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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!


'Twas brillig, and the slithy [links] did gyre and gimble in the wabe

I mentioned last week that the linkage might be done, but I managed to do a bit o' surfing this week, so today we have a bit of a truncated version of the Sunday links. I may or may not be back to full form next week. We shall see.

And in case you missed it because you don't come around here on Saturday because you have better things to do (for shame!), I'm giving stuff away again! Check out the rules.

And sing my GuestMap, if you're so inclined. It's been a while since anyone did, and I'm sad. My best friend Ken (who really needs to get himself a blog, as he is the funniest person I've ever met) signed it, and the recently-returned David also signed it. It's good to see David back at blogging.

So I suppose I should get to the links. Ah yes, the links ...

Let's start with the miscellaneous. Because it's where we all end up when it's all said and done, isn't it?

Tuesday Morning Quarterback is back, baby! If you're a football fan at all and don't read it, you should be dipped in tuna and thrown to a pack of rabid kitties. Even if you don't like football, it's excellent. Why, this week, Mr. Easterbrook links to this story, which is a bit old but still funny. It's about a re-enactment of the battle of Trafalgar. So what's wrong with that, you might ask? Well, according to one of Admiral Nelson's descendants, the British decided to use blue flags and red flags to denote the two sides, instead of saying one is the British side and the other the French/Spanish. She called it the height of political correctness. The money quote: "I'm sure the French and Spanish are adult enough to appreciate we did win the battle." Excellent.

Catallarchy links to this story about two straight Canadian men who have decided to marry. You know, for the tax benefits. Is this what the Republicans mean when they say gay marriage will destroy the institution?

Don't read this if you're easily grossed out. I'm serious - it's icky. No yucky pictures, but it is about food. That's all I want to say because I don't want to spoil the surprise. I got this from the Chronicles of Rhodester.

This guy is in the middle of his quest to visit every Starbucks. You can even track his progress at his web site. I don't know how he's going to keep up with the building of new Starbucks. Overnight one went up in my backyard. They didn't even ask me!

Here's a shocking study: Men overcompensate when their masculinity is threatened and become even more "masculine!" Yes, someone needed to do a test on this. I doubt if it's your tax dollars at work, but it sounds like it could be, doesn't it? I found this on Superfrankenstein.

By the way, today is Melon Day in Turkmenistan. Feel free to celebrate!

Here's an interesting article: Is pornography the same as prostitution? The author says no, but it takes some fancy word-wrangling. I got this at Heretical Ideas.

Let's make fun of celebrities. Because then we don't have to acknowledge the empty holes in our lives!

Here's a weird one: Kimberly Stewart apologizes for calling Jennifer Aniston "homely." This is weird on so many levels. First, who the hell is Kimberly Stewart? Well, she's Rod Stewart's daughter. Second, she called Aniston homely in an interview as she was trying to compliment her. Third, it ruined Aniston's night. Now, Jen dear, I understand you're upset because the most gorgeous man on the planet dumped you for someone who likes to wear vials of blood around her neck, but shouldn't you be a little tougher than that? And finally, are they buddies or something? Why should Aniston care what Stewart thinks of her? Did they even know each other before the interview? Just weird stuff going on.

This is Kimberly Stewart, by the way. If you think I won't say something really mean about people who look like this shouldn't be calling anyone else "homely," well ... you're new here. Posted by Picasa

Go Fug Yourself, the web site devoted solely to making fun of what celebrities wear, was on fire this week. First we have:

Pamela Anderson gazes into her future and can't like where she's heading. Posted by Picasa

Next up is Lindsay Lohan, looking seriously strung out on something. Posted by Picasa

Finally, we have what all tasteful people are wearing out on the town these days, or as the people at the site describe it, a porno bride convention. I have to agree (there's another picture at the link, if you're interested). No, they're not celebrities, but it's a movie premiere, so I'll count it. Posted by Picasa

Special Roxy section of the links!

My pal Roxy was feeling bad that I didn't have a lot of time to surf the web. So she did some surfing for me! And she HAS a job - man, they don't keep her busy, do they? Perhaps she should work on a certain CD she has been promising ...

This is a neat little story about the United States' covert budget.

Weird goings-on in ice cream recipes and such. People get very worked up over stuff like this.

If you're interested in subscribing to Lobster Magazine, you can rest assured that it has been denounced on the floor of the House of Commons. You really can't get a better endorsement than that.

This is awesome. The name of the site says it all: Black People Love Us.

And after a long day of surfing the 'net, you'll be ready to drink. Roxy recommends the Irish Car Bomb followed by the Red-Headed Slut.

Many thanks, my dear. It's always good to have contributors!

Funny stuff. Get some humor in your drab existence!

Bad Barbie and Bad Ken. So very, very, very wrong. I tried to steal a picture to give you an idea about how wrong it is, but couldn't figure out how. Seriously. Very wrong. Very funny.

You knew it deep in your heart and mind, but now there's a web site to confirm it: Tom Cruise is nuts. Rejoice and come out of the closet! Surprisingly enough, Dr. Doom pointed this out.

Gotham Lounge gives us required reading of you're going to post on the Internet. Snide, but oh so true.

Politics and the culture war. We're at war, people, on so many fronts!

Do you want to save your child from gayness? Good thing we have Focus on the Family to give us clues to tell if your child is becoming a homosexual. Plus, there are more family-friendly articles. Thank all that's holy that we have this! Now, if I see a boy who is "less athletic" than other boys, or one who is being bullied, I can denounce him as a fag! Focus on the Family is awesome. I found this story on Balloon Juice.

Tom Peyer links to a conservative forum on which several people went off on Peter Jennings. I just like the guy who doesn't like the mainstream media because, and I quote, "we been diluted." Smashing! I don't care either way about Peter Jennings, but this is a little extreme, I think.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving encourages police abuse. Excellent. I found this on Balloon Juice. The one problem I have with this article is the fact that the parents in question served alcohol at their party, because they wanted to keep an eye on everyone (and they took everyone's keys and made them stay overnight, if you're wondering). If we adhere to the idea that "they'll do it anyway, so let's keep it under our roof," when do parents start giving out marijuana and arranging sex parties? Just wondering.

I like right-wing bloggers who try to make sense of John Roberts' pro bono work on behalf of homosexuals. I'm still ambivalent about Roberts, but did it never occur to these people that he might be a decent human being with, I don't know, opinions? A lot of right-wing organizations are distancing themselves from him, as well. Again, maybe he's not a stereotype. Wouldn't that be interesting?

More people who are better than I am have covered the Cindy Sheehan thing, but this is pretty fun: Bill O'Reilly and Michelle Malkin smear her on the air. O'Reilly called her a traitor, and Malkin said she can't imagine that her son would approve of this behavior. Too bad we can't ask him because, you know, he's dead.

Also from the war front, this wounded soldier refused to meet Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice. He's probably a traitor, too, even though he was wounded in the war. This story and the last one are both from Andrew Sullivan.

I'm sure you've all heard about the white guy who tried to carry explosives on a plane. Looks like it's time for racial profiling of us white guys! Tim McVeigh was a kooky A-Rab kind of guy, too, wasn't he? This has been around, but I saw it first on Majikthise.

Tucker Carlson supports terrorism! Seriously. I wish I was joking.

Tom Peyer link to Freedom America, which is all about taking our beautiful country back from the damned "internationalists" at the UN. Support isolationism!

Well, that's all for this week. A little shorter than usual, but you understand. I will be back with pictures tomorrow of more spectacular Australian scenery, and I should be able to find at least some links for next week.

Remember: I'm giving stuff away!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a major difference between Charo and Pamela Anderson: Charo has an actual talent.

When she was young, before she was famous, she studied classical guitar with the legendary Andres Segovia.

14/8/05 3:55 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Oh, come on - haven't you seen Pam Anderson's old Playboy pictorials? Now that's talent!

I will take your word for it about Charo, but she left her talent behind a LONG time ago.

14/8/05 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I will take your word for it about Charo, but she left her talent behind a LONG time ago."

I dunno, she can still rock a classical guitar pretty well. It just doesn't get any attention because her latina bimbette comedianne schtick took precedence a long time ago, being far more marketable than Spanish guitar.

On the 'Surreal Life' series she was on, they had a segment showing her performing at some casino in California, playing Spanish guitar. Not bad at all.

14/8/05 5:12 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

More interesting nuggets from Anonymous. All I'm saying is that she has, in your words, become a "latina bimbette comedienne" and flaunts that. And as far as I know, she did it herself. That would be kind of interesting to hear her play guitar, though.

14/8/05 5:47 PM  

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