Archive for May 2005

What is your World View?

Quiz via Blue Parrot

…and below, my completely unsurprising results.

You scored as Materialist. Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can be understood by its smaller elements.

Materialist

100%

Modernist

81%

Existentialist

81%

Postmodernist

63%

Idealist

19%

Cultural Creative

19%

Romanticist

19%

Fundamentalist

6%

What is Your World View?

Message for The Lovely Wife

I left my phone at work. Email or chat me.
I miss you.
Love.
R.

Friday Anti-Cat Blogging

Once again, the Japanese demonstrate their ability to make anything creepy.

Bow to your new robot cat overlord.

(via Engadget)

Terry Gross – One Rockin’ Jew

D. James Kennedy, for those of you who don’t know, is the scary waxen zombie who heads the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Coral Ridge, Florida. Three seconds at his church’s website gave me this…

“What about me? Are they going to take my feeding tube away next?” That is what disabled people all over America are asking, in light of the court-ordered killing of Terri Schiavo!

…never mind that Terri, on her liquefied brain’s best day, couldn’t have formed one syllable of one of the words in that quote, which would automatically differentiate her from “disabled people all over America” with the ability to ask things. Then I felt like ants were crawling under my skin and I had to close their page. It was probably Satan. Or revulsion.

Terry Gross is the host of Fresh Air, an interview program on NPR. She interviewed D. James Kennedy on yesterday’s show, and the talk centered on his goal of “reclaiming” America for Christ. Some of my favorite highlights, and I paraphrase here:

1. The theory of evolution is responsible for the Kinsey Report, the sexual revolution, homosexuality, feminism and the Holocaust.

and

2. If secular government is allowed, you are allowing man to give you your rights, and what man can give he can take away. Only god can give you rights. (Or, it is inferred, set some proper boundaries. Like against the homos. Or women.)

Really, if Satan has allowed you to read this far, you may as well go listen to the interview. Terry, normally a paragon of cool and collected interviewing, actually sputters with indignation a couple of times.

Oh, and I don’t really know if Terry Gross is Jewish or not, but it would help explain why she hates D. James Kennedy so much. That, or her possession of a frontal lobe. One or the other.

A word of advice.

No matter how appealing it sounds, do not get out of bed hungover after only five hours of sleep and drive 2 1/2 hours to Houston to spend 2 hours in an IKEA and then drive 2 1/2 hours back. Trust me on this one.

On a side note, I got a new cover for the couch and it’s gone from blue to red. Or it will. Someday. When I disassemble to couch and change the cover.

Oh, one more bit of advice. Formatting your 18 line spreadsheet in 8-point Helvetica is just mean. It’s impossible to read, especially when you combine it with all capital letters. It’s only 18 lines, so play around with all that space you’ve got. Maybe try a nice 10-point Verdana. See how much nicer that looks?

The Greatest American

The Discovery Channel, in conjuction with AOL and Satan, have decided to stick a crown on the Greatest American. (thanks to propeliea for sending this to me)

Some of the people on this list make sense, as they had an impact on the history of this country. Here you have Bell, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, King and Salk, among others. But Madonna? Marilyn Monroe? Rush Limbaugh and Michael Moore? FUCKING Dr. Phil?!

Dr. Phil on the same list as Dr. King makes me want to puke. If Dr. Phil has a shred of decency in the self-aggrandizing bag of shit that makes up his evil golem body, he’ll immediately insist on being removed from this list as unworthy. Then he’ll move to Idaho and never return to the public eye. Because he killed himself. From shame.

Is there anyone on the list that makes you half as angry? Let me know in the comments. I need to get away from my computer now and take a walk…

Sundry

I am -4% Republican, or, according to this site, “a damn Commie”. And, I might add, proud of it. (via The Blue Parrot)
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I’ve always liked cellular automata programs, ever since I first saw them years ago. Looking into their origins, I found out they have been around since 1970, or, as long as me. There is now way more information about them than I will ever read.

The coolest variation I’ve seen so far turns it into a 2 player game, of sorts. Work for a while in the practice area, then test your creation against someone else’s in the battle area. See how closely your arrangement matches the most successful configurations. Mine, sadly, did not.
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For JenJ, I say, “Try something a little different next time you endulge your love of over-roasted coffee. You have so many choices.”
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Choose a director, watch their videos. And by “their videos” I mean the 5 Bjork vids directed by Lynn Fox. I haven’t seen the other ones. They could be good too.

Dog Blog Tuesday

Sorry there have been no posts, first I was busy, now I’m ill. A quick post just so my 3 loyal readers don’t forget me. (And everyone loves pictures of my dog, right? Right?)

Please throw the ball. Please.
Please throw the ball. Please.

Friday Random 10

Yes, yes, I know it’s Saturday. I’ve been very busy.

1.. Offline Pk – Pinback
2. Evaporated – Ben Folds Five
3. Corncab – Severed Heads
4. Mr Garfield – Johnny Cash
5. Freedom Rock – Frank Black
6. The Slow Drug – PJ Harvey
7. Reeperbahn – Tom Waits
8. Samba Da Benção – Bebel Gilberto
9. Amo Bishop Roden – Boards of Canada
10. Cow – Sparklehorse

I was late, so I’ll give you a couple of days to post your lists in the comments. I’m generous like that.

Happy Birthday Debra