Nuadha's Tale

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

Monday, October 25, 2004

Q: What is the difference between the Vietnam War and the current war in Iraq?

A: George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

OK, I used to updtae fairly often here and when I didn't have anything else to say, I'd just write down what I have done lately. While there is plenty I could say right now about different topics, I don't feel like writing about any of them, so....

Last Thursday, my gaming group had cancelled originally but Neil called in the afternoon and asked if I wanted to come over and play some Magic. So, we hung out and played several games with the cards from the new set, "Champions of Kamigawa." I like the new set, despite losing most of the games. We also played some X-Men Legends, which is a video game I can highly recommend to anyone who liked the Baldur's Gate PS2 games or Champions of Norrath.

Friday, I had off from work and spent the morning playing City of Heroes, the afternoon shopping with Carla and the evening with friends. Carla, Jarrod and myself all started Weight Watchers recently, so kudos to Patrick for cooking an excellent dinner that still managed to be low in points. After dinner, we went to see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. I had already seen it, but the others had not. They all said they enjoyed the movie and I am happy to say it was just as good the second time.

Saturday was the Buffy RPG. It seemed to go pretty well as the players started unravelling some mysteries left over from the last season.

Sunday was work. No excitement there. After work, I came home and played CoH. I put together a pick-up team to tackle some missions. Despite losing several team members half way through one of the missions, we did pretty well with our remaining members: myself playing a blaster, another blaster and a controller.

Last night, Carla, Kathy and I went to see Starhawk speak at Crazy Wisdom bookstore. Starhawk is the author of "The Spiral Dance," a book on Wicca that I had read years ago and only had vague memories of.

Monday, October 18, 2004

John Stewart Rocks!
John Stewart on Crossfire:

STEWART: See, the thing is, we need your help. Right now, you're helping the politicians and the corporations. And we're left out there to mow our lawns.
BEGALA: By beating up on them? You just said we're too rough on them when they make mistakes.

STEWART: No, no, no, you're not too rough on them. You're part of their strategies. You are partisan, what do you call it, hacks.

* * *

STEWART: I would love to see a debate show.
BEGALA: We're 30 minutes in a 24-hour day where we have each side on, as best we can get them, and have them fight it out.

STEWART: No, no, no, no, that would be great. To do a debate would be great. But that's like saying pro wrestling is a show about athletic competition.


CARLSON: Jon, Jon, Jon, I'm sorry. I think you're a good comedian. I think your lectures are boring.


CARLSON: Let me ask you a question on the news.

STEWART: Now, this is theater. It's obvious. How old are you?


CARLSON: Thirty-five.

STEWART: And you wear a bow tie.



CARLSON: Yes, I do. I do.

STEWART: So this is...

CARLSON: I know. I know. I know. You're a...


STEWART: So this is theater.

CARLSON: Now, let me just...


CARLSON: Now, come on.

STEWART: Now, listen, I'm not suggesting that you're not a smart guy, because those are not easy to tie.

CARLSON: They're difficult.


STEWART: But the thing is that this -- you're doing theater, when you should be doing debate, which would be great.

BEGALA: We do, do...


STEWART: It's not honest. What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery. And I will tell you why I know it.

CARLSON: You had John Kerry on your show and you sniff his throne and you're accusing us of partisan hackery?

STEWART: Absolutely.

CARLSON: You've got to be kidding me. He comes on and you...


STEWART: You're on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls.

* * *

STEWART: You know, the interesting thing I have is, you have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.

CARLSON: You need to get a job at a journalism school, I think.

STEWART: You need to go to one.

The thing that I want to say is, when you have people on for just knee-jerk, reactionary talk...

CARLSON: Wait. I thought you were going to be funny. Come on. Be funny.

STEWART: No. No. I'm not going to be your monkey.


BEGALA: Go ahead. Go ahead.

STEWART: I watch your show every day. And it kills me.

CARLSON: I can tell you love it.

STEWART: It's so -- oh, it's so painful to watch.

* * *

CARLSON: What's it like to have dinner with you? It must be excruciating. Do you like lecture people like this or do you come over to their house and sit and lecture them; they're not doing the right thing, that they're missing their opportunities, evading their responsibilities?

STEWART: If I think they are.


CARLSON: I wouldn't want to eat with you, man. That's horrible.

STEWART: I know. And you won't.

* * *

CARLSON: I do think you're more fun on your show. Just my opinion.


CARLSON: OK, up next, Jon Stewart goes one on one with his fans...


STEWART: You know what's interesting, though? You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.

copied and pasted from Tom Tomorrow's blog.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Victimless Leather?
It's a possibility.