May, 2011

Fun in the sun

Feeling: Happy


Wonderful weekend was had. Weird Al was amazing in concert, the old nerd still puts on a kick ass show. I attended Mayfaire on Saturday, but only a few of my friends were there, and it started to rain by the last hour. Although, I was able to get closer to people I only vaguely knew. Sunday's bonfire was rained out, but we still had fun indoors. Monday gave me time to properly clean my car, get a mild sunburn, and record a new videogame soundtrack. All in all, an entertaining weekend.

The King's Quest II soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

On the radio this morning I heard about a woman in her 30s freezing her ova to make sure she could still have babies as she got older. She was 39 when she married her husband. Laboratory insemination worked perfect for him, since his sperm count was low due to cancer treatment. They were able to conceive, and the woman presented her child by saying, "this is our miracle baby." REALLY? Miracle? A bunch of scientists made the fertility drugs to allow a doctor to collect your eggs. The eggs had to be safely frozen, a technology created by another group of scientists. Your husband survived cancer thanks to treatment from doctors who use technology created by scientists, your eggs were inseminated in a laboratory by a doctor using more scientific technology, and finally reinserted into your uterus thanks to the work of more doctors and scientists. And yet, the process was a miracle?

Roger Taylor, drummer for Queen, talks about his struggle with going deaf from the years of rock concerts.

If you're going to dance in public, make sure you don't dance in DC or the cops will body slam you down! As we all know, once Thomas Jefferson got jungle fever, he hated the crappy dancing of white folk. At least they didn't have to worry about there being no reasonable alternative to getting shot four times in the back for carving wood in public like you do in Seattle. The shooter, Ian Birk, resigned from the Seattle police department, but was never brought up on charges.

How would you like to try and remain calm while a drug-related shooting leaves five people dead outside your elementary school? This teacher doesn't get paid enough.

Baptist preacher Bishop Eddie Long pays off the teenage boys he coerced into having sex with him in order to prevent possible jail time.

You're still not free. The Patriot Act was extended.

Scientologists seem to be bent on creating their own child molestation scandal.

Weird Al tonight

Feeling: Happy


The King's Quest soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

Rather than use state approved science text books, the state has decided to allow teachers to use "supplementary" materials to help promote critical thinking, in matters of evolution, origins of life, and global warming. This may seem like a good idea to help the kids get the best information available, until you realize the bill was supported by only Christian Creationists, and denounced by 43 Nobel Laureates. Well, Republican Governor, Bobby Jindal signed the bill into law anyway, and now teachers can actively teach Creationism in Louisiana schools again, which means the students will remain uneducated until the Supreme Court smacks them down -again-.

The Church of England doesn't want homosexuals among their ranks, but they don't seem to have a problem with child molesters.

Speaking of Catholics, after all the child-raping priests that have been in the news, the Vatican brought in Father Riccardo Seppia to help quell the issues. Shortly thereafter, Seppia was arrested after being recorded talking to a Moroccan drug dealer having said he didn't want sixteen-years-olds, but "fourteen-year-olds are O.K. Look for needy boys who have family issues." Seppia also mentioned that the mall was a great place to pick up little boys for sex, and that he sometimes paid them off with cocaine.

Want to scar your child for life? Have them watch some of these scary Christian children's videos.

I have a full plate this weekend. Tonight I'm going to see Weird Al in concert, tomorrow I'll probably attend Mayfaire, and Sunday and Monday is a epic long bonfire at Rachel's. Have a great weekend everybody!

Waiting for the sun

Feeling: Happy


The Uninvited soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

Digging in the dirt is so passť. Modern archaeologists find pyramids using infrared beams from space.

This kid has some serious diablo skills.

You know the feeling you get after setting up a huge domino run, and having it fall down just before you're ready to set it off? This guy sure does.

Roy Zimmerman does it again!

Nature is so crazy amazing! Scientists have just performed extremely accurate measurements on the interactions of an electron and found that their interactions are perfectly spherical to an accuracy less than 0.000000000000000000000000001 centimeters. This means that if the electron was magnified to the size of the solar system, it would still appear spherical to within the width of a human hair.

Here are clips from the graduation rehearsal and actual graduation of Bastrop High School. In each case, a Christian prayer is said by the valedictorian. Now, prayer has always been legal in public schools ever since the foundation of this country. One of the amazing aspects of the US Constitution is that it allows everyone to believe whatever they want, and openly talk about the things that they believe. However, an equally important part of the US Constitution states that government can not tell people what to believe and who to worship. The US Supreme Court, over several cases, has ruled that since public schools are run by the government, they cannot lead students or faculty in prayer. Students are still allowed to say prayers on their own time, and even peacefully assemble and say prayers together, but they are not allowed to force other students or faculty to pray a specific way, and they are not allowed to force anyone to listen to their prayers. Granted, most of the students at Bastrop High School are Christians, but the USA is not a majority rules government. Bastrop High School--including the buildings, the stadiums, the and the microphones and speakers--is property of the American taxpayers, and American taxpayers are every religion, and none. You can bet that the same people cheering over these Christian prayers would be fuming if they found out their tax dollars were paying for a Muslim student giving a prayer to Allah. That anger is exactly how the atheists, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, etc. feel about that prayer. The only way to ensure that the US government isn't actively damaging someone's beliefs is to remain neutral. That way, nobody's religion is marginalized, and everybody is given fair standing.

The real difficulty comes from the student who brought this to everyone's attention. After Damon Fowler threatened to sue his school for breaking the law, he received death threats, he's the subject of ridicule not just from his classmates, but even from his teachers. Worst of all, his own parents have disowned him for coming out as an atheist.

To the gym, then dinner!

Feeling: Happy


Latest headlines: Condoms increase the likelihood of contracting HIV! No, this wasn't an article in The Onion, this was found in the Vatican's newspaper!. And they're taking this seriously in the Philippines.

Happy towel day.

A step in the right direction for reason! The state of Oregon has removed the faith healing loophole from their child neglect laws. Until this point, if a child became deathly ill, a parent didn't have to take them to the doctor if they claimed to be religious. Even if the child died, the parents could just say they tried to pray the disease away, and they couldn't be brought up on manslaughter charges. Well, now they can!

Astronomers have possibly identified the furtherest object from us so far. A gamma ray burst that formed a mere 520 million years after the universe was formed!

The Life, a group who oppose abortion, even in cases of rape and incest, and oppose all forms of sex education has just been appointed to advise the UK government on matters of sexual health. This begs the question, how can a group that opposes nearly every form of sex advise anybody on matters of sex? Following The Life's involvement, the UK can be expected to see an increase in teen pregnancies, an increase in STDs, and an increase in welfare costs, and eventually, an overall increase in crime (unwanted children to low-income families does not a healthy society make).

Most of your genome consists of noncoding DNA. In fact, only about 1-3% of our genome is actually used, and close to half of it is DNA from ancient viruses. This is especially damning for Creationists; why would God make half of our genome viral DNA? As such, Creationists have written extremely unscientific books like Jonathan Wells' "The Myth of Junk DNA". To the laymen, the arguments in the book may sound appealing, but when this book is looked at by an actual scientist, it gets ripped to shreds. Check out a scientist's review of chapters 1, 2, and 3.

Skin is almost back to normal

Feeling: Okay


The Rapture didn't happen on May 21st, so Harold Camping has pushed the date up to October 21st. Good to know. I'm hoping that he continues to do this, and people take him less and less serious, and his lame radio show goes bankrupt.

Lisa Lampanelli claimed she would donate $1,000 for every Westboro Baptist Church protester at her show. True to her word, Lampanelli donated $50,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis. To add insult to injury, Lampanelli donated the money on behalf of the Westboro Baptists!

Richard Dawkins's talk at TED.

Portal's "Still Alive" parodied into an anti-Creationist song.

Marjoe was abused as a child in the 1960s. He was forced to become an Evangelical preacher by his parents who would force him to lie to millions, punish him severely, and take all of his money. As an adult in the 1970s, he finally came clean about his role in the Protestant movement, and showed how his entire life had been a sham, and how many of the preachers are bilking the old and the lame from all their money. This still holds true today with con-artist like Peter Popoff.

Sadly, the public still approves of these charismatic con-men, but at least our view has changed on homosexuality. Here's how they were viewed in the 1960s.

Detailed measurements of the jets of energy being shot out of a black holes.

Sunburn = bad

Feeling: Sunburned


Like every one before it, the Rapture didn't happen on Saturday, though it did leave a lot of people with maxed out credit cards, attempted murder charges, and a lot of questions. I enjoyed my weekend sans rapture, and spent the day with Emily and we had lots of fun enjoying the wonderful weather and grilling with Sarah (despite a cold grill). On Sunday, Emily and I laid out, and I got a mild sunburn. I now have an inch-long blister where my chin meets my lower lip. I didn't think I burned badly enough to get a blister.

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation, along with some new tracks from Ultima: Quest of the Avatar.

Tennessee's Senate has agreed to ban teaching the existence of homosexuals to its students until they're in high school. That's so Takei!

The 16-year-old girl who challenged Teabagger Michele Bachmann to a debate over the US Constitution has been receiving attacks from teabaggers for calling out their media darling. They've been calling her "whore" and threatening to publicly post her home address. I'd bet they be a lot more pissed if Bachmann actually took her up on the debate and failed, which she no doubt would.

I'm amazed that people -still- mistake The Onion for real news. When The Onion made up a story about Planned Parenthood's $8 million abortionplex, Facebook lit up in horror!

Speaking of abortion, Kansas Republicans have placed even tighter restrictions on the abortion their insurance companies can provide. Republican Pete DeGraaf even went as far as to say that, since he thinks ahead by putting a spare tire on his car, women should be expected to purchase special "rape insurance".

Gotta get down on Fridays!

Feeling: Happy


The world is definitely going to end tomorrow, and here's why.

The Dune II soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

Here is another talk by Sam Harris discussing his book The Moral Landscape.

Being a 15-year-old girl in the Trinity Baptist Church means having to apologize to the church if you become pregnant after being raped.

Whooping cough, an entirely preventable disease, is making a huge resurgence in Australia because parents are trusting an ex-Playboy model to give them medical advice. It's getting so bad that doctors are warning parents to keep their newborns home to not risk infection.

You could attack physicist Stephen Hawking's view that Heaven is a fairytale for people afraid of the dark. Or, you could attack his muscular disease. Kirk Cameron chose the later and complained that Hawking's disease gives him an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas. Sure, Kirk's a terrible person, but I especially love how he says that Hawking's physics are unscientific. Now, who are you going to trust on matters of physics? One of the most highly decorated physicists in history, or a washed-up child actor?

Ken Ham is one of those young-Earth biblical-literalists who believes that the Earth was created by God, 6,000 years ago, and that Adam and Eve rode on vegetarian Tyrannosauruses in the garden of Eden. You can call him crazy, but you have to admire his unwavering faith to believe everything that the bible says, no matter how ridiculous and impossible. When he sets out to build a theme park that tells people that a 600-year-old man built the world's largest wooden box and filled it with dinosaurs and pterodactyls, he gets it done! He's lost his grip on reality, but at least he has principles. That is, unless there's money involved. In order for Ham to get his $43 million dollar tax break for his park, he had to remove a good portion of the craziness, and wouldn't you know it, the good Christian soldier folded like cheap suit. Well, I guess $43 million isn't exactly cheap, but it's certainly unscrupulous.

Texas is pushing more Creationists into its school board to try and get more education-proof text books into the schools. One in particular is a "company" called International Databases, LLC., a company which consists of only one person who claims to have taught junior college level science. Normally a textbook is a collaboration of many skilled editors and science educated writers working together to make a book with the most up-to-date science, but this one-man-operation book contains Intelligent Design (i.e., Creationism re-branded), so it's actually being considered by the morons in Texas.


Feeling: Okay


Every living organism is evolving as we speak, but here are some that have made great strides very recently.

Something new in the space frontier. It turns out that a lot of planets in the galaxy aren't orbiting stars!

One step closer to Bionic Commando IRL.

Jon Stewart was on Bill O'Reilly's show and mocked the smug imbecile about his take on Common's visit to the White House. Part 1, Part 2. The public agrees that Stewart's argument was much stronger than O'Reilly's.

The mother who injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox is now remorseful about what she did, and all it took was having protective services take her daughter away.

The criminologist hired by the US's bishops to investigate the child-raping priests report that the crimes peaked in the 1960s and that the priests were a victim of their sexually-repressed culture. They concluded that there was a significant drop off of child-raping incidents in the 1980s, claiming the crisis is over. Of course, victims are having a hard time believing this since priests continue to rape children to this day.

Ben Stein is a terrible person. To him, Dominique Strauss-Kahn probably isn't guilty of sexually assaulting his maid because economists aren't the type of people who commit sexual assault. Except for these seven who were found after a few minutes of Googling.

Stand up for your constitutional rights and have an entire city out to get you. Only in America!

You can always trust Christian Evangelists... to lie to you. Listen as Evonne Paddison admits to purposely misleading public schools while all the time she was trying to convert children over to Christianity at their weakest moments.

The people of Lake Forest California have voted for a new city logo, and it's a beauty. It probably took the kid a few months of hard to work to create considering how amazing it is.

I am the very model of a modern major general

Feeling: Okay


Good news for those of you planning on leaving Earth for another planet. Though it's not without its problems, Gliese 581d might be able to support human life.

Future presidential election loser Newt Gingrich gets glittered in a gay-rights protest.

Chances are, everything you know about the bible is wrong.

This Mentos and Diet Coke experiment doesn't quite go as planned.

Buddhist? Jew? Muslim? There is no place for you in a public school's advanced placement classes! Georgian students pray to Jesus before their tests!

I really hope that if I have grand children I can make them something like this.

Astronomers are finding out even more about the moments right after the big bang.

At lunch I was cutoff by an SUV tauting a REMB911 vanity plate and a Jesus fish. He sped up, and promptly cut someone else off.

This cop has some serious anger management issues.

Here is an old interview with Christopher Hitchens on Conversations With History.

Wrist still sore

Feeling: Injured


Cats. In tanks.

Can you escape from the Crimson Room?

A wonderful lecture by astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson.

Fox News asks, is the TV show Glee making television too gay for children?

It's about time! Remember the little girl whose mother was injecting her with Botox to get rid of her dimples? Well, Child Services has removed the child from her custody pending an investigation.

Non Stamp Collector has an interesting message to all those who believe the world will end on May 22, 2011.

Texans are so offended by their neighbor displaying a replica of Michelangelo's "David" that they called a cowardly news agency who was too afraid to show the nude on television. Get over your pathetic childish selves. One lady asks how she's supposed to explain it to her children. How about telling your kid that it's a penis, the male sexual organ and urinary tract. I especially groan at the woman who said it David should be kept in a museum. Why are Texans the butt of so many jokes? Because its citizens are uncultured morons.

Yup Yup

Feeling: Injured


Had a wonderful weekend! Spent time with my amazing girlfriend who not only cleaned my apartment, but also made me an exceptional lunch! But it's cool, because I took her out twice to make up for it. Sunday was Lindsay's 21st birthday which was celebrated by mall shenanigans, Red Robin burgers, and wrist-injuring bowling. The only fly in my ointment was that my driver's side window is starting to fail. The dealer straightened it out today free-of-charge. I also forgot that I'm not supposed to drink caffeine before bed, and after consuming copious amounts all Sunday long, I lied awake in bed all night long, never able to fall asleep. Lame!

The results of a global atheist sex survey that I participated in a few months back has been posted. It turns out that teens, religious or not, have just as much sex as non-religious teens. Also, there is much more guilt in the more strict religions. And after becoming atheist nearly everyone's sex life either stayed the same or greatly improved!

Enjoy the lectures of PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention.

People can major in theology, but can you major in secularism? You betcha!

BBC has a cool program called "Inside the Human Body" which shows a very interesting display of the human face being formed from its sea monkey-like beginnings to its shape just before birth.

Sam Harris and William Lane Craig had a debate on the objectivity of morals. I think Sam Harris made a wonderfully cogent argument, and every time I see him talk about his idea of making a scientific argument for morality, I agree with him more and more.

15-year-old boy complains about a taxi driver's penis-shaped cross. Personally, I don't think it's very penis shaped.

Turns out Bin Laden had a porn stash at his compound. I have nothing against pornography, but it's awfully hypocritical of him--not that I expect anything less from a religious leader.

Space Shuttle Endeavour is up on its final mission.

If you're going to tattoo bible verses on your face, it's probably best not to spit in someone's face in front of a police officer.

The Jazz Choir at Wasilla High School in Alaska wanted to perform Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" at a school concert, but at least one bigoted parent complained that the song's composer, Freddie Mercury, was gay. This led the school's principal, a coward named Dwight Probasco, to bar the song from being performed, even though the song has nothing to do with homosexuality. One of the choir students contacted the ACLU, who in turn contacted the principal, and told him that his actions were illegally discriminatory. The principal, knowing that what he had done was wrong, then agreed to allow the song, but still made them censor out the line, "put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he's dead."

It would be hilarious to see Michele Bachmann lose to a high school sophomore in a trivia/debate on the US Constitution, but it'll never happen.


Feeling: Happy


If your idea of art is a whole bunch of peanut butter dumped on the floor, and somebody "ruins" it by stepping on it, get over yourself; your art sucks.

Big Coal did not like the fake Coal Cares ad campaign with their new cool inhalers.

Mike Huckabee white-washes American history with a new series of cheaply-produced cartoons that glorify Ronald Regan and show World War II devoid of Franklin Roosevelt. His next video: Slavery never happened!

Governments have banned some pretty crazy things over the years; Furbies, small breasts in pornography, time travel, reincarnation. The trick here is to never trust any government.

Aren't you glad that we live in a country where an 8-year-old can get Botox to look better for a pageant? God bless America!

Missouri Republican Representative Mike McGhee is sponsoring a bill that will make it legal to do something that is already legal. The new law will allow people to privately pray in governmental and public spaces. This, of course, is and always has been legal in all 50 states.

Remember those hacked scientists emails that Fox News claimed proved global climate change was a hoax? Well, those scientists were later exonerated after independent groups showed that they were not making up their findings and were in fact telling the truth about global climate change. Here's a video that covers the whole story.

Music videos: Garfunkel and Oates Why Isn't There More Fucking On the Island?, Voltaire Death Death (Devil Devil Devil Devil Evil Evil Evil Evil Songs), Monty Python Every Sperm Is Sacred.

Indiana Governor, Republican Mitch Daniels, has banned all health service providers that perform abortions, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving government funding. Planned Parenthood provides pap smears, breast cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing for millions of women, especially those who can't afford health insurance. Not that any of these things are important to Daniels, who is a rich male. Daniels is also notorious for creating a law that lowered the property taxes of the extremely rich in Indiana, and then offset this loss of money by making everyone in the state (including the poor) pay higher sales taxes. And though he was arrested in college for possession of marijuana, LSD, and illicit prescription drugs, he passed legislation to outlaw medical marijuana. Basically, he's a wonderful guy.

Programming is, in fact, hard

Feeling: Annoyed


Today I spent about three hours trying to debug my program. It kept crashing unexpectedly without throwing any errors, and without closing through the normal channels. After about two hours, I noticed that it kept crashing after exactly 30 seconds. After several red herrings, I finally figured out what was going wrong. The program used to be a service, but has been converted into a regular program. However, it's still ran as a service. Running a service, is just like running any other program, except services are expected to tell Windows that they started up properly. If a program doesn't tell Windows it started properly, Windows axes it after 30 seconds. Felt like a fool, but I got the program working!

Also, IE's browser OCX is a bitch. The DocumentComplete event never seems to fire with very much precision. To circumvent this, I've written code to just assume that it has fired after 30 seconds go by, which not only slows the program down, but is dangerous because there's no guarantee that the page is actually done.

Batman was arrested in Michigan. Turns out his secret identity is Mark Williams.

Republican Newt Gingrich has thrown his hat into the presidential ring. Newt is best known for marrying his former math teacher, cheating on her, and then hammering out the details of their divorce while she was in the hospital having a tumor removed, marrying the woman he was having an affair with right after the divorce, spearheading the attack on Clinton for having an affair with Monica Lewinsky while at the same time cheating on his second wife with a women 23 years younger his junior, divorcing his second wife so he could marry his third, and finally saying that he cheated on his wives because he loved the USA soooo much that he worked too hard. I can't wait to have a man like him teach me about family values.

When most people think of the word "animal" they think of non-human organisms. But, if you should have learned in school that humans are indeed animals. This makes a law in Florida especially funny because it makes it illegal to have sex with "animals", and thereby makes sex with humans illegal. This is a bit of a quibble, but if laws aren't worded carefully, they create loopholes. The law doesn't define what an animal is. What about sex with insects? They're technically animals, but most people think about them as bugs instead of animals.

Here's a brief explanation about how the human mind has evolved the desire to believe in gods.

The Big Questions recently asked "Is the Bible Still Relevant Today?" It has a large panel of scientists, theologians, and historians to offer various viewpoints. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Programming isn't easy

Feeling: Annoyed


JavaScript is a dirty bitch of a language. The programmatic way to force an event to fire is not the expected way, i.e., object.event(), instead you call it like this: object.event.Apply(object). How bass ackwards is that?!

Uganda's anti-gay bill that would make being gay a crime punishable by death is not expected to pass this week thanks to international pressure.

The Washington Post asks Richard Dawkins how he feels about Evangelist Harold Camping's claim of the world ending on May 21st, 2011. Dawkins's response is summed up in his first sentence, "Why is a serious newspaper like the Washington Post giving space to a raving loon?" Awesome.

Florida State University sold its integrity for a cool $1.5 million. Charles G. Koch offered the money to the university for control over the hiring of everyone in the economics department. What this translates to is anyone receiving an education that requires an economics class (i.e., everyone at FSU) is basically being taught, not by professors, but by Koch's puppets. The University has given up their academic freedom, and with it, the quality of their education.

How abortion really stacks up in the USA.

Watch Father Morris tell the world that it's not healthy to have an imaginary friend. Hmm... isn't the Hebrew God an imaginary friend?

There's a new Mr. Deity out!

Is it old age yet?

Feeling: Happy


This is a lecture on the state of secularism in schools and how they are being unfairly discriminated against.

Instead of using the Navy Seal's Team 6 logo, a German news site accidentally used a Star Trek logo!

That Jewish newspaper that removed all the women from the Situation Room photo has responded by saying that, "In accord with our religious beliefs, we do not publish photos of women, which in no way relegates them to a lower status." Because we all know "separate but equal" works just fine.

Your crazy unexplained phenomena has already been explained by science.

A couple new composers have been moved to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation Wiki.

Want to go on a road trip without spending the gas? Take a Google road trip. This site uses Google's streetview to show you photos all along the route that you choose.

It's amazing how freaked out people can get when schools try to promote a non-Christian religion.

There are still places in the world where people believe they can rape the gay out of women.

He was a really nice guy, he went to church and everything." That is a quote from the neighbor of a couple who caged and starved their child so much that she was eating her own skin to stay alive. Going to church doesn't make you a good person.

Want to see 15 solid minutes of football (soccer) bloopers?

Is it college yet?

Feeling: Happy


A new Rubik's Cube world record has been set by this teenager. It only took him 6.24 seconds to do something that most people can't do at all.

Can't abide women having a place in politics? That doesn't mean you're a Muslim, it could just mean you're a Jew.

Cutest dog in the world tries to play fetch with a statue.

The Clu Clu Land and Castlevania soundtracks have been moved to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation Wiki.

Some anti-papist rhetoric from Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins.

Birds die because we repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

A couple of songs by Tim Minchin, White Wine In the Sun and Ten-Foot Cock and a Few Hundred Virgins.

Check out Auric's Ultima Moongates if you're looking for awesome dynamic Ultima IV maps.

Is it fall yet?

Feeling: Happy


Another doctor loses his license for failing to vaccinate children and instead using dangerous and extremely expensive drugs to treat autism. Glad that they got rid of him!

This song is much better than a Sunday morning church hymn.

What would the Ten Commandments story be like in the age of Google?

Animation on popping balloons? I may be afraid of balloons, but this is still pretty awesome.

I added the Dr. Mario soundtrack to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation Wiki.

Extreme sports with a more artistic feel.

Mayonnaise doesn't float.

Feeling: Happy


In an odd twist, an Arabian woman sues her husband for not having sex with her.

Praying for less crime doesn't work! Who would have guessed it? Obviously, not Newark.

Texas may be cutting out education and health care for the poor in order to meet the demands the worst budget crisis they've had in half a century, but that doesn't mean their Republican House shouldn't create tax breaks yachts costing $250,000 or more.

O Fortuna is so freaking EPIC!

Keith Lowell has some interesting things to say about Christianity.

More Garfunkel and Oates: Booty Call and I Would Never (Have Sex with You).

Iowa Republicans are convinced, Obama is a Muslim!

Barats and Bareta are rule breakers!

Today at lunch, while returning to work, I spent 15 seconds trying to remember the key-combination for the door. I've been punching it in every day for the past 4 years, but for some reason it slipped my mind today. I must be getting old.

I added the 1942 and Trojan soundtracks to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation Wiki.

I voted yesterday!

Feeling: Okay


Osama Bin Laden is dead, but how much did he change the USA?

Benton Harbor fights back! After being taken over by the Republican state government and told they were no longer allowed to do anything, the city government of Benton Harbor sent a challenge to the state and country claiming that the Republican take-over is unconstitutional. The answer is pending, but will serve to show just how big the Republican government really is.

Does the strength of dark matter change with the seasons on Earth? That's quite the mystery!

Acupuncture is totally safe!

Be sure check out the guest comics at the Blasphemer's Bible.

What if we took the abstinence-only education approach for everything?

Tornadoes are pretty freaking scary, but this guy likes to chase them!

This is an awesome coming of age tale with exquisite vocabulary.

Vote today!

Feeling: Proud


Don't forget to vote today!

In the animal kingdom, it's not over 'til it's over.

If you claim to speak for God, you should be held to a higher standard.

The worst educated areas of the US happen to line up with the most religious areas of the US. I'm sure that's just a coincidence. They can tell their students to pray, but they sure can't educate them.

Tetris... with portals!

Maybe you should pull up your pants before robbing a store? Or perhaps have a getaway car that doesn't wait for oncoming traffic?

The SonSon and Tecmo Bowl soundtracks have been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation Wiki. Also, I figured out most of the character stats for Ultima: Quest of the Avatar and added them to the NES Hacker Wiki.

I love Garfunkel and Oates. Weed Card, I Don't Understand Job, Sex With Ducks.

This is a pretty cool animation for Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot speech.

Taylor Mali is pretty adamant about what teacher's make.

Fox News: -Obama- Bin Laden is Dead!

Feeling: Happy


Friday night I went to my friend Danielle's birthday party. Emily and I played pool and drank sugar water with small amounts of alcohol in it. On Saturday, we went to a rummage sale where I acquired five new CDs. Then we went kite flying. I almost re-lost the kite that got stuck in the tree when the string slipped out of my hand. Luckily, it got stuck on gutters of a three-story apartment building's gutters. A little MacGyver ingenuity (fishing line, duct tape, and a rock) got the kite back down. Then, we put the kite on a 1,200 ft line and flew the kite to the end. It was -really- high! Sunday, we went to Sarah's for some movies and hung out with some friends. It was lot's of fun and quite exhausting.

Osama Bin Laden has been killed. He died in a mansion in Pakistan during a fire-fight with US Navy Seals. Not quite as fitting as a long smear trial like the one that was conducted for Saddam Hussein, but it gets the job done. I'm glad that he's dead, but when your enemy costs you the lives of thousands of innocent civilian casualties on both sides, as well as the lives of hundreds of your own soldiers, can you really call it a victory? And what will change? Will we get back all the freedoms we gave up while we were looking for him? Well TSA stop strip searching children? Will the CIA stop monitoring our phone calls? Will Fox News stop reporting that OBAMA Bin Laden is dead?

In a second "Up Yours" to the Bush administration, the Obama administration has lifted the federal ban on stem cell research!

In the opposite direction a progress, Indiana Republican Mitch Daniels will sign a bill to cut all funding to Planned Parenthood in the state. Unwed teenage mothers aren't exactly an economic boon, so this move is going to put quite the burden on the state's Welfare system. That is, it would if Daniels hadn't sold off the Welfare system to a private company that failed to provide any actual welfare.

Catholics in Massachusetts are trying to take down a government-funded web site that gives straight-forward information to teens and children about sex. The bishops and priests are probably worried that if children understand what sex is, they might not let the priests rape them as much.

Atheists are now allowed to marry couples in Oklahoma.

If you don't want people to call you a racist, it's probably best that you stop calling black people "nigras". Or just join the Tea Party, because they're not racist. Also Tea Partier Michelle Bachmann has compared high taxes to the Holocaust.

This is some serious guitar shredding.

The TMNT soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation Wiki.