Katrina  396

Posted on Saturday, 17 September 2005 at 03:26 AM. About national affairs.

So I live in Iowa, and there was a horrible natural disaster down in the Gulf of Mexico a while ago, and being the plugged-in fellow I am I have been inundated with information about this horrible tragedy. But this has to be the most vivid and incredible account I've heard so far:

At one point, there's a guy in a stolen Jeep Liberty who's shooting at us with an M16. It jammed on him--he didn't know what he was doing--and we were able to persuade him out of the vehicle the way I normally persuade people out of vehicles, and we were able to subdue him. We weren't technically the most polite in subduing him.

That's not even the good part, either. Go. Read it. Go on. It's quite good.

Worked until about an hour ago, working again in the morning. I'll post more soon, for real.

Tuesday (Matthew Shipp remix)  0

Posted on Monday, 19 July 2004 at 06:00 AM. About national affairs.

Gay Marriage Formula

If there's one reason I can still stand to read the newspapers every day, it's the Daily Show. (Also, supermezzo--yes, I really do love you! Thank you for the videos.)

Another week of sheer insanity. Contingency plans are not yet in place, and I'm still unemployed; so much for all that.

I need to write here more, though, so hi! I'm still alive. Here is a very good clip (avi/xvid, 9 MB) from last Wednesday's Daily Show. It rates at least half a hoot--I thought it was a hoot and a holler, but then I'm partisan.

OK. Keep soldiering on, and don't forget to write. I spend too much time worrying about my own problems.

SMS: A True Story  0

Posted on Sunday, 29 February 2004 at 10:37 PM. About national affairs. About this is my lifestyle.

Motorola v60iFeb 28 5:30PM
Fr: Godsgrrl To: robm
SATAN has decieved you as much as he decieved EVE!!

Feb 28 5:49PM
Fr: robm To: Godsgrrl
How did you know I was on my way to the store to buy apples?

An Early-Morning Drama  0

Posted on Sunday, 22 February 2004 at 10:15 PM. About Ames. About national affairs.

This is what I started writing last Wednesday:

I was sitting for my M & I exam this morning with fifteen minutes and half a problem to go when the loud, shrill siren of the fire alarm pierced the room. After a few moments of stupefied silence, my professor composed himself and said, "All right, here's what we'll do... turn in your exams and leave the building. You have two minutes. Class is over for the day." Anyway, the point is, I have some free time, so I thought I might get some thoughts down before starting my office hours at the station.

  • Much has been said about how Howard Dean has used the Internet to revolutionize political fundraising, as he raised some obscene amount of money in no time at all. After months of putting up with quotes in newspaper articles from swaggering bloggers about how "the power of the Internet has changed everything," it was strangely vindicating to wake up this morning and hear that Howard Dean will be the first presidential candidate in 25 years to raise the most money and not receive his party's nomination. The power of the Internet indeed!
  • We've been watching the AT&T Wireless acquisition at the house for a while now. It turns out the roommate and I are both GSM freaks, and Vodafone buying AT

...aaaaaaand then I puked my breakfast out. Don't ever give yourselves food poisoning, kids. It's bad mojo.

More news as events warrant, and boy, do they warrant!

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