Delenda Est Carthago

Why not delve into a twisted mind? Thoughts on the world, history, politics, entertainment, comics, and why all shall call me master!

Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Help me, Obi-Wan Burgas! Your links are our only hope!

You know I have to pimp my GuestMap! Sara is the latest to sign it, so don't get left behind! More on Sara later ...

I have received a few good recipes from you guys, but apparently the rest of you are living on ramen noodles and peanut butter. If you have any good recipes, let me know!

Oh, and go by Roxy's blog and wish her a Happy 30th Birthday! She feels old.

Funny stuff on the Internets.

Tom the Dog recently linked to the Ultimate Ninja Page. Fun stuff. It plays loud, cheesy music when you get to it, so be warned! One fact about ninjas: their purpose is to flip out and kill people.

Pope Benedict XVI is thinking about developing a video game.

A while back I linked to kitty porn, and now ... Kitten War! Gordon pointed this out, but he got it from the Incredible Hulk.

Michael Jackson cruises for youngsters! I'm surprised we haven't seen something like this sooner.

The Disgruntled Chemist links to the SAT of the future ("created" in conjunction with the Kansas and Texas public school systems). Not for the faint of heart!

The effects of Florida's new "Stand Your Ground" law.

The latest list of 5 things has "Five most punchable characters in Pretty In Pink."

Goin' Ape gives us a link to one of the best headlines you'll see in a while. It doesn't even matter if you read the story; the headline says it all.

Thomas examines the mind of Katie Holmes. Then he links to the most disturbing PSA in history. If it's true, we should all be very sad. But he dropped the ball on the Ann Coulter at UT story (see below). What's up with that, Thomas?

Jon learns what Leo Getz learned in the (edited) version of Lethal Weapon 2: "They [freak] you at the drive-through!"

A funny review of Alone in the Dark (which you all saw, right?)

Ten things people won't say when they see a Christian bumper sticker or fish on a car. Via the Slacktivist.

Layne shows you how to make your own church sign. Funny stuff.

Funny Photoshopped pictures. Dr. Doom links to this!

Tom Spurgeon tells us ten reasons why he won't be seeing the new Star Wars movie. On another note, is anyone else bothered by the fact that the M&Ms are considering going over to the Dark Side and Yoda is using the Force to steal food? Just wondering.

Dr. Sordid links to a site with movie reviews in haiku. Here it is! Curiously, I link to these guys below, too!

Comics stuff. Because I still love the comics!

Heidi McDonald talks about the sales figures for comics from 1940-1960. Staggering.

Heidi also links to the soon-to-be-legendary Punisher/Hostess Fruit Pies parody by Patton Oswalt that was killed by Marvel lawyers. Not for the squeamish, but it is stinkin' funny.

Kevin talks about The Green Team, a comic from 1975. This sounds truly awful. Yet, in a weird way, compelling. In an awful sort of way.

Speaking of bad comics, how about this one? Holy crap, this looks bad.

ChaosMonkey talks about a comic he shouldn't own. It's Supreme, from back when Image was a sucky company.

Natalie Portman goes bald for her role in V for Vendetta. The movie will suck regardless.

The always crazy John Byrne weighs in on Miracleman. I love Byrne - he's nuts.

Everybody loves Kang, right? Of course they do!

Rose is taking a break. Get well soon, Rose!

Politics. Because you need to know about the politics!

This is a really interesting article about the lessons we didn't learn in Vietnam. It's from a left-wing perspective, so it's not that cheery, but it highlights again a major failing of this administration: the lack of knowledge of history (either deliberately or not), a charge that could conceivably be leveled at many Americans. It's a shame that we don't want to learn history. History teaches us many things.

Was Jesus gay? Boy, wouldn't that be fun?

A group of high-schoolers refuse to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance when it's read in Arabic. Nice to know that we continue to teach hatred to our children.

Bill Frist encounters things he didn't expect on a simple shoe-buying expedition!

ABC News: Not interested in covering the Iraq War! Then they apologized. Is it any wonder I get my news from Jon Stewart and Steven Grant?

A prominent Bush appointee to the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs in the Food and Drug Administration is accused by his wife of raping her. I don't want to sound gleeful about the hypocrisy (Dr. Hager is, of course, a good Christian), but I do want to point out, once again, the fact that no one in this administration is accountable to anything.

The religious right in Oregon makes the case FOR gay rights. Huh? It's true!

A college student in Texas gets arrested for saying a naughty word in Ann Coulter's general direction. Ladies and gentlemen, the United States of America. This is via Alphonse van Worden.

Krys is having fun with using images to make her point. Check her out! She's smarter than I am!

Here's an interesting essay about Pat Buchanan and his stupid ideas about World War II. Here's Buchanan's original column. He's an idiot, but unfortunately, people take him seriously, which makes him the worst kind of idiot.

Is Zell Miller on crack? You be the judge! Caliban has added me to his (her?) list of links, too, for which I thank him (her?). I don't know where he (she?) discovered me, but thanks.

Democratic administrations are better at running the country's economy than Republican ones. This link via Greg Morrow.

Miscellaneous. Because it's where all the cool kids go!

May is National Masturbation Month. Bet you didn't know that! Read a funny article about, well, pleasuring yourself.

An interesting article about why people like strict churches.

It's a ranking of movie villains! Because you have nothing better to do.

Dave Chappelle talks about why he's in South Africa. It's sad that a comedian can speak more eloquently about religion than our politicians. This link is via Andrew Sullivan.

The Doorman wonders if he's racist. Interesting.

If you've always wanted to read Dracula but never got around to it, you can now read it as a blog. It's an interesting idea, especially because the novel is written like a journal and letters and other stuff that is conducive to blogs. Sam Costello at Dark, But Shining pointed this out.

Does abortion really reduce crime?

A Utah biology teacher dissects a dog while it's still alive! That's just weird. The link comes from Heretical Ideas, which also links to this site, where you can buy your Bush Jesus fish. Don't you wish I was kidding.

Speaking of Sara (and I was, way back at the beginning of this post), she was apparently a little lonely last week. Wow. Totally inappropriate for children, in case you're wondering. I would never do this, but it's fiercely courageous, I think. Wow.

Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

Congratulations! If your mission in life
is not already to preserve the English tongue,
it should be. You can smell a grammatical
inaccuracy from fifty yards. Your speech is
revered by the underlings, though some may
blaspheme and call you a snob. They're just
jealous. Go out there and change the world.

How grammatically correct are you? (Revised with answer key)
brought to you by Quizilla

(This quiz is linked to by Erin, whose blog is another that's consistently entertaining.)

There's some cheesecake pictures here, so if you don't like that sort of thing, don't go here, but I just found the fact that this motion picture exists just, well, truly bizarre. Only in Japan!

Woody thinks I hate him because he tagged me with that meme thing. How silly. Where will I get my off-season Cincinnati football information if not for Woody?

Sleeping together is for suckers! My wife would probably agree.

Want to see pictures of abandoned places? Sure you do! Go here. Some are seriously creepy. This is courtesy of Welcome to Blog.

Laura Gjovaag links to an unusual ultrasound that Warren Ellis found.

I'm not fishing for comments, but do you guys actually click on these links, or at least some of them? I had other things to do today, so I wasn't doing this the whole time, but this took me pretty much all day. I love providing a public service for y'all, but man, this is hard work (well, "work" in the sitting on my ass kind of way, not in the heavy lifting or, you know, productive kind of way) and if you guys don't care, I'll do other things. I know some of you dig this, but does anyone else? Just wondering.

Our house is almost completely painted (the interior, that is)! Yippee! I also finished a book yesterday, so next time, I'll bore you with the details! Can you stand the suspense????


Blogger layne said...

I'm a Grammar God too! Doesn't explain why I usually end up revising my posts at least three times...well, maybe it does.

Great stuff as per!

16/5/05 8:53 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I'm a little suspicious of the quiz. I'm thinking of doing it deliberately poorly just to see if it comes up with something different.

16/5/05 9:35 AM  
Blogger Gunji said...

Was just wandering through random blogs, cuz I started my own yesterday. I try to leave a comment at every blog I visit. But I found out really fast that most blogs are like messages from alien planets to me. Anyway, keep up the good work!

Gunji -

16/5/05 9:53 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Hello, Gunji. Your blog is off to a fine start. Sigh. Just another one I have to check out on a regular basis. I hope you come back again - I'm no alien, I think!

16/5/05 1:19 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

I address the Ann Coulter/UT item here, Greg:

16/5/05 7:10 PM  
Blogger Logan said...

Umm..I clicked the links, to actually answer the question...

16/5/05 9:30 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks, Logan - that's all I wanted!

17/5/05 7:53 AM  
Blogger Woody! said...

I don't think you hate me, I just wouldn't be surprised if you did. Mostly cause I hate those who tag me and wish to grind them into dust.

Stop by the Sock drawer today for more off-season Bengals stuff! You know you want to!

17/5/05 11:58 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm always flattered when I get mentioned in one of your posts time, maybe you could mention I'm not really the lonely sad woman I can sometimes make myself out to be? lol j/k thank you again.

17/5/05 5:13 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Sara: You know, I have an idea about a post that will revolve totally around you and Walker. Be warned! And it will be nice. Bwah-ha-ha-ha!

17/5/05 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burgas you know I wait for Sunday to come around!! Then I anxiously comment about your links Monday morning.

17/5/05 11:10 PM  
Blogger Roxy said...

I LOVE YOUR LINKS. It's horrible...I waste a ton of time on your Sunday posts...

I too am a Grammar God but I retook it with some errors and was a Grammar Student.

18/5/05 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Mike Loughlin said...

I loved the church sign. There's a crazy church near my parents' house that puts up signs like that. My favorite was "'I'll Be Back' - Arnold said it, Jesus Meant It!"

(And note the appropriate placement of the apostrophe and quotation marks: I'm another Grammar God! I rule over the realm of punctuation!)

19/5/05 5:02 AM  

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