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Friday, December 05, 2003

Who is John Holmes Galt?

I was out surfing the blogsphere when I came across something I thought was kinda funny. Now one thing I enjoy doing is checking out personal ads and then laughing hysterically. I ran across the most niche dating site I have ever seen. is for hooking up people who both like the longer works of Ayn Rand like Atlas Shrugged. Now being a both a very big fan of this book and a very big fan of making fun a personals I was intrigued. I was some what disheartened to learn that there were only 36 women on this site and over 150 men. Hmmm, I found that rather unfortunate. Apparently there aren't that many Daphnes out there and there are way to many Johns. But isn't that always the problem. I still don't know which John is worse to think you are. Girls stay away from these men, they are scary. Something tells me that Ayn Rand did not intend for her Nietzcheian uberman to be compared to the most well hung porn star of the modern age. But then again isn't the fact that you can make that comparison at all what makes the modern age great? Definitely a question for objectivists to moll over for some time. For the rest of you out there is it better to be a super genius or have a gigantic schlong. Please comment. B
Tuesday, December 02, 2003

The Blog is back Muthafuckas!

It's been a long time since I left you with a dope beat to step to... Oh wait sorry about that, it just kinda slipped out. That's right kids after weeks stuck in deep jungle out running the rebels I have managed to stumble across a shrine from some long gone tribe of Congonites that happened to have a telnet terminal. Wow English teachers and journalism majors are going to field day with that one. Kinda funny how I got lost deep in the jungle right after what I considered to be one of my best posts. I guess I was going with the whole Marvin Gaye vs. Stevie Wonder argument of is it better to burn out or fade away. No matter, because I am back. I have also decided to say fuck form. I will post whatever the hell I want from now on. Although being an amateur music critic is kinda fun I feel that I am kinda preachin to the choir. However if I stumble across anything new, good, or obscure I will be sure to pass it on. Now back to what blogs are all about posting humorous things in your daily life and your travels on the web.
So I was on T-shirt Hell this morning and I saw a bunch of Michael Jackson shirts including the one I have posted. I thought they were really funny. You should also check out the wrapping paper. Good stuff. I hope everyone had a good Turkey Day. Mine was filled with entirely too much eating. The rest of the weekend was a nice break though. I whole lot of drinking and a whole lot of sleeping. That's it for today kids. More tomorrow...

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