Friday, April 21, 2006

Look Into My Eyes

Thursday, April 20, 2006


So I was at BBB the other day and I walked up behind one of younger employees in the break room. The person they were talking to (also youngish) said "don't turn around." I, of course, burst into "oh oh ooooohhh... der kommissar's in town oh oh ohh...!" because that's the kind of guy I am.

Blank looks.

Did I mention that these two were both in their late teens-early twenties?

It gets worse.

I then explain that it was a bit from a song called "Der Kommissar". Hadn't they ever heard of it? Came out in the early eighties? (1979, I just found out) The 21-year-old chirps at me, "Oh yeah, I listen to oldies!"



Wednesday, April 12, 2006

In some ways, Scarier

Christians are suing for the right not to tolerate others.

I'm sure there's a side of this we're not getting, but I'm finding it hard to not be utterly disgusted by this.

With her lawsuit, the 22-year-old student joins a growing campaign to force public schools, state colleges and private workplaces to eliminate policies protecting gays and lesbians from harassment. The religious right aims to overturn a broad range of common tolerance programs: diversity training that promotes acceptance of gays and lesbians, speech codes that ban harsh words against homosexuality, anti-discrimination policies that require college clubs to open their membership to all.
The Rev. Rick Scarborough, a leading evangelical, frames the movement as the civil rights struggle of the 21st century. "Christians," he said, "are going to have to take a stand for the right to be Christian."

Basically they're saying that their right to religious freedom means they have the right to
treat others like crap. Wow. I'm all for the right to free speech, until it turns into harassment. I'm pretty sure that what this 'Christian' wants is the latter, not the former.

Go read the article. So many things in there that disturb me. Feel free to discuss in the comments section, whether you agree with me or not.


My mom called me at 10:30 on Monday night, waking me up (hey, I go to sleep early - I get up at 5 AM) to let me know that my dad was in the hospital. Apparently when Mom came home from a doctor's appointment that morning she found my dad in the kitchen with a receipt, confused about what it was and what he was doing there.

Long story short, while we were afraid he'd had a stroke, what he had was "temporal global amnesia" - which can be the warning sign of a stroke. So he's on medication now to prevent a possible stroke in the future, but all is well. Or at least, that's what the doctors say.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Cat Photo Dump

Y'know, once I got these images to line up nicely. Once.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

01:02:03 04/05/06

It amazes me how much attention this is getting. At least three of the Yahoo groups I'm on have posted this, and Fox News last night had a story on the "unique" and "special" event that was going to happen twice today that we'll never see again in our lifetimes (some were saying it would never happen again). My issues with this:
  • Lots of people use different ways to record the time (for instance, the date/month/year standard used by many Europeans and some militaries). So May 4 will see some people 'celebrating' this, and some already have on February 3 of 2001.
  • It's going to happen twice in every time zone.
  • It's totally arbitrary and has no real significance!

moon phase