Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gilbert Gottfried on Greg Giraldo

 Gilbert Gottfried's Twitter: If Greg Giraldo is cremated, will that be the "Greg Giraldo Roast?"

Gg GG @ GG!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alan Grayson's Despicable "Taliban Dan" Ad

Alan Grayson's political attack ad is even worse than I had thought.



I was already angry at him for calling his opponent "Taliban Dan," which I thought was offensive and gave ammunition to Republicans. But the sound bites he took from his opponent are actually completely deceptive, quoting something that Webster was specifically saying he's against. I like some of the things Grayson has done, but what a piece of shit. This is the only race this cycle in which I'm rooting for the Democrat to lose to the Republican now.

Deceptive tactics like this move political discourse in a terrible direction. I hope Grayson gets destroyed.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Post-Surgery

I'm starting to be able to walk again after my double knee surgery. To be clear, I had the ACL replaced in the left knee with tissue from a cadaver and I had "hardware removal" in the right knee to get rid of a screw left in there from surgery a couple years ago. I started trying to remove the staples from my right knee, but I stopped. This is all from rugby, which I'm done with after four different ligament tears and a bunch of other minor injuries.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Second ACL Surgery

I'm finally getting an operation tomorrow morning to replace my left ACL so that I can have matching dead person tissue in both knees. This is really more of a cosmetic surgery.

Edit: If you're wondering why, it's from tackling a large man named "Chunk" during a rugby scrimmage in March.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Still Ear Infected

My ear is screaming at me. Since when was puss so loud?

I really shouldn't have bothered going to that hipster house party in Columbia Heights.

Knee surgery very early in the morning on Tuesday. Getting my ACL replaced with dead person tissue, my meniscus fixed, and the screw sticking out of my right knee shaved down.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mike Pence Wins the 2010 Values Voter Summit Straw Poll

Wow, Romney only got third in the straw poll, even with my vote for him! Pence actually got first. Huckabee was third. Pence was also first choice for vice president with Palin second.

Interesting result. At CPAC Romney loses to Ron Paul because of the concentration of libertarian-leaning activists. At VVS he loses to Pence and Huckabee possibly due to the concentration of serious social conservatives.
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Hot Christian Conservative Activists like Lila Rose

Why is every young female Christian conservative activist really hot? Oh right, obvious reasons.
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Robert Davi, Republican Elbow-Rubber

Why is Robert Davi at every fucking event I go to? Oh, right, because he's a big Republican. I always see him at things and recognize him, but don't know who he is. I finally looked him up this time at the Values Voter Summit in DC.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Auto-Tune or Ear Infection

I can't tell if this song is using Auto-Tune or if it's just my ear infection.

Update: Even my voice sounds like it's being Auto-Tuned. It's kind of neat.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Went to Gov. Tim Kaine's Unveiling of the New Democratic Pary Logo Today and It Was Kind of Weird

Tim Kaine reveals the new logo for the Democratic Party.

Yeah, it was weird. They showed a few movies about the Democratic Party with a projector, and a couple people spoke, and then former Virginia Governor and current DNC Chairman Tim Kaine spoke and unveiled the new logo for the Democratic Party, as well as a redesign of the website. And then suddenly a bunch of young people ran out and started throwing tons of t-shirts into the audience! I caught one, of course.

Kaine speaking to several news cameras. Look for me on the news helpfully holding up my t-shirt with the new logo on it.
Horrible picture of Kaine and me.

Monday, September 13, 2010

DC Vegfest 2010

I went to DC Vegfest on Saturday. I can't believe they held it at George Washington University. I found out from a booth that Washington actually owned animals!

Kind of crappy vegan paella.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Animal Kingdom

Australian crime film Animal Kingdom was pretty good, but it could have used more animals.

Friday, September 10, 2010

World Trade Center lights

For anybody in New York City, it's kind of fun to find where the two giant 9/11 beams are being shot from. They're not actually being shot from the World Trade Center. They're on the roof of a big parking garage and if you go to the top late at night you'll be with a small group of people silently standing there.

I did that once during my sophomore year of college while waiting for the Staten Island Ferry around 3AM. I took pictures, but those are gone.


Koran burning and focusing anger on no-brainer issues

Oh no, the Koran burning might not happen! What simple issue will people focus their anger on on facebook so that they don't have to learn about economic issues and poverty? Oh right, gay rights.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Animal Farm

Just finished reading George Orwell's Animal Farm. Excited to read the sequel, Animal House.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The time I got a congressman to give Bill Clinton a bunch of my stuff to get signed, was more or less featured on the front page of the Staten Island Advance, and briefly met the former president

Former President Bill Clinton came to my alma mater Wagner College to campaign for Staten Island's freshman Democratic congressman Mike McMahon. I'm an autograph dealer so I made sure to be first in line for the event.
Photo I took of Clinton with McMahon in the background
I got six large photo prints and a book signed. The larger three of those were signed because I enlisted a nurse friend of mine to help me. Here is the cool part of the story though: While Clinton asked what my name was and signed my book for me, he ignored my three photo prints. My nurse friend managed to give her three prints to an aide for Clinton to sign later, but I was unsuccessful. As Clinton and his entourage were moving away from me, I thought I had failed to get my three photos signed.

But then Mike McMahon, possibly Staten Island's most awesome congressman ever, came over to me and took my photos to give to the president to sign later. I felt pretty cool getting a congressman to take a bunch of my stuff to get signed by a president so I could sell it on eBay later. This was the third time I've met McMahon and he's been gracious and friendly every time. His staff was friendly too before and after the event. I really hope he gets reelected and I wish I could vote for him.

I also made the news!
The front page of the Staten Island Advance

There's Clinton signing my book. I got it signed to my dad as a birthday present. I'm the "supporter, one of the 1,600 people who attended the event" mentioned in the caption! I wonder how they knew I was a supporter and not just some autograph-dealing scumbag.

Here's the photo print that he ignored at first in the understandable interest of expediency, but later signed behind some curtains: 


Inspiring! I need to drape a giant American flag on one of my walls so I look patriotic more of the time.

August 2012 update: So far I've sold four of the six photgraphs for an average of about $500 each.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Craigslist

I'm very sad Craigslist had to get rid of their Adult Services section because they were sued for 100,000,000 roses by various state governments. :(

Uncle Sam really got Clist's full tissue in a vice.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Comedian Bob Schimmel had a pretty uncomedic background and ending. He was born to Holocaust survivors and he just died in a car crash.