Archive | June, 2009

The Invention of Lying starring Ricky Gervais

30 Jun

The first trailer to Ricky Gervais’ next project dropped the other day, and it looks like  a terrific concept.  It has a tremendous cast, and is starring the funniest man in showbiz, Mr. Gervais.  Could be a can’t miss:

Arizona Wants You To Have The Right To Conceal Your Gun In A Bar

29 Jun

Yeehah, I’m a get me to Arizony:

But a bill moving through the Arizona Legislature has some bar owners fearful that the state is turning back the clock to the Old West. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to bring a handgun into bars and restaurants serving alcohol.

The bill gives bars discretion to keep gun-toting patrons out, and anyone with a weapon would not be allowed to drink. But the bill has angered bar owners who believe booze and guns are a recipe for disaster.

So, it’s not like any bar worth going to is ACTUALLY going to enact such a policy, but the fact that this is being debated in the legislature is insane! Still, who the heck would push for an idiotic law like this?

The bill is part of a nationwide push by the National Rifle Association. Georgia passed a similar law in 2008, as did Tennessee earlier this year in becoming the 40th state to allow bar or restaurant patrons to carry guns.

“These laws are common sense,” said NRA spokeswoman Rachel Parsons. “Restaurants are not immune to criminal activity. Law-abiding people — regardless of whether they’re in restaurants, cars or homes — they should be able to protect themselves against criminal attack.”

Ohhhh, I see.  It’s about expanding some here-to-for unknown ‘right’ of gun ownership.  Without this, they’ll be taking our guns!  We’d be completely helpless should criminal activity go down at Chickie’s and Pete’s. If only there was some sort of policing type force we could call to assist us should something arise, but, alas, there is none!

One of the bill’s sponsors, Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, said it’s about time Arizona passes such a law, and that the most important thing is that people carrying guns into bars aren’t allowed to drink.

“You don’t want intoxicated people with weapons, and this bill continues the prohibition against drinking and carrying,” said Kavanagh, a retired police officer in New York and New Jersey. “What is the problem with having a gun in a delicatessen where someone is having a beer with their pastrami two tables away?”

Uhm, how about because it freaks me the hell out?  Because we’ve seen that guns do, you know, kill people?  But hey, only responsible citizens would have access to this lil’ law:

The law would only apply to people with concealed-weapons permits because lawmakers say that type of gun owner has to pass a background check and take an eight-hour course to get their permits, and are therefore safer. More than 127,000 Arizonans have concealed-weapons permits, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Yay! EIGHT HOURS!!! That’s almost one-fifth of the amount we require a person to take to be able to use a death trap on wheels, er car.  That certainly seems fair and reasonable.  OK guys, I’m for it.  Let’s bring this law to the Northeast, except let’s require a gun to enter a bar.  ONLY PATRONS WITH GUNS MAY ENTER!  That way we’ll all be safer!  But none of them can drink.  Them’s the rules.

Links For Linking

29 Jun

New links: We’re The Team To Beat, gman Reviews, Bitmob

Olivia Munn. There are no words.

Seems Jrue Holiday doesn’t have a fan over at Liberty Ballers.  Synopsis: he’s not sure of him as a player and thinks it was the wrong pick if the Sixers are trying to take the next leap NOW instead of two years from now.  Fair points.

Who the hell is starting for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday??? NO IDEA. Reading Phils outfielder Michael Taylor fields questions from PhoulBallz.com.  Where the heck were the wrestling questions, Ballz?

Ambition, Impatience and Sloth asks why it’s so damn tough to get anything done on healthcare.  Answer: BLAME THE SYSTEM!

Adeel the Canadian discusses Korean society. I’d say more but I only feel comfortable around those of a similar age to mine.

Film Junk reviews Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

What To Watch If You Want Ninety Minutes Of Simpsons Jokes

29 Jun

Boy Meets World Mondays!!!

29 Jun

Remember the time Cory and Shawn had a friend who had a problem at home but couldn’t go to the cops?  This is my serious business face.

Michael Jackson, Dead at 50, Performs Billie Jean At The 25th Motown Anniversary

25 Jun

This classic performance, one year prior to my birth, the greatest of his career, cemented him as the King of Pop.   At the tender age of 25 Mr. Jackson topped the charts and defined the music video. Billie Jean remains my favorite song of his work, belted out simultaneously with force and grace. And jesus christ, he moonwalked people! MOONWALKED!  Then his life went to shit.  The man had his demons, many of which we won’t fully come to learn about until after his untimely death.  For 50 years he was one of the greatest entertainers of our age, but he was forevera  child trapped in a man’s body, and caused harm to others in his battles with himself.  It’s a sad legacy he leaves, the duality of greatness and the fall from it playing front and center.  One cannot deny his influence on modern popular music, yet one can’t ignore the vile things which were alleged.

He died today.  His music will live on, but a dark cloud will hang over his life.  He leaves behind three children.

Chris Wheeler Loves The C…

24 Jun

Hey Wheels, you said it, not me!

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