Category Archives: delighted

A Very Happy 2009

Wishing y’all a wonderful 2009 and always.

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Tim DeChristopher – Defender of Nature

Disrupter of Wickedness Stupidity bushco: “Just before Christmas, an economics student in Utah figured out a way to help the environment by messing up the mechanics of an auction. The Bush administration had Bureau of Land Management auction offer a … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown upholds the law

“In a surprise move, state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to invalidate Proposition 8. He said the November ballot measure that banned gay marriage ‘deprives people of the right to marry, an aspect of … Continue reading

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Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me

Nat K Cole Joe Pass Mmmmmm, I was craving this song tonight. God love YouTube; it’s become my online juke box. RIAA, drop dead.

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Good news! (well, mostly)

Good news! You’re bound to do me good Come right here to me Good news! Good news! You’re what I’ve waited for I wasn’t slated for blues! Seems we’ve managed to vote the Bush tyrant out. Ah, Democracy, how nice … Continue reading

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Steve Bing does the right thing on No on Prop 8

“Philanthropist Steve Bing and Equality California are offering a ONE MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE GRANT so our new ad can reach California’s undecided voters. “The ad gives voice to the broad coalition of organizations and newspapers that oppose Prop. 8—from the … Continue reading

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Hooray for Dr. Krugman!

“STOCKHOLM (AFP) — US economist Paul Krugman, a prolific New York Times columnist and fierce critic of Washington’s economic policies, won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday, the Nobel jury said. “Krugman, 55, a Princeton University professor, has formulated a … Continue reading

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I love cats

But I’m not big enough to do this (via Maru!, now there’s someone who could do this) I wish there were more places like this.

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Sa-woonovious: Bill Clinton Speaks!

And here is a very good page of all things DNC in Denver without the stupid commentary. Same old Bill, same old magic. (Geeze, just ignore the stupid commentary after Elvis, I mean, Bill, yeah, Bill leaves the stage.)

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Wheeee! Mad Wins!

“LOS ANGELES, CA. — Bob Newhart, winner of three Grammy Awards, a Peabody, an Emmy and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and author of his new show-business autobiography, I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This, making him perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Super secret pre-sale at The Wapshott Press

The Pajama Boy A novel by Ginger Mayerson In Nagasaki, newspaperman Ryuu Shimada falls in love with a young guy who resembles his lost love in Tokyo. A novel by a woman who’s been reading too much yaoi. Published by … Continue reading

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Damn, I missed Woodstock

In my defense, I was only 9 years old at the time. Even so, I could have seen this in person! I love Joe Cocker! (via)

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New York will honor California same-sex unions

Start spreadin’ the news: “California is the second state to marry same-sex couples after Massachusetts, but it will be the first ready to grant licenses to couples from any state. Gay marriage is rejected by 45 states, but New York … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV: Obama wants payroll tax on incomes above $250,000

“Democrat Barack Obama said Friday he would apply the Social Security payroll tax to all annual incomes above $250,000, which would affect the wealthiest 3 percent of Americans. “The presidential candidate told senior citizens in Ohio that it is unfair … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

Let’s do it! Wheeeee!

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A better BEA report than mine will evah be

“Arrived in L.A. around 5:30. Flying in, I got a view of all these amazing purple trees lining the streets (I forgot to take a picture, but Cynthia informs me they are jacaranda trees). After de-planing, spent the better part … Continue reading

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America was a great country

If only because the Nicholas Brothers were once in it. “This clip features saxophonist Tex Beneke, singing group The Modernaires and the dancing Nicholas Brothers. The Nicholas Brothers called their athletic dance style “flash dancing.” They are a precursor to … Continue reading

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J Bloglandia volume 1, issue 1 now available at Lulu and Amazon

You can buy the 8.5×11″ version at Lulu for $7.00 or the 6×9″ version at Amazon for $9.00. The Journal of Bloglandia, volume 1, issue 1, is a collection of the following blog essays: On Essays by Paul M. Rodriguez, … Continue reading

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Goat cheese lady at Atwater Farmers’ Market

People of NE Los Angeles: GO to the Atwater Farmers’ Market, Sundays 10-2, buy some lemon and lavender infused goat cheese spread from the goat cheese lady (next to the sage honey lady), buy some strawberries from the stand across … Continue reading

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We cut Fyodor Chandler

“When we do talk about the production concept (and generally we don’t) the cast talks about it in terms of movies like ‘Escape from New York’ and the ‘Die Hard’ movies. In my production concept statement that I’ve just written … Continue reading

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J WOC masthead and vol. 1, no. 1 cover

J WOC masthead and Wapshott logo by Molly Kiely. Now all we need are the articles. Ahem, fangirls?

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Mind Over Manga from Japan Pop Tours/Manga publishers

Whoa! PRESS RELEASE February 28, 2008 ——- BECOME A PART OF THE MANGA WORLD WITH POP JAPAN TRAVEL’S MIND OVER MANGA TOUR ——- Japanese dojinshi, comics published by the artist and sold at special events across Japan, have become a … Continue reading

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The Hackenblog turns 5

Yeah, I’m shocked, too.

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“Chase and Other Stories” on Amazon and B&N

Whoo-hoo! Finally. Yay! Well, this is exciting for me. The Wapshott Press.

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Horsefeathers

Whatever it is, I’m against it. Pretty much sums it up.

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No Need For Bushido as an e-book!

Which is better than no book at all: “Our premier Wowio book is up and ready for download! It contains the first 3 chapters of NNFB, a preface by Hirotomo, never before seen artwork, and a new NNFB remix! All … Continue reading

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Webcomics at Sequential Tart, which turns 10 (!) this year. Congratulations!

Webcomics, dear God, it’s a whole issue on Webcomics at Sequential Tart. May the good Lord have mercy on us all. http://www.sequentialtart.com I even ramble on a bit about webcomics in this issue. Oh, yes, and in honor of 10 … Continue reading

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If you thought you knew what “faggot” meant…

Streetlaughter has the best, circa 1969, definition I’ve ever seen. Faggots: Dave Berg, Streetlaughter, December 13, 2007 (click for the larger image, but do read the post, it’s a good ‘un). Thanks, Dorian, this was my first laugh of the … Continue reading

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Oh my God, I love Japan

Would he walk or would he run if chased by samurais? Warning: do not watch this is you cannot scream with laughter. (via the amazing and ever delightful Mosca)

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Riding a bike on the streets of LA is nuts

But not so much nuts in a big group at the right times: “Conceived by 30-year-old graphic designer Kim Jensen — known by her outlaw-affecting Ridazz handle, Skull — during a late-night ride in Cambodia, Midnight Ridazz was inaugurated in … Continue reading

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