Saturday, March 27, 2010

I was going along fine with this...until...

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Pure Geek

48 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 43% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Geek, earning you the title of: Pure Geek.

It's not that you're a school junkie, like the nerd, and you don't really stand out in a crowd, like the dork, you just have some interests that aren't quite mainstream. Perhaps it's anime,

And here's where I screamed. Anime is evil.

perhaps it's computers, perhaps it's bottlecaps, perhaps it's all of those and more. Your interests take you to events and gatherings that are filled with people you find unusual and beyond-the-pale, but you don't quite consider yourself "of that crowd." Instead, you consider yourself to be fairly normal.

Which, you are.

Congratulations! You're the one on the RIGHT!


Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test at OkCupid

Darned if this doesn't take me back...


When I was five (I think), I had pretty much everything you see here, except for the extra outfits.

Friday, March 26, 2010

This could be the best idea Tom Cruise ever had

Brad Iron Giant/Ratatouille Bird to direct Mission Impossible 4?


...Diary of a Wimpy Kid reviewed by Roger Ebert.

That brings to mind an unfortunate mental image

Found while looking for housing through Craigslist again:

Live in a tree house ...
No Plumbing


Thursday, March 25, 2010

I defy you to find another blog post that mentions all four of these movies

Took the nephew to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid this afternoon (he's a fan of the book series on which it's based). He thought it was (his word) awesome, and I liked it too--likable is a good word for it, and funny.

And BTW, proving that all things come full circle to you-know-what, the actor who played the central character's older brother had a small but key role in...Saw VI.

Also saw a full preview for The Secret of Kells before our movie.
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After catching a glimpse of it on the Oscars (it was nominated for best animated feature), I had a pretty good idea that I wanted to see it; now, I'm absolutely sure.

It looks beautiful; a kind of animation they just don't do anymore-the kid didn't want to see that one, tho, so I guess I'm on my own. On the other hand, he wants to see How to Train Your Dragon, and I don't really much. I'm snobbish about dragons.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cast your votes for who and what is the most evil, Round Two

This time my votes went to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Blackwater and Joe Lieberman.

I know this is an edgy opinion, but...

Longtime readers: Remember about four years ago when a photograph of a woman breastfeeding a baby on the cover of a magazine got people all upset?
(Some were so uncomfortable they actually had to turn the magazine face-down rather than look at that).

Well, it's four years later now, and here we go again: Three out of the four US television networks have refused to allow a maker of tampons to mention the word vagina in an advertising campaign.

Wait, it gets sillier. After the agency was informed of this, they re-shot the ads with--they thought--the less daring "down there." And that was rejected. (What next, the Monty Python term "naughty bits?")

I don't know why vaginas should be so unacceptable. Personally, I've long thought they were a particularly good part of the female body (I mean, apart from the fact that they're all icky and everything).

Yes, I'm willing to go out on a limb to say that.

For that matter, I don't understand why more people don't just have...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Here's another question...

...who do I know in South Orange, New Jersey?

Monday, March 22, 2010

This is both fun and funny...

Think Progress has a little reminder of all the conservative folks who asserted that "Obamacare" was dead. Favorites:

– Fred Barnes, Fox News commentator, January 20: “The health care bill, ObamaCare, is dead

Well, maybe he left himself an out.

... with not the slightest prospect of resurrection.”


– Robert A. Levy, chairman of the Cato Institute, January 26: “That’s why Obamacare is dead.”

Anybody remember when the Cato Institute was at least respectable? Yeah, me neither.

– Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Whip [and Britney Spears fan], March 19: “[T]here’s no way they can pass this bill.”

– Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Minority Leader, March 17: Health care reform will pass “over my dead body.”

I shall await Rep. Boehner's Hari kari ceremony with great interest.

And he's said to be a "media-savvy" Republican.

Well, if that doesn't say it all...

Republican Leader Actually Has to Tell Rank-and-File to “Behave Like Grownups

Sunday, March 21, 2010

This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen

And might I remind you, I lived through the Clinton/Lewinsky affair, John Kerry's run in 2004, and seasons six and seven of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

But on the level of "What, do you have a brain the size of a pea?"--this one takes the cake.

As you may have seen elsewhere, it is now believed that the Democrats will pass their health care bill.

In order to do so,

President Obama agreed to issue an order reaffirming a ban on using federal funds for abortion in the health care bill.

The thing is, as no one but no one inside the corridors of power have been willing to say...there's nothing in the bill about using federal funds for abortion. Nothing. Nada. Absolutely zip.

In fact, what there is already, is explicit language saying no federal funds shall be used for abortions.

So: In order to make this "victory," President Obama had to play pretend like a child, because poor lil' Bart Stupak stamped his foot and said he wouldn't come play ball unless they played it his way. Even though his way had absolutely nothing to do with the game being played.

(To extend that metaphor, it's like the president--and most of the country--were suited up to play basketball, when Bart Stupak ran onto the floor in a football uniform.

And instead of pointing and laughing, the president said "Ok, let's play basketball by football rules, to keep Stupak from feeling bad about himself.")