Conceived above a saloon, delivered into this world by a masked man identified by his heavily sedated mother as Captain Video, raised by a kindly West Virginian woman, a mild-mannered former reporter with modest delusions of grandeur and no tolerance of idiots and the intellectually dishonest.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009
Quote of the day
When William of Ockham stated his famous principle "Ockham's Razor" in his book Summa Logicae, he waited until chapter twelve to say it.
-The Covert Comic
Friday, February 20, 2009
"Some may never live, but the crazy never die."
With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market quotations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.
America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas.
Faster, faster, till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile.
Old elephants limp off to the hills to die; old Americans go out to the highway and drive themselves to death with huge cars.
Politics is the art of controlling your environment.
They don't hardly make 'em like him any more; but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway.
Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads.
The music business is a cruel and shallow trench, a large hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.
There's no such thing as paranoia. The truth is, your worst fears always come true.
The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic.
I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.
If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Last year's fun is today's crime. Even tying your shoes in an airport can get you locked up.
When the going gets tough, the weird turn pro.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun - for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt. (suicide note)
Hunter S. Thompson, July 18, 1937 - February 20, 2005
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Photo of the day
Nope. This is definitely not my water bowl.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Quote of the day
I'm an eternal optimist. That doesn't mean I'm a sap.
-President Barack Obama on bipartisanship.
Yeah, yeah, I know....
It's spam, but it's Presidential Spam
Nothing if not professional
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
One less thing about which to worry...
I'm more worried about the 2012 Presidential election... it has the potential to do far more damage.
Monday, February 16, 2009
In case you missed it...
Shortly after dawn this past Saturday (Valentine's Day), the Moon was in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligned with Mars in the sign of Aquarius...
Superb equine choreography and a kick-ass string arrangement. Ah, the 60s
Rant of the day
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Remembering cheerful Harvey...
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The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is now something other than email@example.com saga.
kgbreport.com used to be kgb.com until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up kgb.com and adopting kgbreport.com created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the kgb.com domain name in 1993, and had since that time used firstname.lastname@example.org as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that email@example.com was no longer firstname.lastname@example.org but rather email@example.com which is longer than firstname.lastname@example.org and more letters to type than email@example.com and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than firstname.lastname@example.org but actually just as functional as email@example.com? I sent e-mails from the firstname.lastname@example.org address to just about everybody I knew who had used email@example.com in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the firstname.lastname@example.org change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which email@example.com was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for firstname.lastname@example.org would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that email@example.com no longer is the firstname.lastname@example.org they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. email@example.com. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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