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Quote of the day from the inimitable Viv Stanshall:
"In the blue wardrobe of heaven are many unused clothes, too tight-fitting yet too beautiful to throw away. And in that wardrobe we hang our likenesses, yellow diaries yellowed with yesterday, thumb smeared with tomorrow. But the now, the present, like the hollow screech of ancient flamingos in search of shrimps, is still vibrantly shocking pink."

Good Question:

If you’re going to ignore the section of Leviticus that bans tattoos, pork, shellfish, round haircuts, polyester and football, how can you possibly turn around and quote Leviticus 18:22 (“You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”) as irrefutable law?

Eleven Things The Bible™ Bans But You Do Anyway

Koan for today:

A student once said to the Buddha "I want happiness. How can I achieve this?"

The Buddha replied "First you must rid yourself of "I" for that is ego which will keep you from the path. Next you must rid yourself of "want" for that is desire which will also keep you from the path. When you rid yourself of these burdens all that is left is happiness"

With this the student gained enlightenment.

*tap* *tap* Is this thing on?

Wow, it's been over a year since I've posted to LJ.
FB has taken over the usual crap I post. Perhaps I should start posting more thoughtful stuff here and leaving the fluff to Mr. Zuckerburg?


This one's for whimmydiddle

How to defrag your computer:

Random Crankiness

Best turn of phrase I've heard in years!

"You cannot begin to comprehend the depths of the fuck of which I do not give!"

I need that on a T-shirt or bumper sticker or something......

Can Someone help me out here?

I'm trying to find the part of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America - this thing here:

Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom ... of the press...

I'm trying to find the part where it says "except in the case where 'a foreign-owned corporate entity needs help keeping their image clean or needs protection from liability' or 'the press is not doing a very good job and people are offended' or 'profits are in danger and capitalism should be defended at all cost' or 'we're trying to protect you folks from getting hurt taking close-up pictures of dying birds' or 'allowing that freedom will interfere with our government's and a foreign-owned corporation's excellent, completely non-criticizable efforts to protect our natural resources' or '65 feet is the universal non-arbitrary limitation on the Freedom of the Press.'"

I can't seem to find it. The text seems fairly absolute. Surely I'm missing it?

Why Am I Not Surprised?

A Few Words Regarding Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan:
Man, Seante Republicans are some skeevy motherfuckers. They attack Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, for lacking experience as a judge. Beyond the fact that John Roberts had only two years of judging under his belt when he became the Grand Poobah Justice of All, there's one reason and one reason only that Kagan hasn't walked across the robed threshold, and that's because Republicans, who, as previously noted, are some skeevy motherfuckers, blocked her nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court back in 1999, with Senate Judiciary Chair Orrin Hatch not even allowing a hearing. Why? Because the Republicans could. And because she and others were nominated by Bill Clinton.

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For those "Excitable Boys" who are regard the Health Care Reform Law to be "the end of America as we know it" and are throwing bricks through the windows of legislators and threatening their children with assassination, here is an open letter from one of the folks who will fuck up your shit if your activities go beyond heated rhetoric.

To those calling for a civil war, this Marine wants you to stop, and think...