Monday, October 31, 2005

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

Theo Epstein, the GM who built the team that brought Boston its first World Championship in 86 years, abruptly quit today. The diehard Sox fans at the Sons Of Sam Horn message boards take this to be bigger news than Libby times Alito, and are weighing in on a thread called THEO IS GONE:

Say it ain't so.

Gut Punch!

You know they are going to spin it into some kind of BS story blaming Theo but I for one am not buying it for 1 second.

This is like Pedro leaving, Manny getting traded times ten on the same day.

Horrible disgrace. Shameful... Pathetic.... inexcusable

I'm vomitting.

This is the darkest day in team history since Ruth was sold.

I just think I am going to vomit right now....

I just threw up in my mouth...

My head hurts and I don't know what to think.

I don't buy the crap that Theo just wants to go work with underpriviledged kids.


[Via MetaChat]

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Illiterate? No Problem!

My most recent hunk of writing, Speaking To Me: Terms And Conditions, is now a Slate podcast! Click, download to your mp3 software & hear smooth pro reader Andy Bowers say my name, like, a million times!


[Slate Podcast Instructions; Slate Podcast Archive (mine's Oct. 27!)]

Friday, October 28, 2005

They're Bunnies.

Night of the Lepus (1972), the only monster movie about bunnies, is just one of the demented, uh, delights dished up in Rahner's Rotten Rentals, Seattle Times reporter Mark Rahner's Halloween movie roundup.

I know you've read a few of these lists, but this one has clips you can watch. And be honest: you've never heard of, let alone seen, Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975).

For a straight guy, Rahner puts an awful lot of effort into Halloween.

Tonight he and critic Robert Horton will host Halloween Chiller Theater In 3-D at Seattle's Science Fiction Museum, with special appearances by The Host & Dr. Z., live music by The Withholders, and the premiere of the short film, Rahner's Rotten Rentals.

Fucking bunnies. There's no escape.

From The Onion:

[Via Slog]

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rumor: Indictments Due Wednesday


Last chance to vote in our "Who Will Be Indicted?" sidebar poll! If you're in Seattle, come out Thursday to The Stranger's Indictment Night Party! Hell, I'm goin'!

HOLY SHIT: This has nothing to do with the party or the poll or anything, but the World Series pre-game ceremony is on, and they just showed Wynonna Judd waving AN AMERICAN FLAG STUDDED WITH SEQUINS!


Cheney's Secret Location: Endsville?

Dick Cheney Has Gone Off The Radar
Cheney Resignation Rumors Flying
McCain Approached To Replace Cheney?

Monday, October 24, 2005

Rosa Parks


Bullwinkle Season 3
Stuart (Firestorm) Moore writes:

More topical madness from the third-season DVD set of ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE:

This "Fractured Fairy Tale" is pretty odd even by the standards of the series...but it does involve ritual spanking of prisoners (hmm) and hundreds of people getting their fingers broken. Plus, uh, this:

Bullwinkle Season 3ii
Thanks, Stuart! Now quit screwing around with DVDs and bring back The Hyena!


Signs 'O' the Times

Millions of pop culture fans officially grow old today as Anne Rice 'Finds God' and Prince Needs A Hip Replacement!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

So anyway, my friend Hart Seely and photographer Li-Hua Lan are embedded in Iraq with the US Army's 10th Mountain Division for their paper, the Syracuse Post-Standard. Compared to these two, reporter Clark Kent is a risk-averse, work-dodging crap artist.

* * *
Rooting around the Post-Standard's, website, I find it's a better paper than I remembered. Look at how they present Seely's staff photo...

Seely to an ad for cosmetic surgery.

Seely's Doc

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I look like I fell off a turnip wagon. My shirt is salted with dried sweat, the stubble on my chin could take the paint off a house, and I’m trying to regale everybody with small-talk. We haven’t slept in two days. Hart Seely's Iraq Weblog


"If (ex-FEMA Director Michael) Brown had been a black man, we would have never heard the end of it from the critics of affirmative action." -- Charles Mudede, Slog

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Long Weekend At Undisclosed Location

Will report back Monday.

WW II Soldier Found Frozen In Ice! No, really! Pictures here!
[Via Metafilter]

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

If Rumors Hold, Late Surge Could Lift Cheney

Did I mention you can vote in the sidebar poll every day? Because democracy isn't just a head count; it's about which side wants it more!

They're Everywhere


Historic launch of the First Cross in Orbit
Around the Earth!

The cross will be over You personally! The Cross will be over every Nation on earth! Over Afghanistan! Saudi Arabia! Jerusalem! America!

News Flash, launch date set for Fall 2005!
The Cross In Space!

The cross itself must be quite impressive, right?

[Via OBJECTIVE: Ministries]

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Enough To Make The Pope Pro-Choice

In Diary Of An Unborn Child, singer Li'l Markie sings in an adorable cartoon fetus voice:

Why did you kill me, Mommy
When God made me special for you?
I really wanted to see you
And put my little arms around you.
Audio link here!

Lots more Li'l Markie at WFMU's Blog and 365 Days Project (scroll down to February 23)!

Religion In The News: Prisoner sues God

Neck And Neck

PollVote in the poll! It's over in the sidebar! To your right! No, UP! Under DEMOCRACY! See? There!

You Make Me Sick!

You complacent, self-satisfied "blog" readers; you willy-nilly through-clickers; you've already forgotten what week this is, didn't you? Didn't you?

Presidential Proclamation: National Character Counts Week!

Character Counts Merchandise!

Better Character Counts Merchandise! [If you click only one link, make it this one!]

Character Counts Week Activities: Link! Link! Link!

Happy National Character Counts Week!!!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Five Word Verification Strings To Watch For

1. ewbbcxe
2. vgyek
3. yozatym
4. svwxxszg
5. uyzpyko

If Fox News Had Been Around Throughout History
[Thanks to el duque]

We're #1!


Friday, October 14, 2005


The President has announced that next week is National Character Counts Week. He wants to remind us all that who we are inside is really, really important.
The Presidential Prayer Team For Kids!

It Takes A Thief

Christo, Wrapped New York Times, 1985
Life sure has felt pointless and confusing since the New York Times restricted their columnists to paying customers only. Oh, who shall save us?


President Bush has now announced his next nominee for the Supreme Court, and it’s a pretty exciting choice. So pray for Ms. Harriet Miers...
The Presidential Prayer Team For Kids!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

From "Hair Yee," an early Steve Ditko story available for download from Datajunkie.

Changing The Subject From "Super Anal Sex"

Send a Birthday Greeting to First Lady Laura Bush, courtesy of one of my favorite sites, The Presidential Prayer Team!

My Heartfelt Thanks...

I'm_Number_3_2 the BEST READERS IN THE WORLD for making SUPERFRANKENSTEIN the #3 site for "super anal sex!"

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Black Sabbath

"In case you're wondering who this funny old bloke is, I'm the one who comes on Radio 1 late at night and plays records made by sulky Belgian art students in basements dying of TB."

John Peel, the greatest disc jockey I ever heard (eternal thanks to Brian, who sent me tapes from England) died unexpectedly one year ago. The BBC is observing its first annual John Peel Day tomorrow. Associated broadcasts and live events are listed in this Metafilter post; we can all listen online.

Here's a page of listeners' Favorite Peel Quotes:

1975, after playing a track from Springsteen's first album: "Well, that was powerfully average."

Mid-80s, after playing some miserable sounding, droning indie-rock track: "Oh well, you can't be mad with glee all the time."
If you'd like to hear his voice -- a treat in itself -- here's an mp3 of one of his broadcasts minus the music. He was interviewing two comedians, but they might agree that Peel was the funniest person there.

John Peel's Wikipedia entry

John Peel Sessions at Amazon

A Long Way To Go For Beer

Disgraced comic book writer John Layman and his roommate are in Japan. So what, you ask? Well, John is posting the sights on his blog like it's his big chance. Layman buys beer from a vending machine. Layman buys food from a vending machine. Layman gets bitten by deer. Layman rides a train, wears a robe, looks at a pagoda. New gags & photos every day (so far, anyway). Go look.

Jesus Christ Poker Chips

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Vote or shut up!

Same Old Shame Old

Please bear with me* for one last dip in the 2005 Yankees Bath In Shame:

They've all got the collision on the front and Double Play-Rod on the back. A unanimous verdict.
I know many of you couldn't care less about any athlete who isn't wearing a mask and a cape. I was like you until I discovered the thrill of hazing jocks from a safe distance.


Fuckin' useless!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Crash And Burn

Formerly Perennial Champs, My Hapless Yankees Are Still Oh-For-The-Bush-Administration! Clearly, money doesn't win ballgames!

Merchant Of The Week

Wham! Bam! Thank you, Mammon!

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