Saturday, June 30, 2007

I Palindrome I

I've been tagged by Free Mind Joe. Let's knock this out.

1. All right, here are the rules.
2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I like to watch TV, but I have also been known to watch movies and read books from time to time. I also listen to music.

2. I tend to sleep from 6 to 10 hours a night, depending on my work and social schedule.

3. I was gestated for approximately 9 months by a female human being before I was born.

4. Throughout the day, I eat food and drink various liquids for sustenance.

5. As a child, I found myself getting smarter as the years went by. My vocabulary vastly improved from when I was one year old to when I was 10.

6. I tend to wear a lot more clothing in the winter when it's cold than in summer.

7. I have friends and family members that I care about a lot.

8. I said members in that last point. He he.

Your Really Average Human leader.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I Will Try Not To Dream

I've been a bit sluggish lately. Maybe I should get some of this stuff.

I thought only Americans did this kind of shit. Interestingly, according to that story you can't name your child Satan or Hitler if you live in the South Pacific, because they're offensive names. I hope Jayden is on that list, because that's a pretty offensive name too.

What's My Blog Rated? From Mingle2 - Online Dating

Let your kids read this, and it doesn't matter what you named them, you're a bad parent.

You can let them read this part. This is something people should know.

I have to bring the Hillock's urine to the vet now. Oh, joy.

If your downtown Big Time Minneapolis this weekend, keep an eye out for me.

Your ENERGY!!!!!!!!!!! leader.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

She Blinded Me With Science

Pluto can't get a break. I just wish that Eris could have caused some problems for the other planets and started some sort of planetary war.

Maybe she's starting with the Space Station. They should be searching that thing for a golden apple.

On the opposite end of science, Scientoligists bought the old Science Museum. Religion is based on fiction. It's not usually based on science fiction. "Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life," according to the Church of Scientology Web site. Yeah. What they said. At least the Science Museum still exists. We'll need it to deal with this new religion bullshit.

Speaking of the Science Museum, let's hope this Darwin Exhibit comes here, if for no other reason than to get religious nuts all up in arms.

When this happens to me
, I can only hope they're a good looking couple. They won't be.

I start Downtown on mid-shift Sunday night. Wish me luck.

Your Kallisti leader.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Gotta Get Me Some of that Jelly Doughnut

I was able to catch the 2nd "Last Concert" of 3 Minute Hero last night at the Fine Line. It's a local ska band that played back in the late 90's, when there was such thing as ska bands. They broke up in 2000, and as I recall I was only able to see them play once or twice, being as I was under 21 at the time.

It brought me back to my college days, and also reminded me of how much fun a ska concert can be. The opening band was called Chicken Poodle Soup. Apart from being shocked that a ska band actually formed in 2004 (I thought they were banned after 1999), they were also pretty good.

I'm not a big nostalgia guy, but sometimes it gets me.

Your Horns Standing By leader.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Telephone Doesn't Scare Me Anymore

So, Soros Sock-Puppet Jeff over at Blog of the Moderate Left has been making comics with StripCreator for a little while. Being that I just steal ideas from others (ideas that are already stolen in most cases, I might add, making me some kind of second or third-hand thief. Really, it's like stealing from the Salvation Army - I'm a horrible person), I thought I'd give it a shot. Then I found out I had no idea how to post the damn things on Blogger. So I asked Jeff how. He told me, and I still couldn't figure it out. My technical kung-fu is not the best.

So yesterday, what do I see but this cartoon at BOML. I thought it looked familiar. It was similar to one I had just made. Now, my cartoon has been visible to anyone who knows about strip creator for about a week now. I think Jeff may have gone and stolen my idea that I got from stealing his idea that he got who knows where. So I threatened the gnomes that live in my computer to teach me their eldritch wisdom so I could let you decide.

Notice the similar titles and action. Notice the dates of publication of Jeff's vs my comic. Notice how mine is so much funnier.

It's on, Jeff. I'm traveling through these tubes to find you. And my gnomes are thirsty for blood (because that's what I promised them).

Your I Did It leader.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Is That All You've Got?

I'm not a scientist. I also listen to right-wing nutjobs on the radio quite often. So when people like Jason Lewis make what sound like reasonable arguments about global warming or evolution, I say to myself, "That sounds reasonable, but it's coming from Jason Fucking Lewis, so I'm sure it's a myth." But I realize I can't rebut the arguments.

PZ Myers to the rescue! He put up a couple of links to answer the common assertions made by people who don't know what they're talking about. This is useful for anyone who doesn't have the time to read all of the scientific articles. Of course, it requires us to trust the scientific community, but when given a choice between scientists and radio talk-show hosts, I think you know who to go with.

An Index to Creationist Claims

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic

Your It's Just Plain Science leader.