From the Statesman:
In Austin, a gay community Web site has published an "Austin Anti-Gay Blacklist" that encourages consumers not to spend money at companies that financially supported California's recent Proposition 8 ballot initiative that rescinded gays' right to marry inside the state.
These lazy assholes didn't even do their own research. They looked through a similar list published by the LA Times and pulled out what they could find in Austin. From that list, they singled out 13 companies (if you can consider a lawyer, several doctors, and 3 individuals a company) from Austin, and are attempting to start a "boycott" of those companies (including Dell, and ARC ... oh, but the corporate heads apologized, nevermind). Oh ... and they want to boycott Utah too ... because ... uh ... Mormons live there ... and Mormons don't believe in gay marriage ... I'll believe that one when the Sundance Film Festival fails ... They want to fight, but some things are just too precious to give up.
I'm sure the 69 people who read that blog are really going to do some damage. Those people should have known better than to participate in the democratic process. What assholes! They should stay at home, and never venture out of the house ... perhaps in the closet ...
This is not the way to convince people that the GLBT community is ready to be mainstream. Threatening people with boycotts, blacklists, shamings, protests, firings, and whatnot will only work against the GLBT community. The sooner that the GLBT community understands this, the sooner they will be accepted. As long as the keep acting like jack-booted thugs every time we disagree, the more and more marginalized they will become. Shit like this is not helping.
This is the type of shit that really pisses me off. I recently got back from a week in Hawaii with my wife. We shot over 3000 photos. I went through all of the separate events, flagged the best photos, and whittled it down to 1800. I wanted to create a DVD using only the flagged photos. iDVD doesn't make this easy for you ... you have to add a slideshow manually, then select the iPhoto Event, individually select each flagged photo, then add them to the slideshow. I figured that something like this would be good to automate with AppleScript. The problem is, I can't find any documentation for what methods are available for iDVD or iPhoto via AppleScript.
Then I remembered my ADC membership! HA! I'll go look there. I log in ... scroll down ... there it is:
So I click it ...
Why is it so complicated for companies to have accurate information on their websites? You would think a company the size of Apple would, at a minimum be able to publish a website without any 404 errors.
h/t: Michelle Malkin
Inspiration: Good Eats - Q
And yes ... I am using homemade chili powder and rub.
Last night, I went to the Alamo Drafthouse downtown (greatest theater chain known to man) to see a double feature of Jean Claude VanDamme in BloodSport and JCVD. Included in the pre-movie warm-up was Jean Claude VanDamme playing a queer karate guy in Monaco Forever. Click the link to watch. Do you play sports? Yeesh!
Bloodsport was awesome! The 80's action sequences ... montages ... and horrible acting were so horrible, it was AWESOME! Lots of slow-mo screaming, crazy faces, asian dudes flexing their pecs. All of it was awesome! VanDamme at the apex of his karate movie career.
Then they started JCVD ... where do I begin ... it's an a-typical european art film that focuses on Jean Claude VanDamme. From the trailer, it looked like he was down and out ... lost his wife ... lost his daughter ... broke ... no money ... and forced to rob a bank just to get a little bit of cash. Oh no ... no way man ... that's not what this movie is ... not even close.
Jean Claude doesn't rob a bank. The bank he walks into is being robbed, and they make him the patsy. The make him talk to the cops, and the cops think it's the actions of a desperate man. The whole thing is in French, subtitled in English, and shot with an ungodly amount of filters to make the whole thing look dark and serious. It's so dark, it wouldn't look much different in B&W.
There is this scene in the middle where the chair Jean Claude is sitting in rises up into the stage lights, and he goes on this 8 minute rambling diatribe ... hollywood screwed him ... media doesn't care ... why is he so rich, when others aren't ... and he cries through most of it ... "I'm just not happy ... why do I have to be so successful and rich ... I did drugs ... wah wah WAH ..." It's a mish-mash of the typical liberal whining about how being rich is wrong, the world sucks, life is cruel .... wah wah WAH!!! If I wasn't there with 3 other dudes, I would have walked out right there. I've never walked out of a movie before, but that one was worth it. It only got worse ...
To put it simply, the movie is horrible. It's one of the most horrible things I have had the inhuman displeasure to suffer through. It was worse that watching Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull of suck. I felt like the boys from South Park ... I wanted to run out of the theater crying and throw up on the sidewalk.
When the douchebag from the production company or whatever came back out with his microphone, I boo'd him, gave him the finger with both hands, and left. He did his best to ignore me.
GO SHEP!!! GET HIM!!!
"I'm saving my money for the car that runs on hopes and happiness ... but Phil ... that's not possible ... well it better be possible for GM's sake, or that bitch is going down!"
It's articles like this that are going to make the B. Hussein Obama presidency so entertaining. From the ever so eloquent Iowahawk:
It's also heartening to realize that as president Mr. Obama will soon be working hand-in-hand with a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard like Senator Robert Byrd to craft the incoherent and destructive programs that will plunge the American economy into a nightmare of full-blown sustained depression. As Vice President-Elect Joe Biden has repeatedly warned, there will be difficult times ahead and the programs will not always be popular, or even sane. But as we look out over the wreckage of bankrupt coal companies, nationalized banks, and hyperinflation, we can always look back with sustained pride on the great National Reconciliation of 2008. Call me an optimist, but I like to think when America's breadlines erupt into riots it will be because of our shared starvation, not the differences in our color.....
So for now, let's put politics aside and celebrate this historic milestone. In his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial 45 years ago, Dr. King said "I have a dream that one day my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Let us now take pride that Tuesday we Americans proved that neither thing matters anymore.
I have tears in my eyes ... It's just too funny ...
We will survive President Elect B. Hussein Obama's Presidency. I am not going to devolve into one of those whiny, spineless weasels that is going to threaten to go away crying to another country. No ... I am going to stay here in my adoptive home country, The Republic of Texas, and fight B. Hussein Obama's every policy. Our only hope now is that the Republicans can hold on to enough seats to keep B. Husein Obama and the other Democrats at bay.
We need a new party. We need a conservative party. Why did John McCain lose? He's not Conservative enough. He wrote the rules on how to campaign, so it's no surprise he won the primary. If Ronald Reagan could see today's Republican party, he would be ashamed to have been a part of it. It's time for a new party. A true conservative party. I'm sick of this "compassionate conservative" bullshit, and there are millions who agree with me. I'm sick of the endless spending, bailouts, handouts, and complete and utter lack of personal responsibility.
I have an idea. More to follow. Stay tuned. Time to focus.
And that's the moment is was all over for the Longhorns in Lubbock, TX. The Red Raiders achieved not only their first win against a #1 team, but their 500th victory. Texas Tech has taken the #2 spot in the BCS standings, with the Longhorns dropping down from #1 to #4 (#5 on the AP List)! I watched the game in a den of Longhorns, and the tension was so thick, you could cut it with a knife. All fell silent after the Raiders snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with only a second to spare.
The raiders are hot this year, and are going to continue to dominate! Crabtree is a strong Heisman candidate, with some people talking about McCoy's Heisman aspirations vanishing in Saturday's loss. Only time will tell.
Edit: HI-DEF video after the jump.