"...and, by the dog, gentlemen of the jury---for I must tell you the truth..." --Apology, 21e

Monday, December 06, 2004

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Friday, October 29, 2004

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Chances are, you probably know someone who has tried...
Norway is so much more mature than America.
Art at it's finest.
Fun for the whole family
this from http://www.presidentelect.org/blog/

In a nutshell (check out the article for the details), if the House size had continued to grow with the population there would have been about 830 Representatives in 2000. Since the number of Electoral College votes = # of Senators + # Representatives + DC, that would mean there would have been 934 electoral votes up for grabs in 2000.

Allocating these votes to the states using the same formula used now, and assuming the candidates won the same states they actually won in 2000, we discover that Al Gore would have won the presidency 471-463!

They went through all possible elections with the House ranging in size from 50 members to 1000 members and their results were a bit surprising. For all House sizes less than 491 members - Bush wins. For all House sizes bigger than than 597 members (except for 655) - Gore wins. Between 491 and 655 the election would tie 25 times! Between 492 and 596 the winner swiches back and forth in a seemingly random fashion.

The point of this exercise? Learning that the arbitrary setting of the House at 435 back in 1941 may have been the deciding factor in electing the president in 2000!

i haven't checked the math but none-the-less it's interesting.

Monday, October 25, 2004


Sunday, October 24, 2004


Originally uploaded by bweneum.


Originally uploaded by bweneum.


Originally uploaded by bweneum.

feeling feisty?


lose the /2003_03_01_archive.php for juicy tit bits about arnold and iran.



Wednesday, September 29, 2004

to brighten the day...


...and because you should see:



Sunday, September 19, 2004

Vote Carrie?

This page makes me want to vomit. Can you imagine anything more incredibly and disgustingly shallow, that appeals more to the worst in contemporary American society?

An excerpt:


Want to know if Carrie Bradshaw is the right candidate for you? Check out her positions on the biggest issues:

Carrie on the Economy:

"I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet."

Carrie on Civil Rights:

"Maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we've been given, and accessorize with the outfit we've got."

Carrie on Housing and Urban Development:

"Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever." "

Who cares about war, terrorism, the hell that Iraq has become....hell, even unemployment...who cares about all this when some fucking stupid fuck somewhere is concerned about who they're fucking, what they're wearing and what their home says about who they are. Fuck dismembered Iraqi babies, what about that Gucci purse that is so now!

The only thing that would more satisfying than killing the person responsible for this little marketing campaign would be killing the people responsible for the entire damn show. More satisfying than that?--the people that watch it.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

By The Dog.

I'm not sure if I find this funny, but it is beyond all doubt disturbing.
Sweet Halo Action.



Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Some great pictures and first-hand accounts of the
situation at the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf are available
at www.back-to-iraq.com and justzipit.blogspot.com.

Both of the pages, by the way, are great even
if they didn't have these accounts.