Saturday, August 22, 2009

Digg had an article about webcomics.
Abstruse Goose is funny.
overtly influenced by xkcd.
hey this isn't just funny it's useful. it helps picture the local neighborhood

anti-gun article includes youtube video of the guy who brought a gun to the obama event.

Less Paul.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I was driving in Indy the other day and saw the giant rat sitting on top of a steelworkers union office. Giant rat has been featured on this blog before, re free speech victories, but this is the first time i've seen him in person.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Court upholds ban on First Amendment T-shirt. Palmer v Waxahatchie pdf. Unfortunately, he didn't bring claims under the Texas constitution. However, this was an interlocutory review of a preliminary injunction, so the case could be amended. The court is just plain wrong in its understanding of content-neutral. Here, the principal gets to decide what messages he likes, everything else is banned. That isn't content neutral.
Here's the complaint pdf.
I wrote to his lawyer and suggested an amended complaint.

Fortune teller, ACLU challenge fortunetelling ban. Irony ensues. WaPo via Howard.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I failed the UK citizens test 71%, needed 75%, not bad for a first try.

Scalzi's won another Hugo. I've never won a Hugo, but I did come home from gencon with a domo-kun.
Also hosted 4 gencon couchsurfers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

mother jones on fiji water politics.

punch n pie.
a new, to me, webcomic, via devil's panties.
today was kalamazoo and back, including running out of gas, tomorrow is gencon and the state fair.
Oh, it's a queen of wands sequel.
Aw crap I missed otakon again this year, it was over a month ago.

From instapundit: how to repair drywall link.
The guy who was doing the drywall work at my other house just skipped town, after collecting my tenants' rent. Oh well, I got some drywall work out of him anyway.

Haiku's are awesome.
But they don't have to make sense...
- glasnt
This is a haiku
Just Japanese poetry
Buy a Honda

Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Sun reached out from 93 million miles away, pushed against the curtains in my bedroom until it found a small gap, and poked though it. As it moved across the sky, it crept silently down the wall behind me, then deliberately down the headboard until it landed on my forehead. Once there, it took careful steps until it found its target and blazed relentlessly into my eyes.
I was jarred from my wonderful dream, forced to trade my viking garb for the Wheaton college T-shirt I sleep in, and my trusty wolf companion for my dog

Friday, August 07, 2009

via froomkin

Next DC gun rights lawsuit filed, about the right to carry your gun with you in DC.
Filed by Alan Gura for, among others, Tom Palmer, a Cato/IHS libertarian activist.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Imperial is like Robert Caro’s The Power Broker with the attitude of Mike Davis’s City of Quartz, if Robert Caro had been raised in an abandoned grain silo by a band of feral raccoons, and if Mike Davis were the communications director of a heavily armed libertarian survivalist cult, and if the two of them had somehow managed to stitch John McPhee’s cortex onto the brain of a Gila monster, which they then sent to the Mexican border to conduct ten years of immersive research, and also if they wrote the entire manuscript on dried banana leaves with a toucan beak dipped in hobo blood, and then the book was line-edited during a 36-hour peyote séance by the ghosts of John Steinbeck, Jack London, and Sinclair Lewis, with 200 pages of endnotes faxed over by Henry David Thoreau’s great-great-great-great grandson from a concrete bunker under a toxic pond behind a maquiladora, and if at the last minute Herman Melville threw up all over the manuscript, rendering it illegible, so it had to be re-created from memory by a community-theater actor doing his best impression of Jack Kerouac. With photographs by Dorothea Lange.
Caro is one of my favorite writers, so this caught my eye.

(poster from lange photo)

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