Alas, No : A new Aliens movie?

An interesting bit of news popped up in my feed this morning:

Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie, which was just a series of concept sketches posted on Instagram a few months back, has suddenly become very real. And now we are learning some details, although many of them could have been guessed from the artwork. First off, in case there were any doubt, Sigourney Weaver will indeed return as Ellen Ripley, and this movie should give proper closure to her character. Also surmised from the concept art (that included an older version of Michael Biehn’s Hicks character from Aliens), Blomkamp’s new movie will basically disregard Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection as the director says he’s designing the film to sit in sequence right after Aliens.

The part that I find most interesting is the last bit–the implied decision to ignore all the post-Aliens installments of the franchise. I say "implied" because it is not entirely clear from the Nerdist article that that is what is happening, and a bunch of googling has failed to turn up anything more substantive. For the sake of argument, though, let's assume that is what is happening.

Alien: Resurrection was a pretty regrettable film, but as I have stayed before, I quite enjoy Alien3, and I will admit to feeling some outrage flare up at the notion that they would be tossing that movie out the window. After some further thought, though, is it really that big a deal?

When JJ Abrams' first Star Trek movie came out a few years ago, there was a lot of fan outrage regarding the fact that the time-travel element of the story rebooted the whole universe. "All the Star Trek stories we love, all the movies, TV shows, and books–they've just thrown that all away!" went the protests.

These sorts of objections are a bit confusing, though. Regardless of my opinions regarding the new movies, it's not like I can't keep watching TNG and DS9. JJ Abrams didn't come into my house and destroy my blu-ray of The Undiscovered Country. Same thing goes for Star Wars. I am okay with watching the original trilogy and forgetting that the second trilogy ever happened.

And so it is with the Alien series.

If you want to get particularly nerdy about it, the continuity has already been forked. The Dark Horse [comic series from the late 80s] picked up where Aliens left off, with Ripley, Hicks, and Newt back on Earth. It has subsequently been re-edited so as not to conflict with the storyline of Alien3, but it is still out there, and I am sure there are message boards littered with debate as to whether it constitutes "cannon."

Either way, I am interested to see where they go with the new movie, and will still happily watch Alien3.

By Pete Brown

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