Friday, February 29, 2008

Amazing fact of the day

Right Said Fred has released six albums, including one in 2006!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Thoughts on the presidential race

1. Obama is not a Muslim. Idiots.

2. Clinton is not a win-at-all-costs bitch.

3. McCain is not an ethical straight shooter. He does favors for lobbyists and can't seem to stop.

4. And so what if Obama were a Muslim? Frankly, we couldn't do any worse than the Christian we've had in charge for the past 7+ years.

5. Some people have told me that Obama has no shot, because "America's not ready for a black president." That thinking may be true if you're a Republican. But 70-80% of Democrats who have voted in the primaries have said they have no problem voting for the other candidate.

6. McCain will not choose Condi Rice for the VP slot because he will then lose the racist vote.

7. McCain is petulant and pissy, like all old men. Just what we don't need when dealing with someone like Putin.

8. Expect the "Clinton rules" applied only to the Dem nominee. Ask yourself why no one ever asks McCain or Huckabee whether they've put a yellow ribbon on their cars.

9. Maureen Dowd is a shitty, shitty columnist.

10. McCain means four more years of Bush policies. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

RottenNeighbor: The Worst Idea Ever?

I came across the Rotten Neighbor site today. It's a brilliantly simple concept: You sign up for a completely anonymous account (no email needed) and then post any comment you want about any person who lives anywhere on earth. Your comment is geocoded in a layer over Google Maps. There's no moderation, no evidence necessary, and no need to leave any info about yourself. In other words, it's an anonymous, untraceable, slander machine.

This isn't even like Emily's List, where you pay a little and sign up and post opinions about merchants and contractors. This is just a list where anyone can say anything about anyone else, and also point to their home on a map. What possible value could this have to others? I can't imagine this not leading to someone getting shot within 18 months.

(And no, that ahole neighbor who keeps threatening to call the cops because someone else's dog barks at 10 PM hasn't posted me on here. Hey! Maybe I should put up an anonymous note about them! This is great!)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Charlotte Dentist

I flew down to Charlotte yesterday for a meeting. And you know how when you get off the plane in Hawaii, they put a lei around your neck? As we were landing, half of my front tooth broke off, probably as a way to give me that local look. ("NASCAR Mouth.")

It didn't hurt at all--it was a filling put over an old root canal a decade ago. But it was annoying, and sharp, and obvious, and NASCARry. I looked up the closest dentists I could find, and as luck would have it, I found one who had a 3 PM appointment open today.

So I got there, and... I spent an hour with a gay Haitian stranger in my mouth. I was curious and a bit scared, but he was very gentle with me. I was a bit uncomfortable when he told me to bite down at first, but he took it well. He really packed it around my root, too. Gave me an good, old-fashioned inlay. Fortunately, his injection didn't hurt too much. It was just a little prick. He saw me gagging, so he told me I could take a break and swallow halfway through. No, seriously he was really good. He filled my crack right up, and I was on my way.

(I'm looking for sponsorship for this barrage of gay dentist jokes. If you're interested, please drop me a line.)