Alas, No : We are broadcasting from the year 2016…

It has been bugging me for the better part of a week now, but I have finally figured out what Donald Trump's ridiculous entrance at the RNC reminded me of:

Seems fitting, somehow.

By Pete Brown

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  1. Your third party won't save you.
  2. Nathan Robinson on voting for the lesser of two evils
  3. And this is the book that made Trump famous.
  4. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas
  5. Michael Arnovitz on Hillary Clinton
  6. Not every problem is a software problem.
  7. The second most terrifying thing about this election
  8. Profiles In Courage, featuring Speaker Of the House Paul Ryan
  9. Describes most of my Facebook these days…
  10. A reminder that writers and readers of tech blogs are not ordinary people
  11. Martin Longman on voting v. organizing
  12. Josh Marshall on New York's closed primary system
  13. Rutger Bregman on universal basic income
  14. Jurgen Appelo on why information radiators don't work
  15. Ulysses app is kind of nice
  16. Democrats
  17. If your solution is to shuttle employees to the main office on a supertechnotrain, you're doing it wrong.
  18. Paul Ford on free but kind of crappy hotels
  19. I might trust the algorithm if I thought it were any good.
  20. Iowa
  21. On Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
  22. Audiobooks, podcasts, and the challenges of building stuff oneself
  23. There is no such thing as a structureless organization.
  24. God-damned Internet of Things
  25. Switching to Reeder for RSS
  26. Stringing small tools together wins again.
  27. Spoilers
  28. "Egalitarian" organizations and internalized control
  29. Richard Kaufman on *The Thing*
  30. Benjamin Brooks on working from home
  31. Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices
  32. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  33. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  34. The grand evasion of gun control
  35. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  36. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  37. Is the pope Catholic?
  38. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  39. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  40. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  41. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  42. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  43. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  44. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  45. Those impolite protesters
  46. "The Other Sixties"
  47. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  48. Trump trump trumpity trump
  49. Education and the health of democracy
  50. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  51. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  52. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  53. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  54. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  55. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  56. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  57. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  58. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  59. Decentralizing GitHub
  60. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  61. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  62. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  63. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  64. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  65. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  66. Who will explain the explainers?
  67. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  68. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  69. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  70. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  71. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  72. What's good for me must be good for you.
  73. The police state and its enablers
  74. A new Craw Kickstarter
  75. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  76. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  77. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  78. People are not resources.
  79. Chewie, we're home.
  80. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  81. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  82. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  83. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  84. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  85. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  86. Happy birthday, Merle!
  87. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  88. Bigots gonna bigot
  89. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  90. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  91. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  92. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  93. TV - *Bloodline*
  94. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  95. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  96. Why I like minimalist art.
  97. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  98. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  99. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  100. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  101. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  102. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  103. A new Aliens movie?
  104. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  105. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  106. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  107. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  108. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  109. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  110. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  111. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  112. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  113. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  114. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  115. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  116. Rand Paul is a kook.
  117. Due is a nice reminders app.
  118. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  119. Dan Burton, still a moron
  120. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  121. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  122. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  123. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  124. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  125. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  126. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  127. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  128. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  129. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  130. No, blogging is not dead.
  131. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  132. Scott Walker is terrible.
  133. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  134. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  135. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  136. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  137. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  138. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  139. Phrases that should be banned
  140. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  141. A novel twist in gameplay
  142. An entrepreneur in every pot
  143. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  144. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  145. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  146. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  147. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  148. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  149. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  150. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  151. So long, 2014.
  152. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  153. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  154. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  155. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  156. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  157. Flash photography
  158. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  159. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  160. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  161. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  162. Uber needs poor people.
  163. The problem with Radiolab
  164. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  165. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  166. The Star Wars teaser
  167. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  168. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  169. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  170. It's morning in America.
  171. My *Serial* think-piece
  172. Cod vacations
  173. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  174. Railing
  175. Found a sunny spot
  176. 1970s Legos
  177. DANZIG!
  178. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  179. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  180. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  181. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  182. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  183. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  184. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  185. A very helpful related search
  186. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  187. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  188. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  189. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  190. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  191. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  192. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  193. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  194. Dilbert is not funny.
  195. Pink Floyd
  196. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  197. Mobile friendly
  198. Dave Winer's Radio3
  199. Resistance to change
  200. That pope
  201. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  202. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  203. Your data-mining sucks.
  204. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  205. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  206. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  207. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  208. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  209. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  210. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  211. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  212. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  213. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  214. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  215. Massachusetts Republicans
  216. Birthright #1
  217. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  218. Kids these days
  219. *Aliens* documentary
  220. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  221. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  222. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  223. Jack Bruce
  224. You seem to have missed something.
  225. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  226. Meg & Mog
  227. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  228. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  229. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  230. Technological change vs. cultural change
  231. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  232. Sleater-Kinney
  233. BE AFRAID!
  234. Medium's on it, bro!
  235. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  236. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  237. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  238. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  239. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  240. A useful roadmap
  241. Not much longer now…
  242. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  243. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  244. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  245. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  246. Deliberately missing the point
  247. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  248. Freshman year of college is calling.
  249. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  250. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  251. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  252. What's the worst that could happen?
  253. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  254. Both sides do it.
  255. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  256. With friends like these…
  257. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  258. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  259. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  260. Hell #9438
  261. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  262. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  263. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  264. War forever
  265. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  266. IT'S NOT A TOOMAH!
  267. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  268. Disconnecting pay from performance
  269. Hosting my own stuff
  270. All Ebola, all the time
  271. The kids these days
  272. Laboratories of democracy!
  273. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  274. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  275. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  276. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  277. The new phone is here.
  278. Crap Architecture
  279. iPhone Parking Lot
  280. Starting Proust
  281. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  282. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  283. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  284. The Apple tech press is weird.
  285. VHS v. Betamax
  286. The answer is always "n + 1".
  287. Conservative intellectuals
  288. Zappos is creepy.
  289. Your phone is not the problem.
  290. Deconstruction
  291. Inspirational
  292. Process improvement
  293. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  294. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  295. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  296. Complicated things are complicated.
  297. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  298. That technology thing you like
  299. Priorities, people
  300. WAR!
  301. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  302. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  303. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  304. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  305. 42
  306. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  307. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  308. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  309. Trying out Beats Music
  310. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  311. The synthetic unity of experience
  312. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  313. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  314. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  315. State of the Union predictions
  316. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  317. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  318. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  319. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  320. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  321. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  322. Thinking before you write
  323. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  324. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  325. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  326. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  327. Hate the show, not the venue.
  328. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  329. FUD As a Service
  330. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  331. Crippling injuries build character.
  332. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  333. Saving bookstores
  334. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  335. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  336. Internet activism
  337. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  338. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  339. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  340. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  341. Your tax dollars at work
  342. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  343. Holacracy
  344. Yes, people really do still blog.
  345. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  346. Duck Dynasty
  347. No one cares about your private cloud.
  348. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  349. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  350. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  351. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  352. Money is speech
  353. Clearly
  354. Parking
  355. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  356. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  357. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  358. Unhelpful advice
  359. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  360. People don't scale
  361. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  362. Movies that scared me
  363. Epistemology
  364. Bespoke
  365. Califone, *Stitches*
  366. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  367. We want INFORMATION!
  368. Passive-aggressive politeness
  369. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  370. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  371. Google cars
  372. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  373. Really, DC? REALLY?
  374. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  375. Suspension of disbelief
  376. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  377. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  378. Personal experience v. policy
  379. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  380. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  381. The Washington Post and AWS
  382. St. Patrick’s Day
  383. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  384. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  385. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  386. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  387. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  388. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  389. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  390. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  391. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  392. Meetings
  393. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  394. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  395. Time-tracking
  396. Prophecy
  397. More guns
  398. Guns
  399. Bold Leadership
  400. Hanlon's Razor
  401. That legacy stuff
  402. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  403. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  404. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  405. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  406. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  407. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  408. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  409. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  410. That Kant was a smart guy.
  411. Petraeus
  412. The World War Z trailer
  413. You should have bicycles
  414. The technorati fallacy
  415. One of my favorite types of requests
  416. The Lucasfilm thing
  417. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  418. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  419. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  420. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  421. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  422. Undecided voters
  423. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  424. Found a new philosophy podcast
  425. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  426. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  427. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  428. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  429. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  430. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  431. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  432. Safety nets
  433. So, the Romney thing
  434. Your data-mining sucks
  435. Started watching Homeland
  436. The Clint Eastwood thing
  437. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  438. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  439. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  440. The Lance Armstrong thing
  441. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  442. A lot of Can
  443. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  444. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  445. Writing apps
  446. Distorted markets
  447. App.net, or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  448. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  449. A bit more on the HBO thing
  450. OS upgrades
  451. Or I could just go listen to the album
  452. Monster Movie Week!
  453. As goes Sparrow...
  454. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  455. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  456. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  457. Nope, advertising just sucks
  458. Reading
  459. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  460. Who needs it!
  461. Advantage, Mutt
  462. Do you want the answer, or not?
  463. ACA coverage and systems failure
  464. To-do lists
  465. So long, Weather Underground
  466. Checked baggage
  467. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  468. From the $2 bins at the record store
  469. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  470. The HBO thing
  471. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  472. Not exactly random, but good listening
  473. The Dark Knight... meh
  474. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  475. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  476. Memorial Day
  477. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  478. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  479. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  480. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  481. Experimenting with Pelican
  482. Readlists
  483. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  484. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  485. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  486. War Hazard Eliminated!
  487. Unintended Consequences
  488. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  489. You’re playing their game
  490. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  491. Breitbart
  492. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  493. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  494. A bit more on The Shining
  495. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  496. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  497. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  498. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  499. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  500. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  501. Ip Man
  502. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  503. Bogeyman
  504. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  505. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  506. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  507. BASIC
  508. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  509. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  510. My power is beyond your understanding!
  511. Out-stupiding the TSA
  512. I see what you did there
  513. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  514. That "15 albums" thing
  515. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  516. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  517. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  518. That's an interesting definition you have there
  519. James Cameron v. the philistines
  520. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  521. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  522. Whither censure?
  523. Stealing TV, Part II
  524. OCTOBER?!
  525. Chasing boogeymen
  526. Nice vetting job, folks
  527. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  528. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  529. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  530. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  531. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  532. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  533. Supporting the freedom-haters
  534. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  535. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  536. Music update - February 2006
  537. The Corporation
  538. Watching TV without having TV
  539. Google strikes again (2006)
  540. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  541. Touchy subject
  542. Take my ports. Please.
  543. NUTS!
  544. One year older than I was at this time last year
  545. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  546. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  547. Lewis Black
  548. Uhhhhhhh...
  549. The Yes Men
  550. And again, my apologies
  551. I did it for you, Damien
  552. DRUNKEN CHENEY KILLS AGAIN!!!
  553. The site may be slow today
  554. Electronic mediocrity
  555. Maybe they are better off...
  556. Angry Dick strikes again
  557. Capote
  558. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  559. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  560. Wherein Pete despairs
  561. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  562. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  563. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  564. Hide your puppies
  565. I like VoIP
  566. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  567. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  568. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  569. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  570. The hearings are on.
  571. Apples and oranges
  572. And in somewhat less serious news...
  573. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  574. War in name only
  575. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  576. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  577. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  578. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  579. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  580. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  581. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
  582. Flirting with the dark side
  583. Countdown to a big waste of time
  584. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  585. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  586. Weekend music update
  587. The New York Times finally throws down
  588. Today’s project
  589. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  590. The broken record continues to spin
  591. Long time, no music
  592. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  593. At least someone is putting up a fight
  594. More legal contortions
  595. More on Iran
  596. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  597. Only 20 more hours to go
  598. Original intent
  599. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  600. You say Alito, I say whatever
  601. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  602. I don’t want to live with the bears
  603. Quick TV update
  604. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  605. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  606. Reading too much into The West Wing
  607. A question, sir...
  608. Blogging about blogging
  609. A few changes
  610. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  611. Year-end music round-up
  612. Again with the wire-tapping
  613. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  614. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  615. I’m genuinely shocked
  616. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  617. Angry Dick
  618. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  619. Sorry for the delay
  620. The time grows near
  621. Site news - October 2005
  622. Quote of the Day
  623. Serenity
  624. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  625. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  626. Forensic Show #23
  627. It’s TV time again
  628. Nothing to see here
  629. Going from bad to worse to...
  630. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  631. Google Talk
  632. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  633. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  634. Voting != Democracy
  635. He’s not lying
  636. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  637. The perfect album?
  638. Movies, movies, movies
  639. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  640. A bit of background
  641. Leaving, on a jet plane
  642. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  643. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  644. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  645. Again with this story
  646. Music update - July 2005
  647. PLAME NAME BLAME GAME!
  648. Whither Rove?
  649. How quaint.
  650. Intellects vast and cool...
  651. and... They’re off!
  652. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  653. I’m back
  654. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  655. Thank you, FARK
  656. ZOMBIES!
  657. On second thought...
  658. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  659. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  660. So it actually didn’t suck
  661. More on the filibuster debate
  662. YES!!
  663. Going nuclear/constitutional
  664. Worth a listen?
  665. Music update - May 2005)
  666. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  667. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  668. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  669. More on taxes
  670. Happy April 15th
  671. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  672. Long live the Death Tax
  673. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  674. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  675. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  676. METAL!!!
  677. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  678. This is the coolest thing EVER
  679. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  680. April Fools Day
  681. Groundhog Day, Part II
  682. The devil movies always get me.
  683. IM Annoyances
  684. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  685. What the hell?
  686. I suggest we start a pool...
  687. Drill, drill, drill!
  688. This is getting out of hand.
  689. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  690. the gates... THE GATES!!
  691. More “indecency”
  692. And again...
  693. Where have I heard this before?
  694. Anybody want gmail?
  695. Dirty, dirty titties
  696. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  697. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  698. One man’s Conservative...
  699. Google strikes again! (2005)
  700. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  701. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  702. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  703. Argh, I say.
  704. A rose is a rose.
  705. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  706. Sorry...
  707. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  708. Amusement
  709. The bottom-end of 2004
  710. How Bush Won
  711. New Music
  712. Foolishness
  713. Good news, I think...
  714. The first of many, I’m sure...
  715. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  716. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  717. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  718. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  719. Site news - November 2004
  720. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  721. More good web radio
  722. Another post-election site
  723. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  724. Sorry, everybody
  725. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  726. Apologies
  727. Nonsense
  728. Some new music
  729. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  730. The music is back online
  731. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  732. Odds and Ends
  733. SCIENCE!
  734. Making a bad situation worse
  735. Derrida, Part II
  736. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  737. The Faith-Based Presidency
  738. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  739. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  740. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.