electric man

colbert vs. lawyer suing viacom

demetri martin's data

fishing in canada

A man called home to his wife and said,

"Honey I have been asked to go fishing up in Canada with my boss and several of his friends.

We'll be gone for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I've been wanting,

so could you please pack enough clothes for a week and set out my rod and fishing box?

We're leaving from the office and I will swing by the house to pick my things up.

Oh! Please pack my new blue silk pyjamas."

The wife thinks this sounds a bit fishy but being the good wife she is, did exactly what her husband asked.

The following weekend he came home, a little tired but otherwise looking good.

The wife welcomed him home and asked if he caught many fish?

He said, "Yes! Lots of Salmon, some Bluegill and a few Swordfish.

But why didn't you pack my new blue silk pyjamas like I asked you to do?"

The wife replied : "I did. They're in your fishing box... "

my high's

from tuesday, march 27 2007


bush family fortunes

for the bush family,

oil is thicker than blood

touching the future

simpson evolution

laughter is the best medicine

study links sense of humor to survival:

Adults who have a sense of humor outlive those who don't find life funny,
and the survival edge is particularly large for people with cancer,
says Sven Svebak of the medical school at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The greater a role humor played in their lives,
the greater their chances of surviving the seven years, Svebak says.
Adults who scored in the top one-quarter for humor appreciation
were 35% more likely to be alive than those in the bottom quarter, he says.

In a subgroup of 2,015 who had a cancer diagnosis at the start,
a great sense of humor cut someone's chances of death by about 70%
compared with adults with a poor sense of humor, Svebak says.

professional important news

bush knew

not surprising

his brother marvin

insured the WTC

for a ridiculous amount

six weeks in advance

and had a contract

to provide WTC security

that ended on 9.11.01

peace takes courage

richest year ever

last year was the richest year in history:

The number of billionaires around the world grew by 19 percent since last year, up to 946,
with a total net worth increasing by 35 percent to $3.5 trillion,
according to a report released by Forbes magazine.

That's trillion with a "T."

Says Forbes Chief Executive Steve Forbes:

“This is the richest year ever in human history.
Never in history has there been such a notable advance.”

Of course this historic advance is largely confined to those who were already mind-bogglingly rich to begin with.
For working people as a whole, there’s at best a holding action and at worst a retreat.

The CBPP explained that the enormous gains at the top of the income pyramid caused a rise of income as a whole.
But median income dropped between 2003 and 2004, and has not risen appreciably since then.

In short, while the rich get richer, the middle class is shrinking, as economist Paul Krugman has pointed out.

What does it all mean?
Even if Bush wasn’t in Brazil peddling alternative fuels for South America
while we pay higher and higher prices for fuel oil,
the economy looks a lot better from the top

new rules

New Rule

Liberals must stop saying President Bush hasn’t asked us to sacrifice for the war on terror.
On the contrary, he’s asked us to sacrifice something enormous:

our civil rights

This administration has read your phone records, credit card statements, mail, internet logs,
I can’t tell if they’re fighting a war on terror or producing the next season of Cheaters.
I mail myself a copy of the constitution every morning just on the hope they’ll open it and see what it says

So when it comes to sacrifice, don’t kid yourself, you have given up a lot:

You’ve given up faith in your government’s honesty,
the goodwill of people overseas,
and six-tenths of the bill of rights

Here’s what you’ve sacrificed:

-Search and seizure
-Trial by jury
-Cruel and unusual punishment

Here’s what you have left:


George Bush has never been too bright about understanding foreigners,
but he does know Americans.
He asked this generation to sacrifice the things he knew we would not miss:
our privacy and our morality

He let us keep the money
but he made a cynical bet that we wouldn't much care
if we became a big brother country
that has now tortured a lot of random people

And yet no one asks the tough questions
like is torture necessary?
who will watch the watchers?

In conclusion, after 911 President Bush told us
Osama bin Laden could run but he couldn't hide,
but then he ran and hid, so Bush went to plan B:
pissing on the constitution and torturing random people

Conservatives always say the great thing Reagan did
was make us feel good about America again.
Well, do you feel good about America now?

I'll give you my answer, and to get it out of me
you don't even have to hold my head underwater
and have a snarling guard dog rip my nuts off

No, I don't feel very good about that.
They say evil happens when good men do nothing,
well the Democrats prove it also happens when mediocre people do nothing

mind over matter

how stonehenge could have been built


We stand alone in this life.
No one lives our life for us.
Neither drug nor sorcery can remove us,
even for a moment, from our own life.
We can deny it, but it is useless:
We are here alone,
to engage every precious moment according to our wills

The precendents of the ancients may be helpful,
but in the end they are only references.
The thought of those who will follow after us
is likewise merely a consideration.
What matters is being, pure being.
Accept who you are.
Be who you are

If there are gods in the heavens, maybe they know the future.
As a human being, I can only say that the future is yet to be made.
Let us go forth and make it,
but let us make it as beautifully as we can.
The degree of elegance is determined by our will
and the perfection of our own personalities.
Therefore, do not sigh over misfortune or adversity.
Whether you are happy or sad is entirely up to you


watch bush "listen" while he pauses

most people don't "concentrate on listening" when they think

others are doing his work for him

all he has to do is repeat their carefully selected words in a folksy manner


“Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If you accept your limitations you go beyond them." ~Brendan Francis

is there a limit

to how happy

one can



don't know

so i'm wondering

how to test that out :)


Six fired U.S. attorneys testified on Capitol Hill yesterday
that they had separately been the target of complaints,
improper telephone calls and thinly veiled threats
from a high-ranking Justice Department official or members of Congress,
both before and after they were abruptly removed from their jobs.

when you become president

and put your lawyer in charge of justice,

don't be surprised that people get upset

go home gonzo, go home


Life is arched with changing skies
Rarely are they what they seem
Children we of smiles and sighs
Much we know, but more we dream

~William Forrest Winter

for all the conspiracy nuts


Compared to the massive movements of heaven and earth,
compared to the immensity of geologic time,
the greatest acts of humanity and their monuments are beneath significance.

We climb the highest mountains,
we dive to the depths of the sea,
we fling ourselves as close to the sun as we dare,
and we are not even on the scale of nature's measure.

In our egotism and our view of ourselves as the center of the universe,
we imagine that our lives have some meaning and importance
when placed beside the stars and mountains and rivers.

They do not.
We cannot hope to have any true meaning in the history of the universe.

But we can know it better,
we can be a better part of it.

maverick waves

the iraq effect

Our study yields one resounding finding:

The rate of fatal terrorist attacks around the world by jihadist groups, and the number of people killed in those attacks, increased dramatically after the invasion of Iraq.

Globally there was a 607 percent rise in the average yearly incidence of attacks (28.3 attacks per year before and 199.8 after) and a 237 percent rise in the fatality rate (from 501 to 1,689 deaths per year).

A large part of this rise occurred in Iraq, the scene of almost half the global total of jihadist terrorist attacks.

But even excluding Iraq and Afghanistan—the other current jihadist hot spot—there has been a 35 percent rise in the number of attacks, with a 12 percent rise in fatalities.