Archive for July, 2003
“The Geneva Convention indicates that it’s not permitted to photograph and embarrass or humiliate prisoners of war. And if they do happen to be American or coalition ground forces that have been captured, the Geneva Convention indicates how they should be treated.” – Rumsfeld in March regarding Al-Jazeera’s airing of footage of dead and captured U.S. soldiers.
“I feel it was the right decision and I’m glad I made it.” – Rumsfeld this week on the decision to make the photos of the Husseins public.
Now that that’s out of the way, I’m sorry to say that I’ll be leaving tomorrow for a one-week vacation in East Moriches, New York. I’ll be visiting with my father’s side of the family, all descendants of my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather, Thomas Tobey. They’re also descendants of my grandfather to the first power, but I wanted to type “great” nine times and post that link.
While I hope to be able to blog here and there while I’m away, I’d like to leave you with a suggested reading list, just in case I leave you high and dry.
Neal Pollack is always good too. For example, today he offers up his two-cents on the bloody battle between McSweeney’s and The ULA in one of his best blog posts in a long time.
I’ve added a link to my interview with Jim Roll to the writings section.
I Am The Stallion is quickly becoming one of my check-several-times-a-day sites. Plus, everytime I mention it, I get a Ween song dedicated to me.
As always, any of the sites in the links section and recommended blogs section are extremely reliable sources of humor, news and edutainment. That said, I’d like to point out two new additions to the recommended blogs list. Funnsylvania and bunsen [dot] tv are both good sites and have been for a long time. Give them a read.
Finally, if you think reading is for squares, then treat yourself by watching the trailer for Radio, the new film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ed Harris. If you ever wondered what would happen if an Elephant with gonorrhea ate Remember the Titans, I Am Sam and The Waterboy, pooped it on a dead squirrel with one leg and then ran it through a broken movie projector, then wonder no more, friends!
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Who is Black Nasty?
Anyone who likes to look at lists of links but not click on any of them has surely asked that question upon visiting my site.
Black Nasty is the hip-hop alter-ego of Theodore Beck, the really funny guy who wrote this and this for Haypenny. He is what Moistboyz should be. If you would like to hear some clips of the most utterly explicit, offensive and hilarious 1991-era murder/sex rap, then click here. If you can stomach it, not only will the music make you gasp in horror and laugh very hard at the same time, it will get stuck in your head for days to come. Additionally, Black Nasty’s sister/back-up singer, Pink Nasty, has a record of her own coming out. There are clips of that here.
Who likes good stuff?
Here are two other things that you should check out today:
1. Jesse Popp wishes Edie McClurg a happy 52nd and breaks it down about Jim Davis being really rich.
2. I Am The Stallion earns its place on my list of recommended blogs by proving to be a virtual blogging machine. Five posts just today, and they’re all worth reading. No new Ween tracks today though. What gives, The Stallion?
I’ve also finally gotten around to updating the writings section by adding links to my recent guest-blogging work at The Neal Pollack Invasion.
Yesterday, a friend of mine mentioned that he heard a blurb on Fox News about Ohio Congressman and Democratic Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucnich being caught on camera snoozing during British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s speech before the US legislative branch last Friday. Intrigued, I searched and searched the internet, even the Fox News website, for some mention of Kucinich’s catnap. I found nothing. Finally, my friend sent me this link to a piece about the controversy on–where else?–The Drudge Report.
Kucinich is denying that he was sawing any Z’s, and no one else seems to even be discussing the congressman’s alleged one-man Capitol Hill slumber party. All this leaves one question: How many more cute sleeping euphemisms can I come up with?
I don’t know about you, but this all leads me to believe that Fox News may not be the squeaky-clean, unbiased, reliable journalism outlet that we’d always thought it was. In fact, here are a few more of their recent reports that I’ve decided to take with a grain of salt:
President Bush can bench-press 375lbs, and his sweat can be used as a non-polluting alternative fuel.
While in college, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean briefly dated Osama bin Laden. While they were only official for about a month, the couple remained casual “fuck buddies” until bin Laden transferred to Northwestern.
While Kucinich was busy enjoying an on-the-job siesta, Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank and Senator Edward “Tedward” Kennedy were three rows behind him, shooting spitballs at Blair and doing lines of cocaine off of each other’s private parts.