explain it to him after he spent ten minutes trying to figure it out.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

TV Tuesday

Week 10 - Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip...
Jay Leno once quipped when he was alone in an elevator his mind always reverted to the lowest song he could think of: "Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed..."

Love them or hate them, TV theme songs stick with us for years! If you're stuck on some lyrics, click here for a comprehensive page with words I never even knew existed. (Who knew I Dream of Jeannie had lyrics???)

On that musical note:

1. What is your favorite TV theme song? Right now, the theme from Aqua Team Hunger Force, but it has alot to do with the tie in with the animation, the total package there [especially the bit where shake is hopping up and down].

2. Which song drives you crazy enough to hit mute on the remote? The theme song to Enterprise, whoever decided to go with a pop song for that one was lacking certain mental faculties, but it's evident from the show that nobody was really sure what they were doing.

3. Which song are your proud to say you remember (most of) the lyrics to??? I'm not sure that I'm proud to remember it, but I do know the words to Pryde of the X-Men, the pilot for an X-Men cartoon that wasn't made.

~Bonus~ Put the lyrics on your page (from memory), and I'll list you next week in the TV Tuesday Theme Song Hall of Fame. Don't forget to leave a comment so I'll know you posted!

Noplace to hide,
Noplace to run,
The Mutant Age
The Mutant Age
Has now begun.

X-Men, X-Men
This is the day
This is the day
X-Men, X-Men
Comin' your way

Magneto's hordes are on the way
To Pillage burn and plunder,
But there's one team that will not yield
The team that strikes like thunder!

X-Men, X-men
This is the day,
This is the day,
X-Men, X-Men
Comin' your way.

I could continue on with the dialogue for most, if not all of the show from that point, much like Tommy can do with Star Wars, but I'll spare you.

Thanks for playing, and remember:

"Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,
Town to town and up and down the dial
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in awhile.

I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati..."

Friday, May 14, 2004

Bush wants my money

I received this little missive in the mail the other day:

Marc Racicot

Dear Friend, April 26, 2004

Will you become one of the first to join the Bush Cheney '04 Team as a Charter Member in Tennessee [um, no.]? I would be thrilled to tell the President you are with us [I'm sure you would].

As a small token of appreciation and to welcome you to our team, I am proud to present you with the enclosed photo of the President and Laura Bush--complete with a special, personal inscription to you [Oh, thanks for that, I'm touched]

Your photo is a symbol of the commitment we share--the commitment between you, the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign and President Bush [I don't think I'm ready for a commitment just yet]. I hope you are as proud of this commitment as we are, and I also hope your photo will serve as a reminder of the importance of Charter Members of the Bush-Cheney '04 Team: to provide continuing grassroots support for President Bush and Vice President Cheney as we work to get the campaign up and running [continuing implies that I am supporting them right now].

Already, Democrats [hiss, hiss--I mean, hooray] have relentlessly attacked the President, while liberal special interest groups are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat President Bush [While the President just relies on his millions and millions of dollars from big business and big oil].

We are relying on our Charter Members to be leaders in thier area for President Bush and the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.

And there are two things you can do today to help [Bad Grammer there]:

1)Send back the enclosed Receipt Conformation Form to let me know that your photograph arrived in good condition and is suitable for framing and Display [Damn right it is]. This may seem like it is a little thing, but it is very important to me personally to know that your support has been properly acknowledged [I bet it is, now ask me for some money].
2)When you send back your Receipt Confirmation, please include a contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, $35, $25 or whatever you can afford to join the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign Team to help reach out to other grassroots leaders like you [and get some of thier sweet, sweet money as well].

Your support is critical. The 2000 and 2002 elections revealed that our national political contests are extremely competitive but, if we work together, we can prevail [and if we don't prevail that way, we can steal the election just like we stole the last one].

It is essential we fully fund our voter outreach program--this special program will make the difference between winning and losing in 2004. Our goal is to reach out to register 3 million voters who support President Bush's bold vision for America [Just don't ask what that vision is, because he really doesn't know, other than we're at war dammit.].

We will need to build this strong grassroots team because of the vicious attacks we're already facing from our Democratic challengers [Challenger]. Their rhetoric has amounted to nothing more than political hate speech [Man, the truth is a hatefull bitch]. Senator John Kerry compared President Bush to Saddam Hussein calling for regime change in the United States [Damn that ugly man]. Then, Democratic Party Leader Terry McAuliffe accused the President of being AWOL during his National Guard service and of never having served in the military even though President Bush fulfilled his requirements and was honorably discharged [Yeah, ok, sure].

And our opponents are well funded. Backed by the likes of billionaire currency trader George Soros, who has compared President Bush to a Nazi, various liberal special interest groups have vowed to defeat President Bush [While Bush just relies on his oil money.]. So far these groups have amassed a war chest of almost $200 million - with plans to raise half a billion dollars. Soros said he would spend his entire $7 billion fortune if it would guarentee President Bush would lose in 2004.

President Bush is relying on you and other friends [I'm touched that the President considers me a friend] to help turn back these Democratic assaults and elevate the political debate for his positive, optomistic agenda for America:

  • an agenda that continues the War on Terrorism and protects the homeland, [I'm still not sure how they plan on doing that, and I don't think they are either]
  • an agenda that strengthens the economy and creates new jobs, [Or something, but only on big business' terms]
  • an agenda that makes it possible for every American to own a home, health and retirement plan and, if they want, their own business [just as long as they don't expect universal health care, or anything socialist like that], and
  • an agenda that focuses on results in schools so every child learns to read and no child is left behind [Even if it means dumbing the rest of us down so that everyone is equal, if they all fall behind, then they're all ahead, get it].

    But the liberal national media won't deliver this message to the American people [Damn liberal media, I mean that liberal talk radio channel, it won't tell you how things really are. We have to make sure that we watch all the other media]. They have their own agenda [Probably commie]. It is up to supporters like you to help us get the message directly to the voters.

    Thanks to the generous support of Bush-Cheney Charter Members we are on our way to meeting our budget goal, but we still have a ways to go.

    So please return your signed Receipt Confirmation Form today along with a contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, $35, or $25 to help us meet our goal and keep our voter contact programs moving forward.

    I hope you will display your photo of the President and Laura Bush proudly--not only as a token of appreciation for your contribution to join as a Charter Member of the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign--but also as a reminder of why we cannot afford to fall short now [This isn't at all like those address labels that charities try to con you into feeling bad about using so you'll send them money, not at all. This campaign is really worth your investment, really].

    On behalf of President Bush and Vice President Cheney thank you for your support. [No, thank you Mark, on behalf of me]

    Mark Racicot

    P.S. Your early support of President Bush and his campaign will mark you as a grassroots leader in Tennessee. Only with your help as a Charter Member can the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign create a viable grassroots orginiztion. Please join the Bush-Cheney '04 Team as a Charter Member with your contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, $35, or even $25 to help us lay the groundwork to win in 2004.

  • I like the pretty blatent way that this letter is written. I can almost see Mark, or one of his aides, sitting there in the office with the official outline that the campaign probably sent down on how to format the letter. 'Make sure to mention the donation amounts at least three times, especially near the beginning and near the end, and make sure to make it sound like the President himself had a hand in this.'

    Anyway, it worked. It's not like I'd want a picture of Kerry up on my wall, would you?

    100MB of e-mail

    Yahoo has announced that this summer their free e-mail is going to 100mb of storage space.


    There are something like 4800 spam messages in my bulk mail folder right now, and I'm at about 20% capacity right now. If they go to that much space I could just let the junk mail pile up for months and months instead of days.

    Boy, I remember when the free storage space was something like 1mb.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2004

    TV Tuesday

    Week 9 - Reunited and it feels so good!

    Tuesday at 9/8 central CBS is running the 159th episode of one of it's classic TV series: The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited. This episode was written 40 years later, with all the surviving cast members in it. This will be an actual episode, with the actors in character, not just actors sitting around reminiscing about the good old days.

    Bill Persky, the show's writer-producer, said in TV Guide: "Everybody's memory was not what it was. We could remember a joke from 40 years ago, but we couldn't remember whether we decided to do a scene this way or that way. Everybody had something they almost remembered, so when we were looking for a title, I came up with The Dick Van Dyke Show Almost Remembered. The comic timing was terrific- except when they couldn't hear anything. There was a lot of "What? What? What?" The greatest below-the-line expense was for hearing aid batteries."

    On that note, how do you feel about reunion shows?

    1. What show would you like to see brought back for an hour or two episode, to see how the characters are doing now? (This should be a show that it might be possible to do a reunion on.) Well, they already did the Beverly Hillbillies, Growing Pains and Gilligan's Island, so I'd have to go with Head of the Class. I would really like to know why Dennis Blundon and Arvid are living under assumed names in Keenan and Kell's neighborhood.

    2. Pick a show that could not realistically be brought back for a reunion, because some or all of the cast members are gone. What if they could have done a reunion before it was too late? Name the show you'd most like to see. Why Sanford and Son and Son of course. Wherein we'd get to see Lamont's son Lamont, Jr.

    3. Which reunion show have you watched and thought "Wow, they should have left that one alone!" Growing Pains. The mom didn't need to go on to be a Senator and there should be no laugh track if the show is filmed on location and on video.

    ~Bonus~ Which do you prefer- a "reunion" episode of the series, or a "cast reunion" where the actors sit around and talk about the making of the show?

    Thanks for playing, and while you're watching Dick Van Dyke Revisited remember this: (found in TV Guide May 9-15 issue)

    ~ Actual furniture from the New Rochelle living room set was tracked down and used in the special.
    ~ An early title considered for the original show was "Double Trouble".
    ~ Johnny Carson was ever so briefly considered for the part of Rob.
    ~ The show was almost cancelled midway through the first season because it ran against the popular "Perry Como" show on NBC.

    And who could forget:

    "Oh Rob!!!"

    And now, TV Last Tuesday:

    Week 8 - The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world…
    In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday (what- you forgot? Shame on you! Get thee to a Hallmark Store!) This week’s questions will be about that beloved group of ladies we all know and love- TV moms.

    1. Who is/was your favorite TV mom? My Mother the Car.

    2. Was she a realistic mother, or more of a TV fantasy type? I'd have to say pretty realistic on the whole.

    3. Which TV mom did you find the most unrealistic? Or if you’d rather: creepy – sappy – mean – you choose the adjective, and you name the mom. Roseanne's mom is the meanest and most evil mother.

    ~Bonus~ No disrespect to your dear old mum, but which TV mom did you think it might be neat to have as your own? Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

    Thanks for playing! Happy Mother’s Day, and always remember the loving words of TV mom Roseanne Conner: “If those kids are alive by the time he comes home at the end of the day, then hey, I’ve done my job!”

    Selig Proposes Compromise

    Baseball's Traditionalist Commissioner, Bud Selig, today announced a compromise in his controversial decision to promote 'Spider-Man 2' by adorning bases with a red and black spider-web pattern.

    The plans were abandoned after coming under attack by Baseball fan's.

    "What the f--- is this sh--?" Said online pundit Big Stupid Tommy. "I mean that used-car salesman of a commissioner done lost his mother-f-----' mind, s---!"

    Selig was confused by the uproar, but scrapped plans anyway.

    "I don't know what all the fuss was about," Selig commented, "I'm just trying to do what's best for the game."

    Today he revealed new plans for a compromise promotion.

    At games from June 11 through 13, teams at home games will be taking the role of crime-fighter Spider-Man with full costumes underneath their usual uniforms, complete with web-slingers, while away teams will be adorned as the evil Dr. Octopus, with prehensile metallic arms.

    "It should make for some interesting play," Selig said, "I am especially looking forward to seeing how teams use either the extra arms, or the webs."

    Additionally stadiums will be showing fifteen exclusive minutes from the upcoming film at half-time of every game.

    When confronted with the fact that there is no half-time in baseball, Selig replied, "There is now, baby." Selig then lit a cigar with a rolled up hundred dollar bill and was whisked away in his diamond encrusted helicopter.

    Saturday, May 01, 2004

    I'm Baleman

    The first pic released of Christian Bale in the Batsuit from Batman: Begins.

    Looks pretty good to me.
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