September 6th, 2002

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I start today's news-y update with Get your war on, which is an awesome political cartoon series.

Watched the sparse DVD of The Dark Half last night. Really, it just made me want to re-read the book more than anything else. (It's probably my favorite King book.) Though the movie does have some effective things-jump-out-at-you moments. Timothy Hutton drifts around impersonating Kevin Kline and/or John Laroquette. Though it was good to see Michael Rooker starring as Sheriff Michael Rooker also. He's really the Fred Ward of our time.

* The wacky Bush administration tries to explain how them reversing their position repeatedly isn't them reversing their position repeatedly.
* Amnesty International is upset about the lack of human rights in our 'detention centers' (what, did they forget their Talibani hall passes?)
* In the 'they did it first!' department, Afghan warlords say the mass grave investigation should consider Taliban crimes. Because eye for an eye worked so well up to this point.

MP3: Sixpence None The Richer, "Dancing Queen" (Yes.)
Quote: "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy." -Abraham Lincoln
Scorpion

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GOOD: Work was too busy for me to go eat lunch. Then more things broke, so since it was then tragically busy, I was able to take lunch, since it didn't matter either way.

GOOD: These pants have, in addition to like 47* pockets. I also uncovered today, the back pocket is big enough to hold a 300+ page paperback comfortably. I'm swimming.

SO-SO: I'm one-third of the way through the first Gaunt's Ghosts novel by Dan Abnett, First & Only. It hasn't caught me quite the same way that the Eisenhorn trilogy did, but I am willing to give it time. There's a lot more characters to keep track of, understandably.

ODD: How do people screw up cooking a microwave meal? I mean really. There's like three instructions, and one of those is 'don't poke yourself with the fork.' Yet I have seen two people at the ISP I work for screw it up in a big way.

* - 47 pockets is an exaggeration. OR IS IT?