Posted by pjsauter on December 31, 2006
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What with all of the marathons on today (including Ab Fab on BBC America, and of course the Twilight Zone on Sci Fi – though I wouldn’t mind if they threw in some Outer Limits, too), there’s really no point in paying attention to the Sunday Boobleheads. Let’s face it, you know it’s just gonna be all Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, and how our preznit singlehandedly tracked him down, pulled him out of his hole, and then personally pulled Saddam’s beating heart of his chest and ate it in front of him while he died. And, gee, this will make everything all OK now, if you just give it another six months, and another 40,000 troops. Honest.
Posted by pjsauter on December 30, 2006
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As we ring out the old year, and ring in the new, it’s always fun to look back and see who died. I certainly can’t do justice to death the way that Mort Mortenson can, so you may want to stop by thesnotgreensea.com and poke about through the archives there. And if you appreciate the great job he’s done over there (there would be no Sedition Radio without it), you may want to help him out with a donation to pay for his hosting costs.
Posted by pjsauter on December 29, 2006
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Another week, shot to hell. I wonder if we’ll have any more celebrity deaths for 2006, or if we’re about done? It’s starting to sound like Saddam won’t be seeing 2007 (if they didn’t off him overnight; I haven’t checked the news just yet). Maybe we should get a pool going.
Posted by pjsauter on December 28, 2006
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If you’re reading these words, it means I couldn’t come up with much of anything to say. So, I guess it’s up to you guys.
Posted by pjsauter on December 27, 2006
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It’s Wednesday, but it feels more like Tuesday. Not much else to say, except that there’s apparently a low-tech (and rather obvious) way to disable that always-on RFID chip in your shiny new passport: hit it with a hammer. Hey, what’s the worst that can happen? Well, besides 25 years in Federal prison, or having some customs agent up to his elbow in your ass doing a cavity search? Maybe I’ll just keep mine in my EZ Pass bag. One more chance to catch Maron tonight at Cobb’s in SF.
Posted by pjsauter on December 26, 2006
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Hey, I hope everybody had a nice day yesterday, whether you were one of the many people who had to work to keep things running, or you had the day off and were either celebrating with family, or just enjoying a long weekend. Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, which runs through January 1st, so here’s to a Joyous week, culminating, of course, in the Twilight Zone Marathon (when we play the “how many seconds will it take to identify the episode” game – anything over ten seconds, and you have to drink). If you’re heading back to work today (as my wife is), well, sucks to be you. At least it’s a short week, with another long weekend to look forward to. Except I think we’re stuck with a whole lot of AAR reruns. Fresh Malloy tonight, though (I think), and don’t forget that if you’re in the San Fran area, you can catch Marc tonight or tomorrow at Cobb’s. Have a good one.
Posted by pjsauter on December 25, 2006
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For those of you celebrating the holiday today, I hope Santa was good to you. I think his sleigh got stuck in the mud, here. No white Christmas in the ‘Cuse, but we’re finally supposed to get a little snow tomorrow, they say, which would give us a white Kwanzaa. Somewhat ironic, doncha think?
Posted by pjsauter on December 24, 2006
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Twas the day before Christmas, and what do we see? A buncha fuckin’ wingnuts, all over the teevee.
On Press the Meat, Timmy Potatohead tries to infuse us with some of that old-time religion, as he hosts Rick Warren, Pastor of the Saddleback Church (who is apparently a bit controversial with the rest of the Christo-fascist zombie brigade, having deigned to invite that heathen Barack Obama to speak at his church), and Newsweek editor, author of “American Gospel,” and smug self-righteous DC “insider,” John Meachem. Then it’ll be the ghost of Robert Frost, and a stirring combination of death and Christianity, as the United States Navy Band Brass Quartet favors us with a few holiday ditties.
Posted by pjsauter on December 23, 2006
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This has got to be the most un-holiday like weather I’ve ever seen here. Sure, we’ve had green Christmases before, but, damn, this rain is really annoying. At least it keeps the riff-raff away from the park. Only the real dog people go out in this crap. Unfortunately, the streets seem to be packed with cars. I suppose they’re out shopping or something. Yuck. I think I’ll just go back to bed, and wait for it all to be over. See ya.
Posted by pjsauter on December 22, 2006
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Well, today is the first day of winter, with winter solstice having arrived at 7:22 Eastern Time last night. The days can start getting longer again, now. And, it’s the end of another week. A pretty good week, too – at least for me. No blizzards, Marc Maron on the radio, almost like the old days, and school’s out, but it’s too early to worry about grades coming in. It’s kind of like when you buy a new car, but the payment book hasn’t arrived in the mail yet. Nothing against Sam Seder, of course, but it’s really too bad Marc can’t be on the radio every day again. I don’t know about y’all, but I seem to enjoy him being on in the morning again, more than his evening show (of course, I got to listen to him live this week, which was pretty much out of the question when he was on at night from the West Coast – and when they went to the taped version, it had kind of a “canned” feel to it. But it was still better than anything else on the radio, IMHO).