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September 10, 2008

Ministry of Silly and Political Links (genghis)

When’s the last time we had one of these? Sadly, some guy calling himself “Ace” seems to have taken over the blog recently and tried to turn it into a political site when, after all, it’s best known as a very smart military blog.

First up, we have the late Bob Hope commenting on zombies, the undead and a certain political party here

Next, we have the ultimate stocking stuffer for your, uh, “loved ones” in the form of Guitar Idol. Yes, it’s a real product and the commercial ran many times over last weekend, particularly during late night PAC-10 football games.

Which reminds me of a late night commercial I saw once, and only once, maybe 25 years ago. It was for something called "Conductorsize." It was an exercise program based on the idea that orchestra conductors are very fit because they're always waving their arms around, etc. So of course for $19.95 you got a cassette tape of classical music (cds were in their infancy), instruction manual and, of course, your very own conductor's wand.

Personally, I’m gonna’ hold off until they come up with “Drum Idol” or “Ukelele Idol.” Because that shit right there would fly right off the shelves.

Next, and this was a few days ago, so it’s ancient, we have a video from CNN showing a 50-foot tall mechanical spider being driven around in Liverpool, England (Note: based on conversion tables, 50 feet is roughly equivalent to 738 deciliters…or kilometers. Hectares? I forget which.) So yes, it looks like something out of the fabulously successful movie re-make of the “Wild Wild West.” Watch the whole thing here. It's good to see that the UK is beefing up its defenses against Shelob and her children/spawn. Though why they'd want to invade England is a mystery to me. She hungers for sweeter meats and lets be honest: Is there really anything in the UK worth eating?

Finally, three political stories (and I hate to include those in our family-friendly military blog).

First, the Seattle Times did an interesting Q&A type interview with John Zogby a couple of days ago (Sunday) which is some pretty good reading. You can find that here.

Second, the Honorable Representative Jim McDermott (D-Dementia) strode bravely down to the House floor to declare that it was time to impeach President Bush. I applaud his efforts, because we can’t stand for this President seeking a 3rd term in office. To Jim I say: “Stay gold Ponyboy! Stay gold!” As if that means anything. LauraW told me it was “non-sequiter Tuesday”, so I’m just trying to play along. Read all about it here.

Third, finally and worst, the charming radio talk show host Randi Rhodes, current and/or former host on Air America (I can never remember if the network even exists anymore) practically calls McCain a collaborator with the North Vietnamese during his captivity. A snippet:

“Of course he (McCain) became very friendly with the Vietnamese. They called him the Prince. He was well treated actually. And he was well treated because he traded these propaganda interviews for good treatment.”

So, you see, it was basically tea and crumpets with his NVA hosts. And what the fuck is a crumpet anyway? I’m not about to go look it up. As for me, I like to nibble on cucumber sandwiches along with my tea as we gather around the small pond out back of the manor house in the afternoon and engage in the usual chit-chat. And yes, I do like the crust trimmed from the bread. What does that matter to you? Quit judging me and go read the story and listen to the audio here. Scroll down a little until you get to the big headline that reads “TRULY SICK.”

Photo of a Baseball Fury included to satisfy AceCorp policy that all posts contain at least 15% Warriors content

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