Jul 8, 2011 Blech commented on Final Space Shuttle Launch.
Wow I just had a great experience with this video. I didn't realize that in the background on my computer, the track "Angelus" from the Monks of Notre Dame album was playing, I thought it was a soundtrack that had been set to the video. It's just all bells, and so it made the vid seem very ceremonial. Nice way to bid bye-bye.

Like Anthony said, I also grew up watching this thing, so it will definitely be missed. Canceling the program for me has the feel of making a decision that you know is smart but is nevertheless unsatisfying.
Jul 7, 2011 Blech commented on Metro by the Numbers.
Wow if this goes through, Metro is doomed. Shit already runs late, doesn't work in the snow, etc., etc. Already cut service last year (or year before?). Fewer/crappier routes mean fewer riders, means fewer routes next funding cycle, etc. Doomed.
Jun 23, 2011 Blech commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father.
@3 me too. It sounds like the kid didn't have 2 moms though, i.e. doesn't sound like the missing girl is gay.
May 20, 2011 Blech commented on Steve Scher's Letter Firing Cliff Mass.
I thought Scher's letter was dumb but at least pointed the way towards providing another venue for discussion of topics more broad than the weather. 'Course, this could've been done easily by expanding or relaxing what was already there.

Playing devil's advocate -- I wonder what, if any, personally caustic relationships might exist between Mass, Scher, and the producer(s). I've heard from several sources, entirely independently of each other, that Cliff is a dick to be around. It's possible they just didn't want to deal with him anymore.
May 20, 2011 Blech commented on Hey, Cliff... Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out!.
Actually I thought this was hilarious.
May 20, 2011 Blech commented on Lunchtime Quickie: The End of The World Tomorrow.
What the hell was that?
May 13, 2011 Blech commented on God Bless America.
Seems pretty clear that this was edited to maximize the hilarity. Plenty there to work with, though.
May 5, 2011 Blech commented on The View from Your Toilet.
Nice pussy.
May 4, 2011 Blech commented on James Caviezel Blames Jesus for His Crappy Acting Career.
I loved him in Thin Red Line like others have said. Didn't know he was such a wingnut! Too bad.
May 4, 2011 Blech commented on Did Bin Laden Win the Financial War?.
What he really wanted to do—and, more to the point, what he thought he could do—was bankrupt the United States of America.

Just like Grover Norquist.