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Monthly Archives: March 2003

If The U.s. Attacks Iraq, Make Your Opposition Known!

So things are seeming pretty hopeless. We’ve raised our voices in protest, but at this point it’s just preaching to the choir. Those who are in power, legitimately or not, aren’t listening and/or don’t care. It’s official, fellow citizens, we’re living in a rogue nation (that goes for those of you “led” by the [...]

The Plot Sickens

What can I say about this madness, that The Onion hasn’t already summed up so succintly?
Bush Orders Iraq To Disarm Before Start Of WarWASHINGTON, DC—Maintaining his hardline stance against Saddam Hussein, President Bush ordered Iraq to fully dismantle its military before the U.S. begins its invasion next week. ‘U.S. intelligence confirms that, even [...]

Operator Error

I have a confession to make. I seem to have something of a kneejerk reaction…to blame Qwest. When any telecommunications-related problems arise in our household. Qwest does have a reputation for being evil. Or for providing extremely shoddy service, at least. So naturally when the DSL went wonky last night, we blamed Qwest. It [...]

This Is A Toaster With A Cowboy Hat On.

Everyone’s favorite hipmama, Ariel Gore, has written another book. Entitled “Atlas of the Human Heart“, it’s a part-novel, part-memoir recounting the wild ride through her teenage years. I just read a great interview with her, followed by an excerpt from the book. I was so excited I was ready to get the little man [...]

Riverdance The Night Away

Pet peeve #254 about J: he kicks in his sleep. He’s not thrashing around or anything, just kicking in short, controlled bursts. All night long. My theory? He’s dreaming that he’s clog dancing. Or more like he’s learning to clog dance. He pauses while the instructor shows him a few steps, then repeats them. [...]

Monkey Business

Reason #254 why I love J: he knows how to make me smile. Especially when I most need to. You see, J is well aware of what a crappy week I’ve been having. I’ve been working long days, since Sunday, trying to meet shifting and nebulous project deadlines. Every day has felt like an [...]

And The Weird Gets Weirder

Just had one helluva commute, thanks to last night’s slushy snowfall. The little man’s pre-school is on a fairly busy road. This morning it was slicker than I’ve ever seen it. I was already crawling along in cautious-driving mode when the unexpected happened. A car from the oncoming lane of traffic started to spin [...]

Another Rude Awakening

Once again someone in my household has been fiddling with my alarm clock. Not to the time setting, this time, but to the volume. Generally I have it set so low I only hear the click of the alarm about to go off…followed by some low-level fuzzy static that is MPR. Not so this [...]

Inky, Blinky, Pinky, And Clyde On A Bigger Screen

Hollywood is really running out of ideas. That’s been evident for some time…with the slew of remakes that have come out in recent years. And the scrambling for any sort of material that might sell…which has resulted in the desecration of some of my favorite comics. But really folks, “Pac Man“, the motion picture? “In [...]

Greetings From Hell

Some recent experiences got me thinking about Matt Groening’s pre-Simpsons work. Back in high school I read his Life in Hell comic every week in the City Pages. Which, at the time, was described as “the funniest, most sneakily radical strip in the country” by the Village Voice. I remember being amused by it. [...]