Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Good the Bad and the Ugly 6

I have been an absent blogger of late. Things have taken my attention away. I decided to return today because I figure if the MHAs have to actually sit in the House of Assembly after over four months away, then we all should decide to do a little work. Poor things. Anyway, I figured a good restart of the blogging life is another installment of The Good the Bad and the Ugly (see sidebar for previous episodes).

The Internet is an amazing thing. It can be used for everything from spewing neo-nazi hatred to searching for a way to end poverty; from making people laugh at cartoons to making people weep with a poignant true story. In a semi-regular feature, here are the good, the bad and the ugly for this week:

The Good


I know, I know, I usually put something serious, nice or even philanthropic in this place. But everyone needs some fun and the truth is you can find fun. And the fun, my friends, is at fodey.com. Yes, they have those annoying ads on the sides and yes this is silly stuff but think of the hours you can waste there, and really, isn't that what the Internet is about? I mean you can create talking squirrels.

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(Okay, the truth is the bad and ugly ones are easy to find for these posts; it's the good ones I have trouble with so mindless fun will have to do).

The Bad

Anti-global warming sites.

I think George Bush believes these guys but he also believes the war in Iraq was justified and is still winnable. These sites ignore the ever-melting polar ice caps and polar bears with suntans and dismiss the truth about global warming. It amazes me what people can twist the facts to make themselves and others believe. People can find ways to prove that AIDS does not exist or that pedophilia is fine as long as it is "consenting" or that Ann Coulter is human. The fact that leaders of countries might be accepting this information means the people who can do something about it, the policy makers who have the power to slow down this process, can go right on believing they don't need to worry about it. These are probably the same people who produced the training videos in the 1950s showing kids how to hide under a desk and cover your head in case of a nuclear explosion. They're there right now, cowering under a desk. You can see them. There's George Bush and Stephen Harper and Rona Ambrose--hands over their heads and the mushroom cloud outside.

The Ugly

Michael Richards' Racist Rant

If you haven't seen it yet (view it at TMZ or at Google Video), you may have read or hear about it. Michael Richards, aka, Seinfeld's Kramer, had a complete meltdown on stage the other night and starting screaming racial epithets at audience members then going off on them again when he was called on it. He then dropped his mike and left the stage, leaving the emcee to come up on stage, stammer and apologize. Patrons were given their money back. Richards went back to perform again the next night at the same place, with the agreement that he would apologize. He did not. Then Monday morning, video of the whole debacle showed up. Oh Michael, this is the age of the video cellphone. Did you think no one would see it? The question is, what will he attribute the tirade to--drug addiction? Alcohol? A nervous breakdown? Me predicts that Michael will do rehab soon then tour the talk show circuit with the "poor me"s about what happened. Hear that faint sound, people? It's the world smallest violin.


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