April 27, 2006

Broadcast week ends

For travel-related reasons, the site will pretty much be silent for the rest of the week. See some of you in New York. Once more: 7:00 PM at Kim's Mediapolis on Broadway and 113th Street.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:48 AM

April 26, 2006

Fly, my winged monkeys, fly

Ann Coulter gets paid $24,000 to tell students to beat each other up.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:08 AM

Oh, right. That.

CNN was just babbling right now about how a good sign of consumer outrage at gas prices was by cutting to a "man on the street" at a DC Metro station to explain how commuter traffic has sharply increased in the last month.

Because, you know, it's not like tourists come to Washington when the weather gets warm or anything like that.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:32 AM

April 25, 2006

Rick James

Republican editorial in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

To win in 2006, GOP candidates will require a Republican Commitment to America, "RCA," encompassing limited government, free enterprise and individual responsibility, which are nothing more than the themes of the Republican Party Platform.

RCA must address the core issues we face, be acted upon immediately and at least include the following:

1. Commitment to the U.S. Constitution. If current or proposed federal laws, regulations or programs are not authorized by the plain language of the Constitution, they should be abandoned.

2. Commitment to fair taxation. Promote a constitutional amendment to abolish the odious 16th, which authorizes the present income tax.

So, step one is "commitment to the Constitution." Step two is abolishing the 16th Amendment.

Yeah, I remember rubbing my feet on his couch.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:42 AM

The circle is complete

CNN is reporting that Tony Snow will likely be accepting the position of White House Press Secretary sometime this week. What do you think the odds are the Fox News execs actually asked if that meant he couldn't still work for them or not?

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:42 AM

April 24, 2006

I'd fight Ghandi

The greatest President in the history of the United States of America. (via MeFi)

Lincoln stated that the duel would be held on an island in the river near the city of Alton, IL. Some historians believe that it was �Sunflower Island�, while others believe it was �Bloody Island�. Bloody Island had long been a popular dueling spot because it was in the middle of the river and was claimed by Missouri where dueling was still legal. Either island would have allowed them to escape any legal implications.

Lincoln stated that the weapons he wished to use would be �Cavalry Broadswords of the largest size�. He figured that he could easily disarm Shields using the swords, whereas pistols would most likely lead to one of their deaths, if not both. He also added that he wanted the duel to be carried out in a pit 10 feet wide by 12 feet deep with a large wooden plank dividing the square in which no man was allowed to step foot over.

Someone challenged Abraham Lincoln to a duel. His terms were broadswords. In a pit.

I repeat: greatest President ever.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:58 PM

Latest comic - "Pundits of the Northern Hemisphere"

Remember, folks- Attitude 3 event in New York City. See above. And of course, buy some crap.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:06 AM

April 23, 2006

Things that make you go hmmm

Shakes links to this week's article about "Some Republicans" who are suggesting Dick Cheney resign and be replaced with Condoleeza Rice. While it's almost as amusing as listening to all those Republicans who knew, just knew that Hillary Clinton was running in 2004, it's starting to raise an important question.

Rice has never- not ever, at any point, been elected to political office. In fact, the only election she possibly might have had to deal with was her stint as a college provost, which has nothing to do with any part of American government. She was appointed as National Security Adviser, and then appointed as Secretary of State. And for the last three years or so, "Some Republicans" have been claiming how beneficial to the White House and the election it would be if Bush appointed her to Vice-President.

So the question at hand, which I'm sure will never actually get an answer: if "Some Republicans" are so confident that the American people want Condoleeza Rice in an even higher position of power, why are they so adamant on not requiring her to actually win an election?

Posted by August J. Pollak at 6:57 PM


I was showering last night and it suddenly occured to me that when you have an innie, your bellybutton is probably the least-washed part of your entire body. I mean, there are parts of the body that unquestionably need to be washed frequently, especially because they cause the most smells. So there's no problem there.

But did you ever really consider how smelly your bellybutton can get if you don't wash it? I made special consideration last night and gave the ol' bellybutton a thorough washing. So, no more smelly bellybutton.

I have no idea if this happens to people with outies. I honestly don't want to know. Seriously, please don't start telling me about your bellybuttons. I'm sure you're just as aggravated I told you about mine, but what's done is done. Revenge should not be an option.

But seriously, wash your bellybuttons every now and then, folks. They deserve attention too, and you're in the shower washing the rest of you anyway.

Oh, also- my book's here.

Attitude 3
Attitude 3
Attitude 3

NBM sent over an advance pre-press copy for me to take a look at. I'm assuming that's pretty much what the actual final version will look like. I've been told it will be in stores as early as a month from now.

You can of course pre-order any time. Or, if you're going to be in New York City this Thursday at 7:00 PM, you can come get your hands on a copy, and get it signed by myself and several others from the book in at Kim's Mediapolis on Broadway and 113th Street. To answer a question a few people asked, yes, thanks to the generosity of NBM I will also be making my triumphant return to the MoCCA Art Festival in New York in June and sitting at their table.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:55 AM