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!


Man, I can't come up with anything clever today - my brain is fried. It's Sunday, so that means time-wasting links. You know you want them!

You only have a few more days to enter my comics giveaway contest! The details are here!

Sign my GuestMap! You know you want to! Dorina is the latest to chime in. Hello, Dorina!

This is weird. I'm covered with what I think are flea bites. I'm praying it's not measles or chicken pox (which I can't remember having when I was young). I'm pretty sure they're flea bites, though, and I'm pretty sure I got them at my filthy school, where the filthy kids wallow in their own filth because God forbid they take a shower. I'm really itchy.

That's a fine way to begin our Sabbath Day Jaunt Across The Vastness Of Cyberspace, ain't it? Okay, let's dive right in!

Funny stuff. We can always use a chuckle (or a chortle, or even a guffaw).

Chris Cope points us to favorite words that aren't in the dictionary. I actually use "ginormous" often.

Latigo Flint tells us five things he's not afraid of. If you're out there, Roxy, you should check this blog out, since you're missing the funny stuff.

Steven mouths off about Jeff, the sleepy Wiggle, and gets 93 comments! I thought I had too much time on my hands.

Disturbing but funny pictures. You have been warned!

Oh, that wacky Mike Sterling - ruining our love of Archie and Jughead and the Riverdale gang like that!

Star Wars is a tool of Satan! I really think they're serious about this. Brought to you by Tom Peyer, of course.

Unwritten rules of social etiquette. The first in a series, let's hope.

Jay Pinkerton's examination of the minor prophets continues with Jonah. Not for the faint of heart.

Comic books nerdiness. Let your inner nerd loose!

I will soon be writing my columns about Comics You Should Own at Buzzscope. Check it out!

Dial B for Blog is fun for the comics geek inside all of us. You know he's there, deep down!

A really excellent look at Supreme Power. I keep telling people to buy it! Why won't they listen?

In the "not-for-the-easily-offended" category comes Batman and Robin watercolors (or, Batman and Robin as they were meant to be and certainly as Dr. Wertham saw them). Funny stuff. One wonders about the copyrights ...

The Absorbascon shows us again why the Silver Age was a great time for comic books.

Ian has an interesting essay about Alan Moore and his reactions to comics these days. Alan Moore is a wildly fascinating dude, even if you're not a comics fan.

If you've ever considered opening up your own comic book store, you should read Comic Riot. It's fascinating.

Political crap. Because the world's a shithole, so why shouldn't you know about it?

Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic Leader, gave an interesting speech this week, which you can read here. I don't agree with everything he said, but it's a good speech. I'm sure the link is other places, but I found it at Blog for Arizona. Hey! I thought that was me! BfA also has an interesting post about the rise of the religious mainstream and a (broken) link to the Interfaith Alliance. I'm not religious at all (sorry), but this is intriguing, and it would be nice if more religious types acted in a truly religious manner.

By now everyone knows Bill Maher is a traitor. If you don't read why he is here. That pesky freedom of speech - it's a bitch, isn't it?

Bush as Ahab? You be the judge!

The big agricultural businesses are introducing legislation stripping local governments from controlling food supplies. Because, you know, local governments don't like it when kids in their communities hit puberty at eight from the hormones in the food. I wonder what side of this issue the Republicans, with their mantra of states' rights, is on? This is the kind of thing that should make the newspapers, but doesn't. It's chilling.

No matter what side of the abortion debate you're on, this story pretty much proves that it's illegal. I don't know why pro-lifers whine about it being legal. It's NOT, people!

Jose Padilla is still in jail, by the way. He may become this generation's Leonard Peltier, who's still alive, don't you know, and has been in prison for over 25 years for a crime he didn't commit.

Laura Gjovaag links to this story about the government of Bahrain cracking down on bloggers. I hope someone doesn't read this to Bush - it might give him an idea (although one is better than none, I suppose).

Dave points out this sign, which I've seen other places too. It's wrong for a Muslim to denounce Christianity as a great lie, but fine for an American preacher to do the same to Islam, I guess.

Mah Two Cents has a post about A judge in Indiana who has decreed that a 9-year-old's parents cannot teach him "non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals." Un-frickin-believable. The parents are Wiccans, by the way. Those damned activist judges! (Oh, wait a minute, this is good activism, right?)

Who knew the people who run MTV were such raging Republicans? This link is from AmericaBlog.

The Disgruntled Chemist links to this article that says federal anti-discrimination laws don't cover gay people. Well, of course not. Them gays don't deserve it, man - they should be grateful we don't round them all up and shoot them, the preverts!

Lots of people have mentioned this, but I saw it first on Thomas's blog. Yes, Tom DeLay is angry because a fictional show picked on him. How did this guy ever even get into politics? He's so thin-skinned.

The Museum of Left Wing Lunacy links to the Republican National Committee web site, which has a video tribute to our troops (it's Memorial Day, if you didn't know), and to the Democratic National Committee web site, which doesn't. It then asks if we can question the Dems' patriotism now. Sure, as long as we can question the patriotism of Republicans who lied about the war, wanted to invade Iraq and had to be convinced by Tony Blair to invade Afghanistan, and lied about Pat Tillman's death (and probably plenty of others, as well). How about that?

Miscellaneous. You know, the leftovers.

From the "More Of What's Wrong With Our Country" File, we get a mother who hired a stripper to perform at her 16-year-old son's birthday party. This ties into my rant from a few days ago - parents who want to be friends with their kids. What 16-year-old wouldn't think his mom was the coolest if she hired him a stripper? Who cares if it's bad parenting? Two quotes stand out from this story, both by the mother: "I tried to do something special for my son. It didn't harm him," and "Who are they to tell me what I can and can't show to my own children?" There used to be something in our world called common sense. It's gone now.

Boy, it was a good week over at Firedoglake. I care nothing about the Indianapolis 500, but here's an interesting post about Danica Patrick, the fourth woman to race, and the reaction of the good ol' boys to her qualifying. There's also a good picture of a tank, the irony of getting rid of Tom Daschle, Carl Karcher's hypocrisy ... just read the whole damned thing!

The Smithsonian Institution can be bought for $16,000. They will allow a group to screen a film arguing for intelligent design. Ye Gods. This link comes from The Huffington Post.

The Ministry of Information links to this. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but it's nothing icky. Trust me!

St. Nate's blog is another one that has too much good stuff. Sheesh. Specifically, he has a post about laws that are weird, including a link to this article about a woman who was threatened with firing because she was living in sin with a man (which is against the law in North Carolina). Any bets on if the man worked for the Sheriff's Department he also would be told to clean up his act?

The ex-king of Cambodia has a blog! Most of it is in French, but if that's your thing, here it is!

This is a couple of weeks old, but the picture is just ... well, you be the judge. Again, not icky.

Australia has a National Sorry Day. I'm, ahem, sorry, but that's just stupid. Don't worry so much about the past, man - make the present and future better. Any Australians out there reading who apologized to their aboriginal neighbors? I'm just wondering.

Get your desktop trebuchet here!

PostSecret is a weird little blog. You can write your innermost secrets on a postcard and send them in, and it will get posted. Some of these are downright disturbing. This comes from Dr. Sordid, who cadged it from Neil Gaiman. Oh, that Neil! (Another blog suggested it might be fake. Well, maybe.)

On Location with Rick Lee is a photo blog. It's very neat.

Rick at Dark, But Shining may have just swallowed his own tongue. Find out why. It involves two words: Poe and Stallone. The horror, the horror!

Parse this sentence! The wacky Disgruntled Chemist gives us this.

Goin' Ape links to a blog by an angry teacher (and it's not me!), as well as a right-wing housewife who's also into the crazy sex. Inconceivable! (Say it in your best Wallace Shawn voice!)

Danielle is awesome, especially when she talks about being a Negro.

Well, the television season is pretty much over. I liked the finale of Deadwood (lots of stuff I really didn't see coming), I wonder if I will watch Desperate Housewives next year, since it seems like the mystery has been cleared up and now it will just be more soap operatic, which doesn't interest me. 24 was good, and Lost could have been better, but it was still good. Lots o' people have weighed in, especially on the latter two. Suspension of Disbelief gives us what was wrong, legally, with the Desperate Housewives season finale. Jumbotron 6000 looks at the 24 season finale. Woody also checks out 24. Dave gives us his take on Lost, as does Kung Fu Monkey. Woody watches Lost, too, and here are his thoughts. Nik looks at both of them. Nik used to come around here, but he's been missing lately. I must have offended him somehow. He still has a cool blog. Finally, here is some fun with Lost numbers.

And if you're reading, Yazil, WTF? You and your little pal couldn't stop by to get your diplomas on one of the two last days of the year, the most boring days ever, and see your old teacher? I may weep. Any excuses?

Well, that was fun. Enjoy!


Blogger Nik said...

I still love you, man (said with a beer-drenched air), just haven't been posting comments as much on other blogs lately ever since that incident with NAMBLA and the attorney general's office. Rest assured I'm watching, oh yes, I'm always watching, watching, watching....

29/5/05 6:45 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I just thought it was because I called you a goofball for not identifying the Empress Hotel correctly. Oh, NAMBLA - I have to renew my membership ...

29/5/05 6:56 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

And Thomas - patience a young Jedi must have. These things take time, and today the Demon Child decided to cut her nap short. I hope it meets with your approval!

29/5/05 7:43 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

Ah, I knew it was the Empress -- just didn't feel it was essential to name it. But now you have forever shamed me and I will never slack again.

29/5/05 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Burgas! The funny thing is that I was at school. I went Thursday because i decided to go to Senior Gradnite. I didnt know you were at school but, no excuse is good enough to miss out on saying good bye to my FAVORITE teacher. I mean it.

29/5/05 10:25 PM  
Blogger N said...

* Jay Pinkerton is a straight-up genius. All of his stuff is good, but the Back of the Bible deserves to be a book and on the best-seller list. it's that funny and edutaintional.

* Tom DeLay is a stupid, depraved hypocrite --- of course he's going to get upset over criticism. It's just like Cheney using profanity when congress is in session even as the FCC turn into the Taliban.

* No, that Alabama Republican doesn't want Maher prosecuted. No, no. That's not why he brought it up. Oh. Then why did he? Oh yeah. Now his name is in a national story. What a happy (but totally unforeseen!) side effect of singling out a TV personality! (It's called the Quayle Effect.)

30/5/05 7:02 AM  
Blogger Roxy said...

Thanks for the mmmm mmmm good links. I'm currently on Latigo Flint and I have about 12 other windows launched just because you said they were good! There goes my Memorial Day!

30/5/05 9:36 AM  
Blogger layne said...

Congrats on the column!

30/5/05 5:36 PM  
Blogger Latigo Flint said...

I treat spider bites, and repel future attacks, with a soothing gasoline and mercury balm. Mayhap would work for fleas as well.

31/5/05 1:16 AM  
Blogger Astrid said...

Yes, I signed your Guestmap, but being from Holland, signing Guestmaps is hard, since the flag is so big and the country is so little, before you know it, I am living between the wales in the ocean, the fries in Belgium, or the bradwurst in Germany!

2/6/05 12:56 PM  
Blogger Zelda said...

Thanks for the links. Come up and see me sometime.

7/6/05 10:08 AM  

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