From the Last Confessions of Guy the Magnificent, Day the Second

Posted in doppelganger, fiction, guy, horror, science fiction, short story, Uncategorized on June 24, 2010 by jericomele

Day the Second

Good morning, confessor mine. Lovely weather you’re having out there in the fort, it’s a shame you and your faithful can’t spend more time enjoying it. Though I suppose I’m one keeping you from a day in the sun at the moment. Where was I? Ah, yes, the humble burg of Aster.

A few evenings after I was deposited from my escape of the Dawnward’s wreck, I was comfortably residing in a small apartment above a distillery. It was a home that left a little to be desired in location, but made up for in privacy. I’d sold all of the Captain’s little vials except for one at what I now know was a considerable loss. That was a lesson that still rankles to this day, Inquisitor. You know those mistakes, the ones that are so obviously a product of ignorance that they leave you a bit ashamed looking back.

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From the Final Confession of Guy the Magnificent As Dictated to Inquisitor Amalia, Executor of Law, Manlo Province

Posted in doppelganger, guy, science fiction, short story on June 19, 2010 by jericomele

Day the First

May I digress a little and tell you about how I once saved a princess, fair Inquisitor?

I ask as a formality of course, as this is my final confession and you’re law-bound to hear at least five days of it before I go to the Wall. I’m in no rush to wrap up my rather unusual story by omitting anything particularly juicy, and this bit has the novel value of being mostly true.

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American Political Discourse In the 21st Century

Posted in politics, tumbleweed, Uncategorized on March 27, 2010 by jericomele

apparently includes the vehicular rebuttal.

Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker – WKRN, Nashville, Tennessee News, Weather, and Sports |.

Just to keep things fair and balanced, a verbal rebuttal from the driver

Dude, it was totally an accident.

Daaaamn Tiger

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 by jericomele

I haven’t really been keeping up with this whole thing, mostly because I don’t really give a shit, but HuffPo had a bunch of nudie pics that lead to this article and I was sucked in. Choice quotes

Early in the message thread, the sender tells James, “I want to be deep inside you.” Later, he explains that he wants to “hold you down while I choke you.” He says he will “slap your face and pull your hair for making noise.” He also informs James that “you are my f–king wh–e.”

Man, you have to love the public/private dichotomy for Tiger. Here’s a predicition, by way of someone who knows much more about golf than me: He’ll kill the masters and everyone will stop talking about this.

Tiger Woods’ Joslyn James Texts: Choking, Golden Showers & More! (NSFW).

The Time Honored Taking My Ball and Going Home Technique

Posted in politics on March 26, 2010 by jericomele

As part of the hissy fit being thrown by republicans after the passage of the Health Care Reform bill, they’ve decided that they’re not even going to pretend to do their jobs. As a result, committee meetings on things like National Security, Police Hiring Procedure in Afghanistan and the forest fires in California are getting postponed. This is so classy that it makes making fun of an 11 year old whose mom just died look like knowing which fork is the salad fork.

GOP Senators Refusing To Work Past 2PM, Invoking Obscure Rule.

And you wonder why I grow less political every day.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 by jericomele

The survey showed that 24 per cent of Republican respondents agreed with the statement that the president might be the Antichrist, and 38 per cent thought he was “doing many of the things Hitler did.”

No amount of push poling can account for those numbers.

Quarter of Republicans think Barack Obama is ‘the Antichrist’ – Telegraph.

Groped by the Invisible Hand

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 by jericomele

Repeat after me: The Market allocates resources best. The Market knows all.

It was just a single contract for a single job on a single base in Iraq. The Department of Defense agreed to pay the megacontractor KBR $5 million a year to repair tactical vehicles, from Humvees to big rigs, at Joint Base Balad, a large airfield and supply center north of Baghdad. Yet according to a new Pentagon report [PDF], what the military got was as many as 144 civilian mechanics, each doing as little as 43 minutes of work a month, with virtually no oversight.

KBR Bills $5 Million For Mechanics Who Work 43 Minutes a Month | Mother Jones.