Thursday, July 30, 2009

Formidable Opponent

What the hell is up with Glenn Beck? The man sounds even more unintelligible than normal, especially when on Fox this week he claimed the following:

Discussing Obama's response to the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Beck asserts that Obama has "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture." After being reminded that Obama has numerous white staffers, Beck contradicted himself, stating, "I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem," before going on to state, "this guy is, I believe, a racist."

Media Matters (7-30-09)

So which is it, Glenny?

Does Obama hate white folks (including his mom and maternal grandparents, not to mention himself, being one-half Caucasian, and his kids, being one-quarter) or not?

Once a lame-ass morning zoo D.J., always a lame-ass morning zoo D.J.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

You Don't Vote For Kings

Click here for a better lesson in Political Science than you’ll get in any classroom.

PS: Hat Tip to Wil Wheaton.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seeya Guv

Today marked the final day as Alaska governor for Sarah Palin, and many journalists are speculating what her next move is.

As stated before here, I still think Palin's intent is to make her book deal payday, pay her legal bills, and shore up her new PAC in Virginia. As for the odds of her running for the GOP nomination in 2012, although anything is possible, the greatest (and perhaps ultimately fatal) obstacle for Palin in the pursuit of that goal is her sudden resignation as governor.

After all, if Palin could not fulfill her duties as governor of a state with a population totaling one-third that of Los Angeles, how the hell could she possibly cut it as president?

My call? Sarah Palin's political future (as a potential office holder) is nil, but I expect her to be as outspoken as ever about her political beliefs - something that may backfire on Palin hard, as her misadventures on the '08 campaign trail demonstrated.

Ace 1

Course: Campton Hills; St. Charles, Illinois (#7)
Disc: Discraft ESP Avenger (1.8)
Witness: Mike Rende

This hole (nicknamed "Mt. Doom" due to its sharp rise in elevation) is the second shortest on this course, but deceptively tricky as throwing sharply uphill at the basket makes one overshoot far too often (and I can say this because I've done it a million times). So needless to say, when I got it in I was gobsmacked.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

IM2 Sneak

From the report garnered by Superhero Hype from this past week’s “Iron Man 2” panel in San Diego, the upcoming sequel might just be better than its predecessor.

I especially love the description of a clip of Stark (Robert Downey), telling Nick Fury (Sam Jackson) that he’s not interested in joining his “super secret boy band” (e.g. The Avengers).

But of course we all know how that turns out.

In another scene description, set in a courtroom, Downey also seems to relish playing Stark’s obnoxiousness to the hilt.

“IM2” arrives in theatres in May 2010.

Dead Horses

I love comic cons. I really do. And I love when Hollywood stops in to say hello at events like SDCC, and reveal exclusive clips of upcoming projects. I think it’s great.

But Jesus Christ, this is way too much.

Exclusive parties sponsored by MySpace? Celebs walking red carpet camera lines?

If I wanted that shit, I’d go to Sundance – another example of a once-great, small idea ruined by studio greed and big money.

Dear Joe Quesada

Y'know how Marvel beat the Zombies idea into oblivion not so long ago? Remember that? And y'know how you are now doing the same with the "Dark" theme across various Marvel titles (e.g. Dark X-Men, Dark Avengers, Dark Edwin Jarvis, et al.) just to flood the market with new books?

Well, I didn't buy that fanboy-fueled crap then, and I'm not buying it now.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bueno Buehrle

Although I'm not a White Sox fan, congratulations to pitcher Mark Buehrle who hurled a perfect game (27 up, 27 down) today in a 5-0 win versus Tampa, the first perfect game by a Sox pitcher since 1922.

The only downside? Having to listen to insufferable Sox play-by-play man Ken Harrelson orgasm with glee after the final out, literally screaming "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!" like a very lucky gent in a Russian bathhouse on Saturday night.

I hate that fucking hick.

Delaware is The New West Virginia

When I posted that clip going around the other day of that crazy woman at a Town Hall in Delaware wailing about Obama’s citizenship, I never expected so many fellow imbeciles to be with her on a range of equally bizarre topics.

Poor Mike Castle. Apparently, in-breeding took a sudden spike in Delaware when no one was looking.