Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Sure looks like fun!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Phantom Time Hypothesis

When Dr. Hans-Ulrich Niemitz introduces his paper on the “phantom time hypothesis,” he kindly asks his readers to be patient, benevolent, and open to radically new ideas, because his claims are highly unconventional. This is because his paper is suggesting three difficult-to-believe propositions: 1) Hundreds of years ago, our calendar was polluted with 297 years which never occurred; 2) this is not the year 2005, but rather 1708; and 3) The purveyors of this hypothesis are not crackpots.

The Phantom Time Hypothesis suggests that the early Middle Ages (614-911 A.D.) never happened, but were added to the calendar long ago either by accident, by misinterpretation of documents, or by deliberate falsification by calendar conspirators. This would mean that all artifacts ascribed to those three centuries belong to other periods, and that all events thought to have occurred during that same period occurred at other times, or are outright fabrications. For instance, a man named Heribert Illig (pictured), one of the leading proponents of the theory, believes that Charlemagne was a fictional character. But what evidence is this outlandish theory based upon?


How could i not trust a face like that? He looks like he should be ploting the over-throw of the earth rather than publishing history theories.

Actually, doesn't he look like Dr. Trask? You comic geeks know who i'm talking about.

Am I the only person who doesn't give a shit about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Maybe it's just me, but it's soooooo boring!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Comics that didn't make it into my collection, but should have

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Never fuck with beta releases

i downloaded the latest beta release for Firefox 1.5, and all hell broke lose. i couldn't post on messageboards or use Stumbleupon. What's the point of the internet at that point? It took me 2 hours to get everything set back the way i like it.

Monday, November 21, 2005

The Story of Johnny Highwaycone

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Euphemism Generator

Friday, November 18, 2005


Anubis & you

Who Is Lying About Iraq?

Among the many distortions, misrepresentations, and outright falsifications that have emerged from the debate over Iraq, one in particular stands out above all others. This is the charge that George W. Bush misled us into an immoral and/or unnecessary war in Iraq by telling a series of lies that have now been definitively exposed.

What makes this charge so special is the amazing success it has enjoyed in getting itself established as a self-evident truth even though it has been refuted and discredited over and over again by evidence and argument alike. In this it resembles nothing so much as those animated cartoon characters who, after being flattened, blown up, or pushed over a cliff, always spring back to life with their bodies perfectly intact. Perhaps, like those cartoon characters, this allegation simply cannot be killed off, no matter what.

Nevertheless, I want to take one more shot at exposing it for the lie that it itself really is. Although doing so will require going over ground that I and many others have covered before, I hope that revisiting this well-trodden terrain may also serve to refresh memories that have grown dim, to clarify thoughts that have grown confused, and to revive outrage that has grown commensurately dulled.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Why are Golf Balls Dimpled?

Monday, November 14, 2005

funny in a harsh way

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Saturday, November 12, 2005

RUSH Band members seeking millions over New Year's scuffle

In the latest news regarding the on-going "New Years Eve Incident", the Naples Daily News is now reporting that Geddy Lee and Neil Peart may become plantiffs in the case.

"Members of the internationally known rock group Rush are seeking "tens of millions of dollars" in federal court from Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies and the Naples hotel where their lead guitarist was involved in a New Year's Eve scuffle.

In an amended complaint recently filed to a civil lawsuit, Alex Zivojinovich's fellow band members could now become plaintiffs in the case, and end up testifying locally in depositions or at trial.

Filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers, the amended complaint requests that singer Getty Lee Weinrib and drummer Neil Peart, as well as different Rush management companies, become new plaintiffs.

The lawsuit is seeking damages in excess of $75,000.


I hope this gets settled soon so they can get started on the 2006 album release.

Friday, November 11, 2005

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month

Thursday, November 10, 2005

NFL Looks to have team on LA by 2008

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (May 25, 2004) -- The National Football League would like to have a team back in Los Angeles by 2008, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said.

Tagliabue said league owners were pushing for a decision on a stadium site by next spring, giving the NFL the time it needs to return a franchise to the country's second largest television market by 2008.

"We're hopeful we can stick to a timeline that would have us make some decisions on a stadium project maybe a year from now in May of '05," he said.

The league, which has not had a team in the Los Angeles area since the Rams departed for St. Louis 10 years ago, has been working with groups representing sites at Carson, the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

"Everyone has been working at this," Tagliabue said. "At some point decisions need to be made."

League owners have made no decision about expanding to a 33rd team or moving a troubled franchise to Los Angeles when and if they come to an agreement on a stadium there.

Well I guess they've decided on where to put the Saints... They'd have to change the name though.

France enters into negotiations with rioters

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Jesus is calling, long distance too

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Army fuses woman with black helicopter

When I am overcome with the inexplicable midnight urge to make a sock monkey

Monday, November 07, 2005

Play that funky music, Whiteboy!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

More Violence in France

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Babylon, NY in 1909

Chaos in France

French Police Arrest 250 As Arson Grows

ACHERES, France - Youths armed with gasoline bombs fanned out from Paris' poor, troubled suburbs to shatter the tranquility of leafier towns, torching 900 vehicles, a nursery school and other targets Saturday in the worst wave of arson since the urban violence began more than a week ago.

Police deployed a helicopter and small teams of officers to chase down youths who sped from one attack to another in cars and on motorbikes. The new security tactics yielded more than 250 arrests during the ninth straight night of unrest.

The violence - originally concentrated in neighborhoods northeast of Paris with large immigrant populations - is forcing France to confront anger long-simmering in its suburbs, where many Africans and their French-born children live on society's margins, struggling with unemployment, poor housing, racial discrimination, crime and a lack of opportunity.

Triggered by an outburst of fury over the deaths of two teenagers, the unrest has taken on unprecedented scope and intensity. The violence hit far-flung corners of France on Saturday, from Rouen in Normandy to Bordeaux in the southwest to Strasbourg near the German border, but the Paris region has borne the brunt.


i love that the US media is totally ignoring this. We really are a self absorbed culture.

Friday, November 04, 2005

holy shit

Things you may not have know about Chuck Norris

Thursday, November 03, 2005

A man's game

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Oh Boramir!

Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta

Tuesday, November 01, 2005