November 3rd, 2003

Burn The World

Conspiracy -- Bullshit Or Not!

Have spent most of the morning describing the various conspiracy theories behind the face on Mars. A sampler, for those of you who don't know but are curious appears below:

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That got me into crop circles again. I love crop circles. Just wild stuff. It's odd that someone so adamant about facts is so fascinated by conspiracy theory and phenomenon, but I am. I guess it's because they are fun, and in the case of crop circles, there's at least something actually THERE. I'm not saying that I believe they are created by aliens or something...we don't have nearly enough evidence to say one way or the other. But they ARE pretty nifty. I mean, hell, dig this one (my fellow Discordians should LOVE it).

Anyway, I'm declaring today to be Crackpot Conspiracy Day, so your job is to post here any conspiracy theory that you particularly like. If there's one you want to know more about, let me know...I collect the damn things. Just be prepared to get comfy if you ask me about the Kennedy Assassination...it might take me a couple days to type it all out...;)
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Jet (Cowboy Bebop)

Icon Heaven

Well, by now, I'm sure you've all heard the news about userpics. For those of you that haven't (and WHY exactly don't you have news listed as a friend, hmmm?), paid users can now buy more userpics. For $10 a year (or, for you cheap image whores, $6 for 6 months or $2 for 2 months), you can up your 10 icons to 50 (I figure people like thisismostlyme should be VERY happy). The few of you out there with permanent accountws will be happy to know that your image limit was automatically upped to 50, so you're groovy.

bradfitz went ahead and headed off a few of the questions/complaints that he knows will come up about this, so I suggest you take a look at the link. Enjoy...the #1 request of this site has been handled.
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Smackdown (Anger)

Fuck This Fucking Planet

So, I took a chance and checked out the trailer for the upcoming 'Cat In The Hat' movie. C'mon, I grew up with Dr. Seuss, I had to see. Besides, Mike Myers is usually funny, so why not?

I'd love to let out a large, barbaric yawp of anger, betrayal, and sheer hatred right now. Unfortunately, my typing it and your reading it wouldn't quite convey the depths of burning black hatred, seething with the countless bones of millenia, that I would want to express.

Short version? They attempted to make it an hour and a half long, and did so by adding a lot of in-jokes, mannerisms that are QUITE un-Seuss-like, and pointless cliches of every other fucking Hollywood movie aimed at children. And, true to form, did we let the "star" just sorta run wild with things? Of fucking course.

Is it so hard to create new things? Is Hollywood incapable of making something for kids that is actually worth a shit? Is there anyone left that actually believes that the 'classics' are that way for a reason, and things that stand the test of time stood them because they are they way they are?!?

As long as I'm pissed...have you seen that someone is remaking "Dawn Of The Dead", now? Jesus Christ, people...show a little creativity!!!!!