The outing of Dambala

31 August 2009

I’m only sorry the article didn’t include pictures of Bob Ellis and Daya Naef.  I gather everyone else knows who they are, but although I read American Zombie pretty regularly, I hadn’t followed this story because it was over my head from the beginning.  Now, thanks to them, I know who Ellis and Naef are, and not that they care, I think they suck.

A number of years ago Elizabeth Loftus, a prominent social psychologist and expert on eyewitness testimony and the malleability of memory, was sued by a woman whom she showed had been subject to false memory creation in a sexual abuse trial.  Although she had worked hard to protect their anonymity, they sacrificed their anonymity by suing her for testifying as to what the data showed.  Sometimes people cut off their nose to spite their face.  In fact, Loftus’ university didn’t back her in the shitstorm and ended up losing one if its most badass researchers.

I don’t know what the Latin phrase would be, but surely it’s a logical fallacy for one’s response to an accusation to be, “I sue you now.”  Here’s hoping this all blows over, or Dambala is vindicated.


Remember, Indeed

29 August 2009

I shared Jeffrey’s dismay at Google’s choice of Michael Jackson’s birth as the most commemoration-worthy event of August 29.

So, to help ’em out, here’s a nice list of people they can honor on September 11 for their birthdays.  My favorites for Google to take note:  Kristy McNichol, Bob Packwood, O. Henry.  But hell, how could you pass up a dual-recognition of Tom Landry and Bear Bryant?

I’m so excited to see what the make the OOs out of!  Pricks.

Sinn fein.


S’long, Nossiter (again)

28 August 2009

Kudos to my friend (and Saints seatmate) Gary for his royal sendoff to Nossiter.  Don’t know how they put his name at the bottom but called him “Unknown” at the top.  Either way, glad Nossiter’s gone.


A link & a question

27 August 2009

The link.  Kinda nice to hear Steve Inskeep hand Michael Steele’s douchebag ass to him on Morning Edition.

The question.  Now that I’m pretty much done with Whole Foods, where’s the best place to get organic and vegetarian groceries in town?


So what’s the deal with James Perry?

23 August 2009

He seems like the choice so far to me, but I don’t know much about the race yet. I get the sense that pretty much all the bloggers around are supporting him at this point, but am I misreading the situation?

So far, I really like what I see, but I’d like to hear from some more plugged in folks.


New Orleans=Afghanistan?

19 August 2009

I’m a little late on this, but the New Orleans quote cracked me up too much.

When Colbert covered it, he said, “I had no idea Afghanistan was so fucked up!”


400%

18 August 2009

This is why it IS still about race, and why FoxNews and the like need to check themselves before, G-d forbid, they get blood on their hands.