Fulfilled Expectations

My Thoughts on Last Night’s Debate

Borderlands 2 is an awesome computer game. I had tons of fun. That is all.

Next They’ll Ban Turning ‘Round and ‘Round Until You Get Dizzy

Reason awards their February Nanny of the Month award to a Kansas legislator for banning fake pot.

The Thrilling Suspense of Maury

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.

Unrelated Stories: Photographing Cops

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 […]

Best Line About Blagojevich

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 […]

It’s Official: We Rule the News Cycle

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.

Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested…Finally

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 […]

The Interweb is Truly a Marvel to Behold

There’s not much more I can say: VPILF.com

Because There’s No Difference Between Right-Wing Pundits and White Supremacist Thugs…

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 […]

Schadenfreude for Spitzer

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 […]

American Gangsters

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 […]

I Knew Abdur When…

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 […]

Hunter S. Thompson, R.I.P.

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? […]