Saturday, September 01, 2007

Star Wars Simpson's Opening

If Star Wars were like the Simpsons, what would the opening credit sequence look like? This:

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South Dakota Moves Presidential Primary for 2012 to December 2008

In a move designed to get candidates to focus on South Dakota early in the nomination process instead of ignoring them for the entire process, the state legislature has voted to move the Democratic primary from June 3 in the year of the presidential election to December 1 in the year of the previous election.

Legislator Todd White explained it this way: “We figure that by the end of November, we know who the President is, so everyone who was running before is now ready to start campaigning for the next election. We thought about moving it to after the inauguration in January, but we wanted to make sure no one leap-frogged over us. It would be pretty ludicrous to have a primary in November, so we figure December 1 is a safe bet.”

Other states, however, are already making noise about changing their own primary dates in response. New Hampshire, which traditionally holds the first true primary (Iowa holds a caucus instead of a primary), has considered moving it’s primary to the day of the previous Presidential election.

“Frankly, it’s a time saver,” said State Senator Douglas Townsend. “People are already there to vote. What’s one more issue on the ballot? Plus, many of the candidates who run in one election run in the next, so if the person currently running isn’t you’re first choice, you can go ahead and nominate someone else for the next go round even as you’re reluctantly voting the current nominee into office.”

Some Democrats have expressed concern that this would push the campaign season for Presidential election to before the previous election, causing parties to split on the issues just when a unified voice is most important.

“Think about it,” said Denise Peru, a member of the DNC. “Within a couple of weeks of the nomination, candidates who didn’t get the nomination will start campaigning again. We need to be focusing the nation’s attention on the current candidate for the current election. This only serves to further degrade the process and demonstrates the need for reform.”

In a poll asking voters what they thought the biggest issue in the 2012 Presidential campaign was, the top ten responses were:

1. Social Security
2. Health care
3. Iraq
4. The economy
5. The Second Coming
6. Privacy
7. Education
8. Robots
9. Immigration
10. Wait, did you say 2012?

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Quote of the Day - Augus 30, 2007

Clark: Uh, Lois, could you hand me a nail file?
Lois: Why do men always assume that women have nail files with them?
Clark: I'm sorry, but do you have a nail file?
Lois: Actually, I do, but only because it's part of my pocket knife.

- Lois & Clark

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Quote of the Day - August 29, 2007

We have an overabundance of manliness breaking out on the main deck.

- Cassie, Sunshine


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Qute of the Day - August 28, 2007

So you fell in a tank of acid, got your skin bleached and decided to become a supervillain. What? You couldn't get a job as a rodeo clown?

- Terry McGinnis (as Batman) to The Joker

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Batman on the Brain

The Dark Knight is haunting me with its lack of satisfying trailers and informative websites. So I've been rewatching the cartoons. I even broke down and bought Batman Beyond (it helps that it was 51% off). The producers talk about how difficult it is to animate fire, yet they seem to blow things up every episode. Even things that really should not explode. Like a computer console being smashed by a fire extinguisher. Not really the kind of thing that should result in a chain-reaction fiery explosion. Perhaps there's something special about everything made in Gotham City.

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I mean, seriously, with some of the things that have caused entire buildings to go up in flames, I'm surprised people's keyboards don't explode from the force of them typing.