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from Aint it Cool News is ostensibly about a dispute between Sony and Marvel over the licensing rights to Spider-Man. But it appears to actually be an excuse to hide a bunch of links to clips of X2. This one looks even better than the first, from a fanboy perspective, at least. The brief shots of Kitty Pride and Colossus are so damn cool. I'm really looking forward to this one. (And Hulk, and Amazing Spider Man, and... OK, not to Ghost Rider starring Nicholas Cage.)
I'd pay good money to see an episode of MTV's Cribs where we get to tour Saddam, Uday, and Qusay's palaces and love nests.
Saddam's seems to be old-school: Hefner. Warren Beaty in Shampoo, shag carpet and fur bedclothes.
seems to be a porn palace and workout shack. (And exotic animal zoo!) Very West Coast Gangsta. I would lay good money that he's got a framed Scarface
I haven't heard anything specific about any of Qusay's palaces. I'm guessing nerd/high tech - exposed brick and ductwork,
amazing sound system, huge collection of Star Wars action figures. And the MOAB - Mother of All Bongs.
It's all in the Cards
Here's a .pdf of the playing cards
being distributed with pictures of the Iraqi leadership.
Do you think these guys are complaining about where they ranked? And why is there no picture of the Queen of Hearts? Couldn't they find some Ba'athist Babe for that card? One of Hussein's Hotties?
UPDATE: Now you can buy a deck of the cards here.
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For Great Justice
All your base are belong to us!
2003 Shock and Awe remix.
Launch every Zig!
A site at MIT with some amazing optical illusions.
Looks like I was right!
Via Aint It Cool News:
On the currently untitled final episode of this fourth season, Wolfram and Hart has rebuilt, and they are sending a few recruiters out after the Angel crew. A former Watcher goes after Wes, a sexy but science nerdy guy tries to pull Fred in, a hottie seduces Gunn and a talent scout wants more than singing from Lorne. Can they entice the heroes over to the dark side? Tim Minear writes and directs this one, which begins shooting Monday.
Centcom's Operation Iraqi Freedom website.
Lots of pictures, a number of videos, and transcripts of the Centcom briefings.
They even have lists of what leaflets they dropped on what day, and copies of all the leaflets.
The premiere date for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
has been delayed until May 12, 2004
Now I feel stupid for getting on line last week.
So, how much anyone want to bet that tonight isn't the "final push" to Baghdad. We'll wipe out most of this division of Republican Guard but delay moving into Baghdad, and it'll be declared a "failure".
has some reasons why Saddam didn't appear on TV today as promised.
Advice for Saddam
This is an oldie, but a goody:
The Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord
2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through
7. When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him then say "No."
15. I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.
34. I will not turn into a snake. It never helps.
75. I will instruct my Legions of Terror to attack the hero en masse, instead of standing around waiting while members break off and attack one or two at a time.
86. I will make sure that my doomsday device is up to code and properly grounded.
87. My vats of hazardous chemicals will be covered when not in use. Also, I will not construct walkways above them.
This weekend I scanned my mother's hand-written Pesach recipes into the computer. My mother was an excellent cook, and the Pesach seder was in many ways the highlight of her year. Her specialty was Pesach baking- cakes, cookies, desserts. Given the stricutres of Pesach ingredients, this was not an easy task, and called for experimentation and inventiveness.
She passed away this August, after an 18 month fight against cancer.
Here is her wine cake recipe, with the stains of many cups of wine upon it.
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Nigerian Scam Emails
Scam o Rama
collects stories of "Scam Baiters", folks responding to Nigerian e-mail scam artists in order to confuse, torture and annoy them.
Also see Quatloos!
particularly the Brad Christensen Exhibit
. They also have documentation on a number of other scams, including some of the nastier Multi-Level-Marketing schemes.
comes up with a plan (and a map) I was contemplating in the shower this morning- partition Iraq, cutting off Saddam's central Iraq strongholds from the oil in the north and south, and letting the Kurds and Shiites have their own states. It's not a perfect idea, and it risks the Israel-retreating-from-Lebanon syndrome I alluded to below, but it may be a better deal than trying to invade Baghdad and flatten Tikrit.
I'm beginning to think that post-war we're in a no-win situation. If we stay one minute after Saddam's confimed dead, we're building an Empire. If we leave while there's still 25 guys with AK-47s occaisionally taking pot-shots at us, then we're turning tail and running from the brave jihadi martyrs.