Multicultural Corrosion, Mark Steyn (video)

An excellent clip for those not too keen on reading…

“Our core value, is that we have no core values.”

What do Miss South Carolina and Joakim Noah have in common?

huh – Reminds me of something…

HAHAHAHAHA! More on “teh Maps!”

Vietnam …few negative repercussions.

Mark Steyn Mark Steyn has a great new column up. Here is an excerpt:

“As the New York Times put it, “In urging Americans to stay the course in Iraq, Mr. Bush is challenging the historical memory that the pullout from Vietnam had few negative repercussions for the United States and its allies.”

Well, it had a “few negative repercussions” for America’s allies in South Vietnam, who were promptly overrun by the North. And it had a “negative repercussion” for former Cambodian Prime Minister Sirik Matak, to whom the U.S. ambassador sportingly offered asylum. “I cannot, alas, leave in such a cowardly fashion,” Matak told him. “I never believed for a moment that you would have this sentiment of abandoning a people which has chosen liberty … . I have committed this mistake of believing in you, the Americans.” So Sirik Matak stayed in Phnom Penh and a month later was killed by the Khmer Rouge, along with about 2 million other people. If it’s hard for individual names to linger in the New York Times’ “historical memory,” you’d think the general mound of corpses would resonate.

President Assad understood something that too many Americans didn’t. Then as now, the anti-war debate is conducted as if it’s only about the place you’re fighting in: Vietnam is a quagmire, Iraq is a quagmire, so get out of the quagmire. Wrong. The “Vietnam war” was about Vietnam, if you had the misfortune to live in Saigon.

But if you lived in Damascus and Moscow and Havana, the Vietnam war was about America: American credibility, American purpose, American will. For our enemies today, it still is. Osama bin Laden made a bet – that, notwithstanding the T-shirt slogan, “These Colors Do Run”: They ran from Vietnam, and they ran from the helicopters in the desert, and from Lebanon and Somalia – and they will run from Iraq and Afghanistan, because that is the nature of a soft, plump ersatz-superpower that coils up in the fetal position if you prick its toe. Even Republicans like Sen. John Warner seem peculiarly anxious to confirm the bin Laden characterization.

Depending on which Americans you ask, “Vietnam” can mean entirely different things. To the New York Times and the people it goes to dinner parties with, it had “few negative repercussions.”


-2 Million People Dead.

-American Credibility Demolished.

“few negative repercussions.”

The New Google Earth :: Look up at the stars.

Looks cool! Gotta love the hokey, “You are now entering…Spaaaaaaace” (with echo) sound the added when you switch to the sky view.

CSI: Backyard

Original Crime Scene:


After Forensic Investigation:



Flashback 1994: Getting on teh Internets

Notice how all the pages are just text with a graphic here and a graphic there. Also – all link color are the default blue/violet. Takes me back.

Oh but wait! Just search Geocities for “Awesome” and you get the same thing in 2007.

(Awesome is defined in part: amazing: inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; )

My Top “Awesome” Geocities pages:

I’ll close with a quote from the last site – and I’ll center the whole thing, cause it more accurately represents the authors original intent:

Star Wars is here, guys! Guys, Star Wars is here. GUYS! STAR WARS IS HERE! OH MY GOD IT’S SO AWESOME!!! HAVE YOU SEEN IT YET?!?!?! If you haven’t, you MUST! I don’t care if you don’t like Star Wars. Go see it. Ahh!! Yoda had a spectacular fight scene!! Oh my GOD! IT WAS AWESOME! And then the guy in front of us yelled “Yoda’s gonna kick some ass!!!” Oh, for the love of Jebus!! See this movie! “Wanna buy some death sticks?” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA HAHAHAHA!!!!! Heh heh heh heh
heh heh heh. I saw it at 12:01 this morning (5-16). It was fantastic. It was wonderful. It was wondertastic. Dun, dun, dun dun dun DUN dun, dun dun dun DUN dun DUN DUN DUN DUNNN!!!

Perhaps he forgot about this last bit…

Jar Jar

UPDATE: Matt sent me this massively ironic clip (especially around 2:30) 

“ interesting kind of restraint, there’s not a lot of cursing or swearing, there’s not a lot of personal cuts. There’s not a lot of put downs that one would expect to find. You know, there’s not screen fulls of “Go To Hell!

It’s very tempting to…well…maybe I shouldn’t… Crap. Just can’t resist:


Command & Conquer: No Mercy

CAUTION: Nerd crap below!

I have been a long time fan of the C&C game series. For some reason – the guy’s commentary on this one is funny to me. I am sure nobody else will even be slightly interested in this post at all.

Oh and by the way – I agree with the Fetching Mrs. Whatthecrap, “Gamer” is the stupidest name for someone who likes video games.

Anyway – for those who find no point to the above:

Airline Practical Joke