Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dark Clouds

The rains are rolling into Northern California today, and while it is nothing like the weather they are having back east, it will surely make for a number of accidents in the area.

Be safe folks, and enjoy the rain.

And in more blogging relevant news, a group of protestors showed their support for free speech by disrupting a speech by Daniel Pipes at UC Irvine. This lack of tolerance has become the norm among the activist community as of late, and something tells me they don’t see the irony in their anti-free speech actions in the least.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Pardon the Mess

My move to "New Blogger" has resulted in a few technical issues. Hopefully everything will be up as it was by this evening.

UPDATE: Uh, make that the end of this week...

On Being a "trailer trash Jesus-loving everyone-else-hating redneck bumpkin"

I got one hilarious message today concerning my piece on Counterpunch and anti-Israel propaganda. It goes as such:

“You conservatiste, neo-cons, right wing pro american flag bearing war mongers are either trailer trash jesus-loving everyone-else-hating redneck bumpkins or zionist jews.”

That’s right buddy, you got me pinned. Thank you for looking past the veil of liberalism that I have used to confound others and seeing me for who I really am: an evil Christian Jew that lives in a trailer and hates everyone. (Sarcasm off)

Commercials: Brainless or Significant?

Ah the Super Bowl. One of America’s favorite and overrated pastimes has ended, and the morning after, everyone wants to talk about the commercials (was there anything about the game that was really noteworthy?).

The New York Times Online took the “philosophical” approach to watching TV, and found that this year’s commercials were violent because “they reflected the toll of the Iraq War.” Ughhhhh… Via STUART ELLIOTT:
“No commercial that appeared last night during Super Bowl XLI directly addressed Iraq, unlike a patriotic spot for Budweiser beer that ran during the game two years ago. But the ongoing war seemed to linger just below the surface of many of this year’s commercials.

More than a dozen spots celebrated violence in an exaggerated, cartoon like vein that was intended to be humorous, but often came across as cruel or callous.”

Thank you New York Times! It’s sad enough that most Americans now need individuals to construe the news for them; we now need to have worthless commercials interpreted as well!

For the love: they are commercials! They are by definition stupid and worthless to anyone but the advertisers trying to get you to purchase what they are selling.