Sunday, March 30, 2008

Just a Thought...

Were Intelligent Design ever to gain acceptance as science, those craptastic Left Behind novels would then be Sci-Fi.


Friday, March 28, 2008

False Advertising

There is a marked lack of carousing, battle-happy warriors, and Valkyries in Valhalla, NY.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Blast You, Kansas State!

You besmirched my 'til-then perfect bracket.

I will also very shortly have similar feelings for Notre Dame.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's Fairly Simple, People

You get on the bus at the front, and you get off the bus at the back. Unless you need the ramp or need the bus to kneel in order to get off, leaving from the front causes a traffic jam as you keep the people who actually have a clue from getting on the bus.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Establish Justice", "Promote the General Welfare", and "Secure the Blessings of Liberty".

What are three phrases from the Preamble to the Constitution that the GOP would rather we all forgot, Alex? (via dday at Hullabaloo)

Why All The School Closings?

I was in Subway for lunch today and caught a laundry list of school closings due to weather. Maybe I'm still acclimated to Chicagoland weather, but I'm kinda confused as to why a bunch of school districts closed for the day. There wasn't even two inches of accumulation on the ground at the time, and all the arterial streets were being kept clear by plows and salt.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Yet Another Reason to Dislike Unofficial

I'm currently sitting up at 5:13AM waiting for a tow truck to come and remove someone from my parking spot. If you and umpteen-thousand of your closest friends are all going to descend upon Champaign-Urbana, a community known for its craptacular parking situation, for its annual Bacchanalia, I'd appreciate it if a lot more of you would take the train, bus, or other means besides a car to get here. There aren't enough parking spots to handle the crowd, so plan ahead: just because I'm out doing something that doesn't involve ethanol does not give you the right to take my parking spot. When your car ends up in the impound lot, you'll get no sympathy from my bleary-eyed self.

Note: Edited to correct early-morning grammar.

They Write About It as if It's News

So both the News-Gazette and the Daily Illini reported on the Chief student referendum as if it mattered, which it doesn't. At least the News-Gazette took a break from its breathless reporting to mention the 2004 referendum, which was just as non-binding as this most recent one. Both referenda were merely means to get a Students for Institutionalized Racism-associated person elected to a Student Trustee seat with a non-binding(!) vote.