Posted by Ryan Jerz on Friday October 19, 2007.
Another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series in which I take the easy road to blogging and react to news in short, opinionated, useless snippets. Political pledges for decency and chilling the hell out never work.
- These are some fast cats. And they have some dough. It seems kind of like cheating that they had things like a support team and a spotter plane. But it’s done. They win the world. (Kottke)
- Take the pledge, please. Forget it, it’s way too much to ask that people accept that the world is not ending. (RENO WIRE)
- What country is this. The way issues are framed is always interesting to me. Reid Stott, who, when he really gets down and writes is a super smart dude, always offers a little bit different look at things than I’m used to seeing. We’re on a strange path, it seems, and either I’m just way too new to this or people are not acting reasonably in response. Reid is. Also, he uses Textpattern. What’s up. (The Daily Whim)
- Political hack or not, $2.1 mil isn’t chump change. In fact, it’s enough that Harry Reid even threw a bit of praise toward Rush Limbaugh. I admire that, simply because it shows a level of maturity that way too often doesn’t exist in politics. But what do I know of maturity? (Politico)
- Greenpeace leverages recent PR to get people to pay attention to them. Fresh off of publicly calling out Apple over the iPhone, Greenpeace has released a list of good-to-bad companies on a greenness scale. Lo and behold, Apple rates low, but not the lowest. Fear! Shock! It’s what works, people. (Matter)
- Bob Beers like my photos. I like that a lot. Beers obviously has a very good eye for the artistically brilliant. Or he is really subtle in making fun. Either way, respect is earned from me. Hell, at the very least it’s cool that the guy reads blogs and makes a point to talk about them. Good work, Senator. (Beers4Nevada)
- I think Hof should be disqualified. It sucks that I dropped a spot from last year. It hurts that it was to a guy who I could only find on MySpace. Granted, he is in charge of hookers, so to a lot of RN&R readers, that might carry some serious authority. Also, contrary to what everyone might think, I agree with #1. Would have voted for her myself, actually. I don’t think I’m the best blogger in town, just the purest. You can be good at what you do and still be full of shit sometimes. (Reno News & Review)
- The legend grows. There are four people I don’t allow others to mess with in my company: Madonna, Fiona Apple, Sarah Silverman (recent addition), and Lindsay Lohan. I’m sympathetic toward Lindsay. Unlike other similar young starlets (real ones, not like people who just call themselves starlets) like Tara Reid, that chick who did PR for all of them and got in car wrecks a lot, Britney, and Paris, something about Lindsay Lohan makes me feel sorry for her. She’s definitely the lone sympathy case on my list, and I think it’s because her dad is a total douchebag. I wish she could pull it together and do another Freaky Friday movie or something (I’ve had to watch her in several kids movies, which might also be the reason for the sympathy). But now that she stole some girl’s fiancÃ©e, she has been elevated to pretty solid status on my list. It makes her a worse person, but I dig legendary bad people who haven’t sliced up a few people and gotten away with it. (Huffington Post)
- That one scream we’ve all heard. First, my apologies to any of you who already read Boing Boing, which I only recently decided I could again stomach. I’m usually a few days late, though, so maybe you’ve forgotten about it by now. But this scream is great, and the roots are there if you follow the link. A freaking Stormtrooper died with it! How awesome is that? I couldn’t quite figure out whether using it in all those movies was a joke or if there was some other reason. Either way, it’s cool. (Boing Boing)