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My Submission…

June 30, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

Rar! (The capchta on the contact page over at snappedshot seems to be not working. I’ll enter this in the a.m.)

Islamic Rage Boy

June 30, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Jon, MSM and New Media.

Photojournalism blog Snapped Shot is holding a Photoshop parody contest on the newest Internet sensation, Islamic Rage Boy. (For a full discussion/dissection of this serial angry protestor, see Christopher Hitchens’ blistering article.) Here’s my submission… the Islamic Rage Dispenser: Update: A cordial welcome to our flood of visitors from Snapped Shot, Bharat-Rakshak.com, jolt.co.uk, and many • Read More »

Re: The National

June 29, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Re: The National | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, Music.

Peter Mansbridge and Knowlton Nash have a band? Cool! Oh, wait. Nevermind…

Friday Music Blogging: The National

June 29, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Music.

Today’s post is about The National. Calm down Kevin, it’s not that The National, but rather the critically acclaimed band from Cincinnati. Their 2005 release, Alligator, won several “Best Album of the Year” nods from the hipper critics. Last month they released an even better album, called Boxer. Their lead singer has a laconic baritone • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 6/28.

June 28, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 6/28. | Filed in: Jon, Politics, Quotes.

“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” –Chief Justice John Roberts today in the Court’s 5-4 decision to limit the use of racial preferences in public school enrollment

Quote of the day, 6/27/07

June 27, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the day, 6/27/07 | Filed in: Jon, Politics, Quotes.

“On Hardball just now, Elizabeth Edwards called in to challenge Ann Coulter not to use any more ‘personal attacks’ against her husband. Yes, that’s the way to rebut charges of wimpery: Send your wife to beg people to stop hitting you.” –David Weigel, Reason magazine (Hat tip: Jonah at The Corner)

So, Jon,

June 27, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Technology.

Are you in line already? ‘Cause it looks like the darn thing might actually live up to the hype.

Prayers Needed

June 26, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Police suspect foul play in QC missing teen case She was in my wife’s eighth grade class a while ago. Pray that God will be merciful and that not matter the outcome, His love and power will be better-known throughout the town of Queen Creek. Update: It looks like the worst has happened.

BYOS

June 25, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on BYOS | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

(Bring Your Own Salt) While I prefer my margaritas on the simple side (Herradura Silver, Cointreau and lime juice on the rocks with no salt in a highball glass) I have to admire this guy’s attention to excess. Behold, the V-8 powered frozen margarita machine! Via Gizmodo.

Requiem for a fisking

June 25, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Requiem for a fisking | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

By and large, I’m not a big fan of fisking, as doing so tends to ramp the rhetoric up and not down. But funny is funny. And this one is pretty funny. “Welcome to the birth of conversational marketing.” – We’ve reinvented payola and given it five more syllables. Read the whole thing. Via Daring • Read More »

Saturday Music Blogging: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

June 23, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Music Blogging: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Filed in: Kevin, Music.

I’ve been a huge fan of The Jesus And Mary Chain for decades, and it’s good to see they’re still influencing the bands of today. Without further ado, I give you Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Enjoy. And yes, I know, the drummer’s dad is the lead singer for The Call. Man, I feel old now. • Read More »

The gang that couldn’t see straight.

June 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The gang that couldn’t see straight. | Filed in: Kevin, Military.

Geez, is there no one in the Democratic party who knows what an American soldier looks like? (Via Captain’s Quarters). I guess the only troops the Dems can support are Canadian. What’s the old saying? “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times, it’s on purpose”? That’s two.

Friday Music Blogging: BATTLES

June 22, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Music.

I’m at a loss to even describe this week’s offering. The album Mirrored by the band Battles is unlike anything I’ve heard. While listening, I can cherry-pick the occasional musical reference point (post-rock here, a little prog there, wait — was that metal? or techno?), taken whole it sounds like a new genre of rock. • Read More »

Another one

June 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Another one | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

“Dramatic Chipmunk” joins “Astronaut Love Triangle” on the list of great unused band names. Although I admit it brings up the mental image of Alvin, Simon and Theodore doing a scene from Hamlet…

Dramatic Chipmunk.

June 21, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Dramatic Chipmunk. | Filed in: Humor, Jon.

Watch the this five-second video three times in a row: There. Now you’ll be thinking about the “Dramatic Chipmunk” for the rest of the week. (Hat tip: Mr. Lileks at buzz.mn.)

Growing Pains

June 21, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Growing Pains | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

The Fetching Mrs. Creighton is a middle-school teacher in Queen Creek and in her ten years in the district we’ve seen the town of Queen Creek and its school district go from a drowsy farming community to Little Subdivision On The Prairie. With the out-of-control growth of the last 5 years and this year’s housing • Read More »

Congress, we’re just not that into you…

June 21, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Congress, we’re just not that into you… | Filed in: Jon, MSM and New Media, Politics.

Yikes. The nation’s confidence in Congress has just hit an all-time low: Just 14% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress. This 14% Congressional confidence rating is the all-time low for this measure, which Gallup initiated in 1973. The previous low point for Congress was 18% at several • Read More »

Rumblin’ nuns!

June 20, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Rumblin’ nuns! | Filed in: Jon, Religion.

The whole Transubstantiation vs. Consubstantiation debate has really gotten out of hand in Cyprus: Two people were injured and another two were arrested after scuffles broke out between two rival factions of nuns residing in an Old Calendarist convent in Avdellero late last night. Nuns and priests from both sides confronted each other after unrest • Read More »

Proud to say he’s mine.

June 20, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Proud to say he’s mine. | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, Politics.

Go git ’em, Jeff. And I love this paragraph: “Unlike some of his rank-and-file peers, Flake isn’t afraid to confront powerful appropriators who wield the ability to grant or withhold money from members’ districts. Flake doesn’t request earmarks for his district so he’s free to go on the attack.” THAT’S how you represent the best • Read More »

What hump?

June 18, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on What hump? | Filed in: Kevin, Sports.

Now that this season of the NBA has come to a merciful conclusion, the Phoenix sports scene is all a-twitter with rumors about what the Suns need to do in the off-season to get over the hump, beat San Antonio and get into the finals. There’s talk of trading Shawn Marion and Boris Diaw and • Read More »