Nuadha's Tale

Ignorance can be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it. -Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

from the Washington Post:

Tuesday, May 25, 2004; Page A01: Bush Poll Numbers On Iraq at New Low
and one day later...

U.S. Warns Of Al Qaeda Threat This Summer Agents in Country Said To Be Planning Attack

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Common People
"Common People" by Pulp is one of my all-time favorite songs, but until recently I had not heard any more songs by the group. Now, thanks to iTunes and a gift certificate from friends, I have a whole CD. I haven't listened to it much yet, but I like what I've heard.

Common People
She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge.
She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College.
That's where I caught her eye.

She told me that her Dad was loaded.
I said in that case I'll have a rum and coca-cola.
She said fine and in thirty seconds time she said, I want to live like common people.
I want to do whatever common people do.
I want to sleep with common people.
I want to sleep with common people like you.
Well what else could I do? I said I'll see what I can do.

I took her to a supermarket.
I don't know why but I had to start it somewhere.
So, it started there.
I said pretend you've got no money.
She just laughed and said you're so funny.
I said, Yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here.
Are you sure you want to live like common people?
You want to see whatever common people see
You want to sleep with common people,
you want to sleep with common people like me.
But she didn't understand, she just smiled and held my hand.

Rent a flat above a shop, cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool.
Pretend you never went to school.
But still you'll never get it right,
'cos when you're laid in bed at night,
watching roaches climb the wall
If you call your Dad he could stop it all.

You'll never live like common people
You'll never do what common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view,
and dance and drink and screw
Because there's nothing else to do.

Sing along with the common people, sing along and it might just get you thru'
Laugh along with the common people
Laugh along even though they're laughing at you and the stupid things that you do.
Because you think that poor is cool.
I want to live with common people, I want to live with common people

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Nuadha, the Butt-man

Your Superhero Persona
by couplandesque
Your Name
Superhero NameButt-Man
Super PowerSevere Mood Swings
Mode Of TransportationGiant Hamster Named Skippy
WeaponVinyl Records
Created with the ORIGINAL MemeGen!

...with his amazing mood-swing powers and arsenal of vinyle records, he keeps the world safe from an evil cabal of hipsters! When the job is done, he rides ooff into the sunset on Skippy, the giant hamster!

Vampire "Quiz"

Your Vampire Life (male) by EvilKirin
Your Username
Years From Now You Will Be Turned...4
You Will Be Turned By...A Stranger
Your Signature Power Will Be...Supernatural Speed
Your Vampiric Lifemate Will Be...
You Will Lure Them Into It By...Force
How Many Years You Will Live For...61
You Will Finally Be Killed By...
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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Why do I sign my name Nuadha on friend's blogs? Couldn't I just sign James If I comment on someone's blog or any place, I've stopped signing my name as James and sign as Nuadha. Why? It's livejornal's fault mostly. You can't have it choose to remember your name, email address and web address for you like in most comments. If you don't have a LJ, you are forced to sign in to comment (if allowed to read or comment at all) or leave an "anonymous" message. Well, I used to sign with "James," but its a pretty common name. Since I don't like posting my last name on the internet, I started posting as "James/Nuadha" which lets my friends know that it is indeed the James they know, but it's a lot more to type.

These days, Nuadha has become an identity for me, I think. It's also a name that is very uncommon outside of the myth it's from. So, I know that I can just sign Nuadha and people won't mix me up with another Nuadha. It's an identity that is probably used by very few others.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Happiness is a Warm Gun
Working for Change has this article on The Sopranos and America. My favorite part is how Carmella (Tony Soprano's wife in the series) is "America's sensitive side." We want our SUV's, but we don't want to see how the money is made to get these luxuries.

Today.... I am Birthday-man!

Fun Music Facts
Impress your friends with these fun facts!

The New Internationalist has these fun facts about the music industry.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

State IQs
(Link sent to me in email by a friend.)

So, during the 200o election, I saw an article that showed that people who have some higher education in their background were far more likely to vote for Gore. Well, I don't know if this is related, but this shows a breakdown of state average IQs and how they voted in the 2000 election.

Referring to the torture of Iraqi prisoners, Rush Limbaugh once again shows what an ass he is:

CALLER: It was like a college fraternity prank that stacked up naked men

LIMBAUGH: Exactly! ... Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time.

You know, these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You of heard of need to blow some steam off?

I'm pretty sure that Skull and Bones initiates are not forced to give fellatio to other men at gunpoint or have clamps attached to their testicles.

(Quote via The Ferrett, who goes further into the stupidity of Rush and all his ditto-heads.)

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

This Day in History
It's Cinco de Mayo!

1780: Units in George Washington's Revolutionary War Camp in New Jersey mutinied, but the rebellion was put down by Pennsylvania troops.

1818: Karl Marx born.

1821: Wycomb, England issues order that all unemployed shall be whipped.

1862: Battle of La Puebla marks Mexican Army victory over imperial France.

1920: Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian-American anarchists, are arrested in Boston for murder and payroll robbery. Eventually they are executed for a crime they did not commit. Climaxes postwar anti-radical hysteria of the Wilson-Mitchell period.

1925: In Scopes Trial, John T. Scopes is tried for violating a Tennessee law that forbids the teaching of evolution in schools.

1969: Draft resisters burn 231 military induction orders, Los Angeles.

1970: In response to Kent State killings, protests engulf campuses across United States. The first protest occupation of I-5 occurs in Seattle as 1,000 U.W. marchers spontaneously seize the freeway.

1980: Bobby Sands, Irish political prisoner and member of Parliament, dies of hunger strike.


Villain Quiz

I took the most accurate villain personality test

created by:
The Arch Villainess Gracie

No one fights like Gaston
Douses lights like Gaston
In a wrestling match nobody bites like Gaston
For there's no one as burly and brawny
As you see I've got biceps to spare
Not a bit of him's scraggly or scrawny
(That's right!)
And ev'ry last inch of me's covered with hair

No one hits like Gaston
Matches wits like Gaston
In a spitting match nobody spits like Gaston
I'm espcially good at expectorating
Ten points for Gaston!

Personally, I don't think I'm at all like Gaston, but at least I got a cool theme song.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

What's wrong with Curves?
Chain of Gyms funds militant anti-abortion groups.

Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
- Malcolm X

Monday, May 03, 2004

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual war.
-James Madison

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Onion Headline
Bush To Iraqi Militants: 'Please Stop Bringing It On'

Libertarian Reluctantly Calls Fire Department
(From The Onion)

CHEYENNE, WY—After attempting to contain a living-room blaze started by a cigarette, card-carrying Libertarian Trent Jacobs reluctantly called the Cheyenne Fire Department Monday. "Although the community would do better to rely on an efficient, free-market fire-fighting service, the fact is that expensive, unnecessary public fire departments do exist," Jacobs said. "Also, my house was burning down." Jacobs did not offer to pay firefighters for their service.

Help American Vote
Since it worked so well for him in Jeb's state, Bush passed the HAVA (Help America Vote Act) which will require all states to handle their elections like Florida.