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Basement Project Casualties

July 27th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Hungry?…just take a leak on your food.

July 23rd, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Food scientists working for the US military have developed a dried food ration that troops can hydrate by adding the filthiest of muddy swamp water or even peeing on it.

My Beef With Big Media

July 22nd, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

…that’s the title of an article about the horrors of media consolidation. Not a big deal…until you realize that the author of said piece is Ted Turner.

This man is arguably the biggest media tycoon of all time, or at least was. I think Ted is pretty pissed that he built one of the largest media organizations around, then at the end of the day got bought by some dudes running a glorified dial-up service.

I’ll let you read the piece to see if what he says makes sense sense to you. But I would have to say I agree with the general theme of article: Media consolidation is creating an American monoculture. I’m not so worried about the fact that we hear the same news everywhere…it’s the news we don’t hear that disturbs me.
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Inmates escape…go on beer run.

July 21st, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

ROGERSVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The party’s over for four inmates accused of going on a beer run after the jail’s doors were accidentally left unlocked.

The men were charged Monday with escape and bringing alcohol into a jail.

The breakout occurred Thursday night after cellblock doors at the Hawkins County Jail were left unlocked and a faulty control panel failed to alert jailers, Sheriff Warren Rimer said.

Two of the inmates walked out through a fire exit, leaving the door propped open with a Bible, and made a hole in the exercise yard fence. They walked to a market, bought some beer and returned to the jail to share it with other prisoners. When the booze ran out, the other two inmates made another beer run to a different store.

Authorities believe the inmates bought more than two cases of beer in all.

“I guess they thought if they came back they wouldn’t be charged with escape,” Rimer said, “but they were wrong.”

The store visits did not raise alarm because the inmates were wearing street clothes borrowed from other prisoners. The crowded jail does not have enough orange jumpsuits to go around.

Indecision 2004

July 17th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

It seems like the election season is getting ramped up. I have this feeling that more people are taking this election a lot more seriously than past ones. There seems to be a lot more at stake this time. Both sides are moving further away from “the center” to try to counter-balance each other.

I’m not going to try to stump for one candidate or the other, but I am gonna say that it is basically your duty to get out and vote. Don’t try pulling the “I’m not very informed, so it would be pointless” kinda crap. Check out dubya’s and k-dogg’s sites for their positions on the big issues. Spend about 20 mins reading up on this stuff and I’m sure you’ll be just as informed (or more) than most of the electorate.

If you want to try to keep perspective, try a healthy dose of the following sources:

The Daily Show
The Onion
CNN
Fox News
Sean Hannity
NPR
Michael Moore

Each of the above sources definitely has their own slant on the issues, I guess it’s a matter of personal preference which ones are crazy.

Think this election is going to be one for the books? Lemme know about it.

James Brown Interview

July 7th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

I don’t think I’ve ever seen somebody so messed up during an interview. Gotta gives James props for this.