Frontier Former Editor

June 26, 2007

If I were the Bundeswehr (besides having to eat for several hundred thousand . . . )

Filed under: cinema, Is he tall enough to reach the table?, mad bombers, neofascism, Scientology, Third Reich — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:29 am

I’d tell Tom Cruise, “Sure, you can film at our facilities, as long as you do some real method acting . . . like losing the arm and the eye and a few fingers . . . for real.”

June 23, 2007

A little Paris Combo

Filed under: cool stuff, music — Frontier Former Editor @ 2:07 am

 I needed this, badly . . .

June 22, 2007

the white James Brown?

Filed under: GoodgodHAH!, music, Texas contortionist, whiteploitation — Frontier Former Editor @ 2:23 am

You be the judge. This is what I get for browsing YouTube . . . .

June 21, 2007

The most obscene product names I’ve seen this week . . .

Filed under: Come again?, food, food extenders, muffins, obscenity, Walmart — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:20 pm

While buying a quantity of Sam’s Peanut Butter Cups to conduct ballistic tests, my heat-induced wanderings through Wal-Mart’s aisles revealed three things:

1) A ghostly vision of Sam Walton spying on his employees for signs of unionizing, and

2) & 3) The most obscene product names I’ve seen this week – Otis Spunkmeyer Muffins and Hamburger Helper Potatoes Stroganoff.

June 17, 2007

Another reason why most of the Bush administration and more than a few generals should be hunted down and tried as violent, stupid criminals . . .

Seymour Hersh does it again, and his source material is pretty damned hard to refute.

I know deep down what happened before I read it because it’s typical institutional behavior, but it still disgusts and revolts me to hear it.

The General’s Report

How Antonio Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal, became one of its casualties.

by Seymour M. Hersh

“Here . . . comes . . . that famous General Taguba—of the Taguba report!” Rumsfeld declared, in a mocking voice. The meeting was attended by Paul Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld’s deputy; Stephen Cambone, the Under-Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J.C.S.); and General Peter Schoomaker, the Army chief of staff, along with Craddock and other officials. Taguba, describing the moment nearly three years later, said, sadly, “I thought they wanted to know. I assumed they wanted to know. I was ignorant of the setting.”

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June 14, 2007

Time to chill while I wade through Java . . .

Filed under: cool stuff, music, Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:55 pm

 Joan Armatrading, 28 years ago . . .

Happy birthday Rain

Filed under: calamari, octopi — Frontier Former Editor @ 5:47 am


Figured I’d come up with some completely one-off octopus reference for you . . .

June 12, 2007

Been going through the mp3 collection . . .

Filed under: cool stuff, music, U2 — Frontier Former Editor @ 3:06 am

and this is probably my all-time favourite U2 track . . .

I’m reconsidering all those times I said I’d never live in Hawaii . . .

Filed under: Book em Dano, food, Hawaii, Spam Spam Spam — Frontier Former Editor @ 2:01 am

Hey, with my mp3 of the Ventures’ Hawaii Five-O theme and this, I damn well may move to the H.I. . . . .

Burger King ignites Spam war with rival

By JAYMES SONG, Associated Press Writer

Mon Jun 11, 2:46 AM ET

For many Americans, spam is a four-letter word for unwanted e-mail. In Hawaii, Spam is a beloved comfort food, with cans of the gelatinous pork bricks found in virtually every cupboard.

Hoping to cash in on Hawaii’s love affair with the pinkish meat product, Burger King Corp. last month began offering Spam for breakfast — going head-to-head with rival McDonald’s Corp., which has been featuring Spam in the islands for years.

Burger King is offering the Spam Platter — two slices of Spam nestled between white rice and scrambled eggs. The fast-food giant also offers the Croissanwich or Biscuit Sandwich with Spam.

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June 10, 2007

I’d love to see Rain explain this one away . . . .

Filed under: blood, Canadians, mad science, medicine, red, science — Frontier Former Editor @ 1:20 pm

Vancouver patient oozes green blood

Last Updated: Friday, June 8, 2007 | 7:17 AM PT

The Canadian Press

Doctors at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital came across something highly illogical when they tried to put an arterial line into a patient about to undergo surgery: his blood was dark green . . . . .

“During insertion, we normally see arterial blood come out. That’s how we know we’re in the right place. And normally that blood is bright red, as you would expect in an artery,” Flexman said in an interview Thursday.

“But in his case, the blood kept coming back as dark green instead of bright red.

“It was sort of a green-black. … Like an avocado skin maybe.”

Well Rain? Is this some horrible side effect of the Lorne Greene School of Broadcasting? Or some mutant offspring of John Dieffenbaker?

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