Saturday, December 09, 2000blah blah blah
i guess the political landscape has just gotten more interesting again. if the florida state supreme court didnt allow for the votes to be handcounted it was pretty much a done deal. the florida supreme court may have and still might overturn the lower courts rulings on the tampered with absentee ballots from seminole and martin counties but that seems unlikely. but now bush is back in trouble in the courts and soon possibly in the court of public opinion because should the recounts put gore back in the lead every avenue to deny gore the presidency will be seen as an effort to thwart the desire of the american people. bushes last best hope is that the federal supreme court will rule that the florida supreme court was overstepping its bounds with its latest ruling and rule the move to recount was contrary to florida law or in some way conflicted with federal law. i have no idea what they will rule but id expect a split decision either way. but if the supremes present a ruling thats favorable to gore and the vote count in florida turns in his favor then attempts by the florida legislature and the us house of representatives to usurp electoral power from the people will severly delegitimzed bush should he be shoved into the oval office and would likely lead to major shifts in the coming congressional elections in favor of the demos. thats why the dems in congress can afford to support (however tepidly) gores continued legal manueverings. as its been said, they would almost prefer that he would lose in the end, so they are the ones called upon to negotiate a compromise in congress and to position themselves for the future. if gore somehow slithers in then the moderate repubs in congress will be the swing voters and the midterm elections might tilt there was as well.
looks like we made it
so im humming "im ready to take a chance again. ready to put my love on the line for you. youre living with nothing to show for it. you get what you get when you go for it..." and whats the first show listed this morning as i scan the tv guide....foul play. chevy, we hardly knew ye. midi magic..
Friday, December 08, 2000wop doo
pbs is into its holiday whoring for dollars season. this year theyve decided to forego any real attempts at programming or hiding their infomercial shamelessness and repeat this stupid doowop show over and over with its shlock salesman hawkin' the vhs tapes as if they were bottles of patent medicine. gee, i cant wait for the ballroom dancing recast. wont they ever make that into an olympic sport?
couldnt be shearer
between you and meme
"WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. –– A laser designed to protect northern Israel from rocket attack is not ready for action and will undergo further development in New Mexico, U.S. military officials said. The Tactical High Energy Laser, or THEL, is being tested for use in Israel for protection against Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon. Despite successful tests against Russian-made Katyusha rockets earlier this year, there is concern THEL is not ready for action. "It is very fragile," Lt. John Costello, head of the Army's Space and Missile Defense Command, said Wednesday. "It wasn't ready yet, and we recognized that." Costello said U.S. and Israeli militaries were interested in developing a smaller, mobile version of THEL. "
wake up call
will the girl in my dreams in the black suv please email me. i miss you already. now, whered you say you were from?
Thursday, December 07, 2000CIAide
Wednesday, December 06, 2000what do we want?
"At bottom, this has been a struggle of “rules” vs. “fairness,” pitting those who demand a strict and regular adherence to pre-established procedures against those who claim there are values and interests that transcend mere formal obligations.
Most Republicans and conservatives have argued that the only way to ensure legitimacy in this election is to stick to the pre-established rules, while Democrats and liberals say the only fair thing to do is make sure every single citizen’s vote has been scrupulously counted, regardless of what the rules might say, in order to vindicate the overarching moral principles of democratic self-government.
Here’s where it gets interesting: Why does this dispute also break along racial lines?"
bad news bares
a little late, buddy
whats clinton up to with the pronouncement in rolling stone? is he just spinning his audience or speaking from his convictions? never can tell with the slick one.
"President Clinton, in an interview to be published today in Rolling Stone, says the Republicans outmaneuvered him into a flawed policy on gays in the military, calls some current antidrug policies unfair and confesses a sneaking empathy for a disgraced predecessor, Richard M. Nixon."
i feel box din
the greatest tv cliche of alltime -- a man, a woman and a broken elevator.
martha stewart and snls ana gasteyer playing martha stewart are in identical outfits on a martha stewart xmas special. we are truly through the looking glass when presidential candidates and tv personalities cavort with their ironic dopplegangers. what a coincidence, a martha stewart kmart commercial during a martha stewart xmas special. why not dispense with the ads and just use product endorsements on the show?
i had forgotten that i bought a new universal remote today. my last one has been causing me fits for weeks but i never remember/lazy to get one. but while i was in the rite aid awaiting my salve for sore gums, i noticed a cheap one there. my new mantra "couldnt be worse than i already had" took sway and in the useless pile it went. a packet of needles and one spool of blue thread dr scholls foot odor powder two contact lens cases and ultra shred resistant mint wax floss. now im wondering if i shouldnt have gone for that high tech flossing unit. it ran a piece of floss across what is essentially a wishbone, and as you used the floss you could pull more floss out from within and discard the used floss. seemed more gadgety than useful. maybe i just prefer to see the blood swelling up in my fingertips from where the floss burrows into my skin. i had a point somewhere. oh yeah. so im programming the new remote. not a very good feel to it but at least it works. and then out of the corner of my eye for a blink of time i see wiley from clinton st. walking down the aisle as if excepting an award at new york magazines award show on nbc thurs at 7. i might not have picked it up except when is blip was shown they were in the process of enumerating the awards and he and the word food coincided so it all made sense. its even stranger to me than it sounds because i wasnt watching the tv and had no intention to, i was just programming the remote, but his brief image somehow caught my attention. the fancy (not pork)chops got him on tv. gives him that edgy look that tv loves. look how strange and exotic people are in tv land. he has sideburns!!
just reading the directive on my "oral rinse". may cause some tooth discoloration, or increases tartar formation, particularly in areas where stain and tartar usually form....may cause permanent discoloration of front tooth fillings...oral rinse may taste bitter and effect how food and beverages taste...do not rinse with water.
Episode #2 -- The Busy Signal
when we last left our mildly mannered retorter, he was on his way to pick up mouthwash at the local pharmacy. it being in chinatown, he was roundly ignored by the old chinese women as he stood impatiently in line for his turn to present his prescription. apparently it is the custom in china that if you dont make eye contact with whomever is waiting before you that it is okay to cut to the front of the line. this rule also applies to bullies in school cafeterias all across the globe but ancient asians have shown a proclivity for such behavior, i have noticed. im not sure what the correlation is, my resident statistician is unavailable as he is down in florida weighing in on the pending legal circus we call democracy. hes been hired to estimate how many lawyers it would take to screw a country. apparently its fewer than youd think.
our intrepid hero considered his options. he could confront her for her unjust behavior but she was many years his senior and he felt he ought to treat her with the respect that age warrants. however, he could barely consume his raging id which wanted to propell him with brute force upon her person and explain the vagaries of the rule of law with his bare knuckles. instead, he took flight without uttering a word and without his precious gum pleasing bounty. so let that be a lesson to you, if you are as impatient as our short tempered friend, stay the fuck out of chinatown unless you are properly premedicated.
but that was just a set up for todays fun with phone troubles. fink dont need to order no stinkin' dsl to have troubles with the phone company, all he needs is a pesky neighbor that keeps screwing with his box. yes, thats right, my favorite neighbors have done it again. you remember them. they have the dogs that treat my roof like a giant litter box. and they also posited the theory when last they snipped my phone lines, that some inscrutable asians had scurried onto their roof in an attempt to steal long distance access via our phone box. well, this time the lumbering phone repairman found the line severed as a result of a pile of lumber or a cord of wood for the fire. and still they made no claims to the disturbance although they asked him if it were possible to move the box. not a chance, he said. poor little kittens have to deal with it. i wonder if it happens again if they suddenly find out theyre having trouble with their cable service. seems like that box is on my roof and its really getting in my way. i like to practice my axe throwing routine against that wall that the box is on but sometimes my aim just isnt that good.
all this anger, with soccer season over theres just no place to vent my considerable talents.
better late than neverland
i think ive found the perfect job for me....thinking up names for chewed up baseballs. thats right, i spent 1/2 of an hour studying baseballs chewed up by my friends dog, tillamook cheddar, searching for just the right words that transforms a chewtoy into a work of art. tilly is having a show on grand st tomorrow night and the balls represent some of her 3-dimensional pieces while her scratch art is hung on the walls. whats even more ridiculous is that the show has a full page ad in this months artforum. whoever owns the space had some free ad credits there so they blew $5000 worth on the dogs show. you cant buy that kind of publicity. oh wait, yes you can. i just read a story in the new yorker about a guy who goes to a dotcom on silicon alley and pretends to work for two weeks without anyone figuring out that he didnt actually work there. turns out thats not the only thing he pretended to do. apparently the story was partially fictional. what steams me the most is that the guy at 26 is the former headwriter for letterman. how can you be a former head anything at 26? whoever invented this item is a genius or an idiot. sony has come up with a little pocket device that you can press when you hear a song you like on the radio and if you plug it in to your computer it will tell you what the song is and offer it to you at a price, of course. wonder if that will work for all songs or just top 40 shits. catch the rockefeller experience on pbs a few weeks ago? something made me want to find out where there splendid estate was in nj. i guess theyve turned the house into a museum. i wonder how that all works? do they still own it or has it been given to the state as long as its preserved?
"While New York players and fans are excited, fan interest across the country is considerably less enthusiastic. Saturday's game, a taut, 12-inning thriller which the Yankees won 4-3, received a 1.4 Nielsen rating and a 7% audience share, ranking 173rd for the week, just behind The History Channel's "Hitler's Favorite Pants" and just ahead of ABC's "Norm"."
Tuesday, December 05, 2000
on your mark
Monday, December 04, 2000
i think ive found the perfect job for me....thinking up names for chewed up baseballs. thats right, i spent 1/2 of an hour studying baseballs chewed up by my friends dog, tillamook cheddar, searching for just the right words that transforms a chewtoy into a work of art. tilly is having a show on grand st tomorrow night and the balls represent some of her 3-dimensional pieces while her scratch art is hung on the walls. whats even more ridiculous is that the show has a full page ad in this months artforum. whoever owns the space had some free ad credits there so they blew $5000 worth on the dogs show. you cant buy that kind of publicity. oh wait, yes you can.
i just read a story in the new yorker about a guy who goes to a dotcom on silicon alley and pretends to work for two weeks without anyone figuring out that he didnt actually work there. turns out thats not the only thing he pretended to do. apparently the story was partially fictional. what steams me the most is that the guy at 26 is the former headwriter for letterman. how can you be a former head anything at 26?
whoever invented this item is a genius or an idiot. sony has come up with a little pocket device that you can press when you hear a song you like on the radio and if you plug it in to your computer it will tell you what the song is and offer it to you at a price, of course. wonder if that will work for all songs or just top 40 shits.
catch the rockefeller experience on pbs a few weeks ago? something made me want to find out where there splendid estate was in nj. i guess theyve turned the house into a museum. i wonder how that all works? do they still own it or has it been given to the state as long as its preserved?