September 1st, 2006

god bless the internet

Once again back is the inedible

Vote with your head, not with your Fred.

Poll #811843 The (Brief) Return of the Friday Poll

What do you think about NASA/space travel?

I think it is the last, best hope of mankind.
5(8.2%)
I think it is really neat, because I am a nerd.
27(44.3%)
I really don't think about it one way or 'tother.
4(6.6%)
I think it is interesting to people who are dumber than me.
0(0.0%)
I think it is a big toilet down wish we flush our hopes, dreams, time and money.
16(26.2%)
Beeyow! Whoosh! Zap zap!
3(4.9%)
Pthhhhhht.
1(1.6%)
STARBUCK IS A MAN, DAMMIT
0(0.0%)
They make those pens that can write upside down and that's good enough for me.
1(1.6%)
What else are we gonna do, let the Commies beat us?
4(6.6%)

Why aren't you watching "The Wire"?

Because I am a bad person.
10(16.4%)
Because I am stupid.
5(8.2%)
Because I am ignorant.
21(34.4%)
Because terrorists will kill my loved ones if I do.
12(19.7%)
I AM watching "The Wire"! So screw you and your family.
13(21.3%)

Which members of the Wu-Tang Clan would you like to have with you on a long road trip?

U-God
1(1.6%)
Inspectah Deck
0(0.0%)
RZA
3(4.9%)
GZA
1(1.6%)
Ol' Dirty Bastard
0(0.0%)
Method Man
0(0.0%)
Masta Killa
0(0.0%)
Ghostface Killah
1(1.6%)
Raekwon the Chef
2(3.3%)
Cappadonna
0(0.0%)
Zombie Ol' Dirty Bastard
2(3.3%)
Mathematics
0(0.0%)
MC Carlton Fisk
1(1.6%)
I don't know what you are talking about, with this horrible crazy rap music
10(16.4%)
Ha ha, wait, what? MC CARLTON FISK?
8(13.1%)

Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Bush. Favorite legacy?

Massive corruption
4(6.6%)
Corporate malfeasance
4(6.6%)
Union-busting
2(3.3%)
Three pointless wars
6(9.8%)
Inflation
0(0.0%)
Runaway debt and gargantuan deficits
5(8.2%)
Environmental mismanagement
3(4.9%)
The dismantling of the social safety net
14(23.0%)
Alienating the whole world
19(31.1%)
America feels good about itself again!
4(6.6%)

What's your favorite crazy Bible story?

blowhard

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Note to my amazing girlfriend ninafarina, who sometimes (and rightly) worries that I spend too much time on the computer: my arch-nemesis James Lileks is on vacation at a cabin up by the Boundary Waters. He has not only updated his (free) website twice, but has done a half-hour audio blog and also redesigned the site. While on vacation. With his family. At the Boundary Waters.

SCHMUCK.

Speaking of schmucks, I can't link to the whole thing since it's NYT premium content, but uberschmuck David Brooks, who actually makes a fat living writing on political and cultural trends in America, has just written a column in which he notes that getting a tattoo isn't really very rebellious, because a lot of people have them now. WHAT A STUNNER! Only about fifteen years behind the rest of the country comes D. Brooks with that dynamite observation. Next up from the keen eyes of this trend-hawk: 'punk rock' is actually sorta reactionary and conservative! Also, ad agencies are now using images of '60s rebellion to sell products!