August 18th, 2006

Getting Old (Suckage)

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Here's what I don't wanna hear about:

- I don't wanna hear any more about "they captured JonBenet's killer!", because that still hasn't been proven, and there are details he's still got wrong. Besides, it's been ten damn years, why do you care? Do you get this worked up about every person killed in America every day? No. The media hyped this one, and the public lapped it up. I'm only being honest when I say that I just don't care.

- I don't wanna hear any more about how great "Snakes On A Plane" is. I still think it's a watered down, dopey idea for a film, and I think Hollywood is laughing at everyone spending their ten freakin' dollars a seat to go see it. I think they are laughing at the fact that they are just proving they don't actually have to put any effort into a movie to sell it and make loads of cash. Hey, I like Sam Jackson, too. Seriously, though, movies like this are why more interesting things don't get made.

None of this is directed to anyone in particular, nor am I trying to dictate what you write about, hey, it's your journal, go ahead. Just expressing annoyance with those things I think are being so over-hyped in the media that is just sick.
  • Current Music
    Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

Return of Seka - *NSFW Links*

In other news, Seka, porn star from '74-'93, is premiering her first hardcore scene in 15 years. No, I haven't seen it (it's only available through her website for $25), but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before it appears on the web somewhere.

Now, two things bug me here:
- First, why does anyone really want to see a 52-year-old ex-porn star do her thing? I mean, plastic surgery is nice, but still. Just makes me wonder, you know? I know some people get off on "mature" porn, and others are just going to be obsessed with her from her stuff in the 70's and 80's...but that can't be that huge a market. Still, cash is cash, and it's not like there was a lot of production value or anything to have to pay off.

- Second, according to the article, she says "It was shot over the course of a year and it’s basically me giving a blowjob and fucking." A year?!? You know, most of us could do this over the course of a night, maybe even get in a few extra takes (if we're lucky!).

Porn just ain't what it used to be.
  • Current Music
    KISS - Calling Dr. Love

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Trailer for the upcoming game "Assassin's Creed"

DUDE. Wow.


Drippings beneath vat at chocolatier bear resemblance to mother of Jesus - Bodega Chocolates, a "chocolatier to the rich and famous" (whatever the fuck THAT'S supposed to mean), discovered, under a chocolate vat, a 2-inch-tall column of chocolate drippings that they believe bears a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary. Frankly, it looks more like an owl, or maybe even, I dunno, a pile of dripped chocolate. Y'know, just because Mary-V is usually depicted in a hooded dress, that doesn't mean every smear, burn, and dollop of gunk that happens to be roughly big-toe-shaped has to be some divine depiction. Doncha think God would have better things to do?

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NSA spying ruled illegal - Federal judge strikes down warrantless domestic eavesdropping
A federal judge in Detroit struck down the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program yesterday, calling it unconstitutional and an illegal abuse of presidential power. The ruling marked the first court rejection of the controversial monitoring program and amounted to a broad rebuke of the Bush administration's tactics in the war on terrorism.

"In this case, the president has acted, undisputedly, as [federal intelligence law] forbids," U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said in a 43-page decision that sided with the American Civil Liberties Union challenge to the government system of warrantless eavesdropping. "Plaintiffs have prevailed, and the public interest is clear in this matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution."
An immediate halt was called to the NSA's Terrorist Surveillance Program, but, quite obviously and predictably, that was put on hold as DoJ attorneys filed an appeal as fast as they possibly could. Still, feels damn good to see.

Some of the judge's comments are just stupendous. She said the program violated First and Fourth Amendment protections of free speech and privacy, and she repeatedly criticized the program as an overly broad reach of executive power. "It was never the intent of the Framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights," Judge Taylor wrote in the decision. "The three separate branches of government were developed as a check and balance for one another." Later, "The Bush Administration has repeatedly told the general public that there is a valid basis in law for the [surveillance program]. This court finds defendants' arguments that they cannot defend this case without the use of classified information to be disingenuous and without merit."