November 11th, 2005


More stuff about Jarhead

Former jarhead Tom Nevens lays the smackdown on Sam Mendes and Anthony Swofford, and Reverend Sensing (former cannon-cocker and Gold Star Marine daddy) doesn't think much of the movie either.

I still want to see the movie; after reading the book it seemed obvious to me that Swofford was playing a little loose with the facts, but it was still a moderately entertaining book. Not that I'm going to pay full price for this, either.

Nevens article via One Hand Clapping..
the mark


I'm probably the last person in the world to find this out (as usual) but apparently the complete seven-season box set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be out soon. I already have the third season set, but it would be neat to have this full set.

Via Virginia Postrel.
Get the message

You're not going to see this every day

I don't normally have a lot of time for the Daily Kos, which I regard as just above Democratic Underground in terms of asshat moonbattery, but when they're right I have to give them their props and a link.

Adam Bonin is right on the money: Congresscritters Shays and Meehan are playing the same "Shut up, he explained" game that those dishonest fucks McCain and Feingold are playing, and are pissed off that Moulitsas and Krempasky called them on it in front of the blogosphere and the rest of Congress. Good. I'm glad they're upset. They deserve all the trouble this not-so-brilliant attempt at censorship gets them. I'm calling and writing my Congressman (Ramstad) to light him up about this - the boy has been acting pretty damn squishy of late and needs to show me some proof that he actually still believes in Republican party positions like, oh, free speech. Otherwise I'm going to do my best to find and support a challenger. Somebody has to keep these people honest.

Progress on the home front

Got a few things done today to improve the quality of life around here. Opened a few boxes and found some things that can be eBayed for cash, found my pistol and its ammo (big sigh of relief), and finally got around to hooking up my ZIP drive. This gave me access to all my journals going back to 1999 (that disc is going to be thermited after my death) and some other stuff, including a story I thought I'd finished and some game designs that are just sitting around waiting for me to either do the graphics work or find somebody who can.

Still haven't found my copy of Operational Art of War or my Europa rules, and that latter is going to make selling my copy of Marita Merkur a bit tough. It'll happen in time, though. More shelving, fewer boxes, more order. That's the name of the game.