Nov 5, 2013 diggum commented on Happy Birthday, Eugene Debs! (And I Know Just How to Celebrate.).
Ha! Debs was my Great-Great Grandfather, though the family history is a sordid little tale from what I recall. Happy Birthday, Gramps!
Oct 24, 2013 diggum commented on Satan, Scarecrows, and Skin.
The two that stick out for me, probably because I was far too young to have been watching them, was the first Phantasm and Happy Birthday to Me (with the girl who played Mary on Little House on the Prairie.)

I remember my folks bringing me to Student Bodies at the drive-in once, around the time when Porky's came out.
Oct 14, 2013 diggum commented on Hillary Clinton Says We Need a "Sensible Adult Conversation” About NSA Surveillance.
It's not clear who she's talking to, and who this "adult conversation" is referencing. If she's talking to pro-privacy advocates about needing an adult conversation, that's patronizing and rude. If she's talking to the administration and the organizations responsible for overstepping the boundaries of common sense, I'm more impressed.

We do not pursue to be governed and the vacuum cleaner approach to data collection is not okay. There are long-standing accepted routes to collect data, with strict restrictions on how that data is to be acquired and used. Support a case with data, don't collect data and create cases. That's inexcusable. And yes, we can imagine all sorts of extreme cases and I hope that when one of those presents itself in reality, someone will be willing to stand up, break the law if necessary, and hope the public and the courts will understand after the fact.
Oct 9, 2013 diggum commented on Currently Sitting: Maren Hassinger's Radical Presence at Convention Place.
I miss the Cloud Room, too. Nothing like showing up after work to find Sarah McClachlan playing away to a crowd of 20 for a few hours before her show at the Paramount that night.
Oct 7, 2013 diggum commented on A Debt-Ceiling Thought Experiment.
#gopterrorists or #goptreason. I don't hashtag, but i'd be willing to start with these
Sep 17, 2013 diggum commented on Yesterday, People Asked Madonna Anything.
I would much rather have Snoop send me a canoe for us to share, than to try to find one on my own that I will only use once.
Sep 13, 2013 diggum commented on Friday's Morning News Ends Well.
>> The Twitter of Tomorrow: "Imagine the value for Oreo if users didn’t have to click on its tweet in order to see its revered Super Bowl Twitter ad but, rather, it was simply part of their stream."

So, Tumblr and Facebook, then? I can hardly imagine what it might be like to have a 3rd option for having ads pushed at me.
Sep 11, 2013 diggum commented on Sizzler Remembers 9/11.
Wow, that Marriott logo looks exactly like a pair of towers falling over.

Sep 5, 2013 diggum commented on Female Vigilante Appears to Be Executing Ciudad Juarez Bus Drivers for Sexual Assault.
Martha Splatterhead moved to Mexico!
Aug 23, 2013 diggum commented on Which Commercial Product Euphemism Evokes More Grossness?.
Honey Buckets have been my savior in public or at events more than once. Horsey Sauce (they claim there are no real horse parts involved) has never done a goddamned thing for me.