What a bummer...

I was lurking on yahoo news earlier, and clicked on a link to read a story about the anniversary of John Lennon's death, and up pops this animated Sprint ad... featuring a toothy corporate suit, grinning into his cell phone. Beneath the awful picture were the words "Anyplace can be a work place!"

... of all the most awful, inappropriate places to put an add like that. :(

[Edited to add: Yes, I know it wasn't deliberate... my point is it's just unfortunate, and sadly ironic... like seeing a Penzoil billboard hovering over Whitman's grave... or George Bush being near the Statue of Liberty... for any reason]

Shooting unarmed kids in the back is a-ok by Alito

This is your Supreme Court, America. Choke on it.


'84 Alito Memo Backed Police Who Shot Unarmed Suspect

The Supreme Court nominee wrote that killing the teen could be 'justified as reasonable.' It reinforces his image as pro-law enforcement.

By David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s views on abortion caused a stir this week, but another memo that surfaced from his years as a Reagan administration lawyer was notable for its strong support of the police.

Alito wrote that he saw no constitutional problem with a police officer shooting and killing an unarmed teenager who was fleeing after a $10 home burglary.

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BEH! Random observations

I think it should be illegal to make people get up at 5:30 in the fucking morning. I have to work early on Saturdays, and as such... well, you get the picture.

Someone left a ratchet screwdriver by my desk. It's shiny, so I'm constantly being distracted by it.

Whomever said I'd become a cartoon of my old self was right. I need to ponder what to do about that.

I have a Darth Vader figure statue on my desk now.

I want to go home and curl up with Jen.

That's all the pieces of my mind for now.

Bite me.
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Good lord...

So, whilst bored at work, I was looking over listings for the xbox 360... and I have say if anything could possibly restore my faith in humanity... it isn't this.

People are spending upwards of $2500 on a $300 basic system and maybe 100 dollars worth of extra crap. I guess people haven't read this. Apparently, the thing is buggy to boot.

I must be weird, or something. Because I *never* buy first run electronics. I mean, the ps2 had that problem with overheating, the first run xbox had power cables bursting into flames, and most recently the PSP has that issue with dead pixels on it's screen.... and I'm not even going to get into the Palm Treo 650 and it's plethora of glitches upon it's release.

Yet every time they release a new toy, people line up and fork over upwards of 2-5 times it's MSRP.

I'll certainly buy one, but not til they iron that fucker out.

And in other news, I was made a permanent employee of the Times. So, more hours and awesome pay, benefits (it's union, yanno), and I don't have to worry about looking for work after the first of the year.

So... YAY!



Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Hope your holiday is wonderful, in whatever way you choose to celebrate it.

As the smell of slow-roasted meatyness fills our home, Jen and I are going to chill and watch thee perfect gluttonous Thanksgiving film:

George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead.