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January 29, 2008

I Has Can Cheezburger!!11!!1

Allen @ 8:35 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Food,lol*,The End Is Near

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January 21, 2008

Holy Burger from Food Heaven

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Filed under: Food,The End Is Near

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Eaten at Rare, 37th Street and Lexington Avenue.  Take a ribeye steak, and grind it up.  Make it into a patty.  Grill it, rare of course.  Serve it with red wine poached foie gras (in the rammekin), two thick slices of aged cheddar, half an avocado, and a grilled cipollini onion.

Amen.

January 19, 2008

Salaryman Reunification Schedule

1.19.08: Mike Boston, Allen LA, Ben Boston
1.20.08: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.21.08: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben DC (Current knowledge: 1.20.08)
1.22.08: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben DC (Current knowledge: 1.20.08)
1.23.08: Mike Boston, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.24.08: Mike New Jersey, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.25.08: Mike Upstate NY, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.26.08: THE END TIMES: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben NYC

January 11, 2008

Snow: The Great Peacemaker

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Filed under: The End Is Near

(Compare and contrast to what happens on a typical snowy day in Boston…) 

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — After weathering nearly five years of war, Baghdad residents thought they’d pretty much seen it all. But Friday morning, as muezzins were calling the faithful to prayer, the people here awoke to something certifiably new.

For the first time in memory, snow fell across Baghdad.

Although the white flakes quickly dissolved into gray puddles, they brought an emotion rarely expressed in this desert capital snarled by army checkpoints, divided by concrete walls and ravaged by sectarian killings — delight.

For a couple of hours anyway, a city where mortar shells routinely zoom across to the Green Zone became united as one big White Zone. As of late afternoon, there were no reports of violence. The snow showed no favoritism as it fell faintly on neighborhoods Shiite and Sunni alike, and (with apologies to James Joyce) upon all the living and the dead.

January 2, 2008

Children of Men: New Years 2008

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Filed under: The End Is Near

Children of Men is a dark, apocolyptic movie in which London is the last bastion of civilization left on the planet. However, as you can probably guess, it’s punctuated by suffering, murder, and general misery. New Years 2008 kind of reminded us of the movie: dark, cold, and characterized by angry mobs in a state of near-riot.

Happy New Years everyone!

From your GIKKU.COM correspondents in foreign lands.

December 3, 2007

Oops! Our bad. But we’re still gonna bomb you.

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Filed under: The End Is Near

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003 and is unlikely to be able to produce enough enriched uranium for a bomb until 2010 to 2015, a U.S. intelligence report says.

A declassified summary of the latest National Intelligence Estimate found with “high confidence” that the Islamic republic stopped an effort to develop nuclear weapons in the fall of 2003.

 U.S. National Security adviser Stephen Hadley expressed hope after Monday’s announcement, but he said Iran remains a serious threat.

Hadley said the intelligence community came to the new conclusions on Tuesday, based on information gathered over the past few months, and President Bush was briefed about them on Wednesday.

He said U.S. policy toward Iran has not changed because of the new report.

November 30, 2007

On Insulting the Prophet

Allen @ 10:13 am   |  Comments (5)
Filed under: Morality/Ethics,The End Is Near

KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) — Hundreds of angry protesters, some waving ceremonial swords from trucks equipped with loud speakers, gathered Friday outside the presidential palace to denounce a teacher whose class named a teddy bear “Mohammed” — some calling for her execution.

Friday’s demonstrations began as worshippers spilled out of mosques in the capital after Friday prayers. They marched to the palace, which is on the same street as Unity High School, where Gibbons taught grade school students. Those who named the bear were 7 years old.

Gibbons asked the children to pick their favorite name for the new class mascot, which she was using to aid lessons about animals and their habitats.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/africa/11/30/sudan.bears/index.html

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OK, I really am started to get mystified by Islam.  I’m all for tolerance and accepting other faiths, but at some point we’ve gotta call BS and not dance around the issue that sometimes Islam produces creepy shit.  If parents named their child Mohammed, and the child ends up being a thief or murderer, do you execute the parents for insulting the prophet?  What the hell is going on here?

Or is this all some orchestrated “beat down the Western powers” gambit?

November 26, 2007

Bad Idea Bears: Video Game Training for Terrorists?

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Filed under: Morality/Ethics,The End Is Near,Video Games

I’ve been playing this video game called “Assassin’s Creed” lately.  You play a Muslim assassin in the 12th century, and your goal is to assassinate all the Crusaders and Templars in the Holy Land.  A lot of the game relies on sneaking around and not being detected by the guards and soldiers and such.  It’s a fun game, but part of this game mechanic disturbs me — sometimes you sneak into a group of scholars or monks to get past military checkpoints, and to get closer to your assassination target.  You even bow your head and put your hands together to pray when you’re “undercover” as a scholar/monk (your character is the one in the middle, in the image below).

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Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Victor Victoria 2007

Allen @ 12:32 pm   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: Morality/Ethics,The End Is Near

Official: Bride, groom stopped in Iraq actually terror suspects 

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  • Soldiers became suspicious because car wouldn’t stop; convoy was all male
  • Troops also suspicious that groom refused to life his bride’s veil, official says
  • Stubbly-faced man in bride’s gown, three others arrested on terror-related charges

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/11/26/iraq.bride/index.html

The funny thing is, they got these guys to pose for a PICTURE at the checkpoint before hauling them off?  Doesn’t even look like they’re in handcuffs.

October 9, 2007

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