i need a hobby
i don't think i've mentioned this yet, but i don't have tv. i have a television for the dvd player, and cable internet, but haven't bothered to put the cable into the tv. we'd never watch the thing anyway, so we haven't bothered with it. news from the web, radio and papers, watch sports at the bar...i don't get to watch the latest "american idol", but somehow i don't feel i'm missing much.

but c-span seems like it would be neat. when i was a kid, i remember flipping past that station thinking "who watches that boring crap?" now i want to watch it, and i don't have it. or so i thought. it turns out c-span does a live intarweb feed.

the sad part? i'm actually really excited to have learned this. i can now watch stuff live, and find out what these politicians i'm always reading about actually look and sound like.

for example, right now dennis kucinich is on, and not only is he giving a really stupid speech, but wow, what a funny looking little man. i've always said that kucinich is the president for people who believe that they have been abducted by space aliens, but now i'm sortof starting to wonder if he isn't a space alien himself.

i feel so...empowered.


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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