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Monday, August 28, 2006


Kid Various just stumbled upon a quote appropos for a our troubled times.

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most greivous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy."
Winston Churchill's response to his public was not "Just keep shopping..."

Can we ever hope to match the seriousness of purpose with which those peope faced existential threat, that we could have a politician say THAT to us?

It Will Put The Lotion On Its Body, Or It Will GET THE HOSE AGAIN!!!

In a stunning ending to one of Austria's most celebrated missing person cases...

VIENNA, Austria - An Austrian teenager who spent eight years in a dingy underground cell until her dramatic escape last week on Monday defended her captor as "part of my life" and insisted she didn't miss anything during her long ordeal.

Didn't miss anything? Dude! She is TOTALLY going to have to catch up on Lost...

Kid Various always allows all the women chained up in his basement to watch Must See TV.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Killing An Arab

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush faced major security challenges on three fronts on Sunday as he prepared to return to Washington after a 10-day working vacation at his ranch.

The fighting in southern Lebanon, concerns about whether there are still suspects at large in the British terror plot and the ongoing war in
Iraq represented formidable issues facing the president.

White House officials were under no illusions that a
U.N. Security Council resolution reached on Friday night would bring a swift end to the month-old Israeli-Hizbollah conflict, as Israeli forces pushed deeper into Lebanon.

On the British terror plot, two dozen suspects were under arrest, but Bush was concerned that more people involved in the plot remained at large and could represent a threat.

"We believe that this week's arrests have significantly disrupted the threat. Yet we cannot be sure that the threat has been eliminated," he said in his weekly radio address.

Bush puts down his summer reading -- including Albert Camus' "The Stranger," and two books on Civil War President Abraham Lincoln -- in favor of presidential briefing books.

And he is back in his limousine after days of riding ranch trails on his mountain bike, once running over an armadillo and another time crashing while trying to negotiate a steep hill...


WAIT! WAIT! WAIT!!! Hold up!

President Bush is reading "The Stranger?"

What the f**k is up with that???

Friday, August 04, 2006


Kid Various: DUDE. Modern Times is playing on Sunday at the Film Anthology and Metropolis and Open City and M. Dude I'd spend my whole sunday there! The Manchurian Candidate at Bryant Park on Monday. Captain Blood and the Scarlett Pimpernel at the Film Forum and the Mark of Zorro! Both versions! The Maltese Falcon and Scarface at Symphony SPace! Dr. Strangelove at Two Boots Pioneer Theater! You people are wasting your lives back there! You guys have such opportunity for art and culture, yet you never use it.

Mr. Scriblerus: Yeah, and you have a dick too, that you take wherever you go... so what's your point?