Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Pub Quiz update #Back to Year 0

Tues May 16
Team Name: Theoooo!
Placement: n/a
Points: 76
Comments: The purity of our monoTheoistic thought was compromised by cowardly sabatoeurs, imperialist running dogs and spies. We must remember, as said by Brother JonaTheo Huxtable: "Theoooo!!! is the Red Sun in our hearts!" "Theoooo! is the great school of Huxtable thought!" The great Cutting is upon us.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Pub Quiz Update # Walter

Tues May 16
Team Name: Cockroach! (Theooooo!)
Placement: 1st
Points: 108
Comments: With 4 of 6 of the original team missing due to a ball shortage, "Theoooo!" could not achieve a quorum. It was decided that his best friend, Walter a.k.a. "Cockroach" help make our scheme work (me and jon with the assistance of seth and shannon). We did surprisingly well, wagered well, and defeated 17 other teams and got out of having to do homework. Take that, Mrs. Westlake. We did not get to have his mother's delicious pulpeta, however. Why? We do not have heart problems.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rush Limbaugh is insane!

No. Stephen Colbert is right. The bears have gone too far.

Sloth bears in a Dutch zoo chased this Barbary Macacque into an electric fence, which stunned it, and it got away in that wooden structure you see above. But the bear was huuuungry. HUUUUUUNNGRY!

Monkey eaten in front of children. tsk.

Its bad enough that the conservatives in charge have managed to distract the country from their mismanagement into thinking that illegal immigration is the #1 problem facing it. (i kno grammar bad, its 3:45am. f.u.)

This image alone should be enough to make America forget the name "Osama Bin Laden". (it goes down the lonely road of words like "universal healthcare")

i have no idea where the political angle came in. thats just what happens.

thats just what happens when you see a BEAR EATING A MONKEY.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pub Quiz Updizzzzz (Dynasty)

Tues May 9
Team Name: Theooooooooooooooooooooo!
Placement: 1st
Points: 101
Comments: In our 3-peat, we were proclaimed "dynasty" by Fred the quiz guy.

In this episode: Blake Carrington is angered when the beloved Good Waitress is replaced by Idiotia Devareaux-Rappaport-Cunningham-Steele via a cunning scheme by Alexis Morrell-Carrington -Colby-Dexter-Rowan who is covering up her affair with Krystle Grant-Jennings-Carrington with Farnsworth behind the scenes. Pearl necklaces abound.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

thinking about the KLF...

after sharing in a little KLF history last night after the softball game, i came across their sampledelic 1988 #1 UK single "Doctorin' the Tardis" which they released as the Timelords. A horrid and awesome mixing (because the now-played-out "mash-up" wun't 'round) of the Doctor Who theme and Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll (Part two)" (you know, "DUH duh duh-duh HEY! duh-duh duh-duh").

They would later inspire my childhood with the Stadium House sounds of the KLF single: "3AM Eternal", which they would then perform (video) with a death metal band Extreme Noise Terror at the Brit Awards in 1992 with the lead man dressed in a trenchcoat on crutches and at song's end, shot blanks from an AK-47 into the crowd because they weren't allowed to throw sheep's blood at them. then announced their retirement. and threw a dead sheep at the awards' afterparty with a note saying:

"I died for ewe - bon appetit"

Friday, May 05, 2006

Boston Planning Inadequate, aka: InfraSUCKture

I was checking out the excellent pixel art of Eboy featuring excellent pixel represenations of cities and concepts and came upon a design he did for Boston Magazine for an article byPhil Primack entitled The Waste Land (which i can't find on their wesbite).

The article talks about the proposed Greenway plan for the Big Dig. Here is an article which may be the one in question (at a different site).

Not realizing that Boston Magazine had any useful articles, I checked out if this article was available online (its not as far as i can search), in the process finding another Primack article about why MBTA's North Station is so awful. A part of it is the obvious: its being in the FleetCenter/TD BankNorth Garden. The current North Station was supposed to be temporary.

(an aside here to point out that the 'A' line of the Green Line of the T being suspended was "temporary" in the 50's, the 'E' line being cut off at Heath St was "temporary" in the 80's)

The article is Dysfunction Junction. from September 2002 and yet still accurate (not entirely sure about the water fountain).

"Bob Egan, the MBTA's project director for North Station, says he didn't assume his post until 1999 and doesn't know the details of the original agreements or, for example, why there's not a single water fountain in the entire station."

Thursday, May 04, 2006


sorry to do this, but this is one of the greatest pictures ever:

Pub Quiz Update #9K for Charity

Tues May 2
Team Name: Theooooooooooooooooooooo!
(House of Cosby reference)
Placement: 1st
Points: 78
Comments: Bombabeer.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Failed State did they?

The Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy magazine have released their 2006 Failed States Index.

Sudan (ranked at #1) leads the list somehow, even though the D.R. Congo (2) has a government barely able to operate outside its capital city. Of course this is a shitting contest because both are the home to wholesale slaughter. One is a little more state-sponsored-y than the other. Humanism not high on the agenda.

Meanwhile, the US (128) is very far from this state, but i thought it would be in the green (Sustainable, like Norway (146 - highest and most sustainable), Sweden (145) and Canada (139)), but instead we are in the yellow (monitoring, like most of Western Europe and some fun states like Estonia (111), Oman (117) and Uruguay (120)) .

The factors that went into it regard the use of state power in internal security and strife, human rights abuses, economic factors.

Seems about right to me.