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Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Ahh, the Radio Memories

Well, lemme tell ya, when I found it on the Web today, I didn't know if I should laugh, cry, or immediately begin cutting off my reproductive organs with a butter knife.

Back in the '70s, while other kids were listening to "progressive" rock radio as excellent preparation for hooking-up with the cool chicks, I was listening to this.

(Please note that it was a very old song even then)

E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g-'s G-r-a-d-e A!!



"A record company is suing a 12-year-old girl for downloading over 100 songs by N'Sync and the Backstreet Boys. My God, hasn't she suffered enough?"
- Craig Kilborn


Asscroft vs. Libraries

Mitch Freedman, the best ALA president I've seen in my 6 years as a member, did an excellent job of explaining librarians' objections to the USA Patriot Act on last Thursday's Democracy Now. Here's the transcript, with links to the audio (about 10 minutes from the end of the show/stream).

Democracy Now is a daily "must listen" for me, but I have very mixed feelings about it. More comin' on this. 'Til then, you might want to listen and see what you think.

Are we having fun, or what?


Enough Already

Fun AP story from this morning.
At this late date, are there really that many people who care about these two self-absorbed shitheads?

Lopez, Affleck Seek Gun Permit in Ga.

HINESVILLE, Ga. - Just because Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez aren't doing much of anything doesn't mean they're not making news.

Hollywood's most overexposed couple set gossip pages aflame anew on Tuesday after they popped into a south Georgia courthouse near Affleck's Hampton Island home.

But apparently it was a gun license, not a marriage license, that the on-again, off-again super couple was seeking Monday.

"Affleck wanted to know where he could apply for a gun permit," said Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin, who mugged for a photo before sending the couple down the hall to the probate court.

The appearance has unleashed a horde of paparazzi and celebrity reporters onto the small town of Hinesville, where a court clerk verified Tuesday morning — apparently not for the first time — that the couple did not apply for a marriage license.

F. Barry Wilkes, the Liberty County clerk and court administrator, told Us Weekly magazine for its Oct. 6 issue that Affleck and Lopez requested an application for a marriage license several months ago, but added, "If they had gotten married (already), I would know about it."

Affleck's spokesman, Ken Sunshine, said only: "We never comment on his personal life."

The pair, whose recent film "Gigli" bombed after abysmal reviews, had planned to marry Sept. 14 before abruptly calling off the wedding. It would have been the third marriage for Lopez, 33, and the first for Affleck, 31.

I wouldn't be comfortable letting these two idiots operate a doorknob, never mind firearms. Uuuuuggghhhh!


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