September 3rd, 2004

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The rabfro

The rabfro!

I'm getting a little sick of the rabfro. I think by this time next week the rabfro may be gone. The rabfro!

I may do away with the rabfro in fits and starts and document it, like a performance art piece that no one will see. The rabfro!

What is it? Why did I do it? What did it hope to do that would leave its mark in the world? No one may ever know. But the real question is, how will it spend its last few desperate hours? If you were the rabfro and you knew you were going to die, what would you do? Smoke dope and look at spiders? Steal a car and run over people with it? Take a group of naked Chinese children hostage? Or just write a wistful poem about what might have been?

THE RABFRO!
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The whorin' never stops

I hate to keep tooting my own trumpet, but my piece on the Minutemen went up over at the High Hat today. I'm a bit proud of this piece and if nothing else, I'm glad I wrote it because the Minutemen, obviously, meant a lot to me and you won't get a chance to see me being sincere very often.

OKAY NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN ME HOW ABOUT CHRIST LEONARD YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE.
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TERMINATOR UNIT HAS FAULTY MEMORY CIRCUITS

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT REPUBLICAN ACTOR-TURNED-CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS THAT MAKES THEM INCAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING REALITY FROM MOVIES

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Austrian historians are ridiculing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for telling the Republican National Convention that he saw Soviet tanks in his homeland as a child and left a "Socialist" country when he moved away in 1968.

I RECALL IT CLEARLY, SITTING ON ZE PAWCH VIT MY SS GUARD PAPA

Recalling that the Soviets once occupied part of Austria in the aftermath of World War II, Schwarzenegger told the convention on Tuesday: "I saw tanks in the streets. I saw communism with my own eyes."

PUNY GIRLY-MAN EGGHEAD COURTS DEATH BY CHALLENGING GOVERNOR

No way, historians say, challenging Schwarzenegger's knowledge of postwar history. "It's a fact -- as a child he could not have seen a Soviet tank in Styria," the southeastern province where Schwarzenegger was born and raised, historian Stefan Karner told the Vienna newspaper Kurier.

YOUR STUPID FACTS ANGER ME, LITTLE MAN

Schwarzenegger, now a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born on July 30, 1947, when Styria and the neighboring province of Carinthia belonged to the British zone. At the time, postwar Austria was occupied by the four wartime allies, which also included the United States, the Soviet Union and France. The Soviets already had left Styria in July 1945, less than three months after the end of the war, Karner noted.

IF YOU'RE SO SMART, NITSCH, WHY AREN'T YOU A MOVIE STAR?

"Let me tell you this: As a boy, I lived for many years across the street from where the Russians were based in Vienna -- and honestly, I never saw a Russian tank there," retiree Franz Nitsch said Friday.

I REMEMBER IT LIKE IT WAS ONLY JEDENTAGS

In his convention address, Schwarzenegger also said: "As a kid, I saw the Socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left" in 1955 and Austria regained its independence.

ON THE OTHER HAND, HE WAS IN "PREDATOR"! SO SHUT UP

But Martin Polaschek, a law history scholar and vice rector of Graz University, told Kurier that Austria was governed by coalition governments, including the conservative People's Party and the Social Democratic Party. Between 1945 and 1970, all the nation's chancellors were conservatives -- not Socialists. What's more, when Schwarzenegger left in 1968, Austria was run by a conservative government headed by People's Party Chancellor Josef Klaus, a staunch Roman Catholic and a sharp critic of both the Socialists as well as the Communists ruling in countries across the Iron Curtain.