Thursday, May 31, 2007

Introducing "IKEA Anna"

IKEA's online help is pretty lame. All I wanted to know was whether or not their EKTORP sofa came in dark brown leather. "BAS" and MJUK" doesn't tell me much.

So I got online and found their Anna-bot. She didn't adequately answer my initial question, so I thought I'd bring up old news regarding IKEA and NAZIs.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lou Dobbs is a Racist Jerk (Part 9,839)

I have blogged about this racist a-hole elsewhere. He conveniently forgets about the classical neo-liberal economics which he pushed and peddled in the 1980s. This did a lot more overall harm to the middle class than illegal Mexicans slaving away in some Colorado slaughterhouse.

Anyway, the New York Times has a sharp critique of Dobbs' half-assed logic and his quasi-journalistic endeavors which are well-steeped in the realm of the inane.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Pro-immigrant bitch slap, OH SNAP!

Gate and Stairs

That populist CNN asshat, Lou Dobbs, loves to tout the "security" of the borders as THE issue on the minds of the American public. Reactionary elements in Congress and on the airwaves bitch and moan and complain about how the U.S. is somehow a bastardized version of what it once was (supposedly whiter? more German? more Italian? more English?). Listening to these cretins talk, one would think that they are tapping basic U.S. sentiment regarding illegal immigration:

"No more immigration!"

"An illegal immigrant is a criminal"

And so on, and so forth.

It's nice to see that the New York Times published an interesting article on how rational and supportive we Americans really are when it comes to immigration.

Here are some of the questions:

"Do you favor a guest worker program?"
66% say YES.

"What should happen to illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least two years?"

In a nationwide survey, people realize that immigrants who come over without documentation, are NOT criminals, and are not coming to become criminals. That is a silly racist straw man that reactionaries love to use.

Rational people realize that illegal immigration is not going to stop, and that by building walls and alienating them even more will simply drive many of them farther into an already worrisome underclass.

Monday, May 21, 2007

RE: the job I applied for

Otto Dix Would Be Proud

I didn't get it.

It's OK.

I will survive.

I am now applying for a Social Science Analyst position at the Department of Justice. It's in the Civil Rights Division. I figure the sane ones at Justice are there, and not in the Office of the Attorney General. The cool thing is that it's right downtown, by the National Mall and the Capitol (see image above).

Oh, and by "sane ones" I mean those who aren't reactionary fundamentalist Bible-thumping fascists.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Carolina: HOT, Lindsay Lohan: NOT

MAXIM's Hot 100 List is out.

So, Lindsay Lohan is the hottest woman, huh?

I thought she was an anorexic chain-smoking wraith. I mean: decomposing deer corpses have more meat on their bones.

But hey: if that's what MAXIM editors are into, I can't really criticize them.

To each his own, right?

Here's mine:

Take THAT, Hot 100 List!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


The Moai wait for their return.

"Modern Moai"
1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 100

That was my entry for JPG Magazine. Well, I just got word that it will be published in Issue 10, coming out soon. I get $100, a year's subscription to JPG Magazine, and a $100 Suicide Girls gift certificate. I checked out their merch and it's all crap. Maybe I can buy 10 pairs of boy shorts for Carolina.

I'm pretty happy. It's been a good week so far.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I have been tagged

La Mano de Julieana

Walt tagged me.

a) My five obsessions

  1. Polishing a 29 million record-long turd via SAS
  2. Trying to build and configure UNIX software called UFRaw on my Mac
  3. Photography and other bullshit (har.)
  4. Kissing my bebeh's dimpled hands
  5. Cursing the gas mileage on my 1993 Buick Century with one hubcap missing
b) five reasons why I blog
  1. Attention whoring

c) i’ll tag a few people if interested:




Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Happy Mission Accomplished Day!

One Big Honkin' Crack

Mission "Accomplished." Most of us who have working synapses could see right through Bush's pathetic attempt at self-glory that day. Check out this interesting article in Editor & Publisher on how the New York Times covered that episode and the subsequent aftermath.