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Fri, Jan. 7th, 2011, 05:05 pm

I just did the math, it would take 145 single-layer DVDs to hold my digital comic book collection. Or 1,017 CDs.

An odd hobby, maybe, but I don't have rooms full with carefully plastic-wrapped comic books.. They're all digital files.

Wed, Jan. 5th, 2011, 09:11 pm

The best way I've ever heard to get rid of an undercover surveillance police car: Call all your neighbors and tell them that there's a car parked outside all morning, and there's guys in it and you think they were taking pictures of the kids in the neighborhood and we should go out there and run the pedophiles off..

Tue, Jan. 4th, 2011, 08:41 pm

I'm really enjoying http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/, particularly his interpretation of "It's a Wonderful Life":

Incident at Bedford Falls Bridge

John: Favorite movie? Casablanca.
Berg: Searching for Bobby Fischer.
Chris: You know mine, It's a Wonderful Life. And the other --
John: Gotta say, once you realize George Bailey dies in the middle, it's a totally different movie.
Chris: ... what?
John: It's a Wonderful Life is really a movie -- and I'm not the first person to say this -- about how a man's dreams are crushed by family expectations and middle class responsibilities. George Bailey's dreams of going to college and off to Europe are destroyed by the allegedly idyllic small town values that in fact trap him. Suffocate him.
Chris: ...
John: So, say Bailey jumped off that bridge and died. Say Clarence was there to guide him to heaven. What would heaven be for such a man? It would be validation. And that's what Clarence the Angel gives him, a tour meant to show him how significant he is. Or how significant, at least, he always secretly believed himself to be.
Chris: Hmm.
John: And then when he repents of his suicide, what does he get? A timeless eternity in his living room surrounded by his loved ones, with everyone he knows in the world coming through the door to tell him how amazing he is. The second half of It's a Wonderful Life makes much more sense if you assume that George Bailey committed suicide, and the rest is Bailey's heaven.
Chris: Is that more or less depressing than the original meaning?
John: I honestly don't know.

Wed, Jul. 21st, 2010, 12:28 pm

This year just got amazingly worse.

Fri, Jun. 11th, 2010, 10:03 pm

So Joran van der Sloot, the guy who killed that girl in Peru and that other girl in Aruba has confessed to the one in Peru.

He claims he was so high on marijuana that he flew into a violent murderous rage and snapped her neck with his bare hands.

Remember kids, stay away from the reefer!

Mon, Jun. 7th, 2010, 01:57 pm

I wonder if there's any apartment complexes nearby that let you get a pool-only lease or something.

Sun, Jun. 6th, 2010, 03:18 pm

My email to Sen. Cornyn:

I can't tell you how astounded I am to discover that if I was shot four times in the head at point-blank range by a foreign military while in international waters, my US Senator would express support for the military that killed one of the people he represented.

The country of the military in question is irrelevant. It was in international waters. An unarmed helpless US citizen was executed by the military of another country. And my US Senator supports this.

What are you thinking here?

Fri, Jun. 4th, 2010, 01:32 pm

Thu, Jun. 3rd, 2010, 06:32 pm

BP's new mascot:

Thu, Jun. 3rd, 2010, 10:29 am

Things are even more embarrassing in the U.K., where Glenn Beck is broadcast by News Corp–owned Sky TV. For more than three months, the show hasn’t had a single sponsor, so the network runs Sky News briefs in the slots where advertising would normally appear.

Sadly, at this point, Beck is a loss-leader. Fox uses him to bring in people to see what the next outrageous thing he's going to say, then tries to keep them watching after his show's over.

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