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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A few quick takes

Just some short stuff this evening:

:: See, here's why I stopped watching Lost (which premieres tonight for its third season) about six episodes into the first season: because I knew that sooner or later I'd end up feeling like this guy. I probably wouldn't be quite as pissed as that guy seems, though.

:: Glenn Greenwald is on fire. Apparently Dennis Hastert went on the Rush Limbaugh program to defend himself:

If the term "moral degenerate" has any validity and can be fairly applied to anyone, there are few people who merit that term more than Rush Limbaugh. He is the living and breathing embodiment of moral degeneracy, with his countless overlapping sexual affairs, his series of shattered, dissolved marriages, his hedonistic and illegal drug abuse, his jaunts, with fistfulls of Viagra (but no wife), to an impoverished Latin American island renowned for its easy access to underage female prostitutes.


Heh. Indeed.

:: It suddenly occurred to me that Joe Lieberman moved into national spotlight by his condemnation of Bill Clinton's conduct during the Monica Lewinsky affair. After all, if Lieberman hadn't spoken out on the Senate floor as he did, I doubt very much that Al Gore, needing in 2000 to demonstrate some kind of "independence" from Clinton, would have tabbed Lieberman as his running mate.

So what does Lieberman have to say about the current scandal? So far as I can tell, as of this writing, absolutely nothing. Hmmmmm.

UPDATE: Apparently now Lieberman has said something. Is he taking a strong moral stand like he did against Bill Clinton? Nope, he's taking a stand against "partisanship". Jeebus.

:: In his most recent installment of his ongoing (and delightful) "DM of the Rings" series of posts (which are hilarious if you've ever played a D&D-style role-playing game in your life), Shamus notes that players who quote Monty Python and the Holy Grail are especially annoying, and especially common. Well, as I pointed out a couple months back, that kind of behavior doesn't just ruin role-playing games.

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

Thanks for reminding me of Joe's tsk-tsking about Monicagate. If only he would have tsk-tsked about this damn war...