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June 2003

Attention blowhards and mushbrains: for your own safety, do not tick off Big Arm Woman.

"The upshot of all this? Simple. The next time some ignorant ass decides to forego rational discourse in favor of calling the current administration/anyone of a different political stripe Nazis, I will bitchslap that person until his or her brain is the consistency of jello, because that might actually IMPROVE their reasoning ability, and I'm all about intellectual improvement here.

"Don't play the moral equivalency game with me. I won't just take my toys and go home, I'll take your toys and shove them up your ass first, THEN I'll take my toys and go home."

You've been warned. That is all.

Some musicians don't want their songs sold a la carte.

Allow me to quote:

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Take that, universities: "Since advertising is expensive and universities are short of cash, one would have thought that clarity, crispness and economy would be the priority quite apart from the fact that universities are supposed to be all about clear thinking, writing and speaking. How wrong one would be. Turgid, repetitive, pompous, pretentious bombast is the order of the day. One would not have thought, for example, that there was much of a problem with the word 'teach'. But it is not good enough for many universities, who prefer to deliver modules across a wide range of courses within the undergraduate programme. Universities are always 'delivering'. Postmen will soon be out of a job."