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I was watching the PBS documentary We Shall Remain and this memory from my childhood came to mind.   It's my favorite scene in any Clint Eastwood movie ever.

I think I first saw this movie when I was 10 or 11 - and I was expecting Clint to ride up and lay waste to these Commanche the same way he pretty much killed anything else that messed with him or his people.  But the movie isn't about that - although there is a crazy amount of violence in the movie up until this point.  It's about trying Clint's charater Josey desperately trying to rebuild a life and get back in touch with/relate to other humans after his own humanity had been burned out of him. 




The Outlaw Josey Wales - Meeting Ten Bears

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Damn - my bail is only $260.  I feel as if I've missed out on life =( =(


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Read the 'offense' and if you've done it, you owe that fine. Keep going
until you've read each 'offense' and added up your total fine. Title
your bulletin "My Bail is $...." You don't have to confess your
answers, just the amount of your fine.



1) Smoked pot -- $10

2) Ever got drunk at work, or went to work while still drunk --$50

3) Cheated on your significant other -- $10

4) Been in love with two people or more at the same time -- $50

5) Said you love someone but didn't mean it -- $25

6) Went streaking -- $5

7) Went streaking in broad daylight -- $15

8) Kissed a co-worker-- $ 20

9)Kissed your boss --$50

10) Been arrested -- $5

11) Spent time in jail -- $15

12) Peed in the pool -- $5

13) Played spin the bottle -- $5

14) Done something you regret -- $20

15) Slept with your best friend -- $20

16) Been in love with a stripper -- $20

17) Went skinny dipping -- $5

18) Been slapped-- $5

19) Slapped someone-- $5

20) Beat up someone -- $20

21) Been jumped -- $10

22) Ever had sex at church -- $25

23) Dated someone you met on My Space -- $25

24) Cheated on test -- $50

25) Vandalized something -- $20

26) Slept with someone in your parents' bed -- $100

27) Crossed dressed -- $10

28) Given money to stripper -- $25

29) Flirted with an officer to get out of a ticket-- $30

30) Had sex with a stripper -- $20

31) Kissed some one who's name you didn't know --$10

32) Hit on some one of the same sex while at work-- $15

33) Ever drive drunk -- $20

34) Used toys while having sex -- $30

35) Got drunk, passed out and don't remember the night before -- $20

36) Had sex in a pool -- $20

37) Masturbated -- $10

38) Cheated on your significant other with their relative or close friend --$20

39) Done oral -- $5

40) Got oral -- $5

41) Done / got oral in a car while it was moving-- $25

42) Woke up in the morning and did not know the person who was next to you-- $40

43) Stole something -- $10

44) Slept with someone who has been in jail -- $25

45) Made a dirty home video -- $15

46) Plan on making a dirty home video in the near future --$30

47) Had a threesome -- $50

48) Had sex in a public place-- $20

49) Been in the same room while someone was having sex -- $25

50) Stole something worth over more than a hundred dollars --$20

51) Had sex with someone 10 years older -- $20

52) Kissed a teacher while you were still a student--$25

53) Lied to your mate -- $5

54) Lied to your mate about the sex being good -- $25

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hmmmm.....tricky:

A palindromic number reads the same both ways. The largest palindrome made from the product of two 2-digit numbers is 9009 = 91 x 99.

This site is like liquid coccaine for math/programming types:  http://projecteuler.net/




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Oh my god this is a cold, lonely state.  How did people survive here pre-Internet?

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. This is interesting The current project on Redstate is to identify those traitors within their party who said mean things off the record about Governor Palin (whom the Christian Evangelical branch seems to worship). I was really hoping she would just fade away into obscurity, but she seems to have gained a cult following.

history

Nov. 5th, 2008 01:27 am
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hi-rez

America is wonderful tonight =) =)
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Those crazy Russians....

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Oh shit....today looks like it could be... interesting

Happy Birthday Kate!!! Hopefully your b-day won't be remembered as Black Friday forever after =( =(

Christopher Hitchens article on the financial collapse and America's new status in the world as the largest Banana Republic

One could almost forget in reading the article that he was 100% behind the Bush regime and the war in Iraq until recently. It sounds like he has had a change-of-heart.
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How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Working Class Warrior, also known as a blue-collar Democrat. You believe that the little guy is getting screwed by conservative greed-mongers and corporate criminals, and you’re not going to take it anymore.

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I feel like I'm watching a tsunami coming.

I wonder where things are going to be when I'm in class tomorrow afternoon? Maybe when the Dow opens today - they should blast the place with a little Jim Morrison and call it a day.

This is the end, Beautiful friend... )
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Excerpt from a conversation I had today....

K :What I want to know is why people aren't outraged and marching in the streets.  This is unbelievable!  I did call Sen. Johnson's office yesterday and told them not to vote for it.  I felt like making a bunch of signs saying things like:  Lost your home because of inability to pay?  You still have to bail out the rich who gave you the loan.  Okay, that's not very catchy, but I just woke up.  What would be some good things to put on signs?

Me: Well - I might know the answer to that.  Or at least not know in the sense that I understand it - but it has been written about before.  Did you ever read Watership Down by Richard Adams?  Do you remember the part of the book where Hazel and Bigwig and the others find the warren of the shining wire filled with all of the big healthy strong rabbits?  And they find out after hanging out with them that they are so big and healthy because a farmer leaves food out for them, and every once and a while sets a wire out for them and takes a few for himself.  They had a whole Death culture going on where they even had a poet who would sing songs about the shining wire.  When Hazel and Bigwig and the others confront them on it, they are met with indifference, ambivalence, and hostility.

So I think we are living in that warren, complete with our own complex culture of death and people living in complete denial.  Richard Adams was writing about Eastern Europe during the Cold War when he wrote the book, but a lot of it can be applied to our own situation now.

So for signs - how about "Down with the Shining Wire!"  And beneath that - a rabbit getting it's life choke out in some farmer's wire.

ok...so people might not get the reference =)  But some might! (is hopeful....)







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They were offering helpful tips for what you should do in case the Feds seized your bank because it went under. I guess this might be a concern if I had any money at the present moment.
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Man - the pics just keep on coming with this woman.
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I think the important thing to remember here is that these people were surrounded by cops, and they were still this angry. And they are going to be a lot angrier when the RNC convention in Minneapolis roles around.
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British Petroleum has a 30% stake in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (the ones the Russians are bombing), with Chevron and ConocoPhilips owning about 11%

So I wonder if Armenia and Azerbaijan have Russian separatists who are being oppressed too?
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without a Hells Angel or two getting shot or shooting someone?

I wasn't there at the time - but I was in that bar an hour earlier. Freaky....
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Oh fucking hell:



This guy is worse than Reagan was near the END of his term.

What that reporter should have asked is : "Senator - what state are you in?"
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