Wednesday, November 30, 2005

P: Goat skin pants for all

"We just like to dance
in our goat skin pants
around this ancient ruin.

That's not so funny
it'll cost big money
if you ever have to hire a lawyer.

It's my duty to inform you
and my pleasure to warn you
we'll provide one for ya.

Hunh!"

Llama said:
"Practically speaking, what is this all about?

Well, Paca and I have been close friends for literally as long as I can remember."

Actually I paid him to hang out with me. It was the only way I could meet girls. Spitting animals are chick magnets.

"We share many of the same beliefs, taste in music and movies, and sense of fairness and social justice. We are both probably more academic than business in nature, though Paca has pursued that much more rigorously than I have. In short, we are very much alike."

Actually, we can just both quote Monty Python together. Apart from that, I really have no idea what this guy thinks.

"However, we also have very different life experiences. We have very different areas of expertise. When put in similar situations, Paca and Llama have often made different decisions. Even though we are both camelids, he's soft and furry while I tend to spit alot :)"

And we love you for it.

"The point is that we share enough in common that we can compliment each other's writings while also being divergent enough to bring multiple points of view to a discussion. Ideally, for the reader, and for us, this will end up being a blog where multiple topics are presented and discussed thoughtfully between friends, as opposed to the rancorouse "debate" that passes as discourse in most web forums today."

This is the biggest load of crap I've seen published in ages. You must be a complete idiot. Why don't you pull your head out of your ass and come back to reality, you total asswipe.

Ooh, that was fun. I haven't insulted anyone in several years. Maybe I should insult people more often. Don't cross me tonight, people! I have no wit and I'm not afraid to use it!

"So, in short, welcome to the new blog."

Yes, welcome.

O'Reilly Lies... again

Fox is America's number one cable news network, and Bill O'Reilly and his "No Spin Zone" is Fox's most popular show. Millions of Americans turn to him everyday as a trusted source of news. Though, he routinely misleads and distorts information, it's rare to find a case where he out and out lies. That is what happens here... *almost*. So close... but like Clinton and his narrow definition of "sexual relations", and very much like Bush saying that "British intelligence says that Saddam is buying weapons from niger", O'Reilly here lets his guest tell a bald face lie about the ACLU's position.


O'Reilly and the ACLU


If O'Reilly were actually a responsible journalist interested in reporting facts, rather than an entertainer distributing propaganda to boost his own ratings, then he would have had a representative from the ACLU on to comment on this directly, rather than some schmuck making stuff up to paint the ACLU in the same "extremist" light that they paint everyone with whom they don't agree.

This stuff really upsets me, because *this* is a large reason why the social and neo conservatives have been able to maintain control of our government for years. It's all build on distortions, half-truths, and sometimes, as in this case, outright lies.

Welcome to the new blog! (Llama)

Hi all,

Last night Paca and I, being of sound mind and questionable body, decided in our infinite obtuseness that we should merge our respective blogs into one. And so we launch the start of something so magnificent, so grand, so earth shaking-ly important that American community discourse will never be the same again!

And yet the world continues to spin... the leaves outside my window still flitter in the breeze. No cars are pulling into the driveway seeking to learn more about this important development. The universe is unphased.

Practically speaking, what is this all about?

Well, Paca and I have been close friends for literally as long as I can remember. We share many of the same beliefs, taste in music and movies, and sense of fairness and social justice. We are both probably more academic than business in nature, though Paca has pursued that much more rigorously than I have. In short, we are very much alike.

However, we also have very different life experiences. We have very different areas of expertise. When put in similar situations, Paca and Llama have often made different decisions. Even though we are both camelids, he's soft and furry while I tend to spit alot :)

The point is that we share enough in common that we can compliment each other's writings while also being divergent enough to bring multiple points of view to a discussion. Ideally, for the reader, and for us, this will end up being a blog where multiple topics are presented and discussed thoughtfully between friends, as opposed to the rancorouse "debate" that passes as discourse in most web forums today. Personal updates from Bangkok and Hawaii will be presented along side linguistic brainstorms, political commentary, sports talk, illustrations of poverty, and whatever else strikes our fancy. It will be a cacophony of topics.

So, in short, welcome to the new blog.

"We just like to dance in our Goat Skin Pants."

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Behold the Blog!

And there was blog.