Monday, January 31, 2005


A Slovak man trapped in his car under an avalanche freed himself by drinking 60 bottles of beer and urinating on the snow to melt it.

Rescue teams found Richard Kral drunk and staggering along a mountain path four days after his Audi car was buried in the Slovak Tatra mountains.
He told them that after the avalanche, he had opened his car window and tried to dig his way out. But as he dug with his hands, he realised the snow would fill his car before he managed to break through. He had 60 half-litre bottles of beer in his car as he was going on holiday, and after cracking one open to think about the problem he realised he could urinate on the snow to melt it, local media reported.

He said: 'I was scooping the snow from above me and packing it down below the window, and then I peed on it to melt it. It was hard and now my kidneys and liver hurt. But I'm glad the beer I took on holiday turned out to be useful and I managed to get out of there.'

Parts of Europe have this week been hit by the heaviest snowfalls since 1941, with some places registering more than ten feet of snow in 24 hours.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Dominoed Dare-Doll!

DAG yo! everybody knows! Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Time HAS Come Today.

Moses lead his people and mine shall be let too.

Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way
Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway
Time has come today

The rules have changed today (Hey)
I have no place to stay (Hey)
I'm thinking about the subway (Hey)
My love has flown away (Hey)
My tears have come and gone (Hey)
Oh my Lord, I have to roam (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)

Now the time has come (Time)
There's no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I've been loved and put aside (Time)
I've been crushed by the tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)

Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)

Time [x11]

Now the time has come (Time)
There's no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I've been loved and put aside (Time)
I've been crushed by tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)

Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)

Time [x4]

one of my favorites

such a good story and a better cartoon.

Hide-A-Way Bar Party at the Starlite Room

i'd straight up kill somebody for this bad boy.

Fantastic Four Movie

The trailer is out. I like it. the Thing stuff looks great and very FF #1-4 Kirby style! i'm pleased so far.

For Christssake!

You probably need to see this.


Sin City!

Sin City is coming. Check out the trailer. the look is DEAD on. As I understand it, Robert Rodreguiz felt he should share directing credit because of the massive input of Frank Miller in this project. when The Director's Guild protested, he resigned his membership rather than slight Miller. You'll know if you've seen the comic that this looks pretty amazing.

Here's some Trivia from IMDB:

After a poor Hollywood experience in the early-'90s, Frank Miller refused to relinquish the movie rights to any of his comic works, "Sin City" in particular. Robert Rodriguez, a longtime fan of the comic, filmed his own "audition" for the director's spot in secret. The footage, shot in early 2004, featured Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton acting out the "Sin City" short-story "The Customer is Always Right". He presented the finished footage to Miller with the proclamation: "If you like this, this will be the opening to the movie. If not, you'll have your own short film to show your friends." Miller approved of the footage and the film was underway. Rodriguez also screened the footage for each of the actors he wanted to cast in the film - all of whom are reported to have been instantly amazed.

Based on the graphic novels "Sin City" (this was the first of all the stories and originally had no title, but Miller has since re-named it "The Hard Good-Bye"), "The Big Fat Kill" and "That Yellow Bastard", by Frank Miller. The infamous "opening footage" with Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton is from the Sin City short-story "The Customer is Always Right" from the "Babe Wore Red" collection.

'Robert Rodriguez' scored Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) for $1. Quentin Tarantino said he would repay him by directing a segment of this movie for $1. Tarantino, a vocal proponent of film-over-digital, has said that he was curious to get hands-on experience with the HD cameras which Rodriguez lauds. When asked about his experience, Tarantino merely replied, "Mission Accomplished."
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Before We Start Talking About the Oscars in Earnest...

Can anyone tell me why the Academy overlooked Fahrenheit 9/11 but included TUPAC: RESURESCTION which was released in 2003!?! What a snub! they're including films over a year out of date!

A quick look at the nominees shows that nearly all came from the latter half of 2004.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Bono on the Presidents

Bono on showing up at the White House the first time, years ago, to meet with President Clinton:

"I think [the staffers] thought I was there [to do the] carpentry. I thought ... [Clinton] looked more like a pop star than I did. And I thought he might be thinking that, too."

On Bush:

The U2 front man still laughs about the meeting where Dubya had to pound his fist to distract the rocker from his own eloquence about the AIDS crisis.

"He banged the table at me once when I was ranting at him about" AIDS drugs," Bono recalls. "He banged the table to ask me to let him reply.

"I was very impressed that he could get so passionate. And let's face it, tolerating an Irish rock star is not a necessity of his office."
another Tidbit:

Growing up, Bono ate airline food every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner - because his brother worked for an airline.

Never a Dull Moment...Especially w/o Any Context!

At work, I heard a woman testify (under oath) that one of the (many) problems she has now that she's injured is that she can no longer comfortably(!) have sex on the counter and it is hard to "flip over like" she "wants to" during sex.

Mr. Mooch wanted me to add that she is hurt pretty bad and that it is sorta crappy not to be able to do all the things (*ahem*) you would want to do. I just didn't expect her to give such full testimony about the matter.

I Hate Star Jones

All i know is that Star Jones is the black lady on ABC's popular THE VIEW show (which i've never seen). I also know that she had a big wedding. that being said, and that being all i know about her, even I AM SICK of hearing about her damn wedding!!!

Open Letter to Star Jones:



Mr. Mooch.
(thanks to Mr. Mooch for writing that as i'm embarassed that i even know about such things).

37 Dead

Today more troops died in one 24 hour period than any other since the start of the war. Supposedly the place is safe for elections on the 30th. I believe that date has more to do with the beginning of the Bush duck-out where his mess is left for someone else to clean up. He got to be a 'War President' and he's done with Iraq now. Of course, the most callous part is that this is that thousands had to die for this campaign stunt of his.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Happy B-day to my pal Swirlywand.

Yahoo! News - Elvis tops British singles charts for second week running

Wow. pretty neat. this happened a few years ago with the great "A Little Less Conversation (a little more action)".

So, I'm about to read an Elvis Biography. i want something that gives me good details but isn't overly clinical. I also like elvis and don't read those bile filled biographies by people who hate their subject. any suggestions?

$1.3 Trillion in Deficits Forecast Over Decade

The budget deficit is becoming a knottier problem in the short term and will be
a potentially catastrophic one in the future, the Congressional Budget Office reported today.

The report suggests that President Bush, in the budget he will deliver to Congress in two weeks, will have a harder time keeping his promise to cut the deficit in half during his presidency.

The CBO's annual report on the budget outlook foresees a deficit of $400 billion this year. It also forecast a cumulative deficit of $1.3 trillion from 2005 to 2014, an increase of nearly 60% from the CBO's $861-billion estimate of just four months ago.
I'll straight pop you in the mouth if you vote bush and EVER say anything to me about democrats taxing and spending money. Cutting revenue, raising the debt to THIS outrage and all under one party rule. there is no excuse, only facts. the Republican are fiscally irresonsible on a scale heretofore never seen.

Burning the RICE!

While Cona-sleeza Rice will certainly be confirmed as the Next Secretary of State, she did not get an easy ride today. Particularly, the poor job she did in planning for Iraq or preparing for 9/11. This of course dismissed the outright lying she did about Iraq's military threat and the weapons of mass distructions she claimed they had (Disagree with me here? look it up. if you haven't seen the quotes by now, don't bother me for them. they are there and i'm not doing your homework for you anymore at this point).

What it comes down to is that there is a policy failure at the highest level and a refusal to admit this. to further this living in denial is the promotion or subsequent awarding of medals to all those who should bear the responsibility of their own blunders. The Emperor has no clothes.

Some particular biting comments:

Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota said Rice "misled the people of Minnesota and Americans everywhere about the situation in Iraq, before and after that war began." He added: "I really don't like being lied to repeatedly, flagrantly, intentionally."
The GOP defended her by saying she's great...not wanting to touch the litany of failures under her tenure. I guess that doesn't matter in a GOP job interview.

House of Flying Daggers

What a wonderful movie. I've been a fan of Hong Kong fare for years and it is nice to see a movie that is PURELY Hong Kong get wide release here. there's no Jackie Chan and no western-ized tinge. it's purely a great story with great imagery that takes place in 9th century China.

There are a few scenes where these women appear in the bamboo forest with green dress and hats obscuring their faces. they are motionless and strike a sense of presence the like of which you rarely see in a movie or in life. they are utterly dangerous and utterly motionless and there is no other way to see them. my favorite scene in the movie.

It stars a few familiar faces, Notably Andy Lau (Drunken Master 2, The God of Gamblers, and Wong Kar Wai's As Tears Go By) and Ziyi Zhang (notably the young girl in Rush Hour 2, Hero, and Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon)

Wonderful. Go See this film.

Russia's nationalists call for ban on Jewish groups

Russia's nationalist lawmakers have asked the prosecutor general to ban all Jewish organizations because of their "extremist" views, in a vitriolic call ahead of this week's 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
It seems that every 6 months the rule of Putin in Russia seems to usher in the ills we thought we were rid of in 1989. Clearly we are not.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Holy Crap!

Ahem...this movie deals with one of my greatest fears (in a general sense). watch the trailer. I dunno if a recall the last time i was this nervous about watching a movie.

Johnny Carson Dies

Carson died this weekend. As a child, the Tonight Show as my idea of what grown-ups watched after 10pm. a few years a good pal of mine, Gorj. gave me a nice book by carson called "Happiness is a Dry Martini".

Indeed. cheers to the king of late night.

"Happiness is.....finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry."
Johnny Carson 'Happiness is a Dry Martini'

The Illustrated Daily Scribble...not over?

I was disappointed the other day to see that one of my favorite websites, the illustrated daily scribble, was no longer going to put up new material (it's a daily). to my suprise, they have added more. if you enjoy this site as much as i do, write the guy and tell him to keep up the good work. the extensive archive is a good way to catch up on what you missed.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Ladytron ?

Ladytron and Le Tigre. anyone out there have an opinions on these bands?

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Is It Just Me...?

...Or are those damn M-Mazing candy bars the hardest food EVER to get out of the wrapper. (at least according to the commercial).

Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Most HILARIOUS Weapon of ALL TIME.

The Pentagon considered developing a host of non-lethal chemical weapons that would disrupt discipline and morale among enemy troops, newly declassified documents reveal.

Most bizarre among the plans was one for the development of an "aphrodisiac" chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour among troops would cause a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale, the proposal says.
So the army wanted to make a 'gay bomb'? *ahem*

Jackson Free Press | Jackson's Young Influentials 2005

My good pal David was listed in this week's paper. click the link and see how i make myself a better person by being around brilliant people.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


At a public appearance this week, Bill Gates proclaimed that the true digital lifestyle had arrived. Further proving his statement, his computer promptly crashed.

Sick Day Blues

Well, I knew it wasn't good when i spent 3 hours shivering before i got out of bed. I'm sick. the toons will come soon. in the meantime i'm trying to get well and passing the time with these two songs:

Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO

Mr. Mooch will be covering all legal work today. Have a Nice day.

Saturday, January 08, 2005


I'm a big fan of the Peanuts comics. I grew up on the cartoon specials which were seasonal greetings for me. they were a part of my holiday(s) and part of my year. I also liked the comic strips and shared a tender regard for them along with one of my closest childhood friends. about 8 or 9 years ago i purchased a book that collected the Peanuts strips, but it was unlike any i'd seen before. they were from the early 50's and they were amazing. they looked different. they were different. Charles Schultz had yet to find the mold he would use for decades in drawing these kids. in finding his footing, he drew some genuinely wonderful strips.

One thing that made these strips stand out in 1950 (and in some ways today) was that their themes were revolutionary. they weren't "funny animals" like Disney. they weren't action heroes like tarzan. they weren't troublemaking kids like the Katzenjammers. They weren't Soap Opera melodramas.

They were interesting little kids that talked about things like art, science, classical music, disappointment, hope, acceptance, and the little victories and defeats of any human life. In short they were like all of us and like none of things you'd ever see in the paper. Over the Next few months I want to share with you a few of these strips. I'll put up a few that represent first appearances of well known characters and things. I'll also include some great examples of Charles Schultz's work in (to my mind) his prime. I will also include a short bit of commentary about what you seen. Please note that all strips are copyright United Feature Syndicate, Inc. and/or Charles Schultz unless otherwise noted. Further note that any such artwork appears here only for review and scholarly evaluation.

I hope you will enjoy what is to come.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Education Dept. paid commentator to promote law

Instead of just providing worthwhile programs that could get support honestly, the bush administration (and i mean the taxpayer funded education department) paid $240,000 in secret cash to pundit Armstrong Williams for promoting bush programs on his appearances, as well as for getting other black commentators to promote the bush agenda. about the ethical questions, he had this to say:

"I wanted to do it because it's something I believe in."

Yep. that's right. cash.

Sadly this is a not so uncommon GOP game. try to find someone on the black community to pay off to be on your opposed to just having policies that actually help them. I guess that's too...what's the word? ...oh yeah!


(thanks swirly)

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Also Known as a "King-Hat"

As you may know i'm a fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. here's the single funniest dog picture i've seen. Posted by Hello