February 26th, 2007

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Weakender

I had a pretty good weekend; Friday I treated myself to a night of reading (finised the outstanding Monster of God and started on a Susan Straight novel) and Saturday I headed up to Austin for some Catan fun. The game was a bit slow (as scottvond and oilyrags would no doubt swear to on a stack of Satanic Bibles), as it often is when you're teaching new people the rules, but I still had a blast playing, as did thehighhat, probably because he kicked our asses. I also got to see my old Chicago pal Coleman, who stopped by on his way to a wedding, because that motherfucker would miss his own funeral for a game of Catan; it's nice to see he's doing well and I'm happy to know I'll be seeing him again. There was some kind of geekazoid SCA/Ren Faire convention going on in the back-patio area of the Dog & Duck, which was amusing in that sad sort of way you get when you encounter people even nerdier than yourself. I left early to get some freelancing done (I had my first-ever San Antonio restaurant review to finish, as well as an Oscar recap for a film blog who's inexplicably decided to give me some money), but I was able to enjoy the New York Timesw with Hayden, his lovely wife and rambunctious son before cruising back down to SA.

Unfortunately, I have picked up a cold from somewhere and now feel like reheated shit burritos with topping of crap sauce. But is that your problem? It is not.
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MONDAY

POLL
Poll #935489 MONDAY POLL MONDAY POLL MONDAY POLL

What was the most pointless war in American history?

The French and Indian War
1(2.1%)
The War of 1812
0(0.0%)
The Civil War
0(0.0%)
The Spanish-American War
3(6.2%)
World War I
4(8.3%)
The Korean War
3(6.2%)
The Vietnam War
6(12.5%)
Desert Storm
3(6.2%)
Iraq
24(50.0%)
other (see Comments)
4(8.3%)

Who is the greatest MC in history?

KRS-One
3(7.0%)
Del
1(2.3%)
Chuck D
10(23.3%)
Pharoahe Monch
0(0.0%)
Rakim
2(4.7%)
Run
3(7.0%)
Eminem
0(0.0%)
Nas
1(2.3%)
Jay-Z
1(2.3%)
Gift of Gab
2(4.7%)
Masta Killa
1(2.3%)
Joeski Love
0(0.0%)
MC Skat Kat
2(4.7%)
Gene Rayburn
11(25.6%)
other (see Comments)
6(14.0%)

Which of the following do you do on a regular basis?

rock
3(6.1%)
ROCK!
1(2.0%)
rawk
1(2.0%)
rock on
1(2.0%)
rock steady
2(4.1%)
rock & roll
1(2.0%)
rock 'n' roll
1(2.0%)
just roll, no rock
3(6.1%)
more rock, less talk
1(2.0%)
I don't do any of those things
7(14.3%)

Who was the hottest "NewsRadio" cast member?

Khandi Alexander
8(17.0%)
Phil Hartman
7(14.9%)
Vicki Lewis
2(4.3%)
Dave Foley
3(6.4%)
Stephen Root
2(4.3%)
Andy Dick
0(0.0%)
Maura Tierney
14(29.8%)
Joe Rogan
2(4.3%)
other (see Comments)
1(2.1%)
as usual, I have no idea what you're talking about
8(17.0%)

most like the Pierce/Thurman 2008 presidential campaign to address in the upcoming months?

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Sorin'

- No Ludic Log update today, but they'll resume tonight despite my hefty load of writing work. I figure that when I drop dead at 39 of a heart attack, it'll make me look better if I can blame it on stress and overwork instead of eating too many bacon Ultimate Cheeseburgers.

- There is, however, plenty of new stuff at Clown Central Station, including some fun with Dinesh D'Souza claiming that Abu Ghraib was the fault of American liberals with their dirty filthy sex.

- Also, I have nailed some pretty good freelance gigs in the last month or so, details of which are forthcoming. However, in the meantime, Marvel Comics' Civil War event has just wrapped up, and even if you don't care about comics, you might be interested to know that despite its high profile and alleged "relevance", it is the stupidest thing Marvel has done since Secret Wars II. I highly recommend mightygodking's Photoshop recaps, but if you'd like something less good, I have provided retroscripts of each of the seven issues of this lamentable heap of doody here, here, here, here, here, here and here.