Tarry for the Nonce

February 28, 2004

Rivers of Beer

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 10:42 am

If only it were true.

(Courtesy of Jess Olson’s Live Journal.)


February 27, 2004

I Am Dark and Scary

Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 10:18 am

I took a quiz.

May barbarians invade your personal space!
“May barbarians invade your personal space!”

You are highly confrontational and possibly in a bad mood. You would have sworn in this quiz, if I had made it an option.

Then I took it again.

If you only knew the power of the dark side.
“You do not know the power of the Dark Side.”

There are two possibilities: you are a Star Wars geek, or you are unreasoningly scary.

The State of Chicago

Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 10:07 am

Ah, California.

(Found on the Live Journal of Mike Magin, Californian.)

On a Lighter Note

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 10:00 am

Bob Hope was the Best Oscar Host ever.

Old People Shall Rot

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 8:57 am

The whole Social Security situation ticks me off. Over the course of the last ten years, I have basically donated thousands and thousands of dollars of charity to an inefficient, bloated system (another waste product of a kissy-faced, feel-good Democratic administration.) Further, the fact that I funnel an additional one-third of my salary into 401(k)s and IRAs for myself means that I won’t ever see a penny of my duly owed Social Security upon retirement. I will be considered “too rich.” For those that didn’t save their money under the assumption that the government would tend to them in their old age, they still have to be supported. And now they have the remnants of my money (after the skimming from the red-tape bureaucracy) to support them in their old age. Am I the only one who sees a problem with this?

Yup. I will completely admit that the situation makes me far less inclined to feel sympathy for the elderly, the disabled, and the otherwise huddled masses. I have to actively fight the distinctly un-Christian attitude that says “Dude, I am already paying enough to support you. I have to save money for my retirement. You should have saved too.”

The moment I have the option to opt out of this system, I shall.

Good going, FDR. Way to kill the spirit of charity.

February 26, 2004

Strike One

Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 1:23 pm

As if the penguin bashing wasn’t enough . . .

(This disturbing message brought to my attention by Ryan Byer’s Live Journal.)

February 24, 2004


Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 11:41 am

Polar bears are turning green!

February 23, 2004

The Hypocrite

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 5:23 pm

A particularly good Best of the Web discusses John Kerry.

February 20, 2004

A Rose by Any Other Name

Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 5:21 pm

Would you go to any of these doctors?

Curiouser and Curiouser

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 10:01 am

I’m not sure what to make of William Hung and his newfound celebrity, but the guy’s got moxie.

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