Folks I am extremely busy this morning, because I've basically accomplished nothing this weekend.
- I took Saturday off and spent it with my son, sue me. I took yesterday off and went to Anchorage with my family. We saw the new movie, Babylon A.D. in the new digital projection format (which just completely rocked, both the format and the movie. I loved this movie - it's everything Children of Men should have been - and wasn't. I don't give a shit what you say, I love Vin Diesel movies). Anyway and as such, I've let a couple of things pile up, and I've had a couple of unexpected issues suddenly appear on the horizon, and I need to deal with those things first. Plus, it's Labor Day today and you should all be out enjoying the day - or at the least putting your heads together and making up shit about Sarah Palin and her family.
- And speaking of Sarah Palin, the previous post has gotten tremendous play in the last three days - tens of thousands of hits, I don't have time at the moment to total it up and it keeps changing moment by moment anyway. Following some of the links back, and reading the comments in both the news and in other blogs (both liberal and conservative) I've discovered a number of interesting, disturbing, and just weird-assed things - which I will share with you. Later. Suffice it to say that if you don't know anything at all about a political candidate, or anything at all about Alaska - it's perfectly OK to just pull it out of your ass as long as you're doing it for Jesus and the Democratic Party. And the Republicans are actually worse. Stupidity, Hypocrisy, Cluelessness, Racism, and Misogyny are rampant. A perfect example is Scalzi's Blog where the discussion predictably turned into an evolution/creationism debate, based on Palin's presumed position divined through sound bites and made up bullshit by people who know absolutely nothing about Wasilla, Alaska, Palin, or the school system here. But that sure didn't stop them. (Update: Uh, re-reading that and suddenly realized how it sounded. John Scalzi didn't say anything like that, or even imply it. It was a numer of commeters, and Scalzi put an end to it as soon as he realized what was going on.) Oh, and it's OK to repeatedly refer to a Down's Syndrome child as a "retard" or a 17 year old girl as a "filthy whore," as long as they're children of a political candidate whom you happen to dislike. I'll talk about this and more, later today.
- I've gotten a lot of mail from the Palin post, and a number of folks who wrote asking about bowls and artwork. Yes, yes, yes, I will do my best to upload pictures later today - in fact I'm in the process now. Check the Flickr site, some are appearing even as we speak. I know I'm horribly behind on doing this - it just takes so dammed long. But I will do it today, and get up a list of what's sold and what's available. Those of you who bought my prize winning fair entries, I'll pick those up and get them in the mail tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Expect PayPal invoices later today, via email.
- I will get up the Contest winner later today. No, I don't know who it is yet. I've got it narrowed down to those people who bribed me with presents, money, and sexual favors. If you weren't one of those people, so sorry, loser, better luck next time.
So, anyway. There you have it. More later.