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Tuesday, June 27, 2006


These Senators deserve our scorn:

Baucus, MT
Dayton, MN
Feinstein, CA
Johnson, SD
Landrieu, LA
Lincoln, AR
Menendez, NJ
Nelson, FL
Nelson, NE
Reid, NV
Rockefeller, WV
Salazar, CO
Stabenow, MI

And every single Republican save Chafee.

-Ziggy Stardust  19:34 EST | |

Finger Lickin' Good 

Number 1 last meal request by death row inmates? KFC! The colonel can't commute your sentence, but he sure fries a good bird.

-Miguel Sanchez  12:59 EST | |

Miguel's Guide to Grooving On Summer Movies 

Summer, for some reason, is the time of movies. If you find you aren't enjoying the movies like you once did, here are some simple tips for summer movie enjoyment.

1. Go to movies no one else wants to see. This is pretty self explanatory. A good bonus of seeing movies outside the main stream is the numerous discussions you will avoid with people who see drivel.

2. Go at weird times of day. Nothing adds to the enjoyment of film like being able to shush children and old ladies at, say, a 10:30 am showing of "Prairie Home Companion". However, weirdos are likely to go at these times. Watch out for the guy with the sacks and the woman painting her toe nails.

3. Be a pretentious prick. No movie theater 3 way with the two chicks eyeing you ahead in line can match the warm inner glow of pretense. And, no one will call the police when you congratulate yourself elaborately for seeing a Robert Altman Film while those poor fools are going to see X3.

4. Blog about movies no one else wants to see. Want to here my thoughts on how, in many ways, the movie could be seen as an antithesis of "Nashville"? Do you even know what I am talking about? Ha ha ha ha! 2 years, why do you ask?

5. Don't get high. You can't get high and go see a movie in George Bush's America.

-Miguel Sanchez  12:33 EST | |

Summer is the Perfect Time for Black Dog 

Ah, the black dog. (If for some reason you think I am referring to the restaurant or whatever in Martha's Vineyard, please go here.)

No, the black dog of which I speak is the same merry canine that visited Winston Churchill. The dog weighs 1000 pounds. He's got dead eyes and bad breath. But he's special.

Unlike most dogs, this dog won't wake you in the morning. This dog will keep you in bed, standing firmly on your chest. This plucky pooch will have a seat and point out many useful things for you to regret. You'll never forget what you should have done when you got a black dog!

Walking in the park with your black dog can also be fun. He will keep other people away. When you walk by a couple, he will break the air with a howl. But, hey, he's just a dog, right?

If you're working too much, the black dog will help. He will snach work right out of your hand. You got too many meetings? The black dog will clear your day. Take some "you" time. Watch 6 hours of daytime TV. The black dog will remind you what the commercials imply about the expected viewing audience.

The black dog is a magical dog. He will show you the whirling, branching forks of what reality might have been, and exactly where you missed each one. Sometimes it's hard to write with all the barking.

The black dog sits in the sun and smells like garbage. Man's best friend, who couldn't love a black dog.

-Miguel Sanchez  12:12 EST | |

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Top Ten Most Played 

From the ipod:
1. Avalon, Sigur Ros
2. The House Song, Beta Band
3. To Be the One, Ryan Adams
4. Silver Chian, The Apples In Stereo
5. Jurass Finish First, Jurassic 5
6. The Slow Descent into Alcoholism, The New Pornographers
7. Hymm From a Village, James
8. It's Only Divine Right, The New Pornographers
9. The New Face of Zero and One, The New Pornographers
10. The Thrill is Gone, Aretha Franklin

Not much different from last time.

-Ziggy Stardust  18:00 EST | |

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

This is funny 

I heard about it here.

Google: "sasha queens sidekick" (without the quotes) to find the page.

-Daddy Brooklyn  00:28 EST | |

Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Ten Commandments 

Friday, June 02, 2006

Death Tax 

I read some interesting stats on the inheritance tax today.

-33% of americans believe that the tax applies to all estates.

-Last year, the tax only applied to about 12,600 estates, or 1/2 of 1% of the 2.4 million people who died.

-The tax actually only applies to individuals whose estate is valued at over $2 million. The rate is $4 million for couples.

-The cap on the tax is %46.

-There are only 13 family farms in the country large enough to qualify.

-Ben  17:05 EST | |

Thursday, June 01, 2006

have you heard about this? 

This group supports network neutrality, a concept I just found out about. Apparently there's a push to make the internet multi-tiered, allotting more bandwidth to those who pay a premium for their sites. This would obviously jeopardize small companies' ability to compete with the giants, which seems like one of the cool features of the internet. That being said, Google control and ranking already shifts the playing field. I don't even know how such a multi-tiering system would work practically. Does anyone know anything about this?

-Lucky  15:29 EST | |

About us:

This weblog is an ongoing, if periodic, effort by several friends to stay in touch, in reading material, and in ideas.

Lucky Luciano is a former Italian Stallion real estate hustler and Benedict Arnold CEO turned shady lawyer-to-be. He lives in Denver.

Ben is a Paramedic and would-be philantropist who lives in Denver. He knows everything about nothing.

Fuzzy Dunlop lives in Manhattan. He is more than capable of standing up to the stresses of a high crime urban environment.

Jess is a teacher. But have YOU given her an apple? No, you haven't. You should be ashamed of yourself. This crazy feminist currently rests her copy of Awakening in Jersey City.

Matt is a pariah, iconoclast, and professor of gambling living in Oakland.

Miguel Sanchez is not Lionel Hutz.

Daddy Brooklyn lives in Brooklyn. He hates Republicans, though he wouldn't mind being ensconced in the landed elite of New York City.

Paul just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette.

Ziggy Stardust has no past.

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