November 1st, 2004

Conan the King (Conan the Barbarian)

Death by Phaser

My grandparent's car does not have a CD player. I dug up some old tape cassettes I had and am playing them. It has been a long time since I've used an installed car stereo tape deck, and it is interesting to be dealing with the issues I was so used to before, but have become unaccustomed to since (yes, I have a cassette deck in my apartment, but there is a very big difference).

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
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That was interesting... the same sight also had a Snapeybot that is fun to talk to. It should be noted, however, that at times he can get a little raunchy.


Star Trek is on. The episode is "I, Mudd," and I saw an interesting little detail. When Kirk recognizes Harry Mudd, Chekov asks him who he is, not recognizing him, which makes sense because Chekov wasn't on the first season, and wouldn't have met him in "Mudd's Women." Of course, it was always a big issue in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that Chekov recognizes Khan even though "Space Seed" was a first season episode. The basic idea that I have accepted is that in the first season, Chekov had the space traveller's version of Montezuma's revenge, which kept him confined to sickbay most of the time. At one point, Khan had to go really bad, and was stuck outside the head. After waiting for an almost interminable amount of time, Chekov finally came out. Khan rushed in, shouting at Chekov as he went inside, "I shall never forget you!"


Movie Quote of the Week

Defending Your Life

Where were you yesterday? I’m just curious

Bob Diamond
I’d tell you, but you wouldn’t understand.

Don’t treat me like a moron. Try me.

Bob Diamond
I was trapped near the inner circle of fault.

I don’t understand.

I told you.
Conan the King (Conan the Barbarian)

Election Eve Special

Mobile Again

Okay, it's axiomatic that having a car is better than not having a car, but the amount of freedom I feel right now is so incredibly refreshing that I can barely express it. That, plus the fact that I have this James Brown tape in there that I haven't heard since forever...

For the record, in case you need the information:
Polls are open tomorrow from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST.

1-866-VOTE-NYC is the New York City voting resource line.

1-866-OUR-VOTE is a national bipartisan project to get out the vote, and can find your voting location, if you're not sure, and should be called if anybody tries to screw with your vote.

Okay, enough of the non-partisan bullshit. I was going to write something here, but I found that Michael Moore has written a very entertaining and on-the-nose eleventh hour essay that pretty much covered much of the same ground. This really is a situation where the country's fate... and possibly that of the world... depends on getting Kerry into office. George W. Bush can't even pronounce "nuclear proliferation," much less deal with it even-handedly. There is absolutely nothing that this administration has not fucked up. Bush is King Midas in reverse, and John Kerry is our best hope. So there.

I am also pleased to announce that my friend who said he might have voted for Bush has said that Kerry definitely has his vote. Phew.
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