July 24, 2005

The long-awaited(?) "Why This Blog Is Gathering Dust" post

Hey, y'all.

Just figured I should finally explain why for the past... uh... three weeks or so, there have been a total of two posts that were more than a link to somewhere- and even those links have been few and far between. Much has been happening in the life of Brad. I'm in the process of trying to de-cluster the mess I've made of my office over the past few months. See, this two-man shop has been run by me and only me for about five months now, much to its detriment. Now it's back to being a two-man shop (yay!) but I have to get my new boss up to speed before I go on leave. Oh yeah, in a week or so I'm going back to Bama to see my daughter get born. And help my wife out during the process. Oh, and just maybe move into a house. So for most of August, I probably won't even be looking at this blog, much less posting on it.

So. I'm getting progressively busier and busier. I'm chock full of crap I could write about- every day I see at least two or three bloggable items in the news- but even if I wasn't insanely busy, my time management skills are lacking, to say the least. So right now the blog is not nearly high enough on the priority list to get more than a daily cursory look.

No promises for the future, either. I really ran out of bloggy steam shortly after coming to MuNu. I still haven't finished the template, or gotten around to updating my status at TTLB or the Alliance- and without a magic wand, progress will not be made anytime soon. We'll see what happens when I come back off leave, but unless I manage to ungaggle myself- well... we'll see.

All whinyness aside, for those regulars out there who keep coming faithfully back to SITYSK™, hoping against hope that there'll actually be something here to read, many thanks. I love doing this. I still have megalomaniacal plans to be the Greatest Freakin' Blogger in th' Whole Daggone 'Sphere™ one day, but I'll have to work my way up, I guess.

Okeedokee. I just got a call from my NCO, saying that formation in the morning will be ten minutes earlier than the forty minutes early it was already going to be. Maybe I should go to sleep. Cheers.

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Sweet Home!

I love Alabama. Go see why.

...Do I even need to say "Hat tip Fark"?

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July 21, 2005

Here ya go

Hey, I'll continue my streak of not posting anything much with some silliness. This is friggin' funny. If you don't know the basics of World War II, you might want to read that first, otherwise it won't make any sense.

Hat tip- who else?- Fark.

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July 19, 2005


Happy not-quite-30th-yet birthday, SarahK!

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July 12, 2005

And another quickie courtesy of Fark

And then there's this crap, which is kind of an update to this old post. I agree with the Chinese that what the Japanese did was despicable and they should own up to it. But no Chinese citizen has the right to demand this until they throw off their vile government and confess to the horrible things their country has been doing for the last half-century.

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This chick must be Anna Ayala's cousin

Just wanted to bring this to your attention. I am not nearly functional enough right now (root canal went awry, Brad is in excruciating pain) to discourse on this, but this crap pisses me off.

Hat tip: Fark

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July 09, 2005


Happy blogiversary, Frank!

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Technical Difficulties

Be advised comments are inop UFN.

Oh, sorry, lemme translate that from Avionish Maintenancese to English. Comments on all MuNu blogs are broke right now. As soon as they're back up I'll update this.

Feel free to try anyway, just don't waste time on a long comment, I guess. If I see new comments, then I guess it works.

UPDATE: They're back up. Life is swell.

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July 08, 2005

Senator Durbin issues statement condemning Dennis

Hurricane Dennis thrashed the island of Cuba today on its rampage toward the United States. While the Southeast braces itself for yet another storm, a U.S. Senator- from Illinois, of all places- had some harsh words for Dennis.

Packing devastating 145 mph winds, Hurricane Dennis tore down a guard tower at the U.S. detention camp for terror suspects as it stalked Cuba's south coast and moved Friday toward the heart of the largest Caribbean island.

Upon learning of this, Senator Dick Durbin (alQ-IL) issued the following statement:

"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was a report describing what Mother Nature has done to prisoners under her care, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Hurricane Dennis in the treatment of his prisoners."

The Senator went on to demonize Mrs. Nature and "her wicked son Dennis". He declared that he felt "deep sympathy for those incarcerated at Gitmo, who must've been traumatized. First, the A/C was up too high, and now wind and rain? I imagine they were terrified, and are now scarred for life."

He concluded his statement by calling for an immediate closure of the Guantanamo facilities, and an inquiry into possibilities that Dennis has been hired by the Marines stationed there.

The other 99 Senators had to be awakened upon completion of his speech.

Well? Whaddya think? Have I successfully channeled Scrappleface?

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'Nuff said.

Flag (and title) borrowed from Are You Conservative?

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July 07, 2005

Open Letter to Londoners, and Britons in General

We want you to know we're with you.

We want you to know we're here for you.

We want you to know that we're willing to track these dogs to the ends of the earth with you, and put them out of our misery.

You have been our best friend and closest ally for a century, and we want you to know that everybody that messes with America's friends has a habit of winding up very dead. (If that's any consolation right now.)

We're standing with you today.

We're weeping with you today.

We're praying with you today for the recovery of those in the hospitals, and for those who have lost loved ones.

You've been a true friend through thick and thin, and if there's anything we can do for you, you just let us know.

We've fought many an enemy together. We will continue to fight anyone that would be your enemy.

There were only two times on September 11 where I came close to breaking down. The first was when I watched the second tower collapse, and everything suddenly became real. The second time was when your Queen had the Coldstream Guards play our national anthem. The anthem that, ironically, is about our army beating yours. That song means a lot to me- and never in my life did it move me more than on that day. You redefined "brothers-in-arms" that day.

I was personally very grateful.

I served next to you in Kosovo. It was a pleasure.

I served near you in Afghanistan. It was an honor. I did not see you there- because I was safe and cozy on Kandahar while you were out there in the mountains with our infantry, killing the Taliban.

Our countries have stood side-by-side and fought and beaten everyone from Nazis to Communists to Islamofascists. We could not choose a more honorable or a more worthy friend.

We love you. If there's anything you need, ask.

Be strong. I know I probably don't need to say that, as "British" and "resolve" tend to go hand in hand, but be strong. We're with you.

We're with you.

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July 01, 2005


Via soon-to-be-Munuvian Jody, it has been discovered that a gentleman by the name of Jeff is having a, uh, blog party... in absentia, I guess. Y'see, Jeff is currently slaving away at boot camp. But it seems he wanted something nice waiting for him when he gets back, so he wrote a post asking for 1000 comments and 75 trackbacks, among other things. He's up to about 850, as of now. Go. Comment now. Fun will be had by all, he brought a Slip-N-Slide and a crapload of pudding to keep us entertained while he's gone. Heh.

UPDATE: Well, that's weird. He got back the day I noticed him.

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