Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy birthday John McCain!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why Iraq, Of Course We'll Come In For Dinner!

First of all, Biden is the running mate. This is pretty awesome, especially given the rumor mills turning about Romney as McCain's pick. The VP debate would be so brutal there. Romney would have three new assholes.

Second of all, behold, the dumbest thing ever said by anyone, ever.

Dick Morris, some idiot on Fox News, claims that our presence in Iraq is neither an occupation nor an invasion, because "we went into Iraq at the invitation of the government." It's not clear if he's talking about our government or the Iraqi government. Seeing as he claims that "a democracy" asked us to go to Iraq, I'm forced to assume that he believes we are not an invading force in Iraq because we invited ourselves.

In any case, Shorter Dick Morris:
"Iraq were asking for it! Just look at the way they were dressed."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

All right, straight talk!

"[Sen. Obama] has made these decisions [regarding a desire to withdraw from Iraq] not because he doesn't love America, but because he doesn't think it matters whether American wins or loses."

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gender Studies

1 - Am I the only one who finds it tacky when singers change the gender in songs? For example, when a woman sings "The Boy from Ipanema," or Yngwie Malmsteen's cover of "Gimme Gimme Gimme (a Man After Midnight)" where the parenthetical becomes "(Your Love After Midnight)"? I don't generally mind when song lyrics are given minor touch-ups - you can't listen to or play folk music without this element - but this particular sort gets my goat somehow. Maybe I'm being unreasonable. I don't know. Just a thought.

2 - It is wholly ridiculous that in Olympic beach volleyball, men wear shorts and t-shirts and women wear bikinis.

Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm back

That was rad.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Somehow I had thought that by the end of my two weeks in Killarney, I would be the slightest bit sick of Irish music. Suffice it to say, on the plane ride back to Chicago, I listened to the Dubliners.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

This would be such great satire if it were satire. (Many thanks to Sadly, No!!)

Also, fuck BoA. Go here.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Land of Ire!

I'm staying in Killarney right now. It is fantastic. I've been seeing castles and cottages and horses and of course a great variety of beers and whiskeys.

It's very hard to find a tenor banjo in Seattle. In Killarney, not so much. I shouldn't buy one. I really shouldn't. We'll see.

Side note: Kissing the Blarney Stone is supposed to give on the Gift of Gab. I do not find myself particularly more gabby today. Again, we'll see.