Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tree Rats and Police

I will refrain from public comment - though it may cause my head to explode. I think Sparky is related to Foamy.


Miers Withdraws Supreme Court Nomination

Just wanted to throw my support for the Agitator's choice. Janice Rogers Brown. She believes in property rights and . . . you know . . . those annoying individual liberties.


Otter's Favorite Commercial Presence

Actually, it's Fark's take on what that creepy Burger King weirdnees from all the football commercials will do once football season is over. Some of them are pretty funny.

I'll let you know what happens when I buy a cardboard cutout of the BKF (Burger King Freak) and hang it outside of Otter's window one night. Of course, that report will have to wait until my body armor arrives.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thoughts, comments.... Part 2

Howdy this is part two of the story I've been working on... If you are interested and didn't read part one... It can be found here.

Hope you like it, the story sort of starts picking up here.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Otters Guide to Disney World!

Here it is... The most helpful thing I've ever done for you wonderful readers you.

Print out this PDF, fold it up and take it with you when you head on down to Disney World. It's chock full of tips and information you won't find anywhere else. Some of it is actually useful.


Friday, October 21, 2005

What's y'alls' take on this story?

This blogger had a chance at jury duty. He was called to be a juror for a drug case. He doesn't believe in drug laws, so he was disqualified. He's wondering if he should have lied to stay on the jury. My take: no, he should have told the truth, but the judge should not have disqualified him from the jury pool.

My question is this: wouldn't the system be a better place if jurors weren't dismissed just for thinking that a particular law sucks. To me, that's classic jury nullification - which, you'll notice, the government has been trying to eliminate and diminish for years.

I think he should have been kept in the jury pool by the judge. Make the prosecutor use one of her strikes to remove the blogger from the jury her/hisself. I think it might have had a real impact on the kind of trial this guy might have gotten.


World's Smallest Car

Some pretty cool stuff going on in the field of nano-technology. This is an area where I'd like to see the U.S. make big scientific advancements.

The car is so small that if it's highway were a human hair, it would have approximately 16,000 lanes. (That is my math - it's not in the article)

Link via Instapundit.


Maybe we should allow people to have guns

at airports to protect their property from those awesome government workers. Apparently, a guy lost $80K to a dishonest security screener in New York.


Dear Dumbass Rioters,

Why do you attack the EMS personnel who come into a riot area? Seriously, that's some real genius. Next time you get hurt rioting (and looting) there may be no medical care for you.

Just stupid.


Link via Michelle Malkin

For the love of Larry Bird

This is awesome.

Thanks to our friend Smooth for the link.


Thursday, October 20, 2005

On the 16th day of Ramadan…

...my true love gave to me... OOOOO PRRRRESSSSS IOOOONNNNNN!!!!!!!


Howdy true believers… It is I, Otter… Back from the land of Disney and Hurricanes… A little sun burned but no worse off for the wear. Sorry I haven’t been writing more. I’ve been pretty busy lately. Anyway, Florida was a blast. I had a great time. In the near future look for a handy dandy “Disney Tip Guide” that you can print out and take with you on your own Disney Family vacation! Why keep all this great info just stored in my head, I always say!

For right now I wanted to wish you all a Happy 16th day of Non-Sharia Law Month. I’m doing FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

I’ve had pork every day since October 5th!

I’ve had a drink almost ¾ s of those days!

I’ve looked at pr0n about half of those days!

I’m loving my freedom as an American. No one’s tried to stone me to death, slice my head off, or kill me in any other way for enjoying a Pork Pot Wontons, or having a nice tall Weisbeir. Here’s a big old pointing my finger and laughing at you Iran and Saudi Arabia. HAHAHAHA Ain’t it great to be free!

Damn I love me a nice cold beer and a big pile of Bacon!

Anyway… I’ll be writing more soon.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Let's Get it On . . .

Seriously a cool idea. Brilliant. An indian company is proposing putting mp3 players in fake breasts.

". . . um, can you use those as earphones?"

"Mind if I have a listen"

The potential is limitless, and as an added bonus, more women will be better endowed (musically I mean . . . this girl next to me won't stop hitting me).


Thursday, October 13, 2005

America Lagging in Science

A really interesting post over on Instapundit about how science is treated by the current and recent administrations. Apparently, there is a lot of focus on short-term gains, but little of the broadview that often leads to huge advances in science (because they perform studies just for the sake of knowledge - studies that no one can perform if profit is the main motive).

This is one of the few areas where I advocate government funding. I think we should spend more money on science and less money elswhere. I think we should build a huge supercolliding superconductor in the U.S. I happen to believe that the advancement of public knowledge is a legitimate interest of government. (Though a lot of other libertarians have disagreed with me).

Anyway, a cool discussion.


Government Kicks Ass

As Radley Balko writes: "Jesus. Remember after Raich how federal officials told us sick patients had nothing to worry about? Yeah. Bullshit."


High School Girl Throws for 3 Touchdowns

I think it's kind of cool actually. 3 touchdown passes in one game. I can see her 30 years from now pulling an Al "I scored four touchdowns in one game" Bundy.



Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Hola, como esta. Welcome to Ohio.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission finds that an "English Only" sign is discriminatory. Apparently a hotel put up a sign that says for service, speak english - which is pretty reasonable if you only have english speakers working for you.

"Ohio law says it is unlawful for any proprietor of a place of public accommodation to deny the full enjoyment of the accommodations based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or ancestry.

The commission said the English-only rule serves no purpose other than to discriminate against non-English speaking individuals."

Note that last paragraph. See, it does discriminate against non-english speaking individuals, but it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or ancestry. Ohio just expanded their own law. It's going to get pretty expensive if the local hotels have to have full-time interpreters.

Link pilfered from Neil Boortz.


The World Is A Safer Place

Just in case you were worried, the streets are safe now. The police gave me a nice little ticket this morning because I failed to display my registration stickers in the proper place on my license plate. Of course, you can see them where I put them whereas they would be obscured by the license plate holder if I put them in the "proper" place.

Meanwhile, an actual crime was committed somewhere else.

This is why I hate cops. Not being a dangerous criminal and knowing that the police will do me no good if I am attacked (especially by them), the only thing they do from my perspective is lower my quality of life. Great, no points on the license, but I'm still out 60 bucks that I could have used for . . . well, any other freaking thing.


Monday, October 10, 2005

We're supposed to trust these people . . .

A story about the troubles of the Cops in New Orleans. Seriously, we have too many laws in this country to actually allow most of these idiots* to run around (armed) selectively enforcing them.


* I don't buy the "one bad apple" meme. There are very few "good" cops.


Awesome roundup of Firefly episodes and the movie Serenity. Any serious fan should check out the link above.


In other news: Otter is in Florida with his family, at Disneyland, so I will try to take up his posting slack this week. Anyway, Scaggsville may be less interesting for a week, but the spelling will be better. . . . Oh, and pray for Mickey - the danger is very real.

Mad at M.A.D.D.

Here's what happens when an organization meets it's objectives then refuses to go away. Read the above link. M.A.D.D. is essentially a prohibitionist organization that is now, apparently, funded primarily by the government. It met it's original and noble objective of educating our nation about the dangers of Drinking and Driving - it should have gone away or stopped there. Though we all know the nature of things, people become dependent on the organization for jobs and such, so they have to set new objectives and keep their jobs alive even if it is to the detriment of their cause.

Anyway, I hope M.A.D.D. (and the govt.) lowers the BAC limit to .02. Then just about everyone would have a DUI, and no one would care. I certainly don't care already. They'll legislate themselves into irrelevance soner or later.


Update - See this post from "The Agitator." M.A.D.D. is really ridiculous. It will make most everyone Mad.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Next Day

This is a follow-up to my post from yesterday. I haven't come up with a name for the main (so far) character, and I don't know if I will.

Anyway, criticism and mockery is welcome. Also, thanks to Otter, this one is formatted so it is easier to read.


Friday, October 07, 2005

The Way Home

Criticism is welcome.

What Apocalypse? What's this Seventh Sign?

"What do you mean Ragnarok, you Nordic bastard you? Neuticles? What's that? You mean someone invented fake testicles for your dog, to aid him in his self-esteem after neutering."

"That can't be true. It's way too . . . well . . . idiotic."

"It is true? . . . Right then, the end of the world truly is approaching - I'm sorry I doubted you."

Seriously, here's an excerpt from this article:

"Miller has sold more than 150,000 of his Neuticles, more than doubling his $500,000 investment. The silicone implants come in different sizes, shapes, weights and degrees of firmness.

The product's Web site says Neuticles allow a pet "to retain his natural look" and "self esteem."

El Cabrito Hermoso - stunned reporter.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Stately Wayne Manor Burns

Joker, Riddler and the Penguin are among the prime suspects. Seriously, there was a period covering several years in my childhood when I referred to every nice home in Atlanta (and presumably anywhere else) as - Stately Wayne Manor.

I suspect ol' Bruce will rebuild.


Need a refill?

A new invention that will send a signal to the bartenders when you need a refill. Two problems: one, it's a coaster, and no one uses those; two, the bartender will still ignore you if you are a pompous bastard - so that rules out it working for 95% of you people.



Here's a Glass that does the same thing... Love me some science of drinking...


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

What Drunk People Really Mean

It's mildly amusing.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Thoughts, comments, and other criticisms.

I’ve been thinking of posting this here for over a week or so. Only just decided a few minutes ago to finally do it. The link above goes to the first chapter of something I have been working on and off of for quite some time. Recently, I haven’t been all that motivated to do anything with it. I figured some fresh criticism might spur my motivation on.

If you take a look at it, let me ‘xplain some things first. It was a short story that kind of grew. I pretty much have the whole plot mapped out and just need to write it. What you have in front of you is one of 4 complete chapters I have written (there are also 3 more that are in various stages of completeness). This thing is silly. Some parts are more serious than others (not really evident in this chapter), but it’s still kind of silly. Laugh if you can. The style may be weird, but it's how I write. Lastly, the whole thing isn’t written from Tim’s perspective (about 1/2 the chaptes will be).

Here’s a sample:

Somehow, could that mixture of single malt and 70’s cult rock have transformed me into the monster that I had become? Had I accidentally unlocked some ancient rite encoded into soothing sounds of Achilles Last Stand or Piper at the Gates of Dawn? Was that strip of beef jerky I ate the last component of some pagan ritual designed to turn me into a MAN/GOD? Or maybe, I was just a freak. What would people think of me?

Like I said... kind of silly.

If you could real criticism would be more appreciated than “it sucks”… which it very well may. You guys are the first to ever look at this.


Mike Myers to play Keith Moon

in new movie about The Who. Sounds like that will be almost as offensive and sickening as this article about the French using puppies as shark bait.

Kid H

Sorry for the slow posting…

No real excuse for me not writing.

HOWEVER, this is mighty important. Seriously, if you haven’t seen Serenity, DO IT NOW. Take off work, lock the kids in the closet with a NyQuil bottle, leave the husband or the wife or even your fruity life partner and get your asses to a theatre.

If you have seen it, shiny. See it again. You know you will anyway.

Serenity is a smart, funny, action packed movie and if your sorry asses don’t see it then there will be NO MORE.

I shit you not, when you do see it, and you will see it, you will be mucho pissed off at yourself for contributing to the death of the FireFly universe. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE I made sit down with the DVD’s LOVED THEM. EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE who has seen the movie LOVED IT.

“But Otter, I don’t like things like this. I’m a big fat retard who needs Tom Cruise in a movie before I will see it.”

If that’s you, SUCK IT UP and take one for the team. The movie is full of beautiful people and explosion eye candy. More than enough for you dumpling brains out there.

Really though. The movie kicks ass an you will do yourself a favor by seeing it.