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(San Francisico) A media watchdog group denounced the maker of the hugely popular video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" on Friday after learning that graphic sex scenes can appear in the game with the help of a freely available Internet download.
...After downloading and installing a modification to the game — one of many "mods" available on Web sites maintained by videogame enthusiasts — a new world opens up in which the girlfriends appear nude and engage in explicit sex acts, according the mod's author.
...The mod's author — Patrick Wildenborg of Deventer, Netherlands — told The Associated Press Friday that his code merely unlocks content that is already included in the code of each off-the-shelf game, the latest edition of the top-selling "Grand Theft Auto" series.
...A "nationwide parental alert" was issued Friday by the National Institute on the Media and the Family, a Minneapolis-based group that monitors the entertainment industry.
"While San Andreas is already full of violent behavior and sexual themes, the pornographic sex scenes push it over the edge," said the group's founder, David Walsh.
..."This is about kids," Walsh said. "Can you imagine the impact of 13-, 14- and 15-year-old boys literally enacting this scene?"
(The Guardian)...Sayful Islam, a local leader of the radical group al-Muhajiroun, who last year praised the Madrid bombings and warned that "Britain must expect to be attacked", preferred to lie low yesterday. "I'm just concentrating on my family at the moment," he said.
I liked this part , too:
At the Ethnic Minority Training Centre, where young people, mainly Muslim, are taught computer and other skills, the project coordinator, Farasat Latif, said people were "sickened" at what had happened...
Britain needs a young, cute, muslim Jonathan Richman to lead it out of its flourescent-tubular hell. Smash the Welfare-State Guantanamos! Free Farasat Latif!
At the Ethnic Minority Training Centre
Well we've got alot alot alot of hard work today We gotta rock at the the ethnic minority training centre Make the secretaries feel better When they put those stamps on the letters
And they got alot alot alot of great desks and chairs Uh huh, at the ethnic minority training centre We gotta make the secretaries feel better When they put those stamps on all those letters
We gotta rock-a rock-a rock-a nonstop tonight Uh huh, at the ethnic minority training centre Make the secretaries feel better When they put the stamps on the letters
Won't stop until we see secretaries smile We gotta see some office boys, they're jumpin' for joy Tell old Mr. Aherne, "Calm down a while. You know that's the only way the centre is ever gonna get better."
So let's rock-a rock-a rock-a nonstop tonight Uh huh, at the ethnic minority training centre Make the secretaries feel better When they put the stamps on the letters We're gonna make 'em feel better Oh look out
We're gonna help them out (Make them feel better - repeat) Take all our equipment Do rock & roll That's right Use that feeling inside, we're gonna transmit Those secretaries will have to stand up, and not be able to sit Oh it's gonna be fun, oh we won't get scared, we can't keep it down Oh that feelin' inside we're gonna transmit it to life Baby, aw modern dancin' Yeah, yeah 7:56 PM
I followed Andrew Sullivan's link to the quantum leaping list of U.K. Fuck Yeah's! and added my own. You could add yours, ya know. Better than an embassy sympathy book, I'm thinking.
My contribution should be twenty times as long, but it will do for a first draft:
Bryan Ferry! FUCK YEAH! Otis Ferry! FUCK YEAH! T. Rex! FUCK YEAH! XTC! FUCK YEAH! Prefab Sprout! FUCK YEAH! Brian Epstein! FUCK YEAH! Alan Hollinghurst! FUCK YEAH! That Bronte Brother! FUCK YEAH! My friend Matt, he's from there! FUCK YEAH! My friend Jack, he just lives there! FUCK YEAH! The Sitwells! FUCK YEAH! The Sitsloppys! FUCK YEAH! Horace Walpole! FUCK YEAH! Wallace Horpole! FUCK YEAH! Gorblimeyatsabitoawlriightinnit! FUCK YEAH! Beachcomber! FUCK YEAH! Scenes from Provincial Life! FUCK YEAH! Scenes from Married Life! FUCK YEAH! Scenes from Metropolitan Life! FUCK YEAH! Scenes from Later Life! FUCK YEAH! The Two Cultures! FUCK YEAH! Fuck! FUCK YEAH! 2:18 AM
Thursday, July 07, 2005
"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave (a bomb on a) London (train or bus). No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."— Samuel (Parentheses) Johnson
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Mrs. O'Connor Crumbles
They should have named them the United States Supreme Court. Or the Brooklyn Dodgers. Or am I being a jingo? They should have named dingoes jingos.
(And they should have named that rock arch the Golden Gate. I want to talk to those two, finally a holiday story worth hearing):
(Sydney) One of Australia's best known natural landmarks, the Twelve Apostles rock formation off the coast of Victoria, has been changed for ever after one of the giant limestone pillars collapsed into the sea.
The 145ft-tall rock stack, the subject of millions of postcards and tourists' snapshots, crumbled into the icy waters of the Southern Ocean in front of a crowd of stunned sightseers, leaving a forlorn pile of rubble lapped by the surf.
One of the stacks known as the Twelve Apostles no longer stands off the coast of Victoria.
Despite their name, there were only ever nine ''apostles'' - giant shards of cliff cut off from the mainland by wind and waves and eroded into distinctive tower-like shapes. Now they are down to eight.
...The stack is not the first such landmark to disappear along this stretch of coast.
In January 1990 a rock arch called London Bridge fell into the sea, leaving two startled tourists standing on the towering outcrop which remained. They had to be rescued by helicopter.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Precepts and After
G.M Young's Victorian England: Portarit of an Age (pulished 1936) is the first book I have ever acquired on the strength of a title page quotation alone:
Servants talk about people: Gentlefolk discuss things. --Victorian Precept
TORONTO (Reuters) - A notorious Canadian sex killer, freed from prison on Monday after 12 years behind bars for her role in the rape, torture and murder of two schoolgirls, said she posed no danger to anyone and did not want to be hounded.
..."I don't want people to think that I am someone dangerous who will do something to their children," Homolka said in an interview conducted in French because she wanted "restart her life in French."
Homolka, 35, and her then-husband, Paul Bernardo, kidnapped, sexually assaulted, tortured and killed two teen-age girls in the early 1990s in southern Ontario.
Homolka, who videotaped the assaults, also drugged her 15-year-old sister so Bernardo could rape her in the basement of her family home after a Christmas dinner. The girl choked on her own vomit and died.
...She blamed her role in the crimes on youth, a lack of self-confidence and a desire to be in a relationship.
...Homolka plans to live in Quebec where her crimes received less attention than in English-speaking Canada.
Monday, July 04, 2005
Did blog triumphalism just take a big hit or hit it big?
(CNN) -- "Right now the only thing I'm sure about is that I'm sure about nothing. It is not a good position to be in considering my circumstances (being a felony fugitive and all)."
Those are the last words Joe Duncan wrote on his Web log, or blog, posted late in the afternoon on May 13.
That was three days before a triple homicide in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and seven weeks before Duncan was charged with kidnapping 8-year-old Shasta Groene, who along with her 9-year-old brother, Dylan, had vanished by the time authorities arrived at the scene May 16.
...Throughout the 17 months he kept his blog, Duncan displays intense concern for himself whenever a child is reported missing, fearing police will automatically come calling because he is on the offender registry.
In fact, his first entry finds him trying to reconstruct what he did on a particular day in the past because he just learned a 5-year-old girl had gone missing 200 miles away on that day.
...In September, Duncan's posts shrunk to only one, a cryptic paragraph in which he wrote he was home with "nothing to do, everything being undone."
"Nobody to remind me. Life is about giving your choices over to God. Chicken pot pie in the oven. Why can others not see the unity of the universe. Why are they so blind in their dungeons."
Duncan wrote three posts in October, but none in November. The posts increased in December, with most about justice, personal responsibility and criminals as victims of corrupt morals in society. He also railed against capital punishment.
...Duncan posted to his blog only two more times, on May 11 and May 13. In the first, titled "The Demons Have Taken Over," he wrote that the demons had forced him to question his religion, leading to his undoing.
"I am scared, alone, and confused, and my reaction is to strike out toward the perceived source of my misery, society. My intent is to harm society as much as I can, then die." 10:27 PM
And a Gherkin As Big As the Ritz
PASADENA, Calif. - A NASA probe smashed into its comet target Sunday, at the climax of a suicide mission that scientists hoped would provide new insights into the origins of the solar system.
The 820-pound (373-kilogram) copper probe intercepted Tempel 1, a pickle-shaped comet half the size of Manhattan as scheduled at 10:52 p.m. PT Sunday. 2:17 AM