Author Archives: Mark A.

I’ve Been Too Long It’s Good To Be Back

We’re back home now. Let the usual jackassery resume.

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Don’t expect a whole lot of bloggery from me until Sunday. We’re visting my parents and the internet here runs at a snail’s pace. And besides that, we’ve been having too much fun playing in the mud to sit in front of a boring ‘ole computer for very long.

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links for 2006-02-10 A Beer Dispensing PC Ooooooo! I want one! I want one! (jumping up and down with exuberance) Garfield sans dialogue “I don’t think I’m the only person to think this up, but I hypothesize that if you remove all the text of Garfield’s speech…that it become an oddly surrealist comic.” If I […]

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So A Muslim Cleric Walks Into A Bar…

Yesterday while running on the treadmill at the gym*, I watched a report on CNN about the riots which have ensued over the cartoon images of Muhammad. From what I understand the cartoonists knew they were setting themselves up for a backlash from the Muslim community because they were deliberately antagonizing them, but I’m pretty […]

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links for 2006-02-09 Stephen Colbert in Newsweek I’m not a fan of facts,” he intoned. “You see, facts can change, but my opinion will never change, no matter what the facts are.” ABC News: Woman Accused of Mailing Condom Explosives “They each contained a mixture of drain-cleaning detergent and gasoline, which could explode when combined.” […]

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Peek-A-Boo! I See You!

The New York City specific blog “Cityrag” recently published two photos they have categorized as “candid glances.” In them, celebrities are caught by photo togs glancing at other folks inappropriately. See Matthew Broderick leer lasciviously at Jessica Alba, and take a peep at Jessica Alba’s revulsion at a bodybuilder and his fanny pack. Those photos […]

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At The Movies

I realize my last post was rather long, and shockingly enough not even remotely funny, so I’m chasing it with this one. As I stated previously we saw “Capote” tonight, and after the movie ended I realized something fairly important about myself: I hate people. Not all people mind you, just the people in theaters […]

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Maniuplation of Narrative

In light of all the controversy over James Frey’s book I was reminded tonight of another author who embellished real-life events in a “nonfiction novel:” Truman Capote. We saw “Capote” tonight and I was completely blown away by the movie, and more specifically Hoffman’s performance as Capote, but sitting there in the theater I couldn’t […]

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links for 2006-02-08 “The Day the Saucers Came” by Neil Gaiman It’s a poem by Gaiman, just click on it already. Cartoon Debate – The case for mocking religion. By Christopher Hitchens Sometimes I hate Hitchens and sometimes I love’em. This is falls under the “love’em” category. Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship It’s a […]

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Helpful Advice From Hyperliterature

Have you ever said something rude to someone and in disbelief they replied with “what?” People usually do that to assure themselves that someone has just crossed the line of civility so they can respond in kind. Many people will back off and retreat from a “what,” by either mumbling a lame apology or changing […]

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