February 18, 2009

Warning from a Different Angle

Warning from a Different Angle
Originally uploaded by NONfinis
I just wanted to post this sign, as a warning to fellow slugs and fellow readers... occasionally in life, you may stumble across a plot of land that will either swallow you whole, or emit noxious gases which will rip the life from your lungs.


February 06, 2009

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January 30, 2009

Stupid People Still Get Air Time in 2009

Not that it should come as any great surprise to anyone here, but it's sadly true.  There is a whole dedicated channel to stupid people being allowed to air stupid nonsense that hasn't been thought out.

That channel.  C'mon, do I really have to say it?


Case in point, something that James A.C. sent to me the other day: http://tinyurl.com/b98yut

Now, before some random Republican or conservative stumbles across this and automatically assumes I'm some crazed liberal who wants to wrap aborted fetuses in the American flag and eat them with a side of French wine, let me put it out that I fully believe that liberals as much as conservatives can have some really, really stupid positions on things.

Code Pink is a glaring example of the liberal side of stupid.

What really bothers me about Fox, and about the mentally-challenged anchors on that link above is not that they are conservatives... it's that they are dullards.  They have no ability to think... to truly analyze a situation and provide reasoned and inform thought and debate to the table.  I could care less if they were conservatives... in fact, I would actually like more thought out conservative anchors and broadcasters, such that instead of automatically getting a queasy feeling in my stomach whenever I hear someone say "conservative" (a sad byproduct of a small ideological section of a party dominating the rest of the party's message), I would enjoy hearing viewpoints that in some cases I would agree with.

I especially like hearing the reasoned fiscally conservative Republican ideas on taxes and urban spending (what with Seattle's horrid ability to actually plan a construction and road project or two...).

Anyway, the point of this post is less a rally against conservatism and Republicans, and far more a rally against stupid people being allowed more than five seconds of air time on a news station.  After all, isn't that the reason why we created American Idol and the rest of the reality television lunacy out there?

January 27, 2009

Ravenous Delight

Ah, it feels like it's been too long... far too long.

"Too long for what?" you ask... well...

Too long for another edition of James-2-James, the furthering adventures of our favorite slugs, James A. Collins, and James N. Miller:

Arc 1, Chapter 5:  Bite of the Bear
And not just James and... well James, but a whole host of other characters, as you can see from the cover.  So go ahead, click on that picture, and open your wandering minds to another world, and another time!

But, Beware the Bear!

January 25, 2009

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January 15, 2009

Updates on Nothing

A few things crossed my mind, which I shall write about... Now.

First, thanks to Smursh for that... lovely review of what I think was The Mummy 3.  Essentially helpful since, really, who wants to see a third Mummy movie when Rachel Weisz isn't in it.  She made the previous movies barely tolerable.

Well, that and the fact that The Mummy Returns poached all sorts of scenes from not only its predecessor, but every movie in the universe, including ET.  (Don't know what I'm talking about?  Netflix it and find out.)

Secondly, in a gentle perusing of the last few months, something caught my eye, which I thought I would use to prod James with, and thus I commence with the blockquotes:

August 27, 2008

TIFH ( epilogue )

Originally this was going to be "Things I Hate" - I even started a new blog to have them all nicely by themselves. Going over the idea I've come to the conclusion that such an act is selfish and self-centered. Why have my own blog when I have this perfectly fine one? What am I trying to do, combat some website like ( 1000awesomethings.com ) ?? of course not.

That and then I would have to setup a new layout and make it look all pretty. Fuck, even the slugs board isn't pretty. Why waste my time trying to make a second website all fancy when this one isn't. Hrmph.

So I've decided to post it here. And I changed the name, it isn't "Things I Hate" now it is "Things I Fuckin' Hate" - Like the total name change? Nobody could have guessed that the first title was actually ever in use because the use of the word "Fuck" makes things edgy and indie. Don't jump to conclusions, that isn't what this first episode of TIFH is about - oh not by a long shot. This is just introductory text.

See, I intend to this either bi-weekly or monthly. Whichever. Maybe around payday (which is bi-weekly) - but I got to thinking about how Jeff always had THE MEGAPOST - and now he has the J2J comics, I never really had a recurring thing to post about (Remember Jimmoi's hotties of the frozen tundra? even he had something serial) - I may have had one at some point, but hell if I could remember what it was. Just me ranting on. I'm good at ranting on, which is why I believe I will be prime for this job as head TIFH writer.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo. What is it going to be about?

ill get to that.
 So far as I can tell, he hasn't "get to that" yet.  So James, with your fancy new camera that I helped you to pick out, via teleconference, GET TO THAT.  You and Jimmy and Zach-0 always had me out there, taking pictures of people or wheelchair-bound people (different category of people), from which you would derive humor.  So now it's your turn to do the same.

Third, jOe.  jOe, jOe, jOe... we haven't heard from you in awhile.  What's going on over at the Macauley Homestead?  Jimmy and I tried to visit you once or twice, but you weren't home or were working, or out raving with your new friends.  Not cool.  We are your friends from high school.  You don't abandon your friends from high school.  It's not right.  I know this because I've done that, and I still feel the guilt of doing so.  You don't want that guilt man, you just don't.  You should come visit the apartment, we'll all play Rockband, or Rockband 2.  Yes, 2!  Or LittleBigPlanet!  Yes, it is fun.  Yes it is both Little and Big at the same time.

I'll give a moment for your mind to finish being boggled.

Fourth, Andy.  Andy who probably doesn't read the board, since unlike some of you, I don't think I have his email address so I can't force posts down his throat.  But perhaps by means of osmosis or something equally scientific-sounding, he will get this message.  Don't be pissed at James anymore, it's a waste of time and resources.  You know he won't change.  He's James.  You have to weather him down with logic and reason, the way the wind and water weather down rocks.

Besides, you were pissed with me once before and during that time, you missed out on some quality stuff we were doing... I'm not really sure what, but it was quality.  QUALITY.  This year, you run the risk of missing out on some HOT SLUGS CAMPING ACTION.

(Where did your mind go with those caps?)

And fifth, have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

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January 13, 2009

Mild Amount of Huh?

So... welcome Smursh to our board.  Feel free to post your thoughts whenever they might strike your fancy... you might want to make an attempt at clarity in your writing though.

Honestly, I suspect Jimmy or Zach-0 myself... but whatever.

In other thoughts...

I was thinking about something the other day, around Christmas and New Year that I hadn't really shaken from my head.  I got an IM/Phone Text from Andy wishing me a happy Christmas/New Year, which I thought was a nice gesture...

And then I was thinking some more... and I realized... this is what we've all devolved to... it used to be that holidays and such were moments where we took time out to spend time with or at least acknowledge the people we care about (or if you're James, "associate oneself with")... and even if we couldn't be there in person, we'd call or write or send a card with our photo next to a baby or dog or {insert family members}.

I'm not knocking Andy, by the way.  He at least sent out a timely text message to everyone on his phone.  It took me till 11p on Christmas day to send a text to James and Jimmy wishing them a Merry Christmas, so I'm pretty at fault here to.  And I don't deny that.

Hell if I remember if I wished them or anyone else a Happy New Year.

I guess, to get to the point of this thought-line... it occurs to me that I should really work at embracing those people I know/care about, and making a much more concerted effort to acknowledge and "celebrate" those connections - which I know sounds like a lot of "growing up" or "mid-life crisis" talk... but... well there you have it.

It probably comes down to not wanting to hit 55 years old and regret the way I played out my various friendships and connections... so maybe, in at least some regards, it's selfishly motivated.

We'll see if I can move away from texting via phone, and more to interactive conversations with the lot of you... and come summer, another Slugs Camping Trip is in order.

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January 12, 2009

Saave thuh Innocenctsz

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January 11, 2009


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January 09, 2009


So now there's another year behind us...

Okay, we should all do something again.  I haven't figured out what yet, but I enjoyed the camping over last summer, and I remember there was, at one time, some talk about doing camping during the winter.  (I suspect that James lost his nerve for camping in the cold, probably because of the sheer amount of snow we all ended up with.)

Anyway, this is just a prod, to see if anyone is interested in doing anything in the next few months... and I don't just mean hanging out at someone's place... but having some sort of... "event."

Just a thought.

January 01, 2009


Happy New Year my fellow Slugs!