Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
What a baffling and rarefied thing opera is. It takes a billion people and a billion dollars (yours, friend, whether you go or not) to put the stuff together and then there are empty seats.
I've never much liked the artificiality of the operatic voice (although the Cavaradossi was surprisingly warm and engaging) and growing up on cartoons made all sorts of orchestral effects take on the utility of a laugh-track, so whatever opera does to its devotees is lost on me.
Nevertheless, I am glad to have gone and glad that such complicated and weird enterprises are paying gigs for a lucky few. More power to you, snobs.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Of years of wind and weather overblown,
Like barren spaces ringed by trodden weed;
Thou, flattened mat! dost tease us for our age
As doth small children: Dried Pastures ho!
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt infest, in midst of other woe
Than ours, the next in line, to let them taste.
'Ugly is truth, truth ugly,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'
There's a joke here somewhere.Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:14 PM EDTBy Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo, the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went....
It says grace has priority over sin, and the exclusion of innocent babies from heaven does not seem to reflect Christ's special love for children...
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
1. I wish I was skating with Sakura.
2. I wish I was skating with Sakura.
3. I wish I was skating with Puffy Ami Yumi.
Also, a monkey's favourite instrument is an oo-cordion.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Posted by Righteous Bubba
April 13, 2007
"I'm glad you find me endlessly entertaining, but war isn't entertainment."
I say we pull out of Joe Klein as soon as possible.
Posted by NTodd
April 13, 2007
"I say we pull out of Joe Klein as soon as possible."
We must fight them in Joe's anus so they won't follow us here...
Thursday, April 12, 2007
I have said worse things and laughed at worse things - worse meaning both more offensive and more worthy of delivering apologies for - and I can hope it's an error. We boys tend to defend every fucking thing we do instead of just backing off them once in a while.
Now: how is my disapproval here different from the "fat" and "cunt" verbiage?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Q. What's a ghost's favourite character on Dora the Explorer?
A. BOOny. (Meaning Benny.)
I am always impressed with a successful pun from a four-year old, however the better answer is BOOts.
Monday, April 9, 2007
"I'm making sculpture!" she says.
"Girls don't do that," says mom.
I owe a lot to my mom, apart from thousands of dollars, but despite the fact that she clawed her way to the top of the pyramid by ignoring a bunch of crap about what men said she couldn't do, she doesn't seem too interested in questioning the assumptions that made her success a struggle.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
UPDATE: I should have put a link up so people could find these. Here.
I'm hostile to religion, so no endorsement is implied, but shit, I bought them so I'm a big hypocrite that nobody should take seriously. Or something. I did not, however, pay $16.95. I got 'em wholesale.
Also, if you get on Peter Popoff's mailing list you'll get amusing trinkets. His Miracle Spring Water is now in larger packets!!!
Pam types-pastes-vomits 2500 words in asserting a jihadi link to the Pet Food Crisis because some flakes were from Mississauga and so's the company in question and MUSLIMS HATE DOGS AND CATS!
Turns out Muslims can like kitties if they want (and really, lots like dogs too), a revelation which inspires Pam to INVESTIGATE THE
Said commenter quite gently shows up again and explains, mentioning that Mississauga is a long way from China in any case. Presumably the Mississauga jihadis were busy figuring out how to poison Sea Monkeys.
A very short thread, and one that you'd imagine would be embarrassing to someone who wasn't out of their fucking mind.
Thanks to Krankor who left the link at Sadly, No!, um, period.