By Mark Draughn on October 4, 2012
Borderlands 2 is an awesome computer game. I had tons of fun. That is all.
By Mark Draughn on March 2, 2010
Reason awards their February Nanny of the Month award to a Kansas legislator for banning fake pot.
By Mark Draughn on May 15, 2009
I can hear the Maury Povitch show from here. Woman says her man is cheating on her. He denies it. She got three sexually transmitted diseases while they were together. Maury’s going to put him on a lie detector. Gosh, I wonder what it will say. Update: Liar.
By Mark Draughn on February 19, 2009
Via Nobody’s Business comes the news that our British cousins have made it illegal to take pictures of cops: From today, anyone taking a photograph of a police officer could be deemed to have committed a criminal offence. That is because of a new law – Section 76 of the Counter Terrorism Act – which [...]
By Mark Draughn on December 10, 2008
Megan McArdle puts it in perspective: Most of my friends are libertarians, and hence tend to assume that this sort of quid pro quo is in fact how people get appointments. But we thought it was done with some subtlety, a nudge and a wink, not full frontal demands for payola… There’s something really sad [...]
By Mark Draughn on December 9, 2008
Jon Stewart opened his show with a few meaningless pleasantries and then started the news with The word “jagoff”…gets thrown around a lot in today’s society… and I just knew we were the story.
By Mark Draughn on December 9, 2008
The U.S. Attorney here in Illinois, Patrick Fitzgerald, has generally been considered pretty good at uncovering political corruption, and today he was promoted to awesome: His office just charged Governor Rod Blagojevich on some amazing charges—none of that “misusing the postal meter”-style corruption for our boy Blago. The feds actually arrested him at his home. I [...]
By Mark Draughn on August 29, 2008
There’s not much more I can say: VPILF.com
By Mark Draughn on August 26, 2008
By now you have probably heard that police in Colorado have uncovered an apparent plot by white supremacists to assassinate Barack Obama. I was just now skimming through the blog feeds I read when I noticed that Illinois Reason had a post up entitled “Obama assassination plot foiled in Colorado.” The main guy at that [...]
By Mark Draughn on March 10, 2008
Oh my. According to the New York Times, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer has just been—as they say—”linked” to a prostitution ring…which I assume means he was fucking a bunch of hookers. Normally, I wouldn’t care at all. I don’t normally give a damn care what consenting adults do with their time and money. However, Elliot Spitzer [...]
By Mark Draughn on January 17, 2008
Some former DEA agents are annoyed by the movie American Gangster: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three former Drug Enforcement Administration agents filed a $55 million defamation lawsuit against the movie studio that made “American Gangster” on Wednesday, claiming it tarnished hundreds of reputations. … The movie hurt the agents’ reputations by falsely claiming in text at [...]
By Mark Draughn on August 22, 2006
About 8 or 9 years ago, I started working on a Ph.D. in computer science. I already had the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in computer science, so this seemed like the next logical step. At the time, I was working as a software developer for the research arm of the Illinois Institute of Technology and [...]
By Mark Draughn on February 21, 2005
I haven’t read a lot of Hunter S. Thompson’s work, but I enjoyed reading what I did. I’m not sure there was a point to it all, but it was fun along the way. So now he’s gone and killed himself. Self-inflicted gunshot wound, right in the head. Anybody shocked by this turn of events? [...]