Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Well Holy Jeebus...

... it's been a long-ass time since I updated this site. And it will probably be quite a while longer until I start updating with actual content again. This site may be in need of a facelift, I haven't decided - maybe a least a change in color. Either way, due to an impending leave of absense from this country for a month, I will probably not be updating until I get back. However: I'm willing to give you "The Flex Promise:" daily updates will begin again on February 1st, 2006. That's kind of a long-ass time away, but I can't realistically get abosrbed back into blogging until then. If you're interested in any blog entries I may make during my stay abroad, I would like to point you to my personal blog (link in the right sidebar, towards the top). In the meanwhile, I would like to give a little holiday treat to those that may still check this blog out: some more blogs in the sidebar.

Today I'm givin' y'all some real special blogs. Something in the vein of the Friday Bootlegs I do/used to do. These are music blogs and they contain with them free downloads and information on hard to find music (punk and its ilk, basically). Here they are:

7 Inch Punk
- Just what the name implies, free downloads & information about rare/out of print & classic punk singles. Rock out!

Something I Learned Today... - More punk, with a little more in the way of a writeup and not necessarily just singles. Misc tracks, full albums, singles, bootleg cuts, you name it. An awesome site, highly recommended.


Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Merry Christmas

This blog may not be updated for a while, so in the offchance I don't update until after Christmas, here's some holiday sentiments (in song lyrics form!) for y'all:
HAPPY XMAS (War Is Over)
(Lennon/Ono)

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

Chorus:
A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

Chorus

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Christmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

Chorus

War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Christmas
So, enjoy the holidays.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Too fucking good...

...to not mention. From the genious that is Sam Seder:

PHILLIPS: Let's start with the holiday card. What do you think, Sam?

SEDER: Listen, as far as the war on Christmas goes, I feel like we should be waging a war on Christmas. I mean, I believe that Christmas, it's almost proven that Christmas has nuclear weapons, can be an imminent threat to this country, that they have operative ties with terrorists and I believe that we should sacrifice thousands of American lives in pursuit of this war on Christmas. And hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money.

PHILLIPS: Is it a war on Christmas, a war Christians, a war on over-political correctness or just a lot of people with way too much time on their hands?

SEDER: I would say probably, if I was to be serious about it, too much time on their hands, but I'd like to get back to the operational ties between Santa Claus and al Qaeda.

PHILLIPS: I don't think that exists. Bob? Help me out here.

SEDER: We have intelligence, we have intelligence.

PHILLIPS: You have intel. Where exactly does your intel come from?

SEDER: Well, we have tortured an elf and it's actually how we got the same information from Al Libbi. It's exactly the same way the Bush administration got this info about the operational ties between al Qaeda and Saddam [...]

KNIGHT: These businesses are taking millions and millions of dollars in from Christians, in particular, and others who celebrate Christmas, giving gifts in the name of the Christmas season, and yet they're so worried about offending people like my opponent here that they don't want to mention the word Christmas. People are sick and tired.

SEDER: Bob, it's the holiday time, I'm not your opponent.

KNIGHT: Yes, you are. Yes, you are.

SEDER: I do agree with Bob. I think what should happen is companies should calculate how much money they're getting from people who are celebrating Christmas and provide exactly that much amount of Merry Christmas, because that is exactly how I would want any type of religious holiday to be celebrated [...]

SEDER: Hannukah is not a high holiday. Our high holidays are Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur, which I'm sure Bob has been protesting why there are not more Yom Kippur sales or Rosh Hashanah sales during those holidays. Why shouldn't there be, right Bob?

KNIGHT: If that was associated with that holiday, then maybe I would join you. But it never has been.

SEDER: Bob, have you ever protested Martin Luther King Day not being celebrated. Do you resent when people don't say "Happy Martin Luther King Day" a month out in advance?


Absolutely brilliant. I haven't laughed that hard in a while.



(from DailyKos)

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

This Strikes Me...

...as pretty amusing:
MONTREAL, Quebec (Reuters) -- In the environmental equivalent of name and shame, countries making what environmental groups call the silliest or most backward comments at climate change talks in Montreal are being awarded toy dump trucks filled with coal.

In a gathering where solar, wind and geothermal power are being touted as ways of saving the planet from global warming, green groups are using the fossil-of-the-day award to take the sting out of talks that aren't making much progress.

Well, there's obiously a serious issue here and progress will have to be made ('cuz lord knows I don't want to be living in a planet where global warming has been left unchecked for 50 more years), but this little stunt is amusing... and who knows... maybe it'll help somethin get done. We can always hope.


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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Hey People!

This is why you shouldn't use the term "feminazi" if you even pretend to be liberal at all:
The term was popularized by prominent broadcaster Rush Limbaugh

Actually, you shouldn't use the term because it's pretty goddamned derogatory and even if you don't mean it, when you're using the term you come off as an unenlightened jackass. If you have a problem with some of the tenents of "militant feminism," then perhaps you could explain your position without the use of extreme right-wing rhetoric which is devisive in all the wrong ways.

P.S. This is coming as someone who used to use the above term because he was ignorant and didn't think about how the expression sounded and didn't necessarily convey the intended meaning behind its use.

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