Wednesday, June 29, 2005

This is too good not to post in its entirety:

Press Release

For Release Monday, June 27 to New Hampshire media
For Release Tuesday, June 28 to all other media

Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.

Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.

Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.

The proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel" will feature the "Just Desserts Café" and include a museum, open to the public, featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Instead of a Gideon's Bible each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged."

Clements indicated that the hotel must be built on this particular piece of land because it is a unique site being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans.

"This is not a prank" said Clements, "The Towne of Weare has five people on the Board of Selectmen. If three of them vote to use the power of eminent domain to take this land from Mr. Souter we can begin our hotel development."

Clements' plan is to raise investment capital from wealthy pro-liberty investors and draw up architectural plans. These plans would then be used to raise investment capital for the project. Clements hopes that regular customers of the hotel might include supporters of the Institute For Justice and participants in the Free State Project among others.

(Thanks to Todd and Bretigne)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Paula Abdul grosses America out, calls for more regulation

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While some celebrities waste their time on causes like world hunger and disease, Paula Abdul has chosen to address the growing problem of shoddy manicures. Supposedly, she began her testimony with the phrase "There ought to be a law..."

"'American Idol' judge Paula Abdul urged California legislators to force nail salons to clean up their act, testifying Monday about her yearlong health ordeal after an unsanitary manicure.

"'Being a professional dancer, I'm no stranger to pain, but this time the pain was so excruciating that even my hair touching my thumb caused me to scream,' Abdul told the California Senate Business and Professions Committee in Sacramento.

"The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Leland Yee, would establish safety standards for manicure and pedicure equipment and rewrite state regulations mandating that nail shops follow sanitary practices.

"'I was publicly humiliated,' Abdul said in her closing statement. 'That is why with an open heart and a selfless agenda, I implore you to pass this bill.'"

Monday, June 27, 2005

FedEx Furniture

FedEx Furniture is furniture put together by empty FedEx Boxes, and held together by fedex packaging supplies. All of the furniture seen here is 100% functional. The couch is standing/sleeping approved, I sleep on the bed every night, I eat at the dining table, and I work at the desk almost 20 hours a day.
Sometimes you just gotta love Texas:

Hours after the court's 5-4 ruling came down, Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio, said he would seek "to defend the rights of property owners in Texas" by proposing a state constitutional amendment limiting local powers of eminent domain, or condemnation.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

This just creeps me out...

"City Hideout," from Dutch design studio OOOMS, is a portable temporary dwelling made to fit one seated adult. The collapsable metal box resembles the kind of streetside sheds that commonly house electrical devices such as streetlight controls, new-age parking meters, and small generators. The hideout can be easily assembled on any corner or rooftop as the ultimate urban camouflage.
Sad Day... IJ lost the Kelo case 5-4. Say goodbye to your property rights. With this, the Medical Marijuana case and the Wine case, it makes it a 1-2 win-loss record for the libertarians this year. This is starting to make me think that public interest law is just as pointless as the rest of it.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Korean School Kids Express Their Feelings About Japan Through Art

Friday, June 17, 2005

Fashion Highs and Lows of the Westboro Baptist Church

Grandma's rolled up pants aren't doing her any favors. It'd be one thing if her shins were worth showing, but they aren't. I typically try to avoid making sweeping generalizations, but Westboro Baptist Church members have by far the most unattractive shins of any hate group in the country. As for the grandson, his hooded sweatshirt is trendy enough, but one wonders why he's wearing velcro-laced sneakers. He appears to be old enough to know how to tie his shoes. Perhaps he's "special."
Grandma: C
Grandson: B-
Milk and Cookies falls for Hayek

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Posts a link to, and the link even gets a good rating:

"The Road to Serfdom: The classic argument against 'economic planning' in cartoon form."

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Maddox on Star Wars 3: I didn't think it was possible to be more unimpressed with Star Wars. Today, I stand corrected. If you were unfortunate enough to hear your stupid co-workers yammering on about Lucas' latest shit burger, you might have heard them saying something like "I didn't like the first two, but this one was good!" When I ask why, these people have trouble responding because it's hard to talk with George Lucas' flaccid penis in their collective mouths. Perhaps the question I should be asking is "why didn't you like the other two movies if you liked this one?" Nothing has changed. You have the same vacant-looking actors running around, aimlessly bumping into things, an army of stupid, sensitive robots, and dialogue clumsy enough to warrant putting a handicap sticker on George Lucas' car.

Couldn't agree more.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Katie Holmes converts, starts a movement

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Despite claims that Fictionology is all the rage, Scientology has at least one new convert:

"At the London premiere of Batman Begins Sunday, Holmes was asked if she was embracing Scientology. 'Yes, I am, and I'm really excited about it,' she told reporters, adding that she's begun taking classes.

"Last week, the actress told Access Hollywood that she was a big fan of the faith.

"'I have looked into it myself, and I really like it, and I think it's really wonderful,' Holmes said.

"Meanwhile, Cruise, 42, told Entertainment Weekly that Holmes, 26, 'digs' the religion. Asked if he had become more outspoken about his beliefs recently, the actor replied, 'I've always been passionate about it.'

"Last month, Cruise sent eyebrows skyrocketing with his now infamous appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, during which he bounded around the stage, springing on and off furniture, before sinking to the floor to declare his rapturous admiration for Cruise.

"Following the Oprah appearance, a newly created Website called began hawking merchandise bearing the slogan 'Free Katie' and proclaiming itself dedicated to 'the movement to liberate Katie, a young, gifted actress held captive by forces we may never understand. Even one summer of captivity is too long for one so bright!'"

Monday, June 13, 2005

Steve from The Sneeze tries Pruno

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It's not just for prison anymore:

"Through some miracle, it actually tasted nothing like it smelled. In fact, there was very little flavor other than sour, watery alcohol. It's hard to believe this started out as a bag of fruit snacks and grape juice. Yet somehow these ingredients went from sweet and child-like to harsh and alcoholic quicker than Lindsay Lohan."

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Owen Wilson has thoroughly redeemed himself from co-starring in all those mediocre Ben Stiller flicks with his assessment of the Dalai Lama:

The Starsky and Hutch star, 36, went to hear the Tibetan holy man speak to "impress a girl" - but he found himself utterly nauseated by the audience and speaker alike.

He fumes: "The crowd made me want to throw up. At the end of his corny lecture, with a bunch of goofball utopian ideals, he opened it up to questions.

"Somebody asked, 'What's the answer to world hunger?' And his answer was like, 'Sharing!' And everyone oohed and aahed like he'd just solved the problem.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Portal LARP and a Counter Strike spoof - more nerds caught on tape.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Some days it's just hard to keep your head on straight.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

As Victor noted earlier in the week, today is our two-year bloggiversary. Go team!

The Cubans continue their streak as the most innovative car-modders on earth.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Dance, Dance Immolation!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Keeping the Mellencamps in business

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Matt Welch at Reason via Josh Hall at Division of Labour:

"More intriguing are the namesakes - and likely family members - of singer John Mellencamp, who co-founded the annual Farm Aid benefit concert 20 years ago because (as he recently told the Washington Post) the government was 'running the small family farm...out of business.' There are 34 Mellencamps in the Environmental Working Group's database, 12 of whom come from a single 20,000-resident town, Seymour, Indiana, which happens to be John Mellencamp's birthplace.

"From 1995 to 2003, Seymour's Mellencamps received a whopping $1,297,247 in subsidies."

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Mr. Sorens must be influencing all the wrong people. While the libertarians have set their sights on New Hampshire, the fundies are looking to South Carolina for the promised land: is moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles.

This of couse would include getting rid of that pesky theory of evolution, prosecuting homosexuality, banning abortion, and you can probably guess the rest.

Of course, the fundies lack a cute mascot, so I question their recruiting abilities.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Penn Jillette names daughter Moxie CrimeFighter

"We chose her middle name because when she's pulled over for speeding she can say, `But officer, we're on the same side,'" Jillette explained. "`My middle name is CrimeFighter.'"

The typically mute Teller had no comment on the new arrival.

Penn rocks.

Friday, June 03, 2005

These are my all-time favorite Conan clips. Behold, the comedic power of Walker, Texas Ranger!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Planning a get together and can't seem to find the right entertainment? McRorie - perfect for every occasion.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Star Wars Orchestra in Legomation
Todd's essay on Star Wars fandom and other geeky stuff on Metaphilm just made BoingBoing. Congrats!