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31Jul/070

great paragraph from yet another article about why the iraq war is insane

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I was reading an article over at Salon By Gary Kamiya about the iraq war and loved the imagery at the end of this paragraph:

It is now widely accepted that the Iraq war is destined to go down in history as one of America's greatest foreign-policy debacles. But I think it will come to be seen as something much stranger: as an almost incomprehensibly frivolous act of hubris, a bizarre tempting of fate. When all the political arguments and partisan rancor have been long forgotten, people will remember this war's utter weightlessness, using that word in the sense that Milan Kundera does in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," to denote a kind of enigmatic half-reality. Mark Danner astutely called it "the war of the imagination" -- a Perfect War, like a Platonic Idea, that existed only in a timeless realm. The gap between the airy vacuity of the arguments for the war and the hideous war that then appeared, literally out of nowhere, is confounding. To this day, there is something creepily magical about it, as if a troupe of two-bit magicians had brought their pathetic act to a provincial town, waved their handkerchiefs in the air, and pulled out of their hats a ... real, live, 50-foot-tall demon, which proceeded to rush out into the street and begin knocking down real buildings and devouring real people.

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31Jul/071

Best Pirate Ninja Website I’ve Seen as of Yet

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Gotta check this out. Excellent discussion of the all important, never ending discussion of "who wins, Pirates or Ninjas?"
While reading this it occurred to me for the first time that, while I am still a firm believer that one ninja could take on any number of pirates, I think I would much rather be a pirate. Think about the pirate life, wine women and song, robbing on the high seas. Now think about a ninja's life: Solitude, training, total seriousness at all times. BORING! While I would never be able to best a ninja, I'd much rather live as a pirate.

30Jul/070

Wil Wheaton’s Apocalyptic Visions

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I just read the Geek in Review from the week of July 11th, Wil has really been on his game lately, though I always think he's great anyway. This article is really funny. I particularly liked his synopsis of virtually all zombie movies plotlines:

1. Oh my god, there are zombies everywhere.
2. Let's hide in this place where we'll be safe.
3. Oh shit, some of us just got eaten.
4. Hey, there's a helicopter!
5. Let's fly away without any real closure for the audience.

20Jul/071

Aww fuck

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This can only end poorly

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18Jul/070

CHOO CHOOOOOO!!

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Impeachment train needs to depart, but all these Democrats are standing in the way of the train. Why again? Matthew Rothschild over at the Progressive reminds us why they should get on board.

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16Jul/070

Shorter Krugman:

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They lie about health care, universal health care is teh win.

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