Monday, January 30, 2006

When analytical thinking goes wrong...

Just thought I'd try and draw some attention to one of the stupidest posts I've seen in quite some time, the thread speaks for itself. I'm commenting there, so join the party.

"But the study also found that "Native" Americans have dry ear wax and body odor similar to Asians, proving they migrated here from Asia... So whom did THEY steal the land from? Somebody else, obviously. Yet, no "Dances With Wolves" and "Into the West" from Hollywood about that.

Yeah. Seriously.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Time to convene another ineffective panel on blogger ethics! (Or blothics...sorry)

I have major work to do, likely pulling an all nighter out of town, so no blogging tonight. Unless when I come back at some ungodly hour in the morning I manage to type something legible before I crash on the nearest available surface.

I did however want to mention something that has me a little worried about the condition of the other half of blog land or the blogosphere or whatever stupid thing it's called this week. It seems that one of the right wing sites I comment at frequently has gotten a new contributor that has seen fit to retroactively edit some comments I had left.

It wasn't anything substantive that was changed, just petty little changes to make me look stupid, if you look at the comments it's fairly obvious where the other "Author" has made his mark.

Little stuff, I know, but that's about the only thing I won't tolerate from bloggers, it's the height of dishonesty to misuse the small amount of power you are afforded as a blog writer.

Enough bitching, more than anything, I just want to go on record saying that as long as I maintain a site like this, I will allow comments from all commentators, of all ideologies, with any opinion, and I will not edit, alter, delete, or in any way modify any comments made to this blog save for deleting spam and the rare occurrence of someone requesting that I remove their own comment.

I will also not be banning anyone, for any reason except spamming.

There may not be anyone here, but goddamit, anyone that does come shouldn't have to worry about that sort of douchbaggery. I know my political views can be extreme to some people, but not so extreme that I'm unwilling to argue the merits of it or any other view like an intelligent human being. Anyway, off to work that isn't in front of a computer.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Game bloggin' (or Gloggin, OMGLOLWTFBBQ)

I've been distracted recently by this game: Emily Enough. Lots of people don’t game but anyone can play this one, It’s totally free, it’s point and click, and there aren’t really any time limits as far as I know, so it’s about the most leisurely game experience possible. Play this game. (Warning: Mature topics, blah, blah, blah)

I don’t know much (or anything, really) about the creator, but major respect for releasing a quality game for free to the masses. Incidentally, the site that hosts the file is a really amazing archive of free games, check it out if you’re a gamer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Those of you with children may want to avert their eyes…

Today we take a look into the seamy underbelly of internet comment threads. Little green footballs is quite the sight, quite the sight indeed. Nearly any thread you click on will reveal the madness of it’s members. No, seriously, try to find a thread without some sort of clearly offensive or inflammatory statement. It’s like a scavenger hunt, except the only prize is your own horror! Let’s take a look!

Here’s a nice recent one, Cindy Sheehan always gets the old bloodlust up.

(LGF Original comments in bold, just like those brave boys and girls, my comments in plain old white. And no, I can't jump.)

#1 McJenny50 1/22/2006 08:36PM PST

#2 McJenny50 1/22/2006 08:36PM PST
And nothing profound to say :(

And thus we have set the tone for the entire thread.


"It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens." ~
Well Cindy, go live in whole world...anywhere but America.
The good 'ole USA will be better off without you!

I see this recurring theme often, the whole "If yer don't agree, yer can get the HEEELLL OUT!" schtick, even to the extent of them setting up donation funds for "sending them home". I assume that's if you're not native to America, but for many on LGF, it's all good. Pretty sad worldview some people have.


#29 Cato the Elder 1/22/2006 08:55PM PST
Cindy Shithand, citizen of the world, c*nt without a co*ntry.

Hilariously, it only took 29 out of four hundred+ posts to reach this nadir. Looks like you've set the bar Cato the Elder, anyone else want to step up to the plate?

#34 Sarah D. 1/22/2006 09:00PM PST
She's probably still using Casey's insurance money.


Ooh, nice try but Cato is still on top, quick, say "Bitch in the ditch".

She's living off the death of her son.

Contemptible whore.

No wonder hubby's divorcing her.

This is thrilling, I think we have ourselves a tie! Oh no wait, that was Cato the Elder again. That guy must just have venom and bile shooting from his eye sockets 24/7.


Lets not talk about in excess of thirty million abortions since r.v.w. then, eh? How many generations of potential young people murdered does that make?
Your ilk supports some weird stuff that destroys any stupid argument that you can fabricate regarding our efforts to maintain your freedom to spew such "sputum".


That's right ladies and gents. There is No, repeat: no human misery and tradgedy that cannot be equated to the horror of abortion in the republican universe. World war 2? Hiroshima? The holocaust? AIDS in Africa? I've seen them all compared to abortion at one time or another. Yaknow, because a collection of developing cells = a living breathing, fully developed human being. It's the same thing people, like oral sex and anal sex.
#155 EIDE_Interface 1/23/2006 12:14AM PST
Aren't leftists disgusting hypocritical creatures? Here Cindy Shee-man goes feting a brutal Communist dictator for the sole reason he's Hispanic, ergo he must be better then Anglo-saxon Bush!


Okay, I think that one's gonna be the capper. I'm not saying this guy won, I'm just saying that's the last one I'm willing to subject myself to. You want more, hold your nose and go for it. I've got ya covered... and by covered I mean absentmindedly sipping beer and trying to forget all about this.