Friday, May 02, 2003


"You wanted to see me, your majesty?" said Luke.
"Our intelligence agency says that there is a spy in the Senate. I want you to find him" said Palpatine.
"Don’t worry your majesty, you can count on me!" said Luke, and walked off.
When Luke had left the building, he heard a voice behind him.
"Beware the Dark Side, Luke." He turned around and saw the ghost of Ben Kenobi. He was joined by the ghosts of Yoda, Anikin and Jar Jar Binks.

And on a personal note,

I've been noticing more noise upstairs than usual before 3pm (when our upstairs neighbor normally wake apparently). This is the neighbor whose door I pounded on at 1:30am to ask her to turn down her music (somewhat reluctantly; she was playing "Sea Change" and then followed it up with some Bowie -- was she working alphabetically?).

This is also the one whose friends appear to have tagged our hallways with graffiti. Regular weekend parties, loud music, and those boots - THOSE BOOTS - pounding in my head as I try to figure out what she's doing late at night. (Dancing. Going to the fridge for a beer. Just dropped the open beer. Running to the kitchen for a towel.)

And then Tree called to let me know that it looks like she's moving out. I think I'd be happier about the whole scenario if I didn't have any worries about paying the rent.

What do you suppose the newly unemployed Imperials paid their rents? Perhaps by performing in musicals?

young noise blasts through here

goodbye, nameless girl upstairs

Is your name "Camie"?

Why is Ollie grooming me?

I love Pancakes

If French Toast and pancakes went to war, which side would waffles take? Waffles are square, like French Toast; they have a crust, like French Toast. Yet pancakes are their brothers in batter.

Let's just hope it never comes to that.
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Bacon on the side
True Hot Buttered Perfection
Use the batter, Luke.
I'm rooting for the Pancakes.

Thursday, May 01, 2003

Pointless, but I'll bet they click when he walks.

President Bush lands in a U.S. Navy S-3B Viking on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, in this image from video, Thursday, May 1, 2003, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The S-3B Viking is dubbed Navy One because of its presidential passenger. (AP Photo/APTN)

3 wire capture
Pointless Itinerary
Ain't like dusting crops.
Guts or not, the best way to land on a carrier is from three feet off the pier carrying a six pack in your seabag

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

It's French, not pagan
But you knew that. Ben, why
didn't you tell me?

If you'll excuse me, I have to go march in the streets with my fellow Proletariats.

BTW, Ingrid's probably as tasty and good-smelling as a tauntaun.

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Animal Rights Leader Wants to Be Barbecued

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of a prominent U.S.-based animal rights group said she had drawn up a will directing that her flesh be barbecued and her skin used to make leather products in protest at man's ill-treatment of animals.

Ingrid Newkirk, 53, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), said on Thursday she had chosen to donate her body to her organization for use in a variety of startling proteststs.
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Cannibal Protest?
Way too much time on your hands.
Dumb as a tauntaun.
Can you imagine the lunacy once we all have transporters, replicators and no jobs?

True Story

I was talking with Mammer (Patricia's mother), adn she was talking about magic, trying to remember the name of an act. She actually said, "You know, the one with the brothers."

I laughed so hard I thought I might injure myself. I explained that Sigfried and Roy were not brothers, but rather very, very good friends.

Kiss your brother: bad.
But if you have a sister
kissing her is cool.

I'm torn between two Simpsons quotes: "We own you like Siegfried owns Roy." and "There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and The Star Wars Trilogy." Oh well, better list both.

I can't believe I'm quoting him...

If I didn't see it, I
wouldn't believe it

That is why I fail.

Fafner falls at 8, 10 and midnight (also at 4 and 6 on the weekends)

Siegfried, lovely mane
Roy e'er his Threepio,
Las Vegas loves you
"Ja. Tiger much happier living in casino. Look, we haff little party in dressing room . . . "

Beowulf and the Dragon

OK, the dragon article in the New York Times has one teeny-tiny little problem. Let's see if you can spot it!

Pliny's descriptions — treated as factual — persisted for centuries, turning up in 1608 in an English translation of a German naturalist's work. That just strengthened belief in subsequent legendary dragons, Beowulf's Grendel; Fafner, whose belly was slit by Siegfried; and the Midgard serpent that Thor struck with his hammer.

by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Grendel was a troll or some such. Beowulf battled the wyrm at the end of his illustrious career. Sheesh! Did he skip class that day? Read a book!

No! This one goes here.

Grendel is a dragon? Bah!

Never his mind on where he was...

Could this really be our schtick? Every news story gets a Star Wars haiku?

You start looking around the web, you're bound to come to strange results.

Looking for Beowulf links and came across this:

" Of course, from reading Beowulf by itself, one can never know for sure
what the many strange creatures were that are described therein. But some
of the accounts and descriptions are consistent with human and dragon
interactions as in hundreds of other ancient stories and accounts that
span the globe. And from Genesis 1, we know that dinosaurs and man lived
at the same time since they both were created on day six. Therefore,
scholars should take seriously the written accounts of man and
dinosaur-like creatures."

Given that Beowulf is a largely pagan text, why is Creation Reasearch, Science Education Foundation using it as supportng material?

don't try to frighten

with sad devotion to your

ancient religion

Serves me right -- I should have known something was wrong when they were positing that Grendel might have been a bipedal dinosaur.

More from Madonna

I do yoga and Pilates
and the room is full of hotties
so I'm checking out the bodies
and you know I'm satisfied.
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Alien Woman!
Your rhyme is worser than mine!
Return to Naboo!
"There was a time I had a mother, it was nice." WTF?!?! She's worth how much?!?!?

The story thus far...

Snippetts from links in Brians posts (in reverse order):

  • "... pendulous breasts, the size of Basset Hounds, that point straight to Hell."

  • "Great article in the Science section of the [New York Times] ... The only thing I don't like about the article is the whiff of progressivist modernist arrogance."

ennui as job ends

why are you not at your post,

Get out! Progressivist modernist arrogance in New York? Unheard of!

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Galactic Space Yeti, Hessian Tramp, and the Dutch Warlock

Mos Eisley Spaceport
Has never seen anything like
These strange new lifeforms.
This is why I stopped going to Starbucks

I never really liked D&D

"The head of a dragon sculptured in 1590 by Ulrich Vogelsang for the city of Klagenfurt, Austria, was modeled on a "dragon skull" found by quarrymen in 1335. It is now known to be that of an Ice Age woolly rhinoceros." [More . . . ]

Tattoine Dragon bones
Haunt collective memory
'Twas Wooly Rhino?
At least I wasn't as geeky as Jonah

As soon as we make money, we should buy team uniforms...

For me, the best is
black leather, boots, gloves, helmet
others in white shells

"At the time of his transformation, Vader never knew he was due to be the father of twins." -- We'll see.

Monday, April 28, 2003


Science shows: space grows

Vader, powerful was he

Rebels need a cause
If the Alderaan Leia knew wasn't destroyed, as it wasn't in the parallel galaxy, then the Rebellion might not have coalesced, which means that the Empire wouldn't have fallen, which it wouldn't have in the parallel. Whoa.

9/11 Was a Hoax

Alderaan is there
The Death Star is for Reseach
Filthy Rebel lies.
"Yeah, we got a permit for this Death Star - You got a warrant?"

Hmm. Difficult to do, it is

Madonna swearing

A greater fool than Tarkin

Must have thought that up
We will deal with your P2P friends soon enough.

Sage Advice

"Let the wookie win"
No waving. No golf. No arms.
Wish'd I let him win.
All posts this week will be in haiku format with at least one Star Wars reference

Sunday, April 27, 2003


Guess who's back, baby!

Also, some of the previsulization (sp?) is done and the "script" should be complete by now ....