life without internet
sucks. my intarweb at home is broken on me, and the stupid cable company can't get anybody to come out to fix it until friday morning. i called them monday night. this is at least the third time i've had it go down on me in less than six months, although the worst by far. pretty soon it's going to be time to switch companies, although i understand the other options aren't much better. i had a really good rant worked up about this...but i couldn't get online to put it in here and couldn't be bothered to write it down elsewhere. ah well.

so, now i'm at work and i have to try to remember all the crap i've been wanting to post.

first thing coming to mind, japanese mustard gas found buried in north china. what? you mean they didn't store chemical weapons in big warehouses with neon signs that said "chemical weapon storage here"? you mean that they're even finding the stuff now, over half a century after the war is over?

in 2054 we're going to be finding barrels of sarin in the iraqi desert. unfortunatly, it will be way too late by then. and of course, cnn still won't report it.


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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