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May 2004

The Excorcist

I watched the Excorcist in its entirety for the first time yesterday. I had seen bits and pieces of it before but I hadn’t received the full effect until I watched it all at once. I can see why the film caused such hysteria when it was first released. The good/evil dichotomy, which is rarely […]

Fyodor Dostoevsky

I’m reading my third Dostoevsky novel, “Demons” (also released as “The Possessed.”) The first two I read, “Crime and Punishment” and “The Brothers Karmazov” intrigued me so much that I just had to go out and get another one. For those who don’t know, Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist who wrote in pre-revolutionary Russia and […]

The Game

Thank God for sport. Taking my mind off of the situation in Iraq, last night I watched a replay of the third Ali-Frazier fight in 1975. I was five years old at the time so I don’t think I was interested at the time but watching those two champions battle it out was like nothing […]

Cool Iraqi Name

I’m reading this story about a battle that is raging in Karbala, a Shi’ite area in Iraq, and I come upon a quote from an Iraqi shopowner: Majeed Mohammed Ali, owner of a cloth shop across the road from the Imam Abbas shrine, and two employees loaded his merchandise into a truck for storage elsewhere. […]

Waiting For the Call

According to ESPN, the US Mens Olympic Basketball team is going to include Lebron James as a replacement for Kobe Bryant who will likely be in Colarado disputing an offensive call against a woman who I believe is taking a flop. At any rate, with some of America’s best ballers announcing that they’re pulling out […]

Freedom of Speech

The right to free speech is falling victim to “the good of society” again. This time it’s the motion picture industry and the issue is (I can’t believe this), lobbying to curtail characters smoking in movies!! Some of the text is as follows: Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, pushed for the hearing after several recent meetings […]

Mexi Gets Bit by a Dracula

Saturday night. . .. beautiful Native American girl at the bar. . . . Too many firewaters. . . . She drank so much I became attractive. . .. Left a bite mark on my neck. .. . . Then she left after almost starting a bar brawl. . . . Pocahontis, where art thou? […]

I See Dead People

I didn’t go to my cousin’s funeral yesterday. But I got some scary movies, so that’s sort of keeping with the same motif. I got The Exorcist, The Omen, and The Sixth Sense. For pure entertainment value, these have a funeral beat all to hell. Plus I don’t do well at funerals. I feel guilty […]

The Mexigogue Gets Called Out

Somebody called me out on the INTJ-Open list. This must have been brewing for some time because this guy had apparantly read much of my blog and had followed enough of my arguments on the list to sense some contradiction. He finally pounced the other day with a slew of denunciations. I post only one […]

Cinco de Mayo

Hooray! It is Cinco de Mayo, celebrating the day that Mexican forces defeated the French and took their five jars of mayonnaise. This puts Mexico in a select group. Other forces that have defeated the French include, but are not limited to: Spain Austria the Hapsburgs American Indians Prussia England Germany the Quakers the New […]