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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Just A Few Fun Things

Howdy everbody

Nothing too exciting to report this week... 2006 is steadily coming into its own with (thankfully) nothing too surprising in store.

Of course, the big news this week is Pat Robertson saying that Ariel Sharon's stroke is God's judgement against him for "splitting God's land in two."

Why is this big news, exactly? As I've said before, I can't understand why people in the media pay attention to what Pat Robertson says... the things flying out of his mouth sound more and more like a urine-soaked street-corner schizophrenic's rantings against the global conspiracy being beamed into his fillings. The Randi Rhodes Show on Air America Radio (check here to find your local chanel, or listen live from the Air America web site) finally clued me into how news rooms deal with Robertson's latest plunge into mental illness... click here to listen (requires Windows Media Player).

I know, I know... Pat Robertson talks directly to God. Remember when "God told him to run for President" in 1988? I wonder if God told him to team up with with brutal Liberian dictator Charles Taylor so he could get rich off of a gold mine there?

Of course, it's obivious why the tv networks are spending so much time talking about Pat Roberston... it's a wonderful distraction from the news that Bush is spying on us using Illegal Wiretaps, and that he's running as fast as he can from all the money he took from Jack Abrahmoff.

Anyway... the title says "Just a Few Fun Things," so lets leave our regularly scheduled example of why we have to elect Democrats in 2006 (Bush needs adult supervision, people... even if you're a Republican, you've got to see what one-party rule has done to us over the past 5 years).

I found this nifty little shockwave game on a City of Heroes comic strip site called The PJ Chronicles (check the strip out if you're into City of Heroes or other online games... if you're not, it might not interest you too much). The "Falling Sand Game" is deceptively simple, but fiendishly addictive! It's easy to waste a LOT of time with it :)

Finally, Scott Kurtz posted this on PVP (another funny online comic strip... go back a few months and check out the archive. Great human-based comedy, even if the strip is set in the offices of a gaming magazine). Yeah, yeah, I know Gay marriage was Last Year's news... but it's still pretty funny:

My wife sent me this email today and as much as I usually hate forwarded email fare, this one was both funny and true. Seeing as how the country is currently being driven by the Pat Robertson's of the world, I thought this was very funny and insightful.

10 reasons Gay Marriage is wrong:

1. Being gay is not natural. And as you know Americans have always rejected unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because, as you know, a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed. The sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

So, that's my Saturday laziness... hope you're all doing well!