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March 10th, 2007
09:06 am


Make It So!

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

I don't know whether to be pleased or disturbed.

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March 6th, 2007
08:04 pm


Go Figure
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 80% Conservative, 20% Liberal
Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

I never knew I had liberal ethics. :0

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March 3rd, 2007
10:00 pm


Notable Quotable
The author wasn't given, but I had to save his one for posterity.
(courtesy of "Dad Gummit" at newsbusters.org)

"Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Current Mood: amusedamused

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March 2nd, 2007
09:03 pm


Would you go to this church?
Imagine a new church is moving in and starts sending around flyers with the following:

We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These White Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Whites are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:
1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the White Community
3. Commitment to the White Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

What would be your opinion of this church? Do these sound like people to be respected or trusted?

Current Mood: confusedconfused

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March 1st, 2007
11:43 pm


Silly Babbit - Trysts Are For Keats!

, you're now logged in!

Below you'll find your test result. After, continue on to your
homescreen to discover what we're about.

True English Nerd

You scored 84 erudition!

Not only do you know your subjects from your objects and your definite
from your indefinite articles, but you've got quite a handle on the
literature and the history of the language as well. Huzzah, and well
done! The English snobs of Boston salute you.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on erudition

Link: The Are You Truly Erudite? Test written by okellelala on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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11:30 pm


Got Me Pegged

I'm a Mandarin!

You're an intellectual, and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try.

Talent: 36%
Lifer: 38%
Mandarin: 56%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

Thanks to panzerschrek for the link.

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10:34 pm


So, so sadly true
Your results:
You are Dr. Doom
Dr. Doom
Green Goblin
Mr. Freeze
Lex Luthor
The Joker
Dark Phoenix
Poison Ivy
Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

Click here to take the Super Villain Personality Test

Current Mood: amusedamused

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09:47 pm


Epithet Thursday - Episode I
OK, so by the time anyone sees this it will be almost Friday. Have I mentioned yet I tend to procrastinate?

Anyway, the game goes kind of like this. Each Thursday, more or less, a well-known person is named and readers are invited to suggest (or simply report) epithets which could be used for them. An 'epithet' is a defined nickname or title for someone which is closely associated with and sometimes used in place of their name. For example: in Homer Zeus is often called Cronides (meaning son of Cronos); many historical persons are known as 'the Great' or 'the Fat' or 'The Unready' or some other term; George Washington is called the 'Father of his Country' and Lincoln is 'the Great Emancipator.' Although not strictly correct, 'epithet' is also used to refer to ethnic or other labels usually understood to be insulting; stay away from these, unless it's deserved or really funny.

The rules, such as they are:
1) It has to indicate something about the person, and it has to be something which could be attached to or used in place of their name.
2) Simply altering the name doesn't count, although puns on the name are acceptable.
3) It doesn't have to be original - you can refer an epithet you saw somewhere else, but the source should be attributed.
4) Neutral or laudatory epithets are acceptable, but probably won't be as funny.

This week's victim: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton: A woman who needs no introduction, but demands one anyway. She is perhaps the most ambitious woman since Lucretia Borgia, but without as much fashion sense. Rumors are that she can emasculate elephants using nothing but the sound of her voice; she wants to be Commander in Chief, but would probably be more effectively deployed as a sonic weapons system. Hillary has said that if elected President she would stop the war in Iraq, presumably by threatening to talk to enemy leaders; given that prospect, I'd blow myself up too.

Sample epithets: Shrillary, Rowdy Rodham, the Hildebeest

OK, get to work!

Current Mood: deviousdevious

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09:19 pm


Speaking of profanity
According to
the word count of the famous 'Seven Dirty Words' on 'liberal' blogs exceeds that on 'conservative' blogs by about 18 to 1. Even allowing that this isn't based on rigorous study, the early impression is that there is a severe profanity gap. Assuming we can't get liberals to clean up their act, the only option is to stockpile additional profanity from conservative sources. Finally, an arms race the common man can contribute to!

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Slurp that, blogbots!

Current Mood: mischievousmischievous

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07:43 pm


Well, I said I would...
So, I promised to beat up on a conservative. Bear in mind this isn't going to a one-sided hatefest of profanity and vicious accusations - that's too easy. And that's part of the point. (For those not interested in such topics, I've covered most of this in cut tags so you can skip it easily.)

The ProblemCollapse )

So, today's victim is:
The Envelope, PleaseCollapse )

The Good, The Bad, and The UglyCollapse )

Example of Stupidity #1Collapse )

Example of Stupidity #2Collapse )

To Be Fair And BalancedCollapse )

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Well, that's it. I can do others by request, provided I'm in the mood, but this should be enough illustration that an overly absolute view of anything tends to be a little short-sighted. Good night all, and as always be good to your cats. (OK, the kids too.)

Current Mood: amusedamused

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