Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Oh my god its a penis, everyone run.

Once again the Bush campaign has proved that science has no place in America. Damn those pesky facts, they just keep getting in the way don't they? Despite the fact that there are now hundreds (no that is not pure bullshit) of studies on the inefficacy of abstinence only programs, our faith filled administration is determined to keep telling us that sex is wrong. At least sex outside of marriage or gay sex at the worst. This even though abstinence only has not only been proved to be utterly useless but also more than likely actually harmful (as in increasing rates of pregnancy and STD's). I find it amusing that the United States is mirroring Europe just before their collapse into the dark ages. If we equate Washington with Rome the comparisons are startlingly relevant. A once proud nation filled with educated citizens and a strong military has a leader that is daily being revealed to be more ignorant and hate filled than that neo-nazi I have tied up in my backyard. I find it hysterical that we have no problem with a penis being cut off in a movie but a sixteen year old having sex is the devil's work. Even more amusing is that abstinence only seems to defy the concept of "spread and multiply" doesn't it.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Women can't act (at least according to Warner Brothers!) and the internet has killed all writing

First off on the big news of the day which I think will become nothing more than the usual article of corporate bullshit. Warner Brothers has decided that it will no longer make movies with female leads. Now this has elicited but one understandable response being "What the fuck?" Now as both a businessman and crusader of equality (although not as that ignorant lawyer Gloria Allred sees it), I can understand both sides of the argument. Warner Brothers as a business needs to be profitable and female leads apparently aren't rolling in the big bucks. On the other less ethically challenged hand pulling female leads smacks of misogyny. But I think I understand the problem better than most. Take The Brave One, Jodie Foster's recent pic which flopped at the box office. Women don't want to watch revenge flicks, and men don't want to watch women in revenge flicks. Just like men don't want to watch romantic comedies and women generally don't want to watch male leads in romantic comedies. It's a simple matter of choice, not some deep conspiracy against women's empowerment no matter what some feminist lawyer with her head up her ass might say. Despite the fact that I agree somewhat (women should only have leads in certain types of movies, the same with men), I can't help but feel this idea is only going to backfire horribly against Warner Brothers.

The second big news of the day is this interesting article on the impact the internet has had on professional writing. It's hard as you read further down the article to note the difference between these supposed professional writers. Half appear comfortable with the fact that as technology evolves so too must their modus operandi. The other half sounds like a bunch of old dinosaurs who are afraid that the big bad internet will huff and puff and blow their carefully calculated careers to the ground. And just like the dinosaurs I expect such writers and their inability to evolve to quickly become extinct.

Friday, October 05, 2007

The tasty apple and women's vote

Apple that once mighty champion of the underdog, pinnacle of the rebellion against the evil empire (Microsoft) is daily looking more and more like said empire. Of course everyone and their mother wants an Iphone, I'd offer my first born for one that works with Verizon. Yet apparently Apple has decided to turn about ten percent of their product into nothing more than shiny paperweights with their most recent firmware update. For the numbers look here, and the paperweight thingy can be found all over said internet. But not only is Apple trying to brick the phones of anyone who doesn't use that AT&T monstrosity, but is also apparently bricking those phones with third party apps. Funny how the champion of the underdog, the tool of those who are supposedly truly educated is slowing eradicating the source of its largest support. Apple's first possible mistake was linking the phone with a single carrier. While such a plan obviously has benefits my personal belief is that such a partnership was formed out of necessity. I don't think Apple could produce enough phones to supply the demand it would have seen. The thing that I think Apple has to fear is that some powerful japanese tech company will improve and bypass the Iphone. But then again has anyone made a better mp3 player than the Ipod?

Now for a lesson in hypocrisy thanks to the ever virulent mouth of one Anne Coulter. Apparently she thinks women and single women in particular should not be allowed to vote. I find such a notion absolutely hysterical being that she herself has never found that perfect squeeze to succubize the life out of. I mean just look at her, am I the only one who sees those damned wings and fangs? Apparently. There have been a number of ridiculous propositions from those social conservatives that actually reach the light of day. Yet I am amazed that the concept of repealing essentially the whole suffrage movement has not brought down the wrath of those hairy pitted feminists. Be careful Anne or you might find a large group of large and overly muscular women looking to kick your ass with large smiles under their mustaches.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

A little scared but just more annoyed than anything

Ok so this has been a while coming, I apparently can disappear for months at a time. The inability to finish a product of pure creativity is apparently a symptom of the insanity that runs through my familial lineage. But I am trying to ignore those deficits of insanity while using its benefits to my advantage. The recent scare of testicular cancer has not helped but it has not been a detriment either. But enough of that, I do not have cancer or at least I do not have cancer in my nutters. At least I quit killing my lungs with those sticks of black tar and death. Who says you need a Jedi to stop smoking?

Being a professional student the awards of financial aid have been increasingly piling up. Or rather the debt being that my awards have been ludicrously reduced every semester for some unknown and powerful reason. One must wonder if the Secretary of Education, (a one Mrs. Margaret Spellings, a name seemingly destined for teaching) reviews my file yearly and stamps it with a big red "Let's give him shit". Or that's how it appears to this bemused and un-humbled (not sure if that was a word until now) scholar.

It is obvious to everyone except those who live by self-delusion and a failure of recognition that over the past twenty years that gap between rich and poor has widened to a complete canyon. One in which the sunset glows an eerily nuclear green over that growing economic chasm. The issue is not that we are unaware of such a gulf but that the solutions appear ever more ludicrous and ignorantly evil. I do not assume the empty option of equity, but rather the concept of equality that supposedly this country was founded on (it wasn't but that can be saved for another day). As citizens of the "greatest country in the world" should all have the option to nurture our natural talents, yet America seems designed to not only hide greatness but to slowly manipulate and destroy it. There exists almost no real help for those who need it, welfare is nothing more than a joke. We do not care for the children of the poor or the middle class, rather we would prefer to watch Paris Hilton end up in jail. Let us forbid talking about the number of intelligent yet poor children who will not eat a meal tonight and end up malnourished inhibiting their cognitive development. I would ask if our President ever went without dinner but then I realized his brain damage is a combination of previous cocaine use and being dropped on his head too many times as a baby. So that last comment might have gone too far, but it was so easy; almost too easy. Harping on a point that has become almost empty I can not help but repeat what has been said so many times before; we spend hundreds of billions on a war that is not only unjust but dangerous and carries the spark of pure hatred, yet we cannot feed millions of our children. The "greatest country in the world?" I hope not otherwise this world is looking awfully pathetic at the moment.