Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Oh Come All Ye Faithful by Twisted Sister
One Of These Nights bt The Eagles
She Creature Of The Hollywood Hills by The Stooges
Violence Of Summer by Duran Duran
Tractor by Monster Magnet
The Chauffer (Blue Silver) by Duran Duran
Living After Midnight by Judas Priest
Salvation Jane by INXS
Beth by Kiss
The Outlaw Torn by Metallica

Monday, April 21, 2008

It’s your fault I killed you…

I cam across this disturbing report at Pam’s House Blend ,

On Feb. 12, King was shot during an English class minutes after school started, and classmate Brandon McInerney, 14, was arrested a few blocks away. King later died in an Oxnard hospital, and McInerney was charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime.
It's a tragedy, McInerney's defense attorney said in an interview, but one he believes might have been avoided if someone had stepped in to help beforehand. Senior Deputy Public Defender William Quest said E.O. Green's administration knew about tension on the middle school campus and allowed the situation to fester - allegations the school district says are untrue.
...Students have said they witnessed confrontations between King and McInerney in the weeks or days before the shooting, including King's teasing McInerney and telling him that he liked him.
McInerney perceived King's treatment as harassment, Quest said. Quest, however, declined to discuss any specific confrontations or issues between the boys. He also declined to say if McInerney ever sought help from an adult to deal with the issue.
Quest said he believes school administrators supported one student expressing himself and his sexuality - King - and ignored how it affected other kids, despite complaints. Cross-dressing isn't a normal thing in adult environments, he said, yet 12-, 13- and 14-year-olds were expected to just accept it and go on.

Yes it’s the idiotic ‘Trans Panic’ defense again. It’s the victim’s fault for not conforming to gender norms, for daring to speak back to the thug bullying hir. This may not fly here in California thanks to laws passed after the first trial for the murder of Gwen Araujo. I don’t even blame the defense attorney for trying this crap, it’s his job to give the best defense possible after all. No I blame people like Peter LaBarbera, Matt Barber and Sally Kern . There constant hateful and bigoted rants create the atmosphere for ‘gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defenses to work. They also create the atmosphere of hatred that led to the murder in the first place. They really should be charged as accomplices before the fact.

Richard III does the Beatles

Shamelessly stolen from Science After Sunclipse . Peter Sellers as Richard III doing a Hard Days Night, shear brilliance.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thanks Queerty

A new band (to me) that I like

They remind me of Blondie, specially the lead singers multi-hued hair. Liela Moss does have better fashion sense then Debra Harry did though. Mostly they have the same sharp balance of pop and rock with a lead singer who has a wonderful voice. I can see some iTunes purchases in the future.

Monday, April 14, 2008

No intelligence needed

If you haven’t heard about Expelled, is a completely intellectually dishonest film promoting ‘Intelligent Design’ and whining about how Idiot’s are being persecuted by the bad old Darwinists. If you see it playing at your local playing at your local Cineplex laugh, point and make rude comments. That’s all this piece of trash deserves.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Friday Random Ten Two Days Late

New York by Sex Pistols
Every Day is Exactly The Same by Nine Inch Nails
Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground
Prince Of Darkness by Megadeth
Little White Lie by Sammy Hagar
Domino by Kiss
Turbo Lover by Judas Priest
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day
Lick It Up by Kiss
Atlantis by Donovan

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Shorter Rush Limbaugh

I don’t understand this scientific stuff but I’ve got a lot to say anyway

What a deliberately stupid gasbag.

Windows Rot

Reading one of my online tech journals I cam across a wonderful phrase;

Make migration to new versions easier. Application packaging takes forever, says Silver. There's also the problem of "Windows rot." Windows rot is what happens to a machine after running Windows for three or four years and it gets slow and barely functions. The fix is to reinstall everything and rebuild the PC. That's a manual effort that takes too much time.

Anyone who has used Windows for any length of time has experienced this, the slow deterioration of the systems performance. It is why there is such a market for registry cleaners and tune up software. My personal favorite is Advanced Windows Care V2 Personal; it resurrected an otherwise unusable laptop for me.

Windows Rot is just so perfect.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Random Friday Ten somewhat late

Right Where It Belongs by Nine Inch Nails
Requiem by Mozart
Truth Be Told by Megadeth
The Rage by Judas Priest
Victim Of Changes by Judas Priest
Dheanainn Sugradh by Clannad
Vertigo (Do The Demolition) by Duran Duran
Sadness by Donavan
Antisocial by Anthrax
Here To Go by Devo