Friday, September 19, 2003

Open mouth, insert foot

From Gov. Gray Davis of California:
"My vision is to make the most diverse state on earth, and we have people from every planet on the earth in this state. We have the sons and daughters of every, of people from every planet, of every country on earth."

Uh... yeah. You may want to talk to George W. and Dan Quayle about recovering from that.

Here's your sign. ::sign says - "Life-time Politician On Board - CAUTION!" ::
Survivor: Pearl Islands update

Well, I'm a happy girl. Survivor is back on tv and it's gonna be GOOD! Drake actually bought supplies they needed - and stole from the other tribe to increase their bartering capacity (how funny is that!) when Morgan wasn't looking. However, in Survivor history, teams that start strong rarely win in the end. Pagong in S1 won the first few challenges and ended up inventing a new word: Pagonging where one tribe picks off the other in a row at the merge.

S2: Kucha kicked butt early on but Ogakor kicked them after gaining the upper hand at the merge.

S3: Boran lost 4 challenges in a row to come back and have 4 of its members in the Final 4.

S4: Does not follow this pattern but the cocky were shot down in a flame.. and all in that alliance paid for it when they broadcast their boot order. The tribe mix-up may have had something to do with it.

S5: Sook Jai did well early with youth, vigor, and strength but couldn't hold it together and ultimately not one in the final 5.

S6: Again, not quite this pattern. They alternated visits at Tribal Council pretty equally pre-merge.

S7: Drake is more organized and team-oriented. Will a melt-down by Rupert, aka Blackbeard, cause the team to collapse with him? Will golden boys Shawn and Burton have a power struggle?
Will Tribe Morgan pull it together under Andrew's leadership when they get rid of dead weight (Ryan S.)?

Nicole was the boot for breaking two of the Golden Rules: don't plot and scheme too early and don't backstab until you have to. She didn't need to - the rumblings were to boot Lilli. What does Nicole do? Suggest to vote someone that annoys her (and is in with at least 2 other people) out. Memo to future contestants: don't do that. And don't believe them... wear your survival gear under your clothes from now on.. and not short, strapless dresses with no panties.

Till Next Time!

The RIAA Prank: Do They Really Care About Kazaa, Grokster, and Napster? is hysterical...!

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Survivor: The Pearl Islands

It's 2:16 PM central time here.. and in less than 5 hours, I will be camped on my couch watching Survivor. Please don't call... I'm not going to answer...

::wanders away, mindlessly devoted to the coolest reality show on TV.. signed up to play all sorts of fantasy games::

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Survivor: The Pearl Islands

Oh-kay.. a little over 24 hours from now, I will be camped in front of my TV for the latest installment of Survivor. Here's the scoop from various sources:

TV commercial - they are dumped with only the clothes on their back (some aren't wearing anything under the clothes on their back!) and 100 coins to barter with at the local village for the things they need. - Loser's lodge isn't as comfortable as it was in the past because the losers got to compete for a slot to come back into the game. Talk about a shift! It completely changed the dynamics of BB3 (when Amy came back). Wow! I can't wait to see if this is true. Bravo.. And the rumor is that the person who won came back to finish in the Final 2.

Burton reminds me of someone I used to know in Texas. He likes Ayn Rand. I'm a libertarian and I don't like Ayn Rand. Burton is the hottest one there, in my opinion. Not as cute as Colby or Ethan but definately no slouch.

Anyway... Jon has "trouble maker" all over him. Rupert has the role of comedy relief.. a la Big Tom from Survivor Africa. Michelle is your sweet, girl-next-door Neleh/Liz type but no Pappy/Rodger.

Ohhhh... I'm so excited! Yay! Survivor is starting soon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

How do you sleep?

Sleep position gives an inside to what type of person you are. I sleep in my side in the "yearner" position. Go to the site to read about it.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Survivor: The Pearl Islands Update

OK, the show hasn't actually started yet but, I've been talking about it for 2 weeks to just about everyone in ear shot. I didn't realize exactly how Survivor deprived I was until this weekend when I saw VH1's The Insider thing on Survivor. So, be sure to check this blog on Friday mornings for my version of what happened the night before and what will probably (not) happen the next week.

I will post some early spoiler information throughout the week. Bravo Mark Burnett for some interesting twists - and one that is *really* good. It's juicy, I guarentee.

Big Brother, Fear Factor, and the rest stink. Survivor rules!
Swanky Panhandlers

OH MY! Panhandlers with Gap clothing and cell phones?! Protesting materialism?! Let's make them feel like other 20 year olds because they are disaffected by giving them coupons to McDonalds and Virgin records. PLEASE! Cry my a stinking river. You are just a bunch of lazy-bums who don't want to actually work for a living.

Can you hear me screaming over here??? Dumbest story of the year - by far. And the sad thing is: some of this is not from a government agency but from a private charity. Ugh.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003


As you may be aware, the Recording Industry Assoc of America (RIAA) has launced a series of lawsuits against people who download music. Who did they sue: a 12 year old girl! Her mom admitted she stole (good) and paid the RIAA $2000 (bad).

Read about her situation here: The Brianna Project

Boycott the RIAA here
Me! Yes! I'm a libertarian! And even ANOTHER reason why!

'Click it or ticket' laws are stupid. It is just a small step in the creation of the nanny state. The scariest phrase in the world is:

"Hi. I'm here from the government and I'm here to help you." If you ever hear that: run. Run as fast as you can. They are not hear to help you. They are there to make you dependant on the milk of federal money that comes from hard working tax payers.

Do you know that you work over 5 months of the year for local, state, and federal governments? That's much time you work to pay all of your taxes. And that's a good thing?
How rich are you?

See where you fall on this scale: Global Rich List

Of course it is another piece of propaganda to make you feel bad for having been blessed to live in America. Let's all throw away our modern conveniences to live in mud huts!

Yeah - right.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Home Alone?

Macaulay Culkin tries to grow up. He plays convicted murder Michael Alig in an upcoming movie "Party Killer." But, what I really want you to see is he and Seth Gree in drag. Macaulay doesn't look half bad. Seth on the other hand....

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Hurray for common sense!

Let's go celebrate with a quarter pounder with cheese. The
judge threw out the lawsuit that said McDonald's made people fat.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

"Plaid boxers... How very colonial Williamsburg..."

That was a quote from Carson on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He's the fashionista that has all the great lines and is just HYSTERICAL! If you haven't seen it, I suggest watching it even for a few minutes. First, this doesn't mean that you are agreeing to support all gay/lesbian legal challenges. I don't agree with same-sex marriage.. I doubt that will change. And it doesn't mean that you are going to hell in a handbasket. Now, if your convictions are such that you shouldn't watch it, then don't.

But there are some good tips about food, fashion, and home decorating mixed in there. And you will get to hear gems like this, particularly from Carson:
"Could you be any more Chandler Bing?" (I knew a guy once who said that I sounded like some woman from Friends who would whine the word "Chandler." Having NEVER watched the show, I had no idea what he was talking about.)
"Holy day care center Batman!"
"I'm going to need a smoothie so I can concentrate on this disaster"
"Don't use wire hangers... EVER!"
"You took away Xena and brought us a Baldwin!"
"Why does he not have his apron on? He's risking couture splatter."
"You look like a million dollars. Canadian dollars, but a million dollars."
"It takes a village, people!"
"Do you have bad credit, or just bad taste?"
"It's a man quiche"
"Please Lord, please make these window treatments go away."
"Dried parsley? Useless! Except maybe as confetti."
"Call me old fashion, but I prefer my separate shampoo and conditioner"
"He has a good start but he's working with deficient materials"
"Shaving... just water and ivory soap... on the face...on the face?"
"Minimalist? This is bleak"
"This room is just stupid."
"That's a very very very bad idea"
"We came here cause I thought it would be a good idea cause... you don't own anything"
"Look at me! I look like a domestic"
"We're the fab five, we're here to change your life"

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

More from Vox Day

Another of my favorite columnists. His column this week is about being a Christian and Libertarian at the same time.

I've received that question once or twice "Are your libertarian political leanings inconsistent with your Christian faith?" No, I don't think so. And Vox explains why.
More from Wendy McElroy

Christian feminism. Is there such a thing? I have often asked radical feminists the question "Why am I, a christian, a libertarian, and a feminist, not accepted?" I know the answer - because I refuse to accept PC feminist dogma. I just like to hear how they try to explain away their intellectual discrimination. "You can't be a feminist and anti-choice."
"But my faith requires a respect for all life. I don't think that my being pro-life would completely negate all my other feminists leaning such as equal - NOT MORE - opportunity under the law."
And blah, blah blah.. until I make them look silly. Heh.

Anyway. Wendy McElroy has an article up this week on on Christian feminism. She's right. Like me.