log (2008/01/18 to 2008/01/24)

So let's start with some incisive commentary on the United States Presidential Race.

You got your Rudi Giuliani:

"...September 11th..."

whose main qualification is that in the wake of the terrorist attacks he single-handedly appeared on TV alot.

He's too liberal on abortion rights and gay rights to be acceptable to many conservatives, and too much of an egomaniacal loony-tune to be acceptable to many liberals, and I kinda think he's not going to get many votes. But you never know.

Then, speaking of loony-tunes, you got your Mike Huckabee:

I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that's what we need to do, to amend the Constitution so it's in God standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family. (ref) (ref)

Fortunately he hasn't been getting a whole lot of votes either, hopefully because even folks who are extremely fond of their own Imaginary Friend In The Sky have realized that it might not be such a good idea to put Mike Huckabee's Imaginary Friend in charge of things; you can never be sure if them Imaginary Friends will all speak with the same voice after all.

Which brings one around to John McCain, who I admit I used to have a sort of a soft spot for, but who Reason magazine recently had a rather negative piece on suggesting that he's quite the Statist, and who seems these days to be pretty much a Bush 3.0.

Which in turn suggests that come November the American People may get to choose between four more years of Bush-like disasterness, and a President who is not a white male. Gad! Talk about push coming to shove, eh?

Perhaps not the best song to have stuck in your head at work o' The Day: Joan Jett an' the Blackhearts' "Do you wanna touch me (there)?". Or at least you probably don't want to start singing them lyrics out loud.

Random YouTube Hilarity o' the Day: The Wells Fargo Wagon. (This is why Big Media is dead, eh what?)

Five Short Video Game Industry Keynotes: pretty funny.

Something that's for some reason sitting in the to-be-weblogged folder as "a favorite": some old posting of mine about something. (Oh yeah, that is a pretty good one come to think of it.)

And finally, extremely gratifyin' evidence that not only do we still have readers, but we have really cool readers (note that we've always known you were really cool out there, but evidence of it is still gratifyin').

Thank you very much for the recommendation of the Roosevelt Island Tram.
I rode it last week at your suggestion and it was one of the highlights
of _my_ trip to New York!

This from Seth David Schoen, who is extremely cool and whose content you should consume aye ess aye pee.

Is such a nice feeling to have improved someone's day by this whole telling-stories thing. We should have like an international association of people who think good things about the ol' tram, and/or who like to tell stories.

Don't'cha think?