Odds 'n' Ends

A hodge podge of writings by me that warranted a little more gravitas than a blog post.

Teabagger / Teabaggee

I have never been in much for political protesting, rallies and the like. About the closest I have ever come to partaking in a political march was two-mile "fun run" in Wildlife Prairie Park back when I was 13 or so. These days, however, I find myself sympathizing quite a bit with the Tea Party movement. Although it is mostly a conservative and libertarian movement, the basic theme of limited goverment and fiscal responsibility is a constant, and they seem to be committed to calling out big government politicians on both sides of the aisle.

It pains me when I hear my more liberal friends and family members go off on the movement. This ranges from the lefty catch-all of calling anyone who disagrees with them a fascist, to pointing out the one less-than-moron in the crowd of thousands who decided to draw a Hitler mustache on a xerox of the president, to spewing the ever-so-clever insult, "Teabaggers!"

The Ultimate In-Box Notification Noise

I have discovered the best sound to use for a new mail notification in your e-mail client. It's the object pick-up noise form Atari's Adventure for the 2600. I've attached the WAV file to this post so that you to can feel like you are grabbing the goblet next time you get a v!@gr@ ©ialis spam in your in-box!

Apple II: Running Your Favorite Software from the Past

I recently have been on a bit of an Apple II retro-computing kick. There was so much great software for the Apple 2 and I have many-a-fond memories of games like Karateka, Star Blazer and Ultima. In the early eighties my dad bought a Apple ][+ and this is where I learned the ins and outs of programming. In fact, I have posted a few of my better creations on this very web site (check out Dippy Golf and Malfunction).

Zardoz

While on Vacation several years ago, I had the pleasure of viewing the 1974 Sci-Fi epic, Zardoz. This film, John Boorman's follow up to Deliverance ranks amongst the most confused and misguided pieces of cinema I have ever witnessed. Read my review of this cinematic masterpiece.

Quote me if I'm Wrong: The English Language vs. My Dad

My father, like our recent commander in chief, has an uncanny knack for flubbing phrases and for saying things that are just plain bizarre. His co-workers quickly picked up on this and for more than twenty years they have been keeping track of all the crazy things he's muttered.

Cyber-Fight 2000!

If you use the ICQ messaging service than you are probably familiar with the junk messages that pop up every once and a while. They are usually of the "Come see naked people" variety, but this one was particularly good. I didn't reply, not out of fear for my life, but rather, out of fear of my email in-box being overstuffed with unwanted crap.

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