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RMBB 6.0: The Artistry
Dude, Where's My Money?
Stranger Than Fiction: Five Word Movie Review
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Bush Fish
American Idol Recap, March 6
Apocalypto: The Comedy
Alice Shannon of Soldotna, Alaska
Well, Huh. OK.
Possible Downtime
Evidence That Demands a Verdict

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March 11, 2007

RMBB 6.0: The Artistry

Offered without comment.

Thanks to Molly for sending me the images, some or all of which I may or may not have taken with her camera.

Yes, my talent - if I took these photos - knows no bounds, be it musicianship, the written word, or the visual arts.

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March 08, 2007

Dude, Where's My Money?

If you've got a refund coming to you from Uncle Sam this tax year, you can check the IRS website to find out when you might see your money:

IRS Refund Status

Wow, the IRS providing customer service... spooky.

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March 07, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction: Five Word Movie Review

Hey, you're the "Sonic Guys!"


Maggie Gyllenhaal. Mmmm, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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March 06, 2007

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Bush Fish

Hey, everyone, Jenna Bush is writing a book:

Publisher HarperCollins said in a statement on Tuesday that it had bought the world rights to the book.
They did not mention, however, what color crayon Jenna used to write it.

* Just kidding, Jenna. You seem like a good kid. Well, except for all the naked college partying, but then there's something to be said for bad girls too. We'll always have Bangkok.

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American Idol Recap, March 6

I've been horribly delinquent in writing about the phenomenon that is Season 6 of American Idol. I probably should have continued to be so, but I'm fresh out of topics at the moment.

Blake: I missed his performance as I was putting the wee Fiona to bed. So long as Sanjaya and Sundance are still on the show, though, I don't think Blake has to worry about going home. Scritchy-scritchy-scratch-scratch.

Sanjaya: I fear that "Vote for the Worst" will continue to work its magic and keep this guy around for another week. The judges call this one right.

Sundance: I'm not sure which was worse: the dull vocals or the lame and emasculated house band performance of "Jeremy." Simon is right; Randy is nuts; and Paula is, well, Paula.

Brief Indulgent and/or Masturbatory Interlude: Say, remember Katharine Mcphee? Va-va-va-voom!

Chris: For some reason, he reminds me of a monkey. Not a bush baby, though, so there's that. I guess the vocal was... passable... and cheesy. Not my mug of beer, but I bet some pre-teens melted during it. I guess I'm just not his target audience.

Sigh, Chris, 'twas not meant to be, mi amigo...

Brief Non-masturbatory Interlude: David J is blogging the auditory disasters as well.

Jared: The Crown Prince of Eyebrowia is up. His look and dance reminds me of that SNL episode where Eddie Murphy dresses up as a white man.

As if to prove my point, Paula says Jared needs to "color up" his singing. I think that's what she said anyway. Wait, maybe it was "pull up," as she just said that too. I dunno.

Brandon: Decent performance, particularly when compared to the crap that has come before. Paula is making goo goo eyes at him. How shocking.

Phil: Crikey, put a little mascara on the dude and he'd look like Boy George in that hat. Started off all throaty gross, but finished better.

Chris: Chris is the Taylor Hicks of the night, although his dancing could use a little more epileptic zing. I think Randy was right, Paula was Paula, and Simon just doesn't like the fat kid staying in the picture.

With the girls singing tomorrow night, it's bound to be better. Or, prettier, at the very least.

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Apocalypto: The Comedy

Do as Radley says:

So watch this trailer for Apocalypto until you see the screaming monkey, about 70 percent of the way through. Now pause the movie player. With your cursor/arrow keys, go about six frames in reverse. Ha!
Ha, indeed. I suppose if I still had a career after my anti-Jew tirade with the police, I'd be smiling too.

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March 04, 2007

Alice Shannon of Soldotna, Alaska

Brilliant satirist or rampaging moron?

Letter to the Editor

Itís time to stomp out atheists in America. The majority of Americans would love to see atheists kicked out of America. If you donít believe in God, then get out of this country.

The United States is based on having freedom of religion, speech, etc., which means you can believe in God any way you want (Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, etc.), but you must believe.

I donít recall freedom of religion meaning no religion. Our currency even says, "In God We Trust." So, to all the atheists in America: Get off of our country.

Atheists have caused the ruin of this great nation by taking prayer out of our schools and being able to practice what can only be called evil. I donít care if they have never committed a crime, atheists are the reason crime is rampant.

Alice Shannon


Found via The Stupidity Tracker, who says:
What? That's like saying "I don't care if they have never started a fire, but kittens are the reason arson is rampant." One has nothing to do with the other.
Oh, my friend, you obviously don't know cats. Sneaky bastards, the lot of'em.

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Well, Huh. OK.

(spoiler alert - stop reading now - or don't)

On tonight's Battlestar Galactica, Starbuck augered in to a planet's atmospheric hard deck in an apparent suicide.

So, is she off the show? Is she about to find out she's a Cylon? Is she one of the final five that Lucy Lawless' character saw in the temple?

Honest to ye gods, I have kissed a girl before.

Update: Lots of girls. With tongue even. Lots of tongue.

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Possible Downtime


There's a small chance I will get around to moving the site to a new home this evening, if I can find a Wordpress theme that I like and that makes adding the globe-crushing monkey logo easy-peasy.

So, if that small chance turns out to be equal to 1, the site may be unavailable for a while... but it's already 5:45 and there is Galactica to watch later, so it might have to wait another week.

The suspense is killing me.

Update: OK, what with doing taxes, watching BSG, and wanting to read some more of God: The Failed Hypothesis, I don't see a move happening tonight.

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Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Just not the one that creationist knuckleheads want...

A new dinosaur species was a plant-eater with yard-long horns over its eyebrows, suggesting an evolutionary middle step between older dinosaurs with even larger horns and the small-horned creatures that followed, experts said...

That makes the newly found creature an intermediate between older forms with large horns and later small-horned relatives, said State of Utah paleontologist Jim Kirkland, who with Douglas Wolfe identified Zuniceratops in New Mexico in 1998. He predicted then that something like Ryanís find would turn up.

ďLo and behold, evolutionary theory actually works,Ē he said.

Indeed, it does.

(sent via Michael)

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And Jonestown was an Atheist Summer Camp

PZ Myers points out that the History Channel is calling the Dark Ages a "godless" time.

I don't know, but I'm pretty sure all those people killing each other in the name of their god would have disagreed.

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"Jesus Camp:" Five Word Movie Review

You Evangelicals sure are scary.


Ha, ha, ha, Ted Haggard!


Isn't child abuse illegal now?

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March 03, 2007

Do You Want to Know the Secret?

No need to buy the book.

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.

In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.

The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

No, good people, I am going to give you this secret for free.

Are you ready?

You might want to grab a pencil and paper.

Go on, I'll wait.

OK, here it is:

Fools and their money are soon parted.

There you go; gratis, baby.

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Coulter Resets the Clock

Troubled by her Republican-Congressional-thumpin' dash to political irrelevancy, Ann Coulter gets another 15 minutes:

Democratic Party boss Howard Dean demanded that Republican presidential candidates denounce conservative columnist Ann Coulter after she referred to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards as a "faggot" during a speech Friday at a national conservative gathering.

Coulter, who was addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., said:

"I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word "faggot," so I ó so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards."

Naturally, given the big tent of which Republicans like to speak, the response was one of grave disapproval.
Members of the audience seemed startled, then many clapped, and she proceeded to open the floor to questions, reported
Oh, I'm sorry. They clapped. And they laughed. And there was even a bit of a cheer going on.

The audience may have been startled, but only because Ms. Mutton-Dressed-as-Lamb was willing to speak aloud what that crowd of bigots only dared to think.

I'm as confounded by gay Republicans as I am by gay Christians, although at least the Bible makes no bones about stoning them. Nothing will change until people on both sides of the aisle get tired of being useful idiots.

Update: It's reassuring to see the number of Google searchers finding this site using the terms "Ann Coulter is an idiot." Plenty of Republican bloggers and politicos are distancing themselves from the harpy, but the real test will be whether or not she gets invited back to their love-ins in the future.

I suspect this will not be the last time the right-wing gives her a venue for airing her idiocy.

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