Archive for October, 2007

Fu Advice: Pay Attention Now

Down on the Corner:

If Giuliani wins the nomination with a minority of the primary vote, and goes on to lose the general election in part because conservative Christians don’t turn out for him, Republican strategists will pay attention to that. 

Conservatives in general went to bat for Bush twice, first willingly, and then because we had no other choice.  2006 demonstrated we are not exercising the “no other choice” option.  2008 will be the same if Rudy is the nominee.  If Rudy is the candidate for the GOP you better get used to the idea of President Clinton redux.  In spite of Sean Hannity’s shilling for the guy, the support is not there.


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Courtesy is Catching

Mr. Fu likes the insurance commercial where the lady holds back a guy and keeps him from stepping out into the street in front of a bus.  A man witnesses this event and subsequently helps another person, forming a chain of random acts of kindness that eventually cycle back around to be witnessed by the first lady in the chain.

Today’s first random act of kindness was performed by the driver of the silver Volkswagen Bug on Old Madison Pike at Slaughter Road who kindly let Mr. Fu into the flow of traffic.   Thank you, Mr. Fu will try to pass it onward.  You will see it again.

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The Tao of Words

As Steve Martin once said, “…some people have a way with words.  Other people, um, oh, uh, not have way, I guess.”

But METAPHOR has way, that’s why Mr. Fu misses the Screedblog, even though he agrees with METAPHOR that it is a chore writing about well entrenched topics of which others hold the incorrect view:

I don’t consume a lot of high-fructose corn syrup; no one in this house does. Why? Because I don’t buy it. I don’t buy many products that have it. Delta Corn Force doesn’t break into the house in the middle of the night and force everyone to consume corn syrup at gunpoint. Look: I’m opposed to farm subsidies. It’s pork. Corn-fed pork. But there’s something else at work here, and it’s the same old tut-tut gullet-nannies who can’t bear the fact that you can get a meal at McDonald’s for two bucks, and you like it. STOP LIKING WHAT YOU LIKE. People are choosing the wrong food, for some strange peculiar reason. We have to make them stop doing that.

METAPHOR, writing the words that Americans won’t, or can’t (or cant?).  Read the whole thing.

Later in that Bleat METAPHOR may be acknowledging the presence of his online stalker by referencing the original film “The Wicker Man” that he neglected to mention yesterday.  Was that so hard?  All a stalker wants is a little attention.  It’s not like anyone is asking for your immortal soul (look for the cymbal monkey, can’t link from here, grrrr)!

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New Toy

Mr. Fu has been playing with a new toy, Sketchup, a 3D drawing tool from Google.  The Google folks have done an excellent job putting this thing together.  You can accomplish a lot with a little.  It is fun to play with even if you have no serious application for it.  But you can Sketchup your house, texture it with some pictures, and stick it in Google Earth.

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That’s Weird – 20071029

Back to stalking METAPHOR, he watched The Wicker Man (2006).  Bee worshipping matriarchy indeed.   Mr. Fu was flipping channels, caught part of it, and was intrigued enough to look for it in the library.  Only he thought he saw “The Wicker Men” on the cable guide, and was disappointed he could only find The Wicker Man (1973) with Edward Woodward.  THE KAT insisted that Mr. Fu had it wrong, that it was “The Wicker Man” with Nicolas Cage, that we had a copy in the library, and she proceeded to produce it.

Sat down to watch the 1973 version, very interesting.  Ah, Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings kids)!  Ingrid Pitt (she was in Where Eagles Dare)!  A Hammer-fest!  Interesting ending, not a Hollywood Ending for sure.  Mr. Fu started to watch the making of bit, figuring he would bail early.  Nope, watched the whole thing, the movie they did not want you to see, or so it seemed.  Mr. Fu put it back in the only to discover – The Extended Version (from the vaults of Roger Corman and such).

Now we have to follow up with the 2006 version.  Hmmmm, hopefully it will be better than METAPHOR suggests.  Though Mr. Fu will not hold his breath.

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Handicap Parking Abuse

Just in case you spot someone that does not look like they are handicapped, there is a mechanicism to report potential handicapped parking space abuse.  Looks interesting.

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What a Real American Looks Like

Jules Crittenden summed up Gulf War II nicely:

That the Americans represent order and prosperity, and will leave when Iraq is on that path. That al-Qaeda represents chaos, death and violently enforced Sharia.

Mr. Fu thinks this forwarded e-mail he received is a perfect example:

This needs to make headline news…not some of the other junk that makes the news these days!!! Read the story below. This is why we are there!!!

John Gebhardt’s wife, Mindy, said that this little girl’s entire family was executed The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head…but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John’s hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America is trying to do.
This, my friends, is worth sharing with the WORLD! Go for it!!?You’ll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don’t, but the American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that what we’re doing over there is making a difference. Even if it
is just one little girl at a time.

Mr. Fu checked this out at Snopes. They have a good write up too, go read it.

Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt is a real man, and a real American.

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Spare the Mouse, Spoil the Human

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Quote of the Day — 20071024

It would normally be a “well duh” kind of statement, but it is just too spot on:

Reid is a witless opportunist.

Instead we respond: <snicker>

Talk about dodge, parry, thrust, spin!  Is it global warming or another man-made cause like living and working, or even arson? 

Another Instapundit link.  It is a bit easier stalking Glenn, he blogs a few more items and lives a lot closer to Mr. Fu than METAPHOR.  But do not think Mr. Fu has given up on stalking METAPHOR….

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Vlad and Abe

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U.S. Civil War?

About time we declared this thing, though Mark Stein is borrowing from Gibson’s label of “a cold civil war.”

Mr. Fu thinks that is as good a term as any.  Mr. Fu was discussing this very idea with his office mate yesterday.  Mr. Fu said, “And my side will win.”

Office mate asked, “Why will your side win?”

“Because we have all the firearms.  As Mao said, ‘All power derives from the barrell of a gun.'”

“You know Mao?”

“I make it a point to know all my totalitarian dictators.  ‘Know your enemy,’ that’s from another of Mao’s countrymen, Sun Tsu.”

And Sun Tsu knows a little bit more about war than you do….

Thanks Instapundit for the link.

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Fred Should Move to the Head

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Some People’s Hobbies

Like METAPHOR has this thing for typeface, fonts, you know, the whole written character thing.  He has a Bleat with it and a Buzz with it, and a link to a favorite.  It is interesting to see what fascinates others.  For Mr. Fu it is praying mantids and a whole slew of weirdness.  So when Mr. Fu calls METAPHOR a little weird, it’s all in love, man.  Mr. Fu likes Target too, as it has less of that bombed out Beirut feel to it than the Wal-Mart across the road.  Plus it is only two traffic lights away.

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See For Yourself

Commentary on Gore’s movie, overview, the 35 bad points, and some kind of rebuttal.

CO2 and water vapor, specific heat, do the math…..

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SNAPSHOT is Mr. Fu’s friend.  Cinnamon rolls, uhhhhhh.

UPDATE:  SNAPSHOT was sharing her secrets of the origin of these friend makers, The Pioneer Woman Cooks

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That Would Be Great Rock Band Name

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That Is Over

The proposal has been submitted, all is well.  Sleep.  Blissful sleep.

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Wheel Spinning

Mr. Fu has been working on a proposal submission.  Writer’s block and lots of re-wording of the same old thing.  Ugh, why are these activities not more fun?

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A Zombie Might Say

The musical kind might say, “Who’s your daddy?”

The other kind would probably say, “Uhhhhh, brains.”

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A Klingon Might Say

Identify me as your first generation male progenitor!

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