Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Clicky here

Ok folks, I urge everyone to follow this link, because as the media and the .gov put it ZOMG!!one!!!!!!!! WE'RE ALL GONNA GET DA PIGGY FLU!!

So please, go here and determine if you have the swine flu - http://www.doihavepigflu.com

And after you determine that you do not, in fact, have the f*cking swine flu I implore you to please shut the f*ck up about it already and stop contributing to the government and media hype.


Sunday, April 26, 2009


I don't mean to go all existential here, but I'm having a bit of a crisis. I mean, I know I've got a pretty sweet job, but I have to wonder if perhaps I could be doing something different, something bigger.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It is about equality. It is about what is right.

It isn't about special rights, it is about equality. Do not be fooled by the Maine Marriage Initiative, Maine's domestic partnership laws do not even come close to granting the rights of marriage. And with a heterosexual divorce rate hovering around 50% don't even try to tell me that my right to get married would somehow defile the sanctity of your marriage. Are you really just concerned that so many loving, same-sex couples in life-long committed relationships would defile the sanctity of heterosexual divorce? So if the Bible very clearly speaks against divorce, of which now only heterosexual couples are eligible, and you say that same-sex couples should not be married because it is against God's law, why do you purport that only gay people should be bound by Biblical law? Also don't give me the "a child needs a mother *and* a father" speech either. If you really feel that way do you advocate taking children away from single parents? Gay parents produce far fewer gay children than heterosexual parents do.

And for crying out loud if you are going to use the "it's in the Bible!" excuse, then you had better come up with one darn good argument for your case. The very book that most Christian fundamentalists use to argue against same sex marriage also states that if you have sinned if you have touched the flesh of a cloven hooved animal, or if you have worn a cloth woven of two threads, or been even in the company of a menstruating woman. If, and this is a very big "if", you have sworn off bacon, and have committed to never again wearing a poly/cotton blend shirt or be in the company of any woman during her period, then and only then may you use Leviticus in your argument.

“The eight Biblical references (and not a single one by Jesus) to alleged homosexuality are very small indeed when compared to the several hundred references (and many by Jesus) to money and the necessity for justly distributing wealth. Yet few people go on a rampage about the issue of a just economic system, using the Bible as a base.” -Suzanne Pharr

“The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 to heterosexuals. This doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.” -Lynn Lavner

Remember folks, dissent is patriotic; if it weren't for dissent we would still be under British rule!


Unfortunately embedding has been disabled on this video, so you'll just have to follow the link and check this out. A prime example of why one shouldn't jump to conclusions about anyone. This woman is amazingly talented yet at first was passed off as someone that the crowd and judges would have to suffer though. Go. Watch. Listen.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Just got a call from my former coworker at the Police Dept. My Maine Concealed Weapon Permit is in!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Shamelessly lifted from Marko's Monday Search Term Safari

Search Term:
why brain works faster during early morning

Marko's Response
Because you’re still rested from your night of sleep, you’ve just had your coffee, and the great pile of suck that is your daily routine has not yet had a chance to wrap itself around your brain like a smelly, piss-soaked tapestry of existential agony.
Or it could have something to do with synapses and neurons and shit.

Now, re-read and in your head apply Marko's awesome accent

Saturday, April 4, 2009


From The Boston Globe's Big Picture photo essay of the protests & riots outside of the G20 summit.

Original Caption - A protester sits injured after a confrontation with the police near to the Bank of England as activists demonstrated in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Matt's Caption - A protester sits crying like a little bitch after a confrontation with the "The Man"....

Original Caption - A protester is bitten by a police dog on April 1, 2009 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Matt's Caption - Good puppy! Bite the hippie! Good boy! Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy?

That is all.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pretty much sums things up.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


So, if you ran a photography business, how would you direct traffic to your website and build your client base?


Bad News

One of the two paper mills in the town that I live in is closing. They shut down a couple of paper machines late last year resulting in 150 layoffs, they're now permanently closing down the entire mill.

The economy sucks and the papermaking industry has been taking a hit for years. The mill that my father works at makes coated paper products for magazines and catalogs, for some ignorant reason the management of the mill thought it was a great idea to run above production quotas for a significant portion of last year, so the mill had product sitting in the warehouse that the customers would eventually need instead of running at quota and making paper as the customer needs it. They've temporarily cut back on hours for production while keeping the power plants running continuously so they're now only making paper when electricity is cheap so they pay less for electricty and during peak hours they're selling electricity to the grid.

Thankfully this mill has some very well establish printers that produce MAJOR publications so the liklihood of the second mill shutting down is slim, but still, this town was built around the papermills, for many people it is all they have known. I'm sure there are many people in town now wondering what they're going to do next. It is just a horrible helpless feeling