Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Eam, vidam, vincam....

Things I would like to see before I shuffle off:

- The Treasury at Petra, Jordan
- The Portico of the Theater of Pompey, Rome
- The Roman Forum, Rome
- The remains of any Patrician villa, Rome
- Thermopylae, Greece
- Rhodes, Greece
- Alesia, France
- Alexandira, Egypt
- Beirut, Lebanon (goddamnit!)
- The convergence of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, South Africa
- Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
- Arpino, Italy
- Formia, Italy
- Bodrum, Turkey
- Sicily, Italy
- St. Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados, France

Todays Question: Who did Julius Caesar will succession to failing his first choice? (10 points, not that it matters since Tyler "Oh! OH! I Know The Answer! PICK MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!" Botten is hundreds of points ahead of everyone else)

Moment of the Song: 2:07 in "The X-Files Theme" by Spiritualized

Thursday, March 16, 2006


The Jim Henson workshop will be doing the creatures for the "Where the Wild Things Are" movie.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006


A little while ago I posted a clip of an autisitc kid draining three-pointers at a high school basketball game like he was Larry fucking Bird playing against drunk, decapitated midgets. I didn't think it was amazing because he's autistic, I thought it was amazing because the kid spent his whole year riding the pine and sopping up sweat and when he finally got a chance to play he made everyone crap their pants with what is likely to be the most intense athletic display that anyone will ever see.

So, George W. Bush showed up in the town this kid lives in and saw the video and then said the following with the kid next to him: "Saw it on TV and I wept, just like a lot of other people. It's just one of those stories that touched a lot of people's hearts."

Okay, first of all, George Jr., Teddy Roosevelt called and he said that you're a pussy. Because you are. Weeping? For real? If you cry because some kid, who you obviously deem to be functionally retarded, sinks baskets then I can't imagine how little work you get done when you hear that some American soldier who's last memory probably involved an explosion or the taste of sand is coming home wrapped in plastic. That shit happens like 8 TIMES A DAY!!!!!

Secondly, the kid is autistic, he's not Hellen Keller. Don't parade him around like he's King of the Special Olympics. Autism comes in many forms. His manifests itself in an ability to drain the long shot, which I think we can all agree is 'good autism.'

And finally, when you have a 36% Gallup approval rating (which is close to post-impeachment Nixon territory - except he actually admitted to committing a crime), you need to start bombing another country, not hanging out with a kid who's ability to shoot baskets is eclipsed only by your ability to be president, manage an oil company, manage the Texas Rangers, warn your girls about the dangers of underage drinking, win the popular vote, not be an alcoholic, eat pretzels, not look like a monkey, care about black people, cut short a vacation during the biggest hurricane in American history, destroy American civil liberties.

Today's Question: What is the Latin motto of the Roosevelt family? (200 points)

Friday, February 24, 2006

Eo Ardet! Caligae sum is?

Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!

Very few of us will get to live a moment like that. This kid and George Patton.

Today's Question: Name the first non-christian American president. (5 points)

Monday, December 12, 2005

mors, mortis f.

So, who likes Potassium Chloride?

Probably not Stan "Tookie" Williams!


Today's Question:
Potassium Chloride: 1st, 2nd or 3rd?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Clepo est “algeo” est

Heists! This shit is awesome!

Art Abduction!
Bank Banditry!

If anyone would like to pull a caper, I’m in. I can drive getaway.

Today’s question: Other than being characters, what do Angus MacGyver, Josiah Bartlet, James Bond and Roy Batty all have in common? (25 Points)

Moment in the song: 0:00 in “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Adaeque impasti lupi oves supputans

I should start by mentioning that Interlocutor has lent their considerable compositional prowess and gracious style to the internet... in blog form. A compelling argument against the internet is that it allows any idiot and their remedial grasp of Latin to post their musings. Surely Interlocutor is an arguement in favor of the opposite viewpoint. They were nice enough to tag my humble blog with a survey.

1. If money were no object, what would you be doing with your life?

Campaigning. But not as a candidate.

2. Money is just that - an object, so why aren’t you doing it?

Because dreams and goodwill make babies bounce and butterflies beautiful, but neither are what make the world go ‘round.

3. What’s better: horses or cows?

Cows. They provide us with meat, milk, clothing and an unparalleled ability to eat grass. Horses no longer have any real purpose and hold the choice distinction of “Most Useless Common Domesticated Animal”. At least dogs can sniff out drugs. And you can teach a cat to use a toilet.

4. What do you think the secret to happiness is?

Doing for a living what you would secretly do for free, looking back and knowing you made the right choices, knowing that you live on your terms and that any of your success belongs to your own efforts.

5. When was the last time you had a dream that you either remember well or did not want to awake from? Can you share a bit?

Something about commanding an army of cartoon characters against an unholy army of the undead for control of a land called Myopia and the merchandising rights for Babylon 5. Bob the Builder was my most trusted general

6. When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A doctor. But honestly, as a kid, I didn’t think that I would have to grow up.

7. Complete this statement: Love is . . .

something that “you follow when it beckons.”

8. Can you tell a good story? (write one!)

Charlie Chaplin, as a man with a sense of humor about his own celebrity, entered a Charlie Chaplin Impersonation Contest at the height of his fame. He came third. The lesson: No one is entitled to anything.

9. Can you remember your last daydream? What was it about?

What the music video for “Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Original Elvis Mix)” by Spiritualized would look like.

10. If you were to thank someone today, who would you thank?
All the people helping me tomorrow.

I kick the ball to Jan, Ty, Sam and Chris.

Also: " should probably come and take a look at this..."

Today’s Question:
Without using numbers in your answer, tell me how many former or current US Supreme Court Justices have died in office? (15 points)

Moment of the song: 1:55 from “Fall Back” by Big L