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« Fact for the Day | Main | Movie Elsewhere »

June 30, 2005

Elsewhere

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Hard to believe, but Mick wasn't always a wrinkly bag of arthritic mannerisms, and Keith didn't always look like a cobwebbed corpse dragged from King Tut's tomb.

* Even "ejaculatory speech" has to be practiced.

* When the fog rolled in, Nate Davis was mighty glad he'd brought along the GPS device and the cellphone.

* OK, so maybe Turkey really does have what it takes to join the EU. (NSFW)

* Steve Bodio 'fesses up to a serious case of bookaholism.

* Opening the plastic blister-packaging on my wonderful new electric razor recently, I cut one of my fingers. Yowch! Not for the first time, I found myself feeling what I think of as "packaging rage." Why do we put up with so much crappy, dangerous packaging? The WashPost's Joyce Gemperlein writes that packaging rage is anything but uncommon. (Link thanks to Arts & Letters Daily)

* Ukelele virtuosity!

* Jinnderella suspects that what Islam needs is a shot of estrogen.

* Why do I suspect that this particular cameraphone experiment is being conducted in hundreds of households even as we speak? (NSFW)

* Stephen goes gaga for a gorgeous '57 Chevy, as well as a couple of sleek period pickup trucks. He's also wondering what the best biker movies are.

* Surely the lighter-colored and the darker-colored get along with each other south of the border better than they do in this country? Think again. Steve Sailer clears up a few misconceptions. Brenda Walker thinks that relations between the sexes south of the border also leave something to be desired.

* Where foreign policy is concerned, do you qualify as a "neoconservative"? A "liberal"? Find out by taking this Christian Science Monitor quiz. I'm an "isolationist" myself.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at June 30, 2005




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Heh heh, the always-enjoyable Voyeurweb.com :)

Posted by: Peter on June 30, 2005 11:03 PM



Gee, I'm an isolationist too. Why am I finding this out now in my 50's?

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on July 1, 2005 02:15 AM



Like Steve Bodio, I too am a bookaholic, and I wonder to what extent it represents a neurotic's escape from reality.

How do people "hang out," whether outside or at home? Do they keep busy? Otherwise mere existense (without a book to dive into) seems unbearable. I know this isn't a psychological site. Had to vent.

Posted by: ricpic on July 1, 2005 09:35 AM



Ricpic: when they don't read, they paint.

Posted by: Tatyana on July 1, 2005 10:45 AM



I'm a "liberal." I was surprised--based on my answers I thought it would say "isolationist." And if that comment doesn't open the door to "liberal" jokes, what will?

Posted by: annette on July 1, 2005 01:45 PM



No surprise, I'm a liberal according to the quiz. But then it didn't really have the options I would have wanted for over half the questions.

Posted by: Yahmdallah on July 1, 2005 03:02 PM



Hmmm-- I'm a "Realist". Don't really mind that though I don't particularly identify with Colin Powell. But then, like Yahmdallah, I was frustrated by options not given, as well as very similar ones offered...

Posted by: Steve Bodio on July 1, 2005 08:53 PM



I was hoping to come out a "realist" myself -- such is my self-image anyway. Instead I'm an "isolationist." Maybethe test didn't take the real-me into account. But maybe I'm just a bigger crank than I realize.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on July 2, 2005 01:52 PM






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