Archive for January 9th, 2009

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PMLA Lists New Rules for Alternative Source Citings

January 9, 2009

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Bloggers, pay attention. (via)

-CLT

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Obama Polishes “Water Redistribution Plan;” Promises to “Walk on Same in First 100 Days”

January 9, 2009

Obama’s tax hike plan is nothing more than a shameless vote-grabbing ploy. Nothing new for a Democratic candidate. Pretending that the government can, or even should, “redistribute” wealth is toying with the ignorance of the average American voter.

The government has no business being in the redistribution business. They have already proven they can’t handle wealth. They’ve never had any of their own and they don’t play very nicely with the wealth of others. They broke the “unbreakable” deficit clock, for chrissakes.

They certainly can’t create their own. Every one of their projects operates at a larger and larger loss year after year. Drug war? Lost. Educational system? Overfunded and underperforming. Special interest groups? Well-funded at our expense.

It’s time for every politician who promises to redistribute wealth to put our money where their mouth is. They want to pretend it’s not some headline-grabbing, appeal-to-the-lowest-common-denominator punishment. Well, let’s try it this way.

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A.) You’re a Fucking Crook, B.) You’re a Fucking Asshole or C.) All of the Above

January 9, 2009
Photo by byunkyupark

Photo by byunkypark

Brutally wonderful transcript of a wiretapped conversation between Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and Obama’s new chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel.

EMANUEL: Shut the fuck up and listen to me for one second Rod. And I want you to listen carefully, because this is the last time I’m ever going to talk to you. You are fucking dead to me. You been fucking dead to Barack since ’06, now you’re dead to me. Know what that means? That means you’re dead to my people in Chicago, Daley on down, and all these friends you think you have aren’t gonna touch you with a ten foot fucking pole.
BLAGO: Oh now you’re the fucking Godfather? Fuck you.
EMANUEL: No fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.
BLAGO: Fuck you!

Full transcript available here. (via)

-CLT

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Would You Let This Man Remix Your Music?

January 9, 2009

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You should.

Unlike most white, suburban guys, I am not a hip hop/rap fan. However, dropping the acapella over some better music and freeing it from the 808-on-snooze beat schemes greatly improves nearly any track. Case in point:

http://hotbiscuits.wordpress.com/2008/02/20/diamonds/

I heartily recommend “Miami Vice Unit” (50 Cent meets Jan Hammer) and “The Margherita Hustle” (Rick Ross vs. ???).

If you enjoy watching your computer choke on unattended scripts and insanely large GIFs head over to myspace…

http://www.myspace.com/diamonds

-CLT

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EA Looking at WWII Exclusivity

January 9, 2009

Information filtering back from EA insiders as well as VFWs around the nation indicates that the company is hard at work securing rights to video game depictions of World War II. Anonymous ads with an 800 number asking callers to “tell their war story” in exchange for cash have begun to pop up at VFW halls, bingo halls, Elks Clubs and VA hospitals.

A veteran who called the 800 number was asked to describe his war experience in as much detail as possible. When finished, they asked for a followup interview and sent him a packet of information. Included in the packet were several non-disclosure agreements to cover friends and family, a non-compete clause and four tickets to Thursday’s Meat Raffle.

This veteran also was invited to Los Angeles for preliminary motion capture, which he said he will not be able to take advantage of due to a faulty hip and doctor’s orders not to move, captured or otherwise.

A spokeman for the company would not confirm these rumours, but reminded us that a new Medal of Honor would be out within the next six months, again taking place in “our last popular war.” The spokesman did, however, confirm modifications to German versions of the game which included Italian train timetables and the conversion of the controversial swastika into something more resembling “a happy, dancing man.”

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