Friday, May 30, 2008

I Went To College.

And I am sure my professors would be thrilled by this exchange I had today with a passing motorist:

Dude in truck: Nice hat, faggot! Cubs suck!

Me: Suck my ass!

Then I shot him the bird.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Maybe It's Just Me...

I really like The Arcade Fire. They are one of the 3 or 4 best bands from the last few years in my opinion. I stayed up late twice to watch them on both Austin City Limits and SNL. I even plan on going to see them the next time they are in town. With all that said, there is one problem I have with this group (not that they're Canadian) and it has to do with this song:

It's a great song but every time I hear it I get this song stuck in my head:

Is it just me?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

You Get What You Pay For

I have been reviewing the "Free" listings on Craigslist lately. Here are a few things that could be yours for nothing:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ET Is Just Alright With Me...

The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.

In an interview published Tuesday by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Funes said that such a notion "doesn't contradict our faith" because aliens would still be God's creatures.

All my Catholic friends can openly enjoy fantasies of being abducted by little green men now that the Vatican has given the OK to believe in aliens. They just aren't allowed to enjoy what the little green men do to them.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Coo-coo for CUFI?

McCain's campaign has been making a lot of what they call an "endorsement" by Hamas for Obama. It was actually a comment by Ahmed Yousef that he liked Barack and then compared him to JFK. This is actually pretty old news but since it was brought up in a conversation I had yesterday with a person who is not a complete idiot, I thought I'd weigh in on one of my favorite McCain supporter/endorsers, John Hagee.

Hamas may be full of religious nuts but they are also the leading political party in the Palestinian Authority and believe that the Senator from Illinois has displayed the leadership needed to resolve issues in the mid-east. Even so, Obama has condemned them as a terrorist organization on a number of occasions. Not exactly courting their endorsement. Thus it is hard to believe that the beliefs of Hamas will have any bearing on the Senator's policies. The "endorsement" is nothing more than a strange comment on a radio show.

Hagee is a religious nut/televangelist who has lots of viewers here in the US. I assume a lot of those people vote and are probably in the conservative Republican camp. Those voters have been heavily courted by McCain and when he received Hagee's endorsement at a press conference his campaign organized, he seemed pretty pleased with it. Here's a little taste of the John Hagee we all know and love:

And some more stuff for those of you who can't get enough:

Apparently, Ezekiel and Joel were huge on petroleum economics and foreign policy.

And just in case you think Hagee is just a fat old man who spouts off to crazy people and not part of a dangerous organization like Hamas:

Maybe it's just me but I think that maybe John McCain ought to start condemning folks like this. Don't get me started about Pat Robertson (again).

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Fear and Hatred in Milwaukee

Since coming to Milwaukee I have discovered a that there is a long standing feud between the citizens of Cream City and The Hog Butcher for the World. The problem is that nobody bothered to tell people in Chicago.

They fucking hate Chicago here. They blame us for everything from pollution to stealing all their talented young people and crowding their lakes with tourists. I was yelled at in the Pick-and-Save the other day while wearing my Cubs hat. A fella told me, "The fucking Cubs suck!" He had his kids with him. He was passing the hate down to another generation right there in the produce department. I imagined them eating apples later at a Klan rally and complaining that they were picked by a bunch of filthy Chicagoans.

While riding my bike the other day (again with my Cubs hat on) a guy in a truck pulled alongside me and yelled, "Where's your training wheels, pansy? Go back to Illinois!" it was right around the time you'd expect someone to get off work from the brewery so he was probably drunk but that hardly excuses his behavior.

I can't wait to get back to Chi-town and go back to ignoring Milwaukee and treating Wisconsin like Canada.