Monday, October 03, 2005

DCeptette: Juicebox just isn't that good a song version.

  1. I have no idea if Catherine was able to properly capture the definition of "new media" in this post. But one thing I do know, is that if you add a lot of jump cut editing and odd camera angles and zooms to her copy, and then put a song like The Bravery's "Fearless" on the soundtrack, you've made what probably is, like, the best pod the Current Network has ever aired. (Unrequited Narcissism)
  2. And this would be among the worst, unless Current changed its format to "the rantings of addlebrained hash users." (Craigslist)
  3. Breaking! People are apparently, even after all this time, still going to the Nissan Pavillion. Does anyone know for sure is these people recently moved to the area, or are they just stupid? (DCist)
  4. Not to disappoint you people, but I wasn't onboard the whole "let's vote to not confirm John Roberts for the sake of doing so." I'd bet he and I disagree on a ton of fundamentals--but I hate to say it, dude is qualified. And I'll tell you the dirty little secret: Roberts has a quality that really, decidedly marks him as being outside the typical Bush crowd--he's interesting. But, okay: Harriet Miers? Sweet zombie Jesus! She's Mike Brown with (presumably substantially dessicated) fallopian tubes! (Wonkette)
  5. You know, one of the things that dampens my enthusiasm for watching Tom Delay get indicted and Mike Brown get torn a new one is what's going on over at American University with this whole Ben Ladner thing. This guy is a crook, plain and simple, and someone needs to laying the wood to him. It's pathetic to watch as the school arranges a generous financial exit plan for the guy. Just once I'd like to see one of these types of chiselers just get the boot in his backside on his way out the door. Sorry, you get no money from us. Sorry, we aren't going to help you find a new job. Sorry, but your name is mud to anyone who asks. Sorry if you can't afford your mortgage. Sorry if you have to go work at a Borders Bookstore. It's just shameful to watch people treat this guy--a fucking liar, a fucking thief, for all intents and purposes get fawned over by some of the very people who ought to be angry as hell. The message they are sending is something like: "Oh ho ho. Gosh, Mr. Ladner, we apologize that you ran afoul of someone's ethical standard. My, we are very chagrinned on your behalf, old boy. Golly, we wish things could be different!" Bullshit. And you know what, it's especially bullshit the same week some asshole suggests that the world would be freer of crime if we aborted black babies. Um, right. We could have euthanized black fetuses until we were blue in the face--it wouldn't have prevented the low character of Ben Ladner, would it? Got no answer for that, do you?

2 comments:

abe said...

Ah, DCeiver, you are a man after my own heart. What's past, for thee and me and some few others, is prologue, ain't it? Just remember that the cream always rises to the top. Unfortunately so does the scum. Just look in any bucket of freshly drawn milk. College presidents appear a special class of scumdom because of high academic achievement and the care and nurturing of student bodies and shit. People equate that with morality and ethics and warm, happy homecomings...AND surely you don't expect a BOARD to admit it made a mistake and then allowed it continue while they were supposed to be supervising the SOB...all parties here believe themselves to be invisible and bulletproof! It is a shame though...

A Bored Genius Vito said...

Dearest DCeiver,

I am not sure if this has been in the news yet or even if it is supposed to be, but the IRS will be examining Dr. Ladner's taxes, etc... very thoroughly very soon. If found guilty of some monetary malfeasance, the U. will not pay him a dime as wrong doing will nullify the ridiculous contract that they signed with him. So, there is hope yet...