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  • A Very sKerry Halloween Story

    11/01/2004 6:20:35 AM PST · by Lucretia Borgia · 11 replies · 761+ views
    Headcrash Central ^ | 10/31/04 | Bruce Bethke
    All I wanted was a little undivided Dad time with The Kid. Just an hour or two of sitting on the couch together, chilling out, and watching something harmless and mindless on the tube. For just -- oh, two hours -- I would have been really happy to not think about work, or the election, or terrorism, or the local political crapstorm currently swirling around my gun club, or anything else except sharing a few innocent laughs with my 9-year-old son. The broadcast showing of "Monsters Inc." last night looked like just the ticket. I can hear you snickering already....
  • A Very sKerry Halloween Story

    10/31/2004 11:17:40 AM PST · by Lucretia Borgia · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Headcrash Central ^ | 10/31/04 | Bruce Bethke
    All I wanted was a little undivided Dad time with The Kid. Just an hour or two of sitting on the couch together, chilling out, and watching something harmless and mindless on the tube. For just -- oh, two hours -- I would have been really happy to not think about work, or the election, or terrorism, or the local political crapstorm currently swirling around my gun club, or anything else except sharing a few innocent laughs with my 9-year-old son. The broadcast showing of "Monsters Inc." last night looked like just the ticket. I can hear you snickering already....
  • Is Bush Like, Stupid, or What? (irony alert)

    10/25/2004 7:14:35 AM PDT · by Lucretia Borgia · 104 replies · 3,698+ views
    Headcrash Central ^ | 10/25/04 | Bruce Bethke
    So I'm in the local Blockbuster the other night, returning some DVDs. It was a slow night, and the clerks were ignoring me and talking with each other while I was popping open cases and making sure my kids had put the right discs back in the right boxes. As I snapped the last case shut and dropped it down the return chute, I began to pay some minor attention to the clerks' conversation, and that is when I heard one of them utter the most absolutely amazing statement: "No, dude, I cannot vote for George Bush, 'cause, like, I...
  • Franken's book bravely presents the truth (DOUBLE-MEGA-BARF ALERT!!)

    09/21/2003 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Lucretia Borgia · 54 replies · 345+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 9/21/03 | Deborah Locke
    Franken's book bravely presents the truth by Deborah Locke, Editorial Writer, St. Paul Pioneer PressAt least two sections of Al Franken's book ought to grab the attention of people from Minnesota. In "Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them -- A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right," Franken recounts the Paul Wellstone memorial. The chapter is a good example of the way right-wing pundits aided by their media outlets will distort the facts to the American people. A more chilling theme throughout the book is the way mainstream media organizations buy into the lies and report them as...
  • The Ten Commandments (Revised Episcopal Edition)

    08/12/2003 4:53:39 PM PDT · by Lucretia Borgia · 8 replies · 77+ views
    self | August 12, 2003 | Lucretia Borgia
    As everyone knows by now, at its convention last week in Minneapolis the Episcopal Church took a great leap forward into the 21st Century by electing its first openly and actively gay bishop. Overlooked in all the excitement were some of the more mundane changes approved by the membership. For example, the time-honored but overwhelmingly negative "Ten Commandments" have been replaced by: The Nine Suggestions You probably should not put any false idols before the Lord your God.  You probably should not take the name of the Lord God in vain, BUT, there will always be exceptions.  Try to keep...