Archive for December, 2004


what, no shock and awe? make with the shock and awe!

if you haven’t already, please donate something towards tsunami aid and relief.

and let’s get some letters written to our congresspeople. let’s call upon them to rise up on their hind legs and put the same kind of elbow grease into aiding the stricken region as they did in railroading us into settling a bush family dispute in iraq.

we have got to speak up. the president doesn’t read. his new secretary of state is an incompetent woman who ducked her security-adviser responsibility for 9/11 by complaining that al-quaida never faxed her their plan.

these people aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer.  it is possible that the key people in washington do not understand how many muslims there are to help in the wake of this horror.

in other words, this disaster is one of the best opportunities the united states could ever have to combat islamic terrorism. all we need to do is to be seen as putting even HALF of the fervor we had for war into …relief.

for a pittance – a few million – our government could very publically and unilaterally install a tide guage-based tsunami warning system for the indian ocean such as exists in the pacific ocean. the u.s. could finally be widely and unarguably seen as doing something for the poor who live in the third world’s squalor. we have a golden opportunity to reverse how we are currently seen: as only interested in the illegitimate and corrupt governments whose leaders live in the wealthy hilltop districts overlooking the squalor.

the doctrine of pre-emptive military action so successfully championed by wolfowitz, cheney and rumsfeld can be used as the precedent for this pre-emptive humanitarian action.

we went to war because we could – let’s do this for no other reason!


you notice the new guy? there’s something weird about him.

it turns out that roaches aren’t that smart after all. the leurre project comes to us from a team of french, flemish and swiss researchers and engineers. the team has built robotic cockroaches that walk, smell, antennae-waggle and generally behave like real cockroaches. they do such a good job, these robots are actually accepted by real cockroaches.

future plans include utilizing these robots to infiltrate cockroach society. these agents, once ensconced, will work within the cockroach system, disrupting it from the inside, sticking it to “the man”, if you will. these robots will borrow money from real cockroaches and never pay it back. they will spread sabotage and disinformation wherever they go, recommending bait poison as haute cuisine and glue-trap motels as four-star.

the roaches in your walls will soon feel the spread of growing ennui and dissatisfaction as more and more of the odd electric interlopers arrive, each taking up a little more space, each waggling their antennae in depressingly predictable patterns. younger roaches will pack up and leave in droves. priced out of the grease behind your stove, they will hit the road and never darken your door again.



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1991-94: Buzzmuscle
2001-05: San Andreas Fault
2008- : Sirs
2008- : Allende

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December 2004