Happy Halloween, Bugs Bunny!


Ending the HIV Bans

At long, long last, after several presidents and a couple decades, America’s repressive laws regarding HIV positive foreigners living in and visiting the USA is finally being lifted.

Hooray and about time! Now Sully can go get his citizenship and avoid voting, jury duty and paying taxes, just like most Americans. 😉

Happy Halloween!


Today is Halloween, and to me that means… well, nothing, really. Tomorrow it means half-price bulk candy at the local CVS, but that’s about it.

Nevertheless, I wanted to draw everyone’s attention to a couple Halloween related articles out there.

First, you know how you hear every year about strangers poisoning little kids who come around trick or treating? Actually, you don’t, because it never happens. Occasionally foreign objects will turn up in candy, but that’s different and some could possibly be a side-effect of a failure in the manufacturing process.

Second, Wicca. God, Wicca annoys me. To many Wiccans today is a holy day (though were I religious I think I’d believe either all days to be holy or none), and apparently something of an organizational nightmare.

I work tonight so no worries about me having to deal with kids coming around begging for candy. That kind of disapoints me because I like seeing the costumes, but I suspect I’ll deal, and save all my celebrating fun for 5 November!

Even More on Willingham

Getting ever uglier in Texas over the Willingham case. Check this editiorial on the current situation.

Old v New

Another great video for all the Doctor Who fans out there! Interesting fact: I don’t know anyone who likes the new series better than the old.

Colbert on Washington State

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word – Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Religion

So I can’t get the video to embed, but click on the title of it and you’ll see something pretty damned entertaining!

This Is Some Kind of Genius

I don’t know what this video is for, but I likes it! Amusingly, someone in the comments section seems to feel this video is a slam on people from Turkey. Seriously!

Which brings me to my dream last night. No, I didn’t dream I was testifying before Congress in my Maidenform bra, instead I dreamed, no fooling, that I was at a conference on cultural issues for the Turkic speaking peoples of the Black Sea region. This came complete with a proud announcement by the MC that they’d for some reason helped provide money to produce an animated version of the old TV series Perfect Strangers. It also included music by various Turkic musicians and lots of appearances by the letter “y”.

It was a very, very odd dream.