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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

Posted by Raznor


I’m consistently amazed at the ways our punditariat has of explaining why every good thing for the Democrats is actually bad. Hillary giving a good speech is bad for Biden and Obama. Biden giving a good speech is even worse for Obama. Obama giving a speech that makes John McCain break down into a quivering mass and announce that his running mate will be his blankie is horrible news for Democrats in general, for we are a people who, particularly heading into the colder months, appreciate and revere our blankies.

It's sure good to have Jesse Taylor back blogging.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

What I don't get

Posted by Raznor

So apparently John McCain has an ad that says Obama "made time to go to the gym, but canceled a visit with wounded troops," while showing an image of Obama playing basketball with the troops in Kuwait. And I'm thinking, if you're going to be that dishonest, why not just make stuff up? Why not just accuse Obama of being a baby-eater or something?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hey look, another post

Posted by Raznor

So just nonpolitical video blogging I guess, but I just love this song so much I must post it - "Love Me Dead" by Ludo.

Also, what the hell, this song always makes me happy - "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn and John.

Monday, July 07, 2008

I'm still alive

Posted by Raznor

Just thought I'd post this primer on what's metal:

. . . and while I'm posting Adult Swim videos, here's something the mass media won't tell you:

And on the subject of dead celebrities, Pollak sums my thoughts well on his most recent toons here and here. Plus what he said about Helms:

Jesse Helms actually hated black people. And no one punished him for it. He retired, having been re-elected repeatedly by a majority of North Carolinians who decided that something like this wasn't racist at all, because they're fucking assholes. And when you watch that, keep in mind this isn't the remnants of a racist past that has advanced with the rest of the country. That ad was from 1990. And when it became socially awkward for Helms to openly degrade the existence of blacks, he switched to open hatred of gays.

He hated people who loved each other. He hated people who loved music. He hated parents who wanted a public education system and music programs to make them smarter and more artistic and more open to the beauty of this world than a vile person like him was ever capable of being. He hated art. He hated.

Anyway, so does this post mean a return to blogging. Maybe. I have a job htat doesn't require me to stand in a kitchen all day, so that gives me more energy. Maybe the blog shall return.

Friday, January 25, 2008

This may be the dumbest ad campaign ever

Posted by Raznor

Okay, so the whole point of this ad campaign is that when Burger King stopped selling the Whopper for one day, people freaked out, since the Whopper is apparently the greatest burger ever made by man. And by "freaked out", I mean, "were weirded out that a major fast food chain inexplicably stopped selling their signature item".

Friday, January 04, 2008

Post Iowa

Posted by Raznor

As I said, I was hoping Edwards would win it in Iowa, and I still think Edwards is the best candidate, but still, I can't help being excited by Obama and the prospect of a black president.

I can't tell if Obama's rhetoric means he doesn't understand the partisan rancour of Washington and the level of corruption of the beltway, and will end up, a la Reid and Pelosi, caving in to every Republican demand, or if it means he understands it perfectly, and has the ability to package progressive change so that the establishment will accept it. I hope for the latter, but the last 7 years of politics have left me quite cynical with politics in general.

Still, I can't help but feel inspired by the Obama candidacy. It's an emotion that has no rational thought behind it, but it's there.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

What I'm Hoping For

Posted by Raznor

I really hope Edwards wins in Iowa, and then ultimately the nomination and election. Amanda pretty much summarizes why.

But beyond that, I'm hoping for an Edwards/Obama ticket in November. Then if they pick George Clooney as Secretary of State, we will have the most handsome Administration in the history of time, previously held, of course, by Kennedy.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Santa's Evil

Posted by Raznor

For the hell of it, here's a couple of happy holiday videos for you.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Raznor Recipes #1

Posted by Raznor

So, I've been wanting to restart this blog for a while, but politics just makes me angry. But I was inspired by a post by Ezra to post what recipes I've invented, so without further ado, here is Raznor Recipe #1: Steak and Potatoes a la Raznor:

You will need:
approximately 16oz of steak, give or take, any cut, even buffalo if you so desire
1-2 potatoes, any variety
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
dried parsley
some amount of steak sauce

Cut up potatoes into half inch slices, put to the side. In a large saucepan on medium heat melt butter or heat up olive oil. Add parsley, mix into oil or butter with a spatula. Add potatoes, cover, and heat until potatoes are soft. Then, with spatula, push potatoes to the edge of the pan. Then add steak, splash on steak sauce. For medium rare to medium, cover for 5-7 minutes, then flip steak over, splash on steak sauce again, cover for another 5-7 minutes, then serve.

One of the benefits is the steak sauce and parsley soak into the potatoes, giving them a quite distinct and delicious flavor. I tend to like to steam some broccoli with this.

Anyway, there's Raznor Recipe #1, if anyone's still reading this, let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Easin' back into blogging maybe

Posted by Raznor

So, yeah, my life since April has been pretty hectic, but I wanted to try to get a few posts in and try resurrecting this blog.

So to start with, if anyone's reads this, I thought I'd link to this Cat and Girl comic and leave in comments your various names.

Me, my singer-songwriter name is Benjamin Berlin, and my trust fund name is Russ Grant-McKinley II.