SKerwin: June 2004 Archives

You want news? This is news. Executive summary: Michael Moore, notorious extremist-liberal-idiot-heart-attack-in-the-making, is not, as he has claimed, registered as an Independant. He is in fact registered as a Democrat in New York. Which is fine; as Moore innacuracies go, this one is minor. Except for the fact that he's also registered in Michigan.

Yeah, I'm sure it's probably a mistake. But it's interesting to think about this; if a prominent conservative were stuffing the ballot box the news networks would be all over it (Hell, Rush Limbaugh can't even . But this hasn't shown up anywhere but The Smoking Gun. And if, hypothetically, Fox News were to run a segment about this, they would take still more undeserved flak about being Republican shills.

The Day After Tomorrow


I really enjoyed this movie. I found it thoroughly entertaining.

Then I watched it with the sound on, and I changed my mind entirely.

The Day After Tomorrow is a mindless action movie that thinks it has a profound social message. The special effects are great, but the constant bitching about the current Presidential administration's environmental policies is a bit much for my taste. If the filmmakers had made even the slightest effort to control their venom, I might even have swallowed the agenda -- I use low-power everything, and I drive the most fuel-efficient car I can afford -- but writing the Vice President as a cartoonish caricature of Cheney was just insulting.



Adding a new category to the site - Magic: the Gathering. I used to play very regularly in high school, and just about two months ago I got dragged back in - ironically by one of the people who got me hooked on 'cardboard crack' in the first place.

For those unfamiliar with the game, let me try to explain it in a way that doesn't make me sound like an idiot: Imagine a game like chess, where each piece serves a different function. Now further imagine that instead of only six different types of pieces there are hundreds, and that part of the game is choosing and assembling the set of pieces you'll be using. Now further imagine that the functions of the pieces are incredibly varied, and interact using a set of rules that really require a computer science background to fully appreciate.

Magic is just like that, except you play it with cards. Simple, huh?