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!


The Robot Pope, Ann Coulter is angry, the Face of Doom, and the caviar Virgin Mary - it must be the links!

It was a tough week to surf the Internet, because the children were quite evil and decided, even more so than usual, that sleeping is for suckers. Norah kept falling asleep in my arms, and the instant I tried to put her in her crib, she would wake up. And laugh. "That's concentrated evil," say I.¹

So the links are not as abundant as they usually are, but they're still high quality. Would I let you down in that department? And next week they won't be here, because I am, quite literally, taking a few days off. I mean, getting on a plane and flying to someplace else. So here are your links for this (and next) week:

The funny stuff.

My friend Barbara pointed out Harriet Miers' blog. Truly brilliant and twisted.

Where to go in case of a zombie attack.

Ten ways to improve the quality of life in the U.S. My favorite: put Stan Lee on the 20-dollar bill.

Chris Sims and Kevin Church rhapsodize about Dave Campbell. Dave Campbell, of course, is the genius mastermind behind Dave's Long Box.

Children ask the best questions.

Hail the Robot Pope!

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Here are photoshopped pictures showing what the world would be like if characters from Middle Earth existed. Like, say, what happened to Saruman after he fled Isengard?

I found the link at Sarcasmo's Corner. Posted by Picasa

The comic book stuff.

T. is angry about the recent portrayals of Superman and Wonder Woman. I like T. I don't agree with him very often, because he's a good conservative, but he makes interesting points about comics and society. And then we can argue, which we do. It's fun!

Marc Singer has interesting thoughts about Grant Morrison's Arkham Asylum.

Holy. Dear. God.

Today's out-of-context comic book panel is brought to you by Tom Peyer. Posted by Picasa

The political stuff.

The House sends bill to the Senate that "streamlines" the rules about building new oil refineries. Including some of the ones that force companies to come up with blends that reduce air pollution. Apparently a lot of Republicans either voted against this or didn't vote, but Bill Frist and Tom DeLay used "the photos" and the bill passed by 2 votes. The Republicans' contempt for anything not oil-related continues!

Hey, remember that Supreme Court decision about government taking private land and giving it to other private owners? Remember how it wasn't going to destroy our way of life? Well, it's already starting. This is sad. A New Jersey town is trying to steal private land to give it to a different developer who happens to be in bed with the local government. America is awesome! I found this at Tuesday Morning Quarterback. I always tell you that you should read it! It's not just about football! Lots of other stories of abuse here.

Why we need a line-item veto. Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) attached an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act permitting the government to collect the DNA of ANYONE detained by federal authorities, whether or not they are convicted or even charged with a crime. Of course, Bush wouldn't use the line-item veto, but still. I found this on Blog for Arizona.

Here are options for after Roe v. Wade gets overturned. It's coming, people! Surprisingly, it's not all apocalyptic. I don't want it to happen, but we won't return to the Dark Ages, either.

This article is about the underclass. It deals a lot with illegitimate children and the effect they have on society. I found it at Ace of Spades, who, not surprisingly, blames illegitimacy mostly on women. I read Ace of Spades, but I disagree with almost everything he writes. He has some seriously medieval views of women, I'll tell you that much. Read his reaction and see if I'm off base!

Ann Coulter gets her panties in a serious bunch over Harriet Miers. I love when Ann Coulter is angry. This is all over the 'net, but I saw it at Balloon Juice.

An Islamic cleric gets it about religion and politics.

The Signs of the Apocalypse stuff.

Eeeek! It's the Face of Doom!

If you can't tell where the Face of Doom is, go here to see it better. Posted by Picasa

Seattle is considering banning lap dances. Dear God, no!

Roger pointed this story out to me: The guy who invented fake dog testicles. Prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs. The cure for cancer? The cure for AIDS? Screw that - unmanned dogs need their manhood back!

The miscellaneous stuff.

Everyone knows Boy George got busted for possession, right? Well, now comes news that his lawyer says the cocaine in his apartment wasn't his. According to the lawyer, Mr. Boy has a lot of people in his apartment, and any of them could have left the coke. I don't really have an opinion about this, but I love when people get busted for drugs, and their defense is, "All the people I know are losers who do drugs, but it wasn't mine." My advice: stop hanging out with those kinds of people. It seems so simple. If you read the story, by the way, there is a great picture of Boy, looking, well, idiotic.

Opening soon in London will be a sexual "theme park." Now, before you go booking your plane tickets, it's just an educational museum kind of thing - no "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride," if you get my meaning! Stupid educational kinky stuff.

Here's a story about a Russian art gallery that has removed a Virgin Mary made out of caviar. Now, as stupid as art made out of caviar is, don't crazy Christians have better things to do? I guess the answer is: if they're crazy, no.

This is pretty funny: A man and woman were arrested in India for loud porn. Apparently, in India (and here, for all I know) you have to keep your porn quiet. Sounds reasonable. Those people who aren't getting any don't want to hear others who are, after all.

This is just icky. A man and his mother had a twin burial. What's so icky about that? His mother died 21 years ago, and he kept her embalmed as per her wishes. How to you get women with that sort of situation?

Fun links to sites about Manos the Hands of Fate, quite possibly the worst movie ever made.

Sarcasmo's Corner links to Haunted photos. Buy your own!

Here and here are interesting discussions about why more people don't believe in evolution. A response comes, of course, from Pharyngula.

This is an interesting article, but the headline cracked me up: To More Inmates, Life Term Means Dying Behind Bars. Um, what did they think "life term" means? This is from Balloon Juice.

The Catholic Church has issued a document saying that not all the Bible is literally true. Damned politically correct Catholics! Don't they know it's ALL TRUE! This is from Andrew Sullivan.

Ashley has a problem at the local watering hole. This post has strippers!

Enjoy the links! I know you may only waste half the time you usually do, but I hope they still keep you away from spending time with your families for a little while!

¹ Name that movie reference! It's old-school!


Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

The quiet sex story reminds me of that song on Paul Simon's first album:
Couple in the next room
Bound to win a prize
They’ve been goin’ at it all night long
Well I’m tryin’ to get some sleep
But these motel walls are cheap
Lincoln duncan is my name
And here’s my song, here’s my song

9/10/05 1:59 AM  
Blogger Afe said...

Hey, I could choke on that many links. Must remember to chew thoroughly.

9/10/05 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time Bandits

10/10/05 8:19 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Excellent, Anonymous. I was beginning to worry about my erudite readership ...

10/10/05 10:50 AM  

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