Saturday, March 05, 2005

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Friday, March 04, 2005

friday night drunk blogging

had a great gala band practice tonight...
looking forward to tomorrow even more now.
had a lot more I was going to write about,
but now I don't think I will.
eh, whatcha gonna do?

Star-Bulletin Breaking News - Bandleader Martin Denny dies at 94

Star-Bulletin Breaking News - Bandleader Martin Denny dies at 94

I think I need a drink
with an umbrella

There's been a lot of Martin Denny knock offs
over the years...
but nothing really compares to "Quiet Village"
any Tiki lounges around here?

Battlestar Galactica - Commentary

SCIFI.COM | Battlestar Galactica

You can download commentary from the exec. producer. for each ep of BG.
This may be the coolest use for podcasting I've seen yet...
I just wonder if I can still get the commentary for earlier eps...
I would love to see other shows do this!
Lost has already been announced as coming to DVD...
but wouldn't it be great if you could watch an ep and then watch it again with commentary as they air?
well with BG, at least for now, you can!

The Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly:
"If an explicit statement that the authority of the United States government is derived from God isn't a violation of the establishment clause, then what is? Does the First Amendment have any meaning left at all?"

If the authority of the United Stated gov't is derived from God, and God doesn't exist well then it sounds like maybe we've actually got that whole "freedom" thing they keep talking about all worked out. I mean if I don't recognize the authority of God and the gov't authorities stems from his well then I'm pretty much free to ignore theirs too, right?

REAL ART (and politics and culture)

REAL ART (and politics and culture):
"It's like trying to figure out why your car won't run, when that car is, in reality, a large cardboard box with the word 'car' written on it. "

Ron Reeder on why discussion of how to fix our public schools is off base from the get-go. The premise is that schools aren't for education so much as indoctrination. So as long as you learn to be in your seat when the bell rings the schools are doing their job. I actually remember one of our teachers mentioning this once. Of course she called it "The Secondary Agenda" while what Ron posits here, and I believe is that it is the primary agenda. Maybe not of any individual teacher, but it was the way the system was designed. It's not much good for anything else. The most important things I learned in school were learned in spite of the system, not because of it. That said, I still can't stand being late, so I guess they did their job.

Daniel Adame : Voyage Mars

DiverseWorks ||| Programs

O.k. pretend I've said whatever I have to say to make you go see this show and then go see it. It was really inspiring. The kind of thing that reminds you why you do art. I've been lucky enough to be a part of some great shows, but sometimes I forget what it's like to see one from the audience. This reminded me. All of it worked. The music, the spoken word, and of course, the dance. The house was pretty packed and EVERYONE I talked to was blown away. Daniel, Paul, Alex, Aileen, Karen, Jesse and Tina should all be really proud. Enough already, just go see the damned show!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Off the Kuff

Off the Kuff:
"'The focus needs to remain that this is a property tax reduction bill,' Keffer said. "

so, they are raising sale taxes, not to increase education funding, or provide pre-natal care for the indigent, or anything like that...but so that they can lower property taxes...
to which I can only say, "selfish sons-of-bitches!"


I am feeling the vibrant hum of the universe,
or maybe it's just the flourescent lights...
suffice it to say that this is one of the good days...
at least so far.
Had a good BLP rehearsal last night (doing a bit at the IBP gala,
for which I'm sure you already have tickets, right?)
and The Mathletes are learning a nifty little medley for the Gala
tonight after Daniel's show at DW.
ahhh...more to talk about...
but work calls...

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

not much to say...

had a rare night off last night...
and man was I stir crazy.
I was supposed to head to a party after work
(happy b-day trish!)
but my buddy John wanted to come by and visit for a bit.
He and his wife Jacquie are having a kid TODAY!
and he wanted to hang out for a little bit before it was nothing but days full of family in a hospital...
so I went home. It was all I could do to keep from hitting either poison girl or rudz after he left...
luckily there was a new ep of "Torture TV" (24) downloaded so I watched that...
They barely tortured the mom, and didn't torture the kid at all, so I was a little disappointed they would miss such great torture opportunities...ahh...maybe next week...

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Bill Maher

Watching Bill Maher from last week.
Finally realized - bottom line - why I like him.
He's a humanist.
He said religion is a neurological disorder.
I'm just glad there's somebody out there saying it.

Monday, February 28, 2005


I'm at a little league game at the field across from my mom's in Deer Park. I am scheduled to be executed on the field after the game. I can't get in touch with my Dad as his # has changed, or maybe he's out of town. I'm free to wander as I please until the time comes, so I go over to my mom's to see if we can go see a movie. No luck. While I'm talking to my mom they are towing my car. I then go to visit one of my other friends who are going to executed too and they are busy having their last meal with their family. I express the idea that maybe we should run, since we're apparently free to do so. He says it's pointless that they'd catch us so I wander back over to finish watching the game then I wake up.