Alas, No : TV - *Bloodline*

While laid up with this cold/fever, I have been watching Netflix’s new Bloodline series. It is not terrible, but it is not particularly great, either.

The performances are quite good, but I find the foreshadowing to be rather heavy-handed. The writing is kind of weird, with characters making non-sensical turns that seem to serve no purpose aside from twisting or furthering the plot.

Mostly, it seems like the story of what would happen to the Braverman family from Parenthood if they didn’t have a musical montage where they all come together and bond at the end of every episode.

By Pete Brown

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  1. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  2. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  3. Why I like minimalist art.
  4. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  5. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  6. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  7. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  8. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  9. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  10. A new Aliens movie?
  11. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  12. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  13. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  14. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  15. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  16. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  17. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  18. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  19. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  20. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  21. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  22. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  23. Rand Paul is a kook.
  24. Due is a nice reminders app.
  25. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  26. Dan Burton, still a moron
  27. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  28. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  29. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  30. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  31. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  32. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  33. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  34. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  35. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  36. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  37. No, blogging is not dead.
  38. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  39. Scott Walker is terrible.
  40. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  41. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  42. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  43. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  44. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  45. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  46. Phrases that should be banned
  47. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  48. A novel twist in gameplay
  49. An entrepreneur in every pot
  50. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  51. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  52. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  53. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  54. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  55. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  56. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  57. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  58. So long, 2014.
  59. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  60. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  61. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  62. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  63. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  64. Flash photography
  65. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  66. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  67. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  68. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  69. Uber needs poor people.
  70. The problem with Radiolab
  71. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  72. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  73. The Star Wars teaser
  74. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  75. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  76. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  77. It's morning in America.
  78. My *Serial* think-piece
  79. Cod vacations
  80. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  81. Railing
  82. Found a sunny spot
  83. 1970s Legos
  84. DANZIG!
  85. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  86. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  87. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  88. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  89. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  90. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  91. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  92. A very helpful related search
  93. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  94. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  95. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  96. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  97. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  98. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  99. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  100. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  101. Dilbert is not funny.
  102. Pink Floyd
  103. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  104. Mobile friendly
  105. Dave Winer's Radio3
  106. Resistance to change
  107. That pope
  108. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  109. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  110. Your data-mining sucks.
  111. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  112. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  113. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  114. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  115. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  116. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  117. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  118. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  119. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  120. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  121. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  122. Massachusetts Republicans
  123. Birthright #1
  124. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  125. Kids these days
  126. *Aliens* documentary
  127. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  128. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  129. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  130. Jack Bruce
  131. You seem to have missed something.
  132. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  133. Meg & Mog
  134. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  135. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  136. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  137. Technological change vs. cultural change
  138. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  139. Sleater-Kinney
  140. BE AFRAID!
  141. Medium's on it, bro!
  142. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  143. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  144. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  145. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  146. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  147. A useful roadmap
  148. Not much longer now…
  149. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  150. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  151. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  152. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  153. Deliberately missing the point
  154. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  155. Freshman year of college is calling.
  156. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  157. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  158. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  159. What's the worst that could happen?
  160. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  161. Both sides do it.
  162. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  163. With friends like these…
  164. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  165. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  166. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  167. Hell #9438
  168. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  169. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  170. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  171. War forever
  172. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  173. IT'S NOT A TOOMAH!
  174. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  175. Disconnecting pay from performance
  176. Hosting my own stuff
  177. All Ebola, all the time
  178. The kids these days
  179. Laboratories of democracy!
  180. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  181. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  182. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  183. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  184. The new phone is here.
  185. Crap Architecture
  186. iPhone Parking Lot
  187. Starting Proust
  188. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  189. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  190. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  191. The Apple tech press is weird.
  192. VHS v. Betamax
  193. The answer is always "n + 1".
  194. Conservative intellectuals
  195. Zappos is creepy.
  196. Your phone is not the problem.
  197. Deconstruction
  198. Inspirational
  199. Process improvement
  200. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  201. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  202. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  203. Complicated things are complicated.
  204. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  205. That technology thing you like
  206. Priorities, people
  207. WAR!
  208. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  209. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  210. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  211. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  212. 42
  213. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  214. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  215. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  216. Trying out Beats Music
  217. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  218. The synthetic unity of experience
  219. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  220. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  221. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  222. State of the Union predictions
  223. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  224. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  225. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  226. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  227. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  228. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  229. Thinking before you write
  230. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  231. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  232. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  233. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  234. Hate the show, not the venue.
  235. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  236. FUD As a Service
  237. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  238. Crippling injuries build character.
  239. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  240. Saving bookstores
  241. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  242. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  243. Internet activism
  244. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  245. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  246. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  247. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  248. Your tax dollars at work
  249. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  250. Holacracy
  251. Yes, people really do still blog.
  252. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  253. Duck Dynasty
  254. No one cares about your private cloud.
  255. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  256. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  257. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  258. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  259. Money is speech
  260. Clearly
  261. Parking
  262. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  263. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  264. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  265. Unhelpful advice
  266. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  267. People don't scale
  268. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  269. Movies that scared me
  270. Epistemology
  271. Bespoke
  272. Califone, *Stitches*
  273. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  274. We want INFORMATION!
  275. Passive-aggressive politeness
  276. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  277. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  278. Google cars
  279. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  280. Really, DC? REALLY?
  281. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  282. Suspension of disbelief
  283. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  284. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  285. Personal experience v. policy
  286. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  287. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  288. The Washington Post and AWS
  289. St. Patrick’s Day
  290. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  291. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  292. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  293. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  294. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  295. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  296. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  297. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  298. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  299. Meetings
  300. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  301. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  302. Time-tracking
  303. Prophecy
  304. More guns
  305. Guns
  306. Bold Leadership
  307. Hanlon's Razor
  308. That legacy stuff
  309. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  310. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  311. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  312. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  313. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  314. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  315. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  316. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  317. That Kant was a smart guy.
  318. Petraeus
  319. The World War Z trailer
  320. You should have bicycles
  321. The technorati fallacy
  322. One of my favorite types of requests
  323. The Lucasfilm thing
  324. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  325. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  326. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  327. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  328. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  329. Undecided voters
  330. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  331. Found a new philosophy podcast
  332. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  333. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  334. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  335. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  336. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  337. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  338. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  339. Safety nets
  340. So, the Romney thing
  341. Your data-mining sucks
  342. Started watching Homeland
  343. The Clint Eastwood thing
  344. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  345. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  346. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  347. The Lance Armstrong thing
  348. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  349. A lot of Can
  350. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  351. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  352. Writing apps
  353. Distorted markets
  354. App.net, or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  355. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  356. A bit more on the HBO thing
  357. OS upgrades
  358. Or I could just go listen to the album
  359. Monster Movie Week!
  360. As goes Sparrow...
  361. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  362. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  363. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  364. Nope, advertising just sucks
  365. Reading
  366. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  367. Who needs it!
  368. Advantage, Mutt
  369. Do you want the answer, or not?
  370. ACA coverage and systems failure
  371. To-do lists
  372. So long, Weather Underground
  373. Checked baggage
  374. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  375. From the $2 bins at the record store
  376. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  377. The HBO thing
  378. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  379. Not exactly random, but good listening
  380. The Dark Knight... meh
  381. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  382. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  383. Memorial Day
  384. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  385. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  386. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  387. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  388. Experimenting with Pelican
  389. Readlists
  390. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  391. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  392. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  393. War Hazard Eliminated!
  394. Unintended Consequences
  395. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  396. You’re playing their game
  397. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  398. Breitbart
  399. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  400. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  401. A bit more on The Shining
  402. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  403. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  404. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  405. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  406. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  407. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  408. Ip Man
  409. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  410. Bogeyman
  411. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  412. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  413. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  414. BASIC
  415. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  416. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  417. My power is beyond your understanding!
  418. Out-stupiding the TSA
  419. I see what you did there
  420. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  421. That "15 albums" thing
  422. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  423. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  424. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  425. That's an interesting definition you have there
  426. James Cameron v. the philistines
  427. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  428. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  429. Whither censure?
  430. Stealing TV, Part II
  431. OCTOBER?!
  432. Chasing boogeymen
  433. Nice vetting job, folks
  434. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  435. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  436. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  437. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  438. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  439. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  440. Supporting the freedom-haters
  441. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  442. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  443. Music update - February 2006
  444. The Corporation
  445. Watching TV without having TV
  446. Google strikes again (2006)
  447. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  448. Touchy subject
  449. Take my ports. Please.
  450. NUTS!
  451. One year older than I was at this time last year
  452. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  453. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  454. Lewis Black
  455. Uhhhhhhh...
  456. The Yes Men
  457. And again, my apologies
  458. I did it for you, Damien
  459. DRUNKEN CHENEY KILLS AGAIN!!!
  460. The site may be slow today
  461. Electronic mediocrity
  462. Maybe they are better off...
  463. Angry Dick strikes again
  464. Capote
  465. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  466. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  467. Wherein Pete despairs
  468. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  469. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  470. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  471. Hide your puppies
  472. I like VoIP
  473. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  474. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  475. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  476. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  477. The hearings are on.
  478. Apples and oranges
  479. And in somewhat less serious news...
  480. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  481. War in name only
  482. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  483. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  484. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  485. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  486. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  487. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  488. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
  489. Flirting with the dark side
  490. Countdown to a big waste of time
  491. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  492. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  493. Weekend music update
  494. The New York Times finally throws down
  495. Today’s project
  496. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  497. The broken record continues to spin
  498. Long time, no music
  499. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  500. At least someone is putting up a fight
  501. More legal contortions
  502. More on Iran
  503. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  504. Only 20 more hours to go
  505. Original intent
  506. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  507. You say Alito, I say whatever
  508. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  509. I don’t want to live with the bears
  510. Quick TV update
  511. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  512. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  513. Reading too much into The West Wing
  514. A question, sir...
  515. Blogging about blogging
  516. A few changes
  517. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  518. Year-end music round-up
  519. Again with the wire-tapping
  520. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  521. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  522. I’m genuinely shocked
  523. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  524. Angry Dick
  525. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  526. Sorry for the delay
  527. The time grows near
  528. Site news - October 2005
  529. Quote of the Day
  530. Serenity
  531. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  532. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  533. Forensic Show #23
  534. It’s TV time again
  535. Nothing to see here
  536. Going from bad to worse to...
  537. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  538. Google Talk
  539. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  540. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  541. Voting != Democracy
  542. He’s not lying
  543. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  544. The perfect album?
  545. Movies, movies, movies
  546. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  547. A bit of background
  548. Leaving, on a jet plane
  549. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  550. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  551. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  552. Again with this story
  553. Music update - July 2005
  554. PLAME NAME BLAME GAME!
  555. Whither Rove?
  556. How quaint.
  557. Intellects vast and cool...
  558. and... They’re off!
  559. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  560. I’m back
  561. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  562. Thank you, FARK
  563. ZOMBIES!
  564. On second thought...
  565. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  566. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  567. So it actually didn’t suck
  568. More on the filibuster debate
  569. YES!!
  570. Going nuclear/constitutional
  571. Worth a listen?
  572. Music update - May 2005)
  573. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  574. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  575. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  576. More on taxes
  577. Happy April 15th
  578. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  579. Long live the Death Tax
  580. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  581. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  582. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  583. METAL!!!
  584. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  585. This is the coolest thing EVER
  586. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  587. April Fools Day
  588. Groundhog Day, Part II
  589. The devil movies always get me.
  590. IM Annoyances
  591. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  592. What the hell?
  593. I suggest we start a pool...
  594. Drill, drill, drill!
  595. This is getting out of hand.
  596. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  597. the gates... THE GATES!!
  598. More “indecency”
  599. And again...
  600. Where have I heard this before?
  601. Anybody want gmail?
  602. Dirty, dirty titties
  603. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  604. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  605. One man’s Conservative...
  606. Google strikes again! (2005)
  607. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  608. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  609. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  610. Argh, I say.
  611. A rose is a rose.
  612. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  613. Sorry...
  614. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  615. Amusement
  616. The bottom-end of 2004
  617. How Bush Won
  618. New Music
  619. Foolishness
  620. Good news, I think...
  621. The first of many, I’m sure...
  622. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  623. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  624. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  625. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  626. Site news - November 2004
  627. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  628. More good web radio
  629. Another post-election site
  630. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  631. Sorry, everybody
  632. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  633. Apologies
  634. Nonsense
  635. Some new music
  636. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  637. The music is back online
  638. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  639. Odds and Ends
  640. SCIENCE!
  641. Making a bad situation worse
  642. Derrida, Part II
  643. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  644. The Faith-Based Presidency
  645. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  646. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  647. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.