Monday, April 25, 2005
Here are official plans...
Due out July 17, it says.
I am soooooooooooooo not ready to give up on the CTA. But... $2 fares and very decreased service (service is cut by half on my Blue Line, and it's only a little better on the Red line... worse on other lines, too) is gonna eat away at me. Something damn well better be done.
What are we spending our money on here anyway? Video game bans? Crossbow Hunting? Casinos (that one's... not just yet)?
Check out a nice independent site on the issue:
Though, you have to admit, it won't be Doomsday for public transportation like that site says. Current gas prices will do a number on those people wanting to quit the L for the (not) open road.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
In Serenity, Browncoats are Independent Faction soldiers, a body opposed to the AngloSino Alliance in the Unification War. Defeated at Serenity Valley on Hera in 2511, Browncoats are forced to live as galactic outcasts. A small band of them skim the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed until they find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space.
Captain Malcolm Reynolds is a hardened veteran on the losing side of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family - squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal. Mal takes on two new passengers-a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister, and gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the telepathic sister.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
New Pope Panics Vinyards Everywhere
Reporter Explor the Newb
VATICAN CITY - In his first move as holy father of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI stunned progressives and conservatives alike by removing wine as the favorite blood of Christ, replacing it instead with beer. "Good German beer, not the fake stuff" (a rough translation), said the pope in his pronouncement. Beer will be replacing wine immediately as the blood of Christ, for it is more suitable to the poor and lower classes for which Christ stood for. Plus, Oktoberfest will rock at St. Peter's Basillica next year!" The announcement occured while the new pope spoke ex cathedra.
For 2000 years, wine has served as the drink which Catholics believe Jesus Christ turned into his own blood, and gave to his apostles (and thus, to his followers, the Church). The Church, up until now, has not mentioned any unhappiness with this arrangement. Even during his acceptance of duties as pope, Benedict XVI mentioned he was in a "vinyard" as part of a metaphor. However, the new pope has made this move within a day of his election to the head of the Church, making it possible this move was planned long before today.
After the pronouncement, French and Italian cardinals present staged a walkout.
Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Ratsinger, was recently elected as pontiff of the Roman church. Many considered him to be very reactionary and conservative, looking to stifle reforms in the church. However, if this is any evidence, there is hope now for feminist and pro-choice Catholics. It is also worth mentioning that the pope is the first German pope in 1000 years, making the pronouncement only a little less weird.
The Vatican declined comment on the rumors that bratwurst would replace wafers as the host, though speculation is the jokes coming from making a sausage the "body of Christ" would be too much.
Labels: News Fit to Print
Saturday, April 16, 2005
The Exhibit in Question
Walking down Wabash a week ago, I saw a picture that caught my eyes.
Now, I'm both a Bush hater and a pacifist (not an uncommon combination), causing thought riots to rip apart my brain cells.
I looked up online a few days later after several people mentioned there were investigations into the matter of some picture on Columbia College's campus. Yep! Sure enough, it was the Patriot Act stamp luring Secret Service agents there!
It may seem a little much to have a picture of Bush with a gun to his head and call it a good thing. He is a President and, more importantly, a human being. But, then, the gun may not be enough. Which is why I'll end this here.
Friday, April 08, 2005
::whistles, then sings:: One of these things is not like the other...
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
I noticed today Virgin Records has its own brand of condom.
PETA and Al Sharpton
Eaglie does not eat any chickens not swooped upon and clean killed by... ahem... eagles.
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Somestimes history is shaken.
Sometimes history repeats itself.
Sometimes a man wields total power.
Sometimes a man wields peace.
Sometimes a powerful man is a total asshole.
Sometimes a powerful man is nice one.
Sometimes I forget I'm a Catholic.
Sometimes I remember.
Sometimes I cry.
I did yesterday.
Pope John Paul II
Goodbye, Father, the only Pope I have ever known.