Friday, January 28, 2005

Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Wire

Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Wire

great interview with Alan Moore (though it barely touches on the whole magic thing)...
but the coolest part is this:

"Next week Moore will take the interviewers chair and chat with musician Brian Eno."

and next week I'll be scrambling to find a transcript online...

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Fw: [CTRL] Krishna figure T. Casey Brennan's band...

Brennan's got a band now!
short version of his bio for those not in the know...
let's see, as a kid he killed Kennedy,
then he went on to write Vampirella
and crusade against smoking in comic books
which won him some kind of presidential award...
that's the high points anyway...

The "Conjurella" stuff is all great reading...
so go ahead and read it,
I'm sure a lot of it is linked down there at the bottom.


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The Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly:
"Here are some of our disappointing findings. High self- esteem in schoolchildren does not produce better grades....Self-esteem doesn't make adults perform better at their jobs either....Likewise, people with high self-esteem think they make better impressions, have stronger friendships and have better romantic lives than other people, but the data don't support their self-flattering views....It was widely believed that low self-esteem could be a cause of violence, but in reality violent individuals, groups and nations think very well of themselves....High self-esteem doesn't prevent youngsters from cheating or stealing or experimenting with drugs and sex."

YAY! Now I can start telling stupid people that they're stupid...

but seriously folks,
it's always seemed obvious to me,
if ya wanna feel good about yourself,
well then goddamnit,
do something worthwhile
and do it well...
how freakin' hard is that?
I mean really,
if you want to feel exceptional,
and act like you're exceptional,
you damn well better be exceptional,
or it's not just self-esteem you're full of...

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

James Wolcott: Grassy Knollers

James Wolcott: Grassy Knollers: "'Try to imagine Jay Leno devoting an entire Tonight Show to Michael Ruppert [author of Crossing the Rubicon and overseer of From the Wilderness], and the topic of Dick Cheney's role in the attacks of 9/11. Or David Letterman conversing for an hour with Dr Nick Begich, co-author of Angels Don't Play this HAARP, on the weaponization of the ionosphere."

I wear my tin foil hat proudly...
it's people who act like there aren't people in power acting secretly together to reach their goals that are crazy...

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Fw: Please Help NORML Decriminalize Marijuana In Texas

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Metroblogging Houston: Letters I wish I'd mailed to the woman who divorced me to marry a waitress

Metroblogging Houston: Letters I wish I'd mailed to the woman who divorced me to marry a waitress

this post on houston metro blog mentions the production of rocky horror that's going on that some of my friends have seen and, um, enjoyed...
ok, it more than mentions it, it's posted by the drummer in the show...
check it out!

Monday, January 24, 2005

Edgar Governo, Historian of Things That Never Were

Edgar Governo, Historian of Things That Never Were

WOW! this site can help you waste hours feeding your narrative addiction!!!

what a weekend!

in addition to the aforementioned tequila drinking there was much BLP rehearsal...
the show is really taking form...
it should be a fast-paced zany entertaining hour!
costuming and props are coming together...and EVERYBODY IS OFF BOOK!!!
other than BLP rehearsal and tequila drinking (at shane 2000's 35th bday (sure, he could be shane americana, or coach, or many other names, but he'll always be shane 2000 to me)) there wasn't much...a short TDU practice, without Jim or lunch with Karen and Val at Texedelphia on Sunday...
think that's about it...
yup, that's about it...
come see the power hour this weekend!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Tequila Saturday Night

I had too much
Saturday night

Good thing is
now I have
a better idea
of how much
is too much

no good stories


no fights
no nakedness
and only as much
as one would expect
considering the amount
of tequila
in question

only one drunk e-mail
cut off midstream
sent in the morning
with the explanation
that the demands
of the body
had caused
the mind
to slip
and then
to sleep