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Am I The Only One?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

OK Computer's Tenth Anniversary

My iTunes library traveled to Radiohead's magnum opus, OK Computer, and I realized that the album just turned ten years old. Man, seems like I *just* bought it at the store! How is this possible?

"Let Down" will always bring a tear to my eye.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Taser-Happy Officer McNevin

There's so many taser-happy police these days, it's hard to pick on one. But after the bozos at UCLA, this fella McNevin may take the cake. I know it happened two years ago, but this video is just so much gosh darned fun that it's hard to let it go!

The Palm Beach Post has some good pro-McNevin commentary to go with their video of the incident. Clearly, the big white police officer faces an uphill battle against the small black girl in the car, but he's very generous and gives her all of about 12 seconds before he fires his taser and loads her up with electricity. After all, white men have no history of abusing black girls.

After shooting her many, many times, he sat chit-chatting on the radio in his car while the girl lay bleeding in the back seat (his own admission, by the way). What a lovely man.

Anyway, there are many good blogs about this incident, but on of the best is over at Macewan. It's the comments that really can't be missed, because McNevin's family members show up to defend him. What fun!

After one commenter says, "...Mr. Rich McNevin obviously can not handle authority. He will have to answer for his actions in the end", Kristy McNevin, the policeman's cousin, posts that the victim was "a complete bitch" and then instructs the poster to "keep your damn mouth shut".

Anyone see a family resemblance?

Survivor Cook Islands: Jonathan Still Alive

I don't think I've blogged about Survivor since Chris won Vanuatu, -- an entry so brilliant that it elicited comments with the phrases "mind blowing" and "I love you", but (ahem) I digress -- but there's just so much going on on the Cook Islands that I feel like a school girl at a sleepover with hot gossip about the latest boy band.

First of all, the blogosphere is filled with venom for Jonathan. "No one likes a mercenary" says TvSquad.com, but I sure do. Sure, Jonathan has changed alliances twice now, but let's take a look at why...

The first time, he was in a 4-way alliance with Candice as his primary partner and the Yul / Becky alliance as the other two. When Jeff offered the opportunity for mutiny, Candice immediately stepped off the mat, forcing Jonathan to either stick with his primary alliance and piss off the others on the tribe (including Yul and Becky), OR leave Candice high and dry and lose his only solid alliance. He made the choice to stick with Candice. Nothing back-stabby there.

Then, when Yul told him that he had the immunity idol and that if he didn't switch back that Jonathan would be the next to go, Jonathan even tried to tell the others to vote for anyone but Yul. They didn't listen. Parvati just flipped her hair and said, "naw, he doesn't have it... he was only on exile island one day." Really, Parvati? 24 hours ain't enough to dig in the sand a little? Faced with stupid alliance partners who didn't believe he was in danger, he voted against them, his only choice if he wanted to stay in the game.

So there it is. And the guy is a very hard worker in camp to boot.

Adam is maybe the most nauseating of the three on the outside, fancying himself a little playboy with Candice and Parvati on each arm. He snuggles with Parvati even though he's Candice's main squeeze, telling both that there's enough Adam to go around. Thumbs down for this loser.

Now, what is up with the popularity poll -- Candice as #1 with 38%? Thank heavens the Yul-led foursome had the smarts to get rid of Candice. "Since when don't we... share food?" Since you stopped doing anything to help the tribe survive, that's when. That woman was like a walking lazy whining machine, and she's going to make someone very miserable someday. Hopefully Adam, they're perfect for each other.

The next two votes *should* be Adam and then Parvati, but who knows. I really, really hope that Adam and Parvati get randy on each and Candice gets to watch it all on TV. Please, let that happen.