Archive for January, 2007

The Headline Should Be…

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Storm Worm hits inept computer users around the world.

Me Thinks the Muslim Doth Protest Too Much

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Oh boy:

Two years ago, Muslim groups protested when the plot of the hit Fox drama “24” cast Islamic terrorists as the villains who launched a stolen nuclear missile in an attack on America.

Now, after a one-year respite during which Russian separatists played the bad guys on the critically acclaimed series, Muslims are back in the evil spotlight. Unlike last time, when agent Jack Bauer saved the day, the terrorists this time have already succeeded in detonating a nuclear bomb in a Los Angeles suburb.

Being portrayed again as the heartless wrongdoers has drawn renewed protests from Muslim groups, including one that had a meeting with Fox executives two years ago over the issue.

Oh, please.

Do they even watch the show? Yes, the bad guys (at least for the moment) happen to be Islamic fundamentalists. The writers also make a point of showing innocent Muslims being caught up in the trouble. They frame the governmental discussions of internment camps as ludicrous. They make the bigot who attacks Kumar look like a dumb lug of a thug (until Kumar kills him anyway). They don’t paint all Muslims as bad guys.

That said, if gay Irish milkmen were blowing up buses and crashing airliners and plotting a global milk empire beholden to Daisy the Cow, I wouldn’t be surprised if “24” had Jack Bauer in drag dropping off half gallon bottles and speaking with a brogue about how much he missed Dublin, in particular the cows.

If these groups would spend more time focusing on rescuing Muslim youths from the harm of fundamentalism, and less time worrying about a television show, then maybe the day of gay Irish milkmen on television would be upon us sooner than we can imagine (although I suspect I might be the only one that has imagined it thus far).

Electric Dreams

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Now, for a brief while anyway, you can watch all of the movie Electric Dreams on YouTube. (And the choir sings “amen!”)

I noticed this thanks to a Google search that came into the WWR, which lead me back to my July post of music videos from the movie, only to find that most of them had since been removed from YouTube (something about copyrights or whatever, that’s my guess, being a smart and all).

So, this is even better. Unless, you know, you hate the movie. Personally, I think any movie involving Virginia Madsen and/or computers that come to life can’t be all bad, although Creator came close (saved by the Madsen shower scene).

Here are the first two bits of the movie. You can find the other parts in the sidebar at YouTube.

You’re welcome.

ViewMyLife.Com: Kick Off Party

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Because of my esteemed status as an influential Denver blogger, I got an invite to the kickoff party for a new web-based company tomorrow night.

The company is called ViewMyLife.com.

Since you are an influential Denver blogger [ed: see, told you so], we wanted you to be the first to know about the global launch of the Denver-based company ViewMyLife.com. ViewMyLife.com is a next generation lifestyle site; think MySpace, Facebook and YouTube – but better! ViewMyLife.com offers FREE, secure, simple-to-use tools to document your personal life experiences online without any ads to clutter your personal pages.

Unfortunately, this week has left me pretty drained and I think I’m going to be in bed early tonight and tomorrow night. Also, the party is in the south metro area, and I don’t think being (a) dog tired, (b) with a few drinks in me, and (c) more than forty miles from home would really be a good combination (unless you happen to be a bail bondsman).

However, they did say all of my friends (over 21) are invited – and, well, good people, I consider you my friends, even if you don’t send me birthday presents and don’t know my favorite color and never hold me close during that one scary scene in Poltergeist where the clown doll attacks the kid.

So, here you go: party details can be found here, for those interested.

The party will be streamed live over the internet, something we had discussed doing for a blogger bash, but never did because what happens at the blogger bash stays at the blogger bash, except for that time Goldstein showed up with a camera and posted it at Malkin’s Hot Air site. I’m just happy the llamas and gnus and handcuffs had already been hidden away by the time he arrived.

My Vibrating Features Have Been Disabled

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Poor, poor PS3.




While I generally favor the PS3, based on what I know, it’s entirely possible that I only posted this for the cheesecake.

24: Season 6

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Man, what a great show.

Too bad, though, that Kumar went from achin’ for a White Castle to desiring jihad.

21st Century Boys

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Thrilling fashion news out of Milan:

Milan’s fashion designers, having put up the for sale signs on winter collections, launched their ideas on Sunday for what men should be wearing next autumn — and Dolce & Gabbana said it would be space-age glitter.

Um, no, it shouldn’t be and please dear Baby Jesus all cute in your manger, let’s hope it won’t be.

Ground control to Dolce & Gabbana: You’re nuts!

I realize that this is much like auto exhibitions in which they show concept cars that, in the end, barely resemble what rolls off the production line… but the Max Headroom vinyl suit look is so… Max Headroom.

PSA: Save Big Bucks

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Hey, look, it’s a coupon for Cost Plus World Market: 40% off any single item – even furniture! – until 2/2/07.

You’re welcome.

Buy something significant, maybe an ottoman or a desk, not some British cheese that is probably boiled anyway.

Update: I should probably point out that you can USE ONE COUPON EVERY SINGLE DAY.

So, got your eye on a pair of bookcases? You know, like I do? Buy one today and one tomorrow!

President Bush’s Iraq Speech

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Well, dang, after watching tonight’s speech, I can say it’s almost as if President Bush is all grown up and he’s gotten his boobies.

Small miracles.

Advertising Oddities: Part 2

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Got a book of local company coupons in the mail today.

Among them was one for “Seamans Co. Painting,” a local residential & commercial painting company – over 24 yrs experience, and all work is guaranteed.

Sounds pretty good so far.

Their slogan?

A Professional Job Without the Discount Price!

Well, I’m guessing those “over 24 yrs experience” weren’t in marketing and sales.