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I finally got to see League of Extraordinary Gentlemen on the satellite. Ouch. And I like comic book movies... I can't imagine how people who don't share that taste felt about this one (and I don't want to imagine what Alan Moore must think). On a happier note, I got to see Hero in the theater the other day. A good Jet Li movie... who knew? But I still have a vexing movie situation facing me: I have a free pass to see Alien versus Predator, but it's actually not playing at the local cineplex(?), meaning to see it I will have to (gasp) break with my movie routine. That's pretty drastic, we'll just have to see how that goes.

Links of the Day: NASA Fakes Moon Landing!
The AOL CD Preservation Guild & Museum.
AMD K6-2 350 3D MHz Computer. Thanks M. Please don't buy this.
Story of the Day: Store Clerk Accepts Fake $200 Bill, Makes Change.
Science!: As gridlock grows, scientists look at adding lanes in the sky.
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X-rays unmask mummy's face, virtually.
Image of the Day: Anna Nicole Smith a Farah, from Prince of Persia:The Sands of Time.
Auctions of the Day: 20 FULL P-GLASS GLOBAL SFX PROSTHETIC HUMAN EYE EYES. I just make eyes!
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48. Re: Don't shoot! Sep 2, 2004, 13:33 Halsy
 
Invading Afghanistan is about a lot more than terrorism. Nor do I think that terrorism was the main motivation to invade Afghanistan (seeing as they had been making plans to oust the Taliban anyway). I do, however, feel sorry for the Afghani people, because now they're back under the warlords thumbs which is what gave rise to the Taliban in the first place. A vicious little circle that doesn't help the people of Afghanistan at all. Karzai's government is a joke and is lucky enough to be holding on to Kabul. Outside of that they have zero real influence or power. Most of the political grandstanding is just a dog and pony show.

The major problem that the west tends to ignore is that they - and the Arabs for that matter - are tribal cultures and have been that way for several thousand years. You simply can't change that overnight. That and their religion is deeply ingrained into the culture. It's would be akin to them being an occupying force here and trying to stand our culture on its head and not understanding why we don't embrace their culture overnight. The cultural differences are quite large to say the least.


"We only came to kick some ass. Rock the fuckin' house and kick some ass."
- Tenacious D
 
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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  3. Sep 2, 05:13 NASA Fakes Moon Landing Muscular Beaver
  4. Sep 2, 05:15 the league Killer Kane
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  32. Sep 2, 12:19    Sorry, E.T CreamyBlood
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  22. Sep 2, 11:09 Don't shoot! Zathrus
  24. Sep 2, 11:19  Re: Don't shoot! Ray Marden
  28. Sep 2, 11:52   Re: Don't shoot! Dr_Fripp
  31. Sep 2, 12:17    Re: Don't shoot! Halsy
  25. Sep 2, 11:23  Re: Don't shoot! Warhawk
  26. Sep 2, 11:33   Re: Don't shoot! Ray Marden
  30. Sep 2, 12:05    Re: Don't shoot! Warhawk
  33. Sep 2, 12:27     Re: Don't shoot! DDI
  34. Sep 2, 12:39      Re: Don't shoot! CreamyBlood
  40. Sep 2, 12:57       Re: Don't shoot! kanniballl
  41. Sep 2, 13:01        Re: Don't shoot! Warhawk
  43. Sep 2, 13:04         Re: Don't shoot! Warhawk
  44. Sep 2, 13:08         Re: Don't shoot! Halsy
  42. Sep 2, 13:03        Re: Don't shoot! CreamyBlood
  35. Sep 2, 12:39      Re: Don't shoot! Halsy
  37. Sep 2, 12:49       Re: Don't shoot! Warhawk
  38. Sep 2, 12:49       Re: Don't shoot! CreamyBlood
  39. Sep 2, 12:53        Re: Don't shoot! CreamyBlood
  46. Sep 2, 13:19        Re: Don't shoot! Zathrus
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  62. Sep 2, 14:54          Re: Don't shoot! Zathrus
  65. Sep 2, 15:08           Re: Don't shoot! Halsy
  66. Sep 2, 15:24           Re: Don't shoot! Bunko
  49. Sep 2, 13:35         Re: Don't shoot! CreamyBlood
  104. Sep 2, 20:58       Re: Don't shoot! FourPak
  27. Sep 2, 11:41   Re: Don't shoot! kanniballl
  29. Sep 2, 12:00    Re: Don't shoot! Warhawk
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  68. Sep 2, 15:29   Re: WoWoWoWoWoWoW Halsy
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  72. Sep 2, 15:42     Re: WoWoWoWoWoWoW Halsy
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  51. Sep 2, 14:01 No subject AthlonSeven
  52. Sep 2, 14:12  Re: No subject Ihya
  53. Sep 2, 14:14 WoW ST Halsy
  55. Sep 2, 14:16  Re: WoW ST Ray Marden
  58. Sep 2, 14:18   Re: WoW ST Halsy
  56. Sep 2, 14:17 I dont know wasrad
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  67. Sep 2, 15:28 Satellite thing banddirector
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  78. Sep 2, 16:15   Re: Satellite thing Warhawk
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  93. Sep 2, 17:44         Re: Satellite thing Enahs
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  111. Sep 2, 22:27 More stories o' the day WarPig
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