Saturday, October 16, 2004


Isn't it grand to watch bullyboy media blowhards go down. First Rush Limbaugh turns out to be a wretched squirming drug addict, and now (it's alleged) Bill O'Reilly is a creepo phone perv. Hardy-har.

(Forgot to mention that the link to the Iraq mutiny story was provided by some girl. Watch this story. It's the kind of thing the "legit" media quietly disappears.)

Friday, October 15, 2004

Still self-importantly writing myself into the ground, but these possibly crucial snippets floated past...

The Osama bin Laden, Chinese, October surprise...

And maybe the first mutiny in Iraq...

The secret word is Eggroll
I’m still working on the election opus,
but let me leave you with a riff on Farscape from LA CityBeat...

And some spooky inspiration sent over by fidicen
And when the last Red Man shall have perished, and the memory of my tribe shall have become a myth among the White Men, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe, and when your children's children think themselves alone in the field, the store, the shop, upon the highway, or in the silence of the pathless woods, they will not be alone. In all the earth there is no place dedicated to solitude. At night when the streets of your cities and villages are silent and you think them deserted, they will throng with the returning hosts that once filled them and still love this beautiful land. The White Man will never be alone. – Chief Seattle, 1854

CRYPTIQUEHow forked is your tongue, amigo?

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Oh yeah, the secret word is Headache
Right now I'm working on what will probably be my last big utterance before the election on the black arts of politics, so blogs maybe curt for the next couple of days.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

It occurred to me while watching Jeopardy that Ken Jennings must be hell on wheels at crossword puzzles.

(For those of you who don’t live in the USA, or catch watch 36 hours of TV a day -- it requires multiple sets -- Ken Jennings has been winning on the quiz show Jeopardy for almost two straight months, and – on a show where winners normally walk away with twenty or thirty grand – has racked up close to two million in prize money.)

CRYPTIQUEQuick, before the drugs kick in.

Monday, October 11, 2004

I was watching the DVD of Fahrenheit 911, and, at the end, it occurred to me how The Who’s "Won’t Get Fooled Again" would have fitted so perfectly over the final credits. Okay so Neil Young’s "Rocking In The Free World" was mighty fine, but "Won’t Get Fooled Again" would have come so perfectly off the final words of the voice over. The story was that Pete Townshend refused Michael Moore permission to use it. With Pete selling The Who’s classics as wallpaper for Hummer commercials, my first reaction was to credit the refusal to simple greed. But, observing current electoral antics, I stared to wonder if Pete had been warned off giving aid and comfort to the left and the anti-war if he ever wanted to bury that cyber-sex criminal record from 2003.

Kaymo tells us of what maybe a new, previously unknown species of primate that’s been discovered in the Congo. Somewhere between a gorilla and a chimp, it’s big and smart and maybe a little hostile. (Let's not forget that it was kaymo who told us about the Spanish vultures who, after thousands of years, had decided to save time and do their own killing.

The secret word is Banana.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Sometimes I think my intellect is failing, but then I turn on the television.