shouting some random thoughts into the vacuum:

*batman begins: the thoughts of some actor i've never heard of who dosen't realize he was just snubbed by liam neeson. but wait, is that a monster truck batmobile?

*go check out the first person to ever blogroll me. she calls herself moxie, has an excellent blog, and a penchant for vodka. what else do you need?

*other site news, i'm shifting ok but the takeoffs are still a bit rough, especially uphill. i have gotten a site meter for my own personal vanity (although it's not helping my vanity much resting at "000001"), and, unlike john kerry, am actually finding my "voice"


*another good reason to live in america: ramen still costs 10 cents a bag. actually, i could see this catching on in some of the "trendier" parts of america, on the strip between the starbucks and the panera...

*i just saw a picture of a coworkers girlfriend, and i wanted to say this, but couldn't...what is it with the really really bad fake tan thing? does anyone actually find that attractive? i mean, being the geek that i am i'm actually more attracted to pale girls, but i can understand a "i live on the beach" normal tan. but this crispy brown "i've spent too much time standing next to the microwave" look, with the white circles where the eye protection goggels sit...bleh.

*last and most important, the big disappointment for the day, arlen spector pulls a very close race out over pat toomey. dammit.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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