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Feb. 4th, 2006

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/03/bt_dsl_demon/ -- naughty BT, not telling ISPs that they're doing stuff!

I am sure everyone has already seen the animation/song of http://www.ultimateshowdown.org, and I am the one late to the party. The Little Fayoumis may not have seen it yet, and I am making sure that his mom shows it to him. Because he would so, so, so dig that.

The Brokeback Mountain hype hit work. Someone or other was on the point of going to see it -- then learned what it was about, and didn't, and would have been rather pissed off if he'd actually gone and been tricked into seeing a movie with OMG T3H GHEY. My general knowledge of US/UK exchange rates came in handy when they started discussing a UK reality show that involved a bunch of men chatting up a woman ... a woman who was in fact transsexual, and born male, which little fact the men did not learn until a little later on.

Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia. Surprising Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in a dark alley with a brick would not cure his fucking homophobia.

I don't have issues with Rev. Not-So-Nice Super being upset with the social situation as set up: it's the sort of thing that Betan earrings were invented to take the mystery out of, and doing it for amusement on a reality show smacks of the sort of experimental conditions that would have an ethics advisory committee screaming. (I am not a committee.) I do have issues with anyone, even Rev. Not-So-Nice Super, saying that he'd take the £10,000 and hire a hit man for the erstwhile date. Not for the producers of the show, for the woman. (The producers of the show... that I would have a lot more sympathy with.)

Nobody mess with my sister's people. (No, not Sis. No, not my biological sister. Geeze.)
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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