Archive for August, 2008

The semicolon, girly?

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

There’s not a damned thing effeminate about the semicolon; it’s a valuable clause separator, and I stand by it, no matter who says what about it. It’s as manly a mark as any, and I’ll punch anybody in the goddamned face who says otherwise.

Fuck you, Hemingway! Eat a dick, Vonnegut!

More Jon Stewart Sycophancy

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

“The absurdity of what you imagine to be the dark heart of conspiracy theorists’ wet dreams far too frequently turns out to be true,” he observed. “You go: I know what I’ll do, I’ll create a character who, when hiring people to rebuild the nation we invaded, says the only question I’ll ask is, ‘What do you think of ‘Roe v. Wade?’ It’ll be hilarious. Then you read that book about the Green Zone in Iraq– Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran–and you go, ‘Oh, they did that.’ I mean, how do you take things to the next level?”

–Jon Stewart, from Michiko Kakutani’s excellent feature in last Sunday’s NYT.

The most trusted man in America, indeed.

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Russia’s aventure in

Monday, August 11th, 2008

This is a test of the dual-broadcasting system. Thanks be to ScribeFire if it works.