July 13, 2006

Manhattanhenge 2006, part deux

Tonight is Manhattanhenge, take two! If you miss it tonight, you'll have to wait until next summer. :)

If the Manhattan grid matched the geographic north-south line, then our special days would be the equinoxes, the two days on the calendar when the Sun rises due east and sets due west. But Manhattan is rotated 30 degrees east from geographic north, shifting the special days to May 28th and July 12 and 13.

Today's approximate sunset time in NYC is 8:27 pm.

More info here.

looks like a popular viewing place last night was at 42nd St & Tudor City Place -- Tudor City Place is above 42 street, so you can stand in the middle of the street!

July 12, 2006

"March Together for Life" guy's comments keep coming...

from monday, july 10th, 9:46pm until tuesday, july 12th, 4:18am pete received more than 600 comments on his "Satire?" post. it seems that digg and the blogger community are really letting poor pete have it.

a sampling:

Pete, please: listen carefully. "Caroline Weber" does not exist.

The Onion article you attacked is not "her piece." It was written by a comedy writer. Who is not "Caroline Weber," has not just had an abortion, and is more than likely not even a woman.

It is truly stunning that you do not understand this. That you still do not understand this, even after being mocked mercilessly on the previous thread. Even after being told, repeatedly, to get a clue, you're still in dire need of one. Oof.

no amount of stammering is going to get you out of the enormous idiot hole you have dug for yourself. good thing the internet is anonymous because you'd have throngs of people driving past your house, pointing and laughing.

Hey man did you know that Christ is convering to Islam... its (sic) in the same issue.

You haven't given up yet? My my, you are braver than I am. If I had made a gaffe like that (unlikely, as my IQ is above 50), I'd never ventured online again. Unplugged my computer, just to make sure. It's a comforting thought that the pro-life movement consists of drooling halfwits like you.

and just one more (though i haven't even scratched the surface):

I don't know what else to say. I mean, it's one thing to misinterpret Onion material as genuine reporting (the "liberal media" has been at it for years), but to follow up with what you wrote? I just... WOW.

Seriously, "Caroline Weber" is a pen name, a character. "She" doesn't exist, and never will.

The Onion is in the business of fake news. In other words, they take topics and twist them to such ludicrous degrees that they become funny and satirical.

The Onion is as real a newspaper as "The Colbert Report" is a real conservative's show.

I used to think that pro-lifers were just as intelligent and smart as me, just that we differed on this issue. The differences clearly go deeper than that.

You talk about how horrible it is to live in a world that tolerates abortion. When you take away the ability, the CHOICE, of a woman to have control over her own body (what's next, a man can't choose to get a vasectomy because that will kill potential fetuses in the future?), you know what slippery slope we'll be falling towards? Facism, where the few powerful people at the top of the governmental food chain will dictate everything a person does with their lives. Is that what you want? Do you really want to turn an American into the next Mussolini or Hitler? Cause that's what you're oppressive goals entail.

And don't forget, the Onion is fake news. Not real. As in: MADE UP!!!


i love that jason ends that well-written missive with "Cheers!" excellent!

however, the best thing i found in the comments is this gem -- another old school onion article: God Finally Gives Shout-Out Back To All His Niggaz
"Right about now, I want to send a shout-out to each and every nigga who's shown Me love through the years," said the Lord, His booming voice descending from Heaven. "I got mad love for each and every one of you niggaz. Y'all real niggaz out there, you know who you are. Y'all was there for me, and it's about time I'm-a give some love back to God's true crew."

"All y'all niggaz, y'all be My niggaz," the Lord added.

"A pair of shout-out tablets handed down by the Lord."

July 11, 2006

Happy Birthday...From Satan

july is a big birthday month for the friendster-circle-of-hillary. so, in honor of spooky, who's birthday is today (SHOUT OUT!!), here is Satan's Birthday Wish for You All.

happy birthday, y'all!

It's Satire, Stupid.

in the latest edition of, "ummm, you realize The Onion is supposed to be funny, right?"...

this idiot decided to take Caroline Weber, author of "I'm Totally Psyched About This Abortion!", to task in his pro-life blog.

only problems... 1) it's from the onion; 2) it's from 1999. a little late on to be jumping on that hate parade.

anyhoo, he got lambasted in the comments to his blog post and decided to respond.

i'm sorry to ruin the end for you, but it's just too good:

Satire? Was the article aiming at the women who have the abortions or the people who believe it is better to save lives than kill them?

Hmm, let's look up the term satire:

“witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"”

Either way, I think I did a good job of turning the “satire” right back at them, don’t you?

oh yes. i do.

July 10, 2006

Zooomr Pro Accounts for FREE

Zooomr (think "flickr delta" -- get it, instead of gamma? oh boy.) is giving away free Pro accounts to any blogger who hosts an image for their blog through Zooomr. Sounds like a great way to start experimenting with this site!

So, here is my dear dog doing what she does best (and most):

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