Hey all, can you believe this is the longest I've gone without posting
since starting this blog, at least I think. (1st day doesn't count, I
was learning radio then... still not good at it! anyone read radio
userland kickstart?)... Been too busy with the 1000%?!-fest to even
make my "time by myself" date I'd planned, let alone clicky away about
But now! I give myself permission to escape from vfp bonus and
gamesgrid poker for at least an hour, with xm (cheesy KISS station 21, they
have a free 3-day trial of their streaming stations btw) blaring in the headset and aggravating old bruised eardrums from the raving speakerhumperhighschool phasedays)...
I didn't stop reading the news/etc since, well I'm more addicted to
reading news than writing, and the blogroll stops for no man (buck stops here eh?)-- so I've got oodles of things I wanna share tonite! Y cero gamesgrid, as well...
Got me thinking of how badass rss
is. I showed a friend today how I can subscribe to sooo many blogs and
sites with an rss feed, and read them all ON ONE PAGE, like specialized
news, just for me. Thing is, I know this isn't new but it's new to me--
so I feel like the kid in a candy store (charlie!), reading three hundred seperate entries at a time (gizmodo is insane with numbers! so is boing boing... but how awesome it is that they're so popular!), several times a day.
I love this job. I mean, I'd never have known about rss before, and I
really feel it's changed the way I read and process news and
information (i *am* an information junkie). Because (i know i shouldn't
start a sentence with because; the inner yoda rejects all syntax and gramercypark oppressions of the ingles lexicon, as a gonzofist in the air against too many years lost as a slave to the canon),
I thought I was smart with news alerts emailed to me from yahoo and
news-- but this is insane. I can get news since articles are
click-republished among communities faster than my newsalerts come, I
can get opinions on every side of everything within hours... brilliant!
And what floors me, people "like me" have no idea its here. Don't know
it exists; the 1st tie I remember seeing the little RSS icon was on CL--
(my favorite!!! place, as well as my least favorite :( ... but that
one's a story too personal to share!) but I didn't really care enough
to read the RSS faq since it wasn't broke...
So, spread the rss love! Tell someone how great it is, how it's changed
your life/blog/little from column A, little from column B/etx.
And on a completely different note, hall of elvii impersonators. ;) And another reason to hate cellphones-- 14% of those polled interrupt coitus to answer their cellphones (hypothesis: break down and buy a sidekick and reap a 14% +ev in actually having sex to be interrupted during?)
RIP sexhater manhater Andrea Dworkin.
We didn't see eye to eye on much, but I need to nod to the women on
different paths to the same goal of liberation for women. Btw, try and
catch me on aim sometime when my away message blinks: im not a raging
feminist, but i play one on tv (strangely, no one tries to a/s/l me
On a much lighter lettucebed, progressive boink published their top 25 sesame street moments.
(Be sure to poke aruond for calvin too.) My dear hermana Pas learned
ingles from sesame street. My favorite moment? The *it sure is hot!
hace calor!* song...
I saw it again the other day waiting for charlie rose to come on kqed,
and I squirmed and giggled wishing for a purple skinned puppet boy to
be so shy around me. Henson's crew really were on to something, before
this ugly cgi fascination came and trompled all over it (i imagine Mr. Aloysius Snuggleupagus tromples, don't you? but when the hell did everyone start seeing snuffy, btw?) It's getting too close to my old MySpace blog rant about puppets, so the buck really will stop here...
Of course I can't keep poker out :) Just avoiding it a little,
footdragging and fascinating on puppeteers and crushlove (the best
I don't go for poker hand posts (sorry yall), but it's not you, it's
me. The nuances slough off me like so much peking duck grease (i am the
mythic fish), but I had a good time reading this one from pokergeek...
Sin taxes (incl. gambling) to pay for teachers' pay raises.
I can't help but echo my morals post from a few days ago; so many of
our states choose and accept the revenues, with good result (education
is always a good result, in my book)-- why do we fear
pressing.pushing.pyroteknicing the envelope on gambling and let our
laws reflect our society's generally acceptance stance on it?
Perhaps the reason is a little more sinister than simple
led-by-the-nose morals that I've been talking about lately. The wto
decision hinged on parity of states offering gambling and international
nations thus being allowed to, according to this post. I still haven't finished the decision so I withhold all judgement til then, don't neceassarily agree.disagree...
During the WTO hearings, the judges seemed quite interested in the fact that some states (Nevada) already offered online betting services for residents to place bets on already... so I wonder how true that estimation could be. And as for states rights, it is an interesting theory that a state's desire to keep out *sin* like gambling
could have been potentially trampled by a more explicitly worded
decision-- since I just can't see that if the decision were so black
and white there would be so many competing articles on them...
one 2 three cuatro 5 six se7en ate NIN diaz once doce 13 fourteen fifteen 16 1-7 eighteen! 9teen twenty -- thanks count!
But, states rights? I guess it would be hard for a red state to swallow
being dictated to not only by the federal gov't, but the fedgovt vis a
vis international treaties/those damn foriegners/"HE SAID GLOBAL TEST!"...
So we prop up the "think about the children!" theory about the evils of
online gambling, to keep tight reins on our particular state freedom to
keep out gambling from those red.blueveined borders.
Except, it is the states we see accepting the revenues--
Except, it is the federal
gov't sending out fear warnings, laced with "aiding and abetting"
"federal offense" "internet gambling advertising is drevil" (drWHO!)--
So maybe not.
What do you think? Anyone make it this far? ((echo))
To wake you back up! Check out post secret:
I don't have the words (::gasp::) to do nondeconstructive justice to
this site... so really, click it and check it out. I'll wait.
Thanks for coming back! :) A parting gift, with a wink and a nod... a spammer gets NINE YEARS in jail!