Archive for June, 2007

In My Time – 1

I remember the first time I was shot out of a cannon. CLONE RED experiences same.

CLONE RED Before Cannon Shot

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Unusual Week

CLONE RED is at camp this week, so Mr. Fu is less one chatty, video game playing friend.  But it is cheaper for THE KAT and Mr. Fu to eat out now.  Also Mr. Fu shaved off the Fu Manchu portion of his moustache.  Mr. Fu looks a bit younger and now has a larger skin area from which to bleed when he shaves in the morning.  To Mr. Fu’s eye the reduction in moustache width gives him pause when he catches a glimpse in the mirror and thinks, “It’s a Hitler moustache!”  But it is not.

A goatee perhaps to offset the new look?  Well, Mr. Fu has done the Van Dyke thing to some applause.  And a soul spot is definitely out.  Some might claim that Mr. Fu’s heartless and cruel nature indicate he has no soul anyway.

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Ghost Rider, Huh?

Note that on the Ghost Rider page on Amazon:

Starring: Matt Long (II), Raquel Alessi

Huh?  Are not Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes on top billing?  Looks like Matt Long and Raquel Alessi play the younger versions of Cage and Mendes.  But Mendes also does not appear in the overview cast of the Ghost Rider page on IMDB.  Talk about getting dis’ed.  Though METAPHOR is right, there are actual actresses with clevage that could have been hired instead.

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Sam Elliot

Mr. Fu must comment on Sam ElliotMETAPHOR had a mini review of Ghostrider with a comment on the Sam Elliot part:

Sam Elliot gets on a horse and then his head catches fire and the horse catches fire and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” plays on the soundtrack. That’s the Western-movie equivalent of a Mob movie where DeNiro whacks Sinatra in the graveyard where Edward G. Robinson is buried.

Mr. Fu will see any movie in which Sam Elliot has a part, at least once.  But perhaps only once.  Ghostrider could be edited and cut out everything but the Sam Elliot parts, you would not miss much.  Sam Elliot has such presence on screen, he has become, for Mr. Fu at least, an actor in the magnitude and style of John Wayne.

He also reminds Mr. Fu of another actor, with whom he has co-starred, Tom Selleck.  Frankly Sam Elliot or Tom Selleck beat Chuck Norris in coolness any day.  If Fred Thompson really wants to win the White House, he could put Tom Selleck down as VP and Sam Elliot as Secretary of Defense.  He would get 95% of the popular vote.

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Why Is Admission Of Vice Considered A Virtue?

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
  – Francois de La Rochefoucauld – French author & moralist (1613 – 1680)

de La Rochefoucauld?  Whew!  That is a mouthful, or a typewriting handful.  Is that like the French equivalent of Biggus Dickus?

And what are the job qualifications for a moralist?  Does that job pay well?

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Hidden Knowledge, the Ultimate Conspiracy

Dennis Prager has a very good piece on why some people believe in hidden conspiracies.  Mr. Fu, being a Shadow Government onto himself, takes advantage of these tendencies.

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Conservatives to Tour Czech Republic Soon

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And Now We Know

The truth about compact fluorescent light bulbs via Frank J..  Frankly I am shocked to hear this.  But it must be true otherwise it would not be allowed to remain on the Internet.

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What Happens to Make the Pig Bleed Profusely

Dennis Miller on Harry Reid:

You are a vague, translucent living shade….

Damn, that’s commentary.  Watch The Whole Thing (WTWT) .

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Well Duh!

Studies say death penalty deters crime:

“Science does really draw a conclusion. It did. There is no question about it,” said Naci Mocan, an economics professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. “The conclusion is there is a deterrent effect.”

A 2003 study he co-authored, and a 2006 study that re-examined the data, found that each execution results in five fewer homicides, and commuting a death sentence means five more homicides. “The results are robust, they don’t really go away,” he said. “I oppose the death penalty. But my results show that the death penalty (deters) — what am I going to do, hide them?”

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The studies’ conclusions drew a philosophical response from a well-known liberal law professor, University of Chicago’s Cass Sunstein. A critic of the death penalty, in 2005 he co-authored a paper titled “Is capital punishment morally required?”

“If it’s the case that executing murderers prevents the execution of innocents by murderers, then the moral evaluation is not simple,” he told The Associated Press. “Abolitionists or others, like me, who are skeptical about the death penalty haven’t given adequate consideration to the possibility that innocent life is saved by the death penalty.”

Hmmm, kind of like global warming:

“Instead of people sitting down and saying ‘let’s see what the data shows,’ it’s people sitting down and saying ‘let’s show this is wrong,'” said Paul Rubin, an economist and co-author of an Emory University study. “Some scientists are out seeking the truth, and some of them have a position they would like to defend.”

Well, damn.  Like the old Wizard of Id cartoon points out, it’s not like Ted Bundy will ever kill again (the one where the murderer about to be hanged claims that the death penalty is not a deterrent to crime and the King says, “I’ll believe that when I see you again.”).  So it has had a definite deterrent effect on him.

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Wodehouse We Miss You

From Quote of the Day

If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
  – PG Wodehouse

Indeed, sir!

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Oh Sweet Hippie Jebus!

METAPHOR commented on this site:

Explore around: it just gets creepier and creepier. I’ve never seen a major corporation infantilize itself like this.

Mr. Fu fears that this is the product of hippie reproduction (UPDATE: whatever happened to the damage to reproductive capabilities that marijuana was supposed to produce?).  America has become so safe and so removed for the day to day struggle of life that certain people never contact the monster that lurks around the corner. 

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Bush Defends Missile Defense Shield

Mr. Fu guesses he will not be defending it from missiles (“You know, it seemed a bit daft me havin’ to guard him when he’s a guard”), but it is an interesting headline.  Mr. Fu did have an interesting picture in his head of El Presidente Bush with an AK-47 in hand shooting terrorists as they tried to overrun the missile field.  Funny, but not realistic given the real threats to which El Presidente is not responding.

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Noticias Del Presidente!

Consiga las noticias más últimas en El Presidente. ¡No El Presidente Mexican, sino El Presidente Mexican’t!

Estoy comenzando a pensar que los Demócratas pueden tener razón que Bush es un idiota. Incluso una ardilla oculta consigue una tuerca cada ahora y después.  ¿Es esto que un GOP nuevo exceda minted nuevamente a ciudadanos del sur de la frontera?

This Spanish interlude provided by your friendly local Babelfish!

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What We Really Said

Kind of like Bush 41, maybe the Democrats said “no new corruption.”  The Jefferson thing is just old corruption.  I wonder if he will lose his committee seat?

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Lecture From a Rock Star That Makes Sense

Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys has some interesting comments:

To state the obvious as if you are the only person that knows it is intellectually weak.

We could all use some more of this kind of celebrity thinking.  Because it is “thinking.”  Click the link to read the whole thing over at Wizbang Pop!

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Climate Change and Insubordination

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