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Feb 11, 2016 johnny_blvd commented on UPDATED: Oregon Standoff Ends As Final Occupier Surrenders.
And this chapter of the saga of the Branch Stupidians ends. The trials should be a fun media circus.
Feb 4, 2016 johnny_blvd commented on So Long, Jerks! A Tribute to Huckabee, Santorum, and "Suspended" Campaigns.
Saw this quote posted elsewhere and thought it apropos for here.

"Mike Huckabee has decided to end his presidential campaign, but I think he should be forced to carry it to full term."
Jun 26, 2015 johnny_blvd commented on Don't Worry, Bigots! You're Still on Top.
Maybe they want to go there for the universal health care to help cure their butthurt.
Apr 28, 2015 johnny_blvd commented on Supreme Court Wrap-Up: Did Scalia Just Accidentally Help Marriage Equality?.
Why do you have a picture of Chief Justice Roberts labeled as Justice Scalia?
Apr 22, 2015 johnny_blvd commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Medievalist Schools Dan On Medieval Attitudes Toward Sex.
I've always found the conversations between Settembrini and Naphta in The Magic Mountain to be a good dialog between traditional liberalism and conservative reaction. Now give me more of this Slog.
Jan 30, 2015 johnny_blvd commented on Mitt Romney's Not Running for President in 2016.
Can't see him as VP, but def a cushy ambassadorship. Perhaps Cuba.
Dec 16, 2014 johnny_blvd commented on Today's Song of the Day Is the Best Christmas Song Ever Written.
@7 - That song always brings a tear to my eye. So beautiful.

Another Xmas great is The Vandals - Oi! to the World.…
Nov 18, 2014 johnny_blvd commented on Is It Really a Good Idea for Jeff Bezos and Paul Allen to Fight Ebola With Free Smartphones?.

And they'll probably get a nice charitable deduction out of it as well. But that is the cynic in me talking.
Oct 29, 2014 johnny_blvd commented on Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Dubstep Remix.
How can you dismiss an entire continent that has blessed us with the genius that is G√ľnther?

But yeah, that dubstep remix is pretty terrible.
Oct 26, 2014 johnny_blvd commented on Don Giovanni's Magnificent and Problematic Tale of Troubled Lust.
I enjoyed the performance but I found the sets to be too minimalist and drab. The costumes were nice counter to this, especially the bright pink for Don Giovanni. Lawrence Brownlee's voice is quite nice, but I felt he had issues projecting it. There were numerous times at last night's performance where I had trouble hearing him over the other singers and/or the orchestra. But overall I found it a solid performance by all and well worth my time.